Campaign group Taxpayers Against Poverty says mothers will be hit hardest by benefit cuts

Campaign group to hold thousand mothers march against benefits cuts

Campaign group to hold thousand mothers march against benefits cuts

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A political pressure group hopes to get a thousand mothers to march through the streets of Haringey to protest against benefit cuts.

Reverend Paul Nicolson, of campaign group Taxpayers Against Poverty (TAP), plans to hold the march on the morning of Saturday April 13 to show opposition to housing benefit caps and the bedroom tax.

The group is calling for affordable housing and help for parents and carers..

Rev Nicolson said: “This is really a very serious situation and in my experience it is the mothers who will be hit with the brunt of it and really feel the squeeze.

“They will be forced to choose between heating their home and feeding their children.

“It is the mothers who face the daily stress of feeding their children, keeping them warm, paying the rent or coping with the council tax bailiffs' fees.

“Also they are the ones who may have to deal with being evicted as the caps, cuts, council tax and rising prices and rents take their toll.”

The march will begin outside Tottenham Town Hall, in Town Hall Approach and will then make its way up to the High Road before ending at to Northumberland Park School, in Trulock Road for a number of speeches.

A number of groups have lent their support to the march including Haringey Solidarity Group, Haringey Trades Union Council and Haringey UNISON.

Churches from across Haringey will be supporting the day of action.

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5:49pm Sun 10 Mar 13

ZenithB says...

Campaigns, like those organized by the Reverend Paul Nicolson, have a clear and definite function in the face of all the political manipulations that have been going on.

They will counteract the contempt for the disadvantaged that, having already succeeded in some major respects, could in equally subtle ways be extended to cause even more misery.

When you hear some advocate cuts in welfare to sustain the military, while the more likely sources for that fund are themselves, of the affluent classes, you cannot doubt that you are still the target.

It's even possible that, when apathy and helplessness threaten to set in, a persistent campaign may reverse this trend, and even cause an unpopular policy to collapse under its own weight.

But the next very important thing is to undo the effects of the propaganda that has been going on.

One has got to be very dim indeed if one still feels a spiritual boost from such arrant nonsense as, We are all in it together, Big society, and the rest of it.

And yet there are victims today who have ended up believing such myths themselves.

It just goes to show how well the fallacy of demonising a whole class, from what may be no more than a handful of bad examples within it, has worked.

These victims have become worried about what they think is really a waste of taxpayers' money on them, while totally forgetting the stupendous waste and misappropriation from the same source by the same politicians who make them feel guilty for abusing welfare.

There should be very few of these among mothers, we hope..
Campaigns, like those organized by the Reverend Paul Nicolson, have a clear and definite function in the face of all the political manipulations that have been going on. They will counteract the contempt for the disadvantaged that, having already succeeded in some major respects, could in equally subtle ways be extended to cause even more misery. When you hear some advocate cuts in welfare to sustain the military, while the more likely sources for that fund are themselves, of the affluent classes, you cannot doubt that you are still the target. It's even possible that, when apathy and helplessness threaten to set in, a persistent campaign may reverse this trend, and even cause an unpopular policy to collapse under its own weight. But the next very important thing is to undo the effects of the propaganda that has been going on. One has got to be very dim indeed if one still feels a spiritual boost from such arrant nonsense as, We are all in it together, Big society, and the rest of it. And yet there are victims today who have ended up believing such myths themselves. It just goes to show how well the fallacy of demonising a whole class, from what may be no more than a handful of bad examples within it, has worked. These victims have become worried about what they think is really a waste of taxpayers' money on them, while totally forgetting the stupendous waste and misappropriation from the same source by the same politicians who make them feel guilty for abusing welfare. There should be very few of these among mothers, we hope.. ZenithB
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9:44pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Lindathecat says...

These feckless women only have babies so that they are secure in the benefit system.
These feckless women only have babies so that they are secure in the benefit system. Lindathecat
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