Unite on Osborne's comments over Philpott case

Unite on Osborne's comments over Philpott case

04 April 2013

Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary, said: "It is sickening to see George Osborne exploiting the evil of one man and the death of six children to try and demonise ordinary law-abiding people who are struggling to get by.

"He has demeaned his high office to sow hate in a desperate attempt to sell his so-called 'reforms' which are making 11.5 million households poorer while millionaires get tax breaks averaging £100,000.

"Evil exists in all sections of society from the wealthy to the poor. You have to ask would George Osborne and the Tories be seeking to demonise the wealthy with the same vigour if Philpott had been a millionaire?"