A group of Labour Members of Parliament have “sung” a Christmas “song”. MPs involved include former Shadow Minister Dan Jarvis and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner. The song protests businesses cutting staff perks due to the increase in the minimum wage to the National Living Wage.
People have taken umbrage at the song for many reasons, including the fact that two of the targeted companies – John Lewis and Waitrose – are renowned for the fair way they treat their workers, and for their seasonal bonuses every year.
One user, Owen Evans, tweeted:
“Tesco gave me a job…I’d rather go into Christmas employed than not.”
The Labour Party’s press office were fast to distance themselves from the song, stressing that it “has nothing to do with the Labour Party”