‘Stop Welfare Reform’ campaign news

PRESS: Cuts coalition government launches savage stealth attack on unemployed

Cuts unveiled yesterday by the coalition Government have been exposed as a dramatic attack on unemployment by Labour leadership contender John McDonnell. [continue...]

PRESS: New Labour’s Tory welfare policies prompt Labour rebellion

Labour MPs rebelled tonight against proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill that introduce workfare, attack the rights of lone parents and herald in further privatisation of the welfare state.
John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:  [continue...]

PRESS: Left vows to fight Welfare Bill tooth and nail

The Government has today published its Welfare Reform Bill. The Bill contains measures that will see income support abolished, further privatisation of welfare services and attacks on entitlement to lone parents, disabled people and those unemployed. [continue...]

PRESS: Labour Left condemns New Labour’s “reactionary flailings” on welfare

The Labour Left has reacted angrily to James Purnell’s statements today on welfare in advance of tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech, which is expected to include further legislation on welfare reform. Purnell’s comments coincide with the publication of the Gregg Review which recommended lone parents with children as young as one being bullied into work. [continue...]

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Stop Welfare Reform

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The LRC is supporting a broad alliance of campaign groups and trade unions against the proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill (currently before Parliament) and putting forward our alternative based on social justice and welfare for all. [continue...]

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