SHADOW CHANCELLOR Anneliese Dodds sparked a furious backlash online over her BBC Breakfast interview after the Labour MP made demands about the furlough scheme that left many feeling confused.
BBC Breakfast viewers were left distinctly unimpressed by Labour‘s Anneliese Dodds when she appeared on the programme. The Shadow Chancellor was petitioning for the furlough scheme end to be reviewed and applied differently for different inudstries. Ms Dodds was grilled over her demand for a coronavirus job retention scheme extension demand by host Charlie Stayt.
One viewer tweeted: “Here we go, no flaming idea on the economy when Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson have rescued the UK.”
Another wrote: “Anneliese Dodds would bankrupt the country even further with her no idea approach.”
One online user told the BBC: “Just watching your interview with Anneliese Dodds and all she did was criticise even though they were involved in the current packages.
“What I want to know is how they plan to get this money back. I just know I will be penalised somehow through increased taxes. Sods law!”
A Twitter user published: “Can someone explain what qualifications or experience Anneliese Dodds has to be Shadow Chancellor? Serious question.”
Another added: “Dodds about as much help as half a banknote.”
One person wrote: “It isn’t going to be easy, people are not that stupid nor do we need Ms Dodds stating the obvious.”
Another user tweeted: “We all get it and now Parliament should pull together to get it going and no point-scoring.”
Ms Dodds insisted that she wasn’t arguing for the furlough scheme to be extended “indefinitely”.
However, she warned that the job retention plan couldn’t have a “one size fits all approach”.
In that way, it could lead to a crisis of mass unemployment with many people entering the job market at the same time.
The Shadow Chancellor told BBC Breakfast: “I’ve urged the Chancellor a number of times to look at the scheme.
“We could have the same approach for the self-employed scheme and make it more targeted.
“They should either have a varied approach to the furlough and self-employed scheme or they should provide an alternative.
“They haven’t done that sectoral support, who are wondering how they’re going to survive.
“We were told there would be different sector deals, we’re yet to see them arriving.”