News of a £29 million pot for the Festival of Brexit went down as well as you’d expect
After the better part of a year fighting coronavirus and with a damaging Brexit just over a month away, the Chancellor’s upcoming spending review has been said to contain some shocks, including a pay freeze for the UK’s public sector workers.
Following in the wake of an announced pay rise for MPs of £3000, the news has caused understandable uproar, but an extra kick to the soft parts may be delivered if leaked news of a £29 million pot to run the Festival of Brexit turns out to be true.
The story went down like finding a used mask in your food delivery, and these tweets are a very good snapshot of what people have been saying.
The Government said they couldn’t find £20m to feed hungry children over the school holidays, but they can find £29m for a festival of Brexit. Something is very wrong about their priorities…
— Luke Pollard MP (@LukePollard) November 24, 2020
Me, happily planning a Festival of Brexit. pic.twitter.com/nNvxK61SeB
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 24, 2020
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 24, 2020
Festival of Brexit – I hear that it will be a festival where you refuse to pay entry while demanding unlimited access to all events
— Tal Ofer טל עופר تل عوفر (@TalOfer) November 24, 2020
Nice. That’s the annual salary of over 1000 NHS nurses. Or a small pay rise for every single one of them. https://t.co/HKQC98dogD
— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) November 24, 2020
“You’re not on the Festival of Brexit guest list and you look a bit foreign. On yer bike, son”. pic.twitter.com/5wDPZb0KxY
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) November 24, 2020
WHAT THERE ISN’T MONEY FOR:
Paying public sector workers
WHAT THERE IS MONEY FOR:
Celebrating the catastrofuck that’s wrecked our country https://t.co/IFiiHbgrMo
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 24, 2020
— Femi😷 (@Femi_Sorry) November 24, 2020
Having a Festival of Brexit sounds about as appropriate as a Festival of Icebergs after the Titanic.
— Katy (@KatyJayne101) November 24, 2020
Ok, so it was worth starving those schoolchildren after all. Fair play.https://t.co/5BuY2zJOlV
— 🏳️🌈 Mary ChristMax 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) November 24, 2020