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John McDonnell’s speech to Labour party conference

Reposted from Politics Home Can you imagine Gidiot Osborne making a speech like this … I warn you this is not my usual rant, they get me into trouble and Jeremy has told me to behave myself. Jeremy and I … Continue reading

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Even the government admits the bedroom tax isn’t working

Reposted from the Mirror on line Photo: WikiCommons The DWP quietly published an interim report into the removal of the spare room subsidy (colloquially known as the “bedroom tax”) and it paints a grim picture of the reality behind the … Continue reading

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Tories want you to believe people choose to be poor and disabled

Reposted from Vox Political “It’s now been revealed that £12bn worth of welfare cuts will be included in next month’s budget, with even more rolled out in the autumn spending review. Such cuts are based on nothing more than the … Continue reading

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Tories Trying To Prevent The Poor From ‘Breeding’, Says Labour MP

Reposted from Welfare Weekly photo credit: NEFATRON via photopin cc Veteran Labour MP Michael Meacher has accused the Conservatives of introducing welfare reforms designed to prevent the poor from ‘breeding’. Writing on his blog, Mr Meacher says: “Occasionally the mask … Continue reading

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Reposted from the Trussell Trust 913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared to346,992 in 2012-13 Figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ of UK food poverty says Trussell Trust Chairman 83% of foodbanks report … Continue reading

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Why stubborn Iain Duncan Smith is no statesman

Reposted from the Observer Now I know I may seem as if I am IDS bashing of late *slaps self on wrist* but all I would say is that he’s in the News so much because everything he touches turns … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Is ‘Patronising’ Says Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather

Reposted from the Huffington Post “We are still paying jobseeker’s allowance, we are still paying the pension, the health service is still there.” As though they are paying it personally out of their own pockets. When in reality we – … Continue reading

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Yes, the church is bloody angry about these attacks on the poor, and rightly so

Reposted from Giles Fraser ‘A whole class of vulnerable people is being disparaged whose greatest crime is to find themselves struggling to get by in the chill winds of a financial climate that was absolutely not of their making.’ Photograph: … Continue reading

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Why is the coalition making a public spectacle of picking on the poor?

Reposted from The Guardian Society In the last year, nearly a million people had their benefits stopped and of those who appealed, 58% won their case. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian We all know that the government’s plan to … Continue reading

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Church v (Secretary-in-a-) State over social ‘reform’

Reblogged from Vox Political Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, who has attacked fellow Catholic Iain Duncan Smith’s benefit cuts as a “disgrace”. [Image: Liverpool Echo] Does anybody else have the feeling that Vincent Nichols, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, was only … Continue reading

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