Boris Johnson denies Britain is in crisis as £6bn benefit cut bites

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On the day he cuts £1,040 a year from the income of the UK’s 6 million poorest people, Boris Johnson will emphasize that his “flatten” agenda is the key to bringing hope and opportunity to left-wing communities across the country.

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The prime minister will deliver his keynote speech at the Conservative Party’s annual convention in protest against the charity, which warned that a £20-a-week cut in universal debt that would come into force on Wednesday could affect more than half a million people, including 200,000 children. Will pull , below the poverty line and provide hardship to lakhs of people.

Mr Johnson will tell delegates in Manchester that his administration has the “guts” to tackle the biggest issues facing the country.


But after more than a week of queues at empty petrol pumps, a sharp jump in energy costs and warnings from retailers that the country was facing a shortage of food and other goods for Christmas, the prime minister denied Britain was in trouble. Was .

In response to concerns that their demand for trade to raise wages to attract recruitment to deficient occupations such as HGV drivers risks driving inflation and triggering interest rates hikes, they responded: “There is no alternative. Not there.”

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And he laughed at farmers’ warnings that they would soon be forced to kill and destroy 120,000 pigs because of a labor shortage at meat-processing plants after Brexit ended free movement for EU workers, joked that the animals would have died anyway to provide the bacon sandwich.

NFU’s Tom Bradshaw said the PM’s jokes showed “no sympathy at all” for desperate farmers and a “lack of respect for what is happening out there”.

“I’m afraid the murder has started today,” Mr Bradshaw told Times Radio. “It is a sad waste of food, which has never happened before. This is absolutely unnecessary, and we have been raising this issue with the government for several months now. There are 120,000 pigs in the farm and it is a complete disaster if we do not find a solution.


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