NewsWorldPeople struggling with bills 'should get a new job,' says Tory chairman

People struggling with bills ‘should get a new job,’ says Tory chairman

MP and Conservative Party chairman Jake Berry draw criticism after saying people struggling with bills should get a “new job”.

Speaking to Sky News on Sunday, Berry said: “People know that when their bills arrive, they can either cut their consumption or they can get a higher salary, higher wages, go out there and get that new job.”

He added: “I think every household understands that actually the reason this government is going for growth is because when you are struggling with your household budget, as many households are, you need to grow your personal household budget.

“In many cases people’s pay packets, that’s why we’re going for growth, but you also need to manage your expenditure and I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the government to say that the public sector should look at its expenses in the same way that every single household is doing in this country.”

Responding to Berry’s statement, deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said: “These comments show just how out of touch with reality Liz Truss’s Tories are.

“Jake Berry thinks people consigned to low pay can simply magically upgrade to a higher wage job. This is a Tory crisis, created in Downing Street, paid for by working people.”

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