Responding to Tory MP Craig Williams’ call for Tax Credit cuts to be delayed until after next May’s election, Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Labour Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty said:
“Craig Williams’ weasel words expose the Tories real concerns about their cuts to Tax Credits – the impact on Tory election hopes in May. He should be lobbying his party to stop this assault on low paid workers, not thinking about how he can stop it being an election issue. Delaying these cuts until after the next Welsh General Election is simply not enough.
If the Tories are as concerned about the complete lack of public support for their slashing of Tax Credits as these comments suggest then George Osborne should bin his despicable plans right away."