Number of Sick And Disabled Claimants Facing Sanctions Triples In Just Six Months

sanction-sabsThe number of sick or disabled people who have had there benefit sanctioned for not taking part in ‘work related activity’ has almost tripled compared to just six months ago the latest figures show.

7.507 claimants on Employment Support Allowance (ESA), had their benefits sanctioned in March 2014, up from 4,698 the previous month and 2,369 In Sepetember 2013.  This has taken the total number of ESA claims sanctioned to over 100,000 since the regime was disgracefully introduced by Labour.

These clamaints are in the Work Related Acivity Group (WRAG) of ESA, meaning they have been judged unable to work at present but may possibly be well enough for employment in the future.  They include people with serious and life-threatening conditions including cancer.  Astonishingly this group are still sent on the Work Programme, where they may face compulsory ‘back to work’ training or even workfare.  Should they fail to attend any activity the private sector providers running the scheme dream up then they will have their benefits sanctioned.

These are not the only sick and disabled claimants who face sanctions.  Inhumane Atos assessments have led to many people with serious health conditions or disabilties being forced to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance.  According to the DWP, since the tougher new sanctions regime was introduced in December 2012, over 150,000 disabled people have had their benefits stopped.  Whilst people on sickness benefits only generally lose a portion of their benefits, those on JSA can lose every penny.  For people with special dietery needs or other conditions, this can prove fatal as the tragic death of David Clapson recently showed.

Appalling many of those sanctioned will have been driven into poverty due to failure to attend workfare with so-called charities and community organisations.  The first names of these organisations accepting workfare placements on the latest scheme, which involves 780 hours of unpaid work, are now starting to leak out.  Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (@_LAMH_ also on facebook) have been reported to be accepting this form of workfare and have remained silent about their grotesque exploitation since being exposed.  @SumoWaste have protected their tweets on twitter and also have nothig to say about their grubby exploitation after they were named and shamed on the facebook page of Edinburgh Coaltion Against Poverty.  Also recently named as taking part are @DISC_Services, a so-called charity who will be receiving tax payer’s money to arrange workfare placements and who are also on facebook.

The DWP refuse to name the charities taking workfare placements, if you know of one contact Boycott Workfare to have them named and shamed.

Please sign, share and tweet the petition for an inquiry into the benefit sanctions that killed David Clapson: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-cameron-hold-an-inquiry-into-benefit-sanctions-that-killed-my-brother

The latest benefit sanctions figures can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/jobseekers-allowance-and-employment-and-support-allowance-sanctions-decisions-made-to-march-2014

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337 responses to “Number of Sick And Disabled Claimants Facing Sanctions Triples In Just Six Months

  1. yet they crow how many they got back into work isnt it strange when ones out there asking begging for food yet they tell you oh they all found jobs yet for the masses listening in they believe just like jesus sais pick up your bed jeff3

    • “SOON IT WILL BE AN OFFENCE TO BE DISABLED”

      ……………ONLY THE TRUE ARYAN BLOODLINE OF THE OLD ETONIANS WILL FLOURISH AND PROSPER.

      “Lebensunwertes Leben”) was a Nazi designation for the segments of populace which, based on the Nazi regime of the time, had no right to live. Those individuals were targeted to be “euthanized”. The term included people with serious medical problems and those considered grossly inferior according to the racial policy of the Third Reich. This concept

      “THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE UK FOR GENETIC MUTATION, ILLNESS OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY, THE POPULATION WILL RESEMBLE A BLONDE HAIRED BUFFOON WITH AN ARCHED BACK WHO CANNOT GET HIS WORDS OUT PROPERLY”……………..ring any bells Esmeralda?

      ………..APPEARING SOON IN A CIRCUS NEAR YOU, WESTMINSTER TO BE PRECISE………

      • “IN OTHER WORDS, WE HAVE SQUANDERED A FORTUNE IN BENEFITS WE STOLE FROM THE PEOPLE”

        their delivery confidence assessment of the universal credit project as “reset” in September 2013. It was a new term that appeared to have been devised specifically for the the new programme, committee members said.

        “We are particularly concerned that the decision to award a ‘reset’ rating to the universal credit project was an attempt to keep information secret and prevent scrutiny,” the report said.

        “The ‘reset’ category was introduced for the 2013-14 report and was only applied to this one project. The MPA confirmed that the decision to give universal credit a reset rating was ultimately made by ministers,” it added.

        The decision to devise a new rating for the project meant that it was not given a rating by the MPA on its five-tier traffic light system, running from green to red, in this year’s annual report and that there will be no assessment of its progress until after next May.

        “This is a long time to wait for an update on a project as important as universal credit,” the report conlcuded.

        Margaret Hodge, the chair of the committee, said that the problems within universal credit could have been exposed if the MPA had published data showing how much money had been spent and on what as the process continued.

    • “HURRAH FOR THE SCOTTISH MINISTER WHO HAS THE BALLS TO SPEAK UP FOR THE PEOPLE ON THE FRACKING ISSUE……………………….

      HE WANTS THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO FRACKING ON OR NEAR THEIR PROPERTY………………..

      MEANWHILE, IN WESTMINSTER, OUR CROOKED POLITICIANS WHO HURRIEDLY CLOSED RANKS TO SUPPORT GEORGE OSBORNES, FATHER IN LAW LED FRACKING CONSORTIUM, SAID FUCK YOU TO HOUSEHOLDERS OBJECTIONS…………………

      ANOTHER REASON TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE WESTMINSTER GENTLEMEN’S THRIFT CLUB.

      • “2014 MUST HERALD THE NEW DAWN OF MEDICAL MISDIAGNOSIS”

        NOT CONTENT WITH ATOS NURSES WHO HAVE UNDERGONE A 17 DAY COURSE TO SUPERSEDE THE DIAGNOSIS OF A REAL DOCTOR,(FOUR OF THOSE USING A KEYBOARD), WE NOW HAVE THE CHANCE OF BEING SEEN BY AN APPRENTICE DOCTOR…………

        YES THEY ARE FULLY QUALIFIED, HAVING TWO YEARS OF TRAINING UNDER THEIR BELTS……………….
        JUST THINK OF THE MONEY SAVED AND THE ARMY OF IMPOVERISHED PATIENTS SUFFERING WITH RICKETS, SCARLET FEVER, MALNUTRITION AND A HOST OF VICTORIAN GOODIES LIMPING AWAY FROM THE NEW LINE IN MEDICAL APPRAISAL……….

        SECOND CLASS MEDICINE FOR SECOND CLASS PEOPLE, HARLEY STREET WILL BE AWASH WITH THE CHEAP ALTERNATIVES, SURELY?

        “WALK IN COUGHING UP BLOOD AND WALK OUT WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR A VERRUCA PLASTER”

        WHAT WITH UNQUALIFIED TEACHERS AND NOW UNQUALIFIED DOCTORS, WHERE WILL THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT STOP NEXT>

        TRAINEE AIRLINE PILOTS, TRAINEE NUCLEAR SUBMARINE STAFF AND EVEN TRAINEE POLITICIANS (ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT)……………………

        YES, DO A LITTLE TRAINING AND THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER….

        WE HAVE WEEKEND TRAINED SOLDIERS BEING PUT INTO COMBAT AND AN ACTIVE SLAVE TRADE THAT PAYS NOTHING. ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS AND A GOVERNMENT WHO ARE TRYING LIKE HELL TO SHAKE OFF AN INVESTIGATION BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.

        EVEN THIS MORNING THE HEALTH MINISTER, JEREMY CUNT HAS SAID HOSPITAL PARKING IS TOO EXPENSIVE!

        YES THE GOVERNMENT ARE UNDER THE COSH SO IT’S TIME TO TRY AND PAINT A ROSY A PICTURE AS POSSIBLE TO THE EU………….

        IN SCARBOROUGH WHERE I LIVE, THEY EVEN HIRE A COUPLE OF BOUNCER GOONS TO ESCORT THE BLOKE EMPTYING THE PARKING METERS, IT’S SO LUCRATIVE……….
        ONLY THE UK COULD INSTIGATE A TAX ON THE UNWELL AND DYING, PAYING YOUR LAST RESPECTS AT A LOVED ONES BEDSIDE WHILST WORRYING ABOUT GETTING A HEFTY PARKING FINE.

        HOW ABOUT A BURIAL TAX?
        IF YOU DON’T PAY THEN UP THEY COME!

        WHAT NEXT CAN THEY SQUEEZE YOU WITH?
        THIS WEEK, ALONE HAS SEEN THE RAIL FARES INCREASE GET THE NOD FROM A MINISTER IN HER 1.5 MILLION POUND HOME, NOW THE GREEDIEST BUNCH OF TWATS IN INDUSTRY, BRITISH TELECOM WANT TO RIP YOU OFF FURTHER………………..

        SHAREHOLDERS AND DIRECTORS FIRST, CONSUMERS SECOND, THE GREAT BIG TORY MASTERPLAN TO PRIVATISE THE AIR YOU BREATHE.

        FUCK THE MINIONS WHO AREN’T ABLE TO INVEST, LET THEM DIE BY THE WAYSIDE, ONLY THE RICH DESERVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN…..

        “THEY MIGHT EVEN THINK OF PUTTING PAYING TURNSTILES ON THE PEARLY GATES, SEEING AS THE REST OF THE UNEMPLOYED, POOR AND DISABLED, NOW MAN THE FURNACES BELOW”

    • “THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING”

      UK ‘is first country to face UN inquiry into disability rights violations’

      By john pring

      DisabilityNewsService.com: – 15th Aug 2014

      The UK government appears to have become the first country to face a high-level inquiry by a United Nations committee, as a result of “grave or systemic violations” of the rights of disabled people.

      The committee has the power to launch an inquiry if it receives “reliable information” that such violations have been committed by a country signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its optional protocol.

      These investigations are conducted “confidentially”, so the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – which is carrying out the inquiry – has refused to confirm or deny that the UK is being investigated.

      But a recording has emerged [watch from one hour and four minutes] of a former CRPD member revealing that the inquiry has been launched.

      Professor Gabor Gombos, co-founder of Voice of Soul, Hungary’s first organisation for ex-users and survivors of mental health institutions, and co-chair of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, tells the audience on the recording that CRPD has “started its first inquiry procedure against the United Kingdom”.

      He tells the Sixth International Disability Law Summer School at the National University of Ireland in Galway in June that inquiries are only used where there are suspicions of “grave” violations of human rights in a country.

      He says: “Where the issue has been raised and the government did not really make effective actions to fix the situation… it is a very high threshold thing; the violations should really be grave and very systemic.”

      Only last month, a new report, Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the Rights of Disabled People in the Austerity Era, laid bare the coalition’s failure to meet its international human rights obligations under both UNCRPD and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

      That report – published by the Just Fair coalition, which includes Disabled People Against Cuts and Inclusion London – suggested that the UK had gone from being an international leader in disability rights to risking becoming a “systematic violator of these same rights”.

      Last week, Disability News Service (DNS) reported that CRPD appeared to have postponed its public examination of how the UK has been implementing the disability convention until after next year’s general election.

      Some activists were unhappy that the committee’s decision to postpone the examination would allow the UK government to avoid having to justify a clear regression in disability rights since the 2010 election.

      But it now appears that the committee may have taken this decision because it had launched the much more serious – and so far unprecedented – inquiry into the UK’s violation of disabled people’s rights.

      A DPAC spokeswoman said: “DPAC is not in a position to comment on the UN inquiry on the UK’s breaches of the UNCRPD, but we would share the view that there have been grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights especially, but not exclusively, articles 19 [on living independently and being included in the community] and 28 [on providing an adequate standard of living and social protection].”

      Jorge Araya, CRPD’s secretary, told DNS in a statement: “Inquiry proceedings regulated in article six and seven [which relate to the inquiry procedure] of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, are confidential.

      “So, for this very reason, stated in this treaty, I apologise but I cannot respond to your queries.”

      So far, the Conservative minister for disabled people, Mark Harper, has failed to comment on the CRPD inquiry.

      Disability News Service.com: –

      http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/08/uk-is-first-country-to-face-un-inquiry-into-disability-rights-violations/

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  2. what a sick joke the wrag is…a friend of mine has MS she drinks though a straw much of the time, guess what she’s been put in the wrag..

    • These bastards have screwed everything up that was held sacred. You signed on as sick because you were saying you weren’t available for work. What do these total arseholes do to sick people? Send them to a work related group and to Jobcenters which will stress and make their condition worse.

      Man i detest what this country has become.

  3. “UNUM, THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE GIANT, FINED MILLIONS IN THE USA FOR RUNNING A DISABILITY DENIAL RACKET, WERE UTILISED TO WRITE PRESENT GOVERNMENT POLICY ON DISABILITY”

    4. Helping these people return to work is key to building a society which can enjoy the benefits of sustainable growth and genuine social inclusion. However, we believe that the current welfare, tax and benefits systems can make it difficult for disabled people to return to work. They are overly complex, can provide strong disincentives for disabled people to look for work, for example in terms of structure, payment criteria and terminology, and are in need of radical reform. UnumProvident believes that there is a strong case for a fundamental review of, and reform to, the current welfare system. The Government must ensure both that work always pays more than benefits, and more importantly that it is clearly seen to do so. This is not the case at present, as our experience seeks to demonstrate.

  4. “UNUM WELFARE EXECUTIVE, FORMERLY THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND PENSIONS”

    17. Through its leadership of the New Beginnings initiative, UnumProvident is currently leading a coalition of Government, leading employers (for example HSBC, Barclays Bank, the Institute of Directors) and organisations of and for disabled people (eg RADAR—the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation—and the Shaw Trust) to remove the barriers that prevent disabled people finding and keeping work. As part of this initiative, UnumProvident have been closely and actively involved with the Employers’ Forum on Disability and JobCentre Plus, amongst others, to promote disabled people to employers, and to help employers recruit and retain disabled people in the workplace. Recent work in this area has included the launch of The Knowledge, and work looking at gender and disability which was carried out for us by the Fawcett Society.

  5. Do you really think that today’s reduction in unemployment figures are related to IAIN DUNCAN SMITH’S hidden mortality statistics?
    ……….could the PCS UNION stoop so low as to sanction persons with disabilities?

  6. Just read the latest job figures BS! Does anyone believe this crap? There are foodbanks opening up here at a rapid rate, about the only growing industry there is yet we are expected to believe that the jobless figure is at the lowest level for years!!! it just doesn’t wash.

    So either all the sanctioning is lowering the JSA claimant count. Or the amount of people getting forced onto workfare and working for nothing, or doing a zero hr contract job is skewing the figures and making them misleading.

    One thing is sure, anyone believing these figures is crazy.

    But now we all understand why they’ve gone mad with sanctioning people; it makes the unemployment figures look better and saves them money.

    • @Raining – “So either all the sanctioning is lowering the JSA claimant count. Or the amount of people getting forced onto workfare and working for nothing, or doing a zero hr contract job is skewing the figures and making them misleading.”

      Or a combination of both, I’d imagine. Oh, and all those dodgy “self-employed” start-ups.

      • It gets on my bloody nerves!!! Every time these figures get tossed out and you have muppet members of the public actually believing it.

        I forgot about the SEmployed con that they’re doing at JCP’s. That’s another one to add to the list of infamy!

        It’s the biggest sleight of hand con job ever attempted by a govt. To make millions of people literally disappear either into workfare for slave exploitation. Or into a dead end zero hr contract shit hole of a job with no proper conditions etc Or not forgetting the people that just sign off because they’re so fed up of the constant harassment and bullying at jobcenters that make their lives miserable.

        It’d be interesting to find out where all these miraculous jobs are based, what they consist of and what kind of conditions are the people doing them forced to put up with?

        All lies, spin and BS.

