Tory Council Sends Out ‘disgusting, threatening and insulting’ Christmas Card

LBHF_Christmas-cardA flagship Tory council has caused outrage after sending out a Christmas card which appears to stereotype social housing tenants as feckless drinkers who will not pay their rent.

The card (pictured), sent by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, warns tenants not to over indulge at Christmas ending with a stark warning to ‘Pay Your Rent’.

Speaking to BBC London, local resident Tina Buckley said a card had even been sent out to her 81 year old mother who has been a tenant for 60 years and never been behind with her rent.  Slamming the council’s campaign Ms Buckley said the cards were a: “disgusting, threatening and insulting piece of literature masquerading as a Christmas greeting”.

This is not the first time that Hammersmith and Fulham have shown utter contempt for people living in social housing.  This is the council that wants to force some tenants to work unpaid or face eviction after all. Now even at Christmas there is no let up from the stream of vile propaganda aimed at those on low incomes or living in social housing.

And why the fuck shouldn’t we have a chance to over-indulge at Christmas if we want to.  Hammersmith and Fulham Council want to strip every last sliver of pleasure away from the lives of those with least.  Even a Christmas drink is unacceptable when there’s the Bedroom Tax to pay.

It is hard to imagine more affluent groups in society being treated this way.  The tax office are not hanging round the City of London warning yuppies not to snort so much coke this Christmas that they have to dodge their taxes again. Yet if you are poor then expect council busy-bodies to be watching over you constantly in case, just for a second, you manage to grab a little bit of happiness from life.

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131 responses to “Tory Council Sends Out ‘disgusting, threatening and insulting’ Christmas Card

  1. One wonders what Nigella would say!

  2. I’m speechless. Rude, inhumane, bastards.

  3. Coming from the men and women who use taxpayers money to buy themselves houses, Champaign, venison and pay their family members for jobs they don’t do… as well as all the other dirty shit they partake in, at the tax payers expense! Drink it up boys and girls! Spoil your children rotten, and if you have never had rent arrears, get them racked up! If they want us to be feckless, we shall be!

  4. if everyone just stopped paying their rent it would be them that’s fucked, not us

    • I’m behind that statement all the way brother

    • Nice one Johnny

    • Too right they would :-) But they don’t want everyone to not pay their rent, they don’t even want their building lying unoccupied because nobody has paid their rent. They want their buildings occupied, they want people paying their rent. So they turf a few families onto the street to freeze to death as a warning an to encourage the others to pay their rent. If nobody paid their rent there would be jack-shit they could do!

    • Yeah, they’d be totally fucked. No money ha ha ha!

      Hang on! My pipes have burst in the cold weather. Hang on while I call the Council. I’ll get them to send round a……. oh! I see!

      • Easily managed, small weekly service charge managed by residents could be used as a repairs fund. Keeps any work available to local tradespeople as well instead of big contractors.

        • The years some of us have been in our council houses they should be giving them to us, they have been paid for 10 times over already and these new privatized housing associations that have took them over have bought more new vans to run around in than they have people to put into the properties they have stolen.

        • @johhny housing assocuations iike mine pick some of the worst sub contractors going . they want all repairs done on the cheap the result is often a disaster like boilers splitting and
          Flooding the place and no heating for several months whilst it’s being repaired .during
          Winter llike we have had here..

          And for good measure the other
          Housing association that has taken over care here has cut staff by a half
          Meaning if any emergency crops up then no staff to deal with the
          Problem..

      • dave
        there is much that could be written about current economic circumstances and the grossly disproportionate affects of it on the poor atm, the housing crisis and how to solve it in a humane social manner…but the bottom line is that the owners of properties protect their own interests by supplying a plumber, (+ the plumbing in social housing is likely to be well lagged and of a high standard), just as any homeowner would…cascading water can do a lot of damage….people who don’t pay their rent always hear about it….

    • I pay my rent to housing association but fucking hell when it comes to repairs you cab wait ages days and days and its fucked up mess with one contractor having to fix the fuck up by previous contractor ..

    • it wouldn’t be the first time everyone went on a rent strike, tenants’ (somewhere in Liverpool did) once, trouble is with this country no-one sticks together, hence it gives the gov a licence to do what they want

  5. And I wonder how much of council tax payer’s money Hammersmith and Fulham Council will be spending on staff Christmas parties and end of year bonuses etc.

  6. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    Are some of our favourite organisations writing to tax avoiding companies and super-rich tax avoiders, with ‘Pay Your Tax!’ Christmas cards?

  7. To quote an old saying “Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we may be dead”
    I should think the mastermind who thought of sending out these cards won’t own up to it.
    Go and enjoy yourselves and stick two fingers up to ‘em.

