Asked about the Times story on Monday which said as many as 3m people will be worse off once Universal Credit is introduced to replace the current benefits system, the prime minister’s spokesman said that no one would lose out and this morning, Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons, told MPs no one would lose benefits when moving on to universal credit and 'not to believe everything in the press' and 'we are making sure no-one sees a reduction in their benefits when we move them on to universal credit'.
Spin forward a couple of hours and the person overseeing the introduction Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, announces 'I’ve said we made tough decisions. Some people will be worse off'.
Proof then that the Conservatives are bringing in a system which will make the poorest in society 'worse off' and doing it quite willingly.
The Nasty Party label is still thoroughly well deserved. Roll on the next election when we can rid ourselves of this god-awful lying Government.