Wednesday, October 29, 2014

National interest? Cameron governs in his own – and that of the rich


We were discussing David Cameron and the respect due to him for his record in government.

You may recall that the phrase used most often when the Coalition was formed (publicly, at least) in May 2010 was “in the national interest“.

This week, his government’s work has included extending the amount of time new claimants will have to wait for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) from three days to seven days. This will be music to the ears of payday lender companies like Conservative Party donor, whose shareholder Adrian Beecroft has given more than £500,000 to the Tories since 2006.