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Tory Universal Credit minister says he’s seen no evidence it puts people in debt. Because he’s not looking?

A few coppers and some silver coins: all the Tories think you’re worth.

What has Will Quince been doing? Spending every working day with his eyes closed?

He’s the minister in charge of Universal Credit – and when told research showed people on it were 70 per cent more likely to be in rent arrears than people on old-style Housing Benefit, he said he’d seen no evidence of it.

It’s a clear admission of incompetence.

Here’s the Mirror:

The research was from Citizens Advice, which helps run the Help to Claim service, chair Stephen Timms said.

Mr Quince said he would need to see evidence for that, “not just anecdotally but some actual data”.

He added: “The evidence we have is that it’s people coming on to Universal Credit with historic rent arrears which actually get paid off faster over time on Universal Credit,” he said.

“There is not evidence to suggest, as far as I’ve seen … that suggests that people are building up rent arrears while on Universal Credit.”

Okay, let’s see if I can find some evidence…

Universal Credit is increasing debt and failing disabled people, says SNP

If Tories don’t support abusers, why does Universal Credit push people to stay in abusive relationships?

Backlash against DWP as Universal Credit throws almost half of claimants into debt

Universal credit flaws are pushing claimants to debt and eviction – because that was always the aim

Mum’s court challenge against DWP demand for UC claimants to go into childcare debt

That should do for a start. A quick search of This Site turned up more than 100 articles.

So I doubt Will Quince’s sincerity when he says he’s seen no evidence.

Either he’s lying or he is incompetent. Either way, he should resign.

Source: Tory Universal Credit minister claims he’s seen no evidence it pushes people into debt – Mirror Online

Another minister quits over Brexit. Who’s next?

Will Quince: He used to be a minister in the Conservative government, although you may never have heard of him.

Will Quince, ministerial aide to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, has quit over Brexit.

“Who?” I hear you ask as one.

He’s the Tory MP for Colchester, and it’s no surprise if you haven’t heard of him because he’s only been an MP since 2015.

Despite being a Brexiter, he said he could not support Mrs May’s dire Brexit deal. According to the Telegraph, he said: “I wanted to support this Withdrawal Agreement, and I still want to support it, but unless the backstop is addressed to include either an end date or a unilateral exit mechanism, I cannot support it and so am resigning from the Government as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.

“I implore the Prime Minister to go back to the European Union and find another way, to make this Withdrawal Agreement something we can all support.”

His announcement has been met with – let’s be honest – fatigue:

It’s a good point. We’re all tired of this now – not of Brexit or the controversy surrounding it, but of the complete kack-handedness of the Conservative government.

Rather than continue subjecting us to a constant stream of incompetence and a dribble of ministerial resignations as one Tory after another gets a clue that they’re on a hiding to nothing, it’s time for them all to go.

Do they not realise that, by insisting on pushing Mrs May’s desperate “deal” on us, they are tarnishing the Tory brand forever?

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Tory MP’s humiliation over benefit sanctions after parking fine whine is delicious

About the best thing that can be said about Tory backbench-occupier Will Quince is that he once auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent to raise around £1,000 for charity.

One wonders whether the charity concerned carries out any work for people who have been sanctioned off of state benefits, though. It might mitigate the effect of this monumental Twitter blunder:

Owned.

It would be welcome if something good came from this. Perhaps Mr Quince will realise the error of his party’s ways and campaign to end this particular sanction against benefit claimants.

Ha ha! Sorry.

What a ridiculous thing to suggest.


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