Socialist Worker

MOB RULE: Tories attack the poor as MPs grab £7,000 pay rise

Issue No. 2463

The Tories rammed through a welfare bill stuffed with attacks on the poor this week—just in time to disappear off on their long summer holidays.

While MPs wonder how to spend the 10 percent pay rise they just trousered, millions of working class people will face weeks of anxiety.

They’re working out how they will afford to pay the bills and put food on the table after the Tories’ latest attack.

The scale of cuts in the welfare bill shows just what the Tories want to do to the living standards of working class people.

This is austerity on a scale they’ve never tried before.

The majority of Labour MPs abstained from voting against this onslaught of poverty and fear. They should be ashamed.

We need real opposition—a fightback against the Tories.

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.