Ayes to the Right: Capping Social Security – the Labour List

The World Turned Upside Down

image On Wednesday, the overwhelming majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party voted to support the Government’s proposed social security cap. The 13 rebels (i.e those representatives of the Labour Party who believe that social security provision should be based on need, not an arbitrary figure set by a government determined to rid the country of a functioning Welfare State) and the 38 who either abstained or were absent from Parliament for a variety of reasons have been documented on the Left Futures blog  here , but by my reckoning, that leaves 201 Labour MPs who voted for the cap. The significance of listing those who actively voted for the cap is that many members of the Labour Party and constituents, angry at this capitulation to the Tory agenda on the welfare state,  will very likely want to question  those who have made this decision on our behalf. Certainly, there has been very little…

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