Judges say families forced into poverty by the benefit cap are not identified ‘with sufficient precision’

Agony: The Tory benefit cap is intended to hurt single parents; They don’t care if it “encourages” anybody into work.

This is the problem with the fight against Tory cruelty:

Judges say single parents with a child aged less than two are not a group described “with sufficient precision” – but it is precise enough to fulfil the Tories’ purpose.

All they want is to deprive poor people of the means to survive.

They don’t actually care if this prompts the poor to get a job or not.

The idea is to hurt these people for claiming benefits that mean Tories have to pay more tax.

So thousands of people are forced into homelessness, have to visit food banks because they cannot afford the basic necessities of life –

And this proves that the Tories have wrecked the UK’s system of social security, which was intended to ensure that those necessities would be supported

– are forced to move away from their homes because they cannot afford to live there any more, or are pressured to stay with abusive partners (which encourages crime and the continuation of abuse cycles).

Tories know these are the results of their cruelty.

They are perfectly happy with such results, even though they lead to greater drains on the public purse in terms of law enforcement, social and health care.

Knowing these are the results, they continue with the policies, and defend them in the courts.

This is how we know they want to inflict this agony on people. They want the poor to suffer… for the sake of a few farthings.

Almost 20,000 single parents hit by the cruel Tory benefit cap were dealt a huge blow … as the government won a landmark case at the Court of Appeal.

The High Court had ruled the cap should not apply to single parents with a child under two – of which there were an estimated 19,700.

In a key victory last year a judge declared the cap, which limits total household benefits to £20,000 a year, was causing “real misery to no good purpose”.

But … the Court of Appeal reversed that decision and sided with the government.

Government lawyers said the original legal analysis had been “flawed in various ways” and the judge had not identified the disadvantaged group “with sufficient precision.”

The four mums involved are now set to counter-appeal in the Supreme Court.

Source: Huge blow to 20,000 parents hit by the benefit cap as Tory government wins top court appeal – Mirror Online

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4 thoughts on “Judges say families forced into poverty by the benefit cap are not identified ‘with sufficient precision’

  1. Florence

    This keeps on happening – like the Rutherford case and others, taken through every level of the courts piling on agony to families already driven to the courts to get some relief. The DWP is not fit for purpose. Like the government that kills its own citizens.

  2. Pat Sheehan

    Millions upon millions of pounds have been spent in the courts in recent years by wealthy torys, enjoying lavish subsidy paid for by the taxpayer, to stop sick, disabled and unemployed people getting access to basic ‘welfare’ provision. The next General Election is probably our last chance to rid the UK of this tory pestilence: these tory parasites! Young voters everywhere: you need to get a grip on your lives, your futures: now!

  3. The Toffee

    I’ll wager those judges that refused the appeal will no doubt become lord justices or get peerages soon enough…

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