A Tory MP told a one-legged beggar in a wheelchair to "get a job", it has been reported.
Daniel Kawczynski berated drug addict Mark McCuigan, who was begging outside the House of Parliament, according to the Mail.
Towering above wheelchair-bound McCuigan, 6ft 8in Daniel Kawczynski said: "Get a job, find some work.
“Yes, I know it is hard, I have struggled too.”
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The ministerial aide told jobless McCuigan to use a government scheme to help him find work.
McGuigan, a father of one who said he had alcoholic parents and grew up in care, told the Mail: "He told me to stop begging and to get a job.
"He made me feel really small. He was so sanctimonious.
"I can’t get a job. I can barely read and write. Look at me, I am missing a leg.
"I said that to him but he just started getting more and more aggressive. It was horrible.
"I felt very intimidated by the way he was leaning over me saying, “Get a job, get a job”. He was towering over me."
According to the Telegraph, Kawczynski, the tallest MP in the Commons, said he had offered the beggar "useful advice".
“There are better and more productive ways of helping people to spend their time,” he is reported as saying.
“He asked me for money so I asked him what he was doing to find a job.
“He said, ‘I can’t get a job’.
“He had difficulties in literacy and numeracy. I told him there were government initiatives to help him with this."
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