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Tory Government refuses to pause rollout of Universal Credit despite majority vote of 299 votes in favour
The contempt this Tory Government has for democracy is astounding. A parliament motion was carried to pause the rollout of the deeply flawed Universal Credit. However the Tories are refusing to honour the vote and will continue the rollout.
299 MPs voted in favour of pausing the rollout until the its flaws are sorted out. No-one voted against the motion.
A claimant who featured in a Government film about universal-credit said it is riddled with computer problems and could push people into hardship.
In the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) film, Daniel Pacey said it helped him find work and was far better than jobseeker’s allowance.
But he told the BBC a six-week delay before the first payment and further monthly payments were “a nightmare”.
The whole Universal Credit IT program was completely unworkable, badly designed and already out of date. DWP planted a fake Tweet which was meant to come from a Jobseeker grateful for securing a job.