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Entitlements Determined by Racists

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I have experienced considerable difficulties securing unemployment entitlement. Although born here in the UK, I am not white. Those responsible, I'm guessing racist Job Centre staff, not satisfied with denying me entitlement, also refused to allow me to sign for National Insurance stamps. The situation was never resolved and I've been menaced in response to complaints and protests.

In such circumstances, where entitlements are determined by racists, kindly identify the literature authored by the dwp (or other office) dealing with the same. Titles of the documents would suffice

Yours faithfully,
db

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Dear db,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 12 May.

Your response is attached

Yours sincerely,

DWP Operations FOI Team

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

Many thanks for your message.

Im not comfortable identifying myself; I would feel vulnerable doing so. Hope you understand. Kindly refer this to your your legal team: they'd be able to clarify your obligations given that my query is sensitive.

Regards,
db

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Dear db,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 18th
July.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

I've been protesting this matter for years. I've secured response on this occasion through WDTK; there's no chance I'm redirecting this outside WDTK. Your Dept. is trusted less than the local thug racists who sit in your job centres dressed up as civil servants to deny ethnic minorities their entitlements.
You can take my name as Noel Lodge. Kindly address my FOI query
Copying you the reply I received:

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Central Freedom of Information Team
[email address]
Our reference: IR2019/26761
Date: 31 July 2019
Dear db
Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request received on 18
July. You asked:
Im not comfortable identifying myself; I would feel vulnerable doing so. Hope
you understand. Kindly refer this to your your legal team: they'd be able to
clarify your obligations given that my query is sensitive.
DWP Response:
I am of a senior grade to the person who dealt with your request, I was not in-
volved previously, and can confirm that I have carried out an internal review. I
am now in a position to respond to you.
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Yours sincerely,
db

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Dear Noel Lodge,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 19
September.

Your response is attached

Yours sincerely,

DWP Operations FOI Team

DWP Ref: FOI2019/34502 - 4 October 2019

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Thank you for your message. Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Entitlements Determined by Racists'.

Please be assured, I am not attempting to disrupt your work nor do I wish to harass individuals indeed, I'm accusing your staff of doing precisely that.

In what way would you like me to substantiate my 'unsubstantiated accusations'? If you afford me opportunity, I'll attempt to do so. If however, you prefer not to address my query, confirm the same and I'll redirect it.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,
db

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