Government minister’s welfare benefits statements prove economical with the truth

Sarah Newton, one of two ministers of state at the department for work and pensions (DWP), was in the centre of a heated debate in the House of Commons, this week. The Canary, a website dedicated to independent campaigning journalism, reported that she made some staggering claims. It went on to question how many of … Continue reading Government minister’s welfare benefits statements prove economical with the truth

Welfare benefit cuts high on anti-austerity agenda

Placards proclaiming 'Cut War Not Welfare'  are held aloft during Saturday's Anti-Austerity protest. Anti-austerity protests and movements have become increasingly popular during the latter half of last year year and again this year. Mass protests have taken place around the world, notably in Greece, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, Canada and the United States’ commonwealth … Continue reading Welfare benefit cuts high on anti-austerity agenda

No surprise as Welfare Reform and Work bill’s benefit cuts are restored by House of Commons

UK Government plans to cut welfare benefits still further were, as expected, put back on track last night, Wednesday, when the House of Commons voted 309 to 275 to throw out an amendment passed by the House of Lords last week after an impassioned plea from a well-known former wheelchair athlete. The bill, when it is … Continue reading No surprise as Welfare Reform and Work bill’s benefit cuts are restored by House of Commons

Government wages ‘disability war’ on benefit claims

  For those of you outside the UK, as I am now, it must be difficult to understand what is happening there with government policies seeming to be continually targeting disabled people including those with multiple sclerosis and all other physical and mental disabilities. Well, it’s true. It is easy enough to find news stories … Continue reading Government wages ‘disability war’ on benefit claims