RISHI SUNAK shut down a Labor MP who praised French President Emmanuel Macron for helping people who have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak was attacked for not “doing enough” to help people who have been laid off during the coronavirus outbreak. During the Treasury Select Committee on Wednesday Labor MP MP Liz Kendall said: “The truth is Chancellor other countries are doing it and giving more. Norway is giving the unemployed 100 percent of their average income over the last three years. Sweden is giving people who have been laid off (percent. “)
She went on to say: “Macron did all of this at the same time and this Government is way behind. ”
Speaking in the Committee meeting, Mr Sunak said:” Factually the numbers would not support that.
“What he announced was a loan scheme of € billion. announced was a loan scheme of £ billion, whi ch is obviously more than that. “
Liz Kendall hit out at Rishi Sunak (Image: BBC)
“He is also only giving I think 1, 10 grants to small businesses. Not , (not) , .
“In terms of the overall quantum, I think on a benchmark basis as we’ve done it, it looks like a very comprehensive package. “
Mr Sunak also said that measures for individuals and families would be outlined” as soon as they are developed and hopefully we can have broad support for them “.
Macron on Monday ordered strict restrictions on people’s movement to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and said the army would be drafted in to help move the sick to hospitals.
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