Cam ‘right to slash wel­fare’

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PRIME Min­is­ter David Cameron has de­fended the decision to slash the wel­fare bill with a twoyear ben­e­fit freeze which will hit 10m poorly paid and un­em­ployed.

He in­sisted that it was “fair” that ben­e­fits should go up at the same rate as av­er­age salaries, and in­sisted that the rich are“pay­ing their share”, while denying that in­equal­ity was ris­ing.

Mr Cameron told Five News: “What we have done is set out very clearly that we need to save £25bn and we don’t think putting up peo­ple’s taxes is the right an­swer.”

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