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    Universal Credit critics, strange bedfellows

    John Major and Gordon Brown criticising the government at the same time about Universal Credit, spooky.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45817897

    Former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major has criticised the government's key welfare reform, saying it could cause the Tories the same problems as the poll tax in the 1980s.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45811239


    Universal credit: Brown says benefit rollout could lead to 'poll-tax-style chaos'




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    I suggest that John Major and Tony Blair and Gordon Brown get their heads together and form a new political party, because Major doesn't fit well into the Tories, despite his ex-premiership and Blair and Brown don't fit in the current Labour lot, despite them having been PMs . Major and Brown are really closer than you think, politically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I suggest that John Major and Tony Blair and Gordon Brown get their heads together and form a new political party, because Major doesn't fit well into the Tories, despite his ex-premiership and Blair and Brown don't fit in the current Labour lot, despite them having been PMs . Major and Brown are really closer than you think, politically.

    I very much doubt many people would join a political party that Tony Blair was involved in.

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    Now Iain Duncan Smith is on the case:-

    https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/un...a-funding-dwp/

    Iain Duncan Smith, the architect of the Universal Credit system, said 2 billion extra must be funnelled into the system amid warnings it could spark a political crisis “like the poll tax”. The former work and pensions secretary claimed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that increases in the income tax threshold should be scrapped and the money pumped into the benefits system, which combines a number of different benefits into one payment. Mr Duncan Smith said he resigned because of the decision to take money out of the new welfare system that has been marred in controversy since roll out began five years ago.

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