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Family with disabled Grandson tells David Cameron: ‘Visit our home and you’ll drop the Bedroom Tax’

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Paul Rutherford with his disabled Grandson, Warren Todd

Paul Rutherford is grandfather to Warren Todd, a 14-year-old boy with a rare genetic disorder, Potocki-Shaffer syndrome.

Paul believes that David Cameron must understand what his family goes through on a daily basis, as David and Samantha Cameron’s son, Ivan, also needed constant care as he had cerebral palsy and a severe form of epilepsy, and died at the age of six in 2009.

Warren also has epilepsy, as well as severe learning disabilities and skeletal problems.

Warren’s grandparents, Paul and Sue, have made a request for David Cameron to visit their home and family, and they make this request without any malevolence, as they can only imagine what the Cameron’s went through when they lost their son.

Paul states: “We want to ask David Cameron to come to our home and visit our family.

“We think if he could see how we live and what we do, and meet Warren, he would change his mind about the Bedroom Tax.”

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Labour’s New Party Political Broadcast – The Un-credible Shrinking Man

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This is the new party political broadcast from the Labour Party, named ‘The Un-credible Shrinking Man’.

The black and white video filmed in the style of a Harry Enfield Cholmondley Warner sketch, mocks Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and pokes fun at the way he is downtrodden in the Cabinet by David Cameron.

The video highlights the broken promises made by Clegg in the last election, such as the tuition fees debacle, with Clegg shrinking as Cameron introduces bedroom tax, and tax cuts for millionaires. Read the rest of this entry

Unions criticise new Help to Work programme for long-term unemployed

The new Help to Work programme came into effect this Monday, meaning that the long-term unemployed must meet an adviser everyday, or do community work for up to six months, if they want to avoid facing benefit sanctions.

The government have stated that the new programme will mean Jobcentre staff will have more options to support people who are struggling to find work, including ‘intensive coaching’.

The voluntary work could include gardening projects, running community cafes or restoring historical sites and war memorials. The placements will be for 30 hours a week for up to six months and will be backed up by at least four hours of supported job searching each week. Read the rest of this entry