CELEBRATIONS took place yesterday for an elderly woman who has notched up a record number of years receiving taxpayer-funded benefits without working.
Elizabeth Windsor, whose original family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, is married to a Greek immigrant.
She receives an annual...
Thursday 10th Sep 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
As the social safety net falls away, many in Britain have more to fear from the jobcentre than from more traditional terrors, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Wednesday 2nd Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
DAVID BELL’S timely warning in today’s Morning Star about the risks of cutting payments to people with mental health problems underlines just how back-to-front the Tory approach to social security is.
Ever since the insufferably sanctimonious Iain Duncan Smith was appointed...
Saturday 29th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Work has many benefits for those recovering from mental illness, but rushing them into it risks driving them to suicide, writes DAVID BELL
by Clive Arnold
Tuesday 25th Aug 2015
When carer BERNADETTE HORTON took her family on a trip to Scotland she was viciously trolled as a ‘scrounger’ – but since when, she asks, were claimants forbidden from taking a break?
Wednesday 19th Aug 2015
YOUNG people on benefits will be forced to go to “boot camp” or face having their welfare stripped under draconian new government plans revealed yesterday.
Those between the ages of 18 and 21 will be ordered to “earn or learn” under the plans revealed by...
Monday 17th Aug 2015
posted by Will Stone in Britain
PM takes vicious swing at asylum-seekers’ benefits
Monday 10th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
LABOUR will commit to ending benefit penalties for young people if Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader, the leftwinger will announce tonight.
Under-25s are currently only eligible for £57.90 in jobseeker’s allowance — significantly lower than the standard rate of...
Ruth Hunt talks to welfare rights expert NICK DILWORTH about the DWP’s love of maliciously prosecuting people who accidentally break complex benefit rules
Monday 3rd Aug 2015