Disabled Protesters Blockade The DWP In Fury At The Closure Of The Independent Living Fund

dwp-protest2Up to 100 disabled people and supporters held a noisy protest outside the Department of Work and Pensions yesterday which ended in a spontaneous blockade of all four entrances into the building.

The protest was held after Minister for Murdering Disabled People Mike Penning said the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) would still go ahead despite a court decision last year.  The closure of the fund, which allows the most severely disabled people to lead independent lives, had been halted when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government had acted unlawfully by not paying ‘due regard’ to the rights of disabled people under the Equality Act.

Campaigners had hoped that this would mean the end of this spiteful and nasty move which will lead to some disabled people having no choice but to live in institutions.  Sadly Mike Penning announced last month that the Government intended to press ahead with the closure of the ILF, and this time do it legally.

Yesterday’s demonstration, which was called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), began with songs and speeches outside the main entrance of the DWP after campaigners ignored the fenced off pen where the police presumably hoped the protest would be held.  Many speakers demanded that Mike Penning, or one of his representatives, should come out of the building and face some of the people whose lives will be destroyed by closing the ILF.  No-one came, and at one point the DWP even refused to accept a letter of protest showing how much the department really cares about ‘involving disabled people’ in decision making.

As anger grew at this cowardly snub, several disabled people made their way round to the side of the building where DWP officials had been sneaking in and out through a side-door.  Bungling G4S security staff were unable to stop protesters blocking this entrance and when they found another way to let people in and out of the building a part of the crowd broke off and gathered outside that door as well.

Acting alongside a small police presence, security staff decided that no-one should leave the building through this exit either .  As 5pm came and went, this meant hundreds of DWP employees had some much needed time to reflect on the harsh realities of their nine to five existence.  Eventually police re-enforcements arrived and staff were  let out of the front door accompanied by songs, shouts and occasional caustic barracking.  Not one of the people leaving the building were prepared to admit that they worked for the Office for Disability Issues based inside, or even that they had met Mike Penning –  who seems as unpopular at the DWP as he is everywhere else.

Some DWP staff whinged about not being able to go home on time, claiming current policies were nothing to do with them, they just carried them out on behalf of Penning and Iain Duncan Smith.  As one protester pointed out however, a few minutes trapped in their office is nothing compared to the lifetime disabled people face being trapped in their homes, or even institutions, due to the scrapping of the Independent Living Fund.

For more on the campaign to save the Independent Living Fund, and to get involved visit Disabled People Against Cuts’ website or follow them on twitter @Dis_PPL_Protest

Follow me on twitter @johnnyvoid

103 responses to “Disabled Protesters Blockade The DWP In Fury At The Closure Of The Independent Living Fund

  1. Iain Duncan Smith is a CUNT!!

    Fuck this Nazi bastard!!

    • I voz only following orders svwine hunt.

      • that excuse might have worked at the Nuremberg trials, those people were threatened with being shot, these sad sorry humans only face losing their jobs which aren’t worth having imo, they are as culpable as the people passing the policies, remember Frankie goes to Hollywood said, what if war broke out and nobody turned up

        • They were hung by the neck until declared dead.
          If they refused to die, the executioner would hang off their legs until their necks broke.
          The truth and nothing but the truth.
          I suggest you research. x

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      IS THERE ANY WONDER THAT THE GOVERNMENTS FLAGSHIP UNIVERSAL CREDIT HAS NOT BEEN DELIVERED ON BUDGET AND ON TIME?

      THE WHOLE FIASCO MUST HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE BACK BURNER WITH THE ABSENCE OF IT’S LATEST BOSS, SHIPLEE, FOR MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS, DUE TO ILLNESS……

      ATOS WOULD SURELY FIND HIM FIT THOUGH………

      YES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, WHO WE THOUGHT, WAS A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION, SUDDENLY GROWING BALLS AND FORMERLY OPENING INVESTIGATIONS INTO BRITAINS ROLE IN WAR CRIMES IN IRAQ, ANYTHING IS NOW POSSIBLE.

