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Up to 100 activists came to the TUC Welfare Conference, held on Friday in Congress House, according to Ipswich Unemployed Action.

As the introductory speakers made plain, the Liberal-Conservative Coalition, assisted by large sections of the media, have launched a frontal assault ion the basic principles of an equitable benefit system. Instead of helping people in need they have attacked the most vulnerable.

Eleanor Firman (Disabled People Against Cuts, DPAC and UNITE) illustrated what this has meant on the ground. As a result of cuts in housing benefit and the bedroom tax their group in Waltham Forest had had to defend those facing eviction.

Read the full article on the Ipswich Unemployed Action blog site.

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