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The DWP is now facing its fifth investigation by the UN 24 Sep 2018 23:51 #10292

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is once again facing the prospect of a UN investigation. Because the UN has just received a swathe of complaints about the DWP.
The DWP: facing the UN again

As The Canary‘s Tracy Keeling reported in June:

"The UN has launched an almighty investigation into the Conservative government… The UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Prof Philip Alston, will lead an inquiry on the impact of the government’s austerity policies over the last eight years…"

Alston will embark on a fact-finding mission to the UK in the autumn…

The probe will be the UN’s first in a western European country in over half a decade.

Alston will visit the UK from 5-16 November. So he laid out specific areas on which he wanted submissions to focus (you can read them here). Of the 30 topics and questions covered, 10 related to welfare; five of those being Universal Credit. Many of the submissions focused on these.

But they also show that many think welfare is key to UK poverty and human rights violations. Because over half the submissions built the DWP into their evidence.

www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/09/24/the-dwp-is-now-facing-its-fifth-investigation-by-the-un/
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The DWP is now facing its fifth investigation by the UN 25 Sep 2018 10:56 #10293

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This is all good news as far as i am concerned :) .

We have a deluded government who have no conceptual idea of how the average person lives with:Cost of living,getting to and from work, costs of rents, transport costs,fuel costs,hourly rate of pay needed to survive in 2018 and yet they keep banging on about how great Universal Credit is by trying to fool people by taking a pathetically paid job for minimum wage, thanks to UC all will be well. :whistle:

That maybe the case if you are mortgage free have no rent to pay and is all you need to exist is £150 a week and you can walk to work.
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The DWP is now facing its fifth investigation by the UN 25 Sep 2018 12:19 #10294

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jobber wrote: That maybe the case if you are mortgage free have no rent to pay and is all you need to exist is £150 a week and you can walk to work.

And not forgetting not being credited with national insurance if you earn under a limit of £165 a week. Not a lot of people know this either and merrily accept a few hours of work based on the assumption that they are gaining 37p in the pound and paying towards their state pension, when the reality is, they are not.
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The DWP is now facing its fifth investigation by the UN 25 Sep 2018 13:56 #10298

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The UN is powerless though to change how the DWP operates. Didn’t they criticise the DWP when Cameron was PM, and were powerless then.

Unless they intend to do something about it, they are just wringing their hands - like the rest of us.
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The DWP is now facing its fifth investigation by the UN 25 Sep 2018 16:04 #10301

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The Queen is supposed to give her `approval` for government, so if she can`t do anything, I doubt the UN will have any clout. You can`t tell me that the Royals can`t see what their government are doing, especially when the Archbishop of Canterbury has waded into the argument on numerous occasions. Both powerless.
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The DWP is now facing its fifth investigation by the UN 26 Sep 2018 09:18 #10308

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comply or die wrote:
The Queen is supposed to give her `approval` for government, so if she can`t do anything, I doubt the UN will have any clout. You can`t tell me that the Royals can`t see what their government are doing, especially when the Archbishop of Canterbury has waded into the argument on numerous occasions. Both powerless.

Like it or not; And with no Disrespect "The Queen" Is just a very expensive ornament mostly to please American tourists,
Parliament Rules and Protocol removing any powers she had Decades ago. :(
BUT Looking at America, I dont think having a President would be a better way.
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