Austerity and mental health

Since the election in May 2015, when the Tories won their surprising overall majority in the House of Commons (despite only securing c.37% of the actual vote) 108 more words


We must remember. We cannot forget.

So exactly how cynical can one person be? How unsympathetic? How callous?

Well, after what I’ve been reading online, and in the papers, this morning, as far as I am concerned Alex Wild takes a lot of beating. 661 more words

Disability Rants

What is real poverty? Does Lord Sugar understand?

So. According to super-wealthy, multi-millionaire business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar there is no such thing as real poverty in Great Britain any longer. Not the type of poverty that existed when he was growing up anyway. 1,127 more words

General Political Rants

I-Team: Attleboro Man Receives Stranger’s Welfare Benefits, Claims State Ignored His Calls

BOSTON (CBS) – The mysterious mail started arriving at Stephen Gainer’s home late last year.

The correspondence was addressed to a complete stranger. At first, Gainer tossed them in the trash, thinking the post office had made a mistake. 652 more words


WBA awarded prestigious Advice Quality Standard (AQS)

Mind in Croydon’s Welfare Benefit Advice Service has been awarded the prestigious Advice Quality Standard (AQS). This is the only sector-owned, independently audited standard that focuses on advice. 283 more words


Report: Majority of Illegal Immigrant Households On Welfare

Posted By Ali Meyer On September 10, 2015 @ 10:05 am – Washington Free Beacon: http://freebeacon.com

More than half of households headed by immigrants in the country illegally, or 62 percent, received welfare benefits in 2012, according to a… 341 more words

Illegal Immigrants

The practicality of devolution

Jeremy Corbyn’s naive left-winger’s heart is in the right place.  Despite the venom that is now being thrown at him he has the priorities in the right order.  233 more words