What you’re not being told about Europe’s verdict on social security

I did read this report last night Mike, but thanks for putting it in laymans terms and making it easier to understand have reblogged this

Vox Political


“Manifestly inadequate” are words that should ring in Iain Duncan Smith’s ears for some time to come.

They are the Council of Europe’s verdict on the UK’s social security system of payments for jobseekers, pensioners and recipients of both short- and long-term incapacity benefit.

The Council, an international organisation promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation, is home to the European Court of Human Rights.

The finding was made in an annual review of the UK’s adherence to the council’s European Social Charter. If the UK’s Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition government takes no action to rectify the situation, then the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers may address a recommendation to the UK, asking it to change the situation in law or in practice. This is clearly a weak way of handling a situation…

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One thought on “What you’re not being told about Europe’s verdict on social security

  1. yes we new this we were about 18 or 19 in the league so far from prosperous has ids said it is yet he rants we don’t take any notice of eu and get further cuts to come yep the devil is having his way in Britain killing more by starvation denial of benefits welcome to Britain 2014 jeff3

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