Snouts In The Trough, Let’s Make Sure Everyone Knows What Welfare-to-work Industry Parasites Are Up To #intowork2014

Delegates at tomorrow's workfare conference will enjoy a slap up meal whilst their victims queue outside foodbanks

Delegates at tomorrow’s workfare conference will enjoy a slap up meal whilst their victims queue outside foodbanks

Child poverty, eviction, special dietary needs going unmet, ill health, street homelessness, depression, suicide attempts, self-harming, relationships fracturing, utilities being disconnected, people with mental health conditions being sectioned, claimants forced to beg, go through bins or steal to survive – all of these things have been well documented as the consequences of benefit sanctions.  And all of them are acceptable as punishment for missing a meeting with your fucking Work Programme provider the vile participants in tomorrow’s workfare conference believe.

Almost one million benefit sanctions are now handed out every year by Jobcentres and the welfare-to-work sector. Benefit sanctions are one of the main reasons so many families are queuing at foodbanks.  Children are not just going hungry, but without toys, clothes, days out, Christmas or birthday presents, all because their parent’s have committed the crime of being unemployed.  No-one is left out.  Sick or disabled claimants, found unable to work at present, can still be sent on workfare or face being plunged into destitution by sanctions.

From the gushing tweets on the hashtag for tomorrow’s conference   it is clear those involved in this vindictive regime are proud of what they do.  They expect us to believe they are helping people, when all they are really doing is helping themselves to billions of pounds of tax payer’s money.  Britain’s biggest benefit scam is based on the lie that unemployment is caused by unemployed people and that no-one ever manages to find a job without the shoddy help of thieves like A4e and G4S.  The truth is that they just pick up huge job outcome payments on the back of normal churn in an employment market where real full employment is neither feasible nor desirable according to the think-tank who helped design these schemes.  A think-tank funded, incidentally, by the welfare-to-work sector.

Whilst those whose lives they have demolished queue outside foodbanks, delegates at tomorrow’s conference will enjoy a slap up dinner at the plush Crown Plaza Hotel.  Some tickets for tomorrow’s event cost an astonishing £450.  There is no shortage of our money being squandered on this back-slapping celebration of bullying unemployed, sick or disabled people.  If you only do one thing tomorrow, then make sure to let these parasites know what you think of the fucking disgrace that is the welfare-to-work industry.

Visit Boycott Workfare’s website for info on how to contact those involved in the conference and please spread the word.  We may not be able to stop these scum – yet – but we can make sure that everybody knows exactly what these poverty profiteers are up to.

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109 responses to “Snouts In The Trough, Let’s Make Sure Everyone Knows What Welfare-to-work Industry Parasites Are Up To #intowork2014

  1. Reblogged this on gingerblokeblog and commented:
    But you forget that these are the “undeserving “poor rather than the deserving rich.

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  3. Andrew Partridge Post this one then as well if you like ….. When you turn up for a work placement in dirty unwashed clothing looking like you were dragged through a hedge backwards wearing dark sunglass’s it don’t give any body a decent image now does it !!!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/armyofangels.charity

    Andrew Partridge ^^^^ dick head , do you mean WHOLE store , if so get your facts right before you post pathetic , stupid , comments , I have been a VOLUNTEER since November last year , and we have only used a handful of the mwa / pinnacle people , I take it you are the reject from society that we didn’t want in the shop
    army of ass holes removed these posts and mine.

    and all i did was turn up was told i was shitting on them as i posted on there fb they use mwa and post here got given a tenner and ordered to leave the store and said will say i was unsuitable for the placement.

    told the jcp on the same day they sent me packing and did not care and was told to see my adviser in 2 weeks.

    sees adviser 2 weeks later and says hows the mwa placement going like wtf they sent me home as unsuitable o no one told me.

    3 weeks later get a letter from provider this time from a London addr saying i failed to turn up for mwa and that me end day was the day i went there and i no longer have to take part.

    4-5 days later get the good cause letter from the dwp wanting a reply in 7 working days why i did not turn up.

    so even tho i went they still will fucking lie to get the hands on the mwa fee and try to sanction my jsa in the process for there cause and im shitting on them wtf universe r these cunts from.

    and there sub contracted from rehab group @250 for each slave and the rest is there profit for doing what bar fuck all.

    army of ass holes do not want the public to know there using mass mwa slaves to man its store so go tell um what we all think on there fb page and force these cunts to out pinnacle ppl from there business b4 they fkn destroy it and move to the next.

    they also staff the salvation army store as well. and was asked would i shit on them if i done my mwa there. fkn too right i will shit all over um up the walls and on the floor if u like, have a nice day.

    to bad he gave me his Mobil number and name on a bit of paper, and on the other side was the mwa start form that they have to fill in and its blank and it does not say on it was unsuitable only was dismissed for that option so knew i was getting a sanction and was just waiting for it.

