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Make Universal Credit Great! The Last Days of Amber Rudd……(?)

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No More Right Honourable Nasty Type.

Do politicians do swan songs?

One could be forgiven for thinking that Rudd in unlikely to stay in her job..

Amber Rudd warns Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt their Brexit plans will ‘collide with reality’

The Work and Pensions Secretary, who is backing Jeremy Hunt over Boris Johnson in the race to be the next Conservative leader, said both men would have to make concessions to win over a “difficult” Parliament.

And she admitted to being “surprised” that the two contenders had taken a hardline stance on leaving the EU in a head-to-head debate earlier this week.

Matt Honeycombe-Foster. Politics Home.

Now Rudd is making all kinds of final performance sounding statements about reforming Universal Credit.

Amber Rudd has change of heart over Universal Credit five-week wait and says it could be cut.

Birmingham Live.

Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt revealed that Amber Rudd, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has spoken to him to suggest reducing the time frame.

Jeremy Hunt said the Tory welfare chief “persuaded” him the five-week wait should be axed.

….on Tuesday, July 16, Ms Rudd confirmed her apparent change of heart when she told POLITICO’s London Playbook Live: “I’m talking to Jeremy Hunt to see what we can do and how we will address that. A shorter wait would be good.

“I would like to see if we can get more money into Universal Credit.

“I want to make sure that people who need benefits, particularly people who are coming onto UC from other benefits – so they are already dependent on a monthly pay – can have access to the money as soon as possible.

“We have done that up to a point, because they can now get advances straight away, usually on day one and repay it over a twelve-month period.

Rudd to the Rescue!

More happy ideas:

Said once, said twice!

 

 

 

Written by Andrew Coates

July 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

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  1. What could be coming is likely to be a lot worse than Amber Rudd. Although the treasury stopped her I do believe that she would have done more to reform and improve British social security if more funding had been allocated to the DWP. On the downside she did big up Universal Credit like there is no tomorrow even though she must have been aware of the suffering it caused.

    The real danger is that after a bad Brexit, if the economy crashes into recession, eternal austerity may not be a political choice but an involuntary one because the money to pay for public services, including welfare, may not exist and welfare, as the biggest budget (mostly because of pensions) is the first choice usually to make cut backs in as it was before from 2010 onward until the present day.

    Although wanting Amber Rudd might be the least bad choice to head the DWP from a bunch of bastards.

    The pain and suffering that’s coming year after year for the longest time is going to be severe whatever.

    Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

    July 18, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    • Brexit or no Brexit Tesco has hiked the prices on 1000s of products by 11% in the past fortnight. The price of everyday essential pasta have rocketed by 30%. Seedless strawberry jam is up an eye-watering 23 per cent to 92p. Puy lentils have risen by 152% – £1.42 to £3.60. Cathedral City Mild Cheddar, which has been increased by an outrageous 57 per cent to £5.50 for 550 grams. As Tesco like to say “Every little helps…. Tesco shareholders”.

      The Savvy Shoppers

      July 20, 2019 at 9:46 am

      • Our weekly shop in Tesco used to cost us two thousand quid. In Aldi, we got 124 quid change from a fiver.

        Tony and Cherie Blair

        July 20, 2019 at 10:43 am

      • Meanwhile, ‘working age benefits’ (JSA/UC equivalent) have been frozen for the past 4 years!

        Taahira

        July 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm

  2. If only she’d been in government for the last 9 years she could’ve have done something before now.

    JC

    July 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm

  3. Amber Rudd was honest enough to admit the link between Universal Credit and food bank use, something that none of her predecessors – Iain Duncan Smith, Damien Green, Stephen Crabb, David Gawke and Esther McVey – had the candour to do before her.

    Golden Orphe

    July 18, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    • @golden orpheus. Good point . At least she did make some limited attempt to make things less harsh for claimants. And did admit the foodbank link, which McVey, Duncan Smith etc. had furiously denied.
      It make be that if Rudd goes, we will see the return of the Bad Witch of The North herself.

      ‘ For people who have been sanctioned, that helps them get into work.’ Esther McVey, 2015

      Alan Turner

      July 18, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      • The good people of Liverpool chased McVey out of town. She was relocated to a safe seat in the south.

