.@EmilyThornberry said #Labour under #Corbyn wouldn’t be able to afford to end benefits freeze & cap


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Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

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#Labour under #Corbyn plan to extend the benefits freeze past date when Tories set to end it …


The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

Ken Loach’s fictional Daniel Blake was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.  In the real world, JSA has been frozen since April 2015.  On Planet Corbyn, Daniel no longer exists.

On the Friday before the August Bank Holiday 2017, Labour sneaked out a press release in the name of Jeremy Corbyn, stating that Labour would not end the benefits freeze on taking up office.

JSA for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Income Support for lone parent Daniella Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015

Employment and Support Allowance for a Daniel Blake has been frozen at £73.10 per week since April 2015.

Labour will, however, enact free university tuition for mostly white, mostly middle and upper class youth on its first day in office.

Labour will make Daniel Blake, a real victim of austerity, foot the bill for free university tuition.

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Iain Duncan Smith urges PM to reverse Universal Credit cuts | DisabledGo News and Blog


Former Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is urging Theresa May to reverse cuts to Universal Credit. Mr Duncan Smith, who quit days after the 2015 Budget, is urging the PM too postpone a plan to raise the income tax threshold to fund the move. In 2015, cuts to the Universal Credit “work allowance” were announced – reducing the amount people could earn before benefit payments were withdrawn. A government spokesperson said there were “no plans” to reverse the cuts. Universal Credit’s single payment replaces six current benefits, including Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Mr Duncan Smith drove its introduction under the coalition government, although it was beset by delays, IT problems and an entire “reset” of the system, and was the subject of tensions between the Treasury and the DWP. He argues the cuts to work allowance cost people up to £1,000 as they move off benefits into work. Now a backbencher, he chairs the Centre for Social

Source: Iain Duncan Smith urges PM to reverse Universal Credit cuts | DisabledGo News and Blog

Outrage over disabled man who lost leg thanks to illegal benefit sanctions


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Fighting back: Outrage over disabled man who lost leg in illegal benefit sanctions leads to £30k Salford campaign

Salford’s Unemployed & Community Resource Centre are launching a bid to help the thousands of people stung by unlawful benefit sanctions.

Back in June, SalfordOnline.com reported how one Salford worker who illegally had his out-of-work benefits axed had been refunded by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

In 2012 Simon Milne had his Jobseekers Allowance stopped for four weeks, without notice.It left him in such a poor state that he was unable to buy food, let alone to pay for travel to get to job interviews.

The centre says that David (pictured) had his benefits repeatedly sanctioned by Jobcentre Plus officials. This resulted in him being unable to control his diabetes because he had no money for food.

This caused diabetic ulcers which became infected and he had to have a…

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George Osborne is paying therapists to ‘coerce’ mentally ill people back to work.


Osborne will not be happy until everyone of us is in some form of employment , whether it is suitable or not.

When he feels this as been achieved for adults, he may then turn his attention to children. The tories are wishing to return to Victorian values, so having children in a working environment could easily be part of his thinking.

Vox Political: Stephen Crabb, IDS’ Replacement, Believes People with Progressive Degenerative Diseases Able to Work


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Mike over at Vox Political has written about how the latest sputtering from the new head of the DWP have effectively ended satire. Stephen Crabb, apparently an expert on such diseases, has declared that sufferers of brain tumours and progressive degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone are able to work. And so, presumably, they should not get any PIP or ESA, but the normal jobseeker’s allowance, until they are eventually sanctioned for not trying hard enough to get a job.

Mike states that this is beyond satire, because he commented in an earlier post about Crabb’s bizarre views on homosexuality. Crabb believed that homosexuality could be cured, and supported CARE, a Christian organisation that claimed it could cure gay people. In fact, gay cures don’t work. There have been a series of scandals in American involving these organisations, as well as concerns in the UK apart the potential harm…

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Labour to refer ‘groundless’ Iain Duncan Smith claim to statistics watchdog | Politics | The Guardian


Tory Britain!

Work and pensions secretary said 75% of jobseekers think benefit sanctions have helped them ‘focus and get on’

Source: Labour to refer ‘groundless’ Iain Duncan Smith claim to statistics watchdog | Politics | The Guardian

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Reform Think Tank Report Proposes Cutting Disability Benefits In Half


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The government should radically overhaul the welfare system for sick and disabled people by slashing weekly benefits by nearly half, a top think tank has said.

In a new report out today, the right-wing Reform research group said the existing employment and support allowance has “failed to encourage sick and disabled people to work”.

“The government will fail to reach its target of a higher employment rate for disabled people without root-and-branch change,” researchers added.

 

Reform wants the government to cut the weekly benefit paid to 1.3m sick and disabled people from £131 to £73 – the same amount of basic pay that Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants receive. The report’s authors said that having a higher rate of weekly benefit for sick and disabled people “encourages people to stay on sickness benefits rather than move into work”.

“Too many people with health conditions are being left stranded on incapacity benefits,” said report co-author Charlotte Pickles…

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