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SNP manifesto not afraid of supporting claimants

The SNP manifesto, published yesterday, proposes a number of pro-claimant policies that set it apart from any of the main parties at Westminster.

The SNP’s benefits pledges include:

  • increases of at least the cost of living in welfare benefits
  • halting the roll out of both Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Universal Credit
  • reversing the replacement of Disability Living Allowance with PIP
  • people already supported by the Independent Living Fund will continue to be supported.
  • an urgent review of the system of assessments for disability benefits.
  • increasing the universal credit work allowance, to boost to the incomes of people moving into work
  • overhauling the Work Capability Assessment.
  • urgently reviewing the conditionality and sanctions regime, taking particular account of the needs of people with mental health issues. and recognising that the removal of cash benefits should be a last, rather than a first, resort.
  • Increasing Carers' Allowance so that it matches Jobseekers' Allowance.
  • not supporting attempts to restrict housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds
  • stop war disablement pension being treated as income in the assessment of entitlement to other benefits.

It seems likely that there will be many sick and disabled claimants south of the border who will read these policies and regret that they don’t have the opportunity to vote SNP.

You can download the SNP manifesto from this link.

Comments  

#5 maggieomx 2015-04-28 10:52
who are the best for the disabled person ?? labour ??
+4 #4 Paul Richards 2015-04-21 21:42
Hi all,
Yes, - these horrible Tories have got to be kept out of POWER at all costs - A Labour/SNP Coalition (although (ironically!) 'New Labour' under Miliband would totally hate this!) would be the very best option for the sick, the vulnerable & disabled of our Country.
What a turn of events indeed - 'Sir' John Major - as Nicola Sturgeon so rightly put it - a 'failed' Prime Minister, preaching to try to turn events around in support of (as 'tintack' so rightly put it) - the apparent psychopath, in the form of David Cameron. This now, 'ex' Prime Minister - who has absolutely no empathy at all with anyone who has killed himself/herself due to the Coalition Government's policies. This is no ex-Prime Minister. This is a man, with his cohort, Ian Duncan Smith (and the totally unrepentant Esther McVey), a man who has presided over the unnecessary deaths of so many people - who have been cruelly treated by 'State Sponsored Discrimination of the disabled of Britain. (The E.U. should also be ashamed by their total lack of any response to this)
David Cameron is as far as far as I am personally concerned, it seems is ONLY interested in his own 'CONSERVATIVE' win at the next General Election.

Also: Do you remember? : IDS - Time To Stop The Lies: At present 6385 of 7000 signatures.
I tried to contact Jayne Linney (by e-mail) to explain why it had gone up to 7000 signatures (instead of 6000), but to date I have had no reply. No reply to me to me so far!
I am hoping that she will reply, - either to me personally, or on the B&W Website!

Also: Do you remember FullFact? - 'Factchecking the Election'!
If you look at their website - yes they are checking it!
BUT - surely they should also be reporting it all on 'HERE' & also on the NEWS/NEWSPAPERS /T.V. etc.
Some of us have paid a lot of money to help them with their campaign. So far, with little to show for it!
+2 #3 Drizzle 2015-04-21 18:55
Quoting MarkW:
That all sounds pretty fair to me - but, we need SNP influence on Westminster. The only way to get that is to send a message to Westminster on voting day by voting for the SNP in Scotland, Green England, and Plaid in Wales.
All disabled people and people who work hard but are on low wages need the Tories out.
Please vote and think about the difference we can make!


Agreed about needing the SNP influence in Westminster but I can't agree with the rest of your statement.

A slight increase in the percentage of votes for the Greens and Plaid will be ignored by the big parties, and won't make a bit of difference to our lives. The only thing that will is to ensure we keep the Tories out. Vote for the party that has the highest chance of keeping them out in your constituency!

Hopefully Labour and SNP together will win enough votes to form an alliance to keep the Tories out. It looks as if that's the only way it's going to happen.

Everyone that reads this - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE TO KEEP THE TORIES OUT - AND ASK EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME!!
+4 #2 tintack 2015-04-21 13:51
It seems the Tories are now desperate enough that they've gone into full-on hysterical scaremongering mode, trying to frighten the children into voting Tory with fairy stories about the big bad SNP bogeyman. Will enough people be stupid and gullible enough to fall for this drivel? Unfortunately I have a nasty feeling they might.
+2 #1 MarkW 2015-04-21 12:15
That all sounds pretty fair to me - but, we need SNP influence on Westminster. The only way to get that is to send a message to Westminster on voting day by voting for the SNP in Scotland, Green England, and Plaid in Wales.
All disabled people and people who work hard but are on low wages need the Tories out.
Please vote and think about the difference we can make!

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