Tax avoidance v benefit cuts: What David Cameron has done this week

Despite, or perhaps because of, being called a "dodgy prime minister" who is "up to his neck" in the HSBC controversy, David Cameron has decided to make benefits cuts his big issue of the weekend.

The prime minister is expected to announce on Saturday that the government will look to cut the benefits of people who suffer from obesity and alcohol or drug addiction if they refuse treatment.

Some have drug or alcohol problems, but refuse treatment. In other cases people have problems with their weight that could be addressed, but instead a life on benefits rather than work becomes the choice.

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