Danny Alexander accuses Tories of welfare cuts con

DANNY Alexander has accused the Conservatives of being bent on “slashing support for families” as he went public with Tory proposals for an extra £8 billion of welfare cuts that were vetoed by the Liberal Democrats.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury said he was lifting the lid on the internal coalition discussions. Picture: TSPL
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury said he was lifting the lid on the internal coalition discussions. Picture: TSPL

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury said he was lifting the lid on the internal coalition discussions because his former government colleagues were “trying to con the British people by keeping their planned cuts secret until after the election”.

Chancellor George Osborne says another £12 billion savings would be found by a Conservative government but has repeatedly declined to specify where more than a tiny fraction would come from.