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MPs vote for 1% benefits cap

MPs have voted in favour of a proposed 1 per cent cap on raising benefits by a majority of 56. Ministers say the cap is needed because it is unfair that state handouts have been rising twice as fast as wages during recent years of austerity.

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Vince Cable: Tory names for jobless 'unacceptable'

The Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable has said he is "uncomfortable" with some of his Tory coalition colleagues referring to the unemployed as "skivers".

He said that people who are out of work should be treated with "dignity" while accepting that the economic situation necessitates a "squeeze on the welfare budget".

ITV News' Political Correspondent Libby Wiener asked him whether he is comfortable supporting the benefits cap:

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