Tory mask slips on bedroom tax bill

Posted on: 22nd October 2014

Tories spent a full morning Committee session talking out a simple motion to agree that the Committee should sit in a desperate attempt to use parliamentary procedure to defeat West Cornwall MP, Andrew George’s Private Members’ Bill to scrap the bedroom tax.

Mr George said, “The mask has slipped. They have no shame. The ‘Nasty Party’ has reverted to type.

“Parliament overwhelmingly voted to get rid of the Bedroom Tax last month and now the Tories are trying underhand methods to frustrate the will of MPs and of the country.

“This is the Party which, when able to govern on their own, award wealthy second homers with a tax cut. So if the wealthy under-occupy their second homes the Tories reward them. If the poor under occupy their council home they penalise them.

“We’ve now seen that there is no end to their efforts to attack the poorest and the disabled.”