It's a while since I last blogged. I'm not egotistical enough to imagine that there are people waiting with baited breath for my next post, but I thought I would offer a short explanation for my absence.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, CND is hosting a screening of the classic anti-nuclear war film The War Game, including a discussion with the film's original editor Michael Bradsell, on Thursday 6 August.
David Clapson died with no food in his stomach, three weeks after his Jobseekers Allowance was stopped due to a benefit sanction. David, a 59 year old diabetic who had served in the Army and cared for his late mother, was desperately seeking work when he fell foul of the sanctions regime. The DWP said,
"Sanctions are only used as a last resort for a tiny minority who don’t follow the rules.."