Below are the articles so far in a debate in Solidarity on Universal Credit between Luke Hardy and Will Sefton, in 2018/19. We are to discuss it in Workers' Liberty's annual conference in December 2019, and have some discussion documents in addition to those below. For the moment at least, these are internal.
Click the links below, in date order, to see the articles:
- "Labour should scrap Universal Credit" - Luke Hardy's initial article (Solidarity 482, 30 October 2018)
- "Universal Credit: a way forward" - Will Sefton's first reply (Solidarity 486, 13 November 2018)
- "Scrap, not pause, Universal Credit" - Luke Hardy's reply to Will's first reply, i.e. Luke's second article (Solidarity 488, 5 December 2018)
- "Universal Credit: a positive alternative" - Will Sefton's second reply, a response to the article listed above (Solidarity 489, 12 December 2018)
- "Universal Credit: still hurting" - the final article for a while, by Luke Hardy (Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019).
Some time later, the following articles were written:
- "Labour plans Universal Credit change" - article by Will Sefton (Solidarity 519, 2 October 2019). This was written after Labour's 2019 conference and in the run up to Workers' Liberty's annual conference.
- "Replacing Universal Credit" - one of many editorial "Briefings" for the General Election campaigning shortly in the Solidarity 524 special edition, 6 November 2019.