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

One of the great claims of the supporters of Universal Credit at it was rolled out around the country, was that it would target those in greatest need… Well…NewsFlash…it has…but it may not come as a great surprise to you, … Continue reading

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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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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 #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 13

I thought I’d start today’s blog with this – people who claim benefits aren’t other people – they’re not scroungers and skivers – it’s that government and media rhetoric that has likely led to £billions being left unclaimed each year … 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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#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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