Today, Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, published his report on the devastating and fatal effects of Tory policy of Social Murder including the imposition of Universal Credit.
Full report here: Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Alex Tiffin has written a good analysis of the report on his Universal Credit Sufferer blog.
Throughout the Tories’ enactment of Social Murder policy DWP denied all accusations, facts and analysis of the consequences of the policy. Relentless denial continued in response to the UN report. DWP could not refute the facts and conclusions of the report; thus, its response was yet more lies, misrepresentation, spurious statistics and inventions.
Deliberately on the same day as the report’s publication, DWP used public money for a wraparound advertisement with the Metro newspaper. The advert included alleged examples of how Universal Credit has…
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