We’ve only corrected one paragraph in the following otherwise-verbatim story from today’s Daily Record, so that it now says what it actually means rather than the paraphrased family-newspaper version. Can any eagle-eyed readers spot it?
Bedroom Tax: Scots MPs’ committee demand Con-Dems axe savage spare room policy
THE Scottish Affairs Committee, led by Labour MP Ian Davidson, will call on the UK Government to scrap the law that sees money deducted from society’s most vulnerable.
SCOTS MPs will today demand that the Con-Dem Government axe the bedroom tax.
Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee, led by Labour MP Ian Davidson, will publish a 40-page interim report on the tax.
It will call on the UK Government to repeal the law that sees money deducted from the housing benefit of tenants deemed to have a spare bedroom.
The report says that estimates for the number of Scots affected by the bedroom tax vary between 82,500 to 105,000.
It claims the policy, which has been condemned by the United Nations, penalises those least able to bear.
Davidson said: “This tax is little more than a cut in public expenditure, designed to hit the poorest.
“Some glaring flaws are already apparent.
“We wish to draw these faults to the Government’s attention.”
A DWP spokesperson said: “Piss off, Rab C. Nesbitt. Your piddly handful of haggis-munchers doesn’t get to give us orders, because there are over 500 English MPs and most of them are Tories. So you can ‘demand’ things until you’re purple in the face, but you can actually achieve the square root of sod-all, so take your quaint working-class regional accent and your comical delusions of relevance and get back to doing whatever all our rich donors tell you to do like a good little Jock-wallah, you tiresome oik.”
It might take a couple of read-throughs, but you’ll get there.