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The poor side of life

Yesterday was a rather special demonstration. The fantastic team from The We Shall Overcome campaign came along and joined us. This was fantastic, having another local organisation standing side by side in solidarity with us. Its the first time that they have done so and I and the team felt honoured that they did so.

Its taken a long time to gain support and solidarity, probably because the community and claimants have to build up the trust, and it has taken time for the public to see the reality of the situation. The whole DWP regime is beyond cruel and is punishing the poor for their poverty. How can people find jobs if there isn’t that many jobs out there? The jobs that are available are mainly zero hour contracts and are very poorly paid.

When we first started the main issue that we had to contend with was the…

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