Does the Labour Party hypocrisy know no bounds?
The Labour Party 2010 Manifesto (at Page 20) has the following promise:
“Our goal is to make responsibility the cornerstone of our welfare state. Housing Benefit will be reformed to ensure that we do not subsidise people to live in the private sector on rents that other ordinary working families could not afford. And we will continue to crack down on those who try to cheat the benefit system.”
The manifesto in full can be read here: http://www.labour.org.uk/uploads/TheLabourPartyManifesto-2010.pdf
Other Benefits changes described within the Manifesto and promised by Labour included the following:
“More people with disabilities and health conditions will be helped to move into work from Incapacity Benefit and Employment Support Allowance, as we extend the use of our tough-but-fair work capability test.”
Hypocrisy in words and post-Election actions indeed!