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Government admits link between Universal credit and food banks

Started by: majorincident
On: 11/02/2019 | 18:21
Replies: 28
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by: andishdi
on: 12/02/2019 | 09:31

@bobsta wrote:

A governemnt in denial about food banks and has now just grudgingly admitted there may be a link. And we keep voting the conservatives in despite watching our public services and society fall apart at the seams.

Why do you think that is?

 

Do they still believe in the Conservative message? Or is it they cannot abide the opposition? Could it be the usual tale of "misinformation" despite everyone having equal access to a multitude of views and opinions.

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by: sarahaxon
on: 12/02/2019 | 10:38
Hmm - make people wait for around 5 weeks before they get paid any benefit. And then finally accept that this may cause a rise in people going to food banks. Not difficult to put two and two together. The point is, what are they going to do about it?
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by: majorincident
on: 12/02/2019 | 14:22

@sarahaxon

 

We have made changes to accessing universal credit so that people can have advances, so that there is a legacy run-on after two weeks of housing benefit, and we believe that will help with food and security.

There you go.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.
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by: sarahaxon
on: 12/02/2019 | 14:26
I'm sure that will make all of the difference. NOT.
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by: tonicurtis1967
on: 12/02/2019 | 16:45


Ex drug dealer moans Universal Credit has left him so poor and hungry he’s forced to catch rabbits and moles at night

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8385809/universal-credit-rabbits-moles-hungry/
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by: majorincident
on: 12/02/2019 | 19:46

Merciful gods, another bloody 'poverty porn' programme where we are invited to mock the 'feckless'.  Smiley Sad

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.
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by: nefarius
on: 12/02/2019 | 19:58

@tonicurtis1967 wrote:



Ex drug dealer moans Universal Credit has left him so poor and hungry he’s forced to catch rabbits and moles at night

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8385809/universal-credit-rabbits-moles-hungry/

 

Beyond me how they afford a dog! 

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by: adria19476
on: 17/02/2019 | 15:11

The whole system of universal credit is wrong and inhumane and needs scrapping it's costing them more then the old system used to so they should make every one go back onto the old system to save money and most of all peoples lives the poor people that have no one to turn to and are suffering with mental illness and then they get into rent arrears and debt then there ending there lives I no of 5 people in the last 18 months who have jumped in front of a train and it's horrible I was actually on one of the trains one Sunday night going home when someone jumped infront of it and it's horrendous for the 

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