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#42Days A #HungerStrike in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 42

This is it folks…this is the big one…the last day of the hunger strike. You know all the whys and wherefores behind it – and together we’ve made a bit of a noise – and I can’t thank you enough … Continue reading

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#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 28. Where is the Love?

“Don’t judge a man (person) until you’ve walked two moons in his (their) moccasins” Hmmm…this is a tricky one. We know that folk who’ve been slapped in the face with unemployment, often with the added assaults of physical and/ or … Continue reading

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23/11/17 The Budget #42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 23 Are you Taking the Piss?

Well, that was the Autumn budget – after teasing us with a variety of potential changes to Universal Credit, the chancellor, Philip Hammond finally settled on making the 42 day wait for Universal Credit into a 35 day wait for … Continue reading

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#42Days A #HungerStrike in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 5

Today I’ve been looking at the more structural – political angle of Universal Credit, and why on Earth we’ve developed a system that takes from the poor whilst seemingly lining the pockets of the wealthy.  Last year, the wealthiest 1000 … Continue reading

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03/11/17 #42Days A Hunger Strike Day 3

Just to recap – I’ve decided to go on hunger strike in protest against the continued roll out of Universal Credit in the UK.  Conversations are beginning to happen… The vast majority of folk who’ve been in touch with me … Continue reading

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01/11/17 #42 days – day 1

Well the first day of the campaign has gone rather well, with lots of folk making supportive, if at times, concerned rumbles. I spoke with a woman in Norway who is currently feeling the wrath of that country’s austerity cuts. … Continue reading

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31/10/17 #42Days A Hunger Strike

Tomorrow, on the first of November, I’ll be going on hunger strike for 42 days.  I’d really rather not be doing this, but it’s my aim over those 6 weeks to help me focus on the plight of the hundreds … Continue reading

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