Here’s why you shouldn’t believe Labour’s opponents when they talk about benefits

A Labour government would break with the shameful legacy of the previous regime, which demonised disabled people in receipt of benefits. This is a disability benefits protest on Westminster bridge in September [Image: Nick Ansell/PA].

Has your social media feed been full of anti-Labour attacks saying the party will be soft on benefit claimants, if elected?

“If Labour get in, they’ll give £35k to benefit claimants” – that kind of thing?

If so, I think you should ask the people posting this drivel a few relevant questions:

Are these the same people who attacked Labour for introducing Employment and Support Allowance?

Are they the same people who attacked Labour for introducing the Work Capability Assessment?

Are they the same people who falsely accused Labour of piloting the Bedroom Tax?

Labour has promised to ditch the WCA and the Bedroom Tax in its current manifesto, and ESA would get a serious overhaul – but they don’t talk about that, do they?

It’s time to call out the naysayers on their nonsense.

So vote Labour on June 8 – for a fair benefit system.

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7 thoughts on “Here’s why you shouldn’t believe Labour’s opponents when they talk about benefits

  1. Neilth

    Another pr car crash on woman’s hour this time. If you’re focussing on a particular policy and making that the central item on today’s agenda then for gods sake have the bloody figures to hand. Corbyn needs to look at his team and work out who should be preparing him (and Abbott) for press and make sure they are fully briefed and have cue cards (old fashioned but reliable) with the facts and figures printed. So when the interviewer asks, as they are bound to do, ‘how much will it cost?’ Then a simple glance reveals all. Fiddling with an iPad to try to find the right page and getting flustered isn’t professional nor does it inspire confidence

    1. Gerard Rickett

      Yes @Neilth

      And when Michael Felon (sic) says the money for defence improvements will come: ‘From a strong economy’ (Like May did with costs for other policies last night) , or Hammond’s £20BILLION out from the cost of the vanity project known as HS2…

      And they’ve been having their questions pre-screened for the most part.

      May must’ve been fuming with Crosby during that show last night. And so, today, all they’ve done is mention the ‘B’ word (seeing as that’s all she got support for last night) and the ad hominem attacks on Corbyn.

      No mention of what the cap is, and no mention of the costing of any other policy (That they either get badly wrong, or refuse to give at all because they haven’t costed owt)

      Yet the media give them a free pass.

  2. Liam

    Jeremy Corbyn regarding the cost of childcare. The back room staff need to buck their ideas up and should have provided basic info. It did look very unprofessional!

    And keeping Diane Abbott away from the media altogether,, would be preferable.
    She’s a vote loser for Labour..

  3. Rupert Mitchell (@rupert_rrl)

    There will always be a small minority who will at least try to milk the system and they are despicable but by no means nearly as despicable as those who have everything and yet can’t bear the idea of some with so little getting assistance for which they so desperately need.

  4. Barry Davies

    ESA has been a disaster for the disabled and incapacitated, no matter what anyone tells you this is a fact, and the WCA is biased against giving anyone with an invisible illness any chance of the assistance they need, neither should have ever been considered let alone implemented, and whoever came up with the idea of sanctions should be taken out and shot.

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