Daily Mail caught out, has to edit Tory Pidcock quote


lp laughLaura Pidcock MP cracks up during an interview with Owen Jones

As the SKWAWKBOX covered earlier today, the Daily Mail and other Establishment media tried a completely unmerited attack on the excellent Labour MP Laura Pidcock today over her absence from this week’s debate, confirmed at the last minute, over Universal Credit and the government’s failure to respond properly to its defeat in last week’s Commons vote.

Ms Pidcock was in Venice with the full permission of Labour whips; it was a trip arranged by her partner for her birthday, before she was even an MP – and Ms Pidcock didn’t miss a vote, just a second debate. She was there for the vote last week, as well as contributing to that debate – while the actual Work and Pensions Secretary failed to vote last week, failed to appear after the vote and failed to appear in this week’s…

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