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LONDON: In his first major political move since taking office, the spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans attacked Britain’s government over welfare yesterday, saying further cuts to welfare benefits would drive thousands of children into poverty.
In a statement, Archbishop Justin Welby said the government’s planned changes to the benefit system would hit many families hard at a time when Britain already risks tipping into its third recession in four years. “Politicians have a clear choice. By protecting children from the effects of this bill, they can help fulfil their commitment to end child poverty,” Welby said in a statement Reuters