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Gary Rice
Gary Rice

I have two Daughters one in Norway Ingrid 9 and one in Liverpool Emmaline 3. I have a two bedroom flat and Emmaline stays twice a week, Ingrid stays when she comes over and we are a complete family. But because they dont live with me full time, i am up shit creek. Do they expect us to all stay in one room. This will not matter to the rich and will cause problems for a very lot of people.

Robert James
Robert James
  • Gary Rice

all this gov has done since bein in office is find ways 2 rob the poor and make the rich rither

Neckster Niks
Neckster Niks

ITS ONE OF THE DUMBEST THINGS I HAVE EVER HEARD.. WHAT A RETARDED GOVERNMENT - HOW MANY BEDROOMS HAVE THE QUEEN GOT SPARE. WAKE UP YOU WANKA.

Neckster Niks
Neckster Niks
  • Neckster Niks

THEY WILL RAID YOUR HOME TO SEE IF YOU GOT A SPARE BEDROOM.. DO HOTELS GET TAXED IF THEY GOT SPARE ROOMS UNUSED.. DOES CAMERON HAVE SPARE ROOMS IN HIS HOME.. I DARE SAY HE DOES AND HIS CHILDREN CAUSE HES IS GETTING ON IN AGE. HE IS SO SO DAFT TO EVEN CONSIDER THIS KIND OF CRAP.. GALD I AINT LOYAL TO ENGLAND.. THEY SENT MY ANCESTORS TO PARADISE.. WHILE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS A BETTER IDEA TO STAY IN THE COLD FREEZING WET RAT INFESTED HOLE

Neckster Niks
Neckster Niks
  • Neckster Niks

cant even believe that is real.. haha , when i see it again on my wall i have to wonder. if the people actually let the government get away with this. they are just as retarded

Tony Widawski
Tony Widawski
  • Neckster Niks

I mean, if there is mass non-cooperation, the government cannot do anything!

Nick MacDonald
Nick MacDonald

It has been suggested that following the General Election you accepted a bribe from David Cameron to gain a semblance of political power. The claim is that the historical differences between the Conservatives and Liberals would make it utterly impossible for any accord between the two parties. The claim goes on to elaborate on these differences, going back to the Parliaments of Charles II, when the parliamentary parties began to polarise into the Whigs and Tories. I would have to agree on...

It has been suggested that following the General Election you accepted a bribe from David Cameron to gain a semblance of political power. The claim is that the historical differences between the Conservatives and Liberals would make it utterly impossible for any accord between the two parties. The claim goes on to elaborate on these differences, going back to the Parliaments of Charles II, when the parliamentary parties began to polarise into the Whigs and Tories. I would have to agree on the historical aspects and ask; did you, indeed, accept a bribe from David Cameron? It is suggested that the most blatant act of political corruption took place following the General Election. For my own part, your deal with David Cameron has demonstrated that my vote for the Liberal Democrats was, in fact, a vote for the Conservatives. I believe that you have betrayed a once great political party and shown yourself to be a venal political opportunist.
Although I do not expect a reply, I would advise you that a failure to reply will be taken as an admission of the above claims and will be published. On the other hand, in fairness, any reply which explains your reasoning for joining forces with the Conservatives will be reported upon as well.
Sent to Nick Clegg via his website on 9th February 2013.

I have not received a reply yet. I have applied for an e-petition asking for a parliamentary enquiry into the conduct of the LidDem/Cons at the conclusion of the last Gleneral Election. I have addressed this application to the Leader of the House of Commons. If he refuses to permit the petition, I will allege a conflict of interest upon his part. I will keep everybody posted. This House of Commons is an unelected assembly and the formation of this coalition was nothing less than a coup d’état.

Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor
  • Nick MacDonald

Well said Nick MacDonald, we were Conned by the LibDems, I voted for them because I had no faith in GB and New Labour and would never want another Tory government after Mrs T. Had a Local LibDem around with his leaflets today, after reading I noted several misleading statements about his successes locally, screwed it up and put it in the bin. I can't wait for them to come tapping on my door in 2 years time. I just hope we still have a society left by that time!!!

Nick MacDonald
Nick MacDonald
  • Nick MacDonald

I, too, voted LibDem because I thought that we needed a change from the two old, tired and discredited parties. But I feel that my vote was stolen. I voted LibDem as a vote AGAINST Labour and the Conservatives. The political carve up carried out by Cameron and Clegg was an abuse of the electorate and the parliamentary process.

Janet Amsden
Janet Amsden
  • Nick MacDonald

I voted the cons (yes they are all a bunch on con artists) and would never have voted libdems so disappointed having said that it has shown the country what I was beginning to believe so hopefully we have all wised up and won't vote for any of the three main parties ... so may be a win all round :) jx

Denise Bland
Denise Bland

All they are wanting to do is open up council housing to give to immigration.Never mind how long you have lived there, that your friends live around you,(some of these people are elderly and they need their friend around them, weather you have grandchildren staying with you at weekends.Or single fathers having their children staying them when possible.(TRAITORS).

