Tories Backtrack On Minimum Wage

Boris Johnson has broken yet another election promise, before the first week of his new government is even up.

Johnson promised low-paid workers a significant rise in the minimum wage by 2024. This was less than Labour was guaranteeing:

But even that promise has hit the waste basket with shameless speed.

Johnson has now said that the rise will only happen ‘if conditions allow’ – which of course, his big business donors will tell him they never will.

The Tories’ claim to be the party of working people lasted only as long as it served to get Johnson back into power.