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Tory MP slammed for saying “lazy left” colleagues don’t want to go back to work

A Tory MP has faced criticism for claiming left-wing MPs are “lazy” and “work-shy” for not wanting to return to the House of Commons during the coronavirus pandemic.

Writing on Twitter, Henry Smith – MP for Crawley – said MPs who want to continue working remotely are indolent.

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MPs decided last night by 350 to 258 votes to return to the House of Commons by early June, though many MPs (including Tories) are not happy – saying this risks the safety of them and their staff.

And, responding to Henry, former Labour leadership candidate Jess Phillips challenged the Tory MP to explain his views – pointing out that “lazy-left” MPs are actually busy helping people who are suffering due to coronavirus.

While someone else pointed out that the worst culprit for laziness is Boris Johnson – who spent the first part of the coronavirus crisis on holiday.

We hope Smith sees sense and retracts his comments soon.

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