Lib Dem attacks benefit cap plan

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PLANS for a £500-a-week cap on household benefits have been condemned as “immoral” by a former Liberal Democrat minister in an escalation of her criticism of the welfare reform.

Sarah Teather accused ministers of seeking to “gain popularity at the expense of children’s lives” by pushing through a measure they knew was popular but ineffective.

Writing in a Sunday newspaper, the Lib Dem, who departed from government ranks in September’s reshuffle, said: “I think deliberately to stoke up envy and division between people in order to gain popularity at 
the expense of children’s lives 
is immoral. It has no good