Iain Duncan Smith the architect of Universal Credit
Wanted everyone working, yes he said it
Designed with punitive punishment at its heart
Universal Credit is about ripping the welfare state apart
Work more hours! Go get a job!
Denying you support, DWP cheats and robs
Ramping up sanctions, they simply don’t care
They want you to work for nothing on workfare
Universal Credit is failing, many people say
But the Government are continuing the roll out, come what may
It is now the co production of the DWP and NHS
Universal Credit has had many delays, it’s a bloody mess!
It’s ramping up homelessness and poverty too
This government do not care what it will put claimants through
Abolishing severe disability premiums
We must mount the campaign to stop it and show the government defiance
Data sharing your information, checking if the claimant is cheating
Left with little money, making stark choices between heating and eating
Online forms that are completely inaccessible
Universal Credit is totally incomprehensible
DWP have the nudge unit and behaviour compliance
We now see National Charity Mind and DWP formed an alliance
Psycho Compulsion and forced treatment, to target those with Depression
Go to the job centre for 6 CBT sessions
Making disabled people attend the health and work conversation
If you do not attend it; your money will be rationed
Work coaches with 3 weeks of training
The questions they will ask will be intensive and draining
Do you see friends, do you see family?
What can you do to keep your sanity?
Have you any hobbies, what are you strengths?
Claimants lives turned inside out, the DWP go to any lengths
Can only claim for 2 children, you can’t claim for more
The nasty rape clause in Universal Credit can see your jaw hit the floor
A woman to prove she has been raped, pushed to the edge can’t take anymore
You ask what the government are doing it for
The answer a simple one, to shrink the state
It is ideological, claimants they hate
They want everyone working, not claiming a thing
Causing destitution in the process and the chaos it brings
If claimants give up not claiming, so much the better
Keep harassing the claimants with those brown envelope letters
Stress the claimant and make them cry
Deny support to disabled people and hope many die
Universal Credit is a nasty system, yes it is true
It is harmful and hateful and will put people through
Punitive punishment and sanctions ramped up
Searching for work for 35 hours, so here is a heads up!
We need to stop and scrap Universal Credit
Yes you heard right and now have said it
Universal Credit is unfixable, it now needs to go
Let us campaign together united, and make it so!
© Paula Peters 2018.