Labour accused of scaremongering over Winter Fuel Allowance
Conservative Minister Damien Green acussed John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn of “scaremongering” over the Winter Fuel Allowance, The Sun. The Shadow Chancellor claimed scrapping the allowance “could lead to 3,850 more deaths this coming winter”.
However, the Work and Pensions Secretary hit back, saying: “This is irresponsible scaremongering by Jeremy Corbyn – who can’t be honest about the fact he is relying on his magic money tree to pay for all his un-costed promises.”
Adding: “We have always been very clear that we will always look after the most vulnerable.”
The Tories have pledged to remove the benefit from wealthy pensioners but keep it in place for those who need it.
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