Tory MP condemns universal basic income as ‘dangerous nonsense’

Former skills minister says ‘we should not be trying to create a world in which most people do not feel the need to work’

A former Conservative minister has denounced the idea of a universal basic income to protect workers who lose their jobs as “dangerous nonsense”

Former skills minister Nick Boles said the Tories had a “moral duty” to oppose the introduction of the idea – which guarantees every worker in the UK a minimum income.

Few 4dUniversal basic income, or UBI, would replace means-tested benefits with one single payment to every adult.

It has been suggested as a…

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