Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al
2017-04-21 12:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you, this is exactly the kind of helpful pointer I was hoping for. I have been looking through voting records in more detail and I do think Labour have done more to oppose some of the cuts than the impression I started out with. A lot of abstaining on issues where there's a clear split on party lines, but there are probably reasons for that if they couldn't get enough votes together to actually beat the Tories. But some amount of voting to keep EMA, to keep at least some aspects of Legal Aid, and in the right direction on some fiddly legal details of how Human Rights law works.
I need to dig deeper to find what Labour have been doing about both in work and out of work disability benefits. It would take a lot of right voting on implementation details to counterbalance the way they changed the whole benefits system from being a basic entitlement to being tied up to affirmatively proving that you're really deserving and really looking for work, though. That's a really big negative for me, as a voter.
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