  7. According to the Work & Pensions Committee, a significant number of benefit claimants in the Work Programme have mental health conditions, and in my opinion it isn’t ethical to sanction them.

  8. Bear in mind that the over-60s have been encouraged to claim Pension Guarantee Credit instead of ESA/JSA. PGC comes from a different pot (Pension Service) so those claiming it don’t appear in the jobless figures.

  9. The sums don’t add up. We are booming if you believe the unemployment figures but incomes are falling in real terms? A case of if it sounds too good to be true it isn’t true. I’d guess vast numbers are avoiding Jobcentre aggravation (or sanctioned) and opting for the SE route and are scraping by on tax credits. The press seem to swallow it hook line and sinker, so much for quality investigative journalism..

    • It’s all smoke and mirrors stuff. Clearly the economy isn’t doing too well when the likes of Tesco, Asda etc are beginning to struggle. Things will get worse, not better, as we have an economy based on consumption of stuff made elsewhere but here, which of course requires people here to have the money to consume, which they haven’t.

      Things are bad enough now, and we have yet still to see the full impact of the ‘austerity’ cuts so far, let alone the effects of the further £25bn that the next government are committed to. The idiots who read and believe the Daily Mail may think that everything is basically ok, and that all it requires is for the unemployed, the disabled and sick to just find jobs, or get better or suddenly miraculously be cured of their disabilaties, but the truth is they themselves need to be wary, as their lifestyles funded by ever more extended credit in a failing economy are under threat.

      It’s a downward spiral, and it’s going to get worse, not better for the majority of us. It seems our rulers are forgetting their history lessons, but we must remember them and learn from the mistakes of 1776, 1789 and 1917 and do the job properly this time.

  10. opting for the SE route and are scraping by on tax credits. but even this rtu ids will claim back from those who went down this road you see theyl say they havent worked enough hours so they deemed not to be working yet another sick joke by rtu ids twisting the knife further

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  13. Hiya all, been on Mandatory “Employablity” – had to go in today to fill in some forms and there was a chap there in his mid/late fifties with a non-ATOS miracle neck injury [no it won't cure itself - its for life.]. Had to advise him to get a referral from his doctor to get a report written up by a specialist to stop any claptrap about him doing “Workfare” or any other rubbish.

    I am looking forward to the DWP Managers/Workfare wankers telling me I have to do “Workfare” myself – I have a broken neck, and no it will never heal, its for life. No sweeping or heavy lifting for me. First questions will be is porposed work suitable with a broken neck? Yes? No? So you personally, and your department/conpany will accept by imposing this onto me full legal responsibility/liablity at the danger to my Life in undertaking this activity? Then its off to the courts and reporting the all fools [up to disctrict head level] to Health and Safety.

    • Broken necks mean nothing to Iain Duncan Smith’s goons. You’ll be on Workfare chipping away at the encrusted shit from an old Tory bastards bed pan in no time, and you’ll like it, or face a three year sanction of benefits.

  14. I saw a bloke at the Jobcentre getting a right old bollocking by some cunt wearing a PCS Union lanyard. Just goes to show what they think of the unemployed. Disgusting, murdering, SCUMBAGS.

    • …………..and the economy is doing so well it is giving claimants the time to follow their caveman instincts to survive.

      According to the latest data from insurer NFU Mutual, the cost of crime to the UK’s rural economy reached £44.5m in 2013.

      This is up 5.2% on 2012 figures, reversing the fall of the previous year.

      And 2013 was also the worst year on record for livestock theft.

      NFU Mutual says it insures three quarters of farmers in the UK.

      It compiles an annual rural crime report based on claims data and on a survey of the company’s 300 local offices.

      This year’s report says that a wave of sheep and cattle rustling in Northern Ireland and northern parts of England drove livestock theft costs costs up by 25%.

      Much larger numbers of sheep were being taken in each raid: up to 150 sheep at a time, rather than just a dozen. The fear is that they enter the food chain, making it impossible to track those responsible.
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

      ……………”its really pissing me off”
      I’m sat outside polishing my new combine harvester, eating lamb chops.

      • We used to go out sheep-rustling when I was a nipper. This is like during the depression. With the return of sheep-rustling it just goes to show how bad things have got.

      • There are a significant number of people in our city centre starving hungry. There is one man who used to sell the Big Issue regularly for quite a while – & he was a big man himself a few short months ago (about 4/5 months ago), in personality and size.

        His coat is now hanging off him. He says he has been referred to by a paramedic at the hospital as “just a junky” (he’s not) and had to point out that he is was in fact “a patient”.

        Also, one of the main homelessness shelters – church-run – has people on the way in who are like bouncers and using this service you are made to feel ‘less than’ – to the extent that some people will no longer go there for food/help. It is full and has no additional places for overnight staying.

        The big orange shop (as referred to by Jack Monroe, anti-poverty campaigner) has erected a railing around the front/side at the entrance to their town centre store – blocking off the very low, small step which is there that some of the homeless and starving people in the city centre used to sometimes sit on – and sometimes people coming out of the shop (having spent their money in there of their own freewill) would provide them with some food – even if just a sandwich – of their own freewill. It turns out that this must be clamped-down on (it might give offence?)…. sitting and looking hungry – the newest and most heinous of criminal offences. The big orange shop – so much more offensive.

    • job centres are now run by the “guerese” the french penned it means guerillas aint that the case no more respect to the public,they are in all but name “police”

  15. RIP DAVID CLASPSON

    MURDERED BY THE PCS UNION!!

  16. Will an 'independent' Scotland still have...

    Jobcentres?
    Work programmes?
    MWA/CWP/Workfare?
    Sanctions?

    Why is this question never answered?
    And if all this crap is to continue under JobcentrePlus Scotland what the fuck is the point of an ‘independent’ Scotland?

  17. Will an 'independent' Scotland still have...

    The ‘pro’ independence lobby really need to answer this question otherwise Scotland may as well vote NO!!

  18. Scotland needs to vote yes. If Scotland votes no then it is game over but a yes vote will be the start of the crumbling of the empire. It won’t stop at Scotland getting freedom others will want freedom too. This is why they are so scared.

    • Scotland must vote YES ‘cos if we don’t i’m sure those Westminster bastards will have something lined up to stick Scotland right in the shit for having the temerity to vote on independence.

      Also i can see much bitterness here in the years ahead if a no vote occurs. Basically that would mean instead of getting the government we vote for we could end up with a Tory government again anytime middle England votes for it. That would be a shambles.

      Also if a no vote happened then the people that voted no would have no right to complain if draconian policies were implemented by Westminster. After all they’d just get told: “well, you had a chance to vote for your own country’s independence and you voted against it!”

  19. Pro-neoliberal and pro-austerity parties and supporters are all on the NO side.

    Scottish opinion polls consistently show that Scots want their Holyrood Parliament in Edinburgh to have control over welfare policy because they disagree with Westminster’s neoliberal policies.

    Voting no will not only guarantee the continuation of the competition between the Tory and Labour neoliberal parties in which of them can destroy the British welfare state in the fastest time possible, but will almost certainly result in the destruction of Scotland’s publicly owned services such as water and the NHS. It will also certainly result in the abolition of free prescriptions and student tuition fees and the re-introduction of the bedroom tax which the SNP devolved Scottish Government went about quietly and efficiently destroying it in Scotland.

    Given Scots pay more in taxes than they get back from Westminster and that their social security system is cheaper to run than the rest of the UK then there is every reason to believe that an independent Scotland’s welfare system will be better than the current UK’s dismal system, which isn’t really saying much of course. Any state than can’t run their economy or welfare system better than the neoliberal British Labour and Conservative parties really must be in a pretty shocking state in all sorts of ways.

    There’s a reason the Unionists refuse to tell Scottish voters what they will get if they vote no, and a reason they refuse to publish a white paper on the future of Scotland under continuing neoliberal rule from Westminster. The UK is alreayd the West’s most unequal state and its only going to get worse.

    Vote no and get nothing except even more misery, deprivation and inequality.

  20. Scottish independence from September frees Scotland from Tory rule that they do not vote for, to form a government. Labour could not protect the Scottish people from Tory rule forever.

    In England, the solution that Labour could take on board and win big in 2015 to form a majority government, would be The Greens’ 2015 manifesto pledge of:

    – universal non-means tested Citizen Income, non-withdrawable, in or out of work.

    Because of the raised retirement age, women at 60 denied pension payout for 6 years or more from 2013, are liable for benefit sanctions equal to all ages to chronic sick / disabled.

    Women MPs kerpt the pension payout from 2012, as did male MPs. And all MPs take the lost pension payout money as an 11 per cent pay rise in 2015.

    As the main reason for not being in work for women over 50s is due to disability / chronic sickness, then the loss of state pension payout at 60, means yet further loss of food/fuel money.

    Worse – many women will end with nil food money in old age, as well as the poorest workers.

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

    Housewives, divorcees, widows and poorest men and women end up with nothing forever in old age.

    Women born from 1953 and men born from 1951 will get far less not mlore state pension by the Pension Bill 2014 (Flat Rate Single Tier Pension).

    This scandal is as great as all the benefit sanctioning, which those 60-68 are suffering just the same.

    If Labour want to win big in 2015, then revoking Pension Bills 2010-2014, bringing back state pension at 60 in 2015 (and bringing that in for men also), would give Labour a landslide victory and a majority government.

    Instead of Labour being content to just achieving a Hung Parliament, which means the Tories continue to rule.

    Anybody?

  21. the truth is suicide sanctions people being jailed low pay no pay workfare,mcvey has posted a triumphant youtube post,i have left a suitable reply ide like to think you guys will too

  22. just thought ide mention IDS has been on the radio claiming he needed to claim 100 quid a month for wet wipes,yes fucking wet wipes but theirs even worse he claims 70.00 a month for haircuts yes you read right HIARCUTS he certainly knows how to twist the knife

    • Haircuts? I’m a working single mum n I can’t afford haircuts I chop bits off myself.. wet wipes? I can’t afford supposed essentials like moisturiser!

    • ……………haircut, mine is falling out with worry, as for wet wipes, i spend eight pounds per week on nappies for myself and use the dampest ones to wash the cutlery that i use on my out of date cream crackers and cupasoup……………………………………

    • Haircuts? Really? But IDS has hardly got any hair!! As for the wet wipes- does he think he needs so many because of all the shit he produces?!

    • And the cheeky slaphead has the audacity to shove us all on CWP under fear of sanctions up to 3 months if we refuse these slave vacancies.

  23. I was sentenced to 6 months CWP with mental health charity Lamh in Motherwell last week for having corrected, so it seems to me, an incompetent an hard hearted clerk who didn’t know the JCP rules about UJM. I have emailed (politely) Lamh with my objections since last week but they are not answering. How can a mental health charity get involved in forced labour for people who had done no crime? How can that improve anyone’s mental health? All for the sake of money.

    I also emailed my local Labour MP and MSP but neither have replied. I sent a short and to the point letter to our local newspaper (Motherwell Times) which under any normal circumstances would have generated a decent article but they never printed it. I sent an email to the Minister of St John Church in Hamilton who provided facilities for Lamh but he hasn’t replied either. I emailed yesterday Scottish Association for Mental Health asking them to obtain a reply from Lamh but no response yet.

    It’s as if there is wall of silence. My grandfather was wounded in WWI, my father was one of the last off the beaches of Dunkirk (and saved a young mans life in the process) and this is what they fought for? The Eton collar brigade sing at the proms “Britons, never, never, never shall be slaves” but that is what Cameron, Osborne, David Freud and Duncan-Smith have done.

    The former First Minister Henry McLeish once referred to the “Lanarkshire mafia” who ran everything politically in our area

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/mcleish-unleashed-again-1-1361129

    For an area that was so very influential in the formation of the Labour movement this is what it has been reduced to now. They have their snouts well and truly in the trough and nobody speaks out for losing that which the most covet – money and power

    • john
      terrible..their trick is to ignore one, to cause frustration so one give’s up fighting them…some mental health charity that ignores people!
      cait reily judgement they must give one suffient info before placements so one can challenge them…my father in law was @ dunkirk, the point is that he did very briefly tell me about it and when the order came “every man for himself”…he went back 50yrs after..according to my son who went with him…he wept as he walked alone along the beach…these people don’t gaf…all they want is to put pressure on one to force one to comply to their wishes under threat of sanction…so as they get paid for it….their sole aim is to have power over one’s soul…and make money from one…

      • On his way back to the beach he gave his coat to a dying soldier. My mother was told he was dead because he left his papers in the coat. She only found out he was still alive when the young man who was saved from drowning by him (he was always proud of his life saver certificate) came up to Glasgow and wanted to hold a party to thank him. My mother said he never really settled down after Dunkirk (always a bit edgy – they called it the “Dunkirk Syndrome”) and what he witnessed in Belsen wouldn’t have helped either I guess. He was actually jailed for a time by his own side. His chum Maurice Abelman was a Jewish lad who was being attacked by 6 other soldiers so he waded in with a frying pan but one of them was the Sergeant so…. He was quite character I’m told.

        • I think I now understand now why my two Labour MP’s haven’t replied to my emails asking for help regarding the Lamh mental health charity who are involved in forced labour for no wages. Here is what Frank Roy MP said in our newspaper at the opening of Lamh new premises:
          “LAMH (Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health) Recycle Ltd have relocated from a Motherwell industrial estate to a fantastic new site on the town’s Range Road…Mr Roy said: “I was delighted to attend the official opening of the new and bigger premises for social enterprise LAMH Recycle Ltd. It is great to see LAMH Recycle Ltd expand and grow and continue to help support those who have suffered from long-term unemployment.”

          http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-franky-roy-msp-john-2547842

          Yes Frank, forced Mandatory Work Activity and Community Work Placement for six months (far more than the sentence a judge can give for community service if I had committed a crime) with no wages is really great for the mental health and self esteem of the unemployed isn’t it?

          Who could ever thought the Labour Party in Lanarkshire could sink so low?

          • What if you turn up to the placement and just don’t do any work or do it very slowly? Surely they can’t complain as there could be valid health reasons for not being able to do the work or only being able to do it at a very slow pace.

            • a4e
              as the whole thing is set up on a false premise, and the person has been turned into their merchandise…under the threat of sanction they will force one to “make every effort” to perform…so it will be self-control. will power, pull yourself together…have you taken your meds, are you sleeping properly, have you seen your GP etc etc all questions about how the subjected person is responsible for getting it right and that their demands on them are normal, reasonable and ok…therefore. all the time abdicating their responsibility for compassion for/to someone else..

            • It doesn’t work like that A4e – trust me!

              • What do they do though? What if someone on CWP has a neurological condition such as cerebral palsy, which means that they cannot do manual work very quickly? Likewise, someone could have arthritis which means it is not possible to do physical work at any sort of speed. A supervisor on CWP can complain all they want about it but that person is not going to be able to go any faster.

            • I let my hayfever problems decide in being at that death trap place CCORN and its toxic paint vapours was bad for me. Cunts at the DWP / JCP / Seetec have forced me into taking daily hayfever medication – the downside of now taking this specialist medication is that my arms become very itchy all day long and I end up scratching them until they become red and sore. I either take the pills and scratch the fuck out of my arms, or let my hayfever problems go out of control again…

              • Forcing someone to take medication against their will is not only amoral it’s fucking ILLEGAL.

              • no way would they get away with that with me, instead of winging on here do something about! report it it’s Illegal that,

                • karma
                  most people have no confidence in the system or even know where to start…one is constantly thwarted in a maze of form filling and exhausting inquires..justice in the uk is now a theoretic concept, as is getting answers…like a table @ the ritz available to those who can afford it and if one can afford it it is given automatically..i know, i’ve decided to win the lottery this week, that’ll solve all problems…

          • So basically, a workhouse. This is that “all in it together” I think.

