Thursday, 11 December 2008

Labour - Welfare Cheats.

The following is a letter sent to the Daily Post and Evening Leader today:

Dear Editor,

I find it hard to reconcile the UK Government's committment to eradicating child poverty by 2020, and reducing the gap between rich and poor with James Purnell's announcement of welfare reform. How does reducing someone's weekly income from £89 per week (Incapacity Benefit) to £60.50 (Jobseekers Allowance) alleviate poverty? The truth of the matter is that it doesn't because moving someone onto Jobseekers Allowance when they have no hope of getting a job in a stagnant economy is just a stunt to save money.

All these reforms do is to make hundreds of Welsh families more impoverished than they already are.

It should therefore be of no surprise that these families are turning to Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales as the only party with a social conscience who continue to fight for social justice for the weak, the sick and the disadvantaged.

Yours sincerely,

2 comments:

Draig said...

Some Government muppet was on the Telly the other week saying there are still 500,000 jobs out there. Then they're saying that they want to "help" a million people back into work. It seems that someone in the Labour government has lost the ability to do basic maths.

Can I have his job please?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Apparently there are over 2 million people on Incapacity Benefit plus over a million (shortly to increase) unemployed with a maximum of 500,000 vacancies. James Purnell is in cloud cuckoo land!!