Nicola Sturgeon: Universal credit cut will 'take food out of children's mouths'

Ending the universal credit £20 per week uplift is the “biggest overnight reduction to a basic rate of social security” since the 1930s, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed.

The first minister said that for the UK government to even consider this move showed a “lack of basic understanding” of life for those on the breadline.

She called it a “deeply cruel cut”, and if it went ahead then history’s verdict would be that Boris Johnson “simply has no shame”.

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