          • The public really need to know what goes on in these fucking places – it is fucking horrific. Community Payback is picnic compared to these evil fucking schemes. A jobcentre desk jockey wouldn’t last one minute on MWA/CWP.

        • john
          harry never really spoke of it, he didn’t really need to we all knew…what shook him was the hero’s welcome, he didn’t feel a hero, he felt it was false…he noted also when he got back the 1st thing was to get food and they were given a standing ovation in the restaurant, and never paid for a thing..he said also that they had to destroy their vehicles, and block the roads by draining the oil out, jamming the throttle open…he smiled a lot, but he was definitely haunted by his experience, he put on a brave face…he also handed his memoirs onto my son, his grandson and not his own son…sort of skipped a generation and his own son..my son won’t let me see them..pack all your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile…i guess he felt he couldn’t function if he told us what happened..

        • john
          so slow in responding was i that i missed a post of yours…i agree work does not cure MHP’s, being forced to hyde one’s true feelings festers them and working for nothing deepens MHP’s…people function coz as i said “we all knew”…the problem is caused by denying what we all know, understanding true human compassion vanishes and then fragmentation occurs, which worsens MHP’s…commodifying health problems makes them worse…they make me so angry with their stupid justifications why these nasty schemes are in place…

    • Something nobody seems to have picked up on is how sexist these workfare schemes are. Because guys are ALWAYS given hard, back-breaking manual labour. ALWAYS! It is GUARANTEED! The worst a girl will be given is standing about in a charity shop or maybe stacking shelves a la Cait Reilly. You could also argue that a young woman was more capable of the hard-labour this 60-year-old guy was given. But no matter what a guy’s background it is straight into hard manual labour.

  24. It Disgusts Me when I see Drunken Hooligans out about Acting the
    Idiot when what we Need is Mass Demonstrations for Social Justice

    There are too many Mindless Morons around Us in the Townie
    Trance just as in the Palace of Westminster

    We Need the Tories Out because Things will Get Worse if that
    Lot get back in so it is Important that People Vote in 2015 Not
    bury their Heads in the Sand and Grumble

    With Labour in a Start can be Made , Labour was far from Perfect
    when they were in but were Not as Half as Diabolical regarding the
    Welfare State and Public Service as the ConDem Nazis have been
    and it is Tory Influence to Blame for Deviation from Socialism
    which has Lead instead to Neo Liberal and Neo Nazi Slavery

    The Nazis Victimised the Poor and Vulnerable and Nazi Monster
    Tyrant Adolf Hitler got the Support of Big Business to come to
    Power

    We Need a Government which will Restore Public Services
    including the Welfare State stop Degrading Oppression and
    Misery Inflicting and make this Land Less of a Hellhole and
    that Requires The Masses at Large to Stop Acting like Brainwashed
    Sheep going along with this ” Austerity ” ” Deficit ” Pahlava

  25. Indeed the State Pension for the Many Not just the Arrogant Pompous
    Politician’s in the Palace of Westminster Need’s to be Increased and
    the Retirement Age Need’s to be Lowered

    Scrap All the Con Dem Pahlava Now and Forever

  26. Just had an email from malaysia, 111,000 ringgit, worth around £20943, has been stolen from the accounts of people who perished on flight MH370
    ……………….sick Bastards………..

  27. Landless Peasant

    All thanks to Tony “think the unthinkable” Blair.

  28. People! Share this far and wide and shame these totally corrupt bastards at the DWP. This is the state of the UK in 2014 a place that doesn’t give a damn about people’s suffering.

    • Why is ESA hardshit £56.80 a week when jobseekers have to make do on £43.00 a week hardship after receiving fuck all for the first two weeks.

    • Who the fuck do the Jobcentre lacky’s think they are to make that sort of medical decision?

      They are not trained doctor’s or nurses, you need to appeal this decision and speak to your doctor, show him/her that letter.

      • It’s bang out of order. So DWP ‘PCS ARE SCUM’ goons now have the power to decide and have the last word on whether you ‘contributed’ to your illness/disease?

        This country’s a friggin’ toilet.

    • I hate these fucking mealy-mouthed “we cannot pay you” letters that come in the brown shit-stained envelopes; shit-stained probably because the “decision makers” use them to wipe their fat arses on

      • fired4having_social_difficulites

        the decision makes are modern day natzis, like those who either phttp://gravatar.com/c3ac74221133130c8815b3f1159b2413ointed to the left or right, its there decision if a person is commended “sanctioned” or forced to work.

        IDS is a fucking twat and we need to kick this troy scum government out of power.

  29. Socialism or Slavery
    Decent Government or Despicable Government
    Decent Policies or Despicable Policies
    That is the Issue Facing this Country Not the Pahlava on the Oblivion Box
    of TV or Football Matches

  30. Nazism was Defeated in the Past and it Need’s to be Defeated in
    the Present

    Let the Red Flag Fly and the Chains of Slavery be Broken together
    with the Selfishness of the Rich and the Obliviousness of the None so
    Blind as Those who will Not See

  31. Reblogged this on Mentally Wealthy and commented:
    lost for words….

  32. DWP’s recognise a class as “vulnerable” who can get some support such as a reduced benefit if sanctioned but how do they define vulnerable? Surely anyone, mentally, physically disabled or not, who is left penniless is “vulnerable” to a different degree yes but lack of nutrition will not discriminate as far as I know. Jobs are everywhere if you believe this government but funnily they reject my applications.

  33. End Unpaid Work

    One of the girls who started on my CWP forced labour placement had a sick line from her doc but the fucking jobcentre still made her do it. What the fuck is that all about. And it is brutal, back-breaking work. Time this fucking bullshit country sank into the fucking sea!

  34. Fuck CWP. I won’t work in return for JSA on that contrived rubbish. Seetec tried and failed to force me to do slave work involving recycled paint – I have to thank my hayfever attack that happened to me on placement for getting me excused from breathing in bad paint vapour all day long.

    Seetec still don’t know what to do with me now until a new (third) placement can be found for me after I fucked up the first two lame attempts. My days are currently spent doing job search and back-to-work modules, but there is only so much job search on their heavily restricted computers I can possibly do each day.

    Today, though, I managed to get onto a free gaming website (rare on CWP provider heavily controlled and monitored slave computers given to us as resources) and was playing ‘Bejeweled’ for an hour. Fuck job searching all day, I’ll be playing that online game again as long as the manager of the place doesn’t see me.

    • Check the computers for keylogging software and see if they have active USB ports, if so it’s easy to load up a flash drive with malware as a going away present on your last day or failing that a pack of frozen fish fingers left in an air vent or behind a radiator.

      • fired4having_social_difficulites

        you do realise that those computers have been setup to log all you do online, usernames/passwords etc.. any attempt to infect them will land you in trouble with the law. its also worthless in trying to infect them as the “infection” will be reset on the next boot.

  35. Watch out for Seetec. The Wisbech office where I have to vegetate in every weekday is trying to get every single JSA person attending this place into self-employment – not REAL work that guarantees regular wages at a respectable living rate. 33% of people that have attended this poky CWP office were forced by the staff into going down the self-employment route. They tried it on with me, asking if I would myself go into this line of work, but I declined as I would be no better off than I am currently.

    • You mean you have to go in there every day to sit and job search? 5 days a week? WTF! This is all just about punishing people for being unemployed, nothing to do with finding jobs.

      When you signed on the advisor would look up the available jobs and you’d apply for anything suitable. So you spend every week day looking for jobs that aren’t there? How long are you in there for every day?

      This country is friggin’ mad!

      • Surely the requirement to spend all day long doing jobsearch on crappy computers at the likes of Seetec and A4e would be likely to exacerbate or even cause mental health problems?

        • Jobcentre are SCUM!!

          If you think being on a computer doing jobsearch all day is bad you haven’t tried MWA/CWP yet – that shit will have you flat on your back in fucking agony!

          • @Jobcentre are SCUM!! Can you give us more details of what you’ve been expected to do on MWA/CWP? The more information we have about how shitty the placements are, the more ammo we have to use to raise awareness of IDS’s crappy schemes. What sort of work have you been doing/how have you been spoken to by the supervisor/what breaks have you had/have you been given suitable clothing to wear (if relevant)/have you even been paid travel expenses?

        • Jobcentre are SCUM!!

          MWA/CWP is fucking BRUTAL! Fucking brutal! Community Payback is a walk in the park compared to that shit!

        • Yes i’d say without a doubt being forced, under threat of sanction, to go there every day and sit searching through the worst dross jobs available would drive you into a serious depression.

          I missed a bit in my last post there it should have read: “It used to be in years gone by when you signed on at the JCP the advisor…. ”

          That was it it was all over in a few minutes. How can you sit there for hours searching for jobs when there are no decent jobs available through a Jobcentre?

          Everyone knows that the Jobcentre gets the worst shit jobs that no one wants. The only way usually to get something half decent is for someone to speak for you. That’s how most people get jobs. JCP is not designed to do that. Their only role nowadays it seems is to punish people for the crime of being unemployed and to make them sit at a PC 5 days a week doing nonsensical idiotic job searches.

          • MWA/CWP is Beyond Shit

            If you think the jobcentre has shitty jobs you haven’t tried MWA/CWP yet. MWA/CWP has been DELIBERATELY DESIGNED to be shittier than shittier!!

          • [QUOTE]Their only role nowadays it seems is to punish people for the crime of being unemployed and to make them sit at a PC 5 days a week doing nonsensical idiotic job searches.[/QUOTE]

            My Job seekers agreement includes weekends!! 7 days per week, this latest agreement was made end of June 2014

  36. Nearly every day we here in the Fens have one or more RAF jets dog-fighting in the skies overhead as they skit between the bombing range on The Wash and their home bases – RAF Marham, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath.

    Each time we get the noisy fuckers flying around in circles chasing each other I hope that one day they will do the right and decent thing and drop a few bombs directly onto my jobcentre office and wipe the desk Nazis out.

  37. “HOW MANY HAVE YOU SENT TO THE CEMETERY TODAY, SMITH, YOU EVIL NARCISSISTIC, PSYCHOPATHIC PIECE OF SHIT?”

    STEP UP SECURITY, YOUR’E GONNA NEED IT…………………………………………….

  38. “The English government are so shit scared of Scotland voting for independence that they will try to get a judicial review or court injunction of the system of voting, in order to scupper the vote at the eleventh hour”……………….

    They are pulling their hair out trying to think of a legal challenge to circumvent proceedings…………………

  39. Jobcentre Insider

    The reason the podiums and jobpoints are being removed from jobcentres as well as seating being removed is to make way for banks of computers. This is for the new 35 hour a week jobsearch.

  40. Let’s face it it wouldn’t matter if we did 168 hours jobsearch a week it won’t get long term unemployed or those with criminal records a job. Employers don’t want those sorts of people no matter how much they may want to get into a job. The problem doesn’t lie with the unemployed it is with employers attitudes towards anyone who is imperfect. Why doesn’t the DWP and the idiot IDS wake up to the truth?

    • JD:

      DWP sanctioned sanctions via Iain Duncan Smiths orders, the DWP and Jobcentre Managers aren’t idiots, they know full well what they are doing.

      The Jobcentre have been ordered to switch from a culture of helping people to find a decent job to a culture of getting people off the claimant count – and they really don’t care how they do it.

      If you get a job then all well and good, but the main aim of the Jobcentres now is to sanction claimants. (and they don’t care how or what for)

      And don’t forget if you have completed the Work Programme within the last two years and get a job, the Private Provider you were with ‘STILL’ gets a big payout from the DWP.

      Don’t forget that.

  41. I Agree Entirely it is the Slave Driving Tinpot Tyrant Bosses who want
    Compliant Robots Not Human Beings the Selfish Shameless Boneheads

    As for the Secretary of State we Need someone Better in the Post

    JD | August 15, 2014 at 10:07 am | Reply Let’s face it it wouldn’t matter if we did 168 hours jobsearch a week it won’t get long term unemployed or those with criminal records a job. Employers don’t want those sorts of people no matter how much they may want to get into a job. The problem doesn’t lie with the unemployed it is with employers attitudes towards anyone who is imperfect. Why doesn’t the DWP and the idiot IDS wake up to the truth?

  42. Too Many are Part of the Problem and in a Delusional Trance Namely
    the Stupid Idiots that could Vote Tory or Liberal Democrats
    the Oppression Collaborators and the Ignorant I Am All Jack Cretins

    A Lot of People have Done Sweet All to Help the Plight of the Poor
    and Vulnerable

    In other Countries People would have Backbone and Get Out and
    Protest

  43. These Stuck Up Tyrant Ignoramuses too many ” Employers ” are
    Really Enslavers and InHuman Monsters of the Same Vileness
    as the Nazi Slave Drivers and Slave Owners beforehand

    Down with Slavery and Oppression even in Britain

  44. my little input, do something about it! instead of ranting on here!, if you are sent to these places, tred in dogshit, block the toilets full of toilet paper. shit your self if needs be, be dead clumsy ooops..never ment to knock that over, splil water over the key bored ect..they will soon send you packing back to the jumped up nazi bastards in the jobcenter,, ranting on here in big bold letters aint gunna do shit!

  45. Ah, but not if details of the job you get is not provided. A friend is still now [4 years later] getting pleading phone calls from WP Wankers pleading for info. She found it off her own back, they deserve nothing – and get nothing.

    • 4 years on! Man, they’re persistent. Surely there should be a time limit on the length of time they can try and phone after someone has left the Work Programme? I would have thought the DWP would also have imposed a time frame in which ‘providers’ can claim job outcome and sustainment payments- after all, they’re ‘only’ allowed to claim payments for a maximum of 2 years.

  46. @gazza i would be deeming it as Harassment, go to the police, that’s what we pay them for to enforce the law and Harassment is against the law!

    • She cannot be bothered mate! They ring up pleading, she takes the call and puts it down till they ring off. Complained in writing and they don’t ceace calling. I would do as you say and go to information commissionar that they are still using info I wished deleted. She cannot be bothered beyond what she has done – she’s got enuff going on in her private life.

  47. I’ve got to attend a one hour course next week at the jobcentre for the over 50’s. It’s supposed to be about confidence building and taking the next steps to find employment. After signing up to the claimant commitment two weeks ago I thought the deal was that the so called Coach and claimant decided together what to do but as usual it’s all about what the Coach wants the claimant to do. I’ve done plenty of these confidence building courses in the past so at least it is something that I can say that I took part in.
    I used to be one of those people who actively took part in those courses to encourage others to take part but now I just sit back and listen unless I’m asked a question. I have stopped putting my hand up and answering even the most simplest of questions unless the person taking the course looks directly at me.

    • rob
      confidence and self esteem is drained by others imposing their demands on one..therefore they remove one’s voice/ability to make sound choices for themselves…telling people how to think. what they ought to think or feel removes confidence in one’s abilities, and independence of mind..

      • This is of course common sense but love of money blinds some people. It can reach the absurd point that a mental health charity like Lamh in Motherwell thinks forced unpaid labour is good for a person. It may be good for the pocket of the “charity” execs but it certainly isn’t good for the self-confidence of the unemployed person they are treating as little better than a slave. That they know in their hearts this is wrong as is witnessed by their silence. The last company who appeared on these pages listened/read and concluded they had made a mistake and everyone here cheered them because we all know it’s easy to walk into a mistake without thinking too hard. The same offer was made last week to Lamh and I would have been the first to forgive them but I can only guess the lure of the money is just too great. I intend now to publicise with leaflet drops etc so that people know what kind of sordid business they are involved in.

        • john
          yes splet out common sense, a reminder really…coz, terror does one thing ,evacuates common sense and clear thinking…good luck with your leafleting…given free will choice people would not attend as they would see these schemes for what they are, deceptions..

