AMBER RUDD TELLS HASTINGS HOMELESS WILL HAVE TO DIE ‘TILL 2027’

AMBER RUDD TELLS HASTINGS HOMELESS WILL HAVE TO DIE ‘TILL 2027’

Over Christmas three homeless people died in Home secretary Amber Rudd’s parliamentary seat, Hastings corner confirmed today.

When Amber Rudd was asked by local paper The Hastings observer to comment on the deaths on the streets of her constituency. The government minister replied:”It is a tragedy when someone dies on the streets and this Government is taking action to make life on the streets a thing of the past.

For the UK as a whole, the Government is committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027.

So the growing homeless population of Hastings and Rye must wait another nine years before they can be sure of a roof over their heads.

How the government hope to even achieve this goal is beyond me.

130,000 children woke up homeless this Christmas as child homelessness reaches 10-year high.

The number of rough sleepers is up by 134% since the Tories came to power.

The number of homeless in the UK is only set to dramatically increase.

Analysis by Heriot-Watt University for Crisis has found that the number of homeless people in Britain will reach 575,000 in 2041, up from 236,000 in 2016. The number of people sleeping rough will more than quadruple from 9,100 in 2016 to 40,100 over the same period, the research found.

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“WE ARE THE PARTY FOR WORKING PEOPLE” REALLY??- THE FACTS

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At the Conservative’s manifesto launch, David Cameron proudly said: ” We are the party of working people.”

Well after 5 years of ‘Dave’ and his chums running the UK, let’s look at their record and what they have in store for ‘working people’, if they gain power for another five years.

The Coalition are always banging on about how low the unemployment figures have been since 2010. But when you take a closer look, things aren’t quite what they seem.

Since Ian Duncan Smith brought in Welfare reforms, the government have managed to hide millions of working-age people from the unemployment figures.

This is How?

* 2 Million people have been sanctioned in the last two years.

* 1.4 Million people are on Workfare.

* 0.5 Million disabled people are on Workfare.

All these millions of people do not appear on the unemployment figures.

As for people in work, they haven’t fared much better under the Coalition.

* Last year UK firms used 1.8 million zero hour contracts.

* Over 5 million people are self-employed( highest level for 40 years), Average income including Working tax credit, is below £10,000.

* 5 million shop workers are paid so little that, the government top up their wages with in-work benefits, costing £11bn a year.

So how does the future look for’hard working people’ , if David Cameron wins election 2015.

* In-work benefits will continue to be frozen.

* Over a million more jobs will be cut in the Public sector.

And the biggest threat to workers from the Conservatives, is a new law they would bring in, where strikes could only ever be called if they are directly supported by 40% of people entitled to take part.

Paul Kenny, GMB general secretary, said: “Only 16 out of 650 elected members of parliament secured the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in their parliamentary constituency area election in 2010.”
” Only 15 Tory MPs out of 303 secured that level of support.”

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady added: “The Conservative plans on industrial action ballots will make it almost impossible for unions to call a legal strike.
“No other mainstream political party in the democratic world has suggested such a fundamental attack on this basic human right.
“David Cameron has admitted that Britain needs a pay rise, but he wants to stop workers doing anything about it.”

“WE PROTECTED THE POOREST” – CAMERON

After five years of a Conservative led Coalition government, which has brought in Welfare reforms that have seen huge cuts in the Welfare budget.David Cameron last week gave an interview to ‘The Independent’. in which he said: “I haven’t changed. I am a compassionate Conservative”, “We had to make difficult decisions”, he said:. “I would argue that this has been done in a compassionate way. We protected the poorest.”

Well lets look at the facts of how the “poorest” have fared under the his “compassionate” austerity.

The poorest people in the UK (living below the poverty line) one in five of the population – have faced 39% of all cuts, including to social care and community services,Disabled people have borne 29% of the cuts, making them nine times more likely than the average person to have been affected.Children have faired no better,with 3.5 million now living in poverty,that’s 27% or more than one in four and 93,000 children are now living in temporary accommodation.Over a million people used a food bank last year.5 million people now claim housing benefit,which has risen by £650m a year on average since 2010 and 1.8 million people are now on waiting lists for social housing.

The “Compassionate” Conservatives have been more than happy to continue the myth that all people claiming benefits are “skivers”, which has fed into sensational stories appearing in the right-wing press on a daily basis, about benefit cheats or poor families with hundreds of children, happy to ‘milk’ the system! This has allowed Iain duncan Smith to introduce a limit to how much can be claimed in benefits, £500 per week for single parents and couples with children and £350 for a single person.The cap has disproportionately affected lone parents and those on the ‘children in need’ register ( children,who are at risk of abuse or neglect, or disabled) an estimated 175,000 children.Since the welfare cap has been introduced it has only saved 0.05% of the welfare budget

The irony of the ‘Benefit skivers’ myth, is that in the last year over 5.3 million working people, 22% of all working people have claimed in-work benefits, costing £11bn a year, due to low wages.The number of ‘hard working’ people claiming housing benefit has more than doubled under the Coalition to over a million claimants.The majority (59%) of children living in poverty live in a household where at least one adult works.

So what does “Compassionate” Dave have in store for ‘protecting’ the poorest next,if he is elected Prime minister?

The Conservatives have already said that a further £12bn will be cut from the welfare budget,but will not say where the cuts will fall.The benefit cap will be lowered to £440.79 per week, leading to over one million men,women and children evicted from social housing and being moved into temporary accommodation and Child poverty will continue to rise.to an estimated 5 million children by 2020,The Housing benefit bill will hit £25bn by 2017.

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