The bat­tle con­tin­ues

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WE’RE de­lighted that a wave of po­lit­i­cal hos­til­ity is fi­nally set to over­whelm the Tory abom­i­na­tion that is uni­ver­sal credit.

At last the penny has dropped, among pol­icy-mak­ers of all shades, that the cuts will in­flict mis­ery on mil­lions on low in­comes.

The re­ac­tion has been heart­en­ing since we re­vealed a warn­ing by ex-Labour PM Gor­don Brown that the scheme would lead to an­other poll tax fi­asco. It has been a huge step for­ward. Yet win­ning bat­tles isn’t win­ning the war.

End­ing the cuts and cre­at­ing a fairer sys­tem is the goal, with the abo­li­tion of uni­ver­sal credit a fi­nal op­tion should Theresa May be fool­ish enough to press ahead with what Mr Brown called the “cruel and vin­dic­tive” as­sault on the na­tion’s work­ing-class peo­ple.

We won’t halt the fight for a fairer so­ci­ety. Be­cause that starts with a wel­fare state that works for us all.

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