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  9. Get our there, have a great Christmas and spoil yourselves as well as the kids! Don’t let anyone DARE to tell you what to do at such a time of year.
    When the government start to feel the pinch that is the only time I will pull on the reigns.
    It’s true what is being said, don’t pay your rent, your council tax etc. If everyone stuck to that and didn’t pay then the councils and governments would scream to a halt. We don’t need to have marches etc – we all stick together and we withhold money.
    I can tell you now, if everyone did it, a general election would be called ever so quickly!

  10. david scrooge camoron and his arseholes should be dtamped out,
    can we not have vote of no confidence because the bastards are killjng us.

  11. A soul cake, a soul cake,
    Please, good missus, a soul cake,
    An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry,
    Any good thing to make us all merry…

  12. i m no tory friend, but what is wrong with it ? it basically says remember to pay your rent, if you have problems call this number, whats wrong with that ? surely its better than dont pay you rent, or nothing at all which leads to evictions, im anti tory before anyone jumps to conclusions, i just dont see the insult or threat

  13. It’s patronising, Wayne.

  14. Someone should find out each and everyone of “Hammersmith and Fulham Council” councillors addresses and send them a Christmas Card saying…

    Don’t overindulge this Christmas.
    Pay tax on your off-shore account!.

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  16. So they’ve used taxpayers money to send out cards that offend taxpayers! Prudent!

  17. Labour-led debate on food banks in the House of Commons. You can catch it now on the BBC democracy live site.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

    • Alun Cairns Tory Mp for the vale of Glamorgan, another tory twat who thinks it’s okay to even limit food banks to 3 days supply only, incase the recipients become dependant. Nobody wants to be reliant on them anyway we want a decent state income when sick or unemployed not charity.

  18. What a bunch of bastards

  19. I’d be inclined to waste a stamp and send the card back to them telling them to emulate a Christmas turkey and shove it up their jacksie.

    Sideways.

  20. December 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    ………..AND THE ABSENCE OF ANY COALITION MINISTERS FROM THE DWP, INSIDE THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER, WHEN THE INCREASE IN FOODBANKS IS BEING DISCUSSED, IS DAMNING
    EVIDENCE OF THEIR HATRED OF THE POOR AND DISABLED…….

    THEY ARE NOT BOTHERED IF YOU LIVE OR DIE……

    • @geoff as I stated before the hypocracy of dwp going cap in hand to EU social fund to pay the likes of Atos and A4e fraudster criminals . but not accepting EU aid for foodbanks just to please the foreigner hating Tory back bench .

      Can’t anyone with half a brain see how we are all being scammed ? Obviously not after all all those disabled are faking it arent they..its ‘ obvious ‘ ..duh..

  21. Pay everyone an unconditional basic income then provide low interest mortgages for people to self build their own homes.

    Increase housing stock & reduce rents at no additional cost to the tax payer.

    It’s not rocket science

    http://thebigpoliticalparty.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/unconditional-basic-income-solves-the-housing-crisis/

    • There is a European initiative to get a Citizens basic income discussed in the European Parliament. It needs a million signatures by January 14 in order for it to trigger a debate in the European Parliament.

      I know the EU isn’t perfect, but this isn’t about the EU but about the citizens of a lot of European countries.

      A Universal Basic Income makes a great deal of sense, and would blow huge holes in a couple of other things that have universal in them!

      Take a look, and watch the videos – they make a great deal of sense.

      http://basicincome2013.eu/

  22. i grew up in fulham just of the fulham palace rd on the robert owen estate in the 1970s and left in 82 .fulham and hammersmith used to be one of the most mixed and progressive labour borours in london the area hadnt been gentrified you had allsorts of people liveing there my uncle helped start the countrys first andventure playground on wasteland in hammersmith alongside the river was industry now long gone as that old hammersmith and fulham is long gone gentrified to death i remember the first prototype yuppies moveing in yhey had bad attitudes and new cars now fulham is dead killed by the tories….they want the poor out they realy do

  23. ESTHER McVEY, “Murder she wrote”

  24. something survived...

    So they will send it to Muslims (who aren’t meant to drink alcohol anyway), ‘dry’ ex-alcoholics, teetotallers, nonsmokers, people who don’t take drugs, vegetarians…
    And people who CAN’T overindulge – because they have got no food in the first place, no money to buy food. And are saving up and waiting for delayed benefits so they can use every penny of it to pay SOME of their rent. People who don’t do Christmas; and people who have cancelled Christmas (including for their kids) because they have nothing to buy presents, extra food, or any food at all. All the goods and services cancelled by working parents for their kids/families at christmas, like parties or taxis or childcare, entertainers at kids’ parties…. could mean other businesses going to the wall – and each case meaning another load of families will be put out of work and into financial not-chocolate.

