Tory ‘divide and rule’: Rishi Sunak jumps on the benefit-bashing bandwagon

Rishi Sunak: after blaming people who miss medical appointments for failures in the NHS, he’s now attacking benefit claimants for the UK’s economic shortcomings – even though most of them are in work.

Here’s another reason Rishi Sunak should never be prime minister – he wants to blame benefit claimants for his own failure to manage the UK’s economy.

The points made by Peter Stefanovic are self-explanatory but, sadly, nobody in the mainstream media or the top rank of UK politics seems to want to amplify them, so the public as a whole are exposed to an echo chamber of claimant blame – when most benefit claimants are actually in work or seeking it.

The fault lies with Sunak – not with the innocent people he is attacking.

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2 thoughts on “Tory ‘divide and rule’: Rishi Sunak jumps on the benefit-bashing bandwagon

  1. Gordon Churchill

    Liz Truss also speaks as if she was not part of a Tory cabinet that made decisions that helped to bring about and worsen the current economic and social crisis and calamity for many.

  2. El Dee

    This absolutely sickens me. What most people are unaware of is that most ‘benefits’ paid out are for pensions. The majority of people claiming JSA only claim it for a few weeks at most and that a large number who receive tops ups for poor wages are not the ones deriving benefit – that’s employers who don’t pay enough wages, that’s who’s getting the subsidy here. That aside it’s people who are sick, usually for a short period and the disabled. The people who are long term here are the retired and the disabled. As the pensions have a triple lock – I know but they are likely not to mess TOO much with their own voters then it falls to the disabled to get the worst kicking. They have done this surreptitiously by switching people to UC. This doesn’t provide some of the additional amounts eg ESA severe disability. The plan is to preserve the amount until UC comes up to meet it – this will take many years and, in the meantime, should your condition change either for better or worse or EVEN A CHANGE OF ADDRESS you will be treated as if a new claimant and will lose the amount overnight. This is no small amount either, it’s about £70 per week and a lifeline for those with a severe disability..

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