Monday, 23 January 2012

Come on Labour - Defend the Welfare State

“We shouldn’t be defending unemployment benefits but demanding full employment. Anybody of working age who can work should be working and they should be being paid a living wage.”
Sounds nice. Shall we give it a whirl?
While we’re at it can we also kick down the barriers erected to exclude disabled people from the workplace; and pay those disabled people unable to work a decent income without the strings of re-testing attached.
Oh, and since I’m in a wish-list mood; can we have a Labour Party that doesn’t mirror the Tories on almost every issue of social policy!

Nye Bevin had it right when he said:

“No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.”

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