A victory for the poor

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Christmas has come early for those who are on low pay

Yes, folks, hard hearted George Osborne has been shamed into doing a U-turn on his threat to take more than £3,000 per year from the poorest families in the country.

Many people protested against this harsh treatment. The knockout blow to Mr Osborne’s chin, however, came from the House of Lords when they denounced the Chancellors bill in its entirety.

W Quinn