    I think the thing should read:
    “Dear workfare unit. After reading this please get immediately back to your 24/7 job of jobsearch activity. Don’t you dare indulge by staring at or licking pictures of food. Don’t even imagine food, or the concept of food, in your head! You’re not here to eat, you’re here to work.
    From 2015 the season and festival will be renamed WinterWorkfare. 25th December will be a Workfare Day, and all people on benefits will be spending it and the rest of the season building roads for rich white people to drive on. Those who collapse and become nonviable during the construction of these roads, will be incorporated into the roads. All food banks will be closed, as the ghost of Margaret Thatcher instructs us that eating food only encourages subversive activity such as breathing!
    The only food available to workfare units on this scheme, will be the deep frozen raw and tarmac-coated dogs they can dig out of the road; following the deaths of blind workfare units who are to be tarmacked into roads along with their live guide dogs. Also workfare units will be given training on how to extricate steamroller-crushed and tarmacked wheelchairs (which will be put into the roads when wheelchair users die) [we learnt this technique from the Israeli Defence Force] from the road. They will then be encouraged to learn how to eat wheelchairs. A standard wheelchair can feed a workfare unit for weeks! Boxing Day will be kept on, and relaunched as a mass-participation event, for the public beating and flogging of single mothers (preferably topless, says chairman E. Pickles, of the Committee on Women’s Issues). The sluts who survive this will be handed picks and shovels, and sent to carry on roadbuilding duties. When we can’t think of a good place to build a road, we will force workfare units to make statues in every town and city. These will be heroic depictions 70 feet high, of our deified leaders Cameron, IDS, etc. Laughing will be banned unless directed at Muslims, immigrants, gays, etc. ‘and those funny disabled people’. Atos will take over all churches, and they will become new Atos centres for every workfare unit that gets so much as a cold. Everyone will be divided into people, who have rights, and workfare units, which have no rights.
    Atos will be the new state religion. To make it more transparent, Atos trials of workfare units will be conducted in public. The working public will have the full medical records of everyone sent to Atos, and can attend to laugh. Anyone attending as an audience member, can have the workfare unit stripped in the courtroom. Those found fit for work will be sent to build roads/statues till they die. Those found unfit for work will be built at once INTO the roads and statues. We can’t support these Useless Eaters. A few of the ‘funniest-looking’ sick and disabled workfare units, will be kept alive as pets in a new petting zoo/freak show. Workers can save up work credits for a ticket to the zoos. Most workers can just go to laugh at and make fun of exhibits. Perverts who earn £25,000 or above can also molest the naked disabled exhibits, and those earning at least £50,000 can enter the cages and rape them.
    Instead of the national lottery (charity is for wimps!), on Wednesdays and Saturdays there will be televised public floggings of poor/black/brown people selected by national computer lottery. Their house will then be demolished on top of their family and a steamroller driven over it. (An initiative from Compassionate Conservativism) The BNP will form part of the new government. Arbeit macht frei! Now get back to work, seditious scum!!!! – This WorkfareMass Card was sent to you by the DEPARTMENT OF WORKHOUSES AND PRISONS, on behalf of our Lord/God/Fuhrer David Cameron melded with Ian Duncan Smith. PS Please eat it, as it is also your interim food ration till January.”

  25. Nadhim Zahawi MP

    Friends

    I am a hard-working Member of Parliament, so poorly paid, although I am a millionaire, that I had to claim over £6,000 expenses to meet a bill to pay for electricity to keep my horses warm in their stables. This brought home to me the need to continue to bear down on welfare in order to continue following the Osborne plan to cut the deficit.

    Times are hard and we are all in it together.

    My suggestion was to cap child benefit at the first two children only, saving billions and discouraging spread-your-legs, working class, sluts from giving birth to baby after baby, by differnt fathers, confident in the knowledge that money from hard-working taxpayers who want to get on will be diverted to help keep this trickbabies alive.

    If this was the case people like Bob Cratchit wouldn’t impregnate their wives so frequently and hard-working rich men, like Ebeneezer Scrooge, wouldn’t have to pay subsidence wages which reduce profits and curtail vital investment in the British economy: hard winters would also cull disabled and sickly tykes like Timothy “Tiny Tim” Cratchit, saving the National Health Service and Department of Work and Pensions hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on keeping such wretches alive.

    Christmas tree, yes.

    Money tree, no.

    I know you are with me.

    God bless and season’s greetings to you all (bar benefit claimants).

    Nadhim

    • Iain Duncan Smith the Illustrious and Wise

      My honourable friend makes a worthy contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the surplus of scrounger babies. However, there is another expedient available, and I feel that I would fail in my duty as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if I did not point it out:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal

      Verbum sat sapienti est.

  26. Landless Peasant

    I hope that Christmas sales figures will be down in all the stores.

