Fareham MP attacks opposition over welfare reforms

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FAREHAM MP Suella Fernandes has accused the Labour Party of opportunism and of being ‘shameful’ in its approach to welfare reform.

Speaking in the House of Commons in debate on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, she said: ‘The manner in which the opposition have behaved is shameful.

‘Prior to the election, there were suggestions they would back our welfare reforms, acknowledging that welfare had become unsustainable and costly.

‘What we have seen is opportunism and the politicisation of an issue on which consensus is required.

‘That is shameful and underlines the opposition’s lack of integrity and decency, when we need cross-party support on this difficult issue.’