Angela Rayner, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, described Rishi Sunak’s visit to a homeless shelter as “excruciating” because he questioned a homeless guy if he works in business.
A homeless man named Dean was served a full English breakfast by the Prime Minister, who volunteered behind the counter to assist with serving hot meals.
The subsequent dialogue ensued.
The prime minister said, “That is just what I intend to do.”
Dean responded, “I am homeless.” I am a homeless person. However, I am keen on the business.”
The prime minister said, “Yes? What kind of enterprise?”
Dean said, “I enjoy finance because it’s excellent for the city, and when finance and other things are doing well, we all do well in London, don’t we?”
Dean said, “Like law associations and similar matters?”
The PM then asks, “Is that something you’re interested in pursuing?”
Dean answers, “I wouldn’t mind, but I’d rather get through Christmas first.”
He responded, “I have no idea, but I’m hoping St. Mungo’s can help me find temporary housing so I’m not on the street.”
Reposting the video of Mr. Sunak’s chat with Dean, Ms. Rayner described the dialogue as “excruciating.”
Lisa Nandy, the shadow leveling up secretary, remarked, “How out of touch could this prime minister be?”
“Homelessness is on the rise this winter as a result of the Tory economic collapse, which caused mortgages and rents to surge.” So perhaps Rishi Sunak should concentrate on resolving this situation rather than posing for painful photographs.
“The previous Labour administration came close to eliminating rough sleeping; the next one will finish the job and eradicate it for good.”
Jo Stevens, the shadow secretary for Wales, continued, “He has no idea.”