Universal Credit, the Revolt Continues….

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Poverty affects so many people in so many ways.

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Poverty affects so many people in so many ways.

I’m Back! ! !

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Conservatives say we can’t call them this word any more. Because it’s ‘a slur’.

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There is NO record on Corbyn – Ministry for State Security of East Germany

 

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There is NO record on Corbyn – Ministry for State Security of East Germany

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The following is an important press statement from the Federal Commissioner of Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic, concerning the recent allegations made against Jeremy Corbyn:

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Currently there is a debate in Great Britain about a possible documentation of activities of the Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn in the Stasi records. The Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU) usually only releases information with connection to a person to journalists and researchers when records document an official or unofficial collaboration with the Ministry of State Security. Otherwise there is no further disclosure. But because speculations have risen because of this policy in the case of Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott, the BStU for this case makes the following statement:

The most recent researches in the written records of the Ministry for State Security of East Germany have not produced any…

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The Feckless Poor, The Stigma of Welfare. Mary O’Hara

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The Feckless Poor, The Stigma of Welfare. Mary O’Hara

Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Image result for feckless poorTory Pick-Pockets Idea of Poverty.

There is a theory, a well-attested theory, that the key to the  government ‘welfare reform’ is that they intend to make life for claimants as unpleasant as possible. This will not only reduce the number of people willing to apply for benefits, it will compel them to take whatever work they can get. Over the years they have tried to a variety of schemes, The Work Programme, and now (for a more limited group), the Work and Health Programme, that are intended to guide people into employment.

Over the years ‘nudges’ (this is not a joke, they tried at one point with this daft plan, “Jobcentres try ‘nudging’ the workless” 2013), were replaced with pushes, sanctions.

Some would say that the massive increase in rough-sleeper numbers, a result of housing crisis and the fact that these days the down and out get…

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