People Who Aren’t Rich Are Now Called “Low Achievers”

Other | Wednesday 13th April 2016 | Megan

The other day, former Tory minister, Sir Alan Duncan, attempted to defend David Cameron after the Panama Paper scandal. He said, “May I support the Prime Minister in fending off those who are attacking him, particularly in thinking of this place, we risk seeing a House of Commons which is stuffed full of low-achievers who hate enterprise, hate people who look after their own family and know nothing about the outside world.” Now, if that isn’t a good enough reason for the general public to be absolutely disgusted and furious with that statement, then I don’t know what is.


It has caused outrage and people who work sincerely hard day to day have been really disheartened by what the MP had to say. A lot of people took to the internet with comments about what Duncan has said such as “@Jo_Bell: Low achievers? Anyone in poverty who can keep their family alive and well under this government is a high achiever.” and “@CourtneyHickey2: Apparently not being born into wealth makes you a ‘low achiever’. Nice one Sir Alan Duncan”.

If we could send a little message to Sir Alan Duncan personally we would tell him that we’d rather have a House of Commons stuffed FULL to the brim of honest and loyal low achievers than what we currently have.