Come to the Welfare Action Gathering on 15th February!

bhf-workfareFrom Boycott Workfare

Come to an info and skill-sharing day in London on 15 February, 10.45am-5.30pm, Maiden Lane Community Centre – 20 minutes walk or a short bus ride from Kings Cross Station, off York Way (156 St. Paul’s Crescent, London, NW1 9XZ. Venue wheelchair accessible.)

Getting your welfare rights is about a lot more than just knowing your welfare rights. Across the UK, people are getting together to support each other and pushing back workfare, standing up to sanctions, wrong decisions, and insecure housing.

Meet others from across the UK, hear inspiring stories, learn info about our rights and share tactics that work. This isn’t a day for speakers from the front. Party political representatives aren’t invited. It’s about people at the grassroots getting together and working out how we can support each other and throw even more spanners in the government’s plans!

If you are in a local group where people share mutual support on welfare or housing (or plan to start one), we should be able to help with your travel costs. Please get in touch as soon as you can so we can sort it out.

Planning on coming? There’ll be tea, coffee and a free lunch! Please let us know you’re coming so we know how many people to cook for!

Want to know what to expect? Check out the agenda on Boycott Workfare website.

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74 responses to “Come to the Welfare Action Gathering on 15th February!

  1. ………..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”

  2. …………….BILL GUNNYEON, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE DWP, LEADING FIGURE IN THE FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE……………..

    “ALONG WITH A FEW WELL CHOSEN MINISTERS, THE ARCHITECTS OF THE WORST INDIRECT SLAYING OF DISABLED AND POOR PERSONS, THE U.K. HAS EVER SEEN”……….

    ………….hence the DWP’S decision not to monitor welfare mortality rates……..

    ………a cover up, an interdepartmental whitewash of deaths due to welfare reform reforms that carried the blessing of the Queen……………

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  4. brittish heart foundation.

    you will all be our slaves forever ha ha ha.

    • Slavery is illegal in this country, so why is the fuckhead IDS encouraging it?

    • My NAME is my Name

      british ‘heartless’ foundation:
      we’ve always been slaves ha ha ha:
      through none disclosure ha ha ha:
      but thats fraud ha ha ha…..

      i expect my comment will be removed, so Thanks in advance

      • overburdenddonkey

        my name,etc
        well you got through jv’s sophisticated spam filter, so perhaps he thinks one day you might talk sense….

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  6. Boycott the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

    These BHF cunts are still involved in MWA. In fact, I start with these cunts on MWA nest week! BOYCOTT THESE CUNTS!!

  7. Herr Iain Duncan Smith MP

    An alle, die es angeht, besonders alles Sie faule Ficker auf hier, wer ständig über mich stöhnen. Meine Leistungspolicen, gehen wie geplant, und im Budget ob Sie fuckturds wie es voran oder nicht. Wenn es irgendwelche Todesfälle infolge meiner Sozialfürsorge-Änderungen oder der Schlafzimmer-Steuer, hart fuckity Scheißkäse gibt.

    Herr Iain Duncan Smith MP

    Gestapo Officer for the Department of Work and Pensions

    Slave work sets you free, so fuck off and stop taking ESA/JSA money

  8. The cast of the film, twelve years a slave, are expected to clean up at the baftas……………….i thought slavery was finished?

  9. Our housing association who I registered with to be put on the list for alternative accommodation, should the need arise when I cannot afford to live in the home I have been in for 31 years due to bedroom tax, has chastised me for not chasing the grotty properties they have on offer and threatened to take me off the register, I told them I still want to be on the register but am not looking to exchange or move at present, so now they using the back door approach and are trying to get pictures to put up on the exchange website by telling me they are sending a surveyor round to take photo’s of my home inside and out for future renovations.
    I have told them I want no surveyor nor renovations, they have already put electric water heaters and fires in other houses to replace the gas, with electricity costing 10x per therm the cost of gas, making those in social housing pay more to heat their homes and water.

    When I have gone on their housing website as my friends have they are only allowed to see properties other than what they have put up about their own property or whether the tenant is ready to move or not.
    They are trying to force tenants out.

