Boris Johnson unable to say how much care home workers earn

Boris Johnson floundered under questioning from MPs today as he was unable to say how much a care worker earned.

The prime minister, who famously earned thousands of pounds an hour writing a newspaper column, was asked by Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner if he knew what workers were paid.

“The prime minister once earned £2,300 an hour,” he said. “So can the prime minister tell us what is the average hourly rate of a care worker in this country?”

Mr Johnson failed to respond directly to the question and instead asked why Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, was not in the chamber.

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