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TOPIC: The Battle To Reverse Legal Aid Cuts Is Stepping Up A Gear

The Battle To Reverse Legal Aid Cuts Is Stepping Up A Gear 03 Dec 2017 08:42 #5201

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A single mother battling against a dodgy landlord who refuses to tackle the damp affecting her baby’s health. A young family forced to skip meals after a flawed benefits decision. A parent worried they’ll not be able to see their child after a difficult divorce.

No-one wants to find themselves in these desperate situations. As a society we have to guarantee that those who do can access the legal support they need.
Without that legal help the rights that we have - often hard-won by social justice campaigners across the decades - are not worth the paper they are written on.
That’s why the fightback to get the government to reverse its disastrous legal aid reforms is mounting. Those 2013 cuts left hundreds of thousands of people unable to defend their rights in areas as fundamental as housing, employment, immigration and welfare benefits. The number of civil legal aid cases just before the legal aid cuts was 574,000. This has plummeted by three quarters to 147,000 now. In some areas the fall is even greater, with the numbers receiving state funded legal help in welfare benefits cases down 99.5%, the government recently acknowledged.

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The Battle To Reverse Legal Aid Cuts Is Stepping Up A Gear 10 Dec 2017 22:07 #5287

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Cameron and his clowns wanted it to be just this way as far too many cases were being won in court and out of by benefits claimants as was confirmed a few years ago by the cab.

I feel that when push comes to shove there are enough people armed with enough legal info to wash away the idealistic logic of the DWP.

Hope they reverse the legal aid side of things which will help many vulnerable people immensely.

If someone or a company is acting in an illegal way, they should be held to account and that includes the SSP club :evil: .

Wonder if there is an online petition to bring this U turn about :) if there is lets get it posted on here and signed with love :)

Bring it on. :evil:
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