The left needs to come up with a replacement for Universal Credit

Alfie Stirling and Sarah Bedford write for New Statesman

Alfie Stirling and Sarah Bedford wrote for the New Statesman about why pointing out the flaws in the government’s flagship policy is not enough:

On the one hand, there are those fighting in the weeds to affect the minutiae of Universal Credit, but at the cost of providing little opposition to the government’s broad agenda as a whole. On the other hand, there are many calling for a complete and total change in direction on social security – such as through the introduction of a universal basic income” – but without offering the substance on how to get there, given the messy and imperfect system they would inevitably have to inherit first. Somehow, a radical but deliverable vision for progressive social security is largely falling between the gaps.”

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