A black day for disabled people – disability benefit cuts enforced by government despite widespread opposition

“The fact is that Ministers are looking for large savings at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable. That was not made clear in the general election campaign; then, the Prime Minister said …

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G4S are employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to deliver “get to work therapy”

Background Last April, more than 400 psychologists, counsellors and academics signed an open letter condemning the profoundly disturbing psychological implications of the  government’s austerity an…

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Tory Think Tank Gives The Game Away – Benefit Sanctions Are About Keeping Wages Low

Source: Tory Think Tank Gives The Game Away – Benefit Sanctions Are About Keeping Wages Low

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It isn’t only the wise monkeys that see or hear no evil it would seem.

As thousands of people are dying after being wrongly assessed as being fit for work by the DWP and JCP officials have been issued with guidelines on how to spot suicidal claimants before removing their benefits… Isn’t it time we started questioning WHY the MSM aren’t reporting this with the same vigour they give to demonising claimants and refugees…

More to the point, isn’t it time that we stopped being so insular?

I read the comments under ever more horrific reports of desperate people dying, DYING in their attempts to escape from a war torn hell yet for every compassionate post there is at least ten so lacking in compassion and basic inhumanity that they shame us as a species.

The public is being fed a diet of disinformation and biased news reports and programmes that are little more than propaganda dressed up as fact and they consume it avidly. If they only stopped to question why instead of condemning without question how many lives could be improved or saved?

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Iain Duncan Smith’s historic links to the far-right

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(not satire – it’s Iain Duncan Smith!)

No one should be surprised by the extremities of Duncan Smith’s attacks on the welfare state.

After all, Duncan Smith has a history of links to far-right politics – including racist and fascist organisations.

  • In 1995,  Duncan Smith was one of a few Tory MPs who met with senior figures of the racist and anti-semitic French National Front in Westminster. Le Pen’s deputy, Bruno Gollnisch MEP, later said Duncan Smith and other Tory MPs they met were “sympathetic” to their views:

I came to meet members of the Conservative Party sympathetic to our views… I met Duncan Smith and others in their offices and later we got together for less formal talks in a bar somewhere in the Parliament building.

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Carers now being targeted by the DWP. 

The poor side of life

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the changes that are occurring in the DWP. It seems like a never ending turnstile of changes. I usually get alerted to the big changes fairly early on before they happen, but I missed this one.

A lady approached me outside the Jobcentre yesterday during our weekly demonstration. To say she was a bit annoyed was an understatement. She is a full time carer for her disabled son. His condition is unpredictable at times and as a result they are in receipt of a high level DLA payment. It’s not easy to get a high level award and this lady has fought very hard to get this.

She had received a letter from the Jobcentre. She had been asked to go into the Jobcentre for a mandatory back to work meeting. To make matters worse they didn’t send her to her nearest…

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“Osborne not pushing enough children into poverty” says Harman

“Osborne not pushing enough children into poverty” says Harman.

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