‘Shoestring Army’ to battle government-imposed ‘slavery’ in the courts

I’ve reblogged material from Keith Lindsay-Cameron, including his letters to no. 10, and his announcement that he was going to try to get IDS and Freud arrested. I’m not remotely surprised the police refused to act, but Mr. Lindsay-Cameron is right: workfare is slavery under the meaning of the Human Rights legislation. And Guy Standing in his ‘A Precariat Charter’ makes the point that it, and other government reforms such as the severe restriction of Legal Aid, reduce us from citizens to denizens without rights.

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Energising: Keith Lindsay-Cameron prepares to take his case to the police. Energising: Keith Lindsay-Cameron prepares to take his case to the police.

An activist from Somerset is raising his own ‘Shoestring Army’ to crowdsource funds and mount a legal challenge against the government’s new Claimant Commitment for jobseekers, after police said they were unable to arrest Iain Duncan Smith and Lord Freud for breaching the Human Rights Act.

Keith Lindsay-Cameron, of Peasedown St John, near Bath, was advised to obtain the services of a solicitor and raise a legal challenge in the courts after he made his complaint at Bath police station on Friday (May 2).

He said the conditionality regime that is part of the new Claimant Commitment will re-cast the relationship between the citizen and the State – from one centred on ‘entitlement’ to one centred on a contractual concept in which the government provides a range of support only if a claimant meets an explicit set of responsibilities…

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One Response to “‘Shoestring Army’ to battle government-imposed ‘slavery’ in the courts”

  1. Joanna Says:

    He can go to a University who teaches Law, They are taking up cases because of the lack of legal aid. The students are backed up with 2 barristers per case. The more unusual the case, the more they are going to take it on, because your case could make the students careers!

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