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"Bedroom Tax" Protest In Penzance

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 25th May 2013

Cornwall stages another protest against the government's so-called "bedroom tax".

Campaigners are gathering in Penzance later after changes kicked in last month.

The controversial policy means a benefit cut for council houses with one or more spare rooms.

Stuart Cullimore is Chairman of Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance.

He said: "It may be a room in which disabled people keep equipment. It's an unfair, an unjust attack on people who are least able to pay, when the crisis was in fact caused by bankers.

"Well, we're hoping to provide a focus for these things, a bit like happened with the Poll Tax.

"It will affect a large number of people in Cornwall I think, particularly the low paid and the unemployed."

Anti-cuts campaigners have held similar protests in Falmouth, Truro and Camborne over the last couple of months.

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