Now Rachel Reeves Baffled by Labour’s Brexit Position

Now Rachel Reeves completely caught on the hop trying to describe Labour’s ever-uncertain position on the single market and Brexit in general. You can’t blame her…

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On Camera: Rachel Reeves Confuses Debt and Deficit

Footage has emerged from 2010, that shows a newbie MP failing to tell the difference between the debt and the deficit.

Despite boasting of her background in financial services, asked very clearly what the current national debt was, newly elected Rachel Reeves replied: “£156 billion” – the size of the UK budget deficit when the Tories came to power in 2010. She was speaking to Martin Durkin, for his documentary ‘Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story’:



For the record the UK’s debt at the time was around £0.76 trillion, so not like she was too far out!

Reeves would be rapidly promoted through a series of Labour financial briefs…

mdi-timer 1st April 2015 @ 2:27 pm 1st Apr 2015 @ 2:27 pm mdi-comment Comments
Labour: “The Party That Help People on Benefits”

Meet Alyessa. Vox-popped in Birmingham by the BBC this morning, she revealed why she’s voting Labour:

“Because Labour are the party that help people on benefits.”

Despite some vague tough talk from Rachel Reeves, Labour opposed every single one of IDS’s reforms and their client supporters are grateful. It’s the dirty little secret that the Labour Party refuse to accept: Benefit reform is hugely popular.

Polling by Ipsos Mori found that:

  • 84% either agree or tend to agree with stricter work-capability tests.
  • 78% agree with the idea that benefits should be docked if people turn down work
  • 62% support benefits being capped “if people choose to have more children”.
  • 57% back capping housing benefits
  • There is also more support than opposition for the Spare Room Subsidy reform.

Being the ‘party that help people on benefits’ may soothe your base, but the public don’t like it…

mdi-timer 30th March 2015 @ 11:00 am 30th Mar 2015 @ 11:00 am mdi-comment Comments
Rachel Reeves Finally Admits Bedroom Tax is Not a Tax

How does the aspiring Work and Pensions Secretary want to raise money for Labour’s new flagship policy in Scotland?

Reeves wants to scrap the bedroom ‘tax’ and “use the savings” to raise £175 million. But, as should be obvious from Labour’s name for the policy, the bedroom ‘tax’ actually reduces government spending. Saving around a billion pounds so far in fact. Therefore scrapping it would not, as Reeves thinks, ‘save £175 million’. On the contrary, it would cost over a billion. Not like Reeves used to be at the heart of Labour’s Treasury team or anything…

UPDATE:

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Labour Supporters Despair at “Nasty” Rachel Reeves

Following her comments denigrating the unemployed, Labour’s grassroots have turned on Rachel Reeves:

https://twitter.com/AndyGilder/status/577871251219177473

Disgruntled Labour members can join the Green Party here

mdi-timer 17th March 2015 @ 5:23 pm 17th Mar 2015 @ 5:23 pm mdi-comment Comments
Shameless Reeves: Labour Does Not Represent Jobseekers

What will Labour’s grassroots make of Rachel Reeves distancing her party from people receiving unemployment benefits? The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary is talking tough in the Guardian today, in very un-Guardian-y language:

“We are not the party of people on benefits. We don’t want to be seen, and we’re not, the party to represent those who are out of work. Labour are a party of working people, formed for and by working people.”

Are Labour trying to get more of their supporters to follow in Jack Monroe’s footsteps? Slagging off their core vote is a bold move…

mdi-timer 17th March 2015 @ 3:50 pm 17th Mar 2015 @ 3:50 pm mdi-comment Comments
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