Let’s keep tabs on all the stories of people being penalised for trying to do the right thing. Here’s one from kittysjones:
A mother from Fife was left without money for a month because she stopped to take her four-year-old daughter to the toilet, making her 10 minutes late for an appointment.
The heartless benefit sanction has left a struggling mother unable to pay heating bills and relying on a food bank to feed her children.
Children’s charity Barnardo’s revealed the mum’s plight but have kept her personal details private.
Barnardo’s Mark Ballard said: “She was without money for four weeks and was unable to purchase fuel cards for her gas and electricity meters or feed her children.
A number of other household bills went unpaid and she had to borrow money from friends and relatives to survive. This put her further into debt and damaged relationships with people who were previously supportive.”
Source: Mother sanctioned for taking four year old child to the toilet | Politics and Insights – kittysjones
This is absolutely disgusting same old Tories rich get richer at the poor people’s expense their expense accounts need looking into again I think there’ll be even bigger shocks than last time.
This is so ridiculous. Why am I not surprised?
Yet another injustice with the wealthy complacent government penalising those in poverty they have no intention of protecting!
i just cant believe this is my country. this government is absolutely ruthless and heartless