Court judge proves Tory rape clause shouldn’t have been allowed : Daily Record.


SNP MP Alison Thewliss insists the ruling that the welfare cap is illegal shows the incompetence of the Tory government.

SNP MP Alison Thewliss has welcomed bid to challenge 'rape clause'
SNP MP Alison Thewliss has slammed the Tories (Photo: PA)

On Thursday the High Court ruled that the Tory welfare cap is unlawful and illegally discriminates against lone parents with young children.

The damning verdict proves once and for all what so many of us have been arguing for years – that the draconian welfare cap is ideologically driven and serves no purpose other than to harm.

Mr Justice Collins clearly stated that “real misery is being caused to no good purpose”. In spite of this conclusion being reached after a thorough, evidence-based examination of the cap, it looks as though the Tories are – quite unbelievably – going to appeal this decision.

They have been caught red-handed, harming lone parents and young children.

The least they could do is…

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