        The Liver Birds

        July 20, 2019 at 9:37 am

    • It is a bit late for the 👿 late Iain Duncan Smith 👿 to admit to the link between foodbank use and universal credit since he is no longer with us.

      The Grim Reaper

      July 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm

  4. Amber Rudd is typical of the new breed of career politicians, rather than conviction politicians.
    Was it her or Justine Greening that couldn’t decide which party to join when she started in politics ?
    So much of what they do is about manoeuvring for political advantage rather than personal belief.
    Hence that pathetic U-turn on Brexit to try and save her job. She is just playing the percentages here, as always. But it won’t do her any good, she didn’t support Johnson for PM, and he has a long memory for this kind of thing.

    Jeff Smith

    July 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm

  5. SLOW MURDER

    Wheel-chair bound terminally ill woman with cancer of the ovary, colon, spleen and liver has benefits stopped:

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/dwp-stop-benefits-wheelchair-bound-18342226

    GRIM REAPER

    July 19, 2019 at 7:45 am

    • Total disgrace. What kind of a disability benefit system is this ?

      Sam

      July 19, 2019 at 9:15 am

      • A cruel, nasty, Tory one.

        Fred Harvey

        July 19, 2019 at 11:27 am

    • The biggest scandal is ‘Cancer Research’. Billions of £s have been poured into this racket over decades and yet they are no further forward with a cure. The treatment of cancer is also a £multi-billion ‘industry’.

      The Scambusters

      July 20, 2019 at 10:15 am

  6. “She had never seen anyone like him before in her life. The clothes he wore, the sound of his voice, the expression in his eys, all made her feel that she had had a momentary glimpse into another world – and she longed passionately to see it again, if only for a brief while.”
    ― Kathleen Winsor, Forever Amber

    Fanny Hill

    July 19, 2019 at 9:22 am

    • Only such immortal words from the classics can capture the drama of Rudd’s present turmoil.

      Andrew Coates

      July 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm

  7. UC is a joke.

    myfinalusername

    July 19, 2019 at 10:27 am

    • No one on it are laughing.

      It's the rich what gets the pleasure and the poor what gets the pain

      July 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

  8. Yeah I wouldn’t start cheering if Rudd goes until we see who is next.

    Geoffrey T.

    July 19, 2019 at 11:22 am

  9. You notice how Amber Rudd goes on about very minor ‘improvements’ in Universal credit as if these are wonderful. But doesn’t do anything about the main problems like the 5 week wait ?
    It’s all just smoke and mirrors to keep getting the main system through at all costs.

    Terry Harper

    July 19, 2019 at 11:26 am

  10. There shouldn’t be any need for repayable advances in Universal Credit. A basic grant of money should be available to tide people over until the first UC payment. Not something which is going to take half their benefit for the next 12 months. But the fact that they won’t do it shows the true nature of Universal Credit.
    Not making the benefit system too easy or convenient.

    ‘Thank you for claiming ‘ A.Rudd

    Dave M

    July 19, 2019 at 11:37 am

    • And it wouldn’t hurt if the DWP put the £10 Xmas Bonus back. Even Scrooge learnt the error of his ways, but not the DWP.

      Jason

      July 19, 2019 at 11:39 am

      • The unemployed have NEVER received the £10 Christmas bonus!

        Scrooge

        July 20, 2019 at 9:32 am

      • And maybe a small bag of treats that people could collect from their Work Coach at the last sign-on before Xmas ? Nothing fancy. Just some M&M’s, few mints, couple of balloons. With a Xmas card from the local JC manager. And they could make the Jobcentre’s a lot better if they did some sort of background music. You know like in McDonalds ? Be a lot better.

        Terry Chalmers

        July 20, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      • Bean bags in the waiting area, folders of Job Seeking Tips of the Pharaohs, and a Tote bag with the Little Book of Calm, truffles, and essential oil diffusers would be nice as well.

        Andrew Coates

        July 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      • Water dispensers and public toilets are legal requirements in public buildings. Neither of which the jobcentre have.

        Something Survived

        July 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      • How can the DWP get away with so flagrantly breaking the Law?

