The people responsible for the excellent Benefits and Work site ask “What do the parties really have planned for claimants after the next election?” for their November newsletter; as inspiration they offer their findings – the Ministry of Justice are refusing to release how much they have raised charging benefits claimants to appeal to tribunal as apparently it would cost too much to collect and collate the data. They also ponder how long before ESA and JSA claimants are also forced to use prepayment cards, to prevent them spending their benefits on anything other than “essential” items?
This got me thinking and I can’t help feel that short of a miracle, all benefit claimants will lose the right to full Housing benefits for anything other than a room/s in shared accommodation; this will be an extension on the existing rule for single people under 35?
Disabled people will continue to lose benefits until we are all forced to become house/room bound and with free limited internet only to DWP/official websites?
Hospital beds will be rented out by the hour, with benefit claimants being treated separately?
Benefits claimants who work less than full time will lose the right to vote?
I know these ideas are extreme but – we’re witnessing our rights to freedom being removed when we protest, we already pay to put our cases when we’re wrongly treated by civil servants, and our hospital are being privatised day by day, what is to stop Politicians furthering the aim of social control?
As you’ve no doubt guessed my mood is currently dark, so over to you readers, let me have your ideas or even better post them to benefitsandwork.co.uk, tweet them to @ or leave them at: https://www.facebook.com/BenefitsandWorkPublishing?fref=ts.
Please copy me in – I’m intrigued 🙂 either leave as comments below,