    • Perhaps if you could master clear English chap they may have kept you on longer. All I can translate from the above is constant references to defecation and some rehab nonsense. Is it now the taxpayer’s responsibility to fund alcoholics and junkies? Even though the majority of us have every sympathy for the disabled those constantly on the lam are about as much use to society as cancer. And should be treated with the same contempt.

      • ill make it plane and simple fro you god i posted on there fb page that there using mwa slaves and they dont like it so was asked to leave.

        i then get a sanction doubt for not going when i did and got a warning of fb for posting the truth.

        i was given 10 quid from them as hush money not to do it again and told to leave to store and not come back.

        after my sanction doubt arrived i posted again on there fb page again and had the above replies so proves i went even if i am a smelly tramp and then they had them removed again and i also have my bus tickets to prove i went as well on the date they said i never went.

        rehab group has the contract for the sw and has sub contracted pinnacle ppl for its mwa and are paying them 250 quid for each slave out of the 600 quid total fee that rehab group[ receive.

        by sanctioning me there saying i failed to take part/ show up thus letting them get there fee for doing fuck all and stopping my jsa just to line there pockets utter scum of the earth.

        • sorry to read about this,.perhaps email Boycott Workfare for advise? it’s unclear the company you were told to work for.

      • No doubt you think you are being witty, but none of this is a laughing matter nor a cause for ridiculing a fellow human being caught in a disgusting system. You should be ashamed of yourself. That you are probably not, says volumes about your humanity and decency.

      • Landless Peasant

        @ G O D

        Yes, it is the taxpayer’s responsibility to fund alcoholics and junkies.

      • Jester McFail

        Sling yer hook G O D.

      • Dear God –
        – Weren’t there similar criticisms (read: ‘terms of abuse’) thrown at Irvine Welsh from would-be (not) readers with short attention spans/a distrust of anything not ‘The Queen’s English’/’non-U’?

        J. Joyce mentioned bodily functions regularly; then again, he was a ‘writer’ … Beckett used excretives sometimes – not least in the title of his (rightly) revered play on ‘Krapp’ – ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’. Shakespeare & Chaucer ‘lowered tones’ constantly – for emphasis & humour but mainly because so many people did (& they still do), use … adjectives to explain … things. Grim/graphic language used by the war poets was ‘right’ for that subject and today the subject is: People Getting Sent to Work Without Pay/Their ‘Allowances’ For Living on Being Summarily Removed …

        ++ Apostrophe is after “… taxpayers’ “, if we are nitpicking – unless it’s just 1 “taxpayer’s” (Freudian?) cash.

      • @ G O D

        Fee-fi-fo-fum I smell the ghost of Karen Passmore. Beat it, G O D.

  4. Where this is all going Slum Survivors from the “if you don’t work you don’t eat” school of propaganda.

    • hippo pop city

      I remember watching that a few days ago as a young unemployed person myself it was a shame that it turned out to be a sad excuse for a anti unemployment propaganda dig.

      BBC Three is unfortunately known for this (and so is the bbc) with less subtle programs such as “cannabis what’s the harm” and “tyger drew honey takes on porn”. Why do they make programs like this with public money and a straight face and then the next minute broadcast a boat race between two elite universities and the celebration of an unelectred monarch.

      If you were wondering whether the ones that live in the lap of luxury ever meet look here.

      nigerian president goodluck jonathan and his wife meet the queen and prince phillip. notice how they both aren’t short of a few bob. Same shit different arsehole.

  5. So why hasn’t a mass demo been organised outside of where they are holding this meeting, the BBC may not be able to cover it because they will have been warned off by the government, but sky news bows down to no one and will televise it so that more people will find out the truth of whats going on

    • Because a mass demo would be unlikely to happen, and would probably achieve nothing – and if you think the BBC is reluctant to cover anti-government/capitalist demonstrations I hardly think there’d be a greater chance of Sky News covering it – owned as it is by Rupert Murdoch, who is fully in favour of what the Tories are doing, and who would probably buy the BBC if/when the government put it up for sale.

      They may be funded by dodgy regimes, but I would suggest that perhaps Press TV (Iran) or RT (Russia) would be the news channels that would broadcast such a demo – or maybe Al Jazira.

  6. Johnny, do you agree with csj or do you believe full employment is possible?

  7. Fuck them tory nazi fucking bastard cunting bastard evil fucking nazi fucking cunts.

  8. Another Fine Mess

    Epiparasite is a parasite that feeds off another parasite, this is called hyperparasitoidism.

    … just saying.

  9. What the hell is Chris Mould from the Trussell Trust doing speaking at this event?

  10. ? TT are thriving and ‘growing’ their business?
    (i know: someone has to do it).

