Jake O'Kane: Boris Johnson's Universal Credit cut is morally indefensible

The concept of the 'working poor' is hard to comprehend for my generation; how can anyone be working yet still need food banks and clothes and furniture from charity shops?

Boris Johnson's decision to cut Universal Credit by £20 has been described by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the most "socially divisive and morally indefensible" policy he's witnessed in UK politics. Picture by Steve Parsons/PA Wire
I know what it's like to work for the minimum wage; I also know what it's like to ride a bicycle because I couldn't afford a car. Then, after six years and having bought my first car, I[...]

It's time to subscribe and see everything


Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe now to get full access