Edwina Currie strikes again…

16th February, 2012 6:26 pm

A great spot from Alex Hern over at Left Foot Forward, as Edwina Currie returns to the airwaves to attack the poor. Edwina has form, as we’ve covered before – when she claimed that people didn’t go hungry, was taken to task by Owen Jones and attacked pensioners for making donations to charity.

I bet Tory HQ wish they could keep her off the air…

Here’s her latest appearance, where she manages to make someone cry on air.

Edwina Currie making people cry (mp3)

  • Tristan Price-Williams

    I’m glad she’s not in the SNP. She has the inter-personal skills of a rattlesnake. And she didn’t listen to what the woman was saying. She hadn’t borrowed money; she got in debt when she couldn’t  pay her council tax and utility bills. There is no rebate scheme for electricity, gas or water, and council tax rebates can take months to come through because so many people are claiming now. Why would anyone ask that stupid woman for advice anyway. I’d sooner as my granny’s cat. Eggs, Edwina, Eggs!

  • BachmannTO

    She jumped to conclusions without hearing what the lady had to say which was unfortunate, but Currie has a point about living within one’s means. Many people are in debt because they didn’t do so, and were irresponsible with their money. End of.

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  • Jeff_Harvey

    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

  • Robert_Crosby

    EC is a vile individual.  Always was and always will be.

  • Slakah

    If you own a £5 mobile phone folks, you definitely can’t be poor, so declares the great social commentator Edwina Currie of Liverpool.

  • John Cameron

    Surely Edwina Currie, who came from poor circumstances in Liverpool from which she extricated herself by winning a scholarship to Oxford, is allowed to comment. I came from a mining village and also lived under the working class mantra “Don’t get into debt!” so it is fair to ask why vulnerable people were allowed get in this mess. She correctly notes that too many working class women cannot cook – unheard of 50 years ago – and that they often spend whatever cash they have in pretty daft ways. Chris Mould accuses her of making “outrageous ­generalizations” but proceeds to make his own generalizations portraying all of them as victims of welfare payment delays. By the way Edwina was not wrong about the salmonella and there was serious danger in 1988 that Britain could have had an epidemic as the summer months approached. The hens’ oviducts had become contaminated with a new variant of salmonella and it was the usual case in British agriculture of “shoot the messenger”

  • maggie

    Edwina Currie’s usefulness to the Tory Party was as a loud mouthed publicist who would tackle ‘difficult’ issues until her lack of diplomacy and common sense finished her career. Subsequently she has used her ability to ‘tell it like (she thinks) it is’ to build a career as a ‘celebrity’ who can create controversy wherever she goes.
    I would like to suggest that there is something desperately wrong with our media allowing such people to continue to be given air time and consequently earn large sums of money whilst talking about further depriving the poor and destitute from any sort of humane treatment.
    Given the amount of air time she’s had lately, on Panorama and the radio, Edwina clearly sees the poor and needy as a useful moneymaking ‘issue’ to be exploited for all it’s worth.
    I believe the only benefit of Edwina’s existence is that because she is still perceived as a mouthpiece for the Tories, she must be loathed by other members of the Tory Party because every time she opens her mouth she gives their game away.
    Perhaps I should see her as the best weapon the Labour Party has!
    My preference however would be for anyone reading this to give a response of “WHO?”

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