Universal Credit

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:14 pm on 17th October 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View 2:14 pm, 17th October 2018

No, I will not give way to the hon. Gentleman. The other thing I will not accept in this House is the illusion that Conservative Members come to work to keep the poor poor and to feather their own nests. You gave the impression that nobody on the Conservative Benches cares about getting people out of poverty, but that is simply wrong. Individuals like me would not speak up against universal credit—and so become the lightning rod for abuse whipped up by some of the creatures on social media—and do something about it simply for our own ends. We would not be able to change this policy if we listened to you—