While watching my MP on television in Question Time on 15 October, I was very shocked – as, I imagine were many others – by both the deeply moving emotional outburst of the audience member who accused Amber Rudd and her party of having effectively lied to the British public during the election campaign by saying that they would not cut tax credits and also by Amber Rudd’s very clear discomfort and shame at the accusation.
I hope very much that Ms Rudd will now have the courage of her obvious crisis of conscience to challenge the chancellor and others in the cabinet and urge them to rethink this deeply unjust and inequitable attack on the livelihood’s of many hundreds of thousands of poorer people in Britain, including many who live in her constituency.
Prof Richard Wistreich
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