Universal Credit: Starmer Accuses Johnson Of Alienating Britain’s Poorest

Starmer said that by implementing the Universal Credit cut, the government has alienated “the poorest” people in Britain.

Universal Credit: Starmer Accuses Johnson Of Alienating Britain's Poorest
Universal Credit: Starmer Accuses Johnson Of Alienating Britain's Poorest

Labour party leader, Keir Starmer has slammed Boris Johnson-led Conservative government for implementing the highly contentious universal credit cut in the country, amid rising inflation and a beleaguered economy.

Starmer said that by implementing the Universal Credit cut, the government has alienated “the poorest” people in Britain.

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He accused Boris Johnson’s government of “effectively turning on the poorest in our society” by terminating the £20-a-week uplift awarded to millions of people to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Starmer, who spoke on BBC Breakfast, said families “desperately need that uplift … to make ends meet”. He said the credit cut came “at the worst possible time because prices are going up.”

“This is going to drive families and children into poverty and for the government to [go ahead with it] is just so wrong,” he added.

The BBC interview was a perfect stage for the opposition leader to throw jabs of his own, having been described by Johnson during his speech at the Conservative party conference as “a seriously rattled bus conductor.”

Other high profile individuals, weighing in on the recent Universal Credit cut have criticised the government for a decision they believe is ill-timed and would push several thousand people into poverty.

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Earlier this week, former Manchester United skipper, Gary Neville, who accused the government of “divisiveness” said the Universal Credit cut would be brutal.

Meanwhile, ministers have been accused of “failing” schools following a leaked email which shows that ISS, one of the UK’s largest canteen suppliers, had recommended to school catering staff to “top up on long life, dried, tinned and frozen products” due to food availability being impacted by a shortage of HGV drivers.

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