Monthly Archives: November 2013

Second Suicide Linked To Welfare Reform Reported This Week: RIP Victor Cuff

Originally posted on the void:
Another tragic suicide has been reported which appears to be linked to the brutal Work Capability Assessments used to strip people of benefits by declaring them ‘fit for work’. According to South East London newspaper,…

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5 benefit changes the government don’t want you to know about

Threats to take away children from families is a new low even for the coalition government’s war on benefit claimants.   Re posted from Francis Ryan – New Statesman Conservative government ministers watching David Cameron deliver his keynote speech at … Continue reading

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The benefits system EXPOSED!

Excellent short film by TUC. Should be watched by every ConDem MP who has misrepresented DWP ststistics.

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Biggest ever increase in UK foodbank use – press release from Trussell Trust

170% rise in numbers turning to foodbanks in last 12 months Trussell Trust foodbanks have seen the biggest rise in numbers given emergency food since the charity began in 2000. Almost 350,000 people have received at least three days emergency … Continue reading

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Benefit delays leave claimants to starve whilst DWP hides the statistics.

Over this weekend, Tesco are supporting the Trussell Trust by asking its’ customers to donate non perishable foodstuff. Tesco will contribute a further 30% to the total collected. With that in mind, I thought I would re post some articles … Continue reading

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Food banks: where is the ‘suppressed’ government report on UK food poverty?

A Defra-commissioned report into the growth of food aid has been delayed. Could it be that it links welfare reform with the explosion in food banks? Article from Patrick Cutlers blog in the Guardian  Workers at the Black Country food … Continue reading

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Question:- When is a DWP statistic not a DWP statistic? Answer:- When the DWP, aided and abetted by the ICO supress it

Members of the public have a right to request access to information held by public authorities under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act Hold that thought…. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to promote … Continue reading

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Millions Charged Up To 41 Pence Per Minute To Call Premium Rate DWP Helplines

Millions Charged Up To 41 Pence Per Minute To Call Premium Rate DWP Helplines BY STEVEN PREECE · NOVEMBER 26, 2013         photo credit: H is for Home via photopin cc Millions of the Britain’s most vulnerable people – including pensioners, disabled people … Continue reading

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Drug-induced? Conservative policy is to increase the national debt and make you pay

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
Isn’t it shameful that the Conservatives are attacking Labour because the Co-op Bank chief has been behaving like the Chancellor of the Exchequer? The ex-chairman of the bank, Paul Flowers – who is…

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Bristol woman “killed herself after benefits were stopped”

PARTIALLY-sighted and only able to walk with the aid of a stick, Jacqueline Harris suffered crippling pain due to slipped discs in her back and neck. Her mobility was reduced further when a dog savaged one of her wrists. Despite … Continue reading

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