SNP condemn Tory benefits ‘mismanagement’ amidst rising number of underpaid claims
SNP analysis shows the number of benefits underpayments caused by official errors has grown by 86 per cent
- Figures reveal 86 per cent rise in underpayments due to DWP error
- “Further proof” of need to devolved full social security powers, SNP argue
THE SNP has accused the UK Government of “mismanagement” of the welfare system, slamming the Conservatives as new analysis shows the number of claimants who were underpaid has almost doubled.
General Election analysis: Now is the time of monsters
Discerning the lessons of yesterday’s vote will be difficult; learning from them will be even harder
THOSE WHO will suffer in the years to come – whose pain and deaths will eventually be counted as the true fruit of Boris Johnson’s premiership – will have little use for political analysis. As the morning dawned and appeared even darker than the night which preceded it, those of us attempting to make sense of the General Election result should remind ourselves of this.
Sean Bell: Labour has made a rod for its own back over the SNP and independence
With days to go before the General Election, CommonSpace editor Sean Bell considers the speculation surrounding a possible deal between Labour and the SNP
THOSE for whom politics is a profession are fond of analogies concerning the manufacture of sausages, nationalised or otherwise. It’s a grim business, they say knowingly, and much like political compromise, no one really wants to see how it’s done.