H Ross Anderson
H Ross Anderson
  • Denise Bland

It's got nothing to do with immgrants...It's about an out of touch govrment taking money from the least well off instead of goimg after the tax dodgers both individuals and companies!!

Tom Smith
Tom Smith

Friends keep inviting me to sign this and to ask others to sign it. That would be fine if I could only find out exactly what's being proposed. Perhaps I missed a headline somewhere. Googling for info on it has so far not enlightened me. If anyone can send me a link to such info I'd be very grateful. Once I understand the apparent injustice of it I'll certainly add my penny-worth of protest and encourage others to join.

Laura Rumney
Laura Rumney
  • Tom Smith

this seems to be the offical paper

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/sn06272.pdf

Stephen Kirk
Stephen Kirk
  • Tom Smith

if the petition reaches 100,000 signatures it forces the government to debate it in parliament,when any petition can get this figure it must be debated in parliament

Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
  • Tom Smith

This petition is too late, this ruling has already been agreed and implementations in place. it starts in less than 2 mths and computer systems have already been programmed

Liz Purdie
Liz Purdie

I think this is the most stupid thing ive ever heard of what about the eldery people its hard enough for them to keep there heat going.. I know of single men that have a council house two bedrooms and they live alone and there wifes have a council house also and they both get benifits. This is pure STUPID just like the GOVERMENT they can sit on there fat ass and get paid good money and all they can think of is hurting good familys GET A GRIP GOVERMENT LOOK ELSE WHERE.

Michelle Veasey Was Baker
Michelle Veasey Was Baker
  • Liz Purdie

Surely if an older couple move to a smaller house their heating bill will go down?

Catherine Baker
Catherine Baker
  • Liz Purdie

what when gas & electric bills are rising as they are, get real!

Giselle Houston McAndrew
Giselle Houston McAndrew
  • Liz Purdie

It takes money to move from house to house, which am sure, is why some people are still in a home that has spare rooms.

Kathryn Purchase
Kathryn Purchase

Although we have a 2 bedroom house, my husband who has a chronic illness which leads to sleeplessness has to sleep in the 2nd room 9 nights out of 10 to enable both or us to get a decent nights sleeep, but, this tax ignores the needs of those in our situation and says that as a married couple we only need one bedroom - I beg to differ. £10 per week now needs to be found from our meagre Employment and Support Allowance to pay for us to be able to remain in our home. Together with the...

Although we have a 2 bedroom house, my husband who has a chronic illness which leads to sleeplessness has to sleep in the 2nd room 9 nights out of 10 to enable both or us to get a decent nights sleeep, but, this tax ignores the needs of those in our situation and says that as a married couple we only need one bedroom - I beg to differ. £10 per week now needs to be found from our meagre Employment and Support Allowance to pay for us to be able to remain in our home. Together with the cuts/none increase in working age benefits it hits the vulnerable and sick as do so many of the current governments policies.

Sharon Warner
Sharon Warner
  • Kathryn Purchase

Claim a DHP from your local council

Lorna Marie
Lorna Marie
  • Kathryn Purchase

a bit thik lol but what is a dhp?

Kathryn Purchase
Kathryn Purchase
  • Kathryn Purchase

Lorna, I didn't know either but it is a Discretionary Housing Payment. Only a time limited payment that can sometimes help if there is a difference in rent owed and housing benefit paid. I am not sure it will apply in the instance of the benefit changes which come in once the bedroom tax arrives.

Roy Ray Thompson
Roy Ray Thompson

How bad to charge the tenant for a spare room or get out into a 2 or 1 bed house they just waant all the houses they can get to give to the poxy immigrants everyone vote cameron back in and all vote out of the EU and send the whole lot home including the muslims.

Philip Davies
Philip Davies
  • Roy Ray Thompson

The council don't have a 1bed house for us.I have done more to this house than the xxxxxxx council & news flash I can't afford to do it all again

Derek Evans
Derek Evans
  • Roy Ray Thompson

i fully agree with you i've done exactly the same & no way will i give my home up i told the council that the only way is in a box you could understand if you did not look after your home so why should you give it up for some one to wreck i don't think so. so yes i am with you all the way on this one.

David Robert Foster
David Robert Foster
  • Roy Ray Thompson

Then Europe would have the right to return all retired and working English people and other countries could follow suite.Europe has no 'class' problem with renting your apartment or house .Property was lost under Margaret Thatchers right to buy,voted in by the people of this country,no secret she placed us and our money on the side of Reagen and War.We did not receive parity with the workers in the EU on our rights,but have seen them abused and manipulated by our Government's,just as...

