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Posts Tagged ‘DWP’

Changes in Widowed Parent’s Allowance robs dying man’s family

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC programme broadcast a most moving feature. It also took a lot of courage for Victoria herself as she returned to the programme after her own cancer treatment, yet she presented the story of a dying man (renamed ‘Alan’ to protect his family).

Mrs May’s financial penalty against the sick and disabled, despite her grand speech

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed George Freeman, as Chief Policy Advisor to Mrs May, has created a whirlwind storm in the UK following his crass remarks in regard to wanting to differentiate between physically and mentally disabled (staying at home and taking pills for anxiety), denying the latter access to apply for PIPs Personal […]

Opposite sides of a dirty coin

Matt Cardy/AFP   By Hazel Speed Having survived the schemes Mrs Thatcher put in place to make life hard for the unemployed during her reign, I had hoped that things might have improved by 2017.