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Mike Calls on Labour to Come Clean on Welfare


Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has called on Labour Members of Parliament to come clean and set out their own welfare policies.

The Conservative-led Government has capped benefits so that people can never claim more in benefits than families earn in work. Ed Miliband’s plans would actually increase welfare spending, and mean more borrowing and more debt. But a proper spending plan has yet to be set out by Labour which actually makes sense.

Commenting, Mike said, “Ed Miliband’s recent speech on welfare is completely empty. Labour have opposed every one of our measures to fix the welfare system and have now shown they have no credible alternative.

He added: “This is just the same old Labour that got the country into a huge economic mess – empty rhetoric smattered with more spending, more borrowing and more debt.”