‘Labour’s untenable position on social security and disability’ – Left Foot Forward

Left Foot Forward

Controversy rages about Labour’s developing position on social security reform as indicated in articles in the Daily Mail and The Guardian, writes Declan Gaffney In the Mail, a source “close to Liam Byrne” says: “Decent Labour voters see their neighbours lie about all day and … Continue reading →

Liam Byrne’s article on welfare ‘reform’ is “An insult to the memory of Beveridge” and to victims of crisis

Shadow DWP Minister and Merchant Banker Liam Byrne will tell jobless : One strike and you're out - work or lose six months benefit

Liam Byrne on welfare ‘reform’: “An insult to the memory of Beveridge” The Guardian, Letters, Tuesday 3 January 2012 21.00 GMT Liam Byrne, in his argument for increasingly punitive treatment of benefit claimants (Beveridge for this century, 3 January), draws … Continue reading →

Campaigners attack drive to block benefits appeals as decisions get overturned

The Daily Record

A FIRM employed by the Government to weed outbenefit cheats are losing more than two thirds ofthe appeals against their decisions. Controversial French company Atos are paid £100million a year to get people off disability and sickness benefit. But Citizens … Continue reading →