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At PMQs on 25 January 2012, Anne McGuire MP asked David Cameron about benefits for disabled children: “I asked the Prime Minister about cutting benefits for disabled children, and he replied: First of all, we are not cutting benefits for disabled children.” “I wonder whether since that time he has checked his facts and discovered that on […]

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In the June 2010 emergency budget, George Osborne announced housing benefit would be cut by 10% for people who have been on Jobseeker’s Allowance for 12 months or more. The government, however, have u-turned on this, as The Guardian reports: The government has dropped plans to impose a 10% cut in housing benefit on anyone […]

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  In December 2010, David Cameron claimed in Parliament: “When we look at what happened over the last few years… 5 million people were stuck on out-of-work benefits.” This number appears to have been derived by the Department for Work and Pension, which developed the 5 million figure by adding together the 1.5 million people […]

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David Cameron has used Prime Ministers’ Questions to perpetuate the myth that poverty is mainly down to the fecklessness of working age adults. Responding to a question on child poverty, he answered: “The chief cause of poverty is people being out of work generation after generation.” Yet in 2010, most children experiencing poverty lived in […]

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