‘Why would we belief them?’ Nigel Farage hits out at newest Rishi Sunak vow in recent rant | Politics | News | EUROtoday

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Nigel Farage has hit out at Rishi Sunak over his vow to finish the UK’s “sick-note culture”.

The Reform UK honorary chair took to X to scold the PM and his get together’s report in workplace.

Writing on the social media platform, the GB News presenter mentioned: “The @RishiSunak proposals on making work pay are right.

“But in 14 years of Tory government, these problems have all got worse — so why would we trust them to fix it?”

Reform UK, beneath its outdated title the Brexit Party, did a cope with the Tories earlier than the 2019 election. Under the phrases of the deal, the Brexit Party didn’t area candidates within the 317 seats the Conservatives received in 2017.

However, because the nation edges in the direction of yet one more common election, Reform UK is plotting to take the Tories down and Mr Farage’s newest snipe on the governing get together is the newest in a protracted record of photographs fired by the rebel right-wing get together.

In reality, in December final 12 months, Reform Leader Richard Tice advised Express.co.uk that he believes his get together has the potential to overhaul the Tories and grow to be the official opposition to Labour.

He advised this web site: “Oh I think that’s absolutely possible given the chaos that we’re seeing at the moment, and that’s the opportunity. If Nigel [Farage] wants to put his shoulder behind the wheel then who knows, the world’s our oyster so let’s wait and see.

“But if that sort of thing starts to happen the likelihood of defections [from the Conservatives] will of course increase because they will see that they’re toast under this useless Tory Party.”

Speaking earlier right this moment, the prime minister Rishi Sunak harassed that there was a “moral mission” to reform the nation’s swollen welfare system to “give everyone who can the best possible chance of returning to work”.

The Prime Minister, making a speech within the capital, mentioned there’s a “longstanding and proudly British view that work is a source of dignity, purpose, of hope.”

He mentioned: “For me, it is a fundamental duty of Government to make sure that hard work is always rewarded. I know, and you know, that you don’t get anything in life without hard work.”

The Prime Minister added: “We now spend £69 billion on benefits for people of working age with a disability or health condition. That’s more than our entire schools budget, more than our transport budget, more than our policing budget.

“And spending on personal independence payments alone is forecast to increase by more than 50% over the next four years… That’s not right, it’s not sustainable, and it’s not fair on the taxpayers who fund it.”

“So in the next parliament, a Conservative government will significantly reform and control welfare.”

He mentioned it was about “eligibility, about who should be entitled to support and what kind of supports best matches their needs”.

“It’s the only way to build a better life for ourselves and our family, and the only way to build a more prosperous country.”

He mentioned for the reason that pandemic “something has gone wrong”, including 850,000 extra folks at the moment are economically inactive in Britain.