Here we go again. Earlier this year, Laura Pidcock caused a stir when the newly-elected Labour MP announced that she could never be friends with a Tory MP. The reason? ‘I feel disgusted at the way they’re running this country, it’s visceral – I’m not interested in being cosy.’
Although Pidcock has since come under criticism for her narrow world view, it seems she is far from alone in her approach. Appearing on Pienaar’s Politics, her Labour comrade Mike Amesbury rules out keeping Tories as friends:
JP: Could you have a conservative as a friend?
So much for a kinder, gentler politics…