Ava Vidal on welfare cuts and housing benefits

Comedian and single mother Ava Vidal claimed "people do not choose a life on benefits" as she considered government policies on welfare cuts and how they hit the poor.

Speaking on the BBC Programme This Week, she said housing benefit was "not a lifestyle option, it is a necessity" as she spoke of the work she has done on a London housing estate and recalled her time on benefits.

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