On Saturday 21st June the No More Austerity demonstration marched and rallied through London. It was organised by the People's Assembly. The links are to inactualfact.org.uk, click on 'source' for more information.
Here is a glossary of abbreviations in case the reader is unfamiliar with any of them.
ConDems is an ironic abbreviation (punning on 'condemn') for the Conservative (senior partner) and Liberal Democrat (junior partner) UK co-alition government.
Daily Heil refers to the UK newspaper Daily Mail, which in the 1930's supported fascism.
DLA stands for Disability Living Allowance, a social security payment made to seriously disabled &/or chronically sick folk. It is paid whether or not one is in employment. It is supposed to recompense for the extra costs disabled/sick people incur in daily living.
DWP is the standard abbreviation for Department of Work & Pensions, the agency charged with administering social security (welfare) payments.
ESA stands for Employment & Support Allowance, the replacement for Incapacity Benefit.
HMRC is the UK's tax authority, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs.
IB = Incapacity Benefit
IDS = Ian Duncan Smith, widely reported as a serial teller of untruths/misstatements.
JRF is the acronym for the respected think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
JSA is Jobseekers Allowance, the name for the UK's unemployment benefit.
PIP, Personal Independence Payment, is the new benefit meant to replace DLA; but it has encountered numerous problems and is seriously behind schedule.
VAT is a European-wide sales tax, Value Added Tax.
WCA stands for the Work Capability Assessment, a notorious check developed by DWP in conjunction with the US insurance company UNUM. It has an exceptionally high failure rate.
Daily Heil claims 75%
#disabled people "faking".
#DWP says #ESA fraud 0.3%, #DLA 0.5%
Press claim widespread benefit fraud.
#HMRC: tax avoidance 33Xs more