representingthemambo:

Good little open letter from a leftie blogger.

These are the sort of issues that will test whether the assertion that “Labour has changed” under Ed Miliband is true or not. The Tories policies on welfare and unemployment are vicious, cynical and being implemented by people with not the slightest empathy for how people less lucky (and it is a case of luck) than themselves are being forced to deal with an economic crisis not of their making.

Chris Grayling is a truly contemptible specimen. He wants to lecture us on the immorality of many benefit claimants and benefit fraud, when by rights he should be in prison for his expenses claims. It really is one rule for most of us and another rule entirely for Tory ministers, who seem to think they operate on another moral plane and can do exactly as they please.

Labour needs to bite the bullet, ignore the reactionary nay-sayers like Liam Byrne and Jim Murphy, defy the feral right-wing press and take a principled, humanitarian stand on the issue. We can but hope, anyway…….

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Fibro Fogged Mind:

 This letter is now closed to comments, if you haven’t had you comment approved yet don’t worry as I’m copying everything to give to sonia its taking a little time to copy and approve everyone but it will be done before the letter goes to mr Milliband… Thank you everyone for your support… Dxxx

Dear Mr. Miliband,

I am a UK-based journalist and broadcaster. Here is a link to my website. www.soniapoulton.co.uk.

On my site you will find all the media outlets that I contribute to across print, TV, radio and internet, nationally and internationally.

I am prompted to write to you having just watched these two programmes on the subject of ‘fit to work’ testing for sick and disabled people: Channel 4′s Dispatches (‘Britain On The Sick’) and BBC2′s Panorama (‘Disabled or Faking it’).

This year, as a writer, I have been made painfully aware of how…

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  1. Robert
    Aug 03, 2012 @ 08:44:18

    I knocked on a door the man was obviously disabled, but obvious he could do something, has labour changed do not make me laugh.

    The fact is labour and the Tories have now decided people like myself who are classed as disabled should either be working or living without benefits.

    In 2000 as a long serving labour party member was asked to do something, come off IB and go onto JSA to see if I could find work that way, so I went down to the job center who said to me we cannot give you JSA because your obviously unable to be available for work.

    I told the Labour party and they actually said and I kid you not do you really need benefits, can you not go self employed, I’m paraplegic for god sake.

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