Growing chaos surrounds bedroom tax

Growing chaos surrounds bedroom tax

Growing chaos surrounds bedroom tax

First published in Letters

FRANK Field is right about the "growing chaos" surrounding the bedroom tax.

He highlights the Government's ignorance about the effects of the policy and that is indeed deplorable, if not too surprising.

It provides further ammunition for the growing campaign, long supported by the Green Party, for immediate abolition.

The bedroom tax is causing needless hardship and distress to the least well-off in society, many of whom have disabilities or are chronically ill.

Two thirds of those affected, or 350,000 in total nationwide, are either disabled or have a long-termillness.

Disability charity, the Papworth Trust, reported this month that one thirdof disabled people affected by the tax have been refused emergency financial assistance and manyof them arenow cutting backon essentials including food.

Tens of thousands have been wrongly charged, and some of these have been evicted.

Jim McGinley, Green Party

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2:54pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Lorca says...

Good letter about an issue that is not getting enough attention.
Good letter about an issue that is not getting enough attention. Lorca
  • Score: 4

8:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

hobroW says...

let me requote from 1792 France constitution

21. Public relief is a sacred obligation. Society owes subsist ence to unfortunate citizens, either by procuring work for or by providing the means of existence for those unable to work.

and crtically

33. Resistance to oppression is the consequence of the other rights of man.
34. There is oppression against the social body when a single one of its members is oppressed. There is oppression against every member when the social body is oppressed.
35. When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is for the people
,
and for every portion thereof, the most sacred of rights and t
he most indispensable of
duties.
let me requote from 1792 France constitution 21. Public relief is a sacred obligation. Society owes subsist ence to unfortunate citizens, either by procuring work for or by providing the means of existence for those unable to work. and crtically 33. Resistance to oppression is the consequence of the other rights of man. 34. There is oppression against the social body when a single one of its members is oppressed. There is oppression against every member when the social body is oppressed. 35. When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is for the people , and for every portion thereof, the most sacred of rights and t he most indispensable of duties. hobroW
  • Score: 2

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