I totally agree and the fact that it wasn’t exactly slick only added to the mans authenticity. John McDonnell was very good yesterday too and opened up with the Governments disgraceful treatment of the disabled, which showed a willingness to attack Tories over cruel injustice.
"Well, for Michael O’Sullivan austerity was more than a word.
Michael suffered from severe mental illness.
He was certified by his GP as unable to work but despite the evidence submitted by 3 doctors, he was assessed by the company given the contract for the work capability assessment as fit for work.
Michael killed himself after his benefits were removed.
The coroner concluded his death was a direct result of the decision in his case.
I don’t believe Michael’s case stands alone.
I am grateful to Michael’s family for allowing me to mention him today.
I send them, I am sure on behalf of all us here, our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
But also I want them to know that this party, when we return to Government, will end this brutal treatment of disabled people."
At this point I should confess that I didn’t actually vote for Jeremy, for the simple reason that you can’t change anything without power, but we didn’t have much chance of winning in 2020 anyway so this is like a free hit.