28 September 2019

Commenting on the announcement that a Labour government would scrap Universal Credit, Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard said:

“People were told that Universal Credit would make work pay.

"Yet the reality has been that some of the country’s most vulnerable people have paid the price of this disastrous policy.

“Our welfare state should be supporting people when they need it.

"Yet under the Tories, the reality for too many people has been one of punitive sanctions and long waits to access their money.

“I have long believed that Universal Credit is so discredited that it is unreformable and must be scrapped.

"So I am delighted that Jeremy Corbyn will do just that when Labour comes to power.

“With one in four children in Scotland living in poverty, many as a result of Tory austerity, it is time for the real and radical change that a Labour Government will deliver.”
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