A millionaire government minister (the one who tried to blame charities for a rise in food bank use) put his foot in it yesterday — by using the term ‘Bedroom Tax’ instead of the usual Orwellian euphemisms.
Rather than using the government-approved phrases ‘under occupancy charge’ or ‘spare room subsidy’ Lord Freud told peers yesterday:
“We will produce an interim report later this year, as I said, and we will bring forward next year the full report on what has been happening with the bedroom tax.”
It's official. Lord Freud today referred to 'the bedroom tax', not 'spareroomsubsidy'. See final entry: http://t.co/OZAjF6ILQC
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) April 9, 2014
Not his best performance.