By Dude Swheatie of KwugRevd Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty reports that the Government response to his most recent letter avoids reference to key terms used in his letter to them. DWP brushes letter to PM about impact on health of cuts, caps and council tax under the carpet of Universal Credit(1)
Revd Paul Nicolson writes:
The words “health” or “debt” or “nutrition” or “rent” or “maternal” or “sanctions” do not appear even once in the DWP’s letter to me of the 17th June. It does not cite even one example of independent evidence about the impact on the health of the employed and the unemployed who engage with the current or future systems of social security.
Well, the Government won the General Election, didn't they; so why should they give any reasonable answers to valid concerns of people who really try to help the most vulnerable people in society, eh? It holds the BBC by the purse strings, anyway, and the unemployed are 'the enemy within', aren't we? And of course this is the Government that wants to scrap the Human Rights Act and abolish Freedom of Information requests.
So, yes! While David Cameron really is taking from the poor to pay the rich with the collusion of all those who voted his Government in and those who devised Labour's 'austerity-lite' manifesto, avoiding the real issues concerned is the best defence of a Government that lies through its teeth when it says that it is determined to protect the most vulnerable in society.
It really does seem as though they know as much about loove as rapists or masturbation addicts.(2) (3)