    • BOYCOTT the Trussell Trust they are DWP subsistence subversives undermining statutory social security.

  11. Reblogged this on SMILING CARCASS'S TWO-PENNETH and commented:
    My experience of back-to-work schemes run by private concerns is they are abysmal. Not one found me a job; one even asked to use MY standard letter of application I had writtenmyself for themselves- yet couldn’t find me a job with them.

    When I found work, the scheme I was currently forced into had no input whatsoever; I found the work by my own efforts, but they continued to harangue me with letters and ‘phone calls requesting details, which I refused to supply on the basis they were not instrumental or even assistive in my finding work and they weren’t using MY efforts to support their statistics and greed.

    • Here here I only ever did induction with my waste program, then I found work. I was aalready working. 6 hours a week when I was Conscripted. I’m a single parent n. They told me they’d sanction my working tax child tax credit n child benefit if I didn’t engage with them. My reply. Was 2 words, f…o..

  12. A LOT more people are going to have to work for NOTHING, a LOT more sick and disabled are going to lose everything in order to pay for this.

    http://notquant.com/europes-solution-would-you-believe-1-4-trillion-in-free-money-for-banks/

    You know what, they WILL still come back for MUCH more as soon as they get the “one trillion euro gift”, and you know what, they will get that as well!!!.

  13. overburdenddonkey

    over £1.5bn was removed/sucked out of the scottish economy due to benefit cuts last year ALONE…in the uk well over 6m are in work poverty, ie jobs that don’t pay enough to have a decent standard of living…work that pays an employer subsidy…DIS-advantaged means advantages lost or never had, when considered against a median when advantages are not lost and people have always had them, (yes people who have always had advantages feel better about themselves ie not ground down by poverty) so what level of advantage has to be recovered to restore this median?
    the admission is that lack of money and/or resources is the problem …malnutrition is rife in the uk….benefits do not supply work energy and are not designed to, atm they do not even supply subsistence energy…the ESC state that current benefit levels in the uk are 40% lower than they should be…that is one hell of a dis-advantage…getting people back into work is one thing but prior to that people must have the energy too work of they will be dis-advantaged! the other thing is there needs to be decent jobs out there..there are not, as proved by the solution to the jobs puzzle proves. money is being sucked out of the local economy, at an alarming rates incomes and job prospects are therefore decreasing… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22874889..
    seen on #intowork2014..”right time to consider redesign of WP”…THEY SAID THAT LAST YEAR!

    • overburdenddonkey

      p s SANCTIONED….
      http://www.cas.org.uk/publications/sanctioned-what-benefit removing benefits does not improve job prospects, it reduces them! …well, except for the poverty pimps….job prospects are poor because the uk’s productivity is 35% lower than it was 35yrs ago by cause of jobs being savagely stripped from our economy and never being replaced…blair to merkle “why is the german economy so robust” answer “we still make things”..see the work of the common weal jimmy reid foundation…for solutions…

    • Slum Survivors – “if you don’t work you don’t eat”.

      The equality of absolute poverty!

      • overburdenddonkey

        voidseeker
        that was/is thatchers/thatcherite mantra she often quoted st paul or one of those ancient bigots…work used to be as in skara brea…8hrs/day work on average is more than enough time to meet all of one’s needs in a truly social culture….

        • Thatcher’s use of the maxim is closer to the socialist principle of this world than Paul’s spiritual -body of Christ- context. Thatcher was a top down socialist.😉

      • “Published in 1904 this pamphlet, by the chief sanitary inspector of Glasgow, contains the results of tests on the bacterial content of bedding materials produced for the working class inhabitants of Glasgow. The bedding materials were made from untreated rags, processed by a shredding machine and neither treated with disinfectant nor cleansed.

        The table of results showed that bacteria levels in the contents of four different manufacturers’ bedding on sale in 1904 contained a higher count of bacteria than that of raw sewage, as measured in 1903. The author noted ‘it would be manifestly safer to sleep on a bed filled with sewage than on this material’.

        The publication of these findings were seized upon by the Independent Labour Party to highlight the exploitation of the poorest sections of society by unscrupulous capitalists and to demand government action to restrict the manufacture and sale of products containing these materials.”

        http://sites.scran.ac.uk/redclyde/redclyde/rc067.htm

  14. “Department for Work and Pensions deliberately torments them.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/08/mentally-ill-need-help-not-bullying-by-the-state

    The sad fact is that many that work for the DWP enjoy doing it, sad, sad world we live in!.

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      ARTICLE SIX OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT AFFORDS THE PROTECTION OF HAVING A FAIR TRIAL AND LEGAL AID, NEVER FORGET THIS…………….

