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The government’s cruel child benefit policy isn’t just anti-family—it’s anti-society

Knowing that almost 200 women have had to provide proof of rape is bad enough. But the child benefit cap isn’t just cruel. It’s also woefully short-sighted

By Dawn Foster  

Three children play together on a beach in West Sussex. Photo: PA

The Conservatives have claimed to be many things over the years: the party of business, the party of ‘British Values’—whatever that vague and woolly term means—but always the family of the traditional family.

The latter claim is in tatters, however, with the party’s increasingly anti-family policies wreaking havoc on the bank balances of most mid-to-low earning families. Under David Cameron and now Theresa May, it’s difficult to argue the party is anything more than a special…

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