Dear readers I need to apologize because I’m late publishing my blog this week.
There’s no real excuse for this but I’ve had a stressful week and I haven’t been sleeping well. I find it hard to write when I’m over tired.
This week I was reminded of one cold Thursday morning outside Ashton Jobcentre.
The demo started as usual, we were helping or something and handing out food parcels.
Whilst we were doing this I noticed a woman with three children walk out of the Jobcentre, walk past us and she then approached me.
I asked her if she was ok. Her story was particularly heart wrenching. She was a victim of domestic violence and she was struggling to get help from the DWP because she had to leave in a rush.
As usual the DWP failed to recognise and appreciate her situation. They suggested to her that she should have gone back to her abuser to collect her ID.
Theres no excuse for their lack of caring. There’s no way that she should have to return to her abuser.
I advised her on what to do and I put her in touch with all of the relevant agencies that could help her.
I asked her if she needed a food parcel, she said that she did and that she hadn’t ate for days. She had just managed to feed her kids with the very basics, bread and some biscuits.
I gave her a good parcel, she was so thankful because so far no one had been understanding of her situation.
She then took her kids to the steps outside the old cinema. They all sat down and started to eat some food directly out of the tins.
I’m not lying when I say that this broke my heart. How have we managed to elect a government that is extremely aggressive towards people who are struggling, disabled people and unemployed people.
Let’s move forward to 2020.
Nothing has improved, the hostile environment created by the government is even worse than ever.
People are still dying as a direct result of this uncaring governments actions.
There is no excuse for the government to behave in this manner but they do because they can.
It’s certainly not going to get any better. We are in the midst of a pandemic, more and more people are loosing their jobs as a result of the pandemic.
This week I’ve had quite a few newly unemployed people email me to ask me about how they’re supposed to manage on the meagre payments that they receive via Universal Credit.
It’s horrible that anyone is in this situation. Universal Credit doesn’t benefit anyone except the government.
To say that it’s a huge shock to newly unemployed people is an understatement. So many more people are now struggling to eat properly, pay their rent and survive.
It’s a reality check that they certainly didn’t expect. So many of these newly unemployed people had previously believed the government’s lies about how wonderful Universal Credit is.
Add into the mix the thousands of people that are ill with Covid 19 that are so scared of loosing their jobs that are forced to return to work when they’re unwell.
We’ve also got Long Covid to contend with. I doubt that the DWP will recognise this though. This is another battle that we have to now fight.
We also have thousands of people that have died and will die from Covid 19.
I’m extremely worried that their deaths are being ignored and normalised by society. This is extremely cruel and callous.
Please, let’s not forget about their deaths, most of which could have been prevented if the government had responded correctly when the virus had arrived in the UK.
It’s all wrong, none of the above would have happened if we had a caring goverment, but that’s not likely not happen in the near future.
As the Christmas period looms on the horizon, please spare a thought for all of us that can’t celebrate Christmas because of the expense. Also remember that so many people won’t be celebrating Christmas because they’ve lost a loved one due to Covid 19.
The Christmas period is such a hard time for so many of us. Let’s not forget about them.
The above statistic is horrific but true. This is exactly why the government hasn’t reacted responsibly and stopped the spread of covid 19.
Each and every death is saving them money and they don’t care what people think about this.
Let’s continue to fight for the living and dead. We cannot allow the government to treat people like this.
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11 thoughts on “People are dying as a result of the government’s actions. Remember them.”
The fat, lying slob and his criminal henchmen have engineered the cull of pensioners. Well, Johnson and Sunak, I’m 70 and still drawing my State pension so put that in the place the sun don’t shine.
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This is certainly not new I remember all the useless courses I went on back in the nineties, what’s different though is the absolute harrasment and the active torture of all the impossible hoops you are expected to jump through, the Tories are certainly happy for benefit claimants to die off whatever the circumstances or situation, they killed my best friend two years ago, and had a go at me too, lucky I survived thanks to people like you Charlotte, thank you for keeping going even though I know you are not well with the long Covid symptoms, all best wishes to you and your friends
Thank you so much Simon. It is much worse now isn’t it x
I think they have the same idea about dealing with the older long-term unemployed, kill them off with the never-ending stress of futile back-to-work schemes, sanction threats, Workfare, endless futile jobsearch, etc. Has anyone noticed this? Sunak’s new ‘Restart’ scheme announced on the back of Covid economic recovery is actually not aimed at those who have recently /currently become unemployed due to Covid/lockdown, it is actually targeting older unemployed specifically who have been unemployed for over a year. That’s people like myself who have already been subjected to every useless back-to-work scheme known to man, every CV writing class, every bloody form of Workfare, you name it. Sunak has sneaked this through under the guise of addressing Covid damage when in fact it is nothing of the sort. And you can bet it will all be governed by the same Sanction rules, causing further suffering, hardship and destitution to those who are unable to fully comply with yet more DWP B.S. Labour haven’t challenged him on this and neither have the media.
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Oh yes spot on. I’ll do a separate piece on this.. Thanks Trev xxx
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“The three-year scheme will be open to people who have been out of work for more than 12 months, and will provide them with regular intensive support in finding work. It will be aimed at older workers in particular.”
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To think they actually did a cost/benefit analysis of deaths. They have no humanity. None.