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GOVERNMENT AUSTERITY CUTS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT WITHOUT THOUGHT OR CARE. SO SAY TOP CIVIL SERVANTS WITH NO AXE TO GRIND. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT IN THIS GENERAL ELECTION YEAR?

Reposted from Ripped off Britons.com The Welfare State was hard won by generations of Britons before us. It is as much an inherited right as is the unearned income received by some from their inherited property and financial assets. Doubtless … 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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A thought for Easter

Reposted from The Guardian Sign from the Mosaic Church food bank in Coventry, which had been providing emergency food supplies for individuals and families. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Religious leaders and faith groups have called on the government … Continue reading

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Welfare cuts: A tale of two food bank vouchers

Reposted from the Guardian Society   Jobcentre food bank referral slip specimens Photograph: the Guardian Look at the two food bank vouchers above. The one on the left was introduced after 2011 when the trust and Department for Work and … 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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Quotas for food bank vouchers at job centres?

Originally posted on Ann McGauran:
Is an unofficial quota system for food bank vouchers operating at job centres? One man who called into a food bank in this London borough recently said he was told by his job centre that…

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Iain Duncan Smith: Slavery and Narcissism

Reblogged from Another Angry Voice Iain Duncan Smith has once again demonstrated how out of touch with reality he is. In an absurdly self-congratulatory speech he compared his “welfare reforms” (which are hopelessly inefficient, economically illiterate, dishonest, unlawful,discriminatory, fraud riddled, punitive, target driven, wasteful, incompetently administered and compassionless) with the abolitionist … Continue reading

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