DC refusing to budge on tax credits. Claims that the Tories are rebalancing the system, but they are doing it on the backs of the working poor, taking away tax credits from people who work hard and aren't getting paid much.
Many of these people are going to lose £1300 pa. The IFS said that the so called minimum wage simply cannot compensate . 4 million of the poorest will be worse off. They claim there is no alternative, but they have found money to cut the tax bill of the highest earners. They claim to be the party of the working man, but it is a recipe for disaster for the working poor.
Child tax credits another area. DC said they would be safe in Tory hands. An axe was immediately taken and by 2017 they will only be available for 2 children. The average family will lose over £500 pa. Claims the system is being rebalancing.
Small state? Let's have a look at what they are gaily doing. Another 27% cut to unprotected departments. Public service workers have had no pay rise since Tories came to power. Armed forces being cut to the bone. NHS in serious financial trouble which they are desperately trying to hide until at least the conference is over.
Redcarr? Nothing to help the steel workers there is already 9% unemployment in the area, which is much higher than the rest of the country. How ever are these folk going to find work?
Supported bailing out the banks but won't lift a finger to help the Redcarr company.