A Conservative candidate has said that “nuisance” Council house tenants should be forced to pick vegetables for 12 hours a day and in live in a tent as punishment.
The Tory candidate Lee Anderson in the marginal seat of Ashfield in Nottingham said on a post on Facebook that “nuisance tenants” are making life a “misery” on the council estate that he featured in his clip.
He said, “I stood on this spot a few months ago banging on about nuisance tenants throughout this lovely estate and the fact they were making people’s lives a complete misery.
“People say, ‘they have got to live somewhere’. That’s right, so my plan would be – and again, this is just my own personal opinion – that these people, who have to live somewhere, let’s have them in a tent, in the middle of a field.
“Six o’clock every morning, let’s have them up. Let’s have them in the field, picking potatoes or any other seasonal vegetables, back in the tent, cold shower, lights out, six o’clock, same again the next day. That would be my solution.”
What on earth is this country coming to ??
This is an official @Conservatives candidate !!
Hang your head in shame Mr
— Ian Lavery MP (@IanLaveryMP) November 19, 2019