Cameron: Benefit reforms offer unemployed 'new hope'

The Prime Minister has said he is giving the unemployed “new hope and responsibility” by cutting benefit payments and claims his welfare reforms, according to the Telegraph

The newspaper reported that David Cameron said it was part of a “moral mission” for the country.

Cameron say benefit reforms offer the unemployed 'new hope' Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Cameron argues that the recent criticism of the changes by the Archbishop of Westminster is “simply not true”.

He said the overhaul of the benefits system, led by Iain Duncan Smith, was about “doing what is right” and not simply “making the numbers add up”.

Read: PM hits back at Archbishop in welfare system row

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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”.