Watch: Theresa May confronted by angry voter on visit to Oxford

first_imgTheresa May was tackled by an angry voter over disability cuts on a visit to Oxfordshire today.Cathy, who has learning difficulties, took on the Prime Minister in a walkabout in Abingdon, just south of Oxford.She said she wanted her Disability Living Allowance back, telling the PM: “The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing!”The Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was scrapped by the Tories in 2016, and replaced with Personal Independence Payments (PIP).Cathy told May: “I haven’t got a carer at the moment and I’m angry. And I would like somebody to help me because I can’t do everything I want to do.”The PM tried to respond to her questioning: “Cathy, we’re doing a number of things.  Let me tell you just one thing…”But Cathy was quick to respond. “I can’t live on £100 a month,” she said.The video, captured by the 5 News reporter, has been shared widely on social media.“The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing” – Theresa May is confronted by Cathy, who has learning difficulties, in Abingdon Market— Channel 5 News (@5_News) May 15, 2017 Theresa May was campaigning alongside Nicola Blackwood, who is the incumbent Conservative candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon, a seat which contains a minority of Oxford colleges.The Prime Minister spent the day in Oxfordshire, starting out speaking to workers at a technology firm in Cowley.Breaking: Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Oxford – follow our live coverage of her visit— Sophie Grubb (@Sophie_Grubb) May 15, 2017She later visited Abingdon Market, where she met Cathy and a succession of other voters. It follows criticism that May has avoided meeting members of the public during the election campaign.Cathy is not the first incensed member of the public to confront a party leader in Oxfordshire. Recently, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron went face to face with Brexit voter Malcolm Baker in Kidlington. He accused Farron of thinking all Leave voters were “racist”.Voter Malcolm Baker confronts Tim Farron— Sam Lister (@sam_lister_) May 3, 2017last_img read more

Credit union pioneers face-scanning kiosks in Baltimore pilot project

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Alex PeralaAn American credit union is testing out a biometric ATM in Baltimore, according to a Credit Union Journal article by W.B. King. The Securityplus Federal Credit Union’s pilot project will see an ATM equipped with facial recognition technology scanning customers’ faces for the purpose of identity authentication, and is set to launch later this month.It works by taking an initial scan of a user’s face, and then using it to authenticate them in later transactions. While facial recognition is somewhat new to the customer-facing aspect of banking, biometric technology like fingerprint scanning is increasingly prominent in the financial services sector, and Securityplus says it has been using it for employee authentication for over ten years.Speaking on the bright future ahead of biometrics in banking, industry consultant Chris Sachse notes that the technology “is already popular to a certain extent and it is only getting better and less expensive,” adding that the practice of two-factor authentication “is great and CU’s [Credit Unions] should look to integrate that where they can, right now.” Indeed, there does appear to be a trend of financial services firms increasingly adopting biometric security. continue reading »last_img read more