Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

YET Another Blow [...]; Our Man in the Corridors of Power Reveals Secret They Want Kept Hidden THE SCRIBBLER

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

YET Another Blow [...]; Our Man in the Corridors of Power Reveals Secret They Want Kept Hidden THE SCRIBBLER

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Byline: THE SCRIBBLER

YET another blow for George Osborne, who has finally shrugged off his cuddly Chancellor look, as a committee of MPs condemns his plan to cut tax credits.

And it's particularly painful because a majority of MPs involved were Tories.

The Commons Work and Pensions Committee said he should delay the controversial cuts to tax credits for a year while he works out how to make sure work pays for everyone, including people on low salaries.

It's an example of backbench MPs from different parties working together.

Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck, who represents Tyneside constituency South Shields, was one of the authors.

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Britain - and enjoying a warm welcome.

But Blaydon MP Dave Anderson wants the Prime Minister to raise the plight of India's elephants with his guest.

Mr Anderson said: "Many British tourists ride elephants on their holidays.

"I am sure that they will be as horrified as I am to hear how the elephants have been so cruelly beaten into submission for their enjoyment and the profits of ruthless traders."

BEWARE if you drive after a small drink - particularly if you head over the border in to Scotland. The Scots have introduced new, tougher drink-driving laws which mean you are likely to be prosecuted if you start up the car after even the smallest amount of alcohol.

Road safety campaigners would argue that this is exactly how it should be. And Ministers have been asked to consider introducing the same system in England.

Bridget Phillipson, Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, asked the Transport Secretary if he would "examine evidence from Scotland on the effects of a lower drink-drive limit; and if he will make it his policy to equalise the limit in England."

THE traditional battle between Labour and the Conservatives is going strong, but a second war is being fought in the House of Commons - between Labour and the SNP. …

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