A Universal Basic Income to be a policy in Labour's Manifesto in next UK General Election?

se0samh

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According to a report in the Independent, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said that Labour are considering adding a commitment to test a UBI, with the intention of replacing means tested benefits.

Is this a sensible idea, a cynical ploy to buy votes, or an admixture of both, what say you fellow PIpsters, and can it be any worse than the hated Universal Credit, so beloved of Tories and so condemned by everyone else?

Labour set to pilot radical basic income policy in next manifesto, John McDonnell says
 

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Apologies for being slightly off topic but I've always wondered why you nordie UI'ers show absolutely no interest in ROI politics? At least moi has an excuse...
 

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Ireland should only offer social welfare to Irish passport holders and foreigners who contribute sufficient income tax for 10+ years.
If UK's Labour wants to offer free money to all, then we should take this opportunity to offload our unemployed immigrants.
Let them enjoy even more multiculturalism.
 

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Ireland should only offer social welfare to Irish passport holders and foreigners who contribute sufficient income tax for 10+ years.
If UK's Labour wants to offer free money to all, then we should take this opportunity to offload our unemployed immigrants.
Let them enjoy even more multiculturalism.

Is it free money though? Or could it be seen as both a cost saving measure and a means of kick-starting the economy?
 

Cathal Ó'Chontúirt

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Pragmatism on Labour's behalf, considering the apocalyptic Mad Max-esque economy in post-Brexit Britain. Weekly rations of foodstuffs, medicines and wages seem a certainty.

Jezza, Dear Leader and Juche Overlord......
 

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Is it free money though? Or could it be seen as both a cost saving measure and a means of kick-starting the economy?
They will publicise it as saving money, but it will cost more in the end.
Much more.
Just watch and see.
 

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You're excused...back on topic please...
While accepting the need to support the lowest paid I wouldn't trust labour to get it right, anywho just thought the subject matter for your first OP tis rather telling but sure maybe ye'll figure that out for yerself someday...
 
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