  27. Obviously paying one’s rent matters but given that if you pay your own you will be in work (quite possibly if you don’t of course, and there are plenty of goodreasons not to be in work- heck i’m a carer, I know!) why on earth shouldn’t you have a small break and enjoy this ancient feasting season?

    • Because as poor folks we haven’t earnt the right to have some joy..

      The fucking hypocracy gets me ..if it were now mary and Joseph were homeless and would be dumped into a bed and breakfast and Joseph would be told to get off his arse and get a job or words had he worked harder he would have had a carpentry company in competition with cheap imports from China..and mary would be condemned as ‘ their type ‘ breed like flies.
      Sponging off manger owners ..
      And those gullible wise men giving their stuff to the family who will probably flog it off to buy drink and drugs..the baby Jesus would be put in a private care home and get abused by VIPs..

  28. disgusting hear!hear! Johnny void.

  29. It’s the same old, old story: underpay people massively, take away their jobs, institutions, and do you best to keep them down.

    Then blame THEM for being poor. What is the essential difference between Workfare and the Workhouse? There isn’t one. But it’s to “teach the poor how to work, because they plainly don’t know how to”.

    The absence of debate and coverage from the slimebag mainstream media makes me sick. Not even the Nazis made people PAY for their propaganda, like we do the BBC. Whilst this stuff happens to the poorest, the BBC whines on about how the ciabatta munching, latte dribbling middle class twats can’t afford that pony for little Chlamydia or the Stradivarius for little Tarquin’s Christmas.

    Look, the middle class are our MAIN enemy: Cameron and that bunch of shits wouldn’t be able to do this if they didn’t have the assent of the “squeezed middle”. Squeezed, my arse.

    The middle class- let me assure you- are busily rubbing their hands together with glee. They’ve been our enemy ever since they existed. Like it or not, Cameron’s policies are popular with them. Which explains why that useless bunch of twats, New Labour, are chasing the same policies and the same voters. Forget Labour: they’re well and truly on the other side now.

  30. ……..and another lie from the arsehole running the DWP.

    On ITV, this morning, he quoted that only 60,000 were using food banks, yet the trussel trust quoted nearer 350,000………..

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH, THE COMEDIAN THAT KILLS………..

  31. ……tut tut, DWP REFUSING TO RELEASE INFORMATION THAT PLACES ATOS IN THE WASTE PAPER BIN….

    Dear DWP CAXTON HOUSE EXTERNAL Communications,

    Re: FOI 5501

    It does not seem you have acknowledged my reply to yours dated
    25/11/2013. Here is a copy of that reply:

    “Dear DWP CAXTON HOUSE EXTERNAL Communications,

    Thank you for your reply to FoI request reference 5501.

    The communication to members of your staff I am seeking is
    referenced to in this link:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/civ

    You can see it is clear on the date of 7th November and The Mirror
    does not show the title, referencing it only as DWP staff
    bulletin.

    I trust from this information supplied you are now able to progress
    the request.

    Yours sincerely,

    Nigel Dale”

  32. @Johnny Hammersmith and Fulham council
    No surprise there at all…they and schaaps are up each others arses. I’ve seen the correspondence between them..
    They were trying to duck out of any obligation to house the homeless and prioritise home owners . only ..
    Some of the correspondance was sickening
    We don’t want those sort of people in our back yard bringing down property values and all that bollocks.

    Some were so stupid they equated social housing with communism and even referred to it as ‘ socialist housing ‘..,,lol ..

    I wonder what H&F council spend the rent money on ?
    Might be interesting to find out..I believe they outsource quite a lot .

  33. Get fucked Hammersmith and Fulham Council. I’ll be spending my money on Thai Ladyboys and cans of Stella this Christmas, so you can whistle for your fucking rent money. Cunts.

  34. Good for you. I shall be entertaining my poor scrounging twisted frame by totally avoiding any sort of booooorrrrrrriiiiinnnnggg admin relating to greasing the vaults controlled by the farces that are insulting pompous prancing arses, who are up themselves, cruel as coffins and stiff on their abuse of people who they are PAID TO SERVE. I shall insert things in them, as reasoning is not a word they either understand or are able to grasp.
    Meanwhile I shall get ratted on gin and pills and run amok on my mobility scooter that ATOS tried and FAILED to deny me. AS IF. This is what these council snoutsters think of us. This is not what we are about. It is called “projection” and these pumped up diddy-men are the money-wasting sociopaths.

  35. ……did QUENTIN TARANTINO direct the Welfare Reform Acts???

    “KILL BILL”

  36. F Hammersmith Council and the Tories in general. I will be enjoying Christmas as much as I can as a big one finger salute to Camoron and the traitorous Lib Dems.

  37. I hate xmas but that’s just me. What fucking business is it of any council what tenents spend their pittance on?
    Fuck them all, is this what this shithole of a country has sunk to?