Then Europe would have the right to return all retired and working English people and other countries could follow suite.Europe has no 'class' problem with renting your apartment or house .Property was lost under Margaret Thatchers right to buy,voted in by the people of this country,no secret she placed us and our money on the side of Reagen and War.We did not receive parity with the workers in the EU on our rights,but have seen them abused and manipulated by our Government's,just as immigrants have been used to destroy our Unions and as cheap labour and a scape goat.The Credit card is still with us,yet we are more in debt than most of the countries of Europe. Two World Wars are enough and the same problems are still here! The heading was Human Rights,thats all not some,which is why this site is here .

Bernie Davies
Bernie Davies

my partner is on DLA I have been his carer for 16 years and not only are they trying to take away DLA they are now charging us for our spare room. We have 3 bedrooms but we need one room for if peeps come over night to help me with hubby and the other room is used by him also we have had seperate bedrooms for over 13 years because of his medical probs but I have been told the DWP don't consider this as a reason for not charging us. We have been told if we are charged we can apply for a...

my partner is on DLA I have been his carer for 16 years and not only are they trying to take away DLA they are now charging us for our spare room. We have 3 bedrooms but we need one room for if peeps come over night to help me with hubby and the other room is used by him also we have had seperate bedrooms for over 13 years because of his medical probs but I have been told the DWP don't consider this as a reason for not charging us. We have been told if we are charged we can apply for a rebate to help us but it still doesn't help much if they take away his benefits we won't be able to pay anything let alone this new tax.

Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore
  • Bernie Davies

I didn't know Berne,what illness condition has he got ? Hope everything goes well for you. They give itin one hand take it out with the other ;( x

Bernie Davies
Bernie Davies
  • Bernie Davies

i know we had a car crash years ago and he was left with alot of probs, how old is doug now how heavy is he ?

Kiel O'Brien
Kiel O'Brien
  • Bernie Davies

that is just beyond awful!!!! you and your husband should be left alone in peace!!!!

Catherine Wild
Catherine Wild

I have lived in my house for 9 yrs now and have no intensions of leaving they will have to drag me out by the scruff of my hair, I'm having nightmares about it, I am so happy here it's not right, my grandchildren come to stay every weekend, people are going to lose their homes because they will not be able to afford it, what is it something like 25% of your income for each room, then all you have left is enough to buy £10 electric, £10 gas and prob get a tenners worth of food to last you two...

I have lived in my house for 9 yrs now and have no intensions of leaving they will have to drag me out by the scruff of my hair, I'm having nightmares about it, I am so happy here it's not right, my grandchildren come to stay every weekend, people are going to lose their homes because they will not be able to afford it, what is it something like 25% of your income for each room, then all you have left is enough to buy £10 electric, £10 gas and prob get a tenners worth of food to last you two weeks, totally don't think so. I will stand my ground..WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED....

Lone Boireannach
Lone Boireannach
  • Catherine Wild

Well said Catherine I am also having nightmares and have been on anti depressants for some time because of this and other measures, I was working up until last year am nearly 60 and like you my grandchildren and children come here and help me as I am arthitic We Have To All Stand Together:)

Barbara Dawn
Barbara Dawn
  • Catherine Wild

just to clarify this- its 14% duduction in your housing benefit if you have one spare bed room and 25% REDUCTION if you have more than one spare room- so for example , you receive £100 per week now for a three bed property, but only need one bed, u will lose £25. if you need two beds you will lose £14. hence- u can see that those who may be single and unemplyed (lots of older middle aged with grown up families will fall into this category) and you live on £71 JSA, you will bepaying between...

just to clarify this- its 14% duduction in your housing benefit if you have one spare bed room and 25% REDUCTION if you have more than one spare room- so for example , you receive £100 per week now for a three bed property, but only need one bed, u will lose £25. if you need two beds you will lose £14. hence- u can see that those who may be single and unemplyed (lots of older middle aged with grown up families will fall into this category) and you live on £71 JSA, you will bepaying between £14 and £25 (in this scenario) towards your rent. uthority for discretionary housing payments- but this pot of money allocated by the government is controlled by each local authority and they make their own rules up about who is eligible for it and who isnt!
Not much left for food (proces on the increase again) extortionate gas/elec/water prices etc, and god forbis you might still need to run a car (for job interviews, possibilities etc) cameron and his cronies need a wake up call- I can totally see the reasoning behind these ideas, but they have not thought about the consequences of this- homelessness/ increased poverty/increased risk of crime etc - not really going to solve any financial crisis in this country is it?

