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Targetting the weak and vulnerable

It is a while since we have posted on here, but a story in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper concerning the proposals to end Contributions Based Employment & Support Allowance for claimants after 12 months cannot pass without comment. The story can … Continue reading

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New Opening Hours

From Monday 11 April our office will only be staffed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will continue to provide drop-in advice in the mornings for welfare benefits and generalist issues but our services will be substantially reduced due to … Continue reading

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The Great March

Saturday’s march in London was a chance for people to show how much they cared about their local services, their own jobs and those of the many thousands who work in the public sector. A chance to show the government … Continue reading

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Disastrous Unemployment Figures

The unemployment figures were announced yesterday and the headline figures were pretty disastrous for the Con Dem government: 2.5 million out of work (8% of the working age population) Highest numbers out of work for 17 years The number of … Continue reading

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Big Society: a return to the 19th century

This morning I had the rather dubious pleasure of attending a funding event which began with an address by a speaker on one of the Tories’ favourite phrases, ‘Big Society’. It struck me that the speaker could well have been … Continue reading

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Birmingham March Against The Cuts, 26 February

There was an extremely healthy attendance on Saturday’s march in Birmingham City Centre organised by Birmingham Against the Cuts. Around 1,000 people set off from the Cathedral grounds but many more joined as we made our way down Union Street, … Continue reading

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Making the unemployed pay for the excesses of the bankers

David Cameron is, apparently, a caring and compassionate man. He believes in the ‘Big Society’, although of course he cannot say what that is, but it sounds rather touch feely, and he feels “physically sick” when he thinks of prisoners … Continue reading

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