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Tories pledge to help defeat Labour welfare rebellion - UK Politics, UK - The Independent
The Conservatives pledged yesterday to help the Government defeat a Labour backbench rebellion to ensure that a shake-up of the benefits system becomes law. Some Labour MPs criticised plans by the Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell under which almost all claimants would face cuts in their benefits if they did not prepare for or seek work. He said taxpayers' money would no longer be "frittered away" on claimants who "play the system", adding that there were 500,000 job vacancies compared to 200,000 people a month finding work.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:17:54 PM EST
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It's widely believed this will be seriously amended during the committee stage anyway, whatever the tories threaten.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 05:13:29 PM EST
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