Our post of 12th August reported that a Council official was coming to visit Veronica Kenning of Shard End on the 22nd August, regarding her non-payment of the Bedroom tax. Well, the visit has come and gone but nothing has changed, except she faces court action in 5 -7 weeks’ time.
Veronica, 57, was adamant that she would not pay, and she still is. This is a moral stance for her, on behalf of the many others who find themselves in a terrible situation because of this unjust tax.
Since she was sent a letter on the 27th February 2013 telling her to pay £23.57 extra a week bedroom tax, she has found her situation severely traumatic. Not only is she disabled, but is dying of cancer. And now she has all this to worry about on top.
The statement she gave to the Council visitor made several points clear; that she would not pay, her bad health situation, why she was not paying, how she would fight (including going to court) and how if she were to be found guilty she would sit outside the court to die. She does not plan to sit at home waiting for the bailiffs to drag her out of her family home.
Veronica said this afternoon, “It is disgraceful, you can’t treat people like this. I am disgusted. If they get away with this in Birmingham, they can get away with it anywhere. I am not political, but I think none of the politicians are for us. We want to keep our homes, no matter what party you are.”
See an exert from our chat this afternoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCW9a2Pkiww&feature=youtu.be