  38. Seems to me that you are over reacting to a public information leaflet, that simply says remember to pay your rent, sorry if that makes me dumb or a nazi, or whatever, but is’nt there bigger fish to fry, the Tories are scum robbing the poor and disabled while lining there own pockets (like the other factions of the Parliament party, Labour and the Lib Dems) surely there is something more deserving you literary vitriol than a maybe badly worded public info leaflet, just a thought lol

    • No! it’s because it’s bloody patronising!

    • “the Tories are scum robbing the poor and disabled while lining their own pockets…” yes, whilst simultaneously issuing a stark warning to the poor not to ‘over indulge’ ! Over-indulge? I am sitting here with no Gas, in a flat with no carpets, no hot water, and I have absolutely no money. How the fuck am I going to “over-indulge”? Oh wait, I might get a late invite to a Masonic Ball with a 10 course slap-up meal washed down with gallons of Brandy & Champagne. CHEEKY FUCKING BASTARDS.

    • Wayne, words are really, really important – & phases/sentences (as with ‘work sets you free’ for eg.). They have an ‘official’ meaning but very often also a subtext = the point they really want to make, found within & between the superficial words used (if you look).

      All worms are said/received/heard in a context – in this case by sending to certain groups within society – very likely the people who have been hardest hit by the cuts – with not an iota of apparent understanding of the impact their message is likely to have on recipients (at this specific time of year & with all the emotional baggage/pressures that comes attached to it anyway).

      • sn
        worms, virus’s, trojan’s, malware, driven into the mind at high velocity. ….only feeling make word, but they use words to make feelings in other’s, but don’t feel the word themselves, coz the words are a present from them to us useless eaters, that they try so hard and often in vain to “help and support” ….threats not so veiled these days….the delphi affect, to set up dissonance between, primers of and receivers of words…”we never meant that!” or “you never said that,” as if saying this that or the other would have made all the difference, that would have saved a sanction etc etc,…”a 1001 ways to blame the victim, and make the victim feel bad about themselves”….must be one’s faulty thinking again…do as we say or you’ll get no food and/or spend the winter outside…”you’d have wished you got it right and listened then, wouldn’t you”… then as one leaves, you hear them say, “merry christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year,don’t over indulge”… …”oh, and don’t forget to pay your rent”….something about appropriate context and rudeness, rubbing salt into the wounds, leaps to mind, but if one says one might get a sanction next time, revenged with marked card, tongue starts to hurt…

        • Exactly. JCP+ staff incredibly quick to pick up on any “perceived” inappropriate use of tone & make the conversation about an act of aggression. ~ And to insist that if they perceive it as so then it is so.

          The same would not be afforded to their victims sitting opposite.

  39. Well said Johnny. Especially the bit about the tax office hanging around the city of London warning yuppies “Don’t overindulge” on cocaine this year! Where the hell do these scumbags get off?

  40. I’ve a good mind to fuck the bills off and blow all my generous Dole on drugs instead.

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  42. BBC 3 tonight at 9pm xmas on benefits – no doubt more patronizing pampered pooches from the bbc telling the poor how to organize a party on benefits.
    The BBC should be splashing their cash on the unemployed at xmas not churning out this sort of tripe.

  43. It’s time to start a counter campaign….

    Let’s kick off with

    Iain watkins Smith doesn’t want lost profits from benefits sanctions..

  44. Our local Labour councillors recently rejected a motion from the Greens to endorse a ‘no bedroom tax evictions’ motion and the Labour leader said that the Greens were irresponsible because if people didn’t have to pay their bedroom tax, they would spend too much on Christmas presents. #rage

  45. I am no fan of New Labour but give our labour council credit where it is due, they have allowed us to keep 4 months bedroom tax to buy xmas presents, I think the economy in our town would have ground to a halt without it.

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  47. I don’t see why everyone is getting there knickers in a twist and can’t see the funny side of this. I suspect the only people upset by it are the ones who over indulged last christmas and couldnt afford to pay their rent, or communists.

    • Landless Peasant

      Dear Simon, kindly go fuck yourself. Thanks.

    • Iain Duncan Smith the Grand Vizier of Turkeyland

      You’re right, of course. Everyone who claims JSA or ESA is a communist benefit fraudster. I’m surprised more people can’t see it. I like the cut of your jib, sir.

    • Simon.. I work 2 jobs, rent privately, claim housing benefits and pay some rent myself.. if my landlord sent me a reminder like that I’d go ballistic it is rude n patronizing. And BTW I’m not behind with my rent and as as Muslim revert I don’t drink. But fair play to those that do……

  48. Simon Rochelle

    And the only ones laughing at it are the insensitive, over privileged, portfolio owning protagonists. I have not got enough superlatives at hand to describe what I think of you tittering twats.

