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Watch: working mother attacks Tory minister Amber Rudd over tax credits

The pressure on the Treasury ramps up another notch

By Josh Lowe  

Corbyn with some young supporters at his final campaign rally in Islington © Rita Alvarez Tudera/ Press Association Images

The standout moment from last night’s Question Time was a tirade from a working mother about the impact of Conservative tax credit cuts, directed at cabinet minister Amber Rudd.

The audience member, who said she voted Conservative at the election “because I thought you would be the better chance for me and my children,” broke down in tears, and said she was furious that the government would be slashing her in-work benefits “after promising you wouldn’t”—a reference to the Prime Minister’s pre-election appearance on the programme in which he appeared to rule out such a measure.

It’s heart-wrenching television, but…

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