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“It’s only money”: That seems to be the Tory government’s attitude, when Tories are spending it. They wouldn’t dream of letting the rest of us have any, though. Contradiction?

That’s right – while you were watching right-wing buffoons arguing in the Tory leadership campaign, or watching right-wing buffoons trying to split the Labour Party, right-wingers were spending a lot of your money, attacking the poor.

Universal Credit pays around £3,000 per year, so the Tory-directed Department for Work and Pensions spent nearly 10 times as much money preventing seven people from getting UC than it would if it had simply paid them.

And the ruling is that they still have to be paid! In fact, one of the rulings was that the DWP wasn’t making its repayments large enough.

Worse still, the Department is appealing against all the decisions that have cost us so much money so far, no doubt on the orders of Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd.

So she’s spending even more of our cash!

And the Conservatives call themselves the party of financial responsibility. The party of delusion, more like.

Tory ministers blew almost £200,000 of taxpayer cash fighting seven single mums and disabled people over Universal Credit.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) racked up the huge bill defending three High Court battles that defeated its cruel policies.

In June 2018, top judges found the DWP acted “unlawfully” by denying top-up payments to two disabled men.

In May 2019 judges backed a claim by those same men, plus a third claimant, that said repayments were too small.

And in January 2019 four single mums won a challenge against a “nonsensical” glitch in UC that left them short of cash.

We can reveal the June case cost £91,529 in legal fees, the January case cost £52,446 and the May case cost £39,871 – a total of £183,846.

Yet Tory ministers are appealing all three cases – which means the bill is set to spiral further.

Source: DWP blows £200k fighting 7 single mums and disabled people over Universal Credit – Mirror Online

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


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