Javid Jumble?

How are we to trust a Tory Government that generates poverty and homelessness, with every political policy? Their manic sociopathic methods have removed security from every corner of every community, while they revel in a Public Fund guaranteed lifestyle?

Please sign the Petition, and make clear that we, the Public, expect OUR politicians to work for OUR future prosperity. No excuses, no ifs or buts, MP’s must fulfil their responsibilities to SERVE TO PUBLIC GOOD.

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AN UNSOCIAL SOCIETY?

The pain continues and the end, reliant on an effort by the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP tables a motion of “no confidence” in the PM Theresa May.

A ‘confidence’ lost by members of the public over a period of more than 8yrs. Betrayal, homelessness and even death rendered down to a denigrated society, by a Tory Party and a neoliberal mindset that has tormented all but the richest in society.

Now we see if our leaders have the decency, on one hand and tenacity on the other, to reset the wrongs and persecutions of every community in the land?

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With depression serving to undermine many lives, in a society that seems to offer little by the way of support and advice relevant to the individual needs, there IS an urgent cry for the respect of humanity and personal integrity alike?

Too often we see vulnerable people being left to deal with their difficulties alone, or with little ‘effective’ assistance.

Minor bouts of worry being ‘allowed’ to manifest into depression, which leads into clinical consequences. Too often a demand for help being offset against cost and a lack of committed time, resulting in greater cost and time, leading to potential suicide or self harming?

There has to be more proactive leadership in these fields and human needs being given an ‘above adequate’ response to their worries. Every person lost to mental illness, smears society with the damning truth of its inadequacies. The unknown quantity of these failures, may well be limiting the future of mankind and the development of a social integrity, fit for the 21st Century?

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UC EXPECTATIONS?

Recently contacted my MP, for clarification on the roll-out of Universal Credit.

His response is attached and the fact of whether the suffering will be ceased is still uncertain?

What is clear, is the banishing of the UC principals are not going to stop. The roll-out continues and Tory unpredictability will, seemingly, continue to affect those in the most vulnerable of situations?

What is your feelings about UC, or the affects it has had on the people on Welfare? What would you believe will happen, in the future, for those in most need?

Response, from David Duguid MP, as follows:-

Dear Andrew Whaley-Coates,

Thank you for your email about Universal Credit. The UK Government has recognised that there have been teething problems in its introduction and rollout, and I was very pleased to hear the Chancellor pledge to address them in his Budget speech.

As you have probably seen in the media, he has promised an additional £6.6 billion, over the next six years, to ensure the introduction of the new system goes smoothly.

£1bn will be given over five years to the Department for Work and Pensions to help ease the transition from the old to the new system.

In addition, the work allowance – the amount claimants can earn before Universal Credit begins to be withdrawn – is to be increased by £1,000 a year, at a cost of £1.7bn annually. This means 2.4 million working parents and people with disabilities will be better off by £630 per year.

There are also measures to help people who are repaying debts. These include reducing the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit reward from 40 per cent to 30 per cent.

I have visited Banff Job Centre, where Universal Credit has recently been rolled out, and was pleased to find the staff there are confident that, after observing the roll out in Inverness, they can anticipate and address issues when and if they arise in Banff and Buchan.

If you know of anyone who is having problems with their own Universal Credit, do please ask them to contact me. I will do what I can to help in individual cases.

Yours sincerely,

David Duguid

Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan

David.duguid.mp@parliament.uk

UK Parliament.

If you have a view or a concern about Universal Credit, or maybe you feel being on UC is making your life uncertain. Please drop him a note (email).

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