Baroness Meacher, who led the fight in the House of Lords against planned cuts to tax credits, has told RT’s Going Underground programme that the number of people who take their own lives is likely to increase as cuts are rolled out.
She said: “They can’t see a way out, and so what I anticipate is that there will be, over time as these cuts play themselves out, there will be an increase in the numbers of people who cannot go on and who take their lives.
“We will have an increase in suicide I think.”
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