Good Old Boy #79
Cllr Robert Woodbridge, of Swanley Town Council, talks a lot of sense about welfare reform (and I like the sound of 'old Garry', who is quoted in the last sentence) :
"The Labour Government has got this one badly wrong as A Labour Town Councillor I have recieved lots of complaints about the so called welfare reforms, one Labour supporter asked if Gordon Brown is now the new tory Prime minister! This policy will cost Labour votes and in nearby Dartford Lab.Maj.700 could mean the labour MP will be out of work as Labour voters stay home and I predict they will do the same at the County Council elections next year! It is wrong that a labour Government should be "attacking" the most pooorest and vunerable poeple in the country, if there is fraud of benefits, which I doubt is that high then that should be looked at and dealt with, but not used as an excuse for cutting benefits for those in need, people were promised that if they paid thier NI and Tax then there would be the safety net there for them if they were sick,disabled or unemployed, My father who fought in world war two was promised by the 1945 Labour Government that there would Benefits for those who could not work whatever the reason! and ALL labour governments should defend the rights of the 1945 Labour government and defend the welfare benefits for the porest people in this land, rather than treating them as Benefit cheats and crooks as old Garry said Gordens wants to take my benefits but I bet he won't want my disability!
Councillor Robert Woodbridge (labour)"