“With heightened depression on our local high streets George Osborne deserved his booing”

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop, today (September 4th 2012) said that George Osborne ‘richly deserved’ his booing by Olympic crowds yesterday – and that it would undoubtedly be repeated on Teesside.

Tom said:
“When the respected Local Data Company estimate that the number of empty shops on Britain’s High Streets are rocketing – including Teesside where they estimate that 26.7% of shops in Middlesbrough are vacant – the 5th worst in the UK – it was no surprise that George Osborne was booed by the crowd at the Olympic Stadium yesterday.

“This news gives the real picture of how businesses in the UK and on Teesside are suffering under the economic policies of this coalition government. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a second ceremonial booing of Cameron, Clegg and Osborne at Middlesbrough’s next home game at the Riverside.”

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