      THE THOUGHT OF OTHER INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF MORE THAN FORTY THOUSAND UK CITIZENS DUE TO WELFARE CHANGES MUST BE SENDING WARNING SIGNALS TO THE DWP AND ITS INCUMBENT HENCHMAN, THE PCS UNION……..

      SHREDDING OF EVIDENCE MUST BE THE MAINSTAY AS THE FINGER OF SUSPICION TURNS TOWARDS THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE HEINOUS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY…..

      BUT HOW WILL THE DWP COPE WITH ERASING LINKS WITH SO MANY SIGNING ON AND THE INCREASED SANCTION TARGETS?

      ONLY TIME WILL TELL.

      OBVIOUSLY THOSE AT THE TOP, THE ENGINEERS OF DEATH, WILL BE STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE UNSETTLED AS THE JIGSAW OF LOOSE ENDS STARTS TO FORM A PICTURE.

      IT’S NO GOOD CARRYING ON AS THOUGH NOTHING IS HAPPENING, BURYING YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND AND TO DAMN WITH IT ALL!

      THE KILLERS ARE OPEN FOR ALL TO SEE, TOO MUCH DOCUMENTATION READILY AVAILABLE ABOUT THEIR CRIMES ON THE INTERNET.

      NUREMBERG GAVE UP IT’S EVIL TROPHIES, AND SO WILL WE………..

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS

        The organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have closed the ticket website and phoneline until ongoing problems with sales can be resolved.

        Glasgow 2014 said the measure was necessary to address technical issues which had hampered the sales of 100,000 extra tickets since Monday.

        The organiser said it was “very sorry”

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

        IF THIS FIASCO SOUNDS FAMILIAR, IT SURELY IS……………….

        “ATOS ARE THE SPONSOR OF THE GAMES”

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  3. Brilliant! They are my heroes for the day.

  4. overburdenddonkey

    welldone to the protesters, for making your voices heard…they are determined to drive us all into the sea….all must now act against tyranny, in what ever way that they can…

    • overburdenddonkey

      cor you can open a can, implies that if one is unfit for work that should/would be impossible…they use what we cannot physically/mentally do, or struggle to physically/mentally do and what we can do against us….they try to make us feel failure(s), they claim that we can do the same things as fit and able people are capable of, like we have somehow let them down, inspite of all their efforts and support…it is, as if we should suddenly find unbounded energy, by doing all that they demand of us, this will cure us and give us our lost energy back and recover it…do the work and you will be rewarded with the energy of money…being sick and disabled is like driving a car with the handbrake on the more profound the sickness and disability is the harder the handbrake is applied….sick and disabled cars/people cost more to run, which is obvious, to anyone but a fool…except we get a meager amount to live on (40% lower than ESC recommendations), so we are already short of energy especially when waiting months for appeal on assessment rate of £70 odd/wk, so often less, and having to endure 2 hard winters or more…
      this is how the whole system works against us….wishful thinking cures nothing, the only effective protest is collective protest, we can also only do what we have the resources to do….we are all stretched enough as it is…win that WCA battle, plop another invitation to WCA relentlessly appears…

      • It seems that this government is hell bent on destroying who they believe to be ‘untermensch’ through denial of the basic needs for an independent life. One way of doing this is to reduce ‘rations’ – in the case of the disabled, the sick and the unemployed in our situation it equates to a reduction in the amount of money we receive to the point where a basic normal life becomes impossible.

        With the removal of ILA it now seems that some of the disabled will now have to live in institutions, which are at best ghettoes and at worst could become concentration camps as is already the case with asylum seekers.

        The unemployed will be required to undertake forced labour, which will be unsustainable for those who are already on reduced means as £72.40 isn’t enough to properly sustain one’s basic needs. Thus weakened, the unemployed will thus be more likely to become sick and need the services of an increasingly under resourced NHS.

