So finally we have the truth, or at least some of it. Pensioners, sick and disabled people, the young unemployed and the poorest families will all face unprecedented attacks should Labour win the next election.
In their election manifesto released today Labour have pledged to scrap benefits completely for 18-21 year olds by introducing some form of mass YTS or workfare scheme. They will force huge numbers of older unemployed people into compulsory training – by which they probably mean workfare – and the rest into their shit workfare plus a sandwich scheme. They also want to lower the benefit cap in some parts of the country, meaning that the soaring homelessness caused by the policy in London will be extended to other cities.
They will keep the despised Work Capability Assessment, possibly making it worse with the ominous threat of it becoming even more work focussed. This will…
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