The SNP Westminster leader accused the Prime Minister of inflicting a “tsunami of unemployment” on British taxpayers this winter as he argued the imminent ending of the coronavirus furlough scheme will force more businesses to the wall. As Boris Johnson reminded the House of Commons Chancellor Rishi Sunak has already unveiled a job retention scheme to keep supporting people and businesses during the winter months, Mr Blackford blasted: “People don’t want to hear excuses they want actions.”
“We’re heading towards a Tory winter,” he added.
The SNP MP then attempted to take a swipe at the latest Government’s controversial advertising poster, which suggested a ballerina could retrain to work in cyber.
He said: “The Prime Minister’s next job could be on the backbencher, he just doesn’t know it yet.”
But the joke immediately backfired as the Prime Minister replied: “One thing I will congratulate him on is the Scottish Nationalist Party’s support for the tiered approach, which I think it’s still their policy – unlike the party opposite.
“At least they’re showing some vestige of consistency in their normal gelatinous behaviour.”
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