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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stephanie Bottrill didn't have to die




http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/84048-bedroom-tax-victim-commits-suicide


Hi Tap,

I wasn't exactly sure who the lad in the video was referring to and gone a quick google search. What I discovered from Mirror News was perhaps one of the most upsetting stories I had read for a long time. Such are the times we live that the rich get richer and the poor not only get poorer but are thrust into the abyss of a black hole with no way out. How wrong it is that the government should impose this fine touted as Bedroom Tax upon its citizens to be collected through Council Tax when in fact Council tax itself is illegal.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bedroom-tax-victim-commits-suicide-1883600


Bedroom Tax victim commits suicide: Grandmother Stephanie Bottrill blames government in tragic note


Grandmother who had to pay extra £20 a week throws herself in front of motorway lorry

Stephanie Bottrill
Stephanie Bottrill

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Ten days ago Stephanie Bottrill sat in the redbrick terrace house which had been home for 18 years to write notes to her loved ones, the Sunday People reports.
She ripped the pages from a spiral-bound notebook and placed them neatly in little brown envelopes.
There was one for her son. Another for her daughter. Her mother. Friends. And a very special one for the year-old grandson she doted on.
Then in the early hours of last Saturday Stephanie, 53, left her home for the last time, leaving her cat Joey behind as the front-door clicked shut.
She crossed her road in Meriden Drive, Solihull, to drop one of her letters and her house keys through a neighbour’s letterbox. Then she walked 15 minutes through the sleeping estate to Junction 4 of the M6.
And at 6.15am she walked straight into the path of a northbound lorry and was killed instantly. Stephanie Bottrill had become the first known suicide victim of the hated Bedroom Tax.



Kind regards,
Gordon.


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your passion .... we should all be angry .... its up to good reasonable people to get behind the left and get this DEMOLITION coalition out...
BBC are a disgrace...
JIM

Anonymous said...

I'VE JUST COMPLAINED TO THE BBC... HAVING SEARCHED THE BBC NEWS WEBSITE FOR THE NAME STEPHANIE BOTTRILL.. IT RESPONDS TO A COMMENT IN A NEWSPAPER, AS YOU SAID... SHAMEFUL - ANYONE WANT TO COMPLAIN ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/

Anonymous said...

This makes me so angry but what can we do. The politicians are untouchable and will never have to experience life in this way. The British Government will never listen to the people.

Anonymous said...

Lawful Rebellion, big time.

Anonymous said...

poor woman wish everyone had passion like that taxi driver rip dear lady

Robert Dylan 2012 said...

Wonder how the Tories view this...their lack of compassion is astounding. Keep up the good work!