Keeping It In The Family: DWP Give Michael Gove’s Wife Free Advertising

gettheglossThe new DWP twitter feed, recently announced on twitter by the Prime Minister, has been providing free advertising for Michael Gove’s wife’s new online business.

Two tweets earlier today plugged Get The Gloss, an ‘award winning website’ according to the department.  Meanwhile on the DWP’s facebook page Get The Gloss Production Editor Judy Johnson was given a post with a link back to the the fashion and beauty website advising claimants on how they should dress at job interviews.

Now it has emerged that Get The Gloss is a new online venture started by Sarah Vine, wife of odious Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Most online businesses would do almost anything to get this kind of free publicity from a government department, although even the most ambitious would probably draw the line at marrying Michael Gove. 

To let the DWP know what you think of them giving tax payer funded free adverts to their partners contact them on twitter @DWPgovuk

The DWP are currently using the hashtag #job2014 on twitter, occupy it!

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76 responses to “Keeping It In The Family: DWP Give Michael Gove’s Wife Free Advertising

  1. Pingback: Esther McVey vs The Internet – DWP Attempt Social Networking Spin Campaign | the void

  2. What the fuck, someone actually married that freak? Ye gods, no-one’s actually that desperate, could they?

  3. The DWP mortality statisticians must be asking to work evenings and weekends to keep up with the rising deaths associated with their department and its role with ATOS………………..

    Have you noticed how the deaths are escalating as the welfare cuts start to bite?

    This is just the beginning, wait till the shit hits the fan and the deaths seem to be an everyday occurrence……………..

    ………….and yet the odious politicians claim there is no link, therefore the line of coffins that stretch for over a mile and three quarters, must be down to the inclement weather we are facing…………….

  4. They are beneath contempt johnny..just one question mate..why is this not front page fucking news ?
    Oh let me see it doesn’t fit with benefit scroungers and ” them immigrants coning over here and taking our non jobs ”
    Rather like 10,000 claimants dead due social security amendment number 44,000 odd because that is really what ” welfare reform ” is..the biggest piss take is the slogan ” making work pay “. So will they contact every employer and make sure those employers are properly paying their employees ? Of course not they would dumo some poor half dead claimant on workfare after telling him he is fit for work just after he got off the operating table
    I could use all expletive words on here and none of them would come close to what these ‘ people ‘ are…

  5. Ive been trying to think of who esther mcvile reminds me of..then I remembered a character in a comic I read when I was a kid.
    The character was called Tin Lizzie..a female robot..

  6. http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/3918250/

    “Paedophile risk due to absurd secrecy rules says Gove”
    Irony warning !!! Ask POB why certain VIP Tories haven’t been questioned or arrested for historic sex abuse crimes against children..
    I wouldn’t expect an answer from that little shit…

  7. If your a UK resident any old shite would do you won’t get the job anyway

  8. What, Gove managed to get *married*…? You mean there’s a living female willing to shag *that* thing…? Alas, all else is not just believable, but predictable.

  9. EVERYONE MUST BE WONDERING, HOW MANY WELFARE CUTTING RELATED DEATHS ARE DOWN TO THE KING OF CLOWNS, DUNCAN SMITH?

    MONEY WASTED ON THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT FIASCO HAVE TAKEN LIFE AFTER LIFE, YET THE MINISTRY OF SILLY WALKS CONTINUES TO PERSECUTE THE DISABLED AND POOREST WHILST FUNDING THE “GREATEST CIRCUS SHOW ON EARTH”…………………..

    ONE MANS DREAM HAS BECOME ANOTHER MANS COFFIN……….

    COMMITTEE’S TRY TO HIDE THE INCREDIBLE AMOUNTS OF MONEY WASTED, NOT BATTING AN EYELID AS THE MORTALITY STATISTICS GO THROUGH THE ROOF……………………..

