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Poverty campaigners slam g 8 aids pledge, say cuts are not likely for 10 years to come
A poverty campaigner says plans to create ten more Â£5billion per annum programmes to help the poorest of the poor, is "nonsense".
Simon Blackman told Sunday Politics Radio that the latest measures announced by the Coalition would "kill the poorest poorest people".
"That's not how the welfare system works, that's not how the NHS works, to do things that are designed to help the most vulnerable - and that's really disappointing for people across the country," he said.
He said there were alternatives in place, such as a guaranteed minimum income "that's going to pay for everything we've got".
"People want to make sure that people are getting the support they need, they want to feel good about themselves and they want to look after their families," he said.
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Mr Blackman, who campaigns for the charity GiveWell, added that Mr Osborne and others had committed to reducing the number of benefits claimants receiving them.
"It's very disappointing that we have heard very little about where those plans are heading," he said.
"It is quite right that we say this isn't right.
"But that doesn't mean it doesn't matter and that's because these are just small, small-scale cuts to get into the pockets of the poorest - the poorest groups," he said.
'Waste of time'
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tebbit said the new measures would only "put pressure on us more" and would "put pressure" on him personally to consider other options.
"People are getting the worst of it on benefit, people are spending more and more time in the process, and all the while it's taking up more and more people's time," he said.
"The next 10 years are going to get much more difficult."
Last week, the Department for Work and Pensions said the policy did not have a timetable for getting the cuts to benefit to 30 per cent by 2021 - instead it is aiming to cut benefits further for those in work or working part-time.
But it said it is "too early" to say whether that was enough to tackle "waste of time" on benefits.
The Conservative Party has promised that the Government would provide the "first step" towards bringing down benefits by 2020, but that could require further cuts of up to 50 per cent in 2017 and 2017-18.
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"It was in the early hours of the morning. The guy I was talking to was really quiet and never noticed me. But once I started walking up to him, I realised it was him.
"He was wearing what looked like a white T-shirt and shorts with dark shorts, a pair of grey flip flops with dark heels, and a short dark hat.
"He has a large eye scar on one side and I noticed a couple of scars down his neck. He had his hands in the pocket of his trousers and I could see he had a small bag inside his trousers and his right hip seemed to be slightly rotated about with his upper body".
She added: "I noticed he had a black leather jacket with no sleeves, and a black leather wallet with a lot of plastic coins inside and that he had no belt or belt hanger on his leg. He also had what looked like blue pants with white stitching, red shoes, grey socks and boots, red socks and red shoes with red welts all over his ankles and forearms.
"He had brown lipstick on his mouth and lips and I noticed there was a faint red mark on his right hand. And a small scar was visible on his right wrist.
"I was surprised to see he had a white shirt with the collar and cuff pulled up and there was a blue t-shirt around his waist."
The man said the whole incident had been surreal and he had never experienced anything like it.
He said the police said if he came back later he'd have a good reason to say this was a lie.
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