A senior Liberal Democrat defended the party's decision to U-turn on the so-called bedroom tax, as the "evidence clearly shows" the policy is not working.
Tessa Munt told Good Morning Britain there was "no point in bashing your head against a brick wall if something is not working" and that the Government needed to change direction in order to get people into the right housing.
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The heavy showers will ease off this weekend.
Labour MPs are attempting to build a consensus for a single challenger to Corbyn, while the big game in the Tory Party is Stop Boris.
Hefty showers and longer, slow moving downpours into this evening and again on Saturday - some lively with thunder.