Monday, 25 January 2016

Fighting Back : Petition To Sign

In less than 48 hours, the House of Lords will be voting on the government's proposal to cut ESA benefit - much needed vital support to the sick and disabled of this country. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is deeply concerned about these plans from the DWP and wishes to carry a petition into Wednesday's vote. Please sign it Here to stop IDS from taking £30 a week away from people too ill to work. Your voice matters. Sign the petition and you can sway the vote on Wednesday. You can make them vote the right way. Please.

1 comment:

  1. So angry to see the government have allowed IDS's plans to cut ESA, forcing people who face barriers to work because of disability and ill health further into poverty. I'm especially annoyed because the govt bent the rules to force the Lords (who vetoed IDS's plans twice) to back down and ignored a 100,000 strong petition. The Tories have blood on their hands - is it any wonder IDS wants out of Europe to avoid The Court of Human Rights looking into his policies?

    Meanwhile IDS's claim that 75% of benefit claimants believe his sanctions have given them 'focus' to 'get on' (rather than see suicides, homelessness and poverty increase) has been referred by Labour to the UK Statistics Authority for investigation. It's not the first time IDS has plucked a stat out of his ass.