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This is vital reading.

Universal Credit is a huge waste of money that victimises the poor for absolutely no reason at all… or does it?

The fact that areas where austerity measures like UC have been introduced correspond with those that back Brexit is highly disturbing.

Iain Duncan Smith was behind UC, and is a committed Brextremist.

What are we to think?

The Child Poverty Action Group warns this week that working families on low incomes are losing out on benefits because of the way universal credit works. Or doesn’t. This is just one more damning report on the “reformed” system which was supposedly efficient, fair and incentivised jobseeking, published six years after it was meant to be up and running smoothly.

The overspend is staggering. The National Audit Office concludes that universal credit causes severe hardship and “may never deliver value for money”. A good number of claimants are being made homeless and/or destitute. Many go through such brutal assessments that they fall apart and are unable to function. Kids are going hungry. This is ideologically driven social engineering, started by that grim and ghastly Iain Duncan Smith, a millionaire who seemingly believes poverty is self-inflicted, caused by fecklessness and laziness. Very Victorian. He could be a character in Dickens’s Hard Times.

Universal credit (UC) is the most unjust Tory policy ever. Thatcher’s laws now seem feeble in comparison. When she tried to push through the poll tax, which took from the poor and gave to the rich, ordinary people marched, the Labour left got organised, cities flared up, passions erupted. People beat down the Iron Lady.

What UC is doing to the vulnerable is far worse than the poll tax. So where is the fire and fury? The afflicted are worn down, frightened, easily duped, unable to rise up against their political masters. So they turn on the migrant, the annoying neighbour, the cash-strapped council and the EU. We in the middle class have been enervated, lethargic. We have not mobilised against the Tory blame game and war on the most needy.

New research by Thiemo Fetzer, of the University of Warwick, has found a close correlation between Brexit-backing areas and austerity measures. IDS is a hardline Brexiteer. That gives me the shivers. Was this all part of a long game plan? To deny people basic sustenance , tell them it’s the fault of European bureaucrats and foreign workers?

Source: Universal Credit is a crime against the British people

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