The battle continues
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.