The Winter of Discontent

The following is an interview conducted via email over the space of a few weeks.
I was contacted by Tom as he looked to gather information from people who participated in the student protests of 2010/2011. I was active in the protest movement at that time and gladly answered the questions he sent my way.

After the Winter of Discontent
An Oral History of the Brighton Student Protests of 2010

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My Response To JSA Payments Being Stopped

Dear Sir/Madam

After returning to the UK from 28 weeks abroad in Turkey and Syria volunteering I applied to Jobseekers Allowance whilst I searched for a job.
I currently live at home with my Mother and Grandparents to minimise expenses and attempt to save myself some money.

On the morning of Monday 22nd April I received a letter from my local Job Centre saying that my Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) payments have been stopped because I failed to apply for a job recommended by the job centre. I am absolutely furious about this decision and I intend to challenge, and overturn it.

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