    WHAT GIVES ANY PERSON THE RIGHT TO SQUANDER, WHILE THOSE AROUND HIM ARE FORCED TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES?????

    IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN THE CIRCUS CAPITAL OF EUROPE, THE UK!

    ……….THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT COULD EVER DESCRIBE THESE ACTIONS.

    HAD ANIMALS DIED, I AM SURE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN UPROAR, BUT TO SEE HUMAN BEINGS BUTCHERED TO SATISFY THE DREAMS OF A PSYCHOTIC DESPOT, IS SURELY BEYOND BELIEF?

    …………..HISTORY WILL DEFINE HIM AS A COLD, CALCULATING KILLER, BUT WHAT OF THE POLITICIANS WHO SEEK TO HIDE THIS?
    THEY ARE AS GUILTY AS THE MAN HIMSELF, AIDING AND ABETTING SOMEONE TO TAKE A LIFE IS WORSE THAN ACTUALLY DOING IT……..

    MEANWHILE, OUR POOREST STARVE, LIVES ARE LOST, FOODBANKS ESCALATE AND THE INSATIABLE WALLET OF AN IDIOT, FOOLISHLY TOPPED UP!

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  10. These are our (in)glorious leaders – allegedly – & they should be held to account & lampooned as much as possible – if they know what’s good for us. They are continuing to do all the right thing/s – there can be no doubt. They advocate accountability at every stage – allegedly – and art not themselves averse to frequent mud-slinging sessions at every opportunity so it’s only fair to reciprocate every now and again …

    Meanwhile, at fairyland not very far away … nobody panic – everything is completely under control at HM’s privately-run prisons. Conditions there are nothing short of exemplary. There’s nothing to see (please go away & report something less unsettling) [gee4ess are in complete control ... just on a steepish learning curve & getting on with business as usual].

  11. Gove has a child’s mind, this fucking idiot needs a good slapping.

  12. More chins than a chinese telephone directory and the mind of a terrapin on steroids, yet another crackerjack from the tory firework box.

    Everything they touch, and i mean everything, gets worse……………….

    ………they are to strategy what Julie Andrews is to Deep Throat!

  13. OH NO! – it’s Esther McLipp’s!

    • I just threw up in my mouth… thanks for that, not!

      God she has a voice that even dogs would baulk at hearing.

      • something survived...

        french kiss her, then throw up in hers.

        Dress for work? in what exactly? a binbag? we don’t get a clothing allowance ya daft cow, or had you not noticed? where/how do we wash and iron any clothes we do have?

        new proposed work dress for johnson, vine, mcvey, theresa may, and A4E Emma: a lady gaga inspired meat dress.
        new proposed catwalk for modelling the dress?:
        the big cats enclosure. sayonara, bitches.

  14. CHANNEL FOUR SHOULD BE DOING A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BILL GUNNYEON, THE SO CALLED, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE DWP……..

    WHAT AN EXCITING STORYLINE………….

    LINKS TO CAPITA, LINKS TO UNUM INSURANCE, HOW HE AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATORS OF THE FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE LAID THE PATH FOR WELFARE REFORMS TO ALLOW AMERICAN STYLE HEALTH INSURANCE ON OUR SHORES…………………..

    THE PATHWAY TP PRIVATISATION OF THE NHS AND THE TWISTED IDEALS OF MANSEL AYLWARD, THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ATOS AND ITS WARPED CREDENTIALS…………………………….

    ETC, ETC, ETC………………

    THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN BY SECRET LOBBYING AND MINISTERS IN THE POCKETS OF THE INSURANCE MULTINATIONALS………

    WHAT’S THE DEATH COUNT NOW, BOB?

