ALMOST daily we hear from Tory MPs and ministers about how important it is to stop the furlough scheme and get people back to work.

Even the Chancellor thinks that artists and musicians should retrain because there is no demand for their chosen profession during this pandemic which has been so badly handled by Boris Johnson and his Government.

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Thousands of jobs are due to be lost due to the lack of support from the UK Government and even more are threatened when Brexit crashes the economy, so why on earth does the UK Government think this is the right time to give MPs a pay rise of over £3000!

If this goes ahead it will be a slap in the face for everyone from NHS staff and all of our key workers, to everyone still fortunate to hold onto a job, never mind those who will now be queuing up for Universal Credit.

This Tory Government is completely out of touch with reality.

Councillor Natalie Don