Stop Welfare Cuts

10 November 2011

Dear Lord Freud,

I am horrified to hear that that the government is proposing legislation which will force mothers who are welfare to look for a ‘job’ when the youngest is five years of age.

I am a grandmother now but raised three children on welfare following marriage breakdown. It was not a lot of money but I had control of it and was able...

Guardian Letters, Friday 28 October 2011

We are outraged that the BBC is joining the propaganda war aimed at destroying the welfare state, Britain's most civilised and civilising legacy (Last night's TV, G2, 28 October). In the 1940s, after years of depression and slaughter, working-class people who had sacrificed so much felt entitled to [a world where they...

“I am appalled at John Humphrey's piece on welfare reform Today programme, 27 October 2011. He finished by saying that Beveridge failed to deal with the culture of idleness and this government must deal with the culture of entitlement. What about the right to live...

Stop “back to work” profiteers!
Actions against Flexible New Deal

Local Kentish Town & DWP targets for the day:
10-11am outside A4e Insight at 55-57 Holmes Road NW5 3AN. A4e Insight is the “research and consultancy” arm of A4e -- pushing privatisation of public services.
11.30-12....

* Letter from a breastfeeding mother on income support who is being compelled to attend work-focussed interviews
* Statement by Sheila Kitzinger, breastfeeding campaigner and writer
* Statement from the mother of a child with a disability
* Woman with mental health problems hounded by Jobcentre staff
* Child clinical psychologist OLIVER JAMES on the Welfare Reform Bill...

The Guardian Friday 22 May 2009

The government is criticised for not criminalising prostitutes' clients enough (New law on forced prostitution weakened, say women's groups, 20 May). But what about their increasing criminalisation of women? Not accidentally, the crime bill and the welfare reform bill are going through parliament together. If passed, mothers, especially single mothers,...

Selma James speaking at the Meeting opposing the Welfare Reform Bill hosted by Baroness Afshar and John McDonnell MP, Houses of Parliament on 6 May 2009

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Oliver James, child psychologist and author of bestselling book "Affluenza" speaking at the Meeting opposing the Welfare Reform Bill hosted by Baroness Afshar and John McDonnell MP, Houses of Parliament on 6 May 2009
 

Nushra Mansuri of the British Association of Social Workers speaking at the Meeting opposing the Welfare Reform Bill hosted by Baroness Afshar and John McDonnell MP, Houses of Parliament on 6 May 2009

Baroness Afshar speaking at the Meeting opposing the Welfare Reform Bill hosted by herself and John McDonnell MP, Houses of Parliament on 6 May 2009