Has George Osborne Opened a can of worms for his bid for Conservative Leadership


dkdkIt was refreshing to see Labour calling George Osborne bluff and chasing headlines and ideological assault on working families after he announced the slashing of tax credits in Wednesday’s budget.

The cheek of the chancellor to boasted that his budget would provide a so called new contract for the people of Britain. In a nutshell what he is saying is welcome back to the Victorian times of Britain if you are poor then go to the poorhouse to learn a trade or beg and get arrested.

So the golden boy has seemed to forget that working families on low incomes trying their hardest to do the right thing would be hardest hit.

kkksnThe office for budget responsibility claim that tax increases would be twice as big as any tax cuts over the course of this Parliament adding that it was a budget chasing headlines to support the chancellor to number 10 Downing Street.

It is widely suggested that as many 500,000 families would lose tax credits under the Chancellor’s plan adding that the so-called budget will expose the skewed priorities and failed to build a more productive economy.

It’s comes as no surprise as Work and Pension Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was jumping for joy in parliament when his chum announced the welfare cuts and his response to the chancellor the budget was a groundbreaking measure he introduced was enshrining the idea that if you work hard you should be rewarded.  Well Iain Duncan Smith can laugh now but remember this IDS those who laughs last laughs the best.

 

Here is a YouTube of all the Labour leadership contenders

 

Is no further surprise that when the Chancellor of the exchequer  and IDS attacks people for no reason other than it’s an evil beast, you put it down. When you have a politician that attacks disabled people and the poor for no reason, you make them Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

ndjfgklIain Duncan Smith (IDS) decides to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF). This fund helped disabled people pay for visits from professionals to carry out some of the more personal elements of their care. It also gave them the ability to employ staff who lived with them to support them. It helps disabled people to stay out of institutions and live relatively independent lives.

In its final weeks the £320 million ILF paid out an average of £300 a week to approximately 18,000 disabled people, but that’s too much to pay out. Much better to waste billions on some vanity project like a train line or new runway in London.Well, carers have seen similar things done with the “breaks for carers” scheme. That wasn’t ringfenced and there was a huge underspend which mysteriously vanished into someone’s pockets. As a carer I know that getting any assistance from councils can be a long process. Accessing one particular resource took me almost four years of constant fighting

Arranging for councils to take over the payments without ringfencing it?

kkdhfnThen we get IDS deciding to scrap the Child Poverty Act, the mentality behind this being that the numbers of children that are in poverty make the Conservatives look bad and there’s no chance of getting rid of child poverty so the best solution is to hide it. For me I have said that  Stephen Timms summed it up: “David Cameron’s government is trying to make child poverty go away by pretending that if you don’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.” IDS’s reply was … well who cares what IDS’s reply was because it will have been lies and smears and misinformation.

Still, he can’t cause more misery can he? Yup, he sure can! It seems the BBC Today programme has a scoop that ministers are reviving a secret coalition plan to cut sickness benefits. It has a leaked Whitehall paper describing the Employment and Support Allowance as a “passive” benefit which does not “incentivise” people to find a job, and proposes abolishing the work-related activity group (WRAG) category. If scrapped, weekly payments would drop nearly £30, bringing it in line with Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Yet again the Tories have managed to cure people with disabilities by cutting vital financial help. What a fantastic political party they are.

So the Conservative Party have got rid of child poverty and cured disabled people by cutting two vital benefits, round of applause for such splendid work. Now all we need is the report on how many people have died after being classed as fit for work, and we all know it will be a truthful piece of fiction, I mean accuracy that hides nothing, honest.hrmnud

When is Labour going to expose the actions of the Tory government? They can easily counter the Tories’ “Labour are the party of benefits” if they want to or have the inclination. It’s just that Labour seems content to sit on its hands and watch us suffer.

The film Brassed Off tried to show how the last Tory majority government treated our miners. The Mr Chuckles rant seems as relevant now as it was then: “So God was creating man. And his little assistant came up to him and he said: ‘Hey, we’ve got all these bodies left, but we’re right out of brains, we’re right out of hearts and we’re right out of vocal chords.’ And God said: ‘Fuck it! Sew ’em up anyway. Smack smiles on the faces and make them talk out of their backsides.’ And lo, God created the Tory Party.”

IMG_2534It’s very good to note that all four of the Labour leadership contenders have put themselves at odds with the party’s front bench after lambasting the government’s public-sector pay freeze yesterday.

Shadow ministers Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall all launched separate attacks against the four-year imposition of the 1 per cent annual cap that Chancellor George Osborne unveiled in Wednesday’s Budget.

Jeremy Corbyn, who has already vehemently opposed any public pay freeze, told the Star yesterday: “Public-sector workers have been hammered over pay and pension cuts, with threats of future job losses.

I put the challenge to the Conservatives to live on the 1% that our public services workers have to put up with whilst  MPs get a 11% pay raise  why not donate it to our public service workers now?

So this is what will happen  for the next Leader of the Conservatives and Prime Minister George Osborne very soon if David Cameron does not watch is his own back.

 

 

 

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