David Cameron stood in Downing Street to announce: “We are on the brink of something special.”The PM is right. We are on the brink something specially unpleasant for Bedroom Tax victims and anyone dependent on welfare payments to live.
Former Labour London Mayor Ken Livingstone calls this special something “five more years of pure evil”.
Without the Lib Dems or a hung Parliament to constrain the Tories, they can now let rip against the poorest and most vulnerable.
Throughout the six-week election campaign Mr Cameron – branded the Sheriff of Nottingham by TV star Paul O’Grady over the hated Bedroom Tax – boasted of making £12billion of welfare cuts but would not reveal where the axe will fall.
To put that astronomical figure into perspective, it’s the equivalent of a burglar nicking £545 from every household in the land.
The Tories will be able to claw back £250million a year in housing benefit until 2020 by making a million more families pay the Bedroom Tax.
The number will rise 220,000 a year with victims paying an average £3,800 over the five-year term of this government...