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.”
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:
Tory MP Will Quince, PPS to fireplace flogger Gavin Williamson, is the latest one to realise Maybot is useless. Rather than them all go one-by-one shouldn’t the entire Government just resign and let the grown ups get on with the job?
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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