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I have no idea how any government thinks it is acceptable to have claimants wait six weeks for payment.  They say their aim is to encourage people to manage their money better and to create incentives into work?

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I have yet to hear how starvation and deterioration of mental health encourage people back into work

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There may be asmall percentage of people driven into low waged, insecure jobs. Hardly contributing to that 'strong economy' but another step in the right direction in pulling back the welfare state.

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the most recently promoted tory favours abandonment of paid holidays, maternity leave and sick leave.  He believes post brexit that's the way ahead

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What an utter mess. Trussell Trust expecting food banks to be in crisis over this fiasco.

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now that interest rates are on their way up the general discontentment within the populace will get ever worse

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It'll be a poor Christmas for those in transition on to Universal Credit. Many will be forced into debt so that their kids don't miss out. Sad country.

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still post brexit a special deal has been arranged for the city types who will still enjoy freedom of movement

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I find that confusing, Samsc. Has this actually been agreed with EU?  See Grimsby who voted to leave are now also looking for special conditions. Wonder how many more exemptions will be rquested?

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Cornwall (another brexit area) also looking for special deals

 

And then we have the potential collapse of the Good Friday agreement which could result in the return of terrorism to the streets of Northern Ireland

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