Refugee woman found dead by malnourished baby after UK asylum system left her to starve

  Would people be so keen to cross the channel to the UK in dinghies if they knew the Tory government is likely to leave them to starve? It seems our asylum system’s problems are twofold: getting into the UK is one part and the other is the way people are treated once they are here. Mercy Baguma, originally from Uganda, was discovered by police in a Glasgow flat on August 22, after friends said she had not been seen since the previous Tuesday. Her malnourished baby boy was found…

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Court showdown for DWP over Errol Graham – who starved to death after his benefits were axed

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will have to answer questions in court about the legality of its safeguarding policies after a family challenged it over the death of a vulnerable man. The DWP ignored its own safeguarding advice to deprive Errol Graham of his benefits, This Site reported previously. Left with no income, Mr Graham starved to death. He had been receiving incapacity benefit, and then ESA, for many years as a result of enduring mental distress that had led to him being sectioned. The DWP stopped Mr…

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Why aren’t Tory voters furious after their party u-turned on free school meals and all their other disastrous policies?

This Twitter user makes a very good point: Tory voters: you voted for hungry children, you demanded hungry children, and now the government you elected to produce the hungry children has let you down. You must be furious. You should write to your MPs and demand children be forced to go hungry, like you voted for. — simon maginn (@simonmaginn) June 16, 2020 Mr Maginn is absolutely right. If you voted Conservative, you voted for a party that would starve your children in the school holidays. Why aren’t you demanding…

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Try telling Errol Graham that ‘Black Lives Matter’. Oh you can’t – he’s dead

What? You think Errol Graham only died because he was ill? Your Conservative government is multiply-prejudiced and can ensure that people die for any number of trumped-up and ridiculous reasons. Consider this: Murdered by the State. Little news coverage. No public interest. No outrage, protests or riots. Some Black Lives Matter more than others. — Michael Marshall (@michael53021960) June 3, 2020 Fair point? Errol Graham was starved to death by a prejudiced Conservative-run benefit system. My report on Mr Graham states: He had been receiving incapacity benefit, and then ESA,…

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Families are going hungry because of Conservatism, not the coronavirus

Why should we be surprised? The Tories have a history of lying when they say we’re all in it together. It seems our caring government has engineered the coronavirus crisis to ensure that the number of households with children going hungry has doubled since lockdown began. Millions of people are struggling to afford basic food items as parents lose income and both the school meal voucher scheme and food banks are overwhelmed: New data … has revealed that almost a fifth of households with children have been unable to access enough food…

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Family of man who starved to death after losing benefits launches lawsuit against DWP

Remember Errol Graham? He’s the man who starved to death after the Department for Work and Pensions cut off his ESA (Employment and Support Allowance). He had failed to attend a work capability assessment so the DWP cut him off without a penny. Assessors did not consider whether his mental health could have been the reason for his lack of response or whether termination of his benefits would put him at risk. When his body was discovered – by bailiffs trying to take possession of his home after his Housing Benefit…

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Panic-buyers are starving food bank users of milk and other essentials

What is this modern fad of panic-buying all the time? The current phase – prompted by the coronavirus – could do more to starve the poor than years of Tory persecution. Panic-buying isn’t a new thing; every time there’s a bank holiday weekend, the shelves of This Writer’s local supermarkets empty as local residents stock up to avoid the hardships of a single extra day without a shop. I don’t get it. Just do a normal weekly shop and you’ll be fine. Worse still, as shelves are cleared of toilet rolls…

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Is Plymouth the first city to report widespread STARVATION due to Tory policies?

This report on Plymouth Live should be shocking – but is it? Some of us have lived with the consequences of Conservative government benefit deprivation for years, and have recorded many, many deaths arising from these cruel and unnecessary policies. Now the food bank at Plymouth is reporting widespread starvation throughout that city. The report states that more than a third of food voucher recipients there are children. And some are in work that does not pay enough for them to afford food after paying off other household bills – once…

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Here are 10 reminders of how the Tories are freezing and starving people. Will you be next?

The Conservative victory in December’s general election has given Boris Johnson free reign to torture the UK’s poorest people. Amazingly, there are some in the country who either haven’t noticed, or refuse to accept the reality of the harm that is being done. So this article by Red Revolution is timely. It states: The Court of Appeal found that the Tory government discriminated against disabled people through the unfair and cruel practices of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The finding confirmed in law what millions have known since 2010,…

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Johnson has squandered millions while starving his people

Is this really the wise leadership for which we all voted? The £46 million the Tory government spent on a silly ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign was utterly wasted – it didn’t help anybody be better-prepared. The campaign – if it can be called that – was run by Boris Johnson when he was trying to kid us all that the UK would leave the EU on October 31 last year. It was cancelled on October 28, after the EU granted an extension of the period in which UK Parliamentarians…

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