What has Labour got against people who work in McDonald’s? Last week we had Liam Byrne’s burger flip, where he slammed the same fast food employer for which he used to sizzle with praise. Now Andy Burnham has told the Unite conference in Liverpool:
‘What sort of message are we sending out when we say social care is the lowest form of work – lower even than McDonald’s.’
In the UK there are 91,500 people currently employed by McDonald’s, and many of them are at the lower end of the pay scale. These are people that Labour should be trying to win over – not belittling.