Scrap the Rape Clause

The Tories medieval two child policy and vile rape clause shows the true extent of the UK Government’s cruel ideologically driven hacking of the social security system.

The two child policy and rape clause is unworkable, immoral and has been condemned by UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  I pay credit to the hard work of my SNP Westminster colleague, Alison Thewliss MP, who continues to campaign against the introduction of such a policy.

 I find it astonishing to learn that Ruth Davidson is supporting the UK Government policy and would be interested to know if her Conservative west of Scotland colleague backs this abhorrent policy.

Any suggestion that vulnerable women should relive the trauma of being raped simply to claim tax credits is repugnant, repressive and regressive.