Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Labour Manifesto Called for Housing Benefit Reform

Earlier this month Red Ed Milliband piously called on the Lib Dems to block the implementation of the Housing Benefit Reform policy, claiming, “That is not what they came into politics for. I hope they will vote with their consciences.”

Intrestingly, the other day I was looking through the three main parties general election manifesto's. Upon further reading of the Labour manifesto was this snippet:

‘Housing Benefit will be reformed so we do not subsidise people to live in private sector accommodation on rents working families couldn’t afford’

The quote is taken from the Labour Party manifesto, written by one Red Ed Miliband…

James Purnell when he was at the DWP said he wanted to ensure “people on benefits do not end up getting subsidies for rents that those who work could never afford”

I would agree, £20,000 a year in rent is of course way beyond what the majority of us can afford!

I just find the barefaced hypocrisy from Labour breathtaking...

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