Street Democracy writes:
The catastrophic collapse of British democracy is no more apparent then with the bedroom tax.
A fantastic obliteration of financial help, the poorest have been left with obscene debt and never ending rent arrears.
The Lib Dems, a real no point political party, are only changing sides to gain votes so if Labour win, they may join them and remain in Westminster after jeering the Tories out.
It is political spill. It is meaningless, no empathy death dealing politics by disconnected politicians who couldn’t care less about low earners and social housing tenants.
All they know is the bedroom tax is an unpopular policy and if they wish for votes they have to now regurtitate and vomit up their support for it.
The bedroom tax is a numbing exhaustion of financial sanctioning against the poorest families and trust me, the politicians don’t care.
David Miliband is a millionaire and has never experienced going without.
The bedroom tax with its invisible chains, is an invasion into the homes of innately decent and peaceful social housing tenants.
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The shadow work and pensions secretary announced the plan at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday.
Ms Reeve said that Labour, which says it will scrap the policy completely if elected, will call a parliamentary vote and challenge the Liberal Democrats to back it. Nick Clegg’s party earlier this month voted, along with Labour, for a private members bill to exempt large numbers of people from the bedroom tax.
That bill would exempt those who have not received a reasonable alternative offer of accommodation and disabled people whose homes have been adapted.
Labour is now pushing the Liberal Democrats to go further and back complete abolition of the policy.
Ms Reeves said: ‘The very first thing I will do if I am secretary of state for work and pensions next May is repeal it.
‘It is unfair, it is unworkable and it is on its way out – across the whole of the United Kingdom. Scrapped, binned, axed, abolished, put out of its misery, consigned to the history books.’
‘And for those Liberal Democrats who now say they are against it too, we will see how serious they are when parliament returns.’
Inside Housing revealed last week that Labour could scrap the coalition government’s flagship benefits policy Universal Credit within months of May’s election if elected.