‘There will be trouble’ over disability Burton warned FG
'They looked for a scapegoat and they found Joan,' Labour accuses Fine Gael
War has broken out between the two government partners over the controversial cut to disability payments that was dramatically 'paused' by Taoiseach Enda Kenny last week.
The Sunday Independent has been told the cabinet was warned by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton about the likelihood of a ferocious response to the disability cuts. They were told "on several occasions this would lead to trouble'', said a senior government source.
"All sorts of people, ministers, were walking around claiming that they knew nothing. How can they claim that, when it was presented again and again and again?" said one minister.
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