Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Labour's social cleansing

Ed Miliband asks what an estimated 80,000 housing benefit recipients will do when their rent payments are capped at £20,000 pa in Prime Ministers Questions as if they will be left homeless.

Furthermore, Labour MP Chris Bryant described it as 'social cleansing' in an effort to compare it with Balkan attrocities which ended in the massacre of thousands of ethnic Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995. Polly Toynbee - in the same context - has talked of a Tory 'final solution' to welfare.

No Mr Miliband. Capping something at £20,000 means exactly that. Not leaving them with nothing. Or murdering them.

The question you need to be asking is how many of these families are unable to live on £20,000 per year in housing benefit?