…speaking through art, poetry and humour…oh and politics too!

Hate Campaign Against The Poor Takes Us Back To The Worst Victorian Values: Column 5.4.13.

Joyce McMillan - Online


JOYCE MCMILLAN for The Scotsman, 5.4.13

LET US now praise famous women: or one not-so-famous woman, in the shape of Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland. For during the last parliamentary recess, while other MP’s went ski-ing, Helen Goodman decided to have a go at living on the “generous” state benefits provided to typical women of her own age – Helen is 55 – who are either unemployed, or have had to give up work through ill health.

After setting aside small sums to cover energy bills, water rates, and the new “bedroom tax”, Helen had £18 a week left for food; and after seven days of trying to survive on this, she found herself exhausted, cold, hungry, waking up ravenous during the night, and unable to imagine how anyone living on such a diet could possibly work up the energy even to look for a job…

View original post 914 more words


Written by carolecarrick

April 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Willowing Arts

Mixed media art and wellness with Tamara Laporte

Mike Deakin Art

Art Journaling, Mixed Media & Papercrafts

Wilsher 's Blog

A fine site

Paula Carnes

Author & Health Advocate

Art Saves Lives International

Create Change - Engage, Educate and Express Our World

Jon Rappoport's Blog

Scope's Blog

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here.

Utting-Wolff Spouts

Encompassing the natural and social sciences, politics and social justice issues

A rainbow at night

Navigating wholeness through acceptance, authenticity, and Buddhism.

The Other Side Of The Stretcher

Nurse Turned Patient Pointing Out The Dark Side Of Medicine!

Ordinary Miracles

This blog is my story about a life forever changed by chronic illness. I hope you'll laugh and cry with me as I try to make sense of it all. Oh, and nothing I say should ever be construed as offering medical or legal advice.

The poor side of life

Exposing the unfair treatment of jobseekers, the horrors of Universal Credit, unfair sanctions and heinous treatment of claimants at Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre.

Thoughts About M.E.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) Advocacy

Tim mattock's Blog

Some swearing, may well make your ears bleed

%d bloggers like this: