29 January 2019,. House of Commons, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
The idea that my constituents are not skilled because they do not earn over £30,000 is frankly insulting.
It is insulting on every level to our care workers, our nurses, our teachers.
There are so many people who do not earn over £30,000.
I really think that that needs to be revisited.
Since I was elected I have met many people who earn way more than £30,000 and have literally no discernible skills, not even one.
I met none before - I thought I had met posh people before I came here, but I had actually just met people who eat olives.
I had no idea of how posh a person could be.
Waitrose is apparently not the marker for being really, really posh.
There is a lovely Waitrose in Birmingham Hall Green; it is the one I like to frequent.
I have not necessarily met such people in this place, although there is a smattering.
I would not let some of those very rich people who earn huge amounts of money hold my pint if I had to go and vote while in the bar.
Because they would almost certainly do it wrong.