UK benefit cuts breach human rights, says UN

Those of us with disabilities, as well as other disadvantaged and vulnerable people, have been battling the UK government and its benefit cuts, disguised as so-called welfare reforms, and other austerity measures Well, now we have official backing. The United Nations has confirmed that the UK's austerity policies breach the UK’s international human rights obligations. … Continue reading UK benefit cuts breach human rights, says UN

Retired vicar faces jail in benefit cuts protest

Opinions expressed in this blog, unless attributed to others, are mine alone - Ian Franks An 84-year-old retired vicar, if a vicar can ever be really ‘retired’, is facing the threat of jail by making a stand against the UK government’s cuts to benefits paid to people with disabilities, those with low incomes and others without work. … Continue reading Retired vicar faces jail in benefit cuts protest

‘No further plans to cut benefits’ pledge lasts 51 days

Declaration of interest: I have multiple sclerosis and receive both ESA (in the support group) and Disabled Living Allowance (both care and mobility components at the highest rates).   Sneaky, very sneaky and possibly even underhanded, is the only way I can describe how the UK’s work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb decided to reveal … Continue reading ‘No further plans to cut benefits’ pledge lasts 51 days