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TOPIC: The DWP just breathed a sigh of relief. Labour has let it off the hook.

The DWP just breathed a sigh of relief. Labour has let it off the hook. 24 Sep 2018 13:59 #10288

  • TheFinnster
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is probably breathing a sigh of relief. Because the Labour Party just effectively let it off the hook. And in doing so, it whitewashed thousands of deaths.
The DWP: not a Labour priority?

At the Labour conference, Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and affiliated groups submitted topics for debate. I won’t bore you with the mechanisms but as I previously wrote, I was reliably informed that welfare, specifically Universal Credit, was one of the topics that had repeatedly come up.

So, on Sunday 23 September, delegates voted for which of these topics the party would debate in full.

www.thecanary.co/opinion/2018/09/24/the-dwp-just-breathed-a-sigh-of-relief-labour-has-let-it-off-the-hook/
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The DWP just breathed a sigh of relief. Labour has let it off the hook. 25 Sep 2018 13:50 #10297

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I wouldn’t say that Labour leaving the DWP out of a full conference debate was a sign that Labour doesn’t care about claimants. The discussion list does include in-work poverty which is in the area of “DWP”.

It’s more important to measure Labour’s intentions by looking at actual policies and not what is discussed or not at conference by CLPs etc. For all I know maybe the DWP will be discussed at some point.

Given that we need to get the Tories out of power fast, I don’t think The Canary is doing us any favours by attacking Labour so early in the day.
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