Not posted for a while – sorry!! Not much to report as nothing is happening! It’s now almost 8 weeks since all this started but still no further forward.
The only development has been that my MP’s office contacted me, (after being contacted by Welfare Rights because we told them we had been in contact with our MP who was nothing short of useless!!). They now say they may be able to do something!! I emailed them back with the situation as it stands and stated that I intend to complain in writing, to which they replied could they have a copy of my letter. Presumably they will then forward this on to DWP with an add on they’ve written and then claim they’ve helped us if we manage to get a positive response. Classic!!
Have been reading Chavs – the demonization of the working class by Owen Jones, very interesting reading and though I don’t agree with all of the viewpoints in the book, it does make you realise that much of what is happening re the benefits system, unemployment and the way the media portrays these things has been done deliberately to make those who believe themselves to be better than working class look down on those unfortunate enough to find themselves in receipt of benefits. The old ‘ divide and rule’ idea has worked well. This cannot go on forever though and one day when we have been driven too far something will give and the balance will change. This book says what I have been saying for a few years that the powers that be want it back like it was in the 19th century when we peasants were kept in our place by the landowners. So when are they re introducing the workhouse – may as well go the whole hog and do it right!!
Makes you proud to be British!!