        This scenario is only slightly over-hyped. Join the dots.

        • overburdenddonkey

          sib
          dots joined, exactly my view…the welfare state once drew a base line, of decency, acceptable unacceptable, of basic living standards…that base line has been wiped out…benefits were never intended to provide work energy/calories/health, but subsistence energy/calories/health…decently paid jobs with decent working conditions are supposed to do that…the rewards of health maintenance are supposed to come from work…work requires the processing of energy…millions cannot process energy properly, by cause of bodily diseases, T2 diabetes is one cause of that…malnutrition is rife and worsening…we are NLR…

    • Superb stuff! Has made my day reading this. Well done to all involved in making these rats feel uncomfortable as they go about their sordid business.

      The age old holocaust excuse is trotted out for one last thrash “it isn’t my fault i’m just following orders!” No excuse is acceptable. DWP workers belong to a union (usually PCS) and they’re obviously not making their point with their union leaders strongly enough that they’re not prepared to go ahead with implementing this sickening removal of the ILF from disabled people.

      The PCS union complicit in Tory cuts sanctions and austerity since 2010.
      They are the enablers and facilitators of the welfare holocaust in this country and are lower than sewer rats..

      • Hey, I know it’s a bit of an upgrade for me and my mates to not be at the bottom of the disdain pile, but taking us only one notch up from the overly lunched Mark Serwotka is almost worse than an insult. He supports his members as they sanction other real live human beings so they starve to death on the streets. We rats wouldn’t do that to anyone, even our worst enemies, the operatives from Rentokill.

        We sewer rats are a bit tired of the negative press we get. We are clever, sociable and kind, we are attentive and protective parents, we help each other out all the time. This is why we are so successful. We are much better for society than Mark Serwotka. We aren’t cruel to anyone, ever.

        I’d share my last morsel of rotting crap with anyone who had an empty tummy.🙂

        • Sorry Mr Rat! I didn’t mean to hurt you and your colleagues feelings by comparing you the worthless PCS union.

          I know you are several rungs above them in your decency, honesty, sincerity and the way you conduct your lives!

          • GEOFF REYNOLDS

            “DID THE PCS TRAVEL TO IRAQ?”
            Allegations that British troops were responsible for a series of war crimes following the invasion of Iraq are to be examined by the international criminal court (ICC) at the Hague, officials have announced.

            • A third of Britons think torture can be justified.

              The poll by Amnesty International found 36 per cent of Britons believed “torture is sometimes necessary and acceptable to gain information that may protect the public”.

              In addition, 44 per cent of Britons reject the idea that there should be a global ban on torture. This despite the fact that the use of torture, as defined by the UN convention against torture and other inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment, has been subject to a 30-year global ban ratified by 155 countries.

              http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-24-effect-a-third-of-britons-think-torturecan-be-justified-9358595.html

              • Dreadful, but not surprising. This seemingly widespread swing by the public towards hatred is the result of decades of relentless brutalising by successive governments. If you treat people in a brutal and cruel manner, they will be brutalised, hence the no surprise part. Capitalism breeds brutality.

              • Some mistake here ?

                Surely “torture is sometimes necessary and acceptable to gain information that may protect the public”. should read “torture is sometimes necessary and acceptable to gain information that may protect the esthablishment”.

                The public is the last part of society likely to be protected.

                • You’re right. Our rulers love blowback. They are glad when the public are killed and maimed in terrorist attacks, because it makes a fearful public demand that something is done to keep them safe, which then gives our rulers the excuse to do what they wanted to do and were going to do anyway: more repression of peaceful protests, more imperialist wars of aggression, more erosion of our civil liberties and more invasive surveillance.

