This last week just gone has been the most testing week of my life thus far, having been thrown off unemployment benefits (JSA) wrongly by DWP at the Canning Town Jobcentre, the whole experience has given me a knocking that I will not forget in any hurry. Keeping my head above water and trying to be positive has become hard work, but I know how important it is to stay strong in the face of this hammering that unemployed, the poor, the sick, the most vulnerable are receiving at the hands of this government.
If it was not for my politics, my socialism, my understanding of the class war, then I may have gone under mentally like so many poor souls have, with their emotional sense of wellbeing and dignity being broken daily, it may be that an animal gets more respect than a human being in the new society being forged in our country by the government of the rich. In 2010 I wrote on this blog the following:
“If we read and decipher between the lines of the almost daily newspaper and in general media converge of the Con/Dem coalitions impending and imminent "close at hand " austerity measures, it’s not hard to ascertain that the unemployed and the alleged eight million dependants of some state benefit or another, which includes pensioners, disabled and long-term sick are to be singled out, hit and made to pay for the crisis of capitalism, and a crisis not of their making!”
Well there we have it and all of three years on, we can all feel the pain that these bastards from the black side of hell are inflicting on the many in pursuit of the few and their beloved profit system, by any stretch of the imagination you can not call this a civilised society. And as I compose this post news arrives that secret plans to slash the welfare bill by another £2.5bn for people who are disabled or too ill to work are being drawn up by the chancellor, George Osborne, documents leaked have now revealed.
A letter, written by Osborne on 19 June to Duncan Smith and circulated to David Cameron and Nick Clegg, will fuel mounting concerns that the government’s assault on spending – and particularly Osborne’s determination to slash the cost of welfare – will hit those on the lowest incomes the hardest.