It makes sober reading.
:as it ma costs more to rent a private sector one-bedroom flat than a of our three-bedroom houses
So it won’t save money when people are forced move to smaller housing.
The alternative of having a perfect stranger , move in to what may have well been been a your home for most of your life and Illness, disability or logf term unemployment have forced you to claim Housing benefit is chilling.
As Carol Whitcombe, 53, who is blind lives near Pontypool in a two-bedroom house. said: which sh has lived in since 1984
“I’ve got arthritis of the spine. I’ve had hand rails all over the place and an electric shower so I can have a shower instead of a bath.
“They’ve done something to the back door, I’ve got a back porch and they’ve put a ramp instead of steps, they’ve put rails outside. I’ve got Braille on my stove. It’s more a disabled flat now.
“It’s very much my home. One of the first things he said was you can move if you want to, but I don’t want to. There aren’t any places that are one-bedroom round here.
previously said, workers resent leaving their homes early in the morning while benefits-claiming neighbours sleep on with their curtains drawn.
As we see coverage of the cuts in Child Benefits which will see them e removed from any family where one parent earns more than about £44,000 a year.. We see little coverage of this most appalling cut.
But the Child Benefit cuts affect that influential voting grouping "Middle England" who all the Parties see as core to winning the election..
Poorer people on benefits are not sen as core indeed these cuts are sen as popular with "Middle England " and they have little chance to voice their fears.
And with a Spineless Labour Opposition ,who see no politica advantage in defending those on benefits we can expect more of this return to "Victorian Values"
Perhaps Peter Black can explain why his Liberal Democrat Party backed this . Wheres the moderating influence on the Tories here?
How long before we see some Backbench Tory call for a new version of the Workhouse and then see it becoming mainstream?