Good little open letter from a leftie blogger.
These are the sort of issues that will test whether the assertion that “Labour has changed” under Ed Miliband is true or not. The Tories policies on welfare and unemployment are vicious, cynical and being implemented by people with not the slightest empathy for how people less lucky (and it is a case of luck) than themselves are being forced to deal with an economic crisis not of their making.
Chris Grayling is a truly contemptible specimen. He wants to lecture us on the immorality of many benefit claimants and benefit fraud, when by rights he should be in prison for his expenses claims
. It really is one rule for most of us and another rule entirely for Tory ministers, who seem to think they operate on another moral plane and can do exactly as they please.
Labour needs to bite the bullet, ignore the reactionary nay-sayers like Liam Byrne and Jim Murphy, defy the feral right-wing press and take a principled, humanitarian stand on the issue. We can but hope, anyway…….