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No lack of literature: Matt Hancock said he had received no letters complaining about Universal Credit. Apparently he doesn’t consider email to be correspondence.

If you honestly aren’t aware of the harm being done by the Conservative Party’s Universal Credit, you need to watch the following video very carefully – and then visit Twitter and monitor the hashtag #CrimesOfDWP.

That seems self-explanatory. Let’s not forget, also, that Conservative backbenchers have realised which way the wind is blowing, and are trying to stop Universal Credit claimants suffering further cuts in a vain attempt (and I mean that in more than one sense of the word “vain”) to save their places in Parliament.

But cabinet minister Matt Hancock, the Tory government’s latest excuse for a Health and Social Care Secretary, deceitfully denied receiving any letters about the issue from constituents.

Maybe this is true – but it is wrong for him to say nobody has contacted him because we know of at least one email:

The article states: “A Tory minister who boasted he’s had “no letters at all” about Universal Credit was sent an e-mail about it by a desperate single mum just three days ago.

“Joanne Sansom, 36, wrote to Matt Hancock on Thursday complaining she had lost £40 a week while caring for her autistic nine-year-old son Joshua.

“But … the Health Secretary – who has even set up an app to talk to constituents – claimed: “I’ve seen Universal Credit in operation in my own constituency, where I’ve had no letters on it at all.”

“Joanne said she was left in “anger and disbelief” by Mr Hancock’s performance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show – which she branded a “bare-faced lie”.”

Some of us didn’t need evidence of the facts to decide that Mr Hancock is a “bare-faced” liar…

And one of us remembered a deception inflicted upon us by the Department for Work and Pensions itself – the government organisation responsible for the administration of Universal Credit.

In it, two alleged benefit claimants extolled the virtues of the sanction system.

What a shame that these people did not exist! As Sue Jones puts it, below…

Can there be any doubt that Matt Hancock is another “fake character” – although of an altogether more tangible, and therefore more dangerous, kind – turning out statements that are just as fake?

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