politics.co.uk podcast: Does the benefit cap fit?

Hard-hit benefit claimants are deeply frustrated by politicians' approach to welfare
Hard-hit benefit claimants are deeply frustrated by politicians' approach to welfare

The coalition is pushing its welfare reform bill through parliament despite a storm of opposition from angry claimants.

Alex Stevenson spoke to a group of disabled people gathered in parliament as MPs voted on the legislation - and discovered frustration with all the mainstream parties.

This week's episode sees Labour's shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne explain his party's approach, Lib Dem rebel peer Jenny Tonge outline her views on the government and Anne Begg and Brandon Lewis of the work and pensions select committee debate the benefit cap and the universal credit.


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