Independent TV

Showing now | News

Tory MP calls striking rail workers ‘Putin’s friends’


Tory MP calls striking rail workers ‘Putin’s friends’

A senior Conservative MP has called striking rail workers “Putin’s friend”.

Tobias Ellwood made the bizarre remark on Wednesday (22 June) as the UK prepares for two more days of industrial action by RMT members on Thursday and Saturday.

“The one government in Europe that is actually standing up to [Vladimir] Putin is completely distracted in this way,” Mr Ellwood said.

“I say to the unions, please don’t be Putin’s friend. Return to the talks today so we can get the country moving again.”

Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Up next

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in