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Damian Green knows exactly what his benefit cap cut means. He simply doesn't care.

Damian Green knows exactly what his benefit cap cut means. He simply doesn’t care.

Someone should do one of those ‘list’ articles – “10 ways you know your government is victimising you”. This would be in it.

Of course we all know by now – don’t we? – that the Conservative Party is carrying out a decades-long policy to impoverish ordinary working people and deprive them of any power at all.

This deprivation of benefit payments is part of that policy. The fact that the cost of living is rising is neither here nor there to Damian Green.

This has nothing to do with money, with the cost of living, or with politics as you may understand it.

It is about hurting you.

And they will go on with these policies long after you are so badly hurt that it is too late to defend yourself.

Get it?

The Government is refusing to review a new cap on people’s benefits despite the soaring costs of goods in the wake of Brexit, a cabinet minister has confirmed.

Damian Green said he would not take into account rising prices in setting the level of the cap, which drops today from £26,000 to £23,000 in London and to £20,000 outside the capital.

The Work and Pensions Secretary’s admission came as major food producers confirmed struggling families could be hit by price rises due to the falling strength of the pound – it has plummeted 18 per cent against the US dollar since June’s Brexit vote.

Asked whether the cap could be adjusted if inflation jumped above two and a half per cent, for example, Mr Green said: “There’s no intention to reconsider the cap”.

He argued that the new cap is necessary to ensure that households on benefits do not earn more than those with individuals in work.

Source: Ministers refuse to backdown on benefits cut for poor families despite Brexit price rises | The Independent

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