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The Bedroom tax, the UN investigator and Grant Shapps

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UN Housing investigator, Raquel Rolnik was branded a “loopy Brazilian leftie” by Conservatives after she said she was “shocked to hear how many people feel abused in their human rights by this decision and why – being so vulnerable – they should pay for the cost of the economic downturn, which was brought about by the financial crisis.”

Tory Chairman Grant Shapps, claimed that  Ms Rolnik’s investigation was politically biased … In response Ms Rolnik said: “I didn’t come here to investigate the ‘bedroom tax’. I came here as a normal country mission, to assess the situation. I came across the ‘bedroom tax’ when I was here, but I am an independent investigator.”

She went on to slam the ‘aggressive’ behaviour of the UK Government:

“It was the first time a government has been so aggressive. When I was in the USA, I had a constructive conversation with them accepting some things…

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