Ill? Disabled? Pull yourself together, Keir Starmer’s ‘Labour’ wants you in work and Rachel ‘not the party of people on benefits’ Reeves isn’t afraid to say it out loud
Keir Starmer’s Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves is infamous for saying that Labour was not and doesn’t want to be the party of people out of work or on benefits. Like the long-term sick, for example.
She also, more recently, laughed at the idea of renationalising energy companies to bring down crippling bills and criticised the Tories for not deporting enough people fast enough.
But now the long-term sick are apparently back in her sights – and she wasn’t bashful about saying she wants those people back to work:
Barely mobile? Struggling to breath? On dialysis or otherwise ill with a long-term condition? Don’t worry, ‘Deport ’em faster’ Reeves has a plan to distract you from your troubles and travails: none of that benefits and support nonsense – get you back to work, that’ll sort it.
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