    • overburdenddonkey

      g fawkes
      they cannot claim to be unaware of the well reported, “poverty premium”, where poor people often have a higher cost of living for vital goods and services…..so they keep squeezing more and more income from the masses….

  10. I’ve found ‘Nisha’ from the DWP/Twitter non entity the other week, – she’s moonlighting on the new Cadbury’s Creme Eggs Advert for ‘Commertial Television’

  11. ANNOS FOUND THIS AMAZING PAGE THAT HIGHLIGHTS WHY POLITICIANS SHOULD BE TAKING NO PART IN VOTING ON MATTERS TO DO WITH THE N.H.S.;

    PARLIAMENTARIANS HAVING PAST OR PRESENT LINKS TO THE HEALTH INDUSTRY……………..

    THE PAGE THAT ANNOS UNCOVERED, SHOWS THE REASON WHY THE N.H.S. IS BEING SCHEMATICALLY DISMANTLED UNDER OUR VERY EYES.

    IT NAMES 200 FAT FINGERED, SLIMY, UNDER THE TABLE SCUMBAGS WHO STRIVE TO FULFILL THEIR ONLY AMBITIONS OF SWELLING THEIR COFFERS WHILE OUR SICK ARE TURNED AWAY, DENIED TREATMENT OR IGNORED……………………

    A FEW YEARS AGO THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT PROMISED A FLAGSHIP POLICY THAT WOULD SEE PERSONS OF 40 TO 70 YEARS OLD INVITED TO HOSPITALS TO UNDERGO A THOROUGH HEALTH CHECK.
    I CONTACTED MY LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY VIA A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST AND ASKED HOW MANY PERSONS HAD BEEN INVITED FOR THE HEALTH CHECKS AT MY LOCAL HOSPITAL……….

    GUESS HOW MANY?

    THEY WOULD NOT EVEN ANSWER, GIVING ME A TOUR OF EVERYTHING, OTHER THAN THAT I HAD REQUESTED.

    FINALLY THEY SAID IF I WAS SO CONCERNED I SHOULD CONSULT MY OWN G.P.
    YESTERDAY THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE PEOPLE OVER 60 SHOULD NOT SOLDIER ON WITH ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS, THEY SHOULD CONSULT THEIR DOCTORS………………………

    THE COALITION ALSO SAID THEY WOULD MAINTAIN THE FREE HEALTH CHECKS…………………….

    HAS ANYONE BEEN INVITED FOR ONE AT THEIR HOSPITAL???

    “MANIFESTOS ARE AS FULL OF SHIT AS MY LOCAL SEWAGE WORKS”

  12. Here is a sneak preview of the future of Jobcentre Plus. You can enter, but you can never leave.🙂 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dEcUmnJdlrs/UdqkbkEV3qI/AAAAAAAAMcE/6SXvzZiBVb0/s1600/165.JPG

  13. “Iain Duncan Smith’s 100 Biggest Failures.”

    “1. Despite all the rhetoric about cutting welfare spending, it has actually increased by £24 billion this parliament (evidence & evidence)”

    http://www.greenbenchesuk.com/2014/01/the-cost-of-ids-100-ways-iain-duncan.html

    • Can, somebody please help me. Basically I received a email off dwp. Stating that I have an active Jobmatch account, and have’nt logged in within a year (but I use the website on daily basis to search for work) and, if I don’t log into my account within 4 weeks it will be automatically disabled ???
      please help😦

      • Cancel your account with UVM and re apply with not ticking the box that allows JCP/DWP to follow and keep track.

        Its your right to not have them track you.

        Just ensure you have enough evidence of job search when you sign on and this should be enough to keep the bastards at bay

