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Redruth Dad Lays Into Government Over Benefits Changes

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1:49pm 8th October 2012

Pirate FM has learnt how a Redruth dad can not afford to keep an empty room at home for his soldier son.

Alistair Aldridge said cuts to benefits mean he can not move to a bigger house.

At the moment, everytime 21 year old Max comes home from Afghanistan, he has to share with his nine year old sister.

Alistair said: "He's a Rifleman in the Rifles, he's just come back from Afghanistan this year. He also did security details at the Olympics. He's able to go out and put his life on the line for his country, but his country aren't able to find him a room when he needs it. We find it despicable.

Alistair said he thought the government should re-think cuts to benefits. He said: "I think they look at each case individually, not right across the board. They are targeting the people who are the most vulnerable in society, people like us, who are not on a great deal of money, so to have to pay some of it back is just wrong.

"We're quite bitter at the government, because they've made this decision which is going to be a blanket cut, without really thinking about the impact on each individual family. At the moment, it's ripping us apart because we can't move."

It comes as the Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to cut another ten billion pounds from the welfare budget.

1:49pm 8th October 2012

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