A Manchester writer's new book, 'From Under A Cloud On Heartbreak Hill,' responds to the UK Parliament's Select Committee for Work and Pensions, Universal Credit Report, by revealing powerful insights about the country's hidden population.
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These are the innocent victims of a sustained systemic assault by state-sponsored organizations that are politically motivated.
Universal Credit sanctions have destroyed people, families, and created a new British social underclass.
THE ATTRIBUTES OF PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT SYSTEM
Injured military personnel
Factory workers suffering asbestosis
Highly educated victims of economic recessions
Doctors and scientists from far-flung war-torn lands
Average workaday citizen managing to keep their head above water
People with disabilities
Individual personal trauma
Short or long-term mental illness
Young single mothers
Blue collar workers working long hours on low pay
Long working hours leading to health problems
These people have become Knapton’s neighbours and friends. In From Under A Cloud, you’ll get the chance to meet and hear their stories. Unplanned, accidental life-changing events leading to homelessness, ill health, poverty, and early death are the key issues.
The government uses its welfare budget to set-up profit-driven businesses. Allegedly, these are coaches, mentors, recruitment agencies, debt-collectors, bailiffs, and so-called social landlords. Some are very rich.
Gary Knapton's narratives show how rich business people ’s oligarchies are preventing the development and rejuvenation of society and growth.
Inequality is determined by the rich becoming richer and the poor poorer.
Knapton's response to the government's Work Pensions Select Committee19th Report on punitive Benefit Sanctions shows how individual personal agency and strong community social cohesion may deliver better outcomes.
The free book, 'From Under A Cloud On Heartbreak Hill,' is serialized free on social media feeds via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.