      • bamboozled; I would log in to stop things being messed up, because if you try to cancel the account you have to “send a request” for them to cancel it and wait on them replying and then cancelling it for you. Once you have logged in you go to your account profile to “save your preferences” for allowing them access to the account. Obviously you could then change your cv to private (unless you’ve agreed on some written agreement to make it public as some people on here have said they have been made to do, but I would try to keep it as private or change it to private if possible) and untick the place which says I give them permission to access my account (You have an indisputable right to deny them access to your account)
        ( I know about the problem with trying to cancel it because when they forced me to set up a UJM account they accidentally ticked for me to allow access to the account and kept going back and forth on the screens to try to undo the access and couldn’t and then I asked them to cancel my account in the form of a request so that I could then set it up again and deny access as elohimette has recommended and then they never got back to me and then I found out I could just go to account profile and deny access there. Obviously you can tick a box somewhere (I cant remember which part it is) to refuse the useless spam e-mails which they send you too.
        To keep it active its best to log in every now and again unless they make you do it more frequently as they do in my case (3 times per week to check for jobs saved by my advisor) I was getting alerts showing on the first screen about not running jobsearches while logged in but these alerts have stopped without me doing anything about it – perhaps they’ve been stopped by advisor as I didn’t commit to running jobsearches while logged in, only to checking on the first screen for any jobs saved by her).
        The e-mail you’ve had from dwp isn’t necessarily proof that they’ve had access to it if you’ve denied it, it sounds like just an automatic e-mail warning you it will be closed completely if you don’t log in within a certain time. I do not log in when doing jobsearches, only when doing obligatory checking for jobs saved and when applying for jobs which I cannot apply for outside of UJM and I log out quickly afterwards.

      • PS bamboozled I see they have stated you haven’t logged in within a year therefore that must be how often you must log in ie at least once every 365/364 days! unless you have agreed to do it more frequently as I have.

        • Thanks, for the reply. Please don’t have a go at me, but I have 2 ujm accounts (1 is genuine and the other is’nt) the only reason I created a fake Jobmatch account was to see if it was actually possible to do it (hence the reason why I have had a email from dwp stating I have’nt logged in. In over a year.) I realise that this was a stupid thing to do because people are going to think I’m not trying hard enough to get job😦 (which is’nt true I daily use my genuine Jobmatch account and apply for suitable vacancies) and, I have’nt given Jc access to either
          if anyone can help me erase the fake Jobmatch account I would appreciate. Cheers. P.s I’m no scrounger😦

          • bamboozled – no genuine person on this blog is going to have a go at you – that is the JCPs job! If the e-mail saying you haven’t logged in for over a year is for the fake account then I’m presuming it will automatically be disabled if you don’t log in within 4 weeks and then perhaps then sooner or later automatically cancelled – you would probably need to check with someone who knows such as a JCP advisor you can trust – if you have one locally! You don’t need to tell them just why you are enquiring! If they cant link it to you and you have created the fake UJM account on a public computer such as a library then you have nothing to worry about. Whether the account stays or closes down or is disabled or whatever is irrelevant. If on the other hand your e-mail address for the genuine account is the same as for the fake one they might be able to link it to you, but then they might not – I don’t know enough about these things to say for certain. To close the fake account down you need to request them to do it – I cant remember if you are able to do that just via the actual account or not. If you go into your own genuine one see if there are any screens or advice within the account advising on how to cancel it. If there are then you could just log into the fake one and send a message to them asking them to close it down, and it doesn’t really matter how quickly they get back to you or if its atuomatically disabled and then eventually closed. When I tried to cancel mine via a request to them, they did send me an automatic e-mail to say they had received my communication but they didn’t communicate with me further beyond that or cancel it for me although perhaps that was because I stated the reason I wanted to cancel it was because I wished to deny them access to my account which I later found out I could do without cancelling the account. No-one thinks you are a scrounger.

            • Jcp, sufferer the advisor in Jc keeps asking why I have refused her access. What can I say to get her off my back ??
              when, she asked why I have refused her access to my Jobmatch account I simply replied because it’s not mandatory to give Jc access. What do you tell your Jc advisor when she asks ??
              cheers

          • bamboozled – I found this about UJM under Frequently Asked Questions – given what it says it is best if you just ignore the e-mail for your fake account and it will be disabled and then deactivated or perhaps disabled is the same as deactivated – It is best then to not log in – instead you should let it automatically be ended rather than communicating with them and giving them a chance to match your e-mail address to your genuine account.

            Q: Does my Universal Jobmatch account expire if I don’t access it within a certain period of time?

            A: If you don’t log in to your account within 12 months, Universal Jobmatch will notify you by email and the account will be deactivated if you don’t take any action.

