Last November as the second jobs furore was in motion, two of Labour's frontbenchers voiced their opposition to MPs having additional jobs. At the time we pointed out there were many Labour MPs moonlighting as mayors, authors, radio hosts and even musicians. This was apparently lost on Wes Streeting (then shadow secretary for child poverty) and Rachel Reeves (shadow chancellor). Both suggested that MPs should be barred from second jobs.
However, jump forward less than six months and both could be found presenting radio shows on LBC. As presenter James O'Brien departed for his Easter hols, both Streeting and Reeves did a shift each filling in for him. This, despite both of them having previously stated their exasperation that MPs could find the time for second jobs. Since making those statements Streeting has also been appointed the much larger brief of shadow health.
The hypocrisy was laid bare for all to see in our latest YouTube video (watch below).