At a community meeting this evening, I talked with a person in their sixties who, despite being declared medically unfit for work by their doctor, has been deemed fit by DWP, and so has to sign on. This person lives in Wyndford, Maryhill, but the nearest job centre is in Springburn, which means two bus trips to get there, at a cost of nearly £5. For many people on benefits, that's the difference between eating or going hungry for a couple days. So, people on benefits have to spend a significant chunk of their benefits in order to get their benefits.
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dogo barry graham
author, poet, journalist, zen buddhist monk in glasgow. socialist, for scottish independence.