Press release: Labour’s Julian Ware-Lane welcomes blow to hated bedroom tax

Labour MPs have won a victory in Parliament against the coalition’s Bedroom Tax. Andrew George’s private member’s bill, backed by Labour MPs, could be the first step to ending the misery inflicted on the poor and vulnerable.

In the East of England region, over 30,000 people have been impacted by the Bedroom Tax, but in too many cases there simply aren’t smaller houses for tenants to move into. In other cases the disabled face being forced from adapted homes into unsuitable accommodation.

Julian Ware-Lane, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Southend West, said: “I have seen first-hand the misery the Bedroom Tax has caused, often forcing very ill people into making very difficult choices. It is an unfair policy that causes misery to thousands of people. This vote will not abolish the Bedroom Tax, but it is a step in the right direction and a glimmer of hope for many.”

“The Liberal Democrats voted with Labour on this occasion. However, the Bedroom Tax exists because the Liberal Democrats backed the Conservatives when it was passed into law. Only by electing a Labour Government next year can we guarantee that the Bedroom Tax is repealed.”

Advertisements

2 Responses to Press release: Labour’s Julian Ware-Lane welcomes blow to hated bedroom tax

  1. Naughty!

    Labour MPs have won a victory in Parliament against the coalition’s Bedroom Tax. Andrew George’s private member’s bill, backed by Labour MPs, could be the first step to ending the misery inflicted on the poor and vulnerable.

    And what party do you leave us feeling Andrew George belongs to?

    “The Liberal Democrats voted with Labour on this occasion. However, the Bedroom Tax exists because the Liberal Democrats backed the Conservatives when it was passed into law. …

    Clearly we are meant to believe that Andrew George is a good upright member of the Labour Party. So upright in fact that the Lib Dems flocked to vote with him.

    The Truth?

    Andrew Henry George (born 2 December 1958) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of St Ives in Cornwall since 1997.

    He has rebelled against the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government more than any other Liberal Democrat MP.

    Wikipedia

    So actually a Lib Dem with a rebellious reputation (who voted against the original bedroom tax) has persuaded his party that a U turn is required, he promotes a private members bill and Labour (sensibly) vote with the Liberal Democrats for a change that partly moderates the pain caused by the bedroom tax. As a result Andrew George (Lib Dem) won a victory. Let us celebrate a repentant sinner!

    This is crude propaganda – and we still have 8 months to go!

  2. Naughty? Moi? I think it is largely a case of writing style and how you choose to read this. I note that nowhere do you accuse me of not telling the truth.

    Press releases utilise an abbreviated style of writing. Anyone reading my quotes in the local media should be aware that whilst I may get one or two sentences I actually give the journalists several hundred words. With this in mind I have to be succinct when writing copy for the press, which necessitates not delivering all the facts. However, I have to deliver the key facts, and I think I have on this occasion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: