Well, new Tory MP Heidi Allen’s maiden speech will have gone down like a cup of cold sick in the Treasury. Her withering attack on tax credit reform accused Osborne, among other things, of being “out of touch” and “betraying who we are“. And asking “how many of us really know what it feels like?” is golden ammo for Labour. Clearly Heidi doesn’t fancy a promotion in the next ten years…
@lesterslams ? Am just checking I've still got a job!
— Heidi Allen MP (@heidiallen75) October 20, 2015
At least some people liked it:
Moving and important maiden speech from @heidiallen75 in the House. Important that we don't build our future on the backs of the poorest
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) October 20, 2015
Wow. A powerful demolition of Government's case for Tax Credit cuts – 'a betrayal' – by Tory MP @heidiallen75 Well said. Now vote with us
— Owen Smith (@OwenSmith_MP) October 20, 2015
I must congratulate @heidiallen75 on her honest and brave maiden speech. It's the first time I've heard genuine compassionate conservatism
— Mhairi Black MP (@MhairiBlack) October 20, 2015
Incidentally, Heidi was the MP who told LBC she couldn’t see Osborne as PM. Why doesn’t she just JOIN LABOUR?