Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council on January 10. At the time, Lam said legislators’ discontent over cuts to welfare for the elderly had “shocked” her, but she has since admitted her government could have handled the changes better. Photo: Sam Tsang
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Carrie Lam’s welfare cuts should have taught pro-establishment legislators a lesson: no more rubber stamping

  • Alice Wu says the chief executive once congratulated herself for improving relations with Legco, but her changes to elderly welfare payments have instead united rival legislators against her

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a question-and-answer session in the Legislative Council on January 10. At the time, Lam said legislators’ discontent over cuts to welfare for the elderly had “shocked” her, but she has since admitted her government could have handled the changes better. Photo: Sam Tsang
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