This week we’ve seen the true face of the Tory government. From their callous dismissal of the human impact of welfare cuts, to their heartless immigration policy, the Tories are fully living up to their ‘nasty party’ reputation.
Here’s what you need to know.
The Windrush generation
A generation of immigrants, particularly from the Caribbean, who have lived and worked in the UK for decades have been told that they are living here illegally.
— Stuart McDonald (@Stuart_McDonald) April 17, 2018
The Rape Clause and two-child family cap
Tory Welfare Minister Esther McVey defended the Rape Clause, saying that it will offer women “double support” – and was backed up by the Prime Minister.
— The SNP (@theSNP) April 18, 2018
Tory benefit sanctions
Esther McVey has also defended the Tory benefit sanction system, refusing to accept the awful reality.
When people are being sanctioned after suffering heart attacks, it’s clear the Tory welfare system isn’t fit for purpose. pic.twitter.com/UBIO3IARNL
— The SNP (@theSNP) April 16, 2018
Single household payments
The Prime Minister defended her government’s insistence on single household payments for Universal Credit which make women more financially vulnerable.
Paying #UniversalCredit to 1 account per couple risks trapping victims in abusive relationships. DWP ask women to apply for split payments which 85% of abuse survivors said could make abuse worse. Sign my petition to support default #splitpayments https://t.co/cye3STLRqe pic.twitter.com/BgZBxx0PPr
— Dr Philippa Whitford (@Dr_PhilippaW) April 18, 2018
Opposing action to keep our streets safe
Ruth Davidson’s MSPs at Holyrood were the only party to oppose action on drugs that would keep our streets safe and save lives.
"Safe injection facilities are about saving lives – lives worth saving" 📹
Ruth in today's debate on #SafeInjection – calling on the UK Govt to devolve the necessary powers to allow the setting up of such a facility in Glasgow. pic.twitter.com/R0Ajk0xIxz
— Ruth Maguire MSP (@RBFMaguire) April 19, 2018