Osborne's remarks on Philpott case a 'total disgrace'

Labour MP for Middlesbrough Andy McDonald has accused George Osborne on Twitter of "trying to make capital" out of the Philpott case:

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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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PM backs Osborne on Philpott

The Prime Minister has said the Chancellor's remarks about Mick Philpott, convicted of killing his six children and the need for welfare reform "were absolutely right".