The Government’s brutal cuts to disability support isn’t ‘increasing spending’ Chancellor, but handing out tax cuts to the rich is

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Chancellor George Osborne

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Source: Hansard

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Many of us recognised in 2012, when the welfare “reforms” and other cuts to public services that support the poorest citizens were forced through parliament despite considerable opposition, using only the “financial privilege” of the Commons as a justification, that the Conservatives are on an ideological crusade, which flies in the face of public needs, democracy and sound economics, to shrink the welfare state and privatise our essential services. In a wealth transfer from the poorest to the very rich, we have witnessed the profits of public services being privatised, but the losses have been socialised – entailing a process of economic enclosure for the wealthiest, whilst the burden of losses have been placed on the most marginalised social groups and our most vulnerable citizens – largely those who are ill, disabled and elderly.

That the cuts are ideologically driven, and have nothing whatsoever to do with…

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