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I am starting to wonder if part of the motivation for #Brexit is that as time goes on the Tories have become ever more cruel during my lifetime
In the 80s unemployment was unfortunate and a price worth paying but regretable nonetheless but this has changed
Since 2010 the Tories have done much to undermine the living standards and economic security of most of the population
Allegedly unemployment is at its lowest since 1975 yet if this was true employers could not get away with shitty terms and conditions and real wages would be rising not falling the real reason the figures are low is that anyone working an hour a week is employed
In addition if unemployment was really so low and labour so scarce companies would invest more in labour saving capital equipment but they are not could this be cos there is in reality abundant cheap labour.
housing is another area where the Tories have acted in a way almost calculated to reduce the quality of life and security of most of the population.
George Osborne is the main villiain with housing. Numerous schemes such as funding for lending and help2buy infected billions in demand while doing nothing about supply. Osborne thus chose2 use taxpayers money to make a social problem worse to the detriment of all but landlords
In addition Osborne flogged off social housing and refused to replace it as it just created labour voters. The result higher rents insecure tenancies and higher homelessness
Therefore the Tories have worked to undermine the security of whoever doesn't vote for them anyway with the result you are more likely to experience spells of unemployment or become homeless even if you have paid the rent
It is the benefit system however where Tory cruelty is most on display. Changes such as the bedroom tax caused huge hardship as compared to the trivia sums saved
With disability but also other benefits the DWP routinely loses appeals and is therefore knowingly turning down applications of people who may be legally entitled to claim
The government response to losing appeals has been simply to make it harder to appeal and thus to make it easier to deny people what they are legally entitled to
However the greatest evidence of wilful cruelty is the benefit sanction regime.this has been shown 1// to cause great distress 2/ do zero to get anyone back to work 3/ costsl more 2 administer than it saves so Why allow such a system unless u enjoy making people suffer
universal credit has already been shown to have increased child poverty by 100000 in a single year. delaying payment by 5weeks is surely a measure the Tories know will cause hardship but most interesting is the timing of universal credit.
Universal credit is due to be rolled out to the entire UK at end of March 2019 coinciding with Brexit day which may well lead to many job losses. Thus many more people will be forced to make claims when there is already every expectation of chaos & distress 4 xisting claimants
It seems therefore that the tories so enjoy being cruel to poor people that they are pushing a hard #Brexit that will create lots more poor people and preparing to roll out a benefit likely to make the lot of the worse off even worse

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