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Are we dogs now, if the Tories expect us to live on biscuits?

A young man said he was forced to live off a packet of biscuits a day because of the new universal credit benefit.

Charities and politicians say the controversial welfare shakeup is causing misery and pushing people into debt as the full rollout begins in Sefton this month.

Michael Goodwin, 26, from Litherland , said he would have been scavenging from bins if his family hadn’t helped out when he was looking for work.

He said he even suffered blackouts from not eating enough during nearly six weeks without support, as welfare chiefs only pay out universal credit long after claimants apply.

Michael said he was in tears on the phone to officials after seeking help when the former supermarket worker’s contract expired.

Source: Universal credit benefit rollout leaves Litherland man “living off biscuits” – Liverpool Echo

Note: You may be wondering why the image accompanying this article is of a cute furry animal. It refers to a tweet by This Site’s good friend and fellow campaigner Samuel Miller:

Fair comment, I thought. Let’s try attaching images of cute animals to stories of the Tories’ “calculated cruelty” over benefits and see if attitudes change.


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