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No beer on benefits: Tory MP wants those on benefits banned from buying “unnecessary items”

People on benefits should be barred from buying fags and booze, according to a Tory MP who was branded “vile” today. Alec Shelbrooke, the MP for Elmet and Rothwell, wants claimants to be given a welfare cash card to stop them from buying “unnecessary items.” His legislation would apply to all people on benefits –… Read more »

MP: Ban claimants from buying booze

Benefits claimants should be banned from spending their state handouts on cigarettes and booze, a Tory MP has controversially claimed. Alec Shelbrooke told the Commons those receiving payments should be given a welfare card which would work like a chip and pin debit card. But crucially it would not work if claimants tried to use… Read more »

Westminster Dog of the Year

The canine companions of two Yorkshire MPs were among the four-legged friends fighting to win the paw-litical event of the year. Boris, owned by Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke and George, the four-legged friend of Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, were among 24 political pooches that lined up to contest the annual Westminster Dog of… Read more »