HomeBlack Triangle NewsOpinion | Commentators Owen Jones: Here’s the question… could you live on £67 a week?
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  • bridget price December 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Last year I had managed on £85 and had telly, broadband and half a car. But on £67 no way. It would mean total isolation from the outside world. Water bill is over £6 a week and buildings insurance is £6 and the cost of getting to work is £6.60. This year food has shot up and there are many more people vying for reductions. The only way a single house holder could manage is with no contact with the outside world, no heat and no water. 10 000 years ago we were so much better off.
    How do we fight back?

  • Bridget Denise Price on Facebook December 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I say let’s pelt her with salmonella infected eggs

  • Michael Caits on Facebook December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    To be honest Edwina Currie can go back to Blowing a Major! Someone should remind her that it is HER Governement who made it impossible to paid Salary/Wage or Benefits without a Bank Account.. Of course over the intervening years that has grown to include a “valid e-mail address, A mobile phone number and (wherever possible) a landline number. According to my knowledge, they veven demand these things on ATOS own forms!! So I think Edmina should go fuck herslef, because without the things she says ‘deny’ poverty – those affected will NEVER be able to get a job, get their benefits or even officially ‘exist.’

  • Angela Mitchell on Facebook December 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE: The winners in all this will be the City firms who helped cause the crisis, and tax-dodging companies that deprive the Treasury of up to 60 times the amount lost through benefit fraud. How pleased they must be that those worse affected by their crisis are turning on each other, rather than on an ever-wealthier elite. As living standards plummet, misdirected anger could turn ugly.

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