THIS VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLED presumably because they were worried about the protest.
Smethwick Job Centre are to have a ministerial visit on Thursday, with Iain Duncan-Smith, the minister for the DWP, the expected visitor. As the man responsible for the failing work programme, the impending disaster of universal credit, the bedroom tax, the continued screwing over of disabled people, a huge increase in the number and severity of benefit sanctions that leave people destitute, a real terms cut in benefits and generally all round lying about our social security system in order to destroy it, we are calling on people to be at Smethwick job centre to give him a warm midlands style welcome. We would particularly encourage claimants who have been “incentivised” to not get benefits to attend to thank IDS for his help.
THIS VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLED presumably because they were worried abuot the protest.
So why is IDS coming to Smethwick job centre? Perhaps this job centre is the one in the west midlands that gave staff easter eggs for exceeding sanction targets, and he is coming to award someone their chocolate for depriving another person of food for up to three years.
If you can’t make it along on Thursday, one thing you can do is sign the War On Welfare petition which calls for a cumulative impact assessment on the cuts to disability benefits, and don’t forget the Bedroom Tax demo today at 12noon, outside Waterstones High St / Bullring.