                  Remember BSE aka Mad Cow Disease? The Tories knew the beef was infected, but they didn’t know the full extent of how much of a threat it posed to our health, yet they still told us it was safe and let us eat it, because they didn’t want beef industry profits to be adversely affected, even though, for all they knew, it could’ve infected and killed a large percentage of the population.

            • They should start with Blair, Brown and the Tory scum who sent them to war too

      • It won’t ever be for one last thrash, the holocaust excuse will be used forever, until it becomes meaningless and less shocking!

  5. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    “THE VALUE OF A PERSON IS NOT MEASURED BY MENTAL OR PHYSICAL AILMENTS, JUST THE GOODNESS METED OUT TO OTHERS”

    I WOULD RATHER HAVE AN INCAPACITY AND BE SEEN FOR WHO I AM, RATHER THAN BE COMPLETE AND AN UTTER BASTARD…………….

    P.C.S. THE DIRTY WORD IN TRADE UNIONISM………

    “KILLERS IN OUR MIDST”

    • Well said Geoff their leaders are a pile of useless crap. Local branches put forward motions to get these sanctions and implementation of them discussed as they didn’t want to implement them. The leadership of the union point blank refused to even consider looking at the motions and blasted them out of the water.

      They are complicit in every sanction and every death caused by them.

      Who was the DM who sanctioned Mark Wood? Who in their right mind thought it appropriate to sanction a six and a half stone vulnerable man and leave him with nothing to die?

      That is not a sanction that is murder and the DM who took that decision should be facing charges in a court of law.

      • Didn’t this tragedy happen in Cameron’s own constituency of Witney?
        Cameron wasn’t working for his constituent Mark Wood or anyone but himself in that instance (as usual)

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS

        Only time will reveal that Serwotka probably did a deal to save his membership but mainly his own arse
        A deal made in hell, hidden from the eyes of his own membership and joe public.
        I always found that when someone above me, in my own union, made a recommendation to the workforce, secret meetings had taken place.

        I am not naive, just well educated in union procedure.

        The depth of collusion will leave his own membership shocked to it’s foundations, when and if, the revelations leak out……..

        Everybody has a price…………………

        • Why did the union leadership blow the motions from local branches out of the water to look into possible non compliance with sanctions? The question has to be asked!

          Meanwhile here’s two links indicating their horrendous role in this and the blame they must take for the death toll that has followed. The second tells you about the situation i speak about above where the unions leadership just did not want to know.

          Tell us about it Mr Serwotka. We’re all ears for your explanation.

          http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/john-wight/benefit-reform-pcs_b_4851675.html

          http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=3051

        • It’s one thing having a rotten union leadership, but it still doesn’t let that membership off the hook. If they believe that what their union leadership is, or in this case, is not doing, is wrong then they have the power to act. They can loudly publicise their union leadership’s lack of action, they can become militant themselves and take action, or they can join another union like the IWW that isn’t cowed by craven TUC union leaderships that are complicit in the neo-liberal project.

          • IDK about them taking action themselves. What can they do? They certainly can’t decide by themselves that they’re not going to implement policy without the union leaderships backing. That would immediately be declared illegal and they’d definitely be sacked. So being realistic i can’t see how that would work.

            PCS isn’t affiliated with the TUC. There’s a whole lot of unions that are affiliates but not the PCS they’re unaffiliated.

            The action has got to come from the union leadership. Now it begs the question; are the ordinary members doing enough to publicise the lack of action? I’d say definitely not as they’re all shit scared to be on the other side of the desk at the JCP. This is the threat that’s held over everyone’s head and the climate of fear that they all live under.

            IWW i don’t much about so can’t comment on that.

        • Mark Serwotka

          Hello🙂 *waves*

  6. Will LABOUR pledge now to reinstate this fund if it’s axed and then ringfence it?

    If not why not? What are they waiting for?

  7. Why don’t stories like these appear on the front page of every British newspaper? Why is the country so deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to the suffering of the innocent cause by Iain Duncan Smith and his minions? Why isn’t the nation up in arms? Whatever has become of us?

