Monday, October 04, 2010

George Osborne's speech live blog

Good news? Tories in govt. Bad news? After 13 yrs Labour govt bringing country near to bankruptcy

Responsibility to get this right in national interest

Why, how and prize at end-reinvigorated, prosperous britain of which we can all be proud

Waffle, waffle, waffle. Where's the detail?

Nick Clegg chose the right thing and helped make it happen

Bored, bored, bored. Still no detail and the waffles haven't even got maple syrup to make them tolerable

 Value, blah, blah. Values. Truth. Still no bloody detail!

Bored of all these home truths George. They won't make me any lunch. Please, just get on with the detail. Please??

Max limit on benefits for those out of work, set at level of average working families. So no-one ever better off on benefit than work Disabled people will NOT be included in this. 


Opinion: Excluding disabled people from benefit limit is about the only time it's acceptable to exclude disabled people. However, until detail in the form of accurate figures is released about the different levels Universal Benefit will be set at and specifically the definition of disability to be used we won't be any the wiser than rhetoric and playing to the crowd.

2 comments:

Jackart said...

To be fair to the Chancellor, a conference speech is not the time nor the place for detailed figures.

20th october, Parliament, is the time and place...

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Jackart: Fair enough. A vague idea would've been nice though..