GO FIGURE… FERGO’S ‘NO EVICTIONS’ BEDROOM TAX PLEDGE NOT MATCHED BY OWN OFFICER’S STATEMENT

I can therefore announce today that the council will not evict any tenants for arrears they build up due to a genuine inability to pay [the bedroom tax] until the cross-party working group has had time to examine the issue and propose a sustainable way forward.
George Ferguson, Bristol Evening Post, 20 March 2013
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/evictions-bedroom-tax/story-18468627-detail/story.html#ixzz2P9c2Fngz

Staff [dealing with bedroom tax arrears] have been advised that it’s business as usual until the cross party group referred to in the statement have found a sustainable way forward.
Chris Harper, Central Support Manager, Bristol City Council, 27 March 2013
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bedroom_tax_11#incoming-373584

2 thoughts on “GO FIGURE… FERGO’S ‘NO EVICTIONS’ BEDROOM TAX PLEDGE NOT MATCHED BY OWN OFFICER’S STATEMENT

  1. redlawrie

    Even if they resolve this contradiction or inconsistency in statements you are still left with a criteria of ‘genuine inability to pay’. What does this mean except ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor will be separated out for different treatment according to political, social, or bureaucratic prejudice and or stereotyping.

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