LABOUR WANTS CHARTER TO MAKE STATE BENEFITS A HUMAN RIGHT – Labour is in the mist of drawing up plans that will making claiming benefits a ‘human right’ and could effectively scupper all types of welfare reform.
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There is absolutely no doubt that the UK’s welfare system is liberally abused and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear of another person cheating the benefits system.
If these plans by the Labour Party were to see it through the legislative process, then all the work the Government has done to rein in welfare abuse will be lost.
We have an inextricable problem with the Human Rights Act and this is exasperated by our ties to the European Convention of Human Rights and such establishment of this would push the welfare system in complete disarray and finally push the country over the edge.
We’ve already witnessed how our human rights laws have prevented justice; that was cemented with the debacle of Abu Qatada and other non-desirables we cannot deport. Now inaugurate welfare into the human rights act and we would see a surge in people claiming benefits simply because they couldn’t be refused.
I would suspect that within less than 2 years, the unemployment rate would skyrocket; not because of the lack of jobs but simply due to the unquestionable ease in which state hand-outs could be obtained.
As the working taxpayer is burdened further they too will give up work as it would no longer be economically viable to work; taxation would go through the roof in order to support the welfare system.
This latest Labour scheme goes beyond folly; it is complete and utter madness and clearly shows that the Labour Party poses a grave threat to the survival and well-being of the UK. During their last term in office they all but sunk the UK under the weight of immigration and now they want to finished it off by allowing nobody to be refused state hand-outs.
But why would Labour suggest such a plan? The truth is that many in the Labour Party are looking to extend their ‘socialist’ beliefs with ‘liberal left-wing’ ideology.
We have less than 18 months before a General Election is called and this move is more about obtaining power than it is about the welfare of the country.
Labour is now hoping that the next General Election will see a swing in the vote between the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats; effectively leaving the Conservative Party out in the cold.
This of course may well happen but it is most unlikely that either Labour or the Lib Dems will secure sufficient votes to gain the majority and form a single party Government and this is where the Labour Party’s idea of creating a Coalition comes in; by showing the Lib Dems that they are capable of moulding their ideology of socialism with the liberal left-wing.
I strongly suspect, and hope, this move is going to backfire is spectacular fashion. It is no secret that the public support the ever increasing welfare reforms and believe that while we have a ‘social responsibility’ this doesn’t mean the welfare system should be a ‘free-for-all’ or openly abused.
One thing the Labour Party appears to be overlooking is the rise of UKIP. These plans are all based on the assumption that the Conservative Party will flounder and UKIP won’t even be considered by the voting public.
I think this is a poor miscalculation; the Tories found that out in the last Local Elections and witnessed a 19% rise in UKIP popularity.
I strongly suspect that if the Labour Party push harder for a ‘socialist liberal left-wing’ policy it would well bring about a coalition of the Tories and UKIP and leave the Labour Party and Lib Dems well and truly out of the game; which is probably the best solution for the UK.
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