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Old 18-03-2013, 03:41
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Could/should there be some organised demonstrations/marches to support those affected by the bedroom tax, as many are the poor, old and disabled who might find it difficult to do so by themselves?
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:00
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Could/should there be some organised demonstrations/marches to support those affected by the bedroom tax, as many are the poor, old and disabled who might find it difficult to do so by themselves?
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:08
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Would anybody march for a family with a motgage living in a house they've outgrown but can't afford to move out of?






nah....thought not.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:18
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Could/should there be some organised demonstrations/marches to support those affected by the bedroom tax, as many are the poor, old and disabled who might find it difficult to do so by themselves?
Do you mean like the ones which took place over the weekend in various towns and cities? Or the ones planned for 30th March?

Doesn't seem to have been reported by most of the mainstream press, for some reason. Only the Guardian is carrying the story nationally.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ax-protests-uk
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:20
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Could/should there be some organised demonstrations/marches to support those affected by the bedroom tax, as many are the poor, old and disabled who might find it difficult to do so by themselves?
Here you go net nut

UK Uncut have called a day of action targeting the bedroom tax and benefit cap. From their website: Save the date – Saturday 13th April- Who wants to evict a millionaire?

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Old 18-03-2013, 12:25
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Here you go net nut

UK Uncut have called a day of action targeting the bedroom tax and benefit cap. From their website: Save the date – Saturday 13th April- Who wants to evict a millionaire?

regards jack
UK uncut, that well informed group who are still pushing for 'no' cuts whatsoever.

They are quite rightly ignored.
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:39
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Here you go net nut

UK Uncut have called a day of action targeting the bedroom tax and benefit cap. From their website: Save the date – Saturday 13th April- Who wants to evict a millionaire?

regards jack
Thanks, what’s all that about evicting a millionaire?
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:47
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Do you mean like the ones which took place over the weekend in various towns and cities? Or the ones planned for 30th March?

Doesn't seem to have been reported by most of the mainstream press, for some reason. Only the Guardian is carrying the story nationally.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ax-protests-uk
Sorry I didn’t know about these events, some friends did think it strange that nothing seemed to be done to help all these people (660,000), could there be a conspiracy by some in the government and some in the press to cover this up because if there is its serious and very wrong.


“Bedroom tax protests across the UK"

"Thousands turn out across the UK to protest against a new tax imposed on council house residents deemed to have a spare bedroom.”

“Thousands of protesters have called on the government to axe a new "bedroom tax" that will cut benefits for people with a spare room.”

“The biggest marches took place in Liverpool and Manchester, with more expected in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff on 30 March”


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ax-protests-uk
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:53
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
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Old 18-03-2013, 12:59
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Could/should there be some organised demonstrations/marches to support those affected by the bedroom tax, as many are the poor, old and disabled who might find it difficult to do so by themselves?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/antibedroomtax/
A facebook group with almost 11,500 members, (this is just ONE of the thousands or anti spare bedroom fine groups around the country and online,

Sheffield protest
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/...-tax-1-5503660

Nottingham protest
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Pr...#axzz2Nt0oxVDv

The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ax-protests-uk
Thousands of protesters have called on the government to axe a new "bedroom tax" that will cut benefits for people with a spare room.
Organisers said some 12,000 to 13,000 activists turned out despite the cold weather in 52 cities across the country.


the Mirror
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...-place-1767696
Bedroom tax: Thousands join protest marches held up and down the country against benefit cuts
16 Mar 2013 13:28

Thousands of campaigners join peaceful marches in towns and cities across the UK to protest against controversial new scheme


Liverpool,
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-33009541/

the westcountry
http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Bedroom...#axzz2NtXGgEJ6

Halesowen
http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/..._in_Halesowen/

Dorset
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/102...om_tax/?ref=nt

Carlisle
http://www.in-cumbria.com/100-in-car...h=news-archive

Leicester
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.u...#axzz2NtYaWAfu

Bristol
http://www.bristol247.com/2013/03/15...x-rally-41688/

OK OK I know I am labouring the point a tad,
FACT is that 52 organised protests took place up and down the UK at the weekend, but the BBC (British Broadcasting Conservatives) decided to report it as "over 10" and "hundreds" when in fact it was thousands,
and remember not ONE person has had their benefits slashed yet,

not one family, or disabled child has been evicted onto the streets yet,.

just wait until that begins to happen,......

