View Full Version : UK Uncut Welfare Reforms,urgent
29-01-2012, 08:53 PM
This is urgent please please sign this petition as it will in some way affect all of us in the future at some point in our lives. See my Thread on Today News for fuller information. The Welfare Reform Bill is set to go into House of Commons on Wednesday 1st Feb it must not go through as next will be Euthanasia. Already Cameron is trying to cause blocks on Human Rights too.
UK Uncut and other Groups successfully protested on Saturday blocking Oxford Circus for couple hours against disability cuts which includes housing and other benefits.It is also set to make people homeless and Pensioners too because there will be a shortfall of rent and council tax and evictions can take place. Even those in low paid work will be affected by losses like Tax Credits etc. Tell everyone you know and Twitter, someone has to the UN.
29-01-2012, 10:03 PM
thank-you for sharing this. hopefully as a community we will start to benefit from events rather than just sink lower and lower.
29-01-2012, 10:11 PM
Lets hope so otherwise we are all doomed..hope people on here will activate themselves and sign the ePetition before next couple days as above. :)
30-01-2012, 12:08 AM
it needs 100,000 votes to even make an appearance... therefore i shall bump this ^.^
30-01-2012, 12:44 AM
I'll bump this too.
One never knows when one could be struck down with an illness or disability these welfare reforms will affect every one.
30-01-2012, 12:48 AM
"First they came for the trade unionists I was not a trade unionist so i did not care.
Then they came for the children i was not a child or a parent so i did not care.
Then they came for the single mothers i was not a single mother so i did not care.
Then they came for the single fathers i was not a single father so i did not care.
Then they came for the travellers i was not a traveller so i did not care.
Then they came for the elderly i was not elderly so i did not care.
Then they came for the married i was not married so i did not care.
Then they came for the farmers and food producers i was not a farmer or food producer so i did not care.
Then they came for the small busisness owners i was not a small busisness owner so i did not care.
Then they came for the unemployed i was not unemployed so i did not care.
Then they came for the sick and disabled I was not sick or disabled so i did not care.
Then they came for the mentally ill i was not mentally ill so i did not care.
Then they came for the Homeopaths and alternative therapy people i was not a Homeopath and alternative therapy person so i did not care.
Then they came for the artists and musicians i was not an artist or musician so i did not care.
Then they came for the writers i was not a writer so i did not care.
Now they came for me and i have no one to stand up for me.
All of the above has happened and is happening now the children,the elderly the sick the musicans the artists natrual treatments it's like tptb are speedily ticking off their list...
Nobody knows when they could be struck down with an illness or disability and if these cuts are allowed to go ahead and the euthinasia is going to be heavily pushed as the next part of the adgenda well the human race is totally doomed
30-01-2012, 01:41 AM
Spending on older people's social care in England has fallen by half a billion pounds, according to a new report.
The charity Age UK - combining Age Concern and Help the Aged - said that, in order to maintain the same levels of service before the coalition came to power in 2010, the Government needed to increase its spending to £7.8 billion.
Councils have only budgeted £7.3 billion in the face of substantial reductions in central government funding, the report, Care In Crisis 2012, says.
Age UK said the combined impact of growing demand for services and a £341 million reduction in older people's social care budgets this financial year was equivalent to a 4.5% cut and created a £500 million shortfall.
Charity director Michelle Mitchell said: "Our new figures show a funding gap clearly exists, that it currently stands at £500 million, and that it is growing bigger all the time. We need urgent Government action now, otherwise the gap will simply get worse.
"Behind these figures are real older people struggling to cope without the support they need, compromising their dignity and safety on a daily basis. Social care is not a nice to have extra - it is the support that helps older people get out of bed, feed themselves, have a wash, live a life that is more than just an existence."
This funding gap comes after several years of stagnating and then decreasing social care spending. Since 2004 the number of people aged over 85, and most likely to need care and support, has increased by more than 250,000, according to the charity. Age UK projects that, by next year (2012/13), the Government will need to spend £1 billion more than this year just to stop things getting any worse.
The charity has launched a Care In Crisis petition calling on the Government to reform the care system for older and disabled people so "that everyone gets the care they need to live with respect and dignity". It aims to collect 100,000 signatures and will deliver them to the Government ahead of the planned White Paper on the future of long-term care.
Minister for Care Services Paul Burstow said: "We agree with Age UK that the social care system is broken and needs to change. The system must become more joined up with health and more focused on helping people maintain their independence for as long as possible.
"We will be publishing our plans for overhauling the system this spring. We are investing more money in social care. At the spending review, we committed an extra £7.2 billion over four years to support social care."
30-01-2012, 03:32 AM
Thank you for this people and Wonderfullife i was just going to put a bit about Age UK but glad you pipped me to it ! I don't know how we will get 100.000 on Icke's forums they seem a bit unenthusiastic unlike in the past;) Truly feels like Armagedddon.