          • OBD, How are we going to convince the masses, that unpaid work, is bad for our mental health? Throughout history, the notion of working, paid or unpaid, is deemed fundamental to good mental health? How do we bridge this gap?

            • bernadette
              good mental health requires vitals of life to be provided on demand, the natural way is to get out there hunt and gather them, thus doing work…therefore work then brings rewards and is good for one, the activity is healthy…tribal peoples don’t go to the gym, but are fit and healthy, because of their natural day today activities in getting their vitals…
              people already know that unpaid work is bad for one, ask them to give up their wage, and work for nowt, will soon bring shrill protests…what one has to do, is to encourage people to say NO! i am not doing what is bad for me, pay me a wage or get lost!
              and through the concept of unpaid work itself..wages are paid or earn’t to provide work energy..in the very same way hunter gatherers gained work energy..which means storing energy for the next day(s) and having energy for work rest and play to maintain VITALITY…earn less through work than that which can provide VITALITY and human being is done for, downtrodden…gradually emotionally and physically drained…
              work is only good for one if one is rewarded with vitals of life and vitality to enjoy life…all human beings are entitled to free access to vitals of life, this is natural covenant…

        • Yet Another Fine Mess

          They seem to be a bit short of google reviews if anyone wants a go.

          https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=LAMH+Recycle+Ltd

        • I do the admin for a CWP/MWA provider i.e. it is me (not the adviser) who has to sign the DMA Referral form to be sent to the DWP decision maker for jobseekers to be sanctioned. I will let you into a secret – if the paper work is not all in order i.e we have proof that the jobseeker has started the provision, completed health and safety etc. the dwp will not pay us – the DWP will use any excuse to get out of paying. If jobseekers want to scupper these schemes I would advise not to sign anything at all :)

    • Rob, your post suggests a thoughtful, reflective and insightful attitude to yours and everyone else’s predicament with on-going DWP bullshit.
      From where I am standing, you have the confidence to break free. I wish you the very best.

    • So tell us about yourself, Rob. Tell us one unique thing about yourself, Rob.

  48. “An interesting fact”,

    ATOS HAVE TAKEN MORE LIVES THAN EBOLA…………….

    • …………..BUT, WORLD WIDE, GOVERNMENTS ARE TRYING TO STOP EBOLA DEATHS, WHILST THE UK GOVERNMENT INVEST IN ATOS DEATHS……………

      • BUT WHO WILL PICK UP THE GAUNTLET AND CARRY ON UNUM/ATOS THEATRE OF DEATH?

        WHO WILL HAVE THE BOTTLE TO USE THE SAME COMPUTER GENERATED SOFTWARE TO MURDER THE REMAINING DISABLED NOT KILLED BY SANCTIONS?

        “THE EXISTING GRIM REAPER DRESSED UP AS LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD”………………………………..

    • I propose that Mr Geoff Reynolds becomes an MP; Here, here

  49. ranting on here aint gunna solve shit

    • ……………….thats your opinion!

      • “dla awarded for housing costs?”

        From: debbie

        14 August 2014

        Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

        Ian Duncan Smith. states in the Telegraph.
        ‘DLA, which of itself is a payment to support housing costs’

        Please clarify that this is the DWP policy?

        DLA is awarded for care and mobility costs.
        NOT for housing costs??

        Nowhere on a DLA award, does it state that a percentage of DLA is
        for housing costs??

        Yours faithfully,

        Debbie Price

        Link to this

        https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/dla_information#comment-52957

  50. John McArthur
    Had a look at lamh’s website and found it as welcoming as Auschwitz. A sterlile environment geared up for workfare. Here is some info. on the company but you will have to write to them to get details of the trustees, if you haven’t got this information already.

    https://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/charity-extract/?charitynumber=sc038742

    One object:

    “To advance education through the promotion of training in skills of all kinds, particularly such skills as will assist individuals in finding paid employment;”

    Workfare filth, but no mention of the truth on the lamh website.

    • Wtf?! It says that one of their main aims is to RELIEVE poverty amongst people with mental health problems! How the heck do they think making people with mental health problems work unpaid for 6 months is going to lift them out of poverty?!!

  51. Pingback: Number of Sick And Disabled Claimants Facing Sanctions Triples In Just Six Months | Www.Colton.Me.Uk - Weblog

  52. So the so called experts cant understand why employment is up but productivity is down.
    My hunch is that the productivity figure is telling us that there CANT be that many employed. The unemployment/employment figures are a lie. The government are hiding the truth.

    No surprise there then.

    • Yet Another Fine Mess

      Luckily I’m not an expert so it’s obvious to me. :)

      All the non-jobs. (produce nothing)

      One full time job getting divided into 6 ZHCs. (5 more people employed!)

      The expanding recruitment and welfare to workfare “industries”. (they all produce nothing)

      Nothing more needs to be produced in some industries. (already limited by the amount they can sell)

      Fake self-employment, the gov. want everyone self-employed doing each others cleaning, and tying each others shoelaces, and then wonder why with everyone now employed production hasn’t gone up.

      “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
      R. Buckminster Fuller

  53. What a mess, what happens to a society when the confidence and morale of the citizenry collapses.

  54. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

    • “THE INCLUSION OF TONY ABBOTT’S (AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER) COMMENTS ON SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE ARE THE ULTIMATE INSULT”

      Tony Abbott told the Times, while visiting London, those who would like to see the UK break up were “not the friends of justice… [or] freedom”, .

      He said the nations who would “cheer” the prospect were “not the countries whose company one would like to keep”

      ……….Absolutely typical propaganda from a liberal who lives virtually at the other side of our planet.

      Abbot is yet another arsehole who has been unleashing the same old welfare shit on the disabled, poor and unemployed in kangaroo and koala land, indeed his critics speak openly; especially about the budget in Australia…………………………..

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

      “The budget attacks the old and the sick, at least those who are not so wealthy as to be able to fund every anticipated expense in retirement and ill-health. The budget attacks the disabled, it attacks women, it attacks the indigenous.

      The only things this budget does not attack is billionaires, mining companies and banks, as far as I can tell”.

      Tony and his crew would like to take us down the path towards the disaster that exists in the USA, where the poor are blamed for their poverty and a dignified minimum is viewed with fear and loathing as some form of socialism.

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

      WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO AND UNDERSTAND WHAT A FIRST CLASS, ARSE LICKING TWAT, ABBOTT REALLY IS…………………….

      Leave a Reply

  55. For those of you out there that think these blogs are just a release valve to let off personal frustrations, think again………………..

    The ministry of disinformation, the BBC, don’t know which way to turn……..

    ……………….do we carry on publishing what we have been instructed to release, or should we start releasing a bit of the truth for we are being identified, by the population, as liars?

    Today saw them attempt to identify with the disabled once again, running a story on poor disabled access within the community.
    Our government are at their wits end trying to cover up the true mortality figures and attacks on welfare budgets.
    They in turn instruct the relevant sources at the BBC to try to show some compassion for those they have secretly buried…………….

    Meanwhile the other government propaganda machine, THE OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS, churns out more effluent than the combined sewage of the largest continent.
    Everything they say has been dissected and rearranged to put a glossy spin on an out of control economy. Everything is looking rosy and going to plan………….
    “Try telling that to the family of three kids who were standing next to me in a pound shop trying to work out what they could buy most of, with a tenner ”

    THE PATHWAYS OF LONDON MAY BE PAVED WITH GOLD, BUT THE REST OF THE NATION IS PAVED WITH THE EXCREMENT OF THE OUT OF TOUCH, TOFFS POLICIES………………..

  56. “NOT CONTENT WITH FIDDLING UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES, SMITH IS NOW MANIPULATING UNIVERSAL CREDIT TAKE UP”

    Floundering DWP moves universal credit goalposts

    24dash.com: – Wednesday 13th August 2014 – 3:49pm

    The Department of Work and Pensions has moved the goalposts to make it appear that more people have signed up to its new universal credit (UC) system.

    Previously, a UC ‘starter’ was defined as someone who had completed the UC claim process, attended a UC interview with a personal adviser, and received a UC payment.

    However, the DWP has now removed the condition that an individual must have receieved a payment to be classified as a ‘starter’ and has added the condition that they must have signed a claimant commitment, instantly bumping up the number of people who appear to be integrated in the UC system.

    The DWP says that the move more closely reflects the number of individuals who have actually started UC.

    In its latest UC statistical release, the department writes: “The impact of these changes and moving to a new more robust data source is that more actual starts have now been captured although the effect on previously published caseload figures has been minimal.”

    The changes have only made a very slight difference to the figures, but could lead to a dramatic increase in the number of people who appear to be on UC in the coming months.

    The DWP’s latest figures, adjusted to fit the new criteria, show that only 8,500 people started on UC between April 2013 and May 2014, representing a slight increase on the 6,570 people listed under the old conditions.

    The latest data reveals that Oldham is currently the local authority area with the greatest UC caseload with 1,890.

    24dash.com: –

    http://www.24dash.com/news/universal_credit/2014-08-13-floundering-dwp-move-universal-credit-goalposts

    • Lets see how long before someone asks the Obvious Question: “Fine you say xxxx number of people are now on UC. Just what is the number of people are actually registered on UC and using UJM on a rgular basis. Oh, and how many are not single people. Seeing as you have this wonderful computer system that is so perfect”

      My guess. Nobody. Not the Papers. Not Tory-Lite-Labour. Not the BBC.

    • Yet Another Fine Mess

      It must be fun claiming UC.
      With JSA they do all they can to stop you claiming it, with UC they can’t get you on it fast enough.

  57. Yet Another Fine Mess

    Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council – EVOC

    As a result of the Board discussion and the analysis of the survey EVOC will not participate in Mandatory Community Work Placements and will not advertise these placements on our website. We will also sign up to the campaign to keep volunteering voluntary.

    http://www.evoc.org.uk/blog/keep-volunteering-voluntary-directors-blog

    • “WHAT A TOTAL CROCK OF SHIT FROM THE DEPARTMENT THAT JUST LOVES TO KILL PEOPLE”

      But a DWP spokesman insisted that sanctions were “nothing to do with controlling benefit spending” and were “only used as a last resort if people fail to take up the support which is on offer”.

      He said that sanctions were only used when someone in the work-related activity group (WRAG) of ESA “fails to take part in work-related activity or they don’t go to a meeting with their adviser, which are a condition of receiving their benefit”.

      ………………………………..Not happy to steal the benefits of the most vulnerable,Hitlers children want to kick the disabled into life threatening situations which could lead to further deaths amongst the disabled.

      The first paragraph is a complete oxymoron, it defies belief…………

      Mcvey, the daughter of satan, told parliament that 600,000 disabled would lose out on the welfare reforms, meaning that the whole concept of policy was to trim budget spending………

      All this shit about giving money to those who need it most is just a load of crap, they aren’t receiving any more, in fact they are receiving less!

      The UKis fast becoming the most corrupt nation in the world, the judiciary now the right arm of the politicians who seek only to bolster their ill gotten salaries.

      Where else in the world could armed police storm an underground train carriage and murder an innocent Brazilian electrician with no prosecutions?

      Where in the world are mortality statistics showing those who have died from welfare cuts, held from public scrutiny?

      Our government are nothing of the sort, they do not govern, preferring to rule by fear……..

      Since when has it been cricket, to withhold the very sustenance of life????

      Sanctions used as a last resort, bollocks!!!

      Imposing measures that take away ones basics is not the policy of a sane government, it is the act of a dictatorship……………..

      “do as i tell you or else”

      Talk about breaches of Human Rights, the commission could write a book on the breaches of the DWP……………………

      Human Rights gave everybody the right to a life, have the PCS renegotiated the rules to allow killing on our shores?

      Duncan Smiths office of state assisted suicide is now doctoring the universal credit fiasco to make it look as though everything is hunky dory……..
      How many people who have died would be still here if their benefits had not been stolen to fulfill the dreams of this narcissistic megalomaniac?

      “Smiths escapade is akin to refitting the titanic before it sank!”

      The bloke is an out of control, complete nutter, and everybody, including his own staff, realise this.

      THE SUCCESSION OF FAILED BOSSES ON THE PROJECT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT TELL US ALL THAT THE SYSTEM IS DEAD IN THE WATER, I WISH SOMEONE ELSE WAS DEAD IN THE WATER……………………………
      Reply

  58. I agree with the earlier comments, The government are moving the goalposts. When I had to sign up to the claimant commitment a few weeks ago that replaces my jobseekers agreement, I guess I am now on UC. As they are rolling it out via 100 jobcentres a month and signing up all those work programme returners the total on UC might be quite big by the end of the year.
    As people say on here, the pcs union could put an end to the bullying regime of this government. They could not be sacked if they stood together and they have all the insider information that they could feed the press and humiliate this government. People who are working at the jobcentres speaking out against the system and informing the world what is happening would be a voice the general public would not ignore.

    • The PCS Union Are SCUM!!

      The PCS Union Are SCUM!!

      • well said rob but the sorry thing is they compete for those easter eggs and say they only robustly filling out reports on those they sanction yep pitty they dont realise that they getting smaller has a union has more are laid off by rtu ids making way for the private sector gormless troops who dont think otherwise yet fight back we do untill it all comes out that they lied lied and lied just to show that fiddled figures jeff3

  59. Surrey Stockbroker

    Those workfare-pioneers Tesco (TSCO) shares have almost halved in the past 12 months :) Looks like this share is going sub-£2 :) £1.50 and below could even be on the cards.

    • Good news if Tesco are going down the pan. What I really want to know is when are A4e going to go bust?! A few months ago their annual accounts showed that their worth had gone into the red by nearly £13 million. Their most recent credit score on the Duedil site shows that they are high risk with a score of just 1. In the past few weeks they have sold off A4e India and pulled out of the contract to provide education in London prisons. Surely A4e is a company on the edge? Perhaps their staff will be signing on soon?

    • Tesco Are Doomed

      What with the dividend cut and that massive plunge in the share price on Friday it would appear that the Great Ship Tesco is doomed.

  60. Yet Another Fine Mess

    Even the US is getting confused with how they’ve got GDP at 4%, and yet their economy is still in free fall.

    http://nypost.com/2014/08/16/all-is-not-well-with-the-economy

  61. Thought this comment from a dwp decision maker was very good;

    “IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT A CLAIMANT MAY BE PASSED UNFIT FOR WORK UNDER A PHYSICAL CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT, BUT FOUND CAPABLE OF WORK UNDER A WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT”

    …………….what a wanker!

  62. We are getting freedom you tory cunts. Just watch us vote yes, sparking the biggest party ever. Come ahead and try and steal our oil afterwards you fucking CUNTS. I cannae wait to go into job centre after we get yes and sanctions are stopped to do a big jobby in the job centre. Get it right up ye ya bastards.

    Freeedom

  63. Hi, Sorry this isn’t on thread but I wanted to ask a question, a4e are demanding (again) that I give them my log in details for my UJM account so they can check up on me to see if I have been doing my job search. I have told them I don’t know the log in details off by heart but they are asking for them next time, can they do this? My adviser even hinted that sanctions can be applied if I do not agree (and something about sanctioning £10 at a time?). They are also telling me to do a 35 hr. a week search which seems a little bit of a stretch as there is not that many jobs each week to apply for, I told her this and she told me to walk round my town handing my CV out (which I have already done). They seem to be trying to set me up for a fall/sanction. Can anyone help? Thanks.

    • w smith
      http://consentarchive.wordpress.com/universaljobmatch/ as this site states newer content is available @refuted…also see ecap web site..iua on this webs sites side bar…obviously your gut instinct says no!
      if they had a right to that info surely that would have already been established?