        Cynthia Fartawhile

        July 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm

  11. Universal Credit doesn’t pay enough money. You can hardly live on it.

    Darren

    July 19, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    • I think that might be the point Darren. Keep it low, so you have to go.

      Martin Howells

      July 20, 2019 at 12:21 pm

  12. But really it’s all about this government making its own people work. Doesn’t matter if they don’t want to or not.
    Work,work,work,work…….

    Fred Morton

    July 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    • But Fred, can they really get away with making people work who quite simply do not want to work?

      Shamina A

      July 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

      • It seems they can. And I ask this, is it morally right to force someone to work, who doesn’t want to work ?

        Fred Moreton

        July 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      • Of course it is not, Fred. Forcing a human being to work against their will is morally repugnant.

        Dafeenah

        July 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    • They’re going one better than Jesus! The son of God only commanded that a disabled man pick up his bed and walk, whereas the government these days are demanding that the sick and disabled pick up their beds and walk to work! Even if there is no suitable work or any work that rewards them with a living, in which case it’s open-ended volunteering for them for their own good because doing something, anything, is good for their health.

      John the Basket

      July 21, 2019 at 10:29 am

  13. Universal Credit appeals blocked by ‘error and failures’, charity finds

    Universal Credit claimants who suspect the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made a mistake in their award are too often blocked by ‘error and failures’ in the system, a new study finds.

    https://www.localgov.co.uk/Universal-Credit-appeals-blocked-by-error-and-failures-charity-finds/47827

    amber.rudd.mp@parliament.uk

    July 20, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    • This is another DWP tactic. Constant delay and frustration of the claimant. And the old whoops! we’ve lost the file trick.

      Alan a Dale

      July 21, 2019 at 12:18 pm

  14. “This business of petty inconvenience and indignity, of being kept waiting about, of having to do everything at other people’s convenience, is inherent in working-class life. A thousand influences constantly press a working man down into a passive role. He does not act, he is acted upon. He feels himself the slave of mysterious authority and has a firm conviction that ‘they’ will never allow him to do this, that, and the other. Once when I was hop-picking I asked the sweated pickers (they earn something under sixpence an hour) why they did not form a union. I was told immediately that ‘they’ would never allow it. Who were ‘they’? I asked. Nobody seemed to know, but evidently ‘they’ were omnipotent.”
    ― George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

    Danny

    July 21, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    • ♫ Like a bird on the wire,
      Like a drunk in a midnight choir
      I have tried in my way to be free. ♫

      — Leonard Cohen, Bird on the Wire

      Leonard Cohen

      July 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm

  15. Why did welfarecentral close down?

    wham bar

    July 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    • Who knows – there was never any reason given. The site just went off air mid-post without a by your leave.

      Comply or Die

      July 21, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    • Smaller, independent web sites are being forced offline. It is being down in subtle ways though many that you wouldn’t be aware off unless you are a webmaster trying to run one. The latest wheeze is the push to ‘secure’ https. Not saying that is the reason that welfare central closed down but welfare central is an ‘insecure’ http site. As if that is not enough TLS 1.3 is being pushed in particular by three-letter agency front, the CDN (content delivery network) CDN. Protocols are being deprecated* and ‘updated’ to force smaller, independent web sites off-line. It also means that ‘older’ browsers will be forced out of business too. Google are also pushing DNS over https via Cloudfare so that they are gather everyone’s browsing history. At the end of the day all that will be left of the internet are the giant behemoths Google, Cloudfare, Facebook etc. And we will all be pushed onto the God-awful Google Chrome browser. It doesn’t look good.

      IT Consultant

      July 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      • All people need to do is to get their websites hosted on a server that implements https. (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets.) Pretty much every web server can do this, i.e., Internet Information Services or Apache, on any operating system you can shake a stick at, closed source or open source. The reason that https is becoming the de facto protocol is because users want a more secure connection this encrypts the packets exchanged between the user’s browser and web server to make it much more difficult to scrutinise what is being passed between server and client: if your website is hosted using http then it should be only a few moments work to switch over to https on any modern web server. This does mean that users have to update their browsers and operating systems in order to meet new standards, including higher standards of encryption, which is easy to do and has no cost whatsoever if you use open source OS, e.g., Linux, and browsers, e.g., Firefox.

