Former Lib Dem MSP slams 'bedroom tax'

Liberal Democrats have criticised government ministers for failing to stop the so-called 'bedroom tax'.

Party members, gathered at the spring conference in Dundee, called on the coalition Government to defer the under-occupancy rules and reconsider its approach.

Former Lib Dem MSP Robert Brown led the criticism:

I hope that conference will send the clearest of messages to the Government, to Liberal Democrat ministers, that the policy is damaging and unfair.

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