The Staggers 12 October 2012 Quote of the Day Simon Hughes on housing benefit cuts. Print HTML Nick does agree with me. We’ve not signed up to cutting housing benefit and I don’t imagine for a moment we will. Simon Hughes insists on Question Time that the Lib Dems will veto plans to abolish housing benefit for under-25s. › Dortmund combats the new face of German neo-Nazism Nick Clegg with Simon Hughes, who said the Liberal Democrats would block the removal of housing benefit for young people. Photograph: Getty Images. George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Who "speaks for England" - and for that matter, what is "England"? Find the EU renegotiation demands dull? Me too – but they are important Why are boundary changes bad for Labour?