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TOPIC: After one year?

Re:After one year? 7 years 11 months ago #66436

Call me a pessimist but I don't think anythings going to change their minds now. The DWP are sending out those letters next month warning claimants of the changes, so obviously they think It's a done deal.

The government just want people off benefits one way or another and they don't care who gets hurt in the process. Whatever works so long as the numbers are down.

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Re:After one year? 7 years 11 months ago #66439

Just Me wrote:

Call me a pessimist but I don't think anythings going to change their minds now. The DWP are sending out those letters next month warning claimants of the changes, so obviously they think It's a done deal.

The government just want people off benefits one way or another and they don't care who gets hurt in the process. Whatever works so long as the numbers are down.

Edited by Brizboi


You may well be right but doesn't mean that people should just give up. That is what they are hoping for. Yes, the Govt are going ahead as if it is a done deal but it still has to go through the House of Lords, there are disabled people, Bishops (I am not religious but believe that there could be some compassion there) and Lords who previously fought for and supported the Social Security system in their previous roles as MP's. It is a bit defeatist and playing into the hands of those who see disabled people as 'victims' to just roll over and accept this.

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Re:After one year? 7 years 11 months ago #66452

Lord German (leader of the Libs in the House of Lords) and Lord Freud (Tory leader in H of L) would be a good start.

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Re:After one year? 7 years 11 months ago #66455

ash wrote:

Lord German (leader of the Libs in the House of Lords) and Lord Freud (Tory leader in H of L) would be a good start.

Is that the same Lord Freud who pushed through the changes to the WCA that the Lords were opposing earlier in the year?

Gordon

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Re:After one year? 7 years 11 months ago #66456

Yes but he is in a position to make changes. I am not saying it will work but he may have a different view on the impact of time limiting of ESA. I am not saying that many of them will listen or care but some will. The WRB is massive and although many politicians and Lords may agree with the general principles it is crucial that people highlight issues such as time limiting and give personal circumstances such as loosing your home. We can only try. It is too late once the bill has gone through.

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Re:After one year? 7 years 11 months ago #66462

It doesn't matter how many people will lose their home. Lord Freud will still have his home!

I think he is of the opinion that people faced with losing their home can avoid the situation by looking for work!

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