  49. Problem solving skills: If you are dissatisfied, find the person or people responsible and get them to sort it out.

    Tory rhetoric: We only have these problems because we inherited them from Labour. Labour are responsible for it, so why should we change anything?

    Translation: If you’re dissatisfied with the state of the government, don’t blame us. We’re completely irresponsible. Just vote Labour back in and hopefully something will be done about it.

    Conclusion: Both parties want me to vote Labour. I, however, remember the last Labour government and I’m not stupid. I’m also not going to bow down and do anything the ConDem regime beg me to do. Therefore, I’ll vote Green in 2015.

    • Trouble is there is only one Green MP at present and most likely no Green MPs after the next general election. Think about it there are only really four possible outcomes under a first-past-the-post voting system with three significant political parties:

      (1) A Labour government (which would repeal the Bedroom Tax);
      (2) A Tory government (which would strip housing benefit from the under 25s, limit tax credits and child benefit to the first two children, and do fuck knows what else if given half a chance);
      (3) A Lab-LibDem Coalition… basically the same as (1);
      (4) A Con-LibDem Coalition… basically the same as (2).

      Personally I’d prefer (1) or (3) and therefore will be voting Labour in 2015 because at the very least the fucking Bedroom Tax will be made history.

  50. The person who came up with this idea of the card should be dismissed..

  51. enjoy your Christmas everyone. stick your fingers up at the government

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  54. THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS TAKEN FROM THE GOVERNMENTS OWN DISABILITY AND HEALTH EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY, DEC 2013;

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-disability-and-health-employment-strategy-the-discussion-so-far

    – the Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or
    mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out
    normal day-to-day activities. ‘Long-term’ is defined as lasting or likely to last for at least 12 months.

    ………………………………………………………………………………

    ……….therefore, any person who fits the above description and are having sanctions against their benefits imposed, are well within their rights to pursue a compensation claim against the DWP, for breaching the EQUALITY LAW 2010……

    Last week i had a letter from the DWP stating in their own words, a full recognition of my disability and its effects, yet i have been discriminated against with the removal of both my Incapacity Benefit and my Disability Living Allowance.

    How many more of you are being punished in this way?

  55. Great info. Lucky me I recently found your website by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have saved it for later!

  56. mean spirited bastards, on a side note does anyone know of any vids of ids sneaking out of the food bank debate?

  57. as i said before its horrifieing how hammersmith and fulham has changed it used to be a poor area when i grew up there very mixed full of allsorts of people now the place is …INFESTED..by the super rich the upper middle class vile tories..they dont seem to relise that there regarded as social parahias who most people dont like ..they are socialy ,geneticaly,mentaly ..inferiour .weak and cowardly disshonest they think bad..i was in bishops park recently i grew up playing in that park i had my elderly mungrel dog with me playing in on the football field there were 2 yuppie types with there dogs and a ball now this is there mentality they wouldnt let my dog play with there ball they even extended there vile class predjudice down to animals..for fucks sake ..my dog eventualy got there fucking ball..which i picked up walked over to the river and chucked it in and then groweled at these to yuppie cunts they shit themselves and beat a hasty retreat..i know i sound like a monster,lol..but i just had to do it thease cunts were even being snotty to an elderly animal..i mean for fucks sake this is wot the overpriverliged upper middle class are like …vile cunts who should be beaten,lol,lol

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  59. DEAR DWP;

    YOUR JOB IS TO DENY THAT YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SPIRALING DEATH COUNT, POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS AND GRIEF CAUSED BY YOUR EVIL, HEINOUS POLICIES AGAINST THE DISABLED AND POOR…………

    WHEREAS MY JOB IS TO SING FROM THE ROOFTOPS AND LET THE REST OF THE WORLD KNOW WHAT LIARS YOU REALLY ARE!

    IT’S NO GOOD PRETENDING THAT YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE WHEN EVERYONE AND SUNDRY IS TELLING YOU DIFFERENT.

    IGNORANCE GOES HAND IN HAND WITH ARROGANCE, AND YOU EXUDE PLENTY OF BOTH……………..

    IN FACT, IT WILL BE YOUR UNDOING………….

    YOU ARE SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE ELECTORATE THAT YOU DO NOT RECOGNISE THE FESTERING HATRED OF YOUR DEPARTMENT AND EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITHIN IT.
    I THOUGHT ONLY CIRCUSES EMPLOYED CLOWNS BUT YOU SEEM TO HAVE BUCKED THE TREND!

    YOUR INABILITY TO ANSWER PERTINENT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS SHOW JUST HOW FAR YOU ARE PREPARED TO GO TO EVADE SCRUTINY OF YOUR EVIL THAT YOU DISH OUT EACH DAY…………..

    “KEEP LOOKING BEHIND YOU”, THE GHOSTS OF YOUR VICTIMS ARE STARTING TO HAUNT YOU, AS WILL ATOS WHEN THE CLAIMS START TO POUR IN………….

