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Scottish Parliament: Welfare Benefits (People with Disabilities) (12 Nov 2014)

Shona Robison: ...was serious about creating a fairer system, why did Labour MPs vote along with the Tories for George Osborne’s welfare spending cap, which includes DLA, PIP and attendance allowance? Labour MP Diane Abbott, with whom I agree quite often and who opposed the cap, said: “The Chancellor does not say many things that I think are correct, but he is correct to say that voting for this cap...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare Benefits (People with Disabilities) (12 Nov 2014)

Shona Robison: Nonsense. In fact, the SNP MPs at Westminster were very clear when they voted against the cap. We will be known by our deeds, and Jackie Baillie’s colleagues voted for the cap, which, as Diane Abbott said, locked Labour into the coalition’s cuts. Jackie Baillie mentioned the bedroom tax, which was actually a little surprising because, since we last debated the issue in the chamber, it has...


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