“Universal Credit is a blueprint for exploitation, forcing all low paid employees into a desperate competition for worst kind of insecure, casual work. ” Agreed – and, even though it’s a hopelessly expensive pipe dream that will never become a reality, the philosophy behind it – ” to create a flexible, casualised workforce” – will continue to inform Coalition employment policy until the end of this Parliament, and beyond, if anyone is stupid enough to vote them back into office in 2015.