Tax victory

First published in Letters

CAN I thank Karen Jenkins of Cefn Forest, Caerphilly for having the courage to stand up for her rights, by appealing and winning her case against the hated bedroom tax.

The Department for Work and Pensions tribunal agreed with Karen that a room measuring 66sq feet is too small to be classified as a bedroom.

Karen is now a beacon of hope for those who have fallen into the poverty trap, who are forced to resort to the ever expanding food banks and menaced by loan sharks.

Many of those suffering from this killer tax have the same small room designated a bedroom, which may be needed to store medical equipment or for a carer to stay overnight.

Everyone affected by the bedroom tax must appeal and help kick the government’s benefits cuts into the political dustbin.

I shall be writing to our Welsh MPs asking them to take up in Parliament the issue of classification, as well as to the Welsh local government association and the DHSS itself.

If this Tory government thinks they can solve the financial problems caused by their greedy banker friends, with their relentless attacks on the disabled and disadvantaged, they have a shock coming. The fight back has started to roll. And we won’t stop until we have rolled it over Cameron, Clegg, and all their nasty policies.

Ray Davies Pandy Road Caerphilly

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8:59pm Thu 24 Apr 14

endthelies says...

Well done Karen for having the courage to fight against this awful bedroom tax. Well done and all the best for the future.
Well done Karen for having the courage to fight against this awful bedroom tax. Well done and all the best for the future. endthelies
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9:36am Fri 25 Apr 14

L. Turner says...

I wonder if labour councilor Ray Davies is as proud of his labour comrades councilors Thomas Williams and Christopher Hawker as he is of Karen.

Councilor Williams refused to reply to the many, many letters she sent him, he refused to return her telephone calls and there were many, and he refused to see her at his door or visit her at her home.

Councilor Hawker just claimed it was nothing to do with him, and became very aggressive when asked if he helped anyone.

As councilor Davies fully knows good old give us a pay rise Caerphilly are in the process of appealing the decision of the tribunal. Labour in Caerphilly have no control of the management staff, and councilor Davies and his comrades has no interest in taking control, prefering to hand over brown bags of our cash.

Choose your subjects councilor Davies, the truth is out there.

LEW
I wonder if labour councilor Ray Davies is as proud of his labour comrades councilors Thomas Williams and Christopher Hawker as he is of Karen. Councilor Williams refused to reply to the many, many letters she sent him, he refused to return her telephone calls and there were many, and he refused to see her at his door or visit her at her home. Councilor Hawker just claimed it was nothing to do with him, and became very aggressive when asked if he helped anyone. As councilor Davies fully knows good old give us a pay rise Caerphilly are in the process of appealing the decision of the tribunal. Labour in Caerphilly have no control of the management staff, and councilor Davies and his comrades has no interest in taking control, prefering to hand over brown bags of our cash. Choose your subjects councilor Davies, the truth is out there. LEW L. Turner
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4:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

pwlldu says...

When the Tory government asked the Labour councillors to jump they say how high.
When the Tory government asked the Labour councillors to jump they say how high. pwlldu
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9:55am Sat 26 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

Im sure if the people who are campaigning against this tax put their efforts into job hunting then they could buy their own house
Im sure if the people who are campaigning against this tax put their efforts into job hunting then they could buy their own house scraptheWAG
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