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mauvepink BS: Spending Cuts UK - The Thread (249* d) RE: BS: Spending Cuts UK - The Thread 22 Oct 10

I have clients who rely on some of the disability benefits just to be able to live each week. Recently I have had two talk of suicide because they cannot cope with all the forms and the judging/decision makers. Some are already sitting in cold homes because they fear the energy bills again. This is a generation who have worked and seen their savings gone on care. I fear for many of them.

Where are the backbenchers? How can these things be pushed through without them being accepted? If the grass roots of the coalition do not agree with what their leaders are doing then how can it happen?

Am I being cynical in thinking that very few of them will be affected in any way over these cuts as they have their wages secure and their pensions sorted? Come the next round of voting and I wonder what memories people will keep of some of the dracaonian measures being taken against some of our most vulnerable in society?

I also know lot of diabled people who want to work. But things just go a whole more difficult for them too as some of the help and incentives they got to be in work are axed or reduced.

All very worrying :-(


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