Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Dear Lord Prescott

On the 19th of March 2013 the House of Commons passed a Bill which will allow the Government to retrospectively change a law, a law which the Tory Government had broken, to protect themselves and ensure they do not have accept responsibility for their actions and face the consequences which a court of law imposed. In this case it was in relation to the illegality of the controversial Workfare scheme and the communication and information provided to job-seekers. This Bill was passed solely to protect the Government from having to reimburse job-seekers of the money which they illegally sanctioned from them. Labour assisted with rushing through of the Bill by deciding to abstain from the vote.

Labour had always prided itself on the mantra of a fair days pay for a fair days work - obviously up until yesterday - when they allowed this to pass. By Labour abstaining from the vote it sends a strong message that they are no longer for the working people of Britain. The absence of courage to stand up for what was right has been noted by the public.

We, the undersigned, ask you and the House of Lords please, do not allow this rushed Bill to go through any further.

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Done. Does not directly affect me but I believe in being as fair as possible and this was not fair.


Dunnit! :)

Moffy x


I signed it too. alex


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