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Caution – this article includes a swear word – repeatedly.

Who the fuck is voting Tory?

Can anybody tell me? I see the supportive news reports, the Tory newspapers, the Theresa May rallies, I see the Tory manifesto launch, the opinion polls putting the Tories in front. And yet I also see the leaders debate where she isn’t there, I see thousands of people cheering on Jeremy Corbyn, I see the popularity of Nicola Sturgeon as she travels around Scotland, I see the meanness of the Tory Policies – take take take with nothing given back except some worn out idea of taking back control – something that wasn’t lost in the first place; I see the WASPI women, I see the foodbanks, I see the nonsensical immigration reports, I see the outraged response to I, Daniel Blake; I see the debt rising, I see the welfare reforms causing misery…

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Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack as she feared being sanctioned

Just another statistic for the Tories to hide while they grind the ill, the poor, and the aged into the ground 😦

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Salena Hannah (Photo: Adam Sorenson)

A woman who suffered a heart attack during a job centre in-work progression interviewhas said she was too scared to get up and leave to get medical help as she was afraid of ­losing her benefits. Salena Hannah, who was working part-time, says that she had the attack during her appointment, but was ignored by the “callous” job centre interviewer.

The government’s Universal Credit legislation has enshrined the principle that working people in receipt of in-work benefits may face benefits sanctions if they are deemed not to be trying hard enough to find higher-paid work. It’s not as if the Conservatives have ever valued legitimate collective wage bargaining. In fact theirlegislative track recordconsistentlydemonstrates that they hate it,prioritising the authority of the state above all else.

Salena explained: “I had been suffering with chest pains for about two weeks and took a couple of…

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