    • @ W. Smith. A4e like using the “Mark of the Beast” in their phone numbers:

      0800 345 666
      0151 666 9940.
      01452 313 666
      0151 666 9942

      somebody commented:
      “For whatever reason, they seem to revel in being evil. They stalk people, abuse them, harrass them, discriminate. Even their phone number ends in ‘666’. Seriously.” (Google this text for link)

      From Wikipedia Talk Page (Google A4e) which highlights mental health and religious fears associated with these choice of numbers:

      “The contact line number for A4e (http://www.mya4e.com/2012/02/23/ersa-responds-to-criticisms-levelled-at-a4e/) hasbeen changed to 0800 345666 – does anyone know why? When dealing with distressed people, its customary never to use ‘666’ because of its connotations to religious types as ‘the number of the beast’); it appears it can trigger disturbed behaviour in christians who believe it is the mark of the Antichrist, and heralds the end of the world. I would have thougth DWP outsourcers given the responsibility of helping people with mental health problems (who have difficulties finding work with an honest CV) would have been sensitive to this – it appears to have been changed since the fraud allegations were made public – does anyone have a link to an archived page? Its rather an odd thing to do on a company website.
      Will have a look. Many christian jobseekers have been distressed at having to phone A4e because of this, as it is forbidden to use the ‘number of the beast’ at all. It is also an encryption of the holy prophets name (see Wiki entry at , and should therefore NEVER be used; likewise to some Futurist Christians, is a representation of the Papacy, and signals ‘End Times’. ): I’m sure the number has previously been banned from use by the UK government for this reason, but cannot remember when or by who. Why Emma Harrison used this insult to some religious groups is a mystery. I thought Cameron’s government ‘did God’? 212.139.106.3 (talk) 01:30, 25 February 2012 (UTC)praisebe01:30, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AA4e

      As it happens my local JCP had a personal number plate (so I assume) where the staff park their cars with “666” on the plate which I noticed when I started to take issue with WP agents etc. I took a photo! Strangely enough I was getting phone calls from a company that my intuition told me there wasn’t something right and then I noticed the number – yes “666”.

    • Landless Peasant

      @ W.Smith

      I don’t think they are allowed to do that. It is your account and your details are personal. The DWP themselves don’t even have the right to access it without your permission (make sure you DON’T give them permission! check/uncheck the relevant box in your account details). If they sanction you then immediately Appeal against it.

    • I am sure that A4e head office would not allow them to insist on this- the official line (as evidenced in A4e job adverts) is that A4e staff are supposed to take safeguarding very seriously, so trying to make a ‘customer’ hand over account log in details is an obvious breach of that. I am sure they could get into trouble with head office if a complaint was put in about them. It might be worth complaining to the manager of your local A4e office first, letting them know that, unfortunately (cough, cough) if your ‘adviser’ still tries to make you hand over your personal UJM log in details, you will have no choice other than to complain to head office. I think you also would ultimately have recourse to the DWP head office in London, who would then probably bollock A4e. What that A4e ‘adviser’ is trying to get you to do is a serious violation of the right to keep your personal information private.

      • A$E are taking the piss! The one thing all these “adviser” cunts have in common is that they are shit-scared of losing their jobs. Just imagine you are a customer in a supermarket, guest in an hotel, passenger on an airline and you make a complaint about the appalling service. What do you think would happen to the assistant/porter/stewardess? They would receive a right royal bollocking and probably be out on their arse! We have all been there!

      • Here’s the A4e safeguarding statement, which appears underneath all their job advertisements for staff:

        “A4e is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its staff and customers. We expect all our staff to be aware of their responsibilities to protect staff and customers from abuse or harm.”

        Trying to intimidate ‘customers’ into handing over their personal log in details for a website is clearly not protecting them from abuse or harm.

  64. SOMETHING SINISTER IS HAPPENING AT THE BLACK TRIANGLE ANTI DISABILITY DEFAMATION WEBSITE………………………

    EVER SINCE A REPORT WAS PUBLISHED ABOUT THE UK GOVERNMENT BEING UNDER SCRUTINY FOR FLAGRANT BREACHES OF DISABLED HUMAN RIGHTS, THE SITE HAS BECOME INACCESSIBLE…….

    “THE GOVERNMENT ARE DELIBERATELY BLOCKING ACCESS, FEARING A BACKLASH OVER WELFARE BENEFIT POLICIES AGAINST THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY”

    We asked BT about this and having looked into it, they have told us they can’t find any evidence of a block or issue. Here’s their statement:

    “BT has never placed any block on this site.

    In fact, when the issue was raised we found it difficult to find any BT customer that could not access it.

    After significant discussion with the Black Triangle Campaign’s representative and extensive technical analysis we have as yet been unable to find any technical issue on the BT network preventing access to this site.

    We have asked Black Triangle for permission to speak its site hosts in Iceland to establish the cause of this issue.”

    YOU ARE WITNESSING THE FIRST OF MANY MOVES TO RESTRICT THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE……………….

    • Geoff you might have seen this already but for those who haven’t from 1h 5m on there is mention of the uk.

      • Should have been

        • sorry both video links are wrong.the intended video doesnt show.

          • “GRAVE AND SYSTEMIC VIOLATIONS OF DISABILITY HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE UK”
            …………that’s exactly what was said Ken, the government are worried sick, a hell of a lot more than the sick they worried, it would seem!
            Let the litigation begin, let the horrors of what man can do to man, be unearthed for all to see…………..
            Watch the bastards writhe as the true extent of their killing spree emerges from the hidden mortality statistics.

            Ultimately, somebody will have to carry the can, what’s the maximum sentence for corporate manslaughter?
            ……………..oh i forgot, the judiciary are in on the crime, aiding and abetting the perpetrators…………

            • I agree with you,they are entirely at fault.this sort of thing i’ve seen before working for an american company many years ago when trying to get rid of people.antagonistic and provocative with hostile behavior with a specifically targeted aim.

              its not a good combination especially when someones ill or disabled.but try to remain focused or seek help,its not your fault.The quest for justice is often a long and painful one. these bullies need to be dealt with its their system that’s failed and entirely of their making and now being covered up with lies’,deceit and propaganda.thankfully sites like this and expose that to the masses and that can be only be a good thing.

  65. People who Fail to See what a State of Evil Britain is are Part of the
    Problem because they are Bloody Well Out of Touch
    ” Pretend it’s Not Happening , That’s what we’re Doing ” .

    Their is so Much Anti Social Behaviour in this Country from Alcoholic
    Hooliganism to Loud Music Louts Residential Hooligans People dropping
    Litter as they Feel like all from that Boneheaded ” Do what I want to Do
    ” Attitude that it is Clear why Decent People are Suffering as they Are

    Yes we Do Need Better in Office Now and Forever but we also Need
    the Open Sewer of the Townie Trance to be Cleaned Up Now and
    Forever

    This Country Leaves a Lot to be Desired and ” British is Best ” only
    Applies to in Terms of Misery and Suffering

    Let the Scales of Blndness Fall from Many Eyes

  66. What also gets to me in this State of Evil is how Boneheads blame
    Everything on Immigrants but are Oblivious to how Politicians have
    Wrecked this Country in so many Ways

    These ” Patriots ” also are often Short of Compassion For the
    Poor and Vulnerable the Nazi Bastards

  67. geoff
    “Conservatives promise to scrap Human Rights Act after next election”
    the must be having a dress rehearsal, coz i thought they had done so already!

    http://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/sep/30/conservitives-scrap-human-rights-act

    • Yes they all want rid of these foreign nationals who come to our shores, but Theresa May, Danny Alexander and David Cameron, all employ foreign cleaners………………………………………..

      on peanuts i would imagine…………………….
      and the other politician was unaware that his foreign cleaners visa had expired….

      and Blunkett was fiddling a passport for a foreigner he fancied, but got caught out …………………

  68. I Agree Geoff Reynolds I have Found it Difficult to Access

    Con Dem Boneheads Preventing the Disabled from Having a Voice

    It is a Scandal and People should be Outraged about it

    GEOFF REYNOLDS | August 19, 2014 at 11:56 am | Reply SOMETHING SINISTER IS HAPPENING AT THE BLACK TRIANGLE ANTI DISABILITY DEFAMATION WEBSITE………………………

    EVER SINCE A REPORT WAS PUBLISHED ABOUT THE UK GOVERNMENT BEING UNDER SCRUTINY FOR FLAGRANT BREACHES OF DISABLED HUMAN RIGHTS, THE SITE HAS BECOME INACCESSIBLE…….

    “THE GOVERNMENT ARE DELIBERATELY BLOCKING ACCESS, FEARING A BACKLASH OVER WELFARE BENEFIT POLICIES AGAINST THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY”

    We asked BT about this and having looked into it, they have told us they can’t find any evidence of a block or issue. Here’s their statement:

    “BT has never placed any block on this site.

    In fact, when the issue was raised we found it difficult to find any BT customer that could not access it.

    After significant discussion with the Black Triangle Campaign’s representative and extensive technical analysis we have as yet been unable to find any technical issue on the BT network preventing access to this site.

    We have asked Black Triangle for permission to speak its site hosts in Iceland to establish the cause of this issue.”

    YOU ARE WITNESSING THE FIRST OF MANY MOVES TO RESTRICT THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE……………….

  69. Thanks overburdeneddonkey!

  70. Just an update on Lamh Recycle. I began this morning standing outside their premises with a placard telling people what was happening with CWP and MWA forcing people into unpaid work and that this wasn’t charity and neither was it good for the person’s mental health (they are a mental health charity).

    Staff came out to photograph me. The “foreman” type person said that he left the army in 1999 and couldn’t get any kind of benefits when leaving the army (he said this was so with all soldiers) and that everyone should do what he had done and get a job. I tried to explain to him the number of unemployed people chasing each job in our area based on the last figures I knew but he wasn’t for listening. The impression he seemed to have is that a person is unemployed through their own choice and these schemes were needed.

    The police then arrived and after a while came out of Lamh premises to speak to me. There was no problem since I wasn’t causing an obstruction, it wasn’t private property, and I was chatting away quite happily to anyone who wanted to know more. I can’t say too much because there is a culture of fear with people on these schemes and I don’t want to cause distress to anyone.

    I told staff/workers that anyone could make a mistake but their boss hadn’t replied to a single communication I had sent so all I could do was this. They were also made aware of how all the leading charities are giving these schemes a body swerve and this “charity” was in a tiny minority. I hope they get back to the work of charity and away from this sordid kind of business.

    I raised a complaint with Job Centre Plus last week over what seemed to me to be an act of spite when I was sentenced to 6 months CWP simply because I corrected the clerk on the rules governing UJM. I didn’t receive a reply, at least not so far, but this morning a letter arrived purporting to come from the Manager but with no name and unsigned. It accused me of “aggressive and threatening behaviour” but gives no details or examples. I wouldn’t trust the clerks I spoke to that day as they were clearly telling verifiable untruths about the CWP scheme so if it goes to any further there will be a severe credibility issue to confront. My complaints stack up, theirs don’t. It just seems to be another example of bullying, i.e in effect “complain about us and we will attack you”…”show us we are wrong with the advice we gave you on UJM and we will send you on 6 month CWP instead of daily signings etc”)

    • john
      got to hand it to you :-) as you say they are the one’s who are threatening and aggressive..
      so you decided not to leaflet them?

      • I was hoping to have access to cheap printer/copies but it fell through for the moment. As it happens, right where Lamh is located a traffic light system was intsalled a few years ago so first thing in the morning there were plenty of cars/vans parked at the lights who were reading the placards. If LAmh go back to their old ways and drop this kind of forced labour (sanctions or no wages) then I will take another placard back telling those same drivers “Well Done Lamh…..”

    • Fuck the knobcentre

      That’s the way the knobcentre work though… get one over on them over ujm and its straight of to MWA or CWP.

  71. bump!!!
    Have you seen who he is getting to do it. F***ing IDS

    “During the speech, Mr Cameron also announced that Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith would be in charge of a new, cross-Whitehall ‘family test’ impact assessment of all domestic policies.”

  72. Scottish independence: UK department denies advising ‘No’ vote

    A Whitehall department has denied advising its staff to vote “No” in the Scottish independence referendum.

    A memo issued to employees at the Department of Work and Pensions was described by unions as “badly worded”.

    Written by permanent secretary Robert Devereux, it described as “legitimate and necessary” civil servants’ support for the UK government’s position.

    A spokesman for the DWP said “of course” staff in Scotland had not been told how to vote.

    The memo said: “It is important that, as civil servants, we understand why the Scottish independence referendum is different from elections such as a UK General Election or a European Election.

    “This is because the UK Government has a clear position to maintain the Union and so it is legitimate and necessary for UK civil servants to support the Government in this objective.”

    A spokesman for the DWP said the letter simply set out referendum guidance.

    [DWP Memo]

    But a Whitehall source told the BBC: “It is very badly worded. It’s meant to be about what staff might be asked to do in their day job – writing a brief or commenting on policy.

    “But you can understand why some, perhaps more junior civil servants, in the DWP in Scotland might think they were being advised how to vote.

    “It would be read very differently in Whitehall, but it just shows that the department needs to be more aware of the sensitivities of this issue.

    “It’s typical of the lack of understanding in Whitehall departments on this issue. I’m surprised that they issued this the way it is written.”

    A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “”As part of the Edinburgh Agreement, both the UK and Scottish Governments have committed to restrictions on publications in the 28 days before the referendum.

    “The restrictions mean that in this period, publications and public-facing activity on referendum issues will take place on a campaign or party footing, and not through government.

    She added: “Civil servants continue to operate normally, serving the government in line with the Civil Service Code.”

    A spokesman for the Yes campaign said: “If information being handed down to civil service staff by senior colleagues is being interpreted by them as being told how to vote in the referendum then clearly it would be wise for the information to be reviewed.”

    Scottish independence: UK department denies advising ‘No’ vote

    • …………………A memo issued to employees at the Department of Work and Pensions was described by unions as “badly worded”.

      Robert Devereux then apologised, saying it should have read;

      “JOBCENTRE SANCTION LEAGUE TABLES PUT A POSITIVE SPIN ON THOSE WE HAVE ALREADY MURDERED”

    • bbc
      they’re always making mistakes…they included a section that privatizes the nhs by “accident”….then changed the wording, when challenged, to mean exactly the same as their 1st “accident”…they don’t exactly endear confidence do they?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYakMiKwoak.

      • Just watched that Lucy Reynolds interview obd, the uk citizens lives are been put on the line for corporate greed.
        The depths of their depravity in privatising the NHS should be challenged at the highest levels……………

        Wholesale murder for profit…………………………………

  73. We Need a Socialist State a Socialist Government and a Socialist Society
    Not an Eternal Con Dem Dictatorship

    Turn Back the Tide of Neo Nazism and Neo Liberalism by Demanding
    that Britain takes a Socialist Direction for a Caring Society with Social
    Justice the Helping Not the Harming of the Poor Increased Welfare For
    the Poor and a Ban on Tabloid and ” Newspaper ” Victimisation against
    the Poor and Vulnerable

    A Change of Direction For the Better is Better than TV Zombie
    Addiction

  74. Geoff Reynolds
    Tory Policies that have caused Harm have to be
    Challenged

    This Country is a Dictatorship without any Opposition

    GEOFF REYNOLDS | August 18, 2014 at 9:58 am | Reply Nice one obd, saw on the news this morning that Cameron wants to establish the impact of further domestic policies on the families of those involved…………
    Do you think that this move is too little too late and is nothing more than a reactionary feeling og guilt to those he has driven to suicide and destitution?
    Good old Dave, the thinking mans assassin…….

  75. “ANOTHER BENT TORY MP CAUGHT WITH HIS HAND IN THE TILL”

    A former Conservative MEP at the centre of an expenses fraud probe faces no further action, police have said.

    Den Dover was investigated over European Parliamentary expenses claims that the parliament argued were unjustified.

