Esther McVey vs The Internet – DWP Attempt Social Networking Spin Campaign

The DWP are attempting to ramp up their presence on social media with online events on their often overlooked facebook page, whilst on twitter they are using the new hashtag #job2014.

Even David Cameron has been plugging the DWP’s social networking pages, having no doubt been convinced by Employment Minister Esther McVey that she’s down with the kids on the internet.  After all, what could possibly go wrong?

On Wednesday Jobcentre Plus busy-body Caroline will be live on facebook lecturing people on how to find work, then on Friday a DWP related twitter account will be hosting a live chat promoting workfare.

The department also seems to have developed a bizarre obsession with how people dress, with a post on facebook written by the Get The Gloss fashion website which advises women to wear sophisticated make up for job interviews and insists men must wear a tie.  Despite this new online onslaught it seems that the 1950s are alive and well at the DWP.

The post also warns women against displaying too much cleavage, although today’s revelation from @refuted that claimants can now be forced to work in the sex industry suggests a more flexible approach for this type of interview might be encouraged.

Air your grievances against the DWP on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DWP and tweet using the hashtag #job2014.  Let’s spoil it for them.

(be careful if you use your real name on social media, they are the DWP after all)

UPDATE:  Get The Gloss, the company given free advertising in the above tweet by the DWP was started by Michael Gove’s wife Sarah Vine!

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59 responses to “Esther McVey vs The Internet – DWP Attempt Social Networking Spin Campaign

  1. Lets let them know what we think on twitter Friday then.

  2. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    That’s https://www.facebook.com/DWP and #job2014 – have fun, everybody!
    (Actually, that hashtag is ripe for ridicule. How about a different one, say, #nob2014, for people to vent their anger about our unelected leaders?

  3. spam them to death

  4. Ohhhh what have I done now? Sorry everyone!

  5. practicing, even.

  6. Perhaps attend an interview just wearing a tie and nothing else.
    Or tell nisha or whoever that since being young you’ve enjoyed being cruel and enjoyed seeing suffering and thought that getting job as jcp adviser would suit..

    • overburdenddonkey

      chewie
      takeoverday wtf makeoverday…takeovermindday….top tips for executive dressing for the unemployed, there’s hardly room to park one’s bentley by the jobcentre these days….their velvet parking service is crap…

  7. Reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:
    I really dont think they’ve thought this through (as usual). Should be good spectator sport for a few days..

  8. overburdenddonkey

    they beggar belief, yet another cheap trick to dump the blame for having no job’s in the uk economy onto those least able to work or provide them….

  9. Dee Hippy Chick

    What the fuck is the problem with the comments not displaying?

  10. Dee Hippy Chick

    Oh right, you have to post a comment before the other comments display?

  11. OT.

    “Singing anti-Tory songs will now land you in court. Citizen Smart who has supported many camapigns against the cuts is before Sterling Sherrif court tomorrow (Jan 6th) for anti Tory song : Hey Mr Cameron! See video below and dont forget to sign along at a street near you-solidarity from DPAC to Citizen Smart.”

    http://dpac.uk.net/2014/01/anti-tory-songs-now-illegal/

    • Just checked out the story. Two tories complained his song was racist because he was singing “English tories go home!” The tory duo complained it was racist. Gosh!
      He was a Scottish singer, singing in Stirling, Scotland, and D.Cameron, and most of the others there that day during an anti bedroom tax protest were English. D. Cameron is English. So…how was the song racist?
      The tories will stoop at anything.

  12. Just watched benefits street on channel 4 and yet again a street of self confessed thieves and people playing the system. Most of the unemployed are honest but these documentaries just highlight the minority who are trying it on. If only they would make a documentary showing honest genuine people who are unemployed, it would be boring but at least it would show the real hardship people are going through.

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  14. Another Fine Mess

    It wouldn’t matter if you wore a tie, silver trousers, and gold teeth.
    It doesn’t alter the maths. At any one time there’s still 3.5 million unemployed and only 100k jobs.

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

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

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

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

  17. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WHAT AN EXCITING STORYLINE………….

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

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

    ETC, ETC, ETC………………

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

    WHAT’S THE DEATH COUNT NOW, BOB?

  20. you Gota laugh..needed cheering up tonight and reading the replys on the dwp Facebook page has tickled me senseless! What a mad mad world where a government department can be so vile as to drive people to suicide yet think they can reach out to those same people via social media. Whatever next…

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

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

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

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

    From: Nigel Dale

    30 December 2013

    Dear DWP FoI request team,

    FOI 5501

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

    Yours sincerely,

    Nigel Dale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    RATHER EMBARRASSING, SOMEWHAT???

