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Rachel Reeves, Labour’s shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, says: “We are not the party of people on benefits.”

What: Rachel Reeves tells The Guardian: “We don’t want to be seen, and we’re not, the party to represent those who are out of work… Labour are a party of working people, formed for and by working people.”

Why significant: The main opposition party contributes again to the benefit scrounging narrative.


'Labour vows to reduce reliance on food banks if it comes to power', Gentleman, 2015