It’s Thursday and our usual demonstration day outside Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre. Why do we go back every week? Because people are suffering and dying needlessly at the hands of DWP officials who in most cases act unlawfully by handing out unlawful sanctions. Combine this with the new troubled families phase 2 trial we expect to see many more deaths. It’s too much stress for people to handle. The minute you walk into the Jobcentre you are treated like a criminal. You aren’t allowed a friend or witness and you aren’t allowed a mobile phone either… There are notices all over informing you of this. You have no access to water or toilet facilities and children are frowned upon, some advisors even stating illegally that children aren’t allowed in the building. Single parents are being lied to.. You have to return to work when your child is a baby which is a lie, and you have to join this scheme which is a lie.
Every week we remember the people that have been lost up and down the country due to the evil benefit reforms up and down the country. They are never far from my thoughts. Anyone reading this should remember that this can happen to anyone we are all one step away from this. Ive never met a so called benefit scrounger yet, but I have met some very downtrodden, genuine and lovely people who have had the misfortune to fall on hard times. My local authority laughs at us, they think we are a joke. At our demonstration on Tuesday outside the town hall they mocked us online and laughed in the faces of the people who they are enabling to suffer. We saw a massive change we had applause, cheers and boos for the local authority who, one again have sold their citizens to yet another trial that will enable more people to suffer. But why should that matter? The local authority will get their £1000. Please read my previous blog for more information.
Please watch this video and come and join us at Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre from 1-3. Anyone can join us in peace. Our group is called Tameside against the cuts and we are a friendly bunch!