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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 37. I’m not afraid to say it, I’m a bit fucked.

This isn’t, nor has it ever been, about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do with this hunger strike is make a noise – to raise awareness of the terrible plight of our fellow citizens who find themselves plummeting into … Continue reading

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#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 8

On Monday, I went down to the Houses of Parliament to support the fine people of the Shaw Mind foundation and Heads Together as we watched a debate on whether mental health education should be made mandatory in schools.  They … Continue reading

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31/05/15 What is the meaning of this? 

A couple of days ago, Susie Boniface, under her Nom de plume, ‘Fleet Street Fox’ wrote this, er, somewhat enthusiastic piece about the Parker Family. As you may have read this is a family who have lived beyond their means…who have … Continue reading

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16/01/14 The old home town looks the same…

Ok, I didn’t step down from the train – but I’m back in Corby – a new (ish) town in Northamptonshire that holds, give or take, 60 thousand folk. I LOVE CORBY. If there was a T-shirt, I’d be wearing … Continue reading

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30/06/13 STOP!!!!

During these times of austerity becoming unemployed is pretty much a common event. Thank goodness we have a welfare system that prevents our plummet into poverty going too far. To help us even further, George Osborne has introduced a 7 … Continue reading

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03/04/13 Iain Duncan Smith can live on £53 per week.

Yesterday the media was buzzing with Iain Duncan Smith’s claim, on Radio 4’s Today Programme, that he could live on £53 per week. Of course he can. His grandiose claim came off the back of a discussion about the market … Continue reading

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