campaign against welfare cuts and poverty

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Blagsta, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Appalling, but again, where is the resistance?, where is this chaps Stansted 15, history will look back on this neo-victorian time and progessive society will be found wanting.
     
  2. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    *sigh* And this hectoring will achieve what, exactly?
     
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  3. yield

    yield zero

    Age UK: 50,000 elderly have died waiting for social care package
    Wed 6 Feb 2019
     
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  4. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member




    Some robust action against U/C, 24 hour hunger strike outside Parliament.
     
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  5. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

  6. yield

    yield zero

    UK hunger survey to measure food insecurity
    Wed 27 Feb 2019
     
  7. yield

    yield zero

    Life expectancy falls by six months in biggest drop in UK forecasts
    Thu 7 Mar 2019
     
  8. Mrs Wiggles

    Mrs Wiggles Banned Banned

    With regards to the thread. It is my belief that our benefit system is far to generous, and is costing the hard working tax payer far to much. If your lucky enough to have a disability, or are a good enough actor, your going to be rolling in it.
     
  9. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Clown alert.
     
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  10. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    Haha, 0/10.
     
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  11. Mrs Wiggles

    Mrs Wiggles Banned Banned

    Socialist alert, Socialist alert.

    I can give you numerous examples of people of people living better on benefits than those people who work hard and offer society something, as well as paying taxes. The country is now a result of Blair's incompetence, and the lazy attitude of so many.
     
  12. Mrs Wiggles

    Mrs Wiggles Banned Banned

    So let's get this right. You claim that 77 people a day are dying as a result of government cuts. Whilst I find this figure totally unbelievable, I would suggest that in a country with a population of 67m, losing so many people who offer society nothing can only be considered a good thing.
     
  13. 8115

    8115 Macaroni straws.

    editor is it too early for a ban?
     
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    And off you fuck you pitiful wretch.
     
  15. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert And until then none of us have anything

    You probably thought in typing this you were being brave as well, tiresome boring cunt.
     
  16. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  17. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

  18. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    And that's saying quite something...
     
  19. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Yes, sadly.
     
  20. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

  21. yield

    yield zero

    Austerity to blame for 130,000 ‘preventable’ UK deaths – report
    01/06/19
     
  22. campanula

    campanula diminished responsibilty

    Have been turfed off ESA because of a change in circumstances (youngest offspring leaving home so I have to claim HB). 5 weeks with no money and dealing with an adversarial system which is so twisted, it is prepared to humiliate, bully and undermine people who are already beaten down with illness and anxiety...and yet there seems to be no end of funding for an endless number of scamming 'employment support companies such as Pinnacle People (whoever the useless fuck they might be). Massively suspicious with the over-comfortable relationship between Citizen's Advice and DWP. They seem uncommonly free with sharing information...ostensibly, for 'support'...but colour me cynical. Despite asking NOT to be contacted by phone, have been called by CA already, completely unprompted.
     
  23. Jackobi

    Jackobi swallows anything

    Are you certain that it was CA, as it is rare that they call anyone unless explicit consent is given? There are a number of scam calls claiming to be from CA when they are not.
     
  24. campanula

    campanula diminished responsibilty

    Well, I saw her at the DWP where she introduced herself. I admit, I was staggered at this reciprocal 'support' thing going on since I had always thought CAB were somewhat independent of the govt. line ...so when she rang up and said, 'Hello, this is R...from CAB', what was I to think? I said I was fine, didn't need any help and was not going speak to anyone over the phone because it freaks me out (I didn't answer, my friend did and passed the phone on).
     
  25. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Important new book by Francis Ryan who writes about benefits, cuts, poverty, etc, in the Guardian.

    I wonder if it will have the same impact Chavs had, both in terms of coverage and impact.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
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  26. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    New thinking from Debbie Abrahams, former shadow DWP secretary,

    and er, Liam Byrne

    https://liambyrnemp.co.uk/LiamByrneDraftManifesto.pdf

    Why isn't any of this coming from the far left, momentum, etc, too dour for them?
     
  27. Rivendelboy

    Rivendelboy Banned Banned

    Still sounds like neoliberal bullshit.
     
  28. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    Why do you ask? This may be a rhetorical question :)
     
  29. 8115

    8115 Macaroni straws.

  30. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

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