Treating poor people like scum and robbing them of any meaningful existence.

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August 23, 2015 by socialaction2014

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,188Monday 24 August 2015. Treating poor people like scum and robbing them of any meaningful existence.

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Dear Mr Cameron,

In your one dimensional world in which you know the price of everything
but the value of nothing, ordinary people are being driven into a
twilight world deprived of all value, meaning and self worth.

Whatever spurious reasons you have for ending lifetime tenancies in
social housing, the reality is that it undermines communities and social
cohesion, children’s education can be disrupted on the whim of others
and people deprived of choice of where they call home. It’s already
happening in the social cleansing of entire housing estates. 50,000
people have been shipped out of London in the last three years and
regeneration is just another name for social cleansing. And, of course,
these are Tory policies and that just means chaos for ordinary people.

Iain Duncan Smith called it a ‘sin’ for people not to take up available
jobs. People ‘face the threat of losing all benefits for as long as
three years if they refuse community work or the offer of a job, or fail
to apply for a post if advised to do so’. He cares nothing for the
exercise of choice or quality of work or aptitude or, indeed, any human
consideration at all. He not only calls people ‘stock’, he treats them
like stock.

People in poverty are targeted 5 times more than
most citizens and disabled people 9 times more and the cumulative impact
is disastrous, but we really need look no further than the closure of
the Independent Living Fund to see the breathtaking inhumanity with
which disabled people are treated by your government and Iain Duncan
Smith in particular.

Chris Grayling promised tough now measure
in courts, imposing fines without giving judges any discretion in
applying them which is seeing experienced judges resigning and people
already destitute receiving ludicrous fines which they have no hope of
paying. Poverty stricken people are being forced to plead guilty for
crimes they may not have committed because charges can be up to 10 times
higher if someone is found guilty after pleading innocence. That’s not
justice, that’s barbaric brutality.

Iain Duncan Smith (again)
has abandoned measuring poverty in terms of money and will instead
redefine it by life chances and it is clearly going to be a finger
pointing exercise to blame parents for holding back children’s chances,
doubtless resulting in yet more punitive measures because that’s the
measure of the man.

Your government consists of low class thugs
living over privileged lives treating poor people like scum and robbing
them of any meaningful existence!


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