PM urged to 'think again' on ESA cuts
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PMQs: David Cameron urged to 'think again' on ESA cuts

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged David Cameron to "think again" about cuts to employment and support allowance, warning that it will badly impact cancer patients and people with "severe" disabilities.

Raising the topic at PMQs, Mr Corbyn said the government should not try to reverse its defeat in the House of Lords over the plans to cut the benefit by £30 a week.

The PM said existing ESA claimants unable to work would not lose any money.

"But in future, those who are able to get back to work, we should help them get back to work. That is what a compassionate country does," he added, and went on to attack Labour's health and economic policies in Wales and Scotland.

  • 03 Feb 2016
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