    The former MP for Chorley in Lancashire said he submitted his expenses in “good faith”, but was ordered to repay £345,289 in expenses claims in 2011.

    Mr Dover, 75, said he was delighted to be exonerated after a six-year fight.

    miss an appointment at a jobcentre and get a casual death sentence, fiddle £345,289 and walk away into the sunset………..

    Steal a bar of chocolate for under a quid and get a criminal record, yet steal this gross amount of cash and depending on your status, be exonerated by a committee of old chums…………….

    UK politics is rotten to the core, the parliamentarians taking more backhanders than a Wimbledon finalist.

    ……………steal to live and you are a thief, steal for the sake of it, to bolster your endless greed and you are a statesman………………….

  76. “SO THE UK GOVERNMENT IS BLOCKING ALL FORMS OF DISSENT ON MAJOR DISABILITY WEBSITES”

    IT COMES AS NO SHOCK NOW THEY ARE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT FROM THE EU FOR RUNNING THE BIGGEST DISABILITY DENIAL SCAM IN MODERN HISTORY………………………

    ALL THE HYPE IN THE PAPER TODAY ABOUT SPENDING VAST AMOUNTS OF COIN ON MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN……..

    WHAT A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS FROM A GOVERNMENT WHO IS FRANTICALLY TRYING TO ERASE MORTALITY DATA CAUSED BY EVIL WELFARE REFORMS………………….

    LAST WEEK THEY WERE TRUMPETING ABOUT INSUFFICIENT ACCESS FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS AND THE DISABLED.

    THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ARE NOT STUPID, IT IS YOU WHO ARE STUPID FOR THINKING YOU COULD HIDE THE DEATHS OF SO MANY…………………..

    FOR EVERY PERSON YOU HURT THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY, A SACRIFICE FOR THE HEINOUS ACTS YOU UNLEASHED ON THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY.

    “WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, EXPECT A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AT ANY MOMENT”

  77. Dear Steve Edge,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 26/7/14. You asked for:-

    I would like a copy of all risk registers relating to the roll-out and deployment of PIPs.

    I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your request for information
    which was received on 26/7/14 needs to be extended.

    It is occasionally necessary to extend the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response. In
    the case of your request, I need to extend the time limit because the information requested
    must be considered under one of the exemptions to which the public interest test applies. This
    extra time is needed in order to make a determination as to the public interest.

    Accordingly, I hope to let you have a response by 18/9/14.

    If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
    above.

    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team

  78. like children they wont give that number out sadly it look like they never tell and i rather doubt the joking labour party would to has it must be over that nazi number of that winter of forty one yet more will die sadly by this evil lot

  79. overburdenddonkey,

    I tell the truth, I KNEW in 1981 all this was going to happen, I didn’t see it would take this long to come!, it was all planned to happen, it is not a case of “corruption”, this is a case of the 1% taken TOTAL control of the 99% on a global scale!.

  80. overburdenddonkey,

    No overburdenddonkey, they don’t need us, they would like 90% of “us” to be…not of this world….

  81. Duncan Smith walked firmly to the place of execution, where, kneeling down, he engaged in prayer for a few moments with the priests. He was then asked by the hangman if he had any remarks to make. He answered firmly, but in so low a tone that all his words were not audible to the reporters,

    “I was only following orders”

    • The rope having been already adjusted, the cap was drawn over his features; the governor waved his handkerchief as a signal to the hangman, who was concealed in a shed at one side of the gallows, to cut the cord, which was severed at one blow, and the weight falling, the culprit was jerked suddenly upwards a distance of six or eight feet, his neck becoming dislocated by the rebound. At the end of five minutes, his struggles, which had not been very violent, entirely chased; and when he had hung fifteen minutes, Two doctors examined him, and pronounced him to be dead. Twenty-two minutes from the time the rope had been cut the body was taken down, and after it had undergone the formalities of an inquest by the coroner it was delivered to the relations for burial.

      ………….an onlooker, a woman in a wheelchair, held a prophetic smile, as if to say………………………got you back!

      • ……………the disgruntled little boy, who had recently become an orphan, due to his father being sanctioned, began to cry………………………..
        Don’t despair, a burly fellow said, putting his arm around the boy as if to comfort him.

        “Can’t they hang him again,” the boy shouted……….

        • The celebrations that followed, seemed to last for weeks. One elderly gentleman had said that he had not partied like that since he was a young lad, adding that all the dancing had caused the screws to unfasten in his prosthetic leg……………………..

  82. geoff & annos
    another quiet yes scotland meeting..a lot of sillars and on the NHS.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3zPDvu8vM

  83. Dear Darren Marshall,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 6 April 2014. Please accept
    our apologies for the delay in our response.

    You asked:
    “Could you please enclose information on the number of deaths that have occurred
    during the claim process for Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living
    Allowance.

    Also the number of deaths that have occurred after claimants have been placed into the
    Work Related Activity Group for Employment and Support Allowance.“

    In response to your queries on Employment and Support Allowance, we can confirm that we
    intend to publish statistics on this topic. As the statistics are intended for future publication this
    information is exempt from disclosure under the terms of Section 22 (Information intended for
    future publication) of the FOIA. This exemption is qualified, and is therefore subject to a public
    interest test. The public interest test is where the Department considers whether the balance
    of the public interest falls in favour of withholding or disclosing the information requested.
    ://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/205983/response/552581/attach/html/3/FOI 2014 1777 Response.pdf.html

  84. Most of the NGO’s are in bed with the welfare reforms how would an HR investigation get around NGO’s misrepresenting disabled people.

    Indeed it could be said that the NGO’s sold and legitimised welfare reform to a British public that otherwise would have rejected such brutal reforms.

  85. Most of the NGO’s are in bed with the welfare reforms how would an HR investigation get around NGO’s misrepresenting disabled people.

    Indeed it could be said that the NGO’s sold and legitimised welfare reform to a British public that otherwise would have rejected such brutal reforms.

  86. Most of the NGO’s are in bed with the welfare reforms how would an HR investigation get around NGO’s misrepresenting disabled people.

    Indeed it could be said that the NGO’s sold and legitimised welfare reform to a British public that otherwise would have rejected such brutal reforms.

    Oops! (having trouble posting.)

  87. “Private firms ‘are using detained immigrants as cheap labour’
    G4S and Serco saving millions by paying detainees as little as £1 an hour to cook and clean, claim campaigners”

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/22/immigrants-cheap-labour-detention-centres-g4s-serco#start-of-comments

  88. We are well and truly fucked

    Posters on here are always whining on about the government’s propaganda arm the BB-fucking-C yet like the yellow-bellied, full-of-shit cunts that they are they STILL pay their fucking telly. You got to laugh :)

  89. i never watch the mainstream media but i do read some newspapers online cause i believe in”know thine enemy” so called “white dee” is appearing in celeb big brother,ide like your feeling on this,personally i think shes done a massive “diservice” to those of us that suffer from real physical and or mental illness,i know some will say “good on her” but the tories will love it, 10 years of claiming benefits now a celebrity im sure we will hear more about her miraculas recovery and the words “if she can get off benefits why cant you?”..would like thoughts..peace

  90. It is apparent that the “YES” campaign are out in force for the jobseekers vote:

    “What a YES vote GUARANTEES:
    An end to sanctions”

    Yeah sure buddy, when a politician “guarantees” anything we all know what that means… lol :) And end to sanctions, fat fucking chance!

    PS And also an “end to ATOS, bedroom tax”, haggis-shooting and anything else that the politico chancers think will garner a few extra votes, but it never turns out as promised/guaranteed, does it. “YES” and “NO”: Two camps of cunts both vying for who can get the bigger share of the trough

    • jockina
      sanctions are going, as is the WCA, as is PIP, as is the bedroom tax which HAS already gone in scotland, as it the work programme..you decide on the shape of scotlands politico..it is up to us to stop them going back to business as usual…few people trust politicians why should we? but, we have to take a chance..you’re right who knows?…the mood of the yes camp is no more same old same old…i see a glimmer of light with a yes vote…i see nothing but bleakness with a no vote..
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk0fSphm6GM&app=desktop

      • Diss O Lusioned

        The only thing politicians are GUARANTEED to do is sell you down the river, and I really don’t think this shower of shite all falling over each other to take charge of our lives and impose more of their oppressive, fascist laws on the people of Scotland are any different. Business as usual – you bet!

      • Diss O Lusioned

        Sanctions may (or not) be going but what will replace them? Satire sanctions? It will be the same smarmy cunts sat in the jobcentre, the same old infrastructure in place, the same old same.

        • diss o
          “The only thing politicians are GUARANTEED to do is sell you down the river, and I really don’t think this shower of shite all falling over each other to….” if things don’t change, they’ll just have to stay a they are!
          i see the free rights to vitals of life as core a MUST, you might also..that statement is unambiguous, this MUST be delivered, no if’s, no but’s…

  91. For all the ” Conservatives ” Cosmetic Trendiness it is Noticable the Obscene Gulf between Rich and Poor

    Are People at Large Capable of Opening their Eyes and seeing
    the Situation as it Actually is or they too Dummed down and Oblivious ?

  92. Serco & G4S using detained immigrants as slave labour:

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/22/immigrants-cheap-labour-detention-centres-g4s-serco

    Comments are still open at time of posting (though the bastards have banned me!)

  93. BT MUST HAVE DONE A DEAL WITH THE GOVERNMENT, LET US PUT UP OUR TELECOM PRICES AND IN RETURN WE WILL BLOCK ANY WEBSITE SHOWING DISSENT AGAINST GOVERNMENT POLICY……..

    MANIPULATING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION CONTRARY TO PRESENT LEGISLATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS……

    ………..the latest move up from controlling the media and the BBC AND SKY NEWS CHANNELS, distorting the truth via government office…..

  94. A UN investigation of ‘grave’ and ‘systematic’ abuses of the human rights of the disabled within the UK is therefore to be welcomed.

    At present, there is also an unusual silence from the mainstream media within Britain concerning this news, arguably something that wouldn’t have been seen if similar rumours of human rights abuses were circulating about Germany, France or any other country around the globe. And as to be expected, no squeak has been heard on the matter from the British Government.

    So what is going on? If we in Britain are indeed the first to be found in violation of human rights abuses concerning the disabled, then I think at the very least, we the British public should be told about it. However, the silence over this development seems to suggest that the UK may be subject to some kind of sinister media ‘blackout’ concerning this issue. Either that, or very few people within the British media actually care about human rights violations perpetrated against its very own citizens.
    – See more at: http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/discrimination/investigation.php#sthash.bUWD9mh7.dpuf

    It’s an investigation that can be seen as the result of political ideological tinkering, that not only sets out to further marginalise the disabled even further from the majority, but exploits them for political advantage – by cynically linking physical disability with ‘benefit fraud’. Benefit change that undermines a disabled persons potential to be fully human and independent, either intentionally or unintentionally, are also the acts of ‘oppression’. That should be remembered not just by the current British PM, Mr David Cameron, but also by the current PM in waiting, Mr Ed.

    The changes currently rolling on within the UK, are therefore not just about ‘rolling back the state’ within people’s lives, and thereby saving the state money, but also an heavy handed ideological drive for reform that is designed to underpin and re-assert the ‘work ethic’ within the UK. It’s a ‘work ethic’ that is often falsely argued to be diminishing due to an over generous benefit system, meaning that ‘work’ doesn’t pay. And it is attempting to underpin the ‘work ethic’ by forcing as many people as possible off benefits, no matter what their personal circumstances may be. It’s basically a policy of sink or swim, and as we have seen with the numbers of people committing suicide, due to having had their welfare benefits removed under the new welfare reassessment system – many can’t swim.

    Raquel Rolnik, a UN special rapporteur on housing, completed a detailed report on UK welfare changes and their negative effects upon the disabled last year, and presented that report to the 25th session of the Human Rights Council earlier this year, in March. That report came pretty much to the conclusion that radical welfare change taking place within the UK, would more than likely impact on the human rights of the disabled. These concerns were actually highlighted to the UN, more than 12 months previous to that report.

  95. Not one job added today to Universal Shitematch . Fucking useless bastards expect 35 hours a week looking at fuck all.

    Vote yes and rid Scotland of these cunts.

    • Now the jobs have magically appeared! One minute it goes back two days the I see no jobs today then I click page 2 and now the dates are correct. Imbeciles.

      Stick your fucking website up your fucking arseholes you monster bastards.

  96. Well I’m fucked. No money, no food, and a week to go to next JSA. Bollocks.

  97. Another Fine Mess

    Is this the blog holiday season.

  98. Check this out:

    29 page briefing on DWP JSA and ESA sanctions stats 13 Aug 14. Not exactly bedtime reading but interesting to dip in to.

    http://refuted.org.uk/2014/08/24/sanctionsstats/

  99. That five week wait for benefits for newly unemployed is of course the new four weekly benefits payment that is planned to be introduced by this government. As benefits are paid in arrears, we as unemployed will have to eventually wait four weeks for our payments that will also include our rent as we will have to pay it directly to the council or landlord ourselves. My local council magazine has mentioned it regarding changes to benefits in the near future. It’s bad enough lasting a fortnight but four weeks is going to force us to be very careful with our money and I can see many people dipping into the rent money and ending up with arrears. Imagine going to the cash point and instead of seeing your £144 benefit, you see your rent and four weeks money showing a balance of over £700. Could you control yourself and pay your bills straightaway or dip into it to buy something?

  100. Theres plenty about uk’s condemnation regarding north korea,wonder what amount of publicity they will put out about the investigation here?.

    http://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/uk-becomes-the-first-country-to-face-a-un-inquiry-into-disability-rights-violations/

    Its been the same throughout history,we’ve heard a lot about chemical weapons in iraq by Saddam Hussein.he wasnt the first to come up and use these weapons’.

    http://www.againstbombing.org/chemical.htm

    • …………….The government are trying to clean up all dissent from the internet Ken, regarding their heinous attacks on the disabled.
      Sadly, its too little too late because the rest of the world have been made aware of the millions of breaches of Disabled Human Rights and Equality laws.
      It is the Judiciary who should be on trial for flagrant violation of these laws that sought to protect the most vulnerable in society.

      ETHNIC CLEANSING OF THE DISABLED AND POOR ON AN EPIC SCALE, NOT SEEN SINCE SINCE THE FALL OF THE NAZI’S……………………….

  101. To be fair to our Queen, it would cause a constitutional crisis if she said no.

  102. Well done Salmond you have just won us our freedom and Darling will have to sit on something very soft tonight after that. The difference in both men is obvious in that Salmond genuinely cares and it shows all over his face but that bastard Darling doesn’t even look like he even believes the shite that comes out his own mouth. How anyone can vote no is beyond me but the world is full of evil souls doing evil things. I really believe we will get our yes vote as we have nearly a million and a half yes declarations on the yes site and surely many more yes voters haven’t signed it. It’s coming Freeeeeedom.

  103. Landless Peasant

    Anyone forced into any type of unpaid work under any one of the Government’s illegal schemes can make a complaint via the website below:

    https://modernslavery.co.uk/contact.html

    • Landless Peasant – I saw the Home Office advert. in the Daily Mail – 29 August. I had a look at the modern slavery web site. WARNING to others – although it says you can report slavery on the web site anonymously, it will not be anonymous as they can trace the computer it is sent from.
      I tried dialling the telephone number and I put ‘141’ in front of the 0800 number – this should hide your phone number from them.
      I phoned the number and it played a recorded message saying it was the ‘modern slavery helpline’ and that the call would be recorded. This was immediately followed by a real live person speaking to me. I hung up at this point as I had not prepared a complaint.
      The web site is totally ironic – it even has a section on ‘Forced Labour’, which would appear to me to cover what our government is doing to the unemployed/sick/disabled.

