Sarah Teather, the former education minister (who left the government in last autumn’s reshuffle) has accused the government of indulging in “playground politics” when using terms such as scroungers
– to justify benefits cuts.
The Lib Dem MP is to vote with Labour against the coalition – to oppose the planned 1% cap on some benefits. As the government believe benefits shouldn’t be increased faster than wages.
Especially if they can keep wages like also!
Sarah Teather called the cuts “unworthy” of the coalition. She said that the government risked creating further divisions in Britain with their playground politics.
This is on the day that the government’s child benefit changes take effect.
More than a million better-off families will lose some or all of their child benefit, under changes which came into force at midnight…
The government hopes to save £1.5bn a year to help reduce the deficit.
David Cameron described the move as “fundamentally fair” but Labour said it was a “huge assault” on families.
Child benefit changes take effect @ BBC News 07-01-13 »
The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.