The Official Whitewash Into Benefit Sanctions Begins: This Is Why Labour Sold Out The Poor

Posted: November 15, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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sanction-sabsChinless clown Matthew Oakley has issued a call for evidence for the so-called independent review into the use of benefit sanctions.

Predictably this review will not look into whether sanctions are being misused, the impact of sanctions or whether targets are really being set for Jobcentre staff to sanction benefit claims.  Instead the review will merely examine whether the information presented to claimants about sanctions is easily understandable.

The recent huge increase in the use of sanctions will not be considered and neither will the suffering that these brutal measures inflict.  Citizens Advice recently warned that sanctions were driving some claimants to beg in the streets, go through bins to find food and even attempt suicide.  Homelessness charities have said that benefit sanctions are causing people lose their homes and end up on the streets.  This desperate poverty will be outside of the scope of Oakley’s report, as will…

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