            • Jcp, sufferer thanks for the support. But, when I first saw the email from dwp I panicked (and unfortunately I have emailed them)😦 (I just prayer that my genuine account will be unaffected)

            • bamboozled – oh well at least they will hopefully close the false one down. Have prayed along with you that nothing undesired happens. They probably get lots of people setting up fake ones, and it wouldn’t be worth their while to chase up any suspect ones. After all, they get lots of suspect “employers” setting up fake employment “opportunities” and they don’t bother chasing up them!

    • The houses of parliament should be reupholstered with yellow benches, because they are cowards only capable of kicking the poorest in society, while handing over welfare money paid in by the poorest, to the richest.

    • Just read the 100 failures – with the evidence mounting up in this way it should be front page news,

      There is of course the media that is unwilling to publish it and continue to spout the opposite – Goes to show that the media is in the Governments pocket

  14. Young man if you are down on your luck
    We will send you to MAN-DA-TORY WORK AC-TIV-ITY
    And young man
    If you don’t turn up we will STOP-YOUR-MONEY

    There is no pay at the BHF
    There is no pay at the B-H-F

    You can work all day
    You can work all night
    You can work your fingers TO-THE-BONE

    There is no pay at the BHF
    There is no pay at the B-H-F

    There is no pay at the BHF
    There is no pay at the B-H-F

    You can work all day
    You can work all night
    You can work your fingers TO-THE-BONE

    There is no pay at the BHF
    There is no pay at the B-H-F

    There is no pay at the BHF
    There is no pay at the B-H-F

  15. There is not much pay anywhere for the working class – Russell Brand on Jonathan Ross, telling us how he loves all classes, putting himself forward for election to PM and the shadow PM on Andrew Marr condemning those that don’t try to get a job.
    If there were any jobs that paid what MP’s and the middle and upper class in general are paid, for incompetence and discrimination against the poor not the rich, then we could all talk as he does, except there would be no-one left to talk down to.
    Inherited wealth and Income are the only things that have created the classes, although the snobs would say it is manners.

    • overburdenddonkey

      g fawkes
      being poor is painfully hard in the uk, but does their “love” as they call it extend to actively help reduce poverty in the uk? …i see no evidence of it, therefore it is not love in the true sense of the word….can’t love an ice cream but we can say we do, because it bring us pleasure that is not the love those/us in poverty need…the love we need is action from others to end poverty….and i don’t mean handouts from charity neither….but a truly equitable society that acknowledges the human rights to vitals of life for all…a socially cooperative society, with consent trust and truth at its heart, that will mean higher taxes and principled investment to move slowly towards an equitable and free society…
      i also noticed this….
      http://dpac.uk.net/2014/01/sanity-in-an-era-of-rabid-capitalism-f-e-e-l-event-7th-february/ ……

  16. Young man if you are down on your luck
    We will send you to MAN-DA-TORY WORK AC-TIV-ITY
    And young man
    If you don’t turn up we will STOP-YOUR-DOLE-MONEY

    There is no pay at the YMCA
    There is no pay at the Y-M-C-A

    You can work all day
    You can work all night
    You can work your fingers TO-THE-BONE

    There is no pay at the YMCA
    There is no pay at the Y-M-C-A

    There is no pay at the YMCA
    There is no pay at the Y-M-C-A

    You can work all day
    You can work all night
    You can work your fingers TO-THE-BONE

    There is no pay at the YMCA
    There is no pay at the Y-M-C-A

    There is no pay at the YMCA
    There is no pay at the Y-M-C-A

  17. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

  18. Criminal gangs ‘hotwire power supply’ to help cut bills

    Criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by “hotwiring” supplies for as little as £10, BBC Inside Out has learned.

    The energy thieves operating in London can tamper with 15 meters in a day, an investigation found.

    Fraud investigators from British Gas said the gangs were risking causing gas explosions and endangering lives.

    Regulator Ofgem believes theft costs the industry £400m per year. British Gas says it adds £30 to annual bills.

    Mark Andrews, the firm’s head of revenue protection, has warned people die “every year” because of meter tampering.

