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Dear Esther McVey MP

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM 1,349 views

As many of you know Debbie Sayers & I wrote an open letter to Esther McVey back in April which 866 people signed; we are still awaiting a proper reply hence the following… Dear Esther McVey MP Further to your…

Together we can all achieve positive change

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 830 views

A VERY QUICK POST - TOGETHER WE CAN ALL ACHIEVE  POSITIVE CHANGE-  OVER 96300 people signed or petition to the  Work & Pensions Committee: Hold IDS to account for his use of statistics https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/work-pensions-committee-hold-ids-to-account-for-his-use-of-statistics-2# and today we discover - Duncan Smith to…

An open letter to Esther McVey MP

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 1,094 views

Dear Esther McVey MP We the undersigned have been shocked and appalled at you and your Minister’s persistent use of dubious facts and statistics regarding DLA. We ask that you make use of  the raft of factual statistics and desist…

DWP staff soon able to see you fitter?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,512 views

Over the past few days whilst being snow bound, a couple of articles published online, by established media outlets regarding mental health have alarmed me. Philip Hensher, a professor of creative writing offered us his ‘expert opinion’ in the Independent on…

Dear Ed Balls WorkFare doesn’t work!

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,224 views

Dear Ed Balls MP Following your announcement of Labour’s plan to tackle unemployment, I’m asking you to think! I’m not an economist, a Politician, a journalist  & nor do I belong to any ‘thinktank’, I’m someone who has worked within…

The depression challenge

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,473 views

I started this blog yesterday but had to stop due to the deep black hole I currently reside in. It’s that place where anyone who suffers from depression can find themselves in, everything seems futile and it’s nigh impossible to…

The DWP's latest bully tactics?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,656 views

On Friday I received a letter from the DWP informing me that, as I am in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) from December 3rd 2012; I must “attend and take part in work-focused interviews if you are asked to do so, to qualify…