A new low as Harriet Baldwin lets the cat out of the bag. The welfare Bill is all about scoring political points over the opposition.

Daily Politics

Thursday, 20 December 2012


Andrew Neil

Harriett Baldwin

AN: The bills wording says it will quote: ‘make provisions relating to the uprating of certain social security benefits and tax credits.’ Should it not really be called George Osborne’s welfare trap for the Labour Party?

HB: I think that would be a very good name for it because actually I want to reassure a lot of your viewers today, I know you have a lot of pensioners watching, I want to reassure them that their pensions next year will actually go up more than inflation at 2.5% because of the triple lock, that is on top of a 5% increase last year…


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