Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservative government is guilty of limiting the life chances of hundreds of thousands of children from low- and middle-income families by cutting child tax credits as part of the government’s £12bn of welfare cuts.
Corbyn quoted from a single mother with a disabled child who will lose £1,800 a year as he contrasted the Tories’ tax credit cuts with their introduction of tax breaks for the wealthy.
“Isn’t the truth of the matter that this government is taking away the opportunities and limiting the life chances of hundreds of thousands of children from poorer or middle-income families in this society? Should he not be aware of that in the decisions he makes?” he said.
Corbyn also challenged Prime Minister David Cameron over the impact of the cuts to tax credits as he repeated his tactics of asking him questions from emails submitted to his office.