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27 bishops and 16 clergy 'attack coalition welfare policy'

Some 27 Anglican bishops and 16 other clergy have accused the coalition of creating hardship and hunger, according to the Mirror. It reported Britain’s leading bishops denounce David Cameron’s welfare reforms for creating a “national crisis”.

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PM: Archbishop of Westminster wrong about welfare

David Cameron says he is giving the unemployed “new hope and responsibility” by cutting their benefit payments.

In an article for the Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister responds to Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, who said changes to the welfare system had left many in “hunger and destitution”.

David Cameron has responded to comments from Rev Nichols about changes to the benefits system. Credit: Press Association.

In the article, Mr Cameron argues the Archbishop of Westminster’s criticism is “simply not true” and says the overhaul of the benefits system was about “doing what is right” and not simply “making the numbers add up”.

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