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Bedroom Tax

March 29th, 2013 (11:56 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

Tomorrow (Saturday 29th March) I'll be protesting against the Bedroom Tax in Edinburgh. In my opinion it’s worse than the Poll Tax. If the Poll Tax could be characterised as thoughtless with regard to those on low incomes, the Bedroom Tax by comparison would be vindictive, as it’s targeted on them, and is likely to have a cumulative effect with other benefit cuts.

There are many other locations throughout the UK where something’s happening tomorrow, listed onscreen at the end of this video. You can skip to 2:55 if the song isn't your thing. I hope you enjoy it, and consider coming along:

If you don't know the original version of the song, here it is:

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Posted by: Scotty (scottymcleod)
Posted at: March 30th, 2013 09:26 am (UTC)
its part of the government attack on claimers

And in particular the disabled, next year and being assessed for the new scheme to replace disabled living allowance scares me, I currently receive high rate for the mobility component but a solicitor has told me the assessors aim to get everyone onto lower or off the scheme completely

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: March 30th, 2013 10:10 am (UTC)

Yeah. I'm not enthusiastic about protest, but my conscience won't let me stay at home on this one.

Posted by: myceliumme (myceliumme)
Posted at: March 31st, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)

I hope ... you consider coming along
With you in spirit - the body will be elsewhere. Apart from targeting the disadvantaged and the now-proven drive to deprive people of benefits, this cut is intellectually stupid:

  • The current housing stock can't support it because there aren't enough smaller properties.
  • It's not as if as these 'spare' bedrooms can be moved - so victims either have to accept reductions in income or are forced to take in lodgers. Would you want to be forced to take in some potential psycho?
The toerags might as well build workhouses...

Edited at 2013-03-31 03:12 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: March 31st, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)

Thanks, and agree entirely with what you say. The turn out was respectable but not massive. The estimate the BBC went with for Edinburgh was 1000.

Posted by: myceliumme (myceliumme)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)

Petition to hoist IDS by his own pet toad here

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)

Already signed :-)

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