    Power theft investigator Piers Merritt said: “We find trends where people go around estates and tamper with meters.

    “These people will charge between £10 and £500 a time.

    “They’re not putting themselves at risk, if something happened there it’s all the adjoining properties and everyone in there that’s going to be affected by a potential explosion.”

    Investigators found five instances of gas theft and two of electricity theft in a Sheffield street where a house was destroyed in a suspected gas explosion last year.

    The scale of the damage meant the cause of the explosion could not be identified.

    And in London, a man who received a suspended prison sentence for digging up a street in the capital, allowing residents to steal electricity, told Inside Out “thousands” of homes in the capital were avoiding paying for usage by “hotwiring” their supply.

    Cannabis farms

    Mr Andrews said: “More people are feeling this is the only way they can get their energy.

    “This is a huge problem, we believe that perhaps £500m worth of gas and electricity is stolen across the industry each year.

    “In terms of what that means for the customers, it’s potentially £30 a year on their bills and it’s money they shouldn’t have to pay.”

    Inside Out was shown examples of bicycle inner tubes being used to divert supply.

    Lewisham Council has uncovered evidence that landlords are stealing the supply for multiple properties on the same street.

    Ben Reeve-Lewis, from the council, said he regularly visited homes where meters suggested no electricity had been used for three months.

    “Landlords of that kind will fill up their properties with people who can’t complain,” he said.

    Ofgem believe a third of energy theft is linked to the illegal growing of cannabis and police and energy firm investigators have found booby traps close to illegitimate equipment.

    Insp Lee Devall, from Essex Police, said: “Organised crime gangs don’t want you to find this and are not happy when thousands of pounds worth of equipment is ruined.”

    Inside Out is broadcast on Monday, 20 January at 19:30 GMT on BBC One and is available for seven days thereafter on the iPlayer.

    Criminal gangs ‘hotwire power supply’ to help cut bills

    • Brenda Barnstubble

      Can’t really blame them, luv. Round these parts it’s over 20p for a blooming kilo watt hour of blooming electricity! It’s blooming freezing!

  19. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO SEE THAT THE DWP AND COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE ARE SHAFTING THE DISABLED AND POOR…………

    IT’S A COLLABORATION MADE I HEAVEN WHERE ONE DEPARTMENT ROBS YOU OF YOUR ENTITLEMENT THEN THE OTHER ONE ENDORSES IT.

    EQUALITY LAW GAVE THE DISABLED A STATUS OF HAVING A “PROTECTED CHARACTERISTIC” THAT OFFERED THE HOLDER A FORM OF PROTECTION FROM BEING BULLIED, BUT NEITHER OF THESE DEPARTMENTS GIVE A DAMN, RUTHLESSLY TREADING THE RIGHTS INTO THE GROUND…………

    WHAT YOU ARE WITNESSING IS A GIANT CULL OF THOSE OF US UNFORTUNATE TO HAVE A MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY.
    THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PAIN, SUFFERING AND DEATH.

    TO THESE TWO KILLERS, YOU ARE A MERE STATISTIC, A PAT ON THE BACK FOR SOME ARSEHOLE WILLING TO INFLICT PAIN
    HIDING IN AN OFFICE KOW-TOWING TO HIS SENIORS AS THEY ARE, IN TURN REWARDED FOR THEIR INHUMAN ACTIONS.

    ………….NOBODY NEEDS TO DIE, BUT YOU MY FRIENDS, OFFER THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTENCE!

    YOUR BODIES AND MINDS ARE ALREADY FRAIL AND CARRY THE HEAVIEST BURDENS, YET YOU ARE CONSIDERED A WORTHWHILE TARGET.
    IT REMINDS ME OF HUNTING FOR THREE LEGGED ANIMALS, TRAPPING THEM AND STATING THE MOST DECENT THING TO DO IS PUT THEM OUT OF THEIR MISERY…………………….

    ……………THE DWP AND COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE IS A STATE KILLING MACHINE, ONE ENDORSES THE OTHERS ACTIONS………

    HOW CAN IT BE FAIR THAT A BIASED ATOS MEDICAL REPORT IS USED TO STEAL YOUR BENEFITS WHEN IT ISN’T WORTH THE PAPER IT’S WRITTEN ON?

