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Martin Lewis hits back at trolls after ‘standing up for integrity’ during Politics Live appearance

Martin Lewis was a guest on today’s Politics Live (Picture: BBC)

Martin Lewis has taken a stand against trolls hitting out at him following his appearance on today’s episode of Politics Live.

The Money Saving Expert was a guest on Monday’s programme along with Northern Ireland minister Conor Burns, shadow commons leader Thangam Debbonaire, and ConservativeHome’s Henry Hill.

During the show, Martin weighed in on the prime minister’s future and the launch of a new UK political party, as well as warnings about unaffordable energy bills.

Talking about the Downing Street parties scandal, he stressed: ‘I want any government of this country to succeed.’

He then went on to add: ‘Clearly there was a failure of leadership within 10 Downing Street because we had party after party after party after party. And that means there is a real problem here and I would like to see the Prime Minister take responsibility.

‘We need to start giving people trust in our politicians. It’s something I’ve been passionate about for years…. When it comes to something like this, we need to refresh our political integrity. ‘

 

Following his appearance, Martin took to Twitter to hit back at trolls taking a swipe at him.

‘I would caution those attacking me after #politicslive that as I was standing up for integrity in politics I must be a left winger,’ he posted. ‘It’s not a good look.

‘I’ve met politicians with integrity in all parties. We need bolster that. I’m not a member or supporter of any party.’

Martin went on to clarify his comments, adding: ‘What I mean is I don’t cheer any party, I don’t have tribal feelings for them.

‘I chose who to vote for at election time based on policies and reputation. But any more about how I vote is my business :).’

Although Martin called out the negative comments, he did receive a lot of support for his impartial approach to the subject matter.

‘@MartinSLewis is amazingly good at staying politically agnostic,’ one penned.

‘The fact that he can clearly take politics out of this and frame it as right v wrong says much for the perilous state of Johnson.’

Another wrote: ‘I thought you were being realistic, helpful, informative. Integrity is what we all would like to see in all our politicians, services, etc. Thank you.’


Credit: Original article published here.

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