Ten survival tips if the Tory victory and their imminent onslaught on society has left you feeling blue – Mirror Online

A raft of spectacularly rabid policies are being unveiled by a Government that can suddenly do what the hell it likes without the pesky Lib Dem handbrake.

Here are 10 ways to fight back – and make sure this isn’t just the first Tory majority Government in 19 years, it’s also the last.

This blog particularly likes:

5 Look out for people. There are going to be children in your kids’ class at school who are hungry.

Families are going to struggle. You are going to see more homeless people on the street. Think of ways to quietly help them.

Magic Breakfast is a charity you could support locally that feeds kids a free breakfast to help them be in a proper state to learn at school.

6 Get help. If you are struggling with benefit cuts or sanctions, there are many peer support websites that can definitely help you.

ATOS Miracles is an online community that helps people struggling with DWP decisions from unfair Work Capability Assessment decisions to Kafkaesque sanctions, to Bedroom Tax.

Disabled People Against Cuts is full of members who know the benefit system inside out from their own battles and can always help.

(This blog would add Fightback to that list).

Source: Ten survival tips if the Tory victory and their imminent onslaught on society has left you feeling blue – Mirror Online

7 thoughts on “Ten survival tips if the Tory victory and their imminent onslaught on society has left you feeling blue – Mirror Online

  1. wayne

    how many more suicides before the public wake up to the full horror this gov is inflicting on our country

  2. Jim Round

    I very much doubt that we can rely on others to look out for the vulnerable, society has gone too far in the wrong direction.
    Even if the figures that you are waiting for from the DWP were published before the election, I don’t think it would have mande much difference.
    You only have to look at comments elsewhere on foodbanks, benefit deaths etc…to realise that a losing battle is being fought.
    I commented on the poor side of life blog that while the good lady’s protests were commendable, the numbers joining would struggle to fill a minibus.
    Add this to the comments by a relative of Stephanie Bottrill about her death and you can see why it’s an uphill battle.

    1. Michele Witchy Eve

      Jim, take some heart. Here on the front-line there is evidence that people, just ordinary everyday people from many walks, are quietly helping. From the local charity ladies who put their hands in their own purses to feed whoever they can, to friends, neighbours and even strangers committing acts of genuine kindness; from meals to clothes, sofa-surfing to small loans and gifts. It spreads. Slowly perhaps, but it spreads.

  3. Florence

    How many children will end up in care as their parents fail under the weight of poverty and benefit caps? Poverty affect all children psychologically, whatever age. I went hungry as a child, and it’s never forgotten, and now I see the same look on women’s faces I saw on my mother all those years ago. Children will end up fatherless because of higher suicide rates, strokes & other stress illnesses, and simply because some will be overwhelmed by their own powerlessness, and will leave. The number of adults is the only variable some families can control, but the benefit cap will make it impossible for families to stay together. This will be a harsh few years until the govt is changed, but it will leave a lifetime of legacy for the “cannon fodder” of ideological austerity.

  4. wildswimmerpete

    I hold out the hope that a few by-elections could wreck the Nasty Party’s razor-thin majority. I suspect Wee Nicola will use her 50-odd colleagues to relentlessly pressure Cameron and his smack-head Chancellor, together with a strong Labour leader.

  5. amnesiaclinic

    A lot can happen as they are so arrogant. It is good advice to help and share as much as possible. I think Max Igan’s advice to create circles of 5 people who you really trust and meet weekly so that you are not too isolated and alone.

    Creating strong and resilient local communities is key – there are amazing things happening and they will not get it all their way.

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