“You don’t because you’re a politician, you haven’t got a clue.”Mr Burgon attempted to cobble together a response as the audience erupted into applause, replying: “Firstly I do live in the real world, I live in Leeds.”He added: “You’re right about the importance of small business and Labour does talk about it, that’s why in our manifesto one of our policies was to bring in paternity pay, maternity pay and sick pay for the self-employed.”But he was quickly cut down again, this time by panellist and journalist Susie Boniface.
She retorted: “They can’t take it Richard, no self-employed person can close down their company and take a year off because they’ve had a child”It was not the only time Mr Burgon was mocked by the Question Time audience.
Cutting through the Labour MP’s statement, the audience member said: “What about people who work for themselves and run businesses and employ people? You live in a Westminster bubble where you don’t know the real world."You don’t pay business rates you don’t pay pensions, you’re in a bubble."He added: “You’ve got to start realising there are people who are self-employed in this country that generate growth.
Whether they employ one person or 50 people.“All I ever hear is ‘let’s look after the public sector’.“Do you know what it’s like running your own business?
We are scanning all the details as bookings are made through coupon issued by Parliament,” said an Air India official.
Gaikwad had an open ticket with Air India and had booked a flight for Wednesday morning.
He blocked a seat on a morning flight from Mumbai to Delhi, which was booked through the Air India call centre.
The state carrier, which had grounded the MP for abusing and assaulting a 60-year-old Air India manager last week, first cancelled Gaikwad’s Mumbai-Delhi ticket and then another ticket that he had booked from Hyderabad to Delhi on Tuesday.Bescherm minderjarigen tegen expliciete beelden op internet met netnanny, cyberpatrol of cybersitter.The state carrier, which had grounded the MP for abusing and assaulting a 60-year-old Air India manager last week, first cancelled Gaikwad’s Mumbai-Delhi ticket and then another ticket that he had booked from Hyderabad to Delhi on Tuesday.(HT Photo)Air India has alerted its staff to alleged attempts by Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad to circumvent a ban on flying by booking flights with different honorifics and spellings of his name.The audience member began to heckle at Mr Burgon as he tried to suggest public and private sector workers should not be pitted against one another.He was quickly cut off by the infuriated voter, who was concerned about the needs of self-employed workers being left behind by the government.