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George Osborne after delivering his budget in March 2016.
 George Osborne after delivering his budget in March 2016. 

Here’s a shocking fact. Around 70,000 children go to school hungry in a city dripping with the world’s mostly unearned, undeserved, under-taxed obscene wealth. One in four parents in London worry about being able to feed their children.

Almost a fifth of families in the capital choose between heating their homes or feeding their children, according to the latest research by YouGov, with one in seven families relying on charities and food banks. Even if their children aren’t going hungry, a third of parents feel they can’t afford the healthier food they know they should have. Food charity the Felix Project says, “Hungry children are held back in their development – they don’t do as well at…

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New survey reveals that many councils are struggling to provide children and their families with the support they desperately need.

Source: Benefit cuts fuel surge in demand for vital children’s services


Sensible logic from Poppy, but do Governments do logic let alone sensible.

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I am so happy.

Saturday was a good news day for me.

After several weeks of waiting, I finally received the two brown envelopes through the letterbox which told me how I’d done with my enforced PIP (Personal Independence Payment) application and my ESA (Employment Support Allowance) reassessment and I was successful for both Benefits.

And, further to that, a very good family friend also received her brown envelope for PIP on Sarurday as well and she’s been successful as too. Virtual High Fives all over our social media pages let me tell you – we were delerious. We both got to sleep properly for the first time in quite a while that night and we can now both breathe freely once more because we know that our finances are guaranteed for at least the next few years at any rate.

Brilliant!

But, there is something we both want to…

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This current Tory Government and probably the previous Tory Governments and New Labour are promoting Government euthanasia. By this I mean they are and were creating policies that remove benefits from persons with disabilities so that they cannot survive. Therefore they are creating situations where their death is almost inevitable. In doing so they are reducing those on benefits because on death the benefits cease, if not before due the benefits for their existence being wrongly withdrawn.

Euthanasia by Government policies.

Same Difference

Scope, the charity for disabled people, tweeted an interesting number when the general election was announced. There are, it said, 13 million disabled people in Britain. Some 89 per cent have said they will vote. 

The reason that number is worth paying attention to is that if the 89 per cent are true to their word, and if they use their franchise to hold the Government to account for its brutal treatment of disabled people, it might just spell trouble for Theresa May’s dreams of a three-figure majority. 

Now, let me make one thing clear at the outset. I’m not about to say who you should vote for. Journalists too often do that. I would simply invite you to consider the Government’s record when it comes to disability.

If I were to take on the role of prosecuting ministers over that, I would struggle to find somewhere to start. So long would…

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Brandon Cran, the autistic Scottish teenager who has written to berate David Cameron and George Osborne for their “ableist” policies, is to be praised. He told the two greedy politician…

Source: Autistic teen writes to Tory toffs demanding resignation over brutal benefit cuts | Vox Political


Benefit tales

Ministers say no more social security cuts – but have approved a huge package of savings for this parliament already
Employment support allowance (ESA)

Just over a fortnight before last week’s Tory backbench PIP rebellion, the government forced through plans to cut £30 a week from the unemployment benefit of ill and disabled claimants found unfit to work. (read more)

Working age benefits freeze

A range of benefits will be frozen for four years from April 2016, including tax credits, jobseeker’s allowance and sickness benefit payments (read more)

Housing benefit freeze

More than 300,000 low-income working families will face substantial shortfalls – in some cases amounting to hundreds of pounds a month – as a result of a freeze on local housing allowance starting in April. (read more)

Household benefit cap

The welfare and work bill, passed earlier this month, reduces the level…

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He cannot get to oversee the bedroom tax, and disability and other benefit sanctions, and walk away with clean hands

Source: If we are not ‘all in it together’, this is largely due to Duncan Smith | Politics | The Guardian


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Mike over at Vox Political has put up a piece giving a few choice facts about the man now filling IDS’ seat in Cabinet, Stephen Crabb. He points out that Crabb has enthusiastically supported all of the benefit cuts, including the 30 per cent reduction in ESA. However, he begins by talking about Crabb’s enthusiasm for curing gay people.

No, he isn’t a mutant crab. That was a bad joke.

Not a joke is his apparent belief that people who are gay can be cured of it. He is on record as having taken interns from a charity called Christian Action Research and Education (CARE), and sponsored a ‘gay cure’ event run by the same organisation in 2012.

Perhaps he thinks serious illnesses and disabilities like cancer, Parkinson’s disease and amputated limbs can also be cured. Let’s face it, everyone carrying out Work Capability Assessments seems to have that belief…

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