Celine Wathier
Celine Wathier
  • Catherine Wild

Building more social housings means destroying green belts, parks, school sport grounds, etc.........all those spaces we should all fight for to save for our children or future ! Too many children already have nowhere to go to , to play in, to do....
Refurbishing derelict properties cost money which the government has not got ! It is already struggling to keep occupied properties into decent homes standard !
Blaming the government for everything is not helping !
It is selfishness, self...

Building more social housings means destroying green belts, parks, school sport grounds, etc.........all those spaces we should all fight for to save for our children or future ! Too many children already have nowhere to go to , to play in, to do....
Refurbishing derelict properties cost money which the government has not got ! It is already struggling to keep occupied properties into decent homes standard !
Blaming the government for everything is not helping !
It is selfishness, self righteous attitude which cause shortage of housing !
A property is yours to do what you want with and as you wish only if it is rightfully yours. Council flats are government properties and if it decides that it hasn't got the finance nor the resource to build or refurbish more properties, then it has every right to reclaim empty rooms or ask for money from its tenants wishing to keep the luxury of extra rooms while preventing other families in need of affordable accommodations.
Your selfishness is resulting in overcrowding houses, stress, depression, violence,....... the children are the ones suffering !
ISN'T IT TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT OTHER CHILDREN AND SUFFERING FAMILIES !
BUT I FORGET IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU PEOPLE AND WHAT YOU WANT !
AND WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY 20, 30, 40, 50,........YEARS AGO !?!

Billy Hogan
Billy Hogan
  • Catherine Wild

It is a bigger problem that the government is "overcrowding" the country, in my area alone I struggle to hear a local accent, or even an English one. most of the small shops are "fly by nights" today Polish, tomorrow African, the day after another Eastern European national. It looks to me like the government or some powers that be, are giving out grants to Immigrants to start up business, they last max 3mths then close, and don't get me started on the houses..8-9-10 children per family,...

It is a bigger problem that the government is "overcrowding" the country, in my area alone I struggle to hear a local accent, or even an English one. most of the small shops are "fly by nights" today Polish, tomorrow African, the day after another Eastern European national. It looks to me like the government or some powers that be, are giving out grants to Immigrants to start up business, they last max 3mths then close, and don't get me started on the houses..8-9-10 children per family, mothers look about 18yrs old, we all know about the scam of groups taking the same children to the DWP like pass the parcel, and making a claim for child benefits for them, when they are queried..no speak english...jokes

Candy Jane Weston
Candy Jane Weston
  • Catherine Wild

in responce to Celine Smith-ish u do make a valid point about over crowding but there are many factors to this argument heres just one of them
this policy only affects those people who claim HOUSEING BENIFIT lets say i am a single person but live in a 3 bed house therefore have 2 spare rooms but because i work and pay my rent im allowed to stay in my council home with no consiquences please tell me how that is fair ????? i feel this policy should apply to everyone who resides in social...

in responce to Celine Smith-ish u do make a valid point about over crowding but there are many factors to this argument heres just one of them
this policy only affects those people who claim HOUSEING BENIFIT lets say i am a single person but live in a 3 bed house therefore have 2 spare rooms but because i work and pay my rent im allowed to stay in my council home with no consiquences please tell me how that is fair ????? i feel this policy should apply to everyone who resides in social housing not just a select few.
all this policy is doing is creating more over crowding because it doesnt take account for personal surcumstances such as divided familys with a father or grandparents having access to his/ their children on over night stays on weekends and school holidays.
so please tell me where it is selfish to want to retain a spare room for these reasons ?

Jane Mcewan
Jane Mcewan
  • Catherine Wild

We all have our opinions, each 1 as important as the other. It's pathetic it has came to this. It's the council that housed us in the first place, we pay our rent etc all our days & they decide to pull it out from under us. They should never have sold the council accommodation on. They were built for renting out to the people who could not afford to buy.
There is also a new way of how benefits will be paid. I|E Housing benefit will now be paid to the tennant & the tennant has to pay the...

We all have our opinions, each 1 as important as the other. It's pathetic it has came to this. It's the council that housed us in the first place, we pay our rent etc all our days & they decide to pull it out from under us. They should never have sold the council accommodation on. They were built for renting out to the people who could not afford to buy.
There is also a new way of how benefits will be paid. I|E Housing benefit will now be paid to the tennant & the tennant has to pay the landlord (cutting out the middle man). This is a recipe for disaster as far as i am concerned.

Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
  • Catherine Wild

Barbara Dawn no offence but I think everybody is aware of what we have to pay as we, ve all recieved letters telling us how much worse off were going to be... so no clarification needed!!

Frances Young
Frances Young
  • Catherine Wild

Stop having children then

Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
Rebecca Westlake Yearsley
  • Catherine Wild

Candy Jane Weston buy your own house or private rent then you can have as many bedroom as you want

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