    • Yes i saw nothing of this reported on the main news. They don’t like to show reality and that that reality is so far away from the economic recovery BS that they report 24/7.

      Fake recovery, fake media, fake jobs, fake economy. Built on benefit sanctions, Workfare, zero hour contracts, austerity, removal of workers rights, increasing retirement age.

      The UK in 2014, a shit hole.

    • The media is owned by the same big business interests that the Tories and Labour slavishly serve.

      They lie, they exaggerate, , they omit inconvenient facts, they present information out of context, they present exceptions as the norm, they incite hatred and they scapegoat, demonise and dehumanise the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society on a daily basis, to brainwash the British people, so that their perception of reality, is a false neoliberal capitalist reality.

  8. There are no words to describe this abhorent government, bullying happened at school but most of us became adults and fine human beings and none the worse for it, this shower of shite I think actually enjoy the suffering they cause, a bunch of upper class fucking children the lot of them!

  9. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    STRIP AWAY OUR BENEFITS,
    TAKE AWAY OUR HOMES,
    LEAVE US ON THE STREETS TO ROT,
    SWEEP AWAY OUR BONES.

    BUT DON’T LOOK BACK IN GUILT,
    YOU MERELY DID AS TOLD,
    AND FOLLOWED OFFICE TARGETS,
    TO GET YOUR POTS OF GOLD.

    BUT PLEASE REMEMBER ONE THING,
    WHEN HEARSES PASS YOU BY,
    YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO HELP US,
    BUT CHOSE TO MAKE US DIE.

    HISTORY WILL RECORD YOUR DEEDS,
    WE WON’T BE HEAR TO TELL,
    OF SOARING DEATHS AMONG THE POOR,
    DISABLED FOLKS AS WELL.

    AND SHOULD YOUR CHILDREN ASK YOU,
    WAS MURDER ON YOUR MIND,
    TRY TO KEEP THE STRAIGHTEST FACE,
    YOUR ANSWER SO MALIGNED.

    ALL DESERVED THEIR SANCTIONS,
    ESPECIALLY THOSE , UNWELL,
    WE DID THEM ALL A FAVOUR,
    AND SENT THEM ALL TO HELL.

    THE MORAL OF MY POEM IS,
    THEY CHOSE TO LOOK AWAY,
    BUT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE,
    WE WILL HAVE OUR DAY.

    TRY WASH AWAY THE BLOOD YOU SPILT,
    IT NEVER GOES AWAY,
    NEITHER DOES THE PAIN YOU CAUSE,
    OF THOSE YOU SAW TODAY.

    KEEP FIDDLING STATISTICS,
    THE MEDIA LIES YOU SOW,
    THE NOOSE OF TRUTH IS TIGHTENING,
    IT WILL NEVER LET YOU GO……………….

  10. Landless Peasant

    And what of the media’s role in this? Are any of the mainstream news outlets reporting this story?

    • media and government are the same thing.
      They are all picking each others pocket.
      You got to pick a pocket or 2 .

  11. Landless Peasant

    Why the fuck hasn’t Miliband mentioned this brutal attack against disabled people?

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  13. Huge respect to all those who took part and caused such discontent amongst the “only following orders” brigade.

  14. On May 22, all these protestors could clear out councillors in local councils and put in the support needed for MP candidates for the 2015 general election, and get the socialism that would help the real working class by income level from at the most half the average wage, down to nil of os many vulnerable. My personal website as links to the new socialist parties offering the biggest left of centre challenge to Labour and The Greens for 60 years, that might just save your health or even your life.
    http://www.theswansnewparty.org.uk

  15. keith warrilow

    If this government stopped giving Brussels £350 million ponds every week there would be enough money to cover everything this has been going on ever since we went into Europe, stop giving away our money to some country for them to tell us what we can and cant do in our own country

