Labour abandoned another core principle by refusing to vote against Tory Welfare Bill

SO Labour have sold the jerseys… again. By refusing to vote against the Tory Welfare and Work Bill at Westminster this week, they condemned hundreds of thousands of ­children to poverty.

Another core value bit the dust.

There are only so many principles you can ditch before you are left without a moral centre. That sums up the Labour Party right now. They are a pathetic, hollowed out thing, a shell of their former self.

This latest betrayal follows many others. In January, Labour MPs voted to back the Tories’ “Charter of Budget Responsibility”.

It committed future UK governments to another £30billion of cuts (those announced in Osborne’s recent budget are one part of these).

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