Remember when Heidi Allen (pictured) made her maiden speech, attacking the tax credits cuts? This Writer could not understand why it earned her so much praise, when it clearly showed her up as a hypocrite.
Maybe she’d say she was whipped to vote for the cuts, but that just means she would do exactly the same, ignoring the interests of her electors, if she was whipped to do so again.
These 17 Tory MPs want to soften the blow of tax credit cuts – despite voting them into law just a month ago.
The group all backed a motion asking their own party to ‘reconsider’ the effect on the poor.
Their move amid mounting public anger marks a change since September 15, when they voted for the cuts under a strict Tory whip.
Tonight’s motion, which passed 215-0 after George Osborne didn’t bother fighting it, was signed by members from every party except the SNP – which wanted a more anti-cuts version.
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