Special UN Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Philip Alston in Jaywick, Essex.
A couple of days ago I heard a group of lads talking about Universal Credit.
They’d all got caught up in its clutches and they had many a merry tale to tell.
It does not take imagination to see that poverty, they mentioned the waits for money, the on-line gibberish, and Coachy.
The DWP, our Newshawks say, always responds with stout denial to any criticism.
This must have stung sharper than a serpent’s tooth..
The report begins,
The social safety net has been badly damaged by drastic cuts to local authorities’ budgets, which have…
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