    MORE TO THE POINT, WHY ARE THE COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE ALLOWING HEARINGS TO GO AHEAD WHEN THE BASIS OF THE SANCTION WAS A SKEWED REPORT THAT GENERATED ON A ROGUE SOFTWARE DEVELOPED BY A DISABILITY DENIAL GROUP?

    THEIR IS ONLY ONE ANSWER, COLLUSION!……………..

    HOW CAN A COURT BE INDEPENDENT WHEN HANDLING AN ISSUE OF WELFARE, WHEN THE QUEEN GAVE ROYAL ASSENT TO THE WELFARE REFORM ACT OF 2012, AND THE COURTS CARRY THE TITLE OF ,”HER MAJESTY’S COURTS AND TRIBUNAL SERVICE?”
    IT’S JUST FARCICAL, IT IS NEITHER INDEPENDENT, FAIR OR JUST……………….

    IT’S A BIG CON TO ROB YOU OF THAT, WHICH HAS BEEN RIGHTLY GRANTED PREVIOUSLY.

    WHEN YOU ATTEND A COURT OR HEARING, YOU ARE TREATED LIKE DIRT AND SPOKEN DOWN TO……………

    YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HEARD BY YOUR PEERS AND THIS IS DEFINED IN ANY DICTIONARY AS SOMEONE OF EQUAL RANK OR MERIT.

    ALL THE BULLSHIT OF SWEARING ON A BIBLE, A DODDERY OLD FART IN A WIG AND A TEAM OF TOFFEE NOSED EDUCATED BARRISTERS IS SO FAR FROM THE THE REALITY OF A FAIR TRIAL, IT’S BEYOND BELIEF.

    MONEY BRINGS ABOUT JUSTICE, IT ALWAYS HAS AND IT ALWAYS WILL……………………

    ANDREW MITCHELL MADE NO MISTAKE WHEN HE USED THE WORD PLEB.

    YOU, MY FRIEND, SHOULD KNOW YOUR PLACE AND THIS IS DICTATED BY ONE THING ONLY, THE PECKING ORDER.

    THOSE SITTING NEAREST TO THE HEAD OF THE TABLE ALWAYS RISE ABOVE THOSE WHO ARE FED THE CRUMBS OF COMFORT………I MAY BE A PLEB BUT I HAVE AN OPINION.

    AN OPINION AS GOOD AS ANYONE, BUT STIFLED BY THE FACT THAT I SIT AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE TABLE FROM THE SERVER……………………..

  20. Bloody well said Geoff.

  21. On the news today Ids spouting if migrants claim housing benefit they cannot claim JSA. Who is going to benefit from this most and why is it not the other way around?

  22. How to stop remote access to your home or any other computer:

    Go to Control Panel > System > Remote Settings, then untick the Allow Remote Connetions to This Computer Box, then hit the Apply button at the bottom of the page. That’s it.

  23. Landless Peasant

    Undergo Basic Skills Training or lose your Benefits – Labour.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25803006

  24. Landless those proposals by Labour are absolutely shocking.
    If people do not know basics after their schooling, then she needs to be shifting the emphasis on teaching.
    Contributory benefits are a no, no, precisely for the fact that if there are no jobs then the young have never had a chance to contribute, and I don’t consider workfare to be contributory, only exploitative.

    You don’t need English or maths to lay tarmac and lots of other jobs that the young are expected to do, for little pay and to benefit public services such as paving and laying roads, all the jobs councils want doing on the cheap.

  25. “You don’t need English or maths to lay tarmac and lots of other jobs that young are expected to do, for little pay and to benefit public services such as paving and laying roads, all the jobs councils want doing on the cheap.”

    Just another way to line the pockets of the usual suspects who make money from “training” people for work. It would be better to focus on helping children learn the maths necessary for work during the 12 or so years they have of full time education. And the jobs aren’t there…….

  26. Jeff

    This is just another attack on the unemployed, most of the youngsters coming out of school have basic everything, this is just another excuse to throw them into training or college to keep the middle classes in jobs.

