Thugs and Fraudsters to Run Probation Service in Bid to Cut Crime

The Chris Grayling comedy show is set to continue as the bungling Justice Secretary reveals plans to privatise probation service using the same disastrous model inflicted on long term unemployed people.

Astonishingly Grayling’s plan will allows Olympic bodging thugs like G4S and fraud ridden A4E to bid for contracts in a bid to cut crime!

The ‘payments by results’ model planned for probation services is to be based on the shambolic Work Programme, the scheme devised by Chris Grayling and Iain Duncan Smith, in a bid to bring down long term unemployment.

Despite approaching a billion pounds being handed to welfare to work companies like the aforementioned A4E, long term unemployment has continued to rise even whilst other measures of unemployment have (allegedly) fallen.

Grayling is currently singing the praises of the Work Programme in his bid to export the chaos he created at the DWP to the Justice Department.  The truth is that the Work Programme has proved such an unmitigated disaster that the Government are terrified of releasing the performance figures which would tell us if anyone had actually found a job under the scheme.

Work Programme statistics were promised last Spring, but then the date was pushed back to Autumn. The DWP statistical release calendar promises that figures will now become available on November 7th.  Yet according to the calendar these figures will only reveal attachments and referrals to the Work Programme – meaning the number of people who have started on the scheme.  It appears that the DWP may be attempting to push back information on the performance of the Work Programme even further.

Despite this Chris Grayling has halted pilot projects aimed at assessing whether the same model would work in probation services.  In the tender documentation for these projects the Justice Department conceded:  “There is a very limited body of evidence for payment by results for reducing reoffending.  The Ministry of Justice therefore wants to test the approach through an initial pilot phase, before applying the principles of payment by results more broadly.”

Yet Chris Grayling is to plough ahead regardless despite the results of these pilots not being available.  It even seems as if only a fortnight ago Grayling was planning to scrap payment by results.  Yet this week he announces a plan to hugely expand the scheme, despite there being no evidence whatsoever that these plans will work.  It’s almost as if David Cameron has pressured him to resurrect the farcical plans in a bid to deflect attention from the endless succession of blundering toffs in his cabinet.

Above pic, showing activists blockading G4S’ annual meeting, from: http://nobordersnortheast.org/2012/06/22/protest-at-g4s-agm-accuses-company-of-violating-human-rights/

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12 responses to “Thugs and Fraudsters to Run Probation Service in Bid to Cut Crime

  1. “A pregnant woman in a wheelchair was tipped up and had her feet held by staff from G4S, the firm behind the Olympics security shambles, as she was forcibly removed from the country. The disclosure comes in the first report into conditions at a new centre designed to hold families facing deportation from the UK.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/oct/23/g4s-deportation-force-pregnant-woman

    Heaven help people on Probation, if this is the sort of treatment G4S give to a pregnant woman.

  2. “Why it’s fair to talk about David Cameron’s father’s tax affairs”
    http://tinyurl.com/93oths7

  3. So the government plan to extend the privatised, payment by results principal to our criminal rehabilitayion service, despite there being a woeful lack of evidence to show these schemes even work.

    What was Einstein’s definition of insanity – “to keep repeating the same experiment over and over again and expect different results”… This government is certifiable!

  4. Broadmoor – methinks

  5. GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE NOW !!!! IS OUR ONLY HOPE OF SALVAGING ANYTHING. WE ARE PARTLY AT FAULT TO FOR LEAVING THEM WHERE THEY ARE TO CONTINUE TO LIVE OUT THEIR MEGALOMANIACAL FANTASIES… BECAUSE THEY ALL LIVE ON CLOUD CUCKOO LAND THEY CERTAINLY DON,T LIVE IN THE SAME REALITY AS YOU OR I.

  6. F*** the lot of them. Human beings are just commodities to them to be made money out of. The more difficulties people face the more money for them and their mates. Bring out the tumbrels…

  7. This is how the jobcentre/third-party providers describe their victims: “purchase order”, “property of”, “lot number”, “consignment”, “part number”, “ownership tag”. If that isn’t dehumanising, I don’t know what is!

  8. NOTHING is going to stop this lot….nothing….not you, not me ,no one , anything, anyone. Nothing.

    • Sadly, I think your right. The ONLY way would be for all the true left parties to come together and form one big party, problem is they are all too busy fighting each other to be bothered about the people, they hate each other more then they hate the Tories!!!.

  9. Landless Peasant

    But was it Grayling and Duncan-Smith who designed the Work Programme? or was it the product of another evil mind, Lord Freud? Freud designed the New Deal under Labour, then defected to the Tories to become Welfare Minister. Talk about jobs for the boys. These bastards have it all stitched up, they are all in it together, the Left-Right paradigm makes a mockery of Democracy and is nothing less than the Hegelian Dialectic being enacted over a long period of time, until total control (of us) is achieved.

  10. You’ll like this – apparently their next wheeze will be to extend workfare to pensioners!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20044862

  11. something survived...

    Ministry of Injustice

    Department of Workhouses and Prisons

    Ugly Klan Bigot Arseholes (UKBA)

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