      • I reported slave labour in the the form of CWP and the sanctions regime administered by DWP and their money grasping agents (especially regarding the possible sexual coercion of young women at the hands of the low life who can work in these companies but who think they have total control over other vulnerable human beings). I gave them all my details (why not?) and this is the reply I got:
        “Reference:1127494

        Dear Mr McArthur,

        Thank you for submitting your concern form to the Modern Slavery Helpline. Your contact was received on the 27/08/2014.

        Based upon the information provided it appears that your concerns are in relation to wider issues within society and the UK rather than specifically regarding modern slavery. As such we would be unable to comment upon the information you have provided.

        We are a specialist Helpline for people who have concerns relating to modern slavery and adults and children who may be at risk of such. Should you wish to know more about this matter and the action we can take you can find information on the dedicated modern slavery website: http://www.modernslavery.co.uk

        Should you have any concerns for the welfare of a child or adult in relation to modern slavery please do not hesitate to contact us again via 0800 0121 700 or return email. If you have immediate concerns please phone the Police on 999.

        Regards
        Christine Szpytko
        Senior Practitioner
        Modern Slavery Helpline

  104. A further update on Lamh Recycle. I have continued to demonstrate each morning outside their premises but as yet no response yet regarding their invovlement in CWP/MWA. On Saturday I began to protest outside the Lamh retail shop in Hamilton since I had recent press clips etc which associated Lamh Recycle with Lamh (Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health). The CEO of Lamh informed me that Lamh had split with Lamh Recycle about six years ago despite any claims Lamh Recycle had made since. They have also assured me that they have no involvement, nor intend any invovlement, with these schemes which are shunned by reputable charities. They will shortly update their web site affirming their pledge to voluntary work only and not these forced labour schemes.

    It’s a pity their name risks being dragged through the mud because of the similarity to Lamh Recycle.

  105. Why are you guys bothered about people you don’t know about being sanctioned? People only get sanctioned in my view when they don’t bother applying for jobs and doing what the job center tells them to. If you accept your dole payments, then sorry you should be prepared to dance to Mr. Duncan Smith’s tune to get them!!!!!!!

    • Sammy, ‘Dance to Mr. Duncan Smith’s tune’ ? Stamp all over his fucking bald head more like, you knob head!!!!

    • John McArthurJohn McArthur

      “If you accept your dole payments, then sorry you should be prepared to dance to Mr. Duncan Smith’s tune to get them!!!!!!!”
      You have all the certainty that only ignorance can gift. Some people only feel empathy for others when they have suffered like them. In 2012 a spokesperson for the DWP opined about those on benefit “If we want them to tap dance, then they will tap dance,” Careful it’s not hot coals that YOU dance upon. Also recall that Duncan-Smith’s only book was called “The Devil’s Tune”, so yeh Sammy, in your own ignorant way you have just reminded us what we are dealing with.Be careful about the friends you choose.

    • This sounds like the same “Sammy” cunt who used to post shite over on Andy’s site (IUA). She worked/maybe still does with one of these provider cunts. Anyway, fuck off whoever you are!

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  107. LAMH are claiming not to be associated with LAMH recycle who have accepted workfare claimants as per this article. Can anyone confirm ? They are registered as separate charities .

    • @Declan
      Another poster pointed out that their Facebook page had been merged with Lamh Recycle.

      I contacted their boss who advised in writing this afternoon that “The Association does not have formal relationships with any other charitable, commercial or other organisation. The Association does receive income from North and South Lanarkshire Councils and other organisations in respect of commercial contract for the provision of services”

      He also wrote that the facebook page merge was still being investigated but in their opinion it’s “someone externally playing games” (whatever that means) He signed off with a curt “I do not intend to have any future communications with you on this matter”. Lamh Recycle have never repleid to a single communication sent to them.

  108. Time to go after these fat mp and banker cunts. Time to descend on westminster and the city of london sq mile. It is time. Keep talking revolution… keep thinking it… and when it kicks off.. grab something heavy and swing it.. now.. time is now.

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  110. pcs
    pcs aren’t a union, more like a club, they have no power…

  111. “do you mean like IAN DUNCAN SMITH, mummy?”

  112. “just had an email from Malaysia, good news really, especially from the news desks

    “CAMERONS CRONIES POCKET 20 MILLION POUNDS IN EXPENSES”

    ………………never think your contributions fall on deaf ears, i always send your comments forward, especially to the European Human Rights Courts………..

  113. ………………..sorry it should read 200 million pounds

  114. Nice one obd, saw on the news this morning that Cameron wants to establish the impact of further domestic policies on the families of those involved…………
    Do you think that this move is too little too late and is nothing more than a reactionary feeling og guilt to those he has driven to suicide and destitution?
    Good old Dave, the thinking mans assassin…….

  115. geoff
    it’s very simple really they think that we are merchandise…they have badly miscalculated the mood/mind of the people of scotland…
    the torieslabdems thought that they could trigger fear, and that we would cower, to their will…they now keep upping their offers…they didn’t offer devomax coz they thought that straight yes or no vote would kill off the independence movement…but people now realize that we can have it for ourselves without them, we have discovered our voice and that we do not need them…too wee, too stupid, too poor, not genetically programmed to make political decisions, has back fired on them…it’s all about assets resources money and power over others to them, not human beings…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW-2upEk-zQ

  116. Have you seen who he is getting to do it. F***ing IDS

    “During the speech, Mr Cameron also announced that Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith would be in charge of a new, cross-Whitehall ‘family test’ impact assessment of all domestic policies.”

  117. Yeah that’s right obd, they seem like a stray dog in a lamp post factory, not knowing which way to turn.
    I wonder who they call on next to support their campaign, maybe the exporters of UK weapons to Israel or the management of ATOS or maybe a Royal who gives his support to helicopter rescue whilst having a team of bodyguards watching over him at a cost to the taxpayer…………..

    At this very moment they will be sneaking celebrity figures out of the back doors of Madam Tussaud’s to make a last ditch plea.

  118. HALF AN HOUR OF SHEER BRILLIANCE FROM SILLARS…..

  119. geoff
    they’ve tried the lovebombing, but it has been a real turn off…btw did you look @ the Q&A’s section on the above motherwell clip series (part5)?

  120. geoff
    his wife margo macdonnald died recently, so he came out of retirement to carry on the yes campaign in her honour

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-27141965

  121. They ought to include the other Doctor Death from the DWP, Bill Gunnyeon, chief medical officer, he could help to bury the rest of the Mortality figures and hold the cemetery gates open for his friend……

  122. SOMETHING SINISTER IS HAPPENING AT THE BLACK TRIANGLE ANTI DISABILITY DEFAMATION WEBSITE………………………

    EVER SINCE A REPORT WAS PUBLISHED ABOUT THE UK GOVERNMENT BEING UNDER SCRUTINY FOR FLAGRANT BREACHES OF DISABLED HUMAN RIGHTS, THE SITE HAS BECOME INACCESSIBLE…….

    “THE GOVERNMENT ARE DELIBERATELY BLOCKING ACCESS, FEARING A BACKLASH OVER WELFARE BENEFIT POLICIES AGAINST THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY”

    We asked BT about this and having looked into it, they have told us they can’t find any evidence of a block or issue. Here’s their statement:

    “BT has never placed any block on this site.

    In fact, when the issue was raised we found it difficult to find any BT customer that could not access it.

    After significant discussion with the Black Triangle Campaign’s representative and extensive technical analysis we have as yet been unable to find any technical issue on the BT network preventing access to this site.

    We have asked Black Triangle for permission to speak its site hosts in Iceland to establish the cause of this issue.”

    YOU ARE WITNESSING THE FIRST OF MANY MOVES TO RESTRICT THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE………………

  123. “this is article 6 of the Human Rights”;

    Article 6: Right to a fair trial

    (1) In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.

    ………………….and this is a new interpretation of my human rights by DISTRICT TRIBUNAL JUDGE McDONALD on a decision notice.

    …………………………..”Many judges will see the same claimants over and over again, but this does not disqualify them. It is for the tribunal judge to decide”.

    ………………IS THIS FORM OF TRIBUNAL, THIS SUPERMARKET JUSTICE BY THE SAME JUDGES, EITHER FAIR, IMPARTIAL OR INDEPENDENT?

  124. STRANGELY, Black Triangle ran a blog about Scottish Independence……….

    Surely our government would not stoop as low as trying to block pro independence comments?????

  125. of course geoff they play about with axcess to certain sights its been like that for a good while bt virgin the big boys deny this but our gloucestor isnt without it not doing this for cams and co but sadly its happening to others has well only this morning welfarenews couldnt get onto but then keeping the children quiet while they abuse all is just up their street jeff3

  126. Error - site blocked

    BT are BULSHITTERS!!

  127. dwpexamination DOT org. (free speech for the disabled) is also currently down.

  128. Error - site blocked

    BT are BULLSHITTERS!!

  129. Hi, on Virgin internet, using Linux Mint [never ever installing any MS crap ever again on anything I Own] site comes up in Firefox/Chrome. It does look like a BT specific problem to me.

  130. They are small fry try the WP!

  131. What the fuck is BT playing at adding blacktriangle to that fucking ‘cleanfeed’ bullshit filter, which was put in place to ostensibly ‘protect’ us from ‘kiddie porn’, ‘pedos’ and ‘bogeymen’. When the idea was being touted if you argued against it by saying: “Whoa, you ever heard of function creep. Before long this filter will include all sorts of (political) sites. ‘Kiddie porn’ is just a pretext to push it through” you were accused of being a ‘pedo’ ffs… and look where we are now. Anyone who supported this ‘cleanfeed’ shite in the first place gets all they fucking deserve.

  132. Job con revealed! Over two thirds of the BS “jobs?” created are all self employed!!!!

    Now you know why the scum sucking JCP goons are always hounding people about this.

    Fake jobs, fake recovery, fake economy. Fake Britain in 2014.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28866302

  133. “KICK AWAY THEIR CRUTCHES AND WHEELCHAIRS, STARVE THEM INTO SUBMISSION, TAKE AWAY THEIR VOICES AND HIDE THE DISSENT”

    ………………………………but those pesky MORTALITY FIGURES THAT YOU AT THE DWP REFUSE TO PUBLISH………………..

    ……………………Won’t go away

  134. I am certainly not the brightest person, and never will be, but i know you have bricked yourself into a tight corner that even, Harry Houdini, could never escape from …………………………………

    R.I.P. the D.W.P………………………………………………..

  135. Dear James Grimes,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 1 May 2014. Please accept
    our apologies for the delay in our response.

    You asked:
    How many people have died within 6 months of their benefit being disallowed by the
    DWP after a recomendation by ATOS that they were fit for work

    We can confirm that we intend to publish statistics on this topic. As the statistics are intended
    for future publication this information is exempt from disclosure under the terms of Section 22
    (Information intended for future publication) of the FOIA. This exemption is qualified, and is
    therefore subject to a public interest test. The public interest test is where the Department
    considers whether the balance of the public interest falls in favour of withholding or disclosing
    the information requested.

    Arguments in favour of disclosure: There are public interest arguments in favour of disclosure
    of this information at the present time. Disclosure would for example improve transparency in
    the operations of the Department.

    Arguments against disclosure: There are public interest arguments against disclosure of this
    information at the present time. These arguments include that it is in the public interest to
    adhere to the existing publication process for official statistics, which includes time for the data
    to be collated and properly verified.

    It is also in the public interest to ensure that the publication of official information is a properly
    planned and managed process, to ensure that the data are accurate once placed into the
    public domain. It is also in the public interest to ensure that the information is available to all
    members of the public at the same time, and premature publication could undermine the
    principle of making the information available to all at the same time through the official
    publication process.

    On this occasion, the balance of the public interest test falls in favour of withholding this
    information. As explained above, statistics on this issue will be published in due course.

    We do not have a definite publication date at this stage but we will pre-announce the agreed
    date here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements

    If you have any queries about this letter please contact us quoting the reference number
    above.

    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team

  136. Toe the party line or else, more like an implied threat on the continuity of their employment………

  137. good one obd, the pressure is mounting. Everything they do lately seems to strengthen the independence cause. They had some faceless prat on the radio earlier stating that the Scots had overestimated the volumes of oil in the north sea………………………

    DESPERATION THEY CALL IT……………………………..

  138. Got pulled up some sort of nuclear ballistic powered cops driving past that joint the other day – scary shit!!

  139. geoff
    there’s loads of lubricant…they are trying to take the heat out of the NHS debate..they are really becoming desperate, they’ve stopped the lovebombing…if we vote yes they say they will make us suffer…but it’s not having the effect they want..
    read bella caladionia p1 n p2 the real state of scotlands oil…

    http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2014/06/11/the-real-state-of-scotlands-oil-and-gas-reserves/

    and since those articles more fields have been discovered.

  140. Fascinating study obd, it blows all there bullshit out of the water and shows the real reason to keep the reins around Scotlands neck, the oil………
    Thats the main reason they are trying to push fracking onto the English, its a failsafe, a backup plan in case you take away their sweetie jar.

    ………….as for the failed promises of cheap gas from the North Sea, i never saw any and neither did the rest of the UK, in fact i have not been able to afford to light our gas fire for the last four years.
    The winters were sometimes cruel and we would huddle around the tv wearing our coats and duvets to keep warm……………

    “It looks like the same scenario this year”

    …………………….but hey, i guess we should be happy to be alive, but rather miffed at not receiving a postcard from Dave on his latest holiday…….

  141. Tried again to put a few posts on the BLACK TRIANGLE, the anti disability defamation website…………….

    Our government have definitely blocked the site for fear of reprisals from the COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, now the terror campaign against the disabled has come to light………………..

    THOSE HORRID MORTALITY FIGURES JUST WON’T GO AWAY, IT’S LIKE HAVING SOMETHING YOU HAVE DRAGGED DOWN YOUR NOSE ON THE END OF YOUR FINGER………….
    YOU KEEP ON TRYING TO FLICK IT OFF, BUT TO NO AVAIL………..

    THEY INTEND TO PUBLISH THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED BEFORE AND AFTER UNDERGOING THE ATOS BOGUS MEDICALS, UNLESS IT IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC’S INTEREST OF COURSE …………………..

    WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN IS THAT BY WITHHOLDING THE DEATH COUNT, THE EU COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASCERTAIN THE EXTENT OF THE STATE ASSISTED EUGENICS PROGRAMME THAT WAS AIMED AT THE MOST VULNERABLE.

    SWITZERLAND HAS DIGNITAS AND THE UK HAS THE COMBINED FUNCTIONS OF THE DWP/ATOS/PCS.

    WHY TRAVEL TO SWITZERLAND WHEN YOU HAVE THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY OF DYING FROM A PIP MEDICAL?

  142. Cheers obd saw it a week or so back when it was on the BLACK TRIANGLE website. Since it appeared the government have blocked any comments on the site………………………….

  143. This is becoming truly sinister. You mean to say the govt here can block comments from appearing on another site nothing to do with them?

    That’s a total attack on free speech!!

    Pretty appalling that. But when are the sleeping muppets in this shit-hole gonna wake up and see what’s being done by this nazi regime.

    You never know maybe they could be next.

    ‘DWP’ ‘PCS UNION’ ‘JCP': ALL ARE NAZI BASTARDS AND DEFINITELY ALL IN IT TOGETHER.

  144. annos
    cheers, bookmarked for reference..i’ll certainly repost (part1&2) @ some point ..”flog everything in all ways of flogging”, is the labdemtory motto…

  145. overburdenddonkey,

    Things are about to get a LOT, LOT worse. I cannot be bothered to post much these days!, just waiting for the troubles that are coming, at last, I see that many others can see what is coming, they took their time!!!, too late to stop it now I fear, far too late….