    • overburdenddonkey

      keith
      what will you and your family spend their extra fiver, if it is even as high as that, a week/person on…? plus £18.3bn/yr you speak of, is way too high a figure in any case…

      • overburdenddonkey

        ps keith
        the welfare spend was approx £210bn last year…

      • keith warrilow

        Do your homework before you shoot your mouth off, if you really knew what you were talking about then you would know that this amount is sent to Brussels every week,for the privilege of them telling us how to run our country, what the hell do we need a government for if we are to be dictated to by a European government, its these people that say we have to let in millions of refugees, something else we don’t have a say in, like I said before do your homework first as for most people that read the news or get on the net this is common knowledge.

        • overburdenddonkey

          keith
          when you said… “If this government stopped giving Brussels £350 million ponds every week there….” i thought you meant..”If this government stopped giving Brussels £350 million ponds every week there….” then when you said in your next post…”Do your homework before you shoot your mouth off, if you really knew what you were talking about then you would know that this amount is sent to Brussels every week,…” i thought you meant….”If this government stopped giving Brussels £350 million ponds every week there….” which is roughly £5/wk/head of uk population, but that figure of £18.3bn/yr is way to high, and also the uk welfare budget is £210bn/yr approximately….

          • keith warrilow

            Obviously not very bright are you or is it a parrot complex you are suffering from.
            You obviously havnt done your homework or you would have given a sensible answer and you would have realised that I speak the truth,your answer previously seems to be the answer that I would expect to get from a libdem politition……stuck for bloody words because he doesn’t know the answer, so talks jibberish.

            • overburdenddonkey

              keith
              after a course intelligence injections, coupled with anti-gibberish, (gibberish spelled with a “G”) treatment, with concerted study and intense homework study… ie reading the daily hell and a crash course in thatcherite scientology…i can confirm that the £0.352bn/wk paid to brussels, easily covers the £4.038bn/wk welfare bill, with a halfacrown left over..

  16. stop whining and get a job, the day you lazy bastard stop thinking the state owes you a living while your sat on your arse watching your huge tv the world will be a better place!

    • As far as I can remember there was only one person in history who could successfully command the sick and disabled to pick up their beds and walk (to work or elsewhere) and it wasn’t Iain Duncan Smith.

    • Bernard Manning

      just left work at the dwp have you john? how’s your google and youtube account today? disabled maybe????? fuck off

    • overburdenddonkey

      look at this folks john has found the solution, now why didn’t we think of that?

      • Too busy sitting around all day in our dressing gowns on our fine leather sofas with our feet up playing video games on our 500 inch flat screen home cinema system at our taxpayer funded mansion, sipping special brew out of a champagne glass and surfing the net looking for the right five star holiday villa in Monte Carlo to spend our summer, occasionally taking a break to father new babies to claim benefits for with our girlfriends, chuckling away to ourselves at getting away with living this fantastic dream life of leisure and luxury courtesy of those suckers the ‘decent hardworking taxpayer’ who ‘does the right thing’ to have time to think of that OBD.

        • I say, Jeeves, get the Bentley out of the garage, there’s a good chap, I have to pop down to the unemploythingy place to collect the boodle, haw haw haw.

    • Statist pricks need not comment, we’ve seen all the propaganda you brainwashed types spout. Why do you assume everybody commenting doesn’t have a job?? These people are being crushed so the rich can have a bit more of the pie, congrajulations John, they’re relying on your complicity. oxygen theif!

    • Street Urchin

      Coo, you’re a real swell and no mistake! ‘Ow about some spare laces for them nice new patent leather shoes o’yourn? On’y tuppence the pair, guv’nor. Garn!

  17. “just doing our jobs”,, Tjhat’s what the nazis’ said at Nuremberg!! When your job involves punishing the needy on behalf of the politically corrupt, then it’s time to evaluate your position. If you can blindly follow these orders then you’re part of the problem. Those in power rely on these weak minded, shallow and obedient drones to carry out their attack on the needy. hang your heads in shame!

