Liam Byrne, Labour’ s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, has told chancellor George Osborne that he should not include pensions in a Tory plan to not increase benefits in line with the 5.2% inflation rate recorded in September.
The plan will save £10.4 billion for the government.
But Byrne stayed silent on other benefits! Does he think that some of the most vulnerable in society could be receiving even less cash in real terms?
Labour should not be calling for only pensioners to be spared the axe — everyone should see their benefits increase, and financial support should be scaled up not down.