  15. Landless Peasant

    Blatant nepotism. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

  16. ……….OR CHANNEL FOURS DOCUMENTARY, ENTITLED, “TALES FROM THE SUBSIDISED BARS AND RESTAURANTS OF WESTMINSTER”……

    …………..a chance to catch up on scandal of who took what, and from whom,
    How we languished on three hundred pounds a day expenses that were paid for by the same people now committing suicide, starving, homeless and desperate to even exist……………………………

    A TALE OF TWO CITIES, ONE ABUNDANT WITH AFFLUENCE WHILST THE OTHER BEGS………………

    ………..THE TALE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS DECLINE………..

  17. all rather courupt.

  18. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    They like to help each other but when it comes to doing their job and helping the rest of us, they couldn’t care less.

  19. …….and they had the cheek to run the series Benefits Street last night too, bad timing! Shouldn’t we make the most of that link? Not all people in receipt of benefit are frauds so is it possible not all politicians have their feet in the trough….not after this report! I used a feed with a photo of the house of commons in a sitting entitled The Real Benefits Street followed by this article, succinct….I hope so……but then the British Public no longer expect to be listened too so no breath holding here! Love your stuff so please keep up the good work…..I have already donated and bought the book!

  20. Nothing to do with gove and nothing will come of it but signed a euro petition on unconitional basic income. You never know

  21. Once you have completed 104 weeks on the Work Programme youcan never be referred to it again – got this from an freedom of information request. It’s located between paragraph’s 10 and 11.

    DWP Central Freedom of Information Team.

    e-mail: freedom-of-information-request@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

    Our Ref: VTR 5466 & 5529

    28 November 2013

    Post Work Programme Support (JSA claimants) Guidance Queries and Help.

    Important note: WP completers must not be re-referred to the WP at any
    time or under any circumstances.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/186510/response/455054/attach/html/4/Post%20Work%20Programme%20Support%20JSA%20claimants%202013%2011%2025.pdf.html

  22. ………SOUL DESTROYING REPETITION THAT WARRANTS LITTLE OR NO MANUAL DEXTERITY OR THOUGHT…………
    MEN AND WOMEN STOCKING SHELVES, SCANNING PRODUCTS AND GATHERING TROLLEYS UP……………

    A MEANS TO AN END AND AN END TO THE MEANS, AN EXISTENCE RATHER THAN A PASSION……………..

    GREAT BRITAIN NO MORE, MAN HELPING THE MACHINE RATHER THAN THE REVERSE, MACHINE HELPING MAN……………….

    WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?
    GREED HAS RESTRUCTURED EVERY FACET OF EVERYDAY LIFE, LEAVING EMPTY BEINGS DEVOID OF THE SATISFACTION OF PRODUCING SOMETHING TO RELISH, THE QUEST TO CREATE AND ENJOY………………………………

    TECHNOLOGY PROMISED THE REWARDS TO BE SHARED BY THE MANY, NOT THE FEW.

    THE DEMISE OF JOB SATISFACTION ALONG WITH PLUNGING WAGES.

    “THE BEGINNING OF THE END, OR THE END OF THE BEGINNING?”

    THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER…………..

  23. Cameron paying ninety pounds for a haircut and giving his barber an MBE, strangely i bought a wahl hair clipper fifteen years ago for around twelve quid and it cuts my hair every week……………………..

    No MBE, just a few drops of clipper oil on the blades…………………

    Grade 2 every time, keeps the nits at bay……………….

    “BETTER THESE THAN THE PARASITES WHO MAKE UP THE GOVERNMENT BENCHES AND SHIT ON THEIR CONSTITUENTS FROM A GREAT HEIGHT”………………

  24. £90 FOR A HAIRCUT……………….

    £71 TO LIVE ON…………………….

    ………….£8 FOR A MACHETE………….

    ONE SWIPE FOR A PEACE OF MIND!

  25. Do, i sense anger on this site ?
    Great to find religion off subject.
    Lets try and keep it so.

  26. children are not the problem!

