John Major: Universal Credit could lead to poll-tax style protests

Poll tax protests

Former Prime Minister John Major has warned today that unless the government addresses the concerns over Universal Credit, large protests could erupt, similar to those that Margaret Thatcher endured near the end of her premiership in the late 80s. Universal Credit, which gives everyone without a job or on a low income a small basic financial support, is the brain child of Iain Duncan Smith and is the Conservatives approach to welfare, although it means taking money. The policy has of course come under fire from the Labour Party, and divides some opinion among the Tory backbenches.

Mrs M doesn’t seem to want to listen to Major though, Gerry thinks…

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