Posted: February 2, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Vox Political

What is this Conservative obsession with dodgy ‘clauses’ in legislation?

I’m old enough to remember the furore over ‘Clause 28′ – the section of the Local Government Act 1988 that forbade local authorities in the UK from promoting homosexuality in any way’. While I’m not of that persuasion myself, I could see that this was intentionally oppressive legislation – and it is a historical fact that it caused many organisations to close or limit their activities.

It was also unreasonable legislation, in my opinion, because it restricted the freedoms of people in the UK for no good reason.

Clause 99 (or Section 99) of the Welfare Reform Act is also an unreasonable restriction. From April this year, it will ensure that people receiving Employment and Support Allowance will not be able to put in an appeal until they have had a reconsideration by the Department for Work and Pensions.

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  1. kittysjones says:

    “Clause 99, Catch 22 – The ESA Mandatory Second Revision and Appeals” http://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/735/

    • rainbowwarriorlizzie says:

      Thanks Kitty am just going now to have a look thanks for the heads up sweetie much appreciated. Will also share laters. Keep up the god fight. Take care of you. Huggs Rainbow Warrior Lizzie 🙂 xx

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