Not all #BenefitSanctions regimes are Punitive or Vicious

Keyword: Regime

Still awaiting for the Labour Party to say it will end all benefit sanctions without exception, but today the focus is on the Tory Punitive and Vicious benefit sanctions regime.

We’ll end the…the Tories’ vicious sanctions regime
‘Full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in Northampton’ – Thursday 10 October 2019 / 11:12

Immediately suspending the punitive sanctions regime
‘Jeremy Corbyn / Margaret Greenwood / Universal Credit’ – Friday 27 September 2019 / 10:33 PM

Video: “end the sanctions regime as a whole
‘Jeremy Corbyn says he will end Universal Credit at a Chingford rally’ – 28 Sep 2019
(To maintain discipline over the message, notes are used by Corbyn for this speech)

Benefit Sanction regimes are based upon the alleged transgressions of the few being imposed upon the many.

Regimes “of punitive benefit sanctions…
built up in the UK social security system since 1986”
Evidence – ‘United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Visit to the UK‘ (pdf) – 5 – 16 November 2018


The former Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (27 Jun 2016 to 11 Mar 2018), has said that benefit sanctions “should be scrapped”, as a “personal view”.