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Are welfare cuts 'over the line'?

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The government has lost three votes in the House of Lords over its plans to cut spending on welfare, which would affect disabled young people and cancer sufferers.

Baroness Meacher, crossbench peer who tabled the amendment, said that some of the changes were "over the line" of human decency.

But Employment Minister Chris Grayling, said that the government would be seeking to reverse the Lords amendments.

"We're having to take some tough decisions," he said.


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