representingthemambo:

Very unpleasant story from here in Birmingham

Originally posted on Birmingham Against The Cuts:

No Cuts To Benefits! No Cuts To Public Services! Emergency protest tomorrow.
3pm, Selly Oak Jobcentre, Harborne Lane, Selly Oak, B29 6SP

The Birmingham Mail has today reported that a man set himself alight outside Selly Oak job centre, as desperation set in following problems with payments.

This is not the only incident of people harming themselves because of problems with benefit payments or sanctions placed on them by government imposed measures or workfare profiteers.

Birmingham Against the Cuts believe this incident should be laid squarely at the door of Cameron, Clegg and Osbourne who are implementing these viscious cuts and austerity – not benefits claimants or jobcentre workers.

Instead of tackling the rich and the banks who owe £120 billion in uncollected, evaded and avoided taxes, are responsible for the crisis and mass unemployment the government are cutting the very services that collect the taxes, support…

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