“The revolution starts in the ATOS smoking area” - on welfare, addiction, and dependency

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A blog about welfare reform from a social care worker's perspective, and the creation of the "welfare addict" as a recession-era scapegoat. Inspired largely by today's Novara show, and the people I work with.

I've got a personal grudge against a colleague of mine. I know this is bad for workplace solidarity. A month ago I sat in the office filling out a service user's DLA1

  • 1. Disability Living Allowance – a non-means-tested benefit intended to cover the additional costs of having long term care or mobility needs.

Vagabonds, criminals, paupers & gangrels?

Protest at A4E

An article from Variant magazine on Welfare Reform and an interview with Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty

“They hang the man, and flog the woman,
That steals the goose
from off the common;
But let the greater villain loose,
That steals the common
from the goose.”