They do listen! Labour Opposing Welfare Cuts

Readers of this site will know that I was upset about the reports that Labour were not going to oppose the Tory Welfare Cuts. I said so strongly on this site and you can read that in the Local News page. I also wrote to Emma Reynolds Wolverhampton North East MP, telling of my concerns and the evidence of the emails I received proved the very point. So I was pleased to hear this morning that the Shadow Cabinet had insisted that Party should vote against the cuts.

The Cuts!I know that a very big number of constituents in Wednesfield North will agree to that change of plan.

Harriet Harman last night ditched her support for the Government’s controversial welfare cuts to head off a Labour rebellion. Stand-in leader Ms Harman was forced to table an amendment to the Tories’ welfare bill, just days after she said that her MPs would be ordered not to oppose the proposals. But Labour’s shadow cabinet disagreed, insisting the party should vote against vote against the cuts.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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