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  24. The jobcenter are running a Q&A session for jobseekers on facebook at noon.
    http://unemploymentmovement.com/forum/chat-a-rap/8384-dwp-qaa-session-at-12pm-on-facebook#33282

  25. the dwp are twats. nuff said.

    • IN AN EFFORT TO HIGHLIGHT HOW CORRUPT THE DWP HAVE BECOME IN THE HIRING OF A RENEGADE COMPANY, ATOS, I WILL QUOTE THE FOLLOWING TWO STATEMENTS.

      BOTH ARE BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS HIRED BY THE DWP…………..

      05 JUNE 2007.
      JULIE SIMPSON, HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

      PROGNOSIS;
      I ADVISE THAT THERE IS UNLIKELY TO BE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE PRESENT MEDICAL CONDITION OR THE FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS IN THE LONGER TERM.

      JUSTIFICATION OF ADVICE;
      THE INFORMATION ON FILE INDICATES NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE SINCE THE LAST EXAM.
      THE CLIENTS LEVEL OF DISABILITY IS UNLIKELY TO VARY SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.
      ………………………………………………………………………………

      10 JULY 2012.
      EMMA BRODRICK. ATOS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

      ZERO POINTS AWARDED.

      FUNCTIONAL PROBLEMS.
      I ADVISE THAT A RETURN TO WORK COULD BE CONSIDERED WITHIN 3 MONTHS.
      ………………………………………………………………………………

      …………..and just to show the hippocracy of the DWP once again………..
      06 November 03.
      Dr. j. Rickinson.

      Condition is unlikely to improve.

      12 September 95.
      Dr. R. Colman.

      No significant change anticipated.

      19 September 95.
      Mr, A. Heaten.
      Adjudication officer.
      Incapable of all work.

      ………………………………………………………………………………

      Everybody has a right to require the DWP to furnish them with all the information that they hold.

      I would not have the records above, to fight my case, had i not requested them……………

      THREE ENVELOPES ARRIVED, THE FILES THEY HELD ON ME WERE OVER 7 INCHES DEEP.

      WHY DON’T YOU REQUEST YOURS TODAY?
      “ALWAYS SEND THE REQUEST IN WRITING, RECORDED, AS THEY WILL INSIST THEY NEVER RECEIVED IT OTHERWISE…….
      Reply

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

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

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

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

    TODAY THEY ARE NOT EVEN ON THE BACK BURNER……

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

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

    “A FINELY HONED, WELFARE AND DISABILITY KILLING MACHINE”

  28. GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

    ONCE AGAIN, THE DWP, DISABILITY WELFARE PARIAH’S, ARE SPOUTING SHIT THROUGH THEIR “COCK IN THE MOUTH COLLEAGUES”,
    THE BBC, GENERAL PATTON;S PROPAGANDA PUPPETS!

    THE SPIN DOCTORS OF THIS STATE SPONSORED KILLING MACHINE ARE ABOUT AS HONEST AS AN ATOS MEDICAL REPORT!

    TWISTING THE TRUTH IS EASY WHEN YOU CONTROL THE DUMBFUCKS
    OF THE HAND IN POCKET MEDIA.

    THIS IS THE BBC HEADLINE;

    The DWP claims 980,400 people – 32%, of new applicants for Employment and Support Allowance – were judged capable of work between 2008 and March 2013.

    …………NEW APPLICANTS, MY ARSE!!!!!

    THE PEOPLE WHO WERE IN RECEIPT OF SICKNESS BENEFITS RECEIVED A LETTER INFORMING THEM THAT THEIR OLD BENEFITS HAD CEASED TO EXIST AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO RE-APPLY FOR A NEW ESA BENEFIT THAT WOULD REPLACE IT.

    A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS SENT TO EXISTING CLAIMANTS ASKING ABOUT THEIR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ILLNESS AND THEY WERE THEN ASKED TO ATTEND A MEDICAL, BY THE NOW NOTORIOUS, ATOS HEALTHCARE.

    A DISABILITY DENIAL UNIT THAT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY SHITHOUSES LIKE BILL GUNNYEON, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE DWP AND HIS TWISTED NETWORK OF CRONIES FROM THE FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE.

    BOLSTERED BY THE EFFORTS OF A SELECT NUMBER OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF OUR GOVERNMENT, IN TANDEM WITH HEALTH INSURANCE GIANT, UNUM CORPORATION OF AMERICA,

    FORMERLY CHARGED WITH DISABILITY DENIAL LAWSUITS IN THE USA, THEY SET OUT TO CRUCIFY THE DISABLED OF THE U.K.

    SADLY, THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SPEAKING OUT, BUT IN AN EFFORT TO QUELL THE GROWING TIDE OF DISSENT, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE SOUGHT TO TRY AND INTRODUCE GAGGING OF ITS PEOPLE……………………………..