    • Middle-Class College Lecturer

      Too right, guy🙂

      • When I say middle class, I mean have a mortgage, indebted to the banks, not that they have brains enough to teach anyone anything.

    • Another thing you see a lot of in job adverts is a requirement for a FULL DRIVING LICENCE when the job involves NO driving – you will even see it for basic admin jobs on UJM and the driving licence requirement is usually highlighted as if it is more important than the ability to use a computer. There is a reason they do it though, and that is too weed out the ‘chavs’, and favour the middle-classes. A good example of this is the much sought after post of Assistant Psychologist – a job that ALWAYS stipulates a driving licence as a job requirement even though the job involves no driving whatsoever – but again, it helps to stop the ‘chavs’ applying. It is a highly discriminatory practice and it is high-time it was outlawed!

      • Fanny Mae

        The sooner they get most of the cars off the roads and people onto public transport the better – we might get some infrastructure and funding then for something other than HS2.

  27. Rachel Reeves also said “[do the training] or face sanctions”. Lovely people – they have our best interests at heart.

    Overheard recently at work programme, during a how to feel bad about yourself in case you are not already a little fed up session – (WP) “And you have your children to think of …” “You don’t want them to see you not working. They need to see you as a role model … Next!”

    • When labour were last in power they tried to pull the basic training stunt on me even though I have ‘A’ level English and have worked in banking and other financial departments in charge of large amounts of cash and figures, but that was because they had already sanctioned me previously for refusing to work for charities, so they sanctioned me for refusing to do training instead, just another excuse for their dictatorial attitude.

      • I WOULD ASK ANYONE ON THIS BLOG, WHO HAS UTTER CONTEMPT FOR THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT TREAT OUR POOREST AND DISABLED, TO GO ON THE 38 DEGREES SITE, TYPE IN SAMUEL MILLER AND SIGN THE PETITION……………………

        IT MUST BE IRKING THEM AS THEY KEEP REMOVING REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET SITES…………..

        • …….AND ANOTHER ONE FROM THE DWP AND ATOS!!!

          DON’T FORGET, IT’S NOT ATOS WHO MAKE THE DECISION ON A PERSONS ABILITY TO WORK, IT’S THE DWP DECISION MAKER WHO MAKES THE FINAL JUDGEMENT…………..

          YES, THE ONES WHO ARE GOOGLING MEDICAL CONDITIONS!

          Sheila Holt was sectioned after being taken off Income Support, days later she had a heart attack and fell into the coma – and is still being sent letters by assessors
          Atos………..

          A mentally ill woman forced on to the Coalition’s Work Programme is in a coma – but is still being sent letters by benefits assessors.

          Bipolar patient Sheila Holt, 47, was sectioned in December after being taken off Income Support. Days later she had a heart attack and fell into the coma.

          This weekend, Miss Holt, of Rochdale, Gtr Manchester, was sent a letter by Atos to ask why she was not working.

  28. Details from the most recent A4e accounts (2012-2013) shows its not all plain sailing. A4e needs labour desperately. I am sure their fortunes will be turned round as soon as labour gets into power and hand them a big amount of contracts their way.

    24th April 2012 – Medex Training Ltd was struck off (closed/dissolved)
    29th March 2013 – A4e Polska Ps z o o (Poland) was struck off (closed/dissolved)

    A4e Deutschland GmbH closed/dissolved
    A4e France SAS closed/dissolved

    Worrying when you are retreating from France and Germany, two major countries in Europe.

    Segmental revenue has dropped from
    UK: £167,126,000 to £143,931,000
    Europe: £3,935,000 to £674,000 (excludes UK)
    Australia: £22,847,000 to £21,849,000 (slight decrease)

    A4e look to be in a spot of bother.

    £22.5m bank loan to 30 June 2014.
    £5m loan from Thornbridge Limited (guess who?) to 31 May 2014.

    A4e Emma ‘Cuts are fantastic’ Harrison CBE still has 85.51% majority share.

  29. google; 38 DEGREES SAMUEL MILLER

    A LETTER TO THE HAGUE OUTLINING THE MISTREATMENT OF THE SICK AND DISABLED

    I WOULD ADVISE ALL TO SIGN IT……….

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