Changing the world a step at a time. 

The poor side of life

2013 was the year that the DWP and my local council decided to bring universal credit to my town. It was decided that we would be the “pilot” area to trial universal credit. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I knew that it wasn’t going to be good and the effects would spread like an infectious disease throughout my town but I totally underestimated it. I was asked my my dear friend keith ordinary guy and Michelle to keep them posted. I decided to do more than that, I couldn’t just sit back and let this happen. I knew it wasn’t right to target the poor like this and this was the start of my journey. I started by demonstrating outside our local magistrates court demonstrating on behalf of the people hit the hardest by the council tax reduction scheme. I witnessed queues of people waiting to see a…

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