23/03/2020 · 10:27 pm
This was first posted on Facebook on 23rd March 2020, with support from my Ko-Fi network.
Look, imagine an afternoon when you settle down to listen to Parliamentary debate for eight hours (with breaks for tea and food and actually a glass of wine about 8pm because OMG) and it is interrupted by:
The Alex Salmond verdict (at least 8 out of the 13 jurors decided Not Guilty for most of the charges, Not Proven for the attempted rape charge, and a horde of sexist gits all over Scotland rose up to cheer, including, unfortunately, SNP MPs Angus MacNeil and Joanna Cherry).
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed by the IOC to 2021.
Boris Johnson announced at 8:30pm that from tomorrow the UK is in lockdown.
And all the while, in the Commons, the Coronavirus Bill is passing at a gallop through the Second Reading debate, the Committee of the Full House debate, and he Third Reading vote. It’s now off to the House of Lords.
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Filed under Benefits, Brexit, Coronavirus, Employment, Poverty
Tagged as Alex Salmond, Angus MacNeil, Boris Johnson, Brexit for Coffee, Chris Bryant, Civil Contingencies Act 2004, David Davis, Eleanor Laing, Joanna Cherry, landlords, originally posted on Facebook, Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, Public Health Act 1984, rape culture, refugees, undocumented workers, Universal Credit
19/03/2016 · 2:21 am
Iain Duncan Smith has resigned. The cuts to disability benefits which he approved are to be reversed++.
After 2138 days in office, after being directly implicated in more than 80 suicides, after more than 2380 people had died though Iain Duncan Smith’s system found them “fit for work”, while children go hungry and cold because of Iain Duncan Smith’s benefit sanctions on lone parents, after a jump in the death rate for the elderly and infirm unprecedented since World War II, Iain Duncan Smith has finally resigned – claiming at length that he did so because the new disability cuts brought in by Wednesday’s budget were “indefensible”.
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Filed under Benefits, Disability, Poverty
Tagged as benefits sanctions, David Cameron, disabled people are not scroungers, George Osborne, Iain Duncan Smith, Iain Duncan Smith is proud of this, National Audit Office, Nicky Clark, Personal Independence Payments, PIP, Rachel Schmitz, Universal Credit