Tory Cabinet Minister is ill-informed and dismissive when questioned about the 55p-per-minute Universal Credit helpline

From The Independent: Liz Truss, the Tory minister who thought Britain’s level of cheese imports was a ‘disgrace’, had a paltry answer when it came to charging welfare claimants 55p-per-minute to call the government helpline.

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Liz Truss: Barking dogs help deter drones

From PoliticsHome: Justice Secretary Liz Truss has said in the House of Commons that the aggressive barking of guard dogs outside prisons could prevent drones delivering banned items to inmates.

Speaking during Justice Questions, the Cabinet minister said the Government was reviewing measures such as extra netting, before adding:

“I was at HMP Pentonville last week. They’ve now got patrol dogs who are barking, which helps deter drones. So we are using all kinds of solutions to deal with contraband coming into our prison.”

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