PMQs: SNP MP slams Theresa May as 'disgraceful and heartless' on universal credit

PMQs: MP slams Theresa May as 'disgraceful and heartless' on universal credit

Theresa May has been criticised over universal credit

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Theresa May has been criticised over her responses at PMQs about universal credit, with an SNP MP claiming the Tories laughed when he asked a question about the benefit.

Universal Credit was discussed at PMQs today (November 15). Reports claim the Government is about to announce that waiting times for the benefit will be cut from six weeks to four weeks, following a push from backbench MPs.

But Drew Hendry from the SNP has criticised the Prime Minister directly on Twitter after asking her to end mandatory terminal illness declarations for the credit. He claims he was laughed at by the Tories and said he is disgusted.

Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd also asked May whether she felt ashamed of cuts to benefits. But May claimed universal credit is the right reform, according to The Guardian.

Labour MP Tracy Brabin later questioned her over whether universal credit will allow legacy identification from past benefits as one of her constituents has no photographic ID. The Prime Minister responded by saying it is important to have proper ID.

However, many on Twitter seem to agree with Hendry and have also hit out at May for universal credit, with one claiming it "does not help people into work, it makes them homeless, cold and hungry."

Others have slammed the Tories as "aliens" while suggesting May is "not really engaging" and "no good in her office."

Take a look at the reaction on Twitter below