A shitstorm is coming and we no longer rely on the likes of the British Broadcasting Conservatives for our news,

this is NOT the 80s, when we had only 4 TV channels and some newspapers from which to get, and spread 'the word'
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:06
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
Fine. Can you point us to how many smaller homes you can find to move these people to?

Originally Posted by This is Nottingham
Among 12 housing associations in the city, only 21 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom properties are available – but 5,506 households need to downsize or be hit by the cuts.

And outside the city, lettings website Homesearch says only 10 two-bedroom and 12 one-bedroom properties are available in Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Ho...ail/story.html
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:06
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
The govt can borrow billions and build houses for them. Apparently it'll sort the economy as well.

I hate the logic. It basically says that families who rely in part or full on the state for housing have "rights" that those self supporting families who bought their own properties, have outgrown them but can't afford to buy a bigger ones, don't have.

Moral of that story is "help yourself and be totally ignored"

Who marches for those people? Why isn't anybody insisting the state builds them an extention to act as spare capacity for some potential future family drama?
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:22
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
I would support that, provided it was demanding that the Tories cancelled the 100,000 pounds a year increase in income for millionaires
and spent the money building new social homes instead, ya know, to make up for the millions of them they sold to buy votes?

but the "Tory way" is to throw one lot of poor people onto the streets in order to house another lot of poor people,
and tell me? how would throwing myself and my partner onto the street, and out of our 3 bedroomed home which has been modified to suit my partners disabilities,
and which has my workshop in the yard which I rely on to remain in self employment,
as well as causing my partner to lose her part time job, help an overcrowded family in London?
by throwing us onto the dole and causing us to rent a private smaller (one bedroomed flat like the one I rented in 2006 that had a higher rent THEN than this house has NOW?) costing the poor hard done to tax payer even more,
Because this house would be 'awarded' to the next person on the list, and "overcrowding" is only one of the criteria, and how do you know that in a years time when my self employment has 'picked up' we wont be able to pay the full rent?
because the moment that happens some sort of miraculous transformation takes place, and we are suddenly no longer dirty under occupying untermensch to be punished or thrown onto the streets for the crime of having a room that someone else has decided we don't 'need'
and can live here like 'decent' human beings, for as long as we like, under occupying to our hearts content,

but of course such is the nature of self employment these days, I could find myself 'flip flopping' from "decent human" to "scrounging filth" on a monthly basis... perhaps I should invest in a removal van as soon as possible eh?

scrap trident tax bankers bonuses delay for one year the tax cut for the rich Tory voter/party funders, and BUILD MORE F-ING HOUSES,
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:25
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The govt can borrow billions and build houses for them. Apparently it'll sort the economy as well.

I hate the logic. It basically says that families who rely in part or full on the state for housing have "rights" that those self supporting families who bought their own properties, have outgrown them but can't afford to buy a bigger ones, don't have.

Moral of that story is "help yourself and be totally ignored"

Who marches for those people? Why isn't anybody insisting the state builds them an extention to act as spare capacity for some potential future family drama?
http://www.housingadviceni.org/grant...on-grants.html

Renovation grants are available to bring unfit accommodation up to a satisfactory standard. You can get up to £25,000 but this can be reduced depending on your personal circumstances.
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:30
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Of course, nobody has yet mentioned what is, no doubt, IDS's preferred option - a return to traditional Victorian values.

