The majority of people on benefits in the UK are hard working and on low pay. Many of them would be on the kind of zero hours contracts that the Prime Minister conceded, eventually, in his interview with Jeremy Paxman that he would not like to be on. He was also asked by Jeremy Paxman where the cuts would fall to deal with the deficit. The answer of course is 'cutting benefits' and through further 'efficiency savings'. It is all pie in the sky. Either the Prime Minister has no idea how they would cut the deficit or the Tories have a hidden agenda. Actually, it is not so hidden. They will cut 'welfare'. That is what would happen - swingeing cuts in welfare. Swingeing cuts in welfare will hurt the hard working poor. The poorest are already paying disproportionately more tax than the wealthiest. They have already suffered through measures such as the 'bedroom tax' and other cuts in benefit. At the outset of the coalition five years ago, we we
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