So the chinless Adrian Mole clone in charge of the Labour Party has shown his true colours by launching a tirade against ‘worklessness’ and single parents whilst cheer-leading the murderous Work Capability Assessment.
Ed Miliband’s speech today reveals the modern Labour Party’s utter contempt for those who are poor in this country, as he tried to outdo Iain Duncan Smith with a string of vile slurs aimed at those with least. Even his language is the same with his nasty insinuations that those out of work are idle and that idleness can be passed along through generations. And anyone who uses the word worklessness, when they mean unemployment, is a cunt.
There was a time when the leader of the Labour Party might have been brave enough to challenge Daily Mail myths about welfare, but not Ed Miliband. Today shows he’s just as happy to play the swivel-eyed fool as the worst of the Tory Party.
Some might have thought that a so called socialist (stop laughing) might have shown some anger at the tens of thousands of people about to be driven from their homes due to the bedroom tax, benefit cap and other changes to social security.
But not Ed Miliband, after all, he knows nothing of the lives of those he seeks to condemn. Why would he with his Primrose Hill schooling, Oxbridge education and then a series of lucrative non-jobs before he stitched up his brother to take the Labour Party leadership.
Ed Miliband has never done a real day’s work in his pampered life. You can hardly expect him to understand the suffering that has been brought to the lives of those with nothing, not even their health, due to the Work Capability Assessment. An assessment process which has led to countless deaths and which the Labour Government introduced. And an assessment process that Ed Miliband today praised to the high heavens.
Meanwhile his big idea on Tax Credits is to pay the money to businesses instead, whilst single parents with young children are to be hounded with pointless compulsory appointments at the Jobcentre – no doubt under the threat of having their benefits sanctioned if they refuse. Hungry children mean nothing to Ed if he thinks there might be a vote in it.
And his other big idea, the Compulsory Jobs Guarantee – which he pretends will cure unemployment – is nothing more than a fraud. These so called jobs are not intended to be a job for life, but a six month period of enforced work on poverty wages before claimants are slung back on benefits. No new jobs will be created by the scheme as employers lay off staff to replace them with tax payer funded workers. In fact this Government is already handing a fortune to businesses in this way through the Wage Incentive programme. This scheme has already been thoroughly rinsed by the private sector looking to hire temporary staff on the cheap before laying them off when they actually have to pay them proper wages.
Miliband’s speech today shows he is quite happy to further the myth that unemployment is caused by unemployed people, an idea which feeds off nasty, class-based bigotry and has no bearing in reality. He even goes as far as telling the bare-faced lie that “among the biggest drivers of social security spending are the costs of unemployment”.
In fact spending on Jobseekers Allowance costs around 2% of the entire social security budget. Even if you add Housing Benefit for those who are unemployed into the mix then spending reaches probably little more than 5% of the total cost of welfare. The bulk of spending goes on Child Benefits, Child and Working Tax Credits and pensions. But then these are benefits claimed by lots of people. Far better in Miliband’s eyes to stigmatise the unemployed then stand up and admit the truth about the welfare budget.
Unemployment is a structural consequence of capitalism as Ed Miliband – with his Marxist Dad, who must be spinning in his grave – knows only too well. To be more charitable than Iain Duncan Smith deserves, at least the Secretary of State is quite stupid and does seem to believe his own bullshit.
The treacherous piece of shit Miliband has no such excuse. He knows he’s talking bollocks and that all his policies will do is further stigmatise and in many cases destroy the lives of sick, disabled or unemployed people.
But the squirming little scab doesn’t care as long as he gets a chance to be Prime Minister one day. This is all we can expect from the new breed of Labour politicians. No heart, no soul, no principles, just naked and ruthless ambition. And if they leave a trail of bodies on the way then that is just collateral damage in their quest for power.
And Liam Byrne can fuck off as well.
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