JO SWINSON has branded Boris Johnson as ‘sexist’ and with a sense of ‘Etonian entitlement’.
During the Liberal Democrats leader’s scathing attack, she also compared Mr Johnson to Donald Trump and said he is not fit to be prime minister after ‘lying to the Queen’ over suspending Parliament.
Ms Swinson used a campaign speech in London to lay into the PM, especially over the case of jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari- Ratcliffe. ‘Boris Johnson only cares about Boris Johnson,’ she said. ‘Boris Johnson doesn’t care about you and your family. When he was talking about that case, his words would be used against Nazanin at her trial.’
Suggesting similarities with the US president, she accused Mr Johnson of spouting ‘sexist, patronising crap’ by comparing top female athletes to wet otters.
‘This man isn’t someone our sons can look up to, that our daughters can have faith in,’ she said.
Parties’ manifestos don’t add up, says think-tank
NEITHER the Conservatives nor Labour have a ‘credible’ manifesto in financial terms, a leading economic think-tank has said.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies said it was ‘highly likely’ a Tory government would end up spending more than the party’s plans implied, meaning either taxes or borrowing would have to rise.
IFS director Paul Johnson said: ‘The chances of holding spending down as they propose over a five-year parliament look remote.’
And he added Labour would not be able to deliver on its promise to raise investment levels by £55billion a year as the public sector does not have the capacity to ‘ramp up’ that much, that quickly. He continued: ‘In reality, a change in the scale and the scope of the state that they propose would require more broad-based tax increases at some point.’
The prime minister said his party had a ‘fully-costed manifesto’, dismissing the IFS analysis.
Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the study, but said he is ‘very confident’ his manifesto can be delivered without tax rises for anyone earning less than £80,000.