    OUR LAWS ARE NO LONGER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF OUR NATION, THEY ARE BEING REWRITTEN TO HIDE THE ANTICS OF THE WEALTHY ELITE FROM SCRUTINY……………………

    ASK YOURSELVES, WHY IS THE DWP ONLY TOO GLAD TO HERALD IT’S ACHIEVEMENTS, YET COWER TO HIDE THE GROWING MOUNTAIN OF CORPSES LEFT IN ITS ASSAULT ON THE POOREST, WEAKEST AND DISABLED?

    OUR QUEEN, OUR MONARCH, IS THE BIGGEST WELFARE SCROUNGER THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER KNOWN!

    THE STATE SUPPORTS THIS FAMILY OF NOBLE “INBREDS” WHILST SHAFTING EVERYBODY ELSE…………………….

    ON THIS PLATFORM, I GEOFFREY REYNOLDS, CHALLENGE YOU, IAIN DUNCAN SMITH, TO AN OPEN FISTED CAGE FIGHT………..

    I MAY BE DISABLED, BUT THE HATE AND ANGER THAT I HOUSE WITHIN MY FRAIL BODY WILL PUT YOU TO SHAME ANYDAY!

    “YOU ARE BUT A COWARD LIVING WITHIN THE BODY OF A MAN”

    WHY NOT TAKE UP MY CHALLENGE AND LET THE WORLD SEE WHAT A CRAVEN JELLY OF A MAN YOU REALLY ARE?

    HAVING BODYGUARDS IS NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT, IT’S NOT A MATTER OF SOCIAL PROMINENCE, YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A SIMPLE SCUMBAG WHO MILLIONS WOULD LIKE TO SEE ERADICATED…………….

    TAKE UP MY CHALLENGE, I DARE YOU?

    I WILL FIGHT YOU FOR THE RELEASE OF THE TRUE MORTALITY RATES YOUR DEPARTMENT HAS INFLICTED, THE ONES HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC VIEW.

    THE FINAL NAIL IN YOUR COFFIN…………….

    ……………and maybe the reason that i am being paid only £32.30 per week, disabled for life………………………..

  29. CAPITA HEALTHCARE, THE NAME IS A COMPLETE OXYMORON, A WORD THAT SEEMS TO CHALLENGE IT’S OWN MEANING………….

    SOMETHING ON THE LINES OF, LIVING DEAD OR GROUND PILOT………..

    CAPITA HAVE NO CARE ABOUT THE HEALTH OF DISABLED WHATSOEVER, THEY ARE YET ANOTHER COG IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND PENSIONS, DISABILITY DENIAL MACHINE…..

    IT’S RATHER LIKE HAVING AN SS STORMTROOPER WELCOMING YOU TO TAKE A RELAXING, FRAGRANT SHOWER,

    “YOU KNOW THE OUTCOME BEFORE YOU EVER SET FOOT INSIDE”

    ………AND WHY ALL THE DRIVEL BEFOREHAND, “YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT, PIP”………

    ARE YOU FUCK INVITED!!!

    THEY HAVE STOLEN YOUR EXISTING BENEFITS AND LEFT YOU WITH NO OTHER OPTION TO SURVIVE, LIKE LEADING YOU INTO A CATTLE TRUCK DESTINED FOR AUSCHWITZ WITH A PISTOL PRESSED FIRMLY INTO YOUR TEMPLE…..

    WORKING TO DWP TARGETS IS WHAT THE GAME IS ALL ABOUT, COUPLE THAT WITH AN EX BED PAN CLEANER WITH A GLOSSY CERTIFICATE THAT IS NOT RECOGNISED EVEN IN WILLY WONKA’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY, YOU HAVE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER!!!

    WHERE ARE ALL THE CITIZENS THAT HAVE BEEN DENIED THEIR ONLY MEANS OF SURVIVAL, YES I MEAN THOSE WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY DIED?

    THEY ARE LOST IN THE SYSTEM, THE SYSTEM THAT SYSTEMATICALLY ENDS THE LIVES OF THE POOREST AND WEAKEST………

    CAPITA, ATOS, WHOEVER YOU MIGHT CALL UPON, ARE ALL SINGING FROM THE “SAME SONGSHEET” TO THE TUNE OF DISABILITY DENIAL U.K.

    WHEREVER YOU HAVE PLAN YOU NEED A MOTIVE, SO LETS CALL THE PLAN;

    “THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II DISABILITY EXTERMINATION PACKAGE”

    YOU, MY DEAR, WORRY ABOUT YOUR CRUMBLING 240 BEDROOM PALACE AND WHERE YOUR NEXT VENISON IS COMING FROM, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO HIGHLIGHT THE DEATH TOLL OF YOUR WARPED WELFARE BLESSINGS…

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