Street Democracy writes:
The Bedroom Tax is a ‘spirit of the age’ Tory punishing policy.
The social housing tenant now live’s in a ‘punishing state’ if suddenly their dwelling has been deemed inappropriate for them to live in because of this ‘under occupancy or bedroom tax’.
The bedroom tax has and still does evoke legitimate anger and outrage and the needs of this aggressive housing policy to be scrapped is an under statement.
A sophisticated method of social cleansing with one failure, the Tories forgot to make way for the shipment of poor effected by the bedroom tax to go too!
Local bedroom tax campaigners worked tirelessly to speak for the poor, to speak out against the bedroom tax but to no avail and were socially shut down and disempowered.
My point is how our local Crawley based, civil servants ignored the suffering of their tenants and still do.
There is no empathy, compassion within the sterile statistical data and housing policies agenda installed.
These professional’s are making financial demands upon those unable to work, who are not fit to work, are disabled or are unemployed and have been discriminated and demonised by the Tory political party to point score.
The austerity measures for us, prosperity for the ruling elites is an outrage even through our fluoridated minds.
A malicious method, a spiteful attack upon the poorest families that has been localised in a nasty aggressive blame game.
Blaming social housing tenants given the green light to accommodate council dwellings only to have the rug under their feet get ripped out by a sudden drastic change in policy.
Where does it say this is appropriate behaviour in any code of ethics for social landlords to follow?
Narcissistic psychopathic main frame Tory agenda has socially demonised social housing tenants blaming them for the economic failings while they give themselves an 11% pay rise.
When we the social sector speak out, it is a social disgrace and the police get called, we are silenced and socially demonised.
The social fabric of social housing tenants has been slashed and ripped to shreds, all applied by the hands of those who are meant to look out for us, defend us, our housing officers and benefit agents.
Crawley Borough Council the social landlord of my area, completely ignored us at first. When they did finally speak to us, it was individually and with disdain.
They soon became ruthless with great efficiency over summoning us to pay for this very aggressive and most putrid housing policy, the bedroom tax.
We all see the world through fluoridated eyes, but that doesn’t give them permission to speak to bedroom tax victims with such disdain.
They didn’t stand up for us as a council should in order to defend and protect their communities.
They just said ‘we are not paid to be political’ yet they follow the Tory political agenda.
Not paid to think is my interpretation of this statement.
Crawley Borough Council staff members of housing, didn’t question such ‘death dealing’ and very ‘Orwellian’ policies and didn’t refuse to administer and process such a draconian strict code of aggressive housing policy for us at all.
It was and still is a war on the poor after all. This is what housing officers and social landlords localised for us, with brutal and ruthless efficiency. That’s ok as it wasn’t them.
These housing officers and benefit agents localised the Tory’s bullying, amplified the misery and gave the punishing state its power.
Read how poor these housing officers are.
Councillors’ pay in the spotlight-
Crawley Borough Council rejects calls to resist bedroom tax
Up to 183 people in Crawley “could have lost homes” after benefits were wrongly cut
This is Councillor Richard Burrett Tory, and one of the most rudest of all.
Councillor Richard Burrett spoke so rudely to one poor woman, that she just got up and left close to tears. She’ll never return to any public meeting after feeling humiliated and how it was a waste of her time. We the people in Crawley felt then, that we were silenced by mockery and rude statements from these Councillors, when the public were no longer able to speak. It was a horrible experience to try to be politically active from the social sector and discouraged many from doing so.
It seems mocking the poor at Crawley Town Hall is allowed after all, who are you going to complain too.
The Mayor who chairs the meetings is a Tory.
Head of Housing is another Tory.
Crawley Council has a majority that are all Tory.
If any of these Councillors read it, then learn from it and never speak with such sarcasm again to members of the public as it is unprofessional and undemocratic.
There is no way it can be challenged by any of these Tory Councillors.
Councillors Richard Burrett, Liam Ascough Marshall and Duncan Crow are all Crawley local Councillors and all Tories and can be incredibly rude and sarcastic to those seated in the public gallery, who are not Tory supporters.
Fact’s are fact;s and the truth is here and all took place publicly.
They don’t even hide their disdain for the local social sector.
I was there when we were spoken too like vermin and how democracy died in Crawley on those particular evenings.
It discouraged many local residents from becoming politically active.
The whole point of public meetings is to encourage it not destroy it.
Innately decent people victims of sudden benefit cuts, disabled people wrongly accused of being fit to work, bedroom tax victims all were mocked here at our local council. It is Councillor’s like this that destroy what little democracy there is.
We demonstrated, we begged and pleaded for them to take note but to no avail.
Now we miss meals, we are going hungry, we are forced into perpetual debt, we are in serious financial state of affairs, suffering from permanent rent arrears and more.
We need a food bank in Crawley. We are hungry through no fault of our own. Most benefit claimants are genuine and sincere being punished and demonised as scroungers.
The point is money.
Financial scarcity is no joke, it means living in this corrupt deformed and biased in favour of the wealthy capitalist system and social housing tenants effected by serious benefit cuts and forced to pay council tax, bedroom tax are living sub-human standards and desperately under the poverty line of acceptance.
Some of us need help and going through the accepted avenues have been blocked by faceless and nameless bureaucratic nonsense digging up the trenches of democracy for us to be halted.
We have no luck talking to our local MP.
Henry Smith MP Tory. Voted for student fee increases and is the reason many of our young fear further education. Voted for the bedroom tax, benefit cuts, sympathetic to the industrialisation of fracking and supports ATOS. Enough said.
Henry Smith MP Tory doesn’t listen and supports benefit cuts and regurgitates what his heavy weight corrupt Tory MP politicians keep saying without realising it doesn’t relate to real life.
We the poor were openly and publicly humiliated and mocked during the several times we attended the Crawley Town Hall open public meetings held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. We got silenced.
Bedroom Tax victims got silenced by rude Tory Councillors who mocked us during Town Hall public meetings.
We got silenced by their disdain and their regurgitation of Tory heavy weight out of touch ‘gutter’ politics.
We bedroom tax victims of Crawley shall just remain in perpetual debt, missing meals to pay, before the housing officers send out threatening letters of eviction. We live in constant fear of evictions.
We bedroom tax victims and those against the benefit cuts were bulldozed by civil servants unwilling to listen and challenge such brutalisation of the social policies from the 2012 Welfare Reform Act.
These hypocrites are out of touch, selfish and self serving local psychopaths with no empathy for their social housing tenants.
Its all about them.
As long as they continue to receive their healthy salaries, its fine they will continue to blindly follow the tail of the one in front and shame on them.
Here in Crawley, in the heart of West Sussex, 20 miles or so outside of London, we have modern day families, individuals, missing meals to pay catch up on the housing rent because of the bedroom tax.
It is a disgrace upon innately decent people, poor working class social housing tenants that need Housing Benefit as the minimum wage covers little and part time workers need help and so the list goes on.
Many local residents sat in tears having their private lives ransacked and penalised for daring to hoard a spare room of 6ft by 5ft. These housing officer sat behind their desks and held no empathy but smiled while they deprived us for essential monies to survive.
Please feel free to comment if you are a victim of the bedroom tax especially Crawley.