Rees-Mogg is “worried” by reports that working families will lose money. Plus: how should May pitch for Labour voters? And why he is “always on good behaviour.”
Posts Tagged: Universal Credit
The prospect of millions of families losing out financially makes ministers jittery – as, presumably, those briefing the press intend.
The Shadow Chancellor says it’s “in shambles” and “iniquitous”.
Alok Sharma: Go to jobcentres, listen to claimants and staff – and you’ll hear the case for Universal Credit loud and clear
The legacy benefits system is a mix of six benefits, has three cliff-edges – and punishes extra hours. It lets people down and holds them back.
“I remember the single mother who told me she wanted to get into the workplace…but the JobCentre had told her she’d be better off on benefits.”
Corbyn united the Tory tribe by describing it as sullen.
This is a robust, Conservative policy that enhances the stability of our society by encouraging and supporting prudent financial decision-making.
Plus: The Sports Minister speaks to a stranger on the tube. Phone-in callers back Universal Credit. And: It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home…
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
Adopting the lexicon of the left muddles our thinking and undermines proper understanding of our positions.
I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
The high Council Tax taper in Lambeth, Brent, Harrow, and Waltham Forest means less incentive to come off benefits and into work.
People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
Whatever you believe, there is force in the claim that truth sets you free. But this Christmas, as at other times, it comes with a cost.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.