MPs warn George Osborne not to plunge disabled into poverty

Posted on: 13th September 2010

From the London Evening Standard, 13th September 2011.

Liberal Democrat and Tory MPs today warned George Osborne against plunging more disabled people into poverty with benefit cuts.

The Chancellor faced the threat of a joint Lib-Con revolt if he seeks to slash billions of pounds off welfare payments to individuals with physical impairments and learning difficulties.

Lib-Dems Andrew George and Bob Russell teamed up with Conservative Peter Bottomley to issue a warning in the Commons that ministers should seek to avoid imposing greater hardship on vulnerable groups.

The Chancellor was today ordered to appear in the Commons to answer questions about the cuts.