Those halcyon days when those who could afford the rent could live ten to a room in a back-to-back, while those who couldn't were sent to the workhouse.
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:39
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/antibedroomtax/
A facebook group with almost 11,500 members, (this is just ONE of the thousands or anti spare bedroom fine groups around the country and online,

Sheffield protest
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/...-tax-1-5503660

Nottingham protest
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Pr...#axzz2Nt0oxVDv

The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...ax-protests-uk
Thousands of protesters have called on the government to axe a new "bedroom tax" that will cut benefits for people with a spare room.
Organisers said some 12,000 to 13,000 activists turned out despite the cold weather in 52 cities across the country.


the Mirror
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...-place-1767696
Bedroom tax: Thousands join protest marches held up and down the country against benefit cuts
16 Mar 2013 13:28

Thousands of campaigners join peaceful marches in towns and cities across the UK to protest against controversial new scheme


Liverpool,
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-33009541/

the westcountry
http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Bedroom...#axzz2NtXGgEJ6

Halesowen
http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/..._in_Halesowen/

Dorset
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/102...om_tax/?ref=nt

Carlisle
http://www.in-cumbria.com/100-in-car...h=news-archive

Leicester
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.u...#axzz2NtYaWAfu

Bristol
http://www.bristol247.com/2013/03/15...x-rally-41688/

OK OK I know I am labouring the point a tad,
FACT is that 52 organised protests took place up and down the UK at the weekend, but the BBC (British Broadcasting Conservatives) decided to report it as "over 10" and "hundreds" when in fact it was thousands,
and remember not ONE person has had their benefits slashed yet,

not one family, or disabled child has been evicted onto the streets yet,.

just wait until that begins to happen,......

A shitstorm is coming and we no longer rely on the likes of the British Broadcasting Conservatives for our news,

this is NOT the 80s, when we had only 4 TV channels and some newspapers from which to get, and spread 'the word'
Why isn’t any of this on BBC 24 or Sky news, could there be a conspiracy in some parts of the government and media if so why?
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:42
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
And you have to ask why the figures are so high in london, could it be greedy landlords wanting to rip the benefit system off. The councils and HAs have proved to the goverment that they do not have the propertys, plus thousands have not got any spare bedrooms, only the new rules are saying they have. This is how it works. 3 bedroom house, mum dad, 1 boy 8 1 girl 9 at the moment are not classed as having spare room. 1 april they are classed as having spare room because boy and girl can share till she is 10, which could be as long as 1 year or as short as 1 month. So even if its a year, they are ment to downsize, then upsize all in one year. That makes alot of sense. All because of a rule change
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Old 18-03-2013, 13:52
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
If it is so bad that there are 400,000 children in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing then why do they not extend it so that the people who are paying rent but living in houses too big for their needs can downsize and so pay less rent ?
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Old 18-03-2013, 15:09
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Why isn’t any of this on BBC 24 or Sky news, could there be a conspiracy in some parts of the government and media if so why?
Hardly worth reporting tbh.
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Old 18-03-2013, 15:11
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How about a march for the 400,000 kids in inner London alone living in overcrowded housing - because others are living in social housing too big for their needs?
or a march against the likes of Bob Crow and Frank Dobson who despite their income/wealth insist on keeping their council house!
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Old 18-03-2013, 15:32
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or a march against the likes of Bob Crow and Frank Dobson who despite their income/wealth insist on keeping their council house!


Which is why I think that this should apply to everyone living in social housing whether they pay rent or receive HB, if the house is to big for them they should (if possible) down size but if they can't downsize because there isn't any available properties than they shouldn't be penalised.
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Old 18-03-2013, 18:43
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Good luck to them.

Hopefully there won't be any choir around.

You have the right to protest, as long as it's behind a big fence where no one can hear or see you and only out of sight and sound of anyone under 18.
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Old 18-03-2013, 19:01
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Would anybody march for a family with a motgage living in a house they've outgrown but can't afford to move out of?

nah....thought not.
Sell their investment asset and rent?
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Old 18-03-2013, 19:04
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There were 55 marches at the weekend, there will be others on the 30th March.
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Old 18-03-2013, 19:05
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Good luck to them.

Hopefully there won't be any choir around.

You have the right to protest, as long as it's behind a big fence where no one can hear or see you and only out of sight and sound of anyone under 18.
And don't stray away from the designated protest area, and keep the noise down or you will be tazered and pepper sprayed.
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