At this year's Tory conference Jeremy Hunt defended the government's tax credit cuts, claiming they would make the British people work as hard as the Chinese. While Hunt has since claimed that his comments were misinterpreted, tonight Labour's Helen Goodman hit out at the Health Secretary for the comments. She says if things are so great in China then why did Hunt's wife Lucia -- who is from Xi'an, China -- move to Britain:
Given that the personal dig hardly fits in with Jeremy Corbyn's promise of 'a new kind of politics', Labour supporters have been quick to call on Goodman to apologise. Speaking on Westminster Hour this evening, Lady Basildon -- the Labour peer -- said Goodman should say sorry.
Still, this is just one in a long line of blunders for the outspoken Labour MP.
Mr S suspects this won't be the last we hear from Goodman on the matter.
Update: Goodman has now said she 'absolutely totally' apologises for her China comment: