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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 12:45 pm, 11th June 2019

The Secretary of State admitted that Ministers pushed this on the BBC, and all the Government’s Back Benchers voted for this policy in the face of all the warnings and knowing what the consequences would be, so forget the crocodile tears. The truth is that his Government are supporting taking away £150 from pensioners who are on about £10,000 a year, while Ministers and Government Back Benchers are careering around the country promising £3,000 in tax cuts for people who are on 10 times more than those pensioners. On what planet is that fair?