“I’m so sorry. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I wish I was dead.”

Stephanie walked out in front of a lorry on the M6.
Charles took his own life.
Donna wishes she was dead.

The Tories fall asleep in the Opposition Day debate, laugh, jeer, and accuse campaigners of ‘shouting’ too loudly about it.

Here’s a few reasons why I hate, oppose and challenge the bedroom tax. Those that quibble about what it’s called are completely missing the point. Here’s a few to start you off:

For this full story, see Four families every hour being made homeless BEFORE bedroom tax: Real Britain, Daily Mirror, 27 March 2013.

For this full story, see Pensioner killed himself over fears he could not afford his home: 3rd November 2013.

For this full story, read: The bedroom tax discriminates against disabled children: 6th November 2013

Labour peer warns bedroom tax will cost more money than it saves: 1st November 2013.

Bedroom tax suicide victim Stephanie Bottrill’s son speaks out: 31st July 2013.

Single mother who begged for a smaller house took overdose over £600: 9th June 2013.

Danielle Heard: From Millenium child of courage to bedroom tax victim: 10th July 2013.

…and finally, here’s how important the Tories thought the debate was (thanks to @RossMcCaff for this):

The debate was lost by 26 votes. Just 26 votes.

226 voted to scrap this cruel and inhuman cut.

252 sociopaths, even when confronted with staggering evidence and heart-wrenching personal stories of suffering, voted to KEEP it.

We must, MUST, fight on. For Stephanie. For Charles. For Melissa. For Warren. For Donna. For the 660,000 people and families affected, for the 420,000 disabled people, and for what is RIGHT.

Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe

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