Labour MP for Middlesbrough Andy McDonald has accused George Osborne on Twitter of "trying to make capital" out of the Philpott case:
Total disgrace that Osborne tries to make capital out of the appalling Philpott case. Typical Tory demonization of anyone on benefits.
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A widespread frost across the UK as temperatures fall below freezing under clear skies.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches