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Simon Hughes on housing benefit cuts.

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.

Nick Clegg with Simon Hughes, who said the Liberal Democrats would block the removal of housing benefit for young people. Photograph: Getty Images.

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The NS Podcast #176: Younge, guns and identity politics

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen and Stephen are joined by author and editor-at-large for the Guardian, Gary Younge, to discuss the findings of his new book: Another Day in the Death of America.

Seven kids die every day from gun violence in the US yet very few make the national news. Is there any way to stop Americans becoming inured to the bloodshed? The enraging, incredibly sad and sometimes peculiarly funny stories of ten kids on one unremarkable Saturday attempt to change that trend.

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, Gary Younge).

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