With the tragedies of the Grenfell tower block, the MEN bombing and the London attack in recent weeks, the government have been repeatedly (and rightly) praising the work of the emergency services.
But yesterday, they voted to successfully defeat an opposition move to end the public sector pay freeze. Not only that, they cheered themselves for doing it.
If you really valued the people who put their lives on the line to save the lives of others then why can't you put your money where your mouth is and reward them properly?
Money can be found, to the tune of 1.5 billion, to prop up Theresa May's weak premiership with the DUP, but not for these ordinary heroes who are there whenever we need them, but whose response is increasingly hampered by austerity measures.
That is the shameless hypocrisy of this government.