Monthly Archives: August 2016

Young voters, disability and political neglect

Originally posted on Disability now:
The general election of 2015 and the EU referendum of 2016 have been two crucial opportunities for votes and voters to shape our future. But as a newly enfranchised disabled voter, Chloe Smith has felt…

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Extreme Debt Rise and Universal Credit Delays,

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
I have just been talking about debt to some friends. One, unemployed, is a very bad situation because his debts. Apparently this is becoming a widespread problem. I say “becoming” but since the opening…

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Hunger, Homelessness and Despair, The Stark Reality of the Benefit Cap

Originally posted on the void:
It is hard to imagine a more poisonous piece of legislation than the lowered Benefit Cap, set to be introduced this Autumn, which will plunge quarter of a million children into desperate housing insecurity and…

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What rabbit hole have we fallen down? My experiences of Atos Work Capability Assessment

Originally posted on purplepersuasion:
Ever since claiming Employment and Support Allowance, I’ve worried about being called to a Work Capability Assessment. A few weeks ago, a letter marked “Atos” dropped through my door. As I’d feared, it instructed me to…

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The National Union of Students: Everyone is Equal, Just Some are More Equal than Others.

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The poor must pay down the debt – sanctioned man loses his leg

Originally posted on Fear and Loathing in Great Britain:
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,536 Sunday 28 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Salford’s Unemployed & Community Resource Centre reports that David (no surname given) was repeatedly sanctioned,…

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2010, the rise of state cruelty, the gloves are off

Originally posted on Fear and Loathing in Great Britain:
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,535 Saturday 27 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Since 2010 we have seen the rise and rise of state cruelty. This isn’t about…

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The DWP takes a rather sinister stance on disabled claimants. Provision of Research Lab Facilities for DWP.

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
Being a disabled claimant is hard enough, the whole rigmarole of trying to ensure that you get money to live on, money that you deserve is unbelievably hard. Not happy with the…

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