Internal memos reveal fresh attacks on benefit claimants and job centre workers

Apparently Job Centre staff – these are the people who spend their entire working lives bullying benefit claimants in a bid to make them go away and never come back – are seen as a liability by government ministers because they might help claimants who have been refused benefits like ESA to appeal against the decision! It might seem unbelievable but the facts behind this juicy revelation are well-established. So, Job Centre staff, the question is simple: Where’s your self-respect? Are you really willing to behave like animals towards your…

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Defeated again over work schemes: Iain Duncan Smith loses his case in court

It’s a return to the drawing-board for the man we call ‘Returned To Unit’ after the Supreme Court ruled against Iain Duncan Smith’s Workfare appeal. The five Supreme Court justices upheld a Court of Appeal decision, made against the government in February. The case had been brought by Cait Reilly, a geology graduate who, while unemployed but volunteering at a local museum in order to gain experience towards getting a curator’s job, had been ordered by the Department for Work and Pensions to work for her benefits, stacking shelves at Poundland.…

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Petition Calling For Benefit Sanctions To Be Scrapped Hits Nearly 2000 Signatures In First Few Hours

As Johnny Void rightly writes, “No government ever changed anything because of a petition. Power needs to be forced to make concessions, not asked nicely. ” But signing this one couldn’t hurt – and would send the right message. So please take a moment to add your name.

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