Truth’s out on Universal Credit robbery, says Voice of The Mirror

The Tories must scrap the roll-out of their cruel universal credit after Cabinet Minister Esther McVey was finally forced to admit it will short change families.

Making the just-about-managing no longer able to manage is a vindictive assault by a party adopting austerity as a poisonous political ideology rather than a necessity.

Theresa May has to take time out from Brexit concessions and order Chancellor Philip Hammond to use the Budget to scrap universal credit or replace it with a fair system which helps, not harms, working-class people.

Former Tory PM John Major was right to echo Gordon Brown’s warning that this attack risks repeating the bitter Poll Tax crisis.

It demonstrates growing opposition to the fiasco from both the Left to the Right.

Now the truth is in the open, the Tories will be seen as vindictive if they blindly press ahead with their great benefits robbery.

Meg’s burden

The admission by Meghan Markle’s father that he snorted cocaine while raising her isn’t exactly what the Royal Family will have wanted on the morning of a wedding.

The most traditional of our institutions must be struggling to come to terms with the relatives of Prince Harry’s US bride.

However, only the cold hearted would think less of Meghan in light of the revelation.

So, hopefully, the couple will take comfort from the enthusiastic crowds greeting them.

They perform official duties – unlike Princess Eugenie and her tequila ambassador husband-to-be who will lumber taxpayers with a hefty bill for today’s extravagant wedding.

Let’s hope they learn that respect and affection are earned and are not an entitlement.

Saving Dibsy

Good on friends of morbidly obese Dibsy for asking takeaways to stop serving him.

A little of what you fancy does you good.

But the 2,000-calorie breaded cutlets this supersized man is devouring are doing him nothing but bad.

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