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ref date:21 May 1999 (HEA)
Blair cuts benefits to English nationals

Blairs uncaring new Labour, cut benefits to many hundreds of thousands living in Wales, England and N.Ireland yesterday, this despite a massive revolt by his own party members.

The Scottish for now are unaffected by this, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Scottish "parliament".

But as a sign of things to come and to prove Labour in Scotland is controlled by London, Donald Dewar, the First Minister of the Scottish parliament, and senior executive members Henry McLeish and Sam Galbraith flew from Scotland to vote with the Government.