Bedroom Tax Debate Update

Update

For more information about the bedroom tax debate and details of protests please visit :
Lobby of parliament as it debates abolishing the bedroom tax (Tues 12 Nov,1  Pm) as called for by the Daily Mirror https://www.facebook.com/events/217158738462099/?source=1

Daily Mirror article:
Bedroom Tax: Labour MP Rachel Reeves condemns disgraceful squeeze on hungry families which affects 375,000 children
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bedroom-tax-labour-mp-rachel-2719151

If you cannot attend please e-mail your MP

Here are same draft e-mails. Try to personalise if possible.
http://marenipolitics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mass-email-of-mps-for-opposition-day.html Also a convenient list of MP’s contact details

See earlier entry: https://rantingsfromavirtualsoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/scrap-the-bedroom-tax-vote-in-parliament-12th-november/comment-page-1/#comment-632

Also check out:
http://thatcheroftheleft.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/lobby-of-parliament-as-it-debates-abolishing-bedroom-tax-tues-12-nov-2013-1pm-as-called-for-by-daily-mirror/

Please attend if possible, sadly for me distance and ill health prevent me from doing so. If you like me cannot attend please e-mail your MP.

There are about 660,000 households directly affected by the bedroom tax both able and disabled. The bedroom tax is a serious detriment and everyone effected suffers in some way or another. For people claiming benefits who have seen a reduction in income as a result of benefit reforms or, increasingly more common as a result of benefit sanctions, no income at all this is an extra burden and all of them are suffering in different ways.

Read the account of how a homeless veteran is affected by the injustice of the bedroom tax

A HOMELESS Scottish veteran has been hit by the bedroom tax because the temporary accommodation provided by his council has three bedrooms.

http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2013/10/19/bedroom-tax-i-served-my-country-in-the-army-for-10-years-including-in-afghanistan-i-find-it-more-stressful-being-back-here-and-dealing-with-being-homeless-than-when-i-was-in-a-war/

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