Tag Archives: welfare reform bill

Back to the Future

The government’s controversial Welfare Reform Bill has passed its final hurdle in the House of Lords. The bill introduces an annual cap on benefits and overhauls many payments within the welfare system. David Cameron has said it marks an historic step in the biggest welfare revolution in more than 60 years. But a report from […]

Here come the Parliament Acts, 1911 and 1949…

Well, this is is starting to get interesting. As most of you know from DEM’s posts, the Welfare Reform Bill is currently making its way through the Lords (having enjoyed easy passage through the Commons). Well, almost: The government has lost another vote in the House of Lords over its plans to reform the welfare […]

Left Behind

Please excuse this extended exercise in textual analysis. I’m quoting from a form letter which was the response to a constituent’s enquiry by Maria Miller, the minister for disabled people: I believe that the Government owes a duty to disabled people to promote their independence and equality and I also believe that it has a […]