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8 1/2 month pregnant lady told to attend parenting course on the threat of a sanction. Man forced onto a 2 week course 5 days a week at the Jobcentre 9-4. Welcome to Universal Credit hell.

The poor side of life

Can I start this weeks blog by saying how angry I am at this system that the government likes to call ‘Benefits’. Change the name, make it sound different then stigmatise the vulnerable people that are in desperate need of help. That’s exactly how this government rolls isn’t it. Today was just awful and there are no excuses that can be made to justify the governments deplorable behaviour against the poor. I do feel that it is a war against the poor and at the moment they have the upper hand. This cannot be allowed to continue for forever can it.

Anyway, you don’t want to hear my rant but it’s how I feel. But remember its not ‘Benefits’ it’s ‘Social Security’.

I arrived at the Jobcentre and was met by two Journalists from BBC North West, I do believe that the presenter was one of the two chaps but…

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Wirral In It Together have been BLOCKED on Twitter by Wirral Council and their partners The Wirral Globe

Wirral In It Together

25 11 17 wirral council block us on twitterWe uncovered this item today, and it must have happened very recently !

It’ll be connected to the ugly, alleged #Racism of a Wirral Councillor’s wife in Sorrento that turned up exclusively here on Wirral Leaks last month, and also to the hushing up of a very senior councillor’s appearance on a covertly recorded piece of digital audio known as #Wirralgate.

Despite the Sorrento incident allegedly occurring around seven whole weeks ago, our local newspapers, the Wirral Globe and the Liverpool Echo, along with all local TV and Radio news channels and the council itself, have come together as one, to not report on a story of significant public interest, for reasons known only to themselves.

So if you stop anybody in any Wirral street and ask them about it, their silence will tell you the job’s been boxed off……….. and it will be like it never happened.

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Where Introducing Universal Credit Will be Delayed, and where it will not – Ipswich for starters (April 2018).

Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Image result for David gaukeAfter a Hard Day’s Work Bringing Universal Credit Joy to the People, David Gauke Relaxes with a Pint. 

The Minister at the Helm of the DWP is a busy chap.

He Tweets,

He goes on telly:

David Gauke: ‘Universal Credit is about transforming lives’ – Channel Four.

He even deigns to speak to Parliament,

With permission, Mr Speaker, following the announcement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor in his Budget speech yesterday, I shall make a statement on universal credit.

Universal credit represents the biggest modernisation of the welfare state in a generation. It supports those who can work and cares for those who cannot. Under…

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