Here is Labour frontbencher Helen Goodman confirming that her party supports the ‘Bedroom Tax’. The charge, a deduction from benefits for anyone who lives in social housing and who has ‘spare’ bedrooms – such as because children don’t share a room – has been widely condemned as unjust.
Yet the Labour party has now clarified that it is, in fact, in favour of the controversial measure. The party states one exception: those people who have not been offered a smaller house. The shadow minister failed to rule out the families of disabled children who need a spare room for their carers, the parents of soldiers who have gone overseas, or single parents whose children’s time is split between their parents.
Presumably this means that the Labour party is in fact in favour of attacking all of the hardest effected groups we have all learnt about in recent weeks.