      UNDER THE TERMS OF THE EQUALITY ACT A DISABLED PERSON HAS “PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS”.

      WE ARE NEITHER SPECIAL NOR OUTSTANDING, BUT WE HAVE THE RECOURSE TO DEMAND THAT OUR CASES ARE TREATED WITH THE COMPASSION AFFORDED TO SOMEONE WITH LIMITED ABILITY, BE IT PHYSICAL OR MENTAL.

      A FEW DAYS AGO I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM SOMEONE AT THE THE HM COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE, CALLED MARTYN BRADFORD.
      HE SAYS THAT I CANNOT TAKE MY CASE TO THE UPPER TRIBUNAL BECAUSE A JUDGE NAMED L. MCDONALD AGREED WITH THE EARLIER TRIBUNALS DECISION TO STOP MY ESA PAYMENTS.

      THESE PEOPLE ARE HAND PICKED DISABILITY DENIAL ACTIVISTS, FEEDING THEIR GREEDY GRUBBY POCKETS FROM THE MONEY STOLEN FROM PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. THEY ARE NOT AGENTS OF JUSTICE, JUST GOVERNMENT HAND PICKED THIEVES ACTING ON EXPLICIT INSTRUCTIONS TO BLOCK REAL JUSTICE AS AFFORDED UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS PROVISION……..

      I AM NOT SCARED OF TAKING THE CORRUPT SYSTEM ON, IT IS THEY WHO ARE AFRAID OF YOU EXPOSING THE TRUTH.

      WHERE I LIVE IN SCARBOROUGH, WE ARE BLESSED WITH A JUDGE NAMED D. J. WALL AND HIS SIDEKICK, FEMALE RETIRED DOCTOR, DR P J MANNERS…………….

      THESE TWO REGULARLY ADJUDICATE AND MAKE A COMFORTABLE LIVING STEALING BENEFITS FROM THOSE THEY SEEK TO ROB.
      THEY ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A COUPLE OF CROOKS WHO ARE HAND PICKED TO UPHOLD DWP MONEY GRABBING POLICIES.

      WHAT NONE OF THE JUDICIARY WANT IS FOR ANY OF YOU OUT THERE TO BE GIVEN A FAIR HEARING.
      IT IS IN THE GOVERNMENTS INTEREST TO STIFLE THE TRUTH OF WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING USING BASIC SUPERMARKET JUSTICE……………..

      ATOS MEDICAL REPORTS ARE NOT WORTH THE PAPER THEY ARE WRITTEN ON, ANYBODY WHO HAS UNDERGONE ONE WILL TELL OF HOW THE TRUTH IS DISTORTED TO SUCH AN EXTENT IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF A DWP DIRECTIVE TO STEAL…………

      DUNCAN SMITH IS AT HIS WITS END TRYING TO STIFLE THE RELEASE OF MORTALITY STATISTICS, THESE JUDGES ARE THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO KEEP THE STATISTICS HIDDEN.

      FAIRNESS IS NOT PART OF THEIR REMIT, NEVER HAS BEEN, NEVER WILL BE………………….

      ARTICLE SIX GIVES YOU THE PROTECTION THAT YOU REQUIRE.

      CITE IT IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE, IT IS A GIVEN RIGHT THAT OUR GOVERNMENT SIGNED UP TO…………………….

  15. Vote UKIP.

  16. Landless Peasant

    FUCK THE WORK PROGRAMME

  17. quote from Shaw Trust tweet – “Minister Esther McVey thanks employment services sector for transforming lives”

    Shaw trust love bullying disabled , depressed and suicidal people off JSA.

    They are a corporation, making profits from the weakest. The office looks cold and corporate, they dress like business men, work towards targets like business men, and they sanction like prison wardens. The Staff and managers are mostly Tories who believe in undeserving poor.

    This conference is so vile, I want to get out this sick country.

    • I hate what is happening to this country too.I am starting to wish Id got out .People gave their lives for this and it is disgusting that this UNELECTED ConDem conspiracy headed by the loathsome underpants scrounger George Smith is taking us back to Victorian times. I am in despair , we cannot even look to Labour any more as they will pursue the same nasty, cruel ,vindictive inhumane policies.

  18. overburdenddonkey

    here’s some excellent idea’s to dis advantage people, drive up rents and cap housing benefits, stop building homes, effectively ration homes to drive up prices and to keep the prices high, drive up food and commodity prices…lower interest rates for homeowners, drastically increase them for the poor…massively increase sanctionable “offences”…then to get @ those over 60 stop paying out state pensions or PGC until people reach 65/66 and keep them sanctionable on isa/esa @ £72/wk or less…then we can all be on appeal with no money on mandatory reconsideration’s and then be told that poverty is caused by us not making the effort to get a job paying above poverty wages of £20