  27. …………..STRANGE THAT THE DWP DON’T WANT TO RELEASE THIS INFORMATION REQUESTED UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT…………………………………………

    WHAT HAVE THEY GOT TO HIDE?……………………

    WHY ARE THEY REFUSING EVIDENCE SUPPLIED BY ATOS AND TELLING STAFF TO APPRAISE DISABILITY BY GOOGLING THE SYMPTOMS?

    ………COULD IT BE THAT ATOS HCP’S CARRY NO CREDIBILITY AND THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND BIASED REPORTS AREN’T WORTH THE PAPER THEY ARE WRITTEN ON?……………………….

    From: Nigel Dale

    30 December 2013

    Dear DWP FoI request team,

    FOI 5501

    You have not replied at all since I provided the requested
    information. I remind you that you have not supplied the
    information requested within the time stated in the relevant act or
    given a reason why you require more time. Please provide the
    requested information.

    Yours sincerely,

    Nigel Dale

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/staff_bulletin_7th_november#outgoing-322876

    Leaked memo reveals Department for Work and Pensions staff were instructed to look online when assessing Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance claims

    Civil servants have been told they can judge whether to pay benefits to ­the sick by ­Googling their illnesses, after proper tests were scrapped.

    In a memo leaked yesterday, Department for Work and Pensions staff were instructed to look online when assessing new claims for Disability Living Allowance for under 18s and Attendance Allowance for over 65s.

    Shadow Work Secretary Rachel Reeves accused the Tory-led Government of showing “utter contempt” for disabled people.

    The Labour MP said: “Out-of-touch ministers need to explain to disabled people how they’ve got to a situation where guidance is being issued telling civil ­servants to look for advice on complex disability cases on the internet.

    “It’s just one more sign of the utter incompetence of DWP Ministers and their total contempt for a fair assessment process for disability benefits.

    “It beggars belief that staff are instructed to look online for information on complex medical conditions until a full service is resumed.”

    The fiasco comes after medical examinations run by hated contractor ATOS were scrapped and the rolling out of the new benefit, Personal Independence Payment — which is replacing DLA — was delayed.

    Disabled people whose conditions have worsened are also being assessed by officials surfing the web.

    The November 7 DWP staff bulletin stated: “Medical Practitioners will no longer be available as a source of evidence.”

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    RATHER EMBARRASSING SOMEWHAT???

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  29. The flop-haired buffoon Boris Johnson MP

    The reason why I recently called Nick Clegg a tory condom is because David Cameron is a right big dick-head.

  30. The jobcenter are running a Q&A session for jobseekers on facebook at noon.

    http://unemploymentmovement.com/forum/chat-a-rap/8384-dwp-qaa-session-at-12pm-on-facebook#33282

  31. Seriously…

    The useless DWP having a Facebook page so they can attempt Q&A sessions? and even then for only one hour a day at a time they seem to choose? Fucking lame if you ask me. What fucking planet are they on, as it is not clearly planet earth.

    If that is the best that the useless wankers running DWP can do, I have no faith what-so-ever in them at all. Give it time and they will push their shite jobsite on to their shite facebook page and expect everyone to link their own UJM account to facebook.

    Won’t be long before someone hacks into the lame facebook page and changes the security passwords that DWP use.

    I WANT A FUCKING JOB AND SERIOUS HELP IN GETTING A JOB! NOT BY FUCKING WASTING MY TIME ON THE WORK PROGRAMME NOR THE FUCKTARDS NOW TRYING TO LOOK COOL BY HAVING A FACEBOOK PAGE.

    • awp
      things are not going to improve unless the cost of living in this country is drastically reduced….so that the current min wage becomes a decent living wage, and that will take major changes in our economic structure, the constantly creating more wealth for the rich drives up prices….

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  33. Has Gove got any children? It’s difficult to imagine that revolting little creep having sexual intercourse with another human being. Just imagine those wet rubbery lips and sweaty child-sized hands caressing your most intimate places and tiny half-hard penis not up to the task of penetration without chemical help.

