McVey Holyrood committee hearing halted after gallery outcry



A Holyrood session with Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been disrupted after heckling from the public gallery.
The social security committee was halted twice.
SNP MSP Ben Macpherson's call for an apology from the UK minister over the impact of welfare reforms led to shouting from the audience about claimants who took their own lives.
Another suspension followed questioning on the so-called "rape clause".
Mr Macpherson raised concerns to the UK government minister about the lack of flexibility around Universal Crediit, suggesting there seemed to be a continual push... read more

 
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