Haringey Alliance for Benefit Justice hosted an anti-bedroom tax meeting in Noel Park, Wood Green, this evening.It’s not a tax. It never will be a tax, no matter how often you refer to it as a tax. It’s a reduction in benefits.
Hugh Adams, a retired pensioner who attended the meeting, is affected by the bedroom tax said it was worse than anything Margret Thatcher tried to do during her time as Prime Minister.
The Noel Park resident said: “This tax is the most evil thing I have ever seen a government try to do. ”Really? I mean, really? Are you kidding me?
Paul Burnham, who attended the event, said 330 people have already signed the petition, including three councillors. He said: “Other councils in Brighton and Scotland have already promised not to evict people it they fall into rent arrears because of bedroom tax and want Haringey to do the same.
“The people who are affected by the tax need to come out and speak to councillors and the local MP and have their stories heard.
“We have a situation where people are being forced to leave their family, friends and livelihoods because of the tax when the whole point of society is to live somewhere you like.”No-one’s stopping you from ‘living where you like’. Get a job, earn the money and live wherever you wish, and can afford, with my blessing.
Just don’t stick your hand in my pocket and demand I pay for you to live ‘somewhere you like’ when I myself can’t afford to do so because I'm forced, under penalty of law, to pay to support you instead.