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Petitioning Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband and 3 others

Politicians: Remember that people on benefits are People Like Us

The shocking truth about 'Benefits Britain' is ... that people receiving benefits are people like us.

Too often, people who have lost their jobs, have a disability or become ill, or who are in low paid work, find that when politicians talk about benefits, they talk about things which say nothing to them about their lives.

Words and images about ‘skivers’ and ‘benefit lifestyles’ may win votes or persuade people to back cuts to welfare benefits, but they mislead the public and don’t capture the experiences or needs of ordinary families.

Join us in asking party leaders not to forget that when we talk about benefit claimants we’re talking about real people, real families, and real children. People like us.

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Child Poverty Action Group

This petition was delivered to:
  • Labour Party Leader
    Ed Miliband
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats
    Nick Clegg MP
  • Leader of the Labour Party
    Ed Miliband
  • Prime Minister
    David Cameron

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