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Benefits increases: Owen Jones on George Osborne policy

Author Owen Jones claimed the proposed 1% increase in benefits outlined in the Autumn Statement, showed that George Osborne's "shirkers are the new Tory undeserving poor."

He claimed the chancellor was using people on welfare as a "political football" and he was setting a trap for Labour.

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