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The long grass

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter


    "Planned changes to disability benefits will be "kicked into the long grass", according to a government source.

    Chancellor George Osborne faced criticism over the cuts outlined in the Budget, which were likely to affect some 640,000 people.

    The changes had been expected to shave £1.3bn a year off the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) bill.

    "We need to take time and get reforms right and that will mean looking again at these proposals," the source said."

    This is despite government spokesmen spending this week telling us that the cuts had been decided after lengthy consultations with disability charities and the like so they could get it right.

    Is it not high time this Mickey Mouse chancellor and the waste of skins that are the Tory party were kicked into the long grass as well, along with the rest of their appalling policies?
    kibosh likes this.
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i'm not holding my breath.
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I really, really hope so.

    I utterly despise Osborne, Duncan Smith and their ilk.
    kibosh likes this.
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    If the tories win the next election, they'll do these things anyway and try to justify them on grounds of regrettable necessity.
    kibosh likes this.
  5. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Are they going to hand out the cyanide pills with the voting slips?
  6. CedricDaniels

    CedricDaniels Established commenter

    Don't worry, it will soon be 2020.
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Is that a date by which the government will have sounded out public opinion, or at the very least, the opinion of Tory MPs on contentious matters like this?

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