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28 November 2018
I have worked, since leaving college - 22 years - solely in benefits. I have witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system meant to help those who need it most, creating a widespread situation
24 October 2018
The introduction of Universal Credit, under which families can lose £200 a month, has rightly provoked outrage
29 November 2017
The decision to outsource new benefits claims to Capita will be disastrous
15 November 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including cancer treatment privatisation, The Death of Stalin, mental health cuts and Arriva profits.
8 February 2017
Socialist Party members recently organised a film night instead of our usual branch meeting - the film was 'I, Daniel Blake'. Beforehand we sold 17 copies of the Socialist outside the venue.
7 December 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today
30 November 2016
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Croydon tram tragedy; bully bailiff gets wrong house; waiters' wages; stop Lord Sainsbury; 'I, Daniel Blake'; super seventies?
2 November 2016
Thousands of people have died since the implementation of 'work capability assessments'. This is what the new Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake' is all about. Enough is enough with this inhumane system!
30 March 2016
Disabled people protested against Tory attacks on our benefits in parliament on 23 March, writes Amalia, disabled worker.
2 September 2015
2,380 dead after Tory attacks on disabled: The full horror of Iain Duncan Smith's bullying of the sick and disabled off benefits is now clear. We say: scrap 'work capability assessments' and reverse welfare cuts!
8 July 2015
The Tories intend to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by almost £30 a week. ESA, which replaced incapacity benefit in 2008, is paid to disabled people or those too ill to work who have extra needs.
5 November 2014
The government onslaught of attacks on the sick, disabled and terminally ill looks set to increase rapidly. Tory Chancellor George Osborne wants to savagely cut Employment and Support Allowance. Some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people could see their income slashed by £30 a week
5 November 2014
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a replacement for Incapacity Benefit, was introduced in 2008 for paying benefits to those too ill to work or with a disability
30 October 2012
A new 'Hardest Hit' report points to the huge impact that cuts are having on disabled people
13 June 2012
Last September I found myself on incapacity benefit. But just weeks later, the government's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) told me I had to re-apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)...
9 December 2011
Following The Hardest Hit campaign's dozen regional marches and rallies on 22 October, its next 'action' on Tuesday 13 December is to send a giant Christmas card to David Cameron
20 October 2011
The thousands on this Saturday’s Hardest Hit regional demonstrations know the ugly truth of what the government's plans will mean if the Welfare Reform Bill becomes law
18 May 2011
I attended the disabled people's protest in central London on Wednesday 11 May as part of a group organised by the Royal National Institute of the Blind, writes Adrian Picton.
6 April 2011
Con-Dems declare war on essential services: Like an arrogant bully, the Tory/Lib Dem coalition is pushing ahead with many of its assaults on the lives of working class people...
6 April 2011
Opened in 1983, Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres, where I am training as an adviser, provide welfare rights and debt advice to some of Derbyshire's most deprived communities, writes Karen Seymour.
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