Owen Jones goes into the Lion’s Den | Tory Party Conference | Owen Jones

https://youtu.be/y_JDQinNE8w This week has seen overwhelming levels of smugness and [somewhat higher than usual levels of] vitriol present in Manchester as the annual Conservative Party Conference is underway. Whilst some less-subtle people, perhaps misguided, perhaps overwhelmed by the gravity of reality caused a bit of scene outside which undermined the legitimacy of the actual protests,…Read more Owen Jones goes into the Lion’s Den | Tory Party Conference | Owen Jones

Benefit sanctions: the 10 trivial breaches and administrative errors | Society | The Guardian

The coalition’s benefit sanctions regime, under which more than 1 million jobseekers had their unemployment benefits stopped last year, has spawned hundreds of documentary accounts of claimants being penalised for capricious, cruel and often absurd reasons. via Benefit sanctions: the 10 trivial breaches and administrative errors | Society | The Guardian. An Ideological programme that…Read more Benefit sanctions: the 10 trivial breaches and administrative errors | Society | The Guardian