    The horror… the horror…

    • I really could have done without a terrifying image like that engraved indelibly in my head. Thanks to you I’ll probably be haunted by that for the rest of my life.

      • THOUGHT THE READERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS ARTICLE ABOUT ATOS AND THE DWP GOVERNMENT CONTRACT, AND HOW IT WAS BROKERED TO CHEAT THE DISABLED OF THEIR MEAGRE PITTANCE OF BENEFITS ON WHICH THEY RELY, SO MUCH……………………………….

        http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree…

        Leaked data suggests the Department for Work and Pensions is holding Atos to extremely tight tolerances. Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy
        Ask Atos, the company responsible for executing the work capability assessment (WCA), or the Department for Work and Pensions, which defines how the WCA is conducted, and they will tell you that they have no targets for the number of people who pass. Yet a new report from the Centre for Welfare Reform, How Norms Become Targets, uses a leaked set of Atos data to suggest that the DWP is holding Atos to extremely tight tolerances on its results.
        Atos and the DWP admit to the existence of “statistical norms” and that these are used to manage the performance of individual healthcare professionals carrying out the assessments. Campaigners have long claimed that these norms function as de facto targets, but were surprised by the detail of the data logged and matched against acceptable ranges. Not only are there figures for overall numbers of people awarded the points needed to qualify for the employment and support allowance (ESA), figures also exist for individual prognoses, for the points awarded, even for the word count of the summary findings. And each Atos region is expected to stray no further than 20% from the national average.
        Combining any data-gathering system with pressure to meet expectations will drive staff to converge on the “official” numbers; norms will become de facto targets, and no manager wants to be forced to justify their region’s figures. Unfortunately pressure to meet expectations is exactly the process described to the Guardian by Atos whistleblower Dr Greg Wood, who went public after being repeatedly asked to change assessments, including at least one case that conflicted with his professional medical opinion.
        Whether the Atos data represents targets, as the CWR report suggests, or norms, as Atos insists, the numbers themselves are deeply problematic. An assessor is expected to see about 40 people per week, 65% of whom, the data shows, are expected to fail the assessment. The remainder will be split between the ESA support group (14.5%) and the work-related activities group (20.5%). Those who pass, in either group, are then further divided across five sub-groups, which specify whether an applicant should be expected to recover in six-24 months or “longer term” (in practice three years). Only 2.6% of WCAs are expected to result in a “longer-term” prognosis, which effectively means an assessor can allocate the prognosis to just one person a week; allocating a single extra person across a month hovers on breaching the allowed 20% variation. All other applicants, no matter their disability, are labelled as expected to have recovered within two years or less.
        This suggests an explanation for some of the stranger Atos rulings, where people with lifelong or degenerative disabilities have been told their conditions are expected to improve in six months. Any assessor struggling to keep down their average for longer-term prognoses has to be tempted to assign a shorter prognosis instead. Someone with a long-term disability should theoretically face an assessment once every three years, but if they are consistently assigned to the six-months prognosis group, they will potentially face not one but six assessments in that period.
        Similar problems exist for points awarded during the assessment. The “descriptors”, if matched, are worth six, nine or 15 points, and many disabled people will match multiple descriptors. It takes 15 points to qualify for the ESA, yet the report suggests national averages of 2.1 points for physical issues and 3.6 points for mental issues. The only way to maintain such low averages is by scoring several people at zero points for each one who passes. Are cases of people who score zero points when they clearly should pass simply evidence that the assessor saw too many seriously ill and disabled people that week? There is already an outcryover the state of the work capability assessment, with roughly one in six of all assessments successfully appealed against, at a cost to the Tribunals Service, and the taxpayer, of more than £75m per year. If that failure rate is not caused by poor quality work at the healthcare professional level but is a consequence of the Atos management system, which in turn is driven by the contractual requirements placed on it by DWP, then shouldn’t that out

  34. ………..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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