  60. This statement is a feeble effort to distance himself from the real thing that is worrying him, the pile of dead bodies that point the finger of blame firmly at his feet…………..

    It’s ok to have a double barreled name like DUNCAN SMITH, but to have it associated with MURDER ON AN EPIC SCALE could prove very embarrassing for this inept coward who is nearing his sell by date.

    His time is numbered. No party wants the stain of a contract killer on its books, especially the con-dems.

    One thing is certain this Christmas, he will not sleep very well because his conscience will not allow it………….

    Rather like the Dickens novel, his past will come back to haunt him, and haunt him it will.
    Ignorance of the facts has always resulted in a fall from grace, his will be no different.

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,he will not be remembered for anything good, because he has not done anything good, he will be remembered throughout history as the taker of innocent lives and the DWP the weapon that delivered the fatal blows……….

  61. DEAR QUEEN ELIZABETH;

    ITS CHRISTMAS EVE AND NO DOUBT YOU WILL BE GORGING YOUR FAT WRINKLED FACE ON THE BEST FOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FROM YOUR HANDPICKED SUPPLIERS WHILST SITTING IN THE LUXURY OF YOUR 240 BEDROOM PAD WITH THE HEATING TURNED UP……………………….

    MEANWHILE, OUTSIDE, IN THE REAL WORLD, NOT SO FAR AWAY FROM YOUR GIFTED OPULENCE, WE SEE THE PRODUCT OF YOUR ENDORSEMENT OF THE WELFARE ACTS, ABJECT POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS AND DESTITUTION, MALNUTRITION AND BROKEN FAMILIES…………………..

    NOBODY DESERVED THIS, BUT YOU AND YOUR GOVERNMENT SAW FIT TO PERSECUTE THE ONES WHO WERE MOST VULNERABLE AND WEAK. THE ONES LEAST LIKELY TO FIGHT BACK, THE DISABLED AND THE POOR.
    YOU SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY ASHAMED OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE,
    GIVING ROYAL ASSENT TO FURTHER DARKEN THE LIVES OF YOUR POOREST SUBJECTS………………………..

    I HAVE NEVER LISTENED TO ONE OF YOUR SPEECHES AS THE CONTENT IS UTTER CRAP THAT COMES ABOUT WITH WEARING ROSE TINTED SPECTACLES IN A PRIVILEGED WORLD WHERE GOING WITHOUT IS NEVER, EVEN HEARD OF………….

    YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE LIVED OFF THE STATE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS,
    YOU ARE THE BIGGEST SCROUNGERS IN OUR COUNTRY, YET YOU HOLD YOUR MINIONS TO A LIFE OF HELL…………..

    INSTEAD OF LIVING THE HIGH LIFE, TRY TAKING A LOOK OUTSIDE AT THE REAL WORLD YOU HAVE HELPED TO CREATE………

    THE WORLD WHERE PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS, BEGGING FOR A MEAL IN A FOODBANK OR SLEEPING IN A SHOP DOORWAY……….

    SURELY SOMEONE CAN KNOCK YOU UP A SLEEPING BAG WITH A BIT OF ERMINE ON THE TOP AND A DIAMOND ZIPPER?

    WAKE UP TO THE HORRORS OF THE REAL WORLD, THE ONES BEYOND YOUR CAST IRON GATES AND LONG VELVET DRAPES, THE HOME OF THE NEW STREET URCHINS AND THOSE IN DESPERATE NEED……………..

    TO BE HONEST, EVERY TIME I LICK A STAMP WITH YOUR FACE ON IT, IT MAKES ME ILL………

    LOYAL SUBJECT, I AM NOT.

    I WAS BORN AS EQUAL AS THE NEXT, AND YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN I, OR ANYBODY ELSE FOR THAT MATTER…………..

    “GET REAL”

    Leave a Reply

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS shouted: TO BE HONEST, EVERY TIME I LICK A STAMP WITH YOUR FACE ON IT, IT MAKES ME ILL………
      Well, no wonder. Self-adhesive stamps aren’t designed to be licked! :D

  62. this is not new, LUMINUS ( who are run by a freak who is running a cult) have been sending out cards like that for at least ten years and they claim to be christian ! damn shame no one will take notice of us (luminus shut us down at every move) we have a ROOM full of proof about their cult, the bullying of us and much much more, they are also under a conservative council, they have ruined our lives , given me a life long debilitating illness from their stress( medically proven) and had me labelled as mental because I am trying to blow the whistle on them, they shut down my support group that i started for other tenants to try and get some back up, I am writing a book on them and everything they have done, would give it to the local paper but they sponsor them so they do not write bad stories about them, I am not mental I am qualified in three careers that I can no longer work in due to my illness, this town is desperately trying to hide something, why do people not actually see what we have got when we ask for help rather than condemning us with lies ???

