Universal credit is a direct attack by the government on us, ordinary working class people.The new benefit system makes it harder to apply and hides a cut on the rates. UC will affect not just unemployed but employed!
Universal credit hurts kids, the disabled, part timers, child carers the sick and elderly. The ammount of people demanding for charity food and of women resorting to prostitution has increased in those areas in which universal credit has been introduced. Also, UC can increase women vulnerability in some relationships, as money is paid to one partner.
The government knows this but will continue to put the boot in unless we organise and fight back. This is part of the class struggle to get rid of the rich and powerful and not just the Tories but all politicians and governments for workers control!
Liverpool Solfed are starting a campaign to organise claimants in order to share experiences, knowledge and support. We are building a solidarity network among claimants, workers, tenants, migrants and students, because an injury to one is an injury to all.