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TOPIC: The DWP was savaged in just two minutes at the Labour conference

The DWP was savaged in just two minutes at the Labour conference 25 Sep 2018 23:28 #10305

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has taken a battering at the Labour Party conference. But it didn’t come from an MP. The DWP’s annihilation came from a member, and he made a better job of it than the shadow work and pensions secretary.
The DWP: skewered

James Colwell from Durham was giving his first ever speech at conference. And he chose to use it not only to attack the DWP, but to highlight its controversial new benefit, Universal Credit.

Colwell broke with the party line of ‘pause and fix’ on Universal Credit. Instead he said:

"Universal Credit has been a radical reform in the wrong direction. It has created a hostile environment, and it has forced individuals to walk a tightrope between poverty and destitution"

But then Colwell delivered the knock-out blow, which probably left shadow work and pensions secretary Margaret Greenwood squirming. He said:

"Universal Credit does not just need to be reformed… but in my opinion needs to be scrapped."

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