VIDEO – Nicky Morgan flounces out of interview about cuts

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Nicky Morgan flounced out of an interview yesterday (Friday) when she was asked wether the government would u-turn on its £4bn plan to cut benefits to disabled people. She was asked why during ‘Question Time‘ this week she said the Budget cuts to the most vulnerable in society were only a “suggestion”. The TV presenter from Sky News asked: “The Chancellor says he’s committed to disability benefit cuts. Why did you say it’s a suggestion?”...

VIDEO – Corbyn attacks IDS ‘where’s his conscience been hiding for 6 years?

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Jeremy Corbyn isn't impressed with Iain Duncan Smith's moral awakening over welfare cuts. The Labour leader said: "Where's his conscience been hiding for 6 years?". Mr Duncan Smith resigned saying the cuts: "are not defensible within a Budget that benefits higher-earning taxpayers". But rivals have suggested the decision had more to do with inflicting damage on the leadership, as the Conservative Party tears itself apart again over the EU. MP Debbie Abrahams claimed Mr Duncan Smith...

VIDEO -Sajid Javid denies Government has cut disability benefits

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Tory MP Sajid Javid denied, during a TV debate, that the Government plans to cut spending on disability benefits which might hurt more than 640,000 vulnerable people. He was questioned about the Chancellor's latest budget on BBC Newsnight, he argued: "I don't accept for a second that we've cut spending on disability payments." Sajid added: "It's actually a recognition that you have a welfare system that looks after the most vulnerable in society. "And of course I put...

Shock poll puts Labour in front of Tories

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Labour are ahead in a poll for the first time since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the party, heaping more bad news on the Chancellor. The poll results will make grim reading for the Conservative party who have lost a lot of support over their cruel cuts to benefits to people with disabilities. The YouGov poll held after Wednesday’s Budget announcement put Labour in the lead on 34 per cent, the Tories 33 per cent,...

Osborne facing Tory revolt over cuts to disability benefits

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A number of Conservative MPs are ready to defy the Chancellor and will vote down his savage Budget cuts to the sick and disabled. He has been told that he must back down from these cuts to people with disabilities or he will face a defeat in the Commons. It is claimed rebel backbenchers have said there are “scores” of MPs fuming at the £4.4bn raid on PIP (Personal Independence Payments) and they have enough...

VIDEO – Tory Nicky Morgan’s Car Crash Response to Disability Cuts

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Senior Tory Nicky Morgan struggled on Question Time when she was asked a series of questions about the Government's £4.4bn cut to PIP (Personal Independence Payments) to disabled people, while offering tax cuts to middle class households and big business. Morgan, who is the Education Secretary, seemed to suggest the plan was just a "consultation," and a "suggestion" when it is well beyond that stage. Increasingly Tory MPs are trying to push back on these...

Disability charity forces out Tory Zac Goldsmith over ESA cuts

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Another Tory MP has been forced out as a patron of their chosen charity for supporting the ESA cuts. Now supremely wealthy Zac Goldsmth, and candidate for London Mayor, has been booted out of Richmond AID after he backed cutting £30 a week for people with disabilities. The cut reduces sick and disabled people's Employment and Support Allowance payments from £102.15 to £73.10 a week from April 2017. Zac's support for the cruel cuts has...

VIDEO – Chris Bryant makes dangers of coke joke at Osborne

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Today Labour MP Chris Bryant made a joke about George Osborne and Coke. Discussing, the Chancellor’s new sugar tax, he said he was glad Osborne had come round to the dangers of coke: ‘I’m delighted that finally the chancellor has realised the dangers of coke,' he said. Bryant alluded to claims about Osborne's cocaine use, which he has always strenuously denied, surrounding his alleged friendship with Natalie Rowe, a former dominatrix. See Video Here

After Budget Tory disability campaigner quits and sabotages party’s website in disgust

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A Tory wheelchair user, who has voted Conservative for 40 years, handed in his membership in protest after yesterday’s budget. He claimed the party is “destroying lives.” Graeme Ellis even went so far as to sabotage his own party’s website, in disgust at Osborne’s cruel budget and the damage it will do to disabled people. Ellis a disability campaigner took the entire website of the Conservative disability group with him, in its place he left...

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