Already today, British Prime Minister Theresa May has bowed to the demands of the Labour Party, which she is generally averse to. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, last week, called for the charges on work and pensions helplines to be scrapped, and they have been, much to the behest of the work and pensions secretary. This shows that May is listening to the concerns of the British people and the concerns of the MPs as a whole, not just those who share her own interests.

But Labour have also called on May to pause the rollout of Universal Credit until the whole thing can be straightened out, and that’s something she’s refused to do.

Corbyn wanted May to put the universal credit on hold until a new and better benefits system can be put in place, since he sees the current system as being “in a shambles,” but May has ruled out the pause.

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According to Corbyn, “The fundamental problems of universal credit remain: the six-week wait, rising indebtedness, rent arrears and evictions. Will The Prime Minister now pause universal credit and fix the problems before pressing ahead with the rollout?” It turns out that the answer is no, she won’t. After bowing to the pressure to help people once, she’s back to being her stubborn old self.