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Beyond the Barriers: The Work Programme

I do not think; if I had written Beyond the Barriers that I would have devoted nine pages to the Work Programme. I would just have written, scrap it and recycle the money to use to better effect elsewhere. 944 more words

In case you think the media aren't trying to pull the wool over your eyes

On 16 March this year, around 112,000 people marched in Melbourne, Australia, against the policies of its government that are clearly against any principles of decency, fairness, social justice or just plain humanity. 259 more words

A Guide To DWP Euphemisms

‘Reintroducing fairness to the welfare system’ – introducing means-testing in order to dismantle the welfare system.

‘Fairness’ – discriminating against people.

‘Creating a system based on fairness’ – ignoring need, in favour of targets. 604 more words

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

Sounds about right ! Must print off a copy to refer to when next meeting my Jobcentre Adviser (= Sanctions Enforcer)

Michael Meacher's Speech on Benefit Sanctions

There was a backbench debate in the House of Commons today on the DWP’s use of benefit sanctions. The official line is that claimants are only ever sanctioned if they are not doing what is required of them to either find work or prepare for work. 615 more words

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