2016 has been a year of hate, from the Conservative Government to benefit claimants.

This is the latest story of the humiliation dealt out to claimants by people posing as public servants when their real purpose is far more sinister.

Christmas is not a joyful time for many so seeing a friendly face really makes a big difference.We spoke to a man, whom we had noticed had been walking in and out of the building. A member of the team asked him what was wrong? Why all the visits? He stated that they had turned him away because he was two minutes early. Yes two minutes.

Come on Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre, this is just petty. I feel this was done to humiliate the poor man, to remind him of where his place where they are regarded truly is.

Some people reading this might think that this is nothing, not a big deal, but it is a big deal. It humiliates the person concerned and strips a person of any self worth that they might have had left. Indeed, I see it as a kind of mental abuse, although some might think I am extreme saying this but I don’t think so. As a survivor of domestic violence it reminds me of something my ex partner used to do to me. Things like this still need to be tackled, because they are part of the much bigger issue and they always lead to more unfair treatment by the DWP.

Source: Thursdays demonstration. Claimant turned away from the Jobcentre because he was two minutes early. – The poor side of life

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