Category Archives: Welfare Reform

Telegraph journalists need to experience the real world


Our Government claimed almost a year ago that austerity had ended, even though the cuts to police, education, NHS, low income benefits and local government are still impacting the deepest bones of our society. However if suddenly the Government discovered … Continue reading

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Ministers new Surgery


Based on my own very limited observation of Parliamentary debates, at one time only occasionally MPs would stand up and speak about one of their constituents and their experiences so that Parliament could be persuaded to focus on the realities … Continue reading

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Sanctions should be proportionate….


…and apply to all recipients of public funding if the words of Amber Rudd are to be treated with some fairness. Last Thursday she made a statement and included these words  “Conditionality and sanctions are an important part of the … Continue reading

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Five Parliamentary swallows including disability benefits and tenancy rights


In the middle of the chaos and bizarre behaviour of many MPs in the House of Commons that has been going on for at least three years, occasionally a few sensible words and recommendations are heard.  If these could be … Continue reading

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Philip it is clearly time to end the freeze


In a debate on 26th February on the subject of Universal Credit, Frank made a statement that included the following few words regarding the budget which is to take place on Wednesday. Let us hope that Philip Hammond will have … Continue reading

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Dear Sarah [Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People],


According to a statement you made at the end of 2018 as Parliament was closing down on Thursday 20th December you claimed “The Department has been working at pace and taking the necessary steps required to implement the ruling. We … Continue reading

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Let’s redouble our efforts to care for all children


As Donald Trump through his UN ambassador withdraws the USA from the United Nation Human Rights Council claiming the agency is a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias” and images circulate around the world of … Continue reading

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