Labour, Welfare Cuts and “The Truth” Michael Moulding May 2, 2013 Politics 2204 Comments The Community Action Party (CAP) based in Wigan, Lancashire have criticised the Labour Party for their deception in opposing welfare cuts but yet in Council’s they control, Community Action say, not only have Labour readily implemented the cuts but have made decisions in their Councils that have made these cuts worse. The Community Action Party highlight decisions made by Labour-controlled Wigan Council as an example where the local Labour MP’s have opposed the Tory welfare cuts but yet the Labour Council in Wigan have made these cuts worse. CAP say that Labour Council’s across the country, in Greater Manchester and in Wigan are happily implementing the cuts, making them deeper, then blaming the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government. Labour MP for Makerfield Yvonne Fovargue (pictured) in recent local newspapers expresses concern about “The Bedroom Tax” and its impact on the vulnerable, yet, what she fails to tell you is that her husband, Labour Councillor Paul Kenny, voted to increase council rents by 5.6% at a recent Wigan Council meeting, effectively increasing “The Bedroom Tax” by the same amount. The Community Action Party have called on Labour to confirm that those affected by “The Bedroom Tax” and unable to pay will not be evicted from their homes by their Council’s as a result because of their alleged opposition to this “punitive” tax. In Wigan, the Labour Council have refused to back the plan unlike Brighton & Hove Council controlled by the Green Party and Scottish Nationalist Council’s in Scotland, who have all confirmed those affected by “The Bedroom Tax” and unable to pay will not be evicted. The Community Action Party also point out that Labour Council’s and their officers happily use the Tory rhetoric of “under occupancy rules” in stark contradiction to the Labour politicians themselves. In Wigan, CAP say that Labour have implemented and passed on the full cut to Council Tax Benefit Support by the full 20%, onto those who get benefit and make no effort to absorb part or all of the cut. This is while local Labour MP’s express concern about this cut and its impact blaming the ConDem government at the same time Labour-controlled Wigan Council quote in local media by making threats to those affected by the cut with legal action if they fail to pay up. The Community Action Party say another example of Labour saying one thing then doing another again is illustrated in Wigan where Labour made a decision to withdraw the right of appeal for those claiming “Discretionery Housing Payments” to help with “The Bedroom Tax”. On a national level the Community Action Party have noted that Labour have not said they will reverse a single decision made by this government on the savage welfare cuts. CAP say they have not done this because they believe Labour despite their rhetoric have no intentions of reversing any of the cuts. Michael Moulding, Deputy Leader of the Community Action Party, who is responsible for collecting tens of thousands of signatures opposing savage welfare cuts says “Labour cannot be trusted. Look at what their Council’s are doing in comparison to what their local MP’s are saying and you will find contradictions all over the place. Labour are in a muddle over welfare cuts because they are being dragged by a right-wing agenda. Their political opportunism comes before the vulnerable they purport to represent. They have not said they will reverse a single cut made by this savage ConDem government.Their silence on this speaks volumes.” To sign Michael Mouldings petitions as follows :- Stop the abolition of Disability Living Allowance – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38182 Repeal the Welfare Reform Act 2012 – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41600 Increase Benefits by Rate of Inflation – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42863 Repeal the Benefits Uprating Bill 2012 – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44128 Mansion Tax for Disabled People – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/46348 To follow the Community Action Party on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/COMMUNITYACTIONPTY 2,204 Responses Pete Hodge May 2, 2013 Why are you surprised. Labour don’t care about people, only themselves. They are no different to the Tories, self centered oblivious to the electorate they are supposed to represent.. Log in to Reply Mr Atherton May 2, 2013 this cap group seem to be trying labour for all the cuts, instead of getting at labour get at the people who is doing this .ITS THIS GOVERNMENT , NOT LABOUR . yes labour is doing the cuts, they have to even when they dont want to , no they wont reverse them once things have been out there it would be hard to put things back ,look what thatcher did all those years ago yet what she did is still having affect today . do you want this crap government to be there next time . you will never be in power but you want a party that will help us all , yes labour do wrong things , like all governments but under tory ,they only look after the rich and they put more and more out of work, the lies they keep saying about labour the figures they keep saying are all lies even one of their own has said they are lieing about the figures , so instead of getting on about labour start getting on about the tories who are ripping this country to bits Log in to Reply Anna Orbán, Hungary May 3, 2013 I might be an outsider, being a Hungarian homeless, but member of the grass-root organisation ,,City is for All,, and an author of the street paper ,,Roofless,, and a member of ,,,HOPE,, (EU-intrnational org, of homeless.). I have 2 questions: do you agree if I make a short news about yr activity ( I prefer if I could get some text from you that you take feasible. Second: Can you pls include me in you mailing list -as a private person, – if yr answer to my request No 1 is negative. I speak English, Dutch, German, Spanish and – very naurally Hungarian. Good luck ! Anna Fodorné-Orban. (email@example.com, facebook, twitter) Ciao to everybody! Anna Log in to Reply GeorgeMcF May 5, 2013 Unfortunately In The UK The Now Four Leading Political Parties have become Increasingly Right Wing , Labour’s Experiment New Labour showed how close to Tory they had become, the best thing for anyone to do would be to resist this Governments War On Welfare and Demand that the Government Performs a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, this Could be Achieved by as many People as possible Signing Francesca Martinez’s WOW Petition, Please Read Consider Then Sign WOWPetition.Com or Sign on The Governments own Website Here epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154 and Help End This Government War On Welfare. Log in to Reply Robert Morgan May 5, 2013 What a load for Tory tosh. Labour isn’t in power you morons… Just more anti Labour rubbish, peddled by people with their own agenda… Log in to Reply You must log in to post a comment.