Could @RachelReeves & #WOW Make #ClactonByElection About #BedroomTax For @DouglasCarswell As Much As EU?

The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

The political circus and the media are about to descend on Clacton.  The story?  Will ukip manage to get elected its first Member of Parliament.  The issue?  Europe or at least that is what ukip wants it to be and what the likes of Nick Robinson will want to talk about.

However, Douglas Carswell brought up the Bedroom Tax just after his defection.  Despite voting strongly in favour of the Bedroom Tax (and the rest of IDS’s welfare ‘reforms’) in the House of Commons, Carswell says he is now minded to switch his position that of ukip:

“I used to be staunchly in favour of the bedroom tax and then I met a man who was living quite near here. He suffers from mental health issues, his partner died and now he is being forced to move out of a place he calls home. My heart actually was telling…

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