The secretary of state for Wales attended a meeting about the Bedroom Tax at the Welsh Assembly last week. A victim of the so-called ‘under occupancy penalty’ — an army veteran who was wounded in service in Northern Ireland — challenged him on the policy.
How did the cabinet minister respond? Asking him how he votes, of course!
“David Jones asked me if I was a member of a political party and I said no, I am not. He asked me who I voted for and I said that’s personal.
“I was fuming and I had to walk out of the room. Mr Antinow said that what he said was out of order and they started arguing. I think Mr Jones asked me if I was a political activist.
Sec of State for Wales meets bed tax victim. how dare he ask how a constituent votes. Chris Caruana walks out. outrageous behaviour
— MickAntoniw (@MickAntoniw1) June 11, 2014
Late Today programme legend Brian Redhead knew how to deal with Tory cabinet ministers who resort to this gutter tactic …