  146. annos
    humanity HAS to push against corruption…we may perish trying but others will not!

  147. overburdenddonkey,

    I tell the truth, I KNEW in 1981 all this was going to happen, I didn’t see it would take this long to come!, it was all planned to happen, it is not a case of “corruption”, this is a case of the 1% taken TOTAL control of the 99% on a global scale!.

  148. annos
    but they need us, who else can they steal energy from..and humanity cannot evacuate a human being..

  149. Landless Peasant

    Many of us have seen this coming but were dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’.

  150. Landless Peasant

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”

    http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-jp-morgan-plan-for-europe.html

  151. overburdenddonkey,

    No overburdenddonkey, they don’t need us, they would like 90% of “us” to be…not of this world….

  152. The tide of discontent is turning Annos, it is they who now live in fear…..

  153. Dear Glynne Powell,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 20 August. You asked for:-

    It has been quite widely reported that the United Nations is investigating the UK Government
    for (and I quote) “grave or systemic violations of the rights of disabled people”
    The United Nations spokesperson in the video says that the threshold for this violation is high
    thus making this a very grave matter.
    My request is please could you provide documentation containing any formal or informal
    Government correspondence or statements made in response to finding out about this
    investigation.
    Background for helpful reference: pdf source: http://freepdfhosting.com/7dec3a0836.pdf
    Video containing the announcement from the United Nations:

    You can expect a reply by 18 September unless I need to come back to you to clarify your
    request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.
    If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
    above.
    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Strategy FoI Team
    ———————————–

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/225932/response/553250/attach/html/2/3682.ACK.pdf.html

  154. “MORE UTTER SHIT FROM THE DWP”

    Paragraph 22 of this guidance specifically states that a claimant who is
    appealing being placed in the WRAG because they feel they should be in the
    Support Group cannot be mandated to attend the Work Programme.
    However, the guidance also states that a claimant who is appealing about
    being placed in the WRAG can still be mandated to undertake Work Related
    Activity and attend a Work Focused Interview whilst awaiting the outcome of
    their appeal. I have attached a copy of the guidance for your information and
    convenience.
    If you have any queries about this letter please contact us quoting the
    reference number above.
    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team

  155. From: Ian Wolf

    19 August 2014

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Please email me your guidance to Jobcentre staff and sanctions
    decisions makers on zero hour contracts

    Yours faithfully,
    Ian W

    Link to this

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/zero_hour#incoming-553238

  156. How do you get the UN Disability Committee to launch an inquiry into human rights violations?

    The UN Disability Committee can launch an inquiry into severe or widespread violations of the Convention by any country which has ratified the Convention and Optional Protocol. ‘Widespread’ means the violations affect a lot of disabled people and/or appear to be part of a deliberate policy. The Committee would need reliable evidence about the alleged violations before deciding an inquiry is needed. Individuals or organisations can submit evidence or use the ‘individual communications procedure’ to bring such breaches of rights to the attention of the UN Committee.

    If you think there is evidence of severe or widespread violations of Convention rights that the UN Disability Committee should investigate you would need to:

    work together with other disability groups and the national Human Rights Commissions to assemble detailed evidence about the rights violations, and
    write to the UN Disability Committee asking them to investigate.

    You should check if either the Equality and Human Rights Commission or the Scottish Human Rights Commission would be willing to conduct an inquiry instead. Seek their advice about whether a UN inquiry is needed.

    Experience of inquiries under other Conventions shows that they can be an effective way of stopping human rights abuses and bringing about change.

  157. BT Are ROBBING BASTARDS!!

    BT have just announced that they are to quadruple or whatever their already extortionate prices to pay for all the spy devices, filters, “black-boxes”, and filtering that their network is infested with.

  158. Just read this today. Do you know that some people when they attend the Jobcentre for their first meeting have to do it in a group session with loads of others?!!!! Yes it’s true. A person wrote on twitter that their friend had to go and instead of a private meeting with an adviser they had to sit in a room with about 10 other people and a G4S goon in there with them listening to everything!!

    Is that not a disgusting way to treat people? Give them no privacy, force them to reveal sensitive private details in front of others and throw their banking details into a pile with all the others too.

    The state of affairs in this country as regards the way the unemployed are being demonized and stigmatized is beyond comprehension.

    Now they have group sessions to further humiliate and mentally destroy whatever soul, self esteem and sanity people have left.

  159. The work programme is a load of shite

    A “technique” obviously “borrowed” from the :evil: ‘work programme’ :evil:

  160. EENY MEENY MINY MO, THE PCS SAY YOU MUST GO………………………………………..

    Could you go five weeks without money? Under a new DWP plan you might have to
    By Josiah Mortimer | Published: August 7, 2014

    Further punitive restrictions on Universal Credit are on the way

    Job Centre ncrjThe latest development of Ian Duncan Smith’s Universal Credit scheme will soon mean that people made unemployed will have to wait at least five weeks before getting any financial support.

    At present it’s two weeks; still a long time to wait when you have bills to pay and mouths to feed.

    Some of this is administrative delay, but with the new five week wait it will be a deliberate strategy to force people into immediate work or push them into penury – the latter being more likely in an economy where jobs increasingly can’t actually fund even basic necessities like housing and energy costs.

    That’s why the TUC have launched a campaign to ‘Stop the Five Week Wait’ as part of their Saving Our Safety Net project, launching a petition against IDS’ impoverishment strategy.

    It poses a very clear question: how long could you go without any income? Even for those in work, many have to scrape together money from friends and family at the end of the month in what some call ‘scrounge week’. Imagine that week becoming five.

    Why so long? A whole calendar month will be spent ‘assessing’ the amount of benefit you’ll be able to receive. Then you’ll have to wait a week for the DWP to actually arrange your payment.

    But you’ll also have a week-long period when you will be unable to even apply for Universal Credit. The government is deciding whether this will be during the assessment period or beforehand, meaning potentially sixweeks in assessment, admin and spiteful restrictions.

    And this from a government that supposedly hates bureaucracy and red tape.

    There will be some emergency support available. But the rules on who can claim it will be so strict that very few able to claim Universal Credit will be eligible. Richard Exell at the TUC writes that “one reason for being turned down, for instance, will be that your family has debts that might make it hard for you to repay the advance.” Unbelievable.

    The public are against it, understandably – by 70 per cent to 18 per cent when told about the policy. Even the vast majority of UKIP and Conservative voters oppose the wait.

    But there’s a problem: just 13 per cent have actually heard of it. We need, therefore, to spread the word fast if there’s to be any chance of stopping this disastrous scheme going under wraps.

    The policy can be summarised quite simply: the state safety net being outsourced to food banks and payday loan sharks. This is a government hand-out to Wonga and co, while returning to the Victorian welfare state of unreliable charity. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady has branded it ‘cruel and vindictive’.

    It comes in next April – just a month before the General Election. With a strong enough campaign, it can be halted or pushed beyond that date. So there is an opportunity for the opposition to succeed. Millions of people who might be made redundant over the coming years are relying on that outcome.

    You can read the TUC’s report on the five week wait, Universal Credit: Solving the problem of delay in benefit payments, here.
    This entry was posted in Social Justice and tagged Department for Work and Pensions, DWP, Iain Duncan Smith, IDS,

  161. FIVE WEEKS WITHOUT FINANCIAL SUPPORT, YOU WOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR STARVING AN ANIMAL……………………

    THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SHOULD COME DOWN LIKE A TON OF BRICKS ON THE BARBARISM OF THE UK WELFARE POLICY.

    NOT ONLY IS IT ILLEGAL, IT IS TOTALLY ETHICALLY AND MORALLY WRONG.

    HOW CAN PUTTING SOMEONE IN A SITUATION THAT PUTS THEIR LIFE AT RISK BE GOVERNMENT POLICY?

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH SHOULD BE DRAGGED THROUGH THE COURTS, LOCKED UP AND THE KEY THROWN AWAY…………..

    “HOW MANY HAVE YOU KILLED UP TO NOW, YOU SAD BASTARD?”

  162. “that sad, old, wrinkled prat that lives the life of luxury in Buckingham Palace, the biggest freeloader of state handouts, gave her “ROYAL ASSENT” to the atrocities meted out on her own subjects………………….

    “A SCUMBAG WEARING ERMINE”…………………………

  163. geoff
    a letter from jim sillars ahead of tonites bbbc tv re ref debate to darling..

    http://www.1001campaign.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/08/1001CampaignAdvertNo1.pdf

  164. Dear Alistair,
    As you quoted me in the last TV debate, allow me to quote from your
    2008 Budget speech, ahead of tonight’s TV debate. You said:
    “Because of the changes made by this Government to entrench stability and increase
    the flexibility and resilience of our economy, I am able to report that the British
    economy will continue to grow through this year and beyond… we have maintained
    confidence and stability in the banking system.”
    Shortly thereafter, growth crashed into recession, and the banking system went
    into crisis. Why, given your abysmal record of forecasting, should we believe your
    dire warnings about our economic prospects with independence?
    I have other questions I hope you will answer:
    How can you, as a Labour MP, walk arm in arm with a Tory Government that is;
    • Threatening old people with the bedroom tax?
    • Slashing benefits for the disabled?
    • Causing 1 million people in Scotland to live in poverty?
    • Causing 1in 9 children to live in extreme poverty?
    • Promoting gross inequality in our society?
    I have another two final questions Alastair:
    • How can you say, given the levels of poverty, low wages, zero hours contracts
    and Jobcentre sanctions on the unemployed, that we are better together?
    • Why don’t you tell people about the £25billion cuts coming to public
    services next year?
    Please answers these questions tonight Alistair.

  165. NICE ONE OBD, THE GUY IS LEADING FROM HIS HEART…………..

    “WHO DO THESE CHINLESS BASTARDS THINK THEY ARE?”

    Jobseeker’s allowance benefits have been withheld from those deemed to have failed to co-operate.

    Mrs Justice Lang, sitting in London, rejected Government spokesman Lord Freud’s assertion that repayment of benefits withheld unlawfully would be “an undeserved windfall” for claimants.

    She declared: “They are merely receiving their legal entitlement.”

    The judge held: “Parliament’s undoubted power to legislate to overrule the effect of court judgments generally ought not to take the form of retrospective legislation designed to favour the Executive in ongoing litigation in the courts brought against it by one of its citizens, unless there are compelling reasons to do so.

    “Otherwise it is likely to offend a citizen’s sense of fair play.”

    ………………………………………………………..THESE SHITHOUSES STEAL YOUR BENEFITS THEN BEGRUDGE GIVING THEM BACK TO YOU………

  166. this is a good one obd………..
    #Salmond v #Darling Debate: Key points beyond the #propaganda ~ The artist taxi driver
    Salmond v Darling key points beyond the propaganda
    The artist taxi driver

  167. obd

  168. geoff
    thanks, i thought he was gonna bust a blood vessel…passion as always… phew, i’m worn out!

  169. One thing that bugs me most of all, is why isn’t our monarch, the QUEEN, under the spotlight for giving royal assent to the welfare reforms that have resulted in the deaths of thousands, mainly disabled…………………..

    If i was in the HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION i would be knocking at the gates of Buckingham Palace, asking why someone with her jaw dropping income and wealth, would give her assent to the Eugenics programme.

    “We are all in this together”

    …………………try telling that to your loyal subjects you saw fit to have assassinated using your influence to promote it……….

    FIGUREHEAD NO, TYRANT YES……….

  170. See what you think of this OBD & Geoff

  171. “jUST ANOTHER LIFE TO ADD TO THE DWP HIDDEN MORTALITY STATISTICS”

    Woman overdosed in ‘cry for help’ after benefits stopped for six months due to backlog

    By Luke Traynor

    Annette Francis took her own life while being potentially owed hundreds of pounds in welfare payments when she died

    Liverpool Echo
    Tragic: Annette Francis died after losing her disability benefits

    A woman overdosed in a ‘cry for help’ after a Government backlog saw her deprived of benefits for six months, an inquest heard.

    Annette Francis, 30, struggled to survive on the bread line and was potentially owed hundreds of pounds in welfare payments when she died.

    She filed for disability living allowance (DLA) last September only to be told by the Department for Work and Pensions that benefit had been overhauled and was now called PIP – Personal Independence Payment.

    Promises were made to pay Annette, but the money never arrived.

    Eleanor, who suffered from depression and had a personality disorder, took the overdose while publishing on Facebook about how miserable she was, in a ‘cry for help’, a coroner ruled.

    Her aunt, Ann Sorotos, 61, said: “Annette was really struggling. She was asking the job centre what the hold up was, but they kept talking of a backlog.

    “I hate this Government and what they are doing to this country. I hate they’ve done to my niece. They are partly to blame.

    Getty Facebook
    ‘Cry for help': Annette posted on Facebook how miserable she was

    “We don’t want this to happen to other people. Let’s hope Annette is the last person to die in this situation.

    “People with mental health issues should be made a priority by the Department for Work and Pensions. They can’t cope with daily life let alone pages after page of forms.

    “Annette was begging for help. There needs to be better communication from this Government to help people in need. Not just one letter and then telling us there’s a backlog.

    “That’s not good enough.”

    The inquest heard police were contacted by a friend of Annette’s on May 22 after she sent him text messages which caused him concern.

    Coroner Andre Rebello said: “Clearly Annette was making no secret as to what she was doing.

    “I think it is more likely than not that she has taken this medication because of problems she lived with and her taking the medication was some way of perhaps exaggerating her pain and internal suffering to try and communicate that to others with regard to being some, clearly inappropriate, but some cry for help.”

    But the DWP said it was the applicant’s responsibility to make a claim and money could not be backdated.

    Annette, who was receiving Employment Support Allowance payments, was found in her bedsit in Garston, Liverpool, in May.

    Her MP, Maria Eagle said: “The DWP should get their act together on PIP as soon as possible because frequently people like Annette are in no position to look after their own interests as well as those in good health may be able to.”

    A DWP spokesman said: “We are committed to getting PIP claims processed as quickly as possible.”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-overdosed-cry-help-after-4016880#ixzz3BVeO5ScU

  172. Tory cuts will restrict independence of disabled
    Wed, 13/08/2014 – 11:13

    Westminster welfare cuts will see more than 100,000 people in Scotland losing disability benefits, new research has today shown.

    New data from the Scottish Government has found that the introduction of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) will result in benefit cuts for thousands – with over 100,000 disabled people set to lose at least £1,120 per year.

    Of the 100,000 people impacted on around 50,000 are in danger of being adversely affected by cuts to the mobility element of the payment.

    The replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with PIP will also result in a £310m cut to total disability benefit spending in Scotland.

    Westminster welfare cuts are already pushing 100,000 more children in Scotland into poverty by 2020, while the number of people having to use food banks has rocketed by 400 per cent in the past year.

    SNP MSP Annabelle Ewing, who sits on the Scottish Parliament’s welfare reform committee, said:

    “These new figures are another absolutely shocking indication of the impact that Westminster’s unfair welfare cuts are having on our most vulnerable people.

    “Not content with pushing 100,000 more children in Scotland into poverty and sending over 70,000 people in the past year alone to food banks, the Tory/Lib Dem coalition is now slashing the benefits of our disabled people.

    “I’m particularly concerned for the 50,000 disabled people who will lose up £3000 each as a result of new draconian mobility rules which will rob them of valuable support to live independent lives.

    “While Westminster has set about dismantling our welfare system in recent years, the SNP in government has done all it can to mop up the mess and provide support to those who need it most. But it is clearer than ever that the best way to ensure our most vulnerable people are given the support they need to live their lives to the maximum is with a Yes vote next month.

    “And as Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made clear, with independence we will halt the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

    “Scotland is a wealthy country – richer per head than France, Japan and the UK as a whole. A Yes vote is our one opportunity to use that wealth to build a fairer country.”

    ENDS

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