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      “WE DIDN’T REALISE OVER FORTY THOUSAND HAD DIED”

      ………….only following orders

    • overburdenddonkey

      jay
      that’s very true, the pcs membership are always banging on how easy it is to get a job…1, either they enjoy what they do. 2, or can get another job, if they don’t enjoy it. 3. or they can reflect upon their hypocrisy… but, as we all know there are no fcuking jobs…so the reality is likely to be choice 1 or 3…

      • There are no jobs very true!

        • The agency job boards would have you believe there are literally millions for whoever wants them. Oddly though, no matter how many I apply for, it’s the same old “sorry you have been unsuccessful…”!

          These are fairy tale jobs I’m afraid and Cameron,IDS,McVey and Osborne all believe in fairy tales because they were brought up in the land of fairy tales.

  18. Eric Greenwood (4727)

    DWP staff.. Only obeying orders, anyone who has died due to their policies, any dwp staff member involved and not saying stop, are just as guilty as murder as if they pulled the trigger themselves.. The staff could tell the union they wont carry out those orders, the union could say this is increasing the hatred and violence against dwp staff.. but they will not. they do not care..

    • See the links i put up about the PCS a bit up the page. Their leadership have stalled and dragged their feet over this issue. Why? Because they’re in their nice little cushy earner and are not being personally affected by starvation due to bully tactics at the DWP, JCP.

    • Tommy Sheridan

      Let us stand together with our Brothers and Sisters in the Jobcentre! SOLIDARITY!!

  19. It seems the response from this government is to avoid facing people and answering questions so the press don’t have a story to report apart from saying an angry crowd were outside. None of these events will ever make the front page of any newspaper unless some minister is prepared to face a hostile crowd and that is unlikely. If they get something wrong they just ignore any court rulings and change the way they do things. It’s just like Jobcentreplus, a self policing situation with no comebacks, they appear to be able to do whatever they want no matter what harm they do. Labour I’m sure won’t be any different.

    • nagga munchettes knickers

      the jobcentre staff are complicit in this after the war the ss were rounded up regonised by the tattoo under there right arm,we dont have this recognision item so people remeber these fuckers write there names down keep noting there actions…i am

  20. Good effort! Resist this dictatorship all,all the sufferers united as well as those who can make a small difference. It’s my job is no excuse.

  21. nagga munchettes knickers

    ed milliband on the bbc yesterday “lets not get too seriouis over all this” what the fuck does he mean? hes like a child in a mans body he was answering a question about welfare reform and said lets not get too serious over this..FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT PEOPLE ARE DYING DAILY

  22. I’d like to see the fear on their fat,RangeRover/disabled-murderering cossetted faces as they’re being transformed into lampshades,and other useful household bric-a-brac.Bad,bad,nasty landowner pigs.

  23. “Some DWP staff whinged about not being able to go home on time, claiming current policies were nothing to do with them, they just carried them out on behalf of Penning and Iain Duncan Smith”.

    The lower echelons of the Gestapo decried much the same thing as people were herded into ovens little over 60 years ago. Sadly humanity hasn’t really evolved any further; you can always pass the blame and sleep soundly at night eh?

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  26. This government really hates disabled people. Yes, Cameron, it must have upset you when your son died and I understand that-but don’t attack all disabled people because of that.

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  29. The majority of Jobcentre staff are members of the 270,000 strong PCS, the sixth largest trade union in the country, which represents the majority of Britain’s civil servants and public sector workers.

    Did not know the PCS union was this big, 270,000 members must give it some leverage.

    There is overwhelming evidence that Jobcentre staff are acting beyond even the call of duty and viciously relishing the sanctioning regime.

    Mark Serwotka get the membership under control or the will face demands for prosecution and retribution when the political tide turns.

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