Tag Archives: Lord Freud

So, where’s the money coming from George? (part 2)

The meek  Rich tory supporters shall INHERIT the Earth First the science bit, courtesy of HMRC … Inheritance Tax is paid if a person’s estate (their property, money and possessions) is worth more than £325,000 when they die. This is … Continue reading

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Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks

Reposted from The Guardian – Comment is free Illustration by Matt Kenyon What would you do to keep your baby from starving? Perhaps the same as Lucy Hill. At the start of October, the 35-year-old mother from Kidderminster was broke. … Continue reading

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Whistleblower predicts troubled start for new universal credit system

Reposted from the Bolton News Elizabeth House A WHISTLEBLOWER inside one of the government’s pilot centres for universal credit has warned how numerous errors will make a smooth introduction of the new system “highly unlikely”. Staff at the service centre … Continue reading

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British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

I can’t add anything to this excellent, thought provoking  report by Mo Stewart. By Mo Stewart INTRODUCTION: Following the fatally flawed Work Capability Assessment (WCA) conducted by Atos Healthcare, as contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the … Continue reading

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Families turn to food banks as last resort ‘not because they are free’

Reposted from The Guardian Society   A food bank in Croydon. The government has come under pressure from church leaders and charities to address increasing prevalence of food poverty caused by welfare cuts. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Low … Continue reading

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Complexity of the UK housing crisis baffles politicians

Reposted from Hannah Fearn at the Guardian Society  Lord Freud: he trumpets that more people rent privately, ignoring that this is because not enough houses are being built. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images I was recently briefing a fellow journalist with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year …

So here it is, that time again, where I resolve to give up eating chocolate, drinking wine and try to be nicer to people! One of my other New Year resolutions is to make people aware of the harsh regime … Continue reading

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