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TOPIC: Mhairi Black smashing the Tories and the DWP is one of parliament’s finest moments

Mhairi Black smashing the Tories and the DWP is one of parliament’s finest moments 07 Nov 2018 04:20 #10839

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On 2 November, SNP MP Mhairi Black gave her verdict on 2018’s Autumn Budget. Her analysis slated both the Conservative Party and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). And her impassioned response has to be one of parliament’s finest moments. Because she slammed the benefits system as “downright stupid”, “ignorant, cruel and a deliberate misconception”.

“Scratch beneath the surface”

Black’s speech focused on what happens when you “scratch beneath the surface” of the budget. She described a budget:

Soaked in ideology, backed by mistruths

Speaking about the DWP’s most controversial benefit, Universal Credit, Black was adamant that it is “not fit for purpose”. And she tore shreds out of chancellor Philip Hammond’s assertion that he’d managed to ‘fix’ the numerous problems with the benefit:

The chancellor has announced a boost to the work allowance as an answer to these problems and he expects credit for it. But… scratch beneath the surface and we find that this boost only reverses half of the cuts that were made in the 2015 budget.

www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/11/06/mhairi-black-smashing-the-tories-and-the-dwp-is-one-of-parliaments-finest-moments/
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