Our thanks to a supporter for this piece in today’s edition of The Guardian. Extracts:
A controversial proposal to ask new mothers who have been raped [Correction: who CLAIM to have been raped] for verification if they wish to claim tax credits for more than two children has become law without any debate or vote in parliament.
The so-called rape clause, which will be applied as part of new restrictions on tax credit entitlement, was added to legislation late on Wednesday as an amendment to an existing act. The plans will come into effect within a month…
The policy coming into force on 6 April restricts tax credit entitlement for new claimants to a maximum of two children, with exceptions for multiple births and for women who could show that their third or subsequent child was conceived as a result of rape.
Those seeking to claim the exemption for rape must be assessed by what the government has described in a consultation as a “professional third party”, which could include health workers, police, social workers or rape charities. [my emphasis]
Cue hordes of mothers lying that their third and subsequent children resulted from rape, despite there being not a shred of evidence to back up their claims, and with the complicity of feminists in ‘professional third parties’, always keen to pass yet more hard-working taxpayers’ money on to women.
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