  63. THE PIECES OF THE JIGSAW ARE ALL COMING TOGETHER TO FORM A PICTURE, A PICTURE THE DWP ARE DETERMINED TO HIDE AT ANY COST……………….

    THE FOLLOWING STORY IS TAKEN FROM THE DAILY MIRROR AND IS FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE SPIRALING DEATH COUNT ASSOCIATED WITH THE RENEGADE COMPANY, ATOS.

    THE SAME COMPANY WHO THE DWP, WERE HERALDING A YEAR AGO, YET ARE FRANTICALLY TRYING TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM, NOW………………………..

    Dec 28, 2013 00:00
    By Luke Traynor

    Desperate agoraphobe Tim Salter was left penniless when his benefits were slashed despite his failing eyesight and he faced eviction
    Desperate: Tim Salter killed himself after his benefits were slashed following an Atos fitness to work test Desperate: Tim Salter killed himself after his benefits were slashed following an Atos fitness to work test

    A depressed blind man killed himself after he was left penniless because his benefits were slashed, an inquest heard

    Desperate Tim Salter struggled to even feed himself when controversial private firm Atos ruled he was fit for work, despite his failing eyesight.

    The 53-year-old, who also suffered agoraphobia, was about to be kicked out of his housing association home when he hanged himself in the hall.

    A coroner ruled the Government’s decision to axe Tim’s meagre incapacity benefit contributed to his death.

    And the former assistant store manager’s sister Linda Cooksey told how his fitness to work test was carried out by a physiotherapist with no ­experience of mental health issues or knowledge of his blindness.

    The 60-year-old said his family never even knew about his money problems until after his death.

    She added: ­“Stopping his ­benefits sent him over the edge. When his small savings ran out he got in trouble with his rent, and his £30 disability allowance a week just wasn’t enough.

    “Tim ran out of money. He was a proud man and never let on to anybody. It’s so sad. I want everyone to know what this government is doing to ­vulnerable people on benefits.

    “He had a certificate to say he was blind. When we got into his house there was no food, he practically starved in the last weeks.”

    Daily Mirror e-edition: How to get yours for FREE

    South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh said: “A major factor in his death was that his benefits had been greatly reduced leaving him almost destitute.”

    Tim died on September 25.

    An eviction letter from South ­Staffordshire Housing ­Association was found in the bin by his family.

    He was registered partially-blind in 1994. His eyes were damaged when he tried to kill himself in 1989 after losing his job.

    His family has written to David Cameron about his Atos treatment.

    The housing association insisted help was available for those ­struggling to pay rent.

    And the ­Department for Work and Pensions said Tim had the right to appeal its decision.

    Verdict: Suicide.

  64. A coroner ruled the Government’s decision to axe Tim’s meagre incapacity benefit contributed to his death”.

    ……….this sentence, on it’s own, should send shock waves through the DWP

    IT SAYS TWO THINGS, FIRSTLY THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WAS INSUFFICIENT, AND SECONDLY THE GOVERNMENT HAD A HAND IN THE MANS DEATH…………..

    WILL THERE BE AN INQUIRY?, I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT!

    BUT THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING, AND RISING FAST>>>>>>>>>>>

  65. “Anger over Cornwall Council ‘pay your rent’ letter”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-25579214

  66. Hey this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.

    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how
    so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  67. ………..extract taken from staff bulletin to DWP internal departments on 7th Nov 2013, as highlighted in Daily Mirror;

    evidence to be obtained before a decision can be made on balance of probabilities.
    12. In exceptional circumstances, should all sources of evidence be exhausted and it is still not
    possible to reach a decision on balance of probabilities, the designated person may seek
    advice from ATOS using the DBD 385 via the medical evidence wizard.
    ………………………………………………………………………………

    …………..they are saying, the use of ATOS material in making a decision on a disabled persons claim, must only be used if every other avenue has been thoroughly exhausted…………….

    A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO ATOS WERE HERALDED BY THE DWP AS THE MOST HIGHLY TRAINED FIRE BREATHING DRAGONS OF THE HEALTHCARE WORLD.

    TODAY THEY ARE NOT EVEN ON THE BACK BURNER……

    NAMED AND SHAMED AS THE CHARLATANS THAT THEY REALLY ARE,
    “THE PRODUCT OF A STATE ENLISTED, DISABILITY DENIAL MACHINE THAT HOLD NO CREDIBILITY WHATSOEVER, A SHAM IN EVERY RESPECT”

    …………a ruthless organisation that has brought about deaths in our community, sponsored by the DWP in collusion with another government department, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service,

    “A FINELY HONED, WELFARE AND DISABILITY KILLING MACHINE”

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