The fabric of Britain as we know it is being ripped apart. So much is changing, almost behind our backs, we haven't got time to notice what is happening to us. And it is happening fast.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Dear Mr Cameron, 

Please stop treating me like an idiot. I know enough NOT to get all snarly at the thought of a family claiming Income Support with 3 or more kids, because I know that many of those people lost work in this recession AFTER the children were born. I know that 25 does not mean you have not contributed, it can mean you have contributed for 9 years!.  I know that Housing benefit provides and emergency net for women (and sometimes men) who are being abused by their partner.  I know that very many people claiming Housing Benefit are employed taxpayers claiming only part of the amount.

I know that the problem with housing benefit is that you (and your predecessors) allowed a situation where someone earning a wage needs state help to cover the rent. That is the big problem here, but you are too cowardly to address that as too many BTL Landlords vote Tory. 

Yours in hope of being treated like an adult,

Peachy, over 25 years old, who left home at 24 and was in Ft work and living with her partner.
'It doesn't affect me' is not the same as 'it isn't wrong'. 

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  1. Good strong letter there, Peachy! You're right - poverty and homelessness affect us all.

  2. yy

    people are stuck between greedy landlords who charge too much, and greedy employers who don't pay enough.

    now, all the govt needs to do is to bring back fair rents AND ensure by law that everyone is paid a living wage. That'd solve the HB 'problem'- and there'd be no need for tax credits either.

    someone, quick! tell Gideon! It's so simple and *fair*- can't think why they haven't done it already...

    I'm sure he'd LEAP at the chance of slashing the welfare bill!


    ...hold on a minute



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