        As far as browsers go I prefer Opera, a closed source although completely free browser which wipes the floor with Microsoft’s Edge or Apple’s Safari.

        I don’t know about the rest of you but I can do with all the privacy online that I can get.

        Frogmore Pritchard - President of the Society for Completely Different Reasons

        July 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      • https (the locked padlock) is really intended for banking sites, entering your debit/credit numbers on web pages, etc. https incurs a browser and network overhead i.e it slows things down.

        Favinna

        July 22, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      • Https is a bit slower at the beginning when certificates and encryption keys are exchanged after which it make little difference. If you’ve got a reasonably modern computer (less than ten years old), with an up to date operating system and browser, you won’t notice much of a slow down. Certainly far less than you got when you updated your BIOS/Intel-microcode to guard yourself against Meltdown/Spectre/Side-channel attacks.

        Frogmore Pritchard - President of the Society for Completely Different Reasons

        July 22, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    • As if that is not enough TLS 1.3 is being pushed in particular by three-letter agency front, the CDN (content delivery network) CDN, Cloudfare.

      IT Consultant

      July 21, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    • *Google actually went as far as using a deprecated protocol on youtube to screw up other browsers.

      IT Consultant

      July 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      • The Chinese use a lot of those, deprecated protocols. Enables them to influence the flow of data.

        John Harrington

        July 22, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    • A bunch of leftie gay antifa snowflakes had us taken down.

      The Finnster

      July 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    • Bloody top site that was!

      BoJo

      July 21, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      • Come on Boris. You spent most of your days in Damien Green’d office working up a head of steam perusing sites like Busty Blonde Bimbos and Disco Dollies during your days as Foreign Secretary.

        Camp David

        July 22, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    • The Hand of Allah has struck down the reprobate website.

      Peace

      Omar & Dahiyyah

      July 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      • Piss be upon you and on your House.

        Paris Claims

        July 23, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      • “For the Sword of Allah will swoop and exact Revenge on those who Mock Him”.

        — The Most Holy Qur’an

        Repent my Friend for Allah the Most Merciful is All Forgiving.

        Peace.

        Baariq and Raafiah

        July 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm

  16. We are already missing the rabid, right-wing bile.

    Esther and Amber

    July 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm

  17. Trouble is once you change the 5 week wait and the monthly payments, what’s left of Universal Credit ?
    They might as well not have bothered, and stayed with JSA.

    Dave Blunt

    July 22, 2019 at 10:24 am

    • Theres the sanctions’,anyone can take one look and see whats happening.Nothing to do with the benefit dependent claims and everything to do with black and white thinking.All a product of its far right day,people have seen the effects its made on family life not dropouts as what was the talk.If anything Universal Credit has shown the bottom feeding Micky Mouse economy we have.The Conservatives have failed Britain has failed.The population has no confidence its heading one way to what looks to be a feeble argumentative couple.

      ken

      July 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

    • Very true Dave. Much better if they had just let it all alone.

      Fred Hartley

      July 22, 2019 at 7:22 pm

  18. And as for the 4 year benefit freeze, which was controversial enough. It was only ever meant to be for a fixed term of 4 years, and this was made clear at the start. So if the Tories are extending this, they are going back on their word that the benefit freeze would be lifted after 4 years. So this is not some great idea of Amber Rudd’s.

    John Taylor

    July 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

    • 2019 was the last year of the benefit freeze? You would be expecting a token 1% increase in 2020. They can extend this seriously. Prices of essentials are going to the Moon. Tesco has increased their prices by 11% on average in the past two weeks alone.

      Frozen

      July 22, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      • And, even worse, for most people rents always go up quite a bit every year.

        Yahoo Serious

        July 22, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    • *They can extend this seriously.

      Frozen

      July 22, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    • *They can’t extend this seriously.

      Frozen

      July 22, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      • The cold never bothered me anyway.

        Elsa

        July 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm

  19. UC is a joke,. it has mess up my pension NIC for the last tax year, we phoned up the place, we need to contact the job centre. it will get sorted out. because I have not been sanction,

    myfinalusername

    July 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm

  20. If Libs go for the Bedroom Tax, and Benefit sanctioning supporting Jo Swinson as their Leader, they can all give up any hope of gong anywhere, in electoral terms,

    And she is no use to this country, either.

    Totally dishonest. You can’t demand Scotchland stay in EU, but demand Scotchland stay in UK that is about to leave EU.

    You are either for Scothland… or against.. and the Libs, have made it clear, they are against!

    But at least she’ll have a better platform to push for her Thatcher statue.

    Sir Vince Cable

    July 22, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    • Indeed! Jo was unwavering and resolute in her support of austerity and benefit cuts. What an awful woman.

      Timmy Farron

      July 22, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    • You go Jo! I like the cut of your jib and the way you wave your hands about when you’re bullshitting! You’ve got a flair for flannel and no mistake. You seem to have no idea where you’re going or what you’re doing and no shame so would be a good opponent to the equally vacuous Boris Johnson. The Tory and Labour parties have now got losers as leaders and with you leading the Lib Dems… well… chalk it up as a hat trick!

      Issac Murphy of the Clan McMurphy

      July 22, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    • She is wasting her time, and telling lies to everyone else. There is no way she can keep UK within EU now.

      This odious little shit was on the wireless this saying that she would never form a government with Corbyn but would happily jump into bed again with the Tories. She would soon change her ‘position’ on Brexit and jump into bed with BoJo or whoever if another ministerial limousine was on offer.

      Anyone with any sense will have no time for this treacherous Lib Dem Party.

      It was only after she got re-elected, with much help[ from BBC (she was never off the airwaves) many learned of he expenses claims for stuff costing less than 50pence… Yet she made a great many destitute, and homeless, with her support of Tory policy. But she made sure that she was well looked after by the State!

      Jo Swinson's Knickers

      July 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    • For some reason we saw multi-accented Jo(anne) on Channel 4 news, We’d lost the remote!!……What a cliche loaded spectacle, complete with arms flapping like a distressed albatross fresh from a charisma removal procedure.

      That is how you know that Jo(anne) is lying – she flaps her arms. It is a stress relief. And Jo(anne) is always flapping her arms.

      The Finns

      July 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

  21. The House of Commons is going to be a real Fool’s Paradise with Corbyn, BoJo and Swinshit all in place. May the Lord have Mercy on Our Souls 😀 😀

    Krusty the Clown

    July 22, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    • Johnson versus Corbyn ? Prepare to be truly amazed, and not in a good way.

      Helen

      July 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      • BoJo will flatten Corbyn intellectually… and physically if need be.

        Freda Hartley-Brewer

        July 23, 2019 at 11:58 am

      • I like the way Jezza takes a deep breath, near to the end of what he’s saying, and speaks the last sentence or two very loudly trying to sound passionate, angry and authoritative. The rest of what he says usually sounds like shit however.

        Chestnutter

        July 23, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      • I really wish Jeremy would stop sniffing every time he stops speaking. Blah, blah, blah, blah (Sniff). Awful.

        Hyacinth

        July 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      • Jezza probably doesn’t realise he is doing it – maybe some sort of nervous tick, throwback to some childhood trauma, like some sort of deliberate sabotage like spoiling his copybook deliberately or something really Freudian like why his mother never really loved him. Like Jo Swinshit can’t help waving her arms around when she is lying which is every time she opens her mouth.

        Margaret Fartsalot

        July 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

      • Jezza needs to take a few tips especially from the Tories. Jezza needs to learn to acknowledge the House when he before he sits down too. Jezza just sniffs, and skulks and shrivels away. Steve Webb when he was at the DWP had all the mannerisms, eye movements, etc. down to a T. Why has no one from Labour pointed out Jezza failings to him. Jezza, if you are reading this take note. And stop being such a useless sack of shit.

        Eftikhar

        July 23, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    • Universal Credit switch over finally set to start this week as Amber Rudd puts through up to 10,000 Brits from old benefits system

      UP TO ten thousand Brits on the old benefits system will finally start being moved onto Universal Credit this summer, ministers have confirmed.

      Amber Rudd told MPs that a number of people in Harrogate will be put on to the controversial six-in-one benefit system as planned, as she rushed through laws last night.

      https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9559859/universal-credit-switch-pilot-amber-rudd-benefits/

      ken

      July 23, 2019 at 12:37 pm

  22. The Department for Work and Pensions has made £80million of emergency loans to Scottish benefit claimants left penniless while awaiting Universal Credit.

    Labour claims the huge figure proves the “shambolic” new system is leaving people choosing between “paying the rent, heating their home or eating”. He called on Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd to halt the scheme.

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/dwp-gave-80m-emergency-loans-18458761

    ken

    July 22, 2019 at 6:04 pm

  23. But the DWP still believe that making people work is better than them being on benefits. Universal Credit basically pushes people into work, one way or another. It’s an ideology, and that is what makes the Tories and the DWP so resistant to changing Universal Credit. And why they will never voluntarily scrap it.

    Alan Turner

    July 22, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    • I agree Alan. The Tories have spent far too much money and it would be a political disaster for them to abandon it now. More realistically, they might have to reduce some of the actual hardship for claimants.
      So we might see some changes to the five week wait, maybe reduced to two or three weeks. And some of the really stupid sanctions, like being two minutes late to sign-on scrapped. But in the end if they are going to keep to basic idea of an online system that pays out monthly, there is a limit to what is likely to be changed.

      Tom Sutton

      July 23, 2019 at 11:34 am

  24. Once the whole 8 million are on Universal Credit, it is going to be a long and very expensive job to take them all back off again. It would take a really determined government to do it. Is that likely to be Jeremy Corbyn ?

    Fred Hartley

    July 23, 2019 at 11:37 am

    • Getting rid of the five week wait, reducing the severity of the sanctions regime, uprating entitlements in line with the CPI, allowing people to be paid fortnightly and have their rents paid directly to landlords if they choose, abolishing the two child limit on tax credits and making UC much less digital and much more personal would improve things a lot!

      Chi-Chi Rodriguez

      July 23, 2019 at 7:09 pm

  25. Universal Credit: MPs List 5 Persistent Problems DWP Officials Urgently Need To Fix
    Claims that people moving to the new benefits system would not lose out were false, influential committee finds.

    Government assurances that people would not lose out if they moved onto the Universal Credit system were misleading, MPs have said, revealing that many claimants have been left out of pocket by thousands of pounds.

    Claimants on Universal Credit faced a sudden drop in income – an average loss of £59 a week, or around £3,000 a year – with no way back under the new system, the Commons Work and Pensions Committee found.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/universal-credit-report-mps-dwp_uk_5d3599eee4b004b6adb2c672?

    The Conservatives have my vote,one of no confidence.

    ken

    July 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm

  26. Universal Credit seems dead in the water with BoJo at the helm now me hearties.

    Captain Pugwash

    July 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    • Andrew Coates

      July 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      • The shape of things to come with Johnson. Broad statements about patriotism and purpose. Stirring stuff, but suprisingly empty when you come to examine the detail. I don’t suppose he intends to do a single thing about Universal Credit ? Except perhaps have people who are on it transported to the colonies.

        ‘We send the EU £350 million a week. … Let’s fund the NHS instead’ – Brexit Bus

        Jeff Smith

        July 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      • The non-productive poor need incentives to get them to put their lardy arses into gear.

        Priti Patel MP

        July 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      • It all sounds like the “pray the gay away” message from 2010.

        https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/may/02/conservatives-philippa-stroud-gay-cure

        ken

        July 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

  27. What’s with Trump (and everyone else) congratulating BoJo on becoming Prime Minister? May is still PM. She hasn’t even handed in her resignation to HM the Queen yet! BoJo won’t be installed until tomorrow.

    Time Lady

    July 23, 2019 at 5:42 pm

  28. Hunt looks likes he’s just chewed on a lemon.

    Alan Turner

    July 23, 2019 at 9:12 pm

  29. What Is My IP Address
    My IP Address
    IP address
    Hostname
    n/a
    IP Address Location
    Country France (FR)
    ISP Department for Work and Pensions
    Connection Type Cable/DSL
    Timezone Europe/Paris

    Surina

    July 23, 2019 at 11:44 pm

  30. BoJo is expected to have more women and ethnic minority members in his cabinet. So seems like we can expect McVile and Shiti Patel to return to the DWP.

    Chahrazad

    July 24, 2019 at 7:07 am


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