Last month I was asked to speak on local radio about the proposal to not offer any benefits to 'teenage mums' who refuse to live at home with their parents or in supported accommodation.

The proposal is based on the outdated, simplified and ignorant myth that young girls get pregnant just to get a free council house.

The 40 Group, a coalition of the most vulnerable Conservatives, put together a set of policy proposals to win over voters and unfortunately this proposal feeds into, and appears to...
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