1997: They promised things can only get better, to make them better they attacked the poorest most vulnerable members of society and this is how they did it.

Employment and Support Allowance introduced by Labour. Work Capability Assessments (WCA) designed and introduced by Labour. Decision to re-assess everyone on Incapacity under WCA rules, also Labour. Contract drawn up by Labour UK Government; ATOS got the contract to implement UK Labour Government policy, statute and regulation.

Workfare: Work for Your Benefit. The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work for your Benefit Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1222) were made on April 7 2010, and were due to come into force on November 22 2010.

Labour’s Super Tax on the Poor: 70 per cent plus. Labour makes much of its Working Tax Credit. However this was subject to a withdrawal rate of 39 per cent for every extra pound in earnings.

When combined with basic Income Tax and National Insurance of 31 per cent — that resulted in a marginal tax rate of 70 per cent.

Lone Parents: The previous Labour Government’s Welfare Reform Act 2009 contained provisions to financially sanction parents of a child of three or over for failure to comply with a work related activity.

Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (DLA): The Labour Government released a green paper: ‘Shaping the future of care together’ which proposed abolishing (they used the term ‘integrating’) Attendance Allowance throughout the UK so that they could pay for a national care system in England. The initial wording implied that DLA would also be affected; but this was then ruled out after pressure from disabled.

New PIP test modelled on ESA.

Carers: Carer’s Allowance was kept at a lower rate than Jobseeker’s Allowance by the last Labour Government. They promised a review, but it never happened.


And Ed Milliband attempts to blame it all on the Tories He is responsible, Balls is responsible, Alexander is responsible, Murphy is responsible, as is every party member who supported the dysfunctional anti working class government that Blair and Brown headed.

This week Milliband went to conference with the prospect of Scotland leaving the union next year.

Face with this prospect he has been driven to promise to repeal the Bedroom Tax, he has promised to give the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds — a move that his henchman Johann Lamont has criticised the Scottish Government for.

He has promised to establish a new relationship with the trades unions despite the fact the his party tried to stitch up trades unionist in Falkirk.

On Saturday, September 21 almost 30,000 people marched and rallied in Edinburgh to promote the cause of Scottish independence.

If you want to stop the Westminster village politics from impacting on Scottish people if you want a fairer Scotland if you want a caring Scotland, a Scotland that reflects the values of our parents, in the 2014 referendum vote Yes, Yes, Yes.