“Cancer killed my husband, but Atos took his dignity a long time before his death” ~ Grieving widow vows to fight on against DWP-Atos

Cancer killed my husband, but Atos took his dignity a long time ago says grieving widow … Continue reading“Cancer killed my husband, but Atos took his dignity a long time before his death” ~ Grieving widow vows to fight on against DWP-Atos

‘Can’t work through stress? Tough luck if you are poor’ ~ An exhausted banker gets unlikely sympathy from the City. Atos shows no sign of following this example

An exhausted banker gets unlikely sympathy from the City. Atos shows no sign of following this example … Continue reading‘Can’t work through stress? Tough luck if you are poor’ ~ An exhausted banker gets unlikely sympathy from the City. Atos shows no sign of following this example

Bedroom Tax: “I served my country in the army for 10 years – including in Afghanistan. I find it more stressful being back here and dealing with being homeless than when I was in a war zone”

Starving Homeless Afghanistan War Veteran Charged £31 a week Bedroom Tax ~ in temporary accommodation … Continue readingBedroom Tax: “I served my country in the army for 10 years – including in Afghanistan. I find it more stressful being back here and dealing with being homeless than when I was in a war zone”

“We seek a country where we make work pay but not by humiliating those with disabilities” ~ Alex Salmond’s conference speech

First Minister tells SNP Conference that Westminster is humiliating disabled people and that it is a disgrace that a UN Representative was forced to comment on an injustice in 21st Century Scotland … Continue reading“We seek a country where we make work pay but not by humiliating those with disabilities” ~ Alex Salmond’s conference speech

The only way we can guarantee NHS Scotland’s future is to vote Yes to independence Alex Neil tells conference

“My message to Hunt is unequivocal: Scotland rejects your politics, your attack on staff and your desire to destroy the real NHS” ~ Alex Neil … Continue readingThe only way we can guarantee NHS Scotland’s future is to vote Yes to independence Alex Neil tells conference

“We go the extra mile to pick up the pieces from bad Westminster decisions: Never has that been more the case than on the welfare reform programme” ~ John Swinney

Within the confines of devolution and against the constraints of a Westminster government that does not share our vision … We go the extra mile to pick up the pieces from bad Westminster decisions: Never has that been more the case than on the welfare reform programme ~ John Swinney … Continue reading“We go the extra mile to pick up the pieces from bad Westminster decisions: Never has that been more the case than on the welfare reform programme” ~ John Swinney

“Do not ever let anyone pull the wool over your eyes about the consequences of a No vote: Scotland’s social security system will be dismantled.”

The vulnerable and disabled are paying the price of things as they are now. A No vote will guarantee that that will continue as the welfare state will be dismantled in Scotland ~ Nicola Sturgeon tells conference … Continue reading“Do not ever let anyone pull the wool over your eyes about the consequences of a No vote: Scotland’s social security system will be dismantled.”

‘Both Sides of the Tweed’ ~ Dick Gaughan on the struggle for Scottish independence and Solidarity with the rest of the UK

Dick Gaughan: “There is nothing about solidarity which implies any necessity for political or cultural union” … Continue reading‘Both Sides of the Tweed’ ~ Dick Gaughan on the struggle for Scottish independence and Solidarity with the rest of the UK

How the SNP can still win the vote for an independent Scotland: The Yes camp can turn the debate around by focusing on the dismantling of the welfare state south of the border

The YES Scotland campaign can turn the debate around by focusing on the dismantling of the welfare state south of the border … Continue readingHow the SNP can still win the vote for an independent Scotland: The Yes camp can turn the debate around by focusing on the dismantling of the welfare state south of the border

CONDEMED: Britain’s Disabled People are facing a Holocaust of Cuts ~ We are set to lose £28.3bn of support under this cruel, heartless and unconscionable regime

Britain’s Disabled People are facing a Holocaust of Cuts … Continue readingCONDEMED: Britain’s Disabled People are facing a Holocaust of Cuts ~ We are set to lose £28.3bn of support under this cruel, heartless and unconscionable regime

It’s immoral to have food banks in one of the world’s richest countries: “These ‘genetically poor’ folk are returning food because they cannot afford to heat it up”

‘Genetically poor’ folk are returning food from the foodbank because they cannot afford to heat it up … Continue readingIt’s immoral to have food banks in one of the world’s richest countries: “These ‘genetically poor’ folk are returning food because they cannot afford to heat it up”

Politicians pay heed! Social Security is not a contract between the state and the people, it is a contract between the people themselves. This is not your welfare state to give or take away.

Notice to Politicians of All Stripes: Welfare is not a contract between the state and the people, it is a contract between the people themselves. This is not your welfare state to give or take away. … Continue readingPoliticians pay heed! Social Security is not a contract between the state and the people, it is a contract between the people themselves. This is not your welfare state to give or take away.

‘The Tories are creating a hostile environment – not just for migrants’ : It doesn’t matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on “malingerers” and migrants

With an election not far away, it doesn’t matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on “malingerers” and migrants, writes John Harris … Continue reading‘The Tories are creating a hostile environment – not just for migrants’ : It doesn’t matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on “malingerers” and migrants

Note to New Labour Shadow DWP Rachel Reeves: ‘Sort out the tax dodgers, Labour, then the benefit bill won’t be a problem’ ~ Vox Political

Rather than challenge the myths and lies propagated by the tabloid media UK Labour are keen to try to outflank IDS and the Tories on the Right. How can the victims of the financial crisis and disabled people support this travesty of a party? … Continue readingNote to New Labour Shadow DWP Rachel Reeves: ‘Sort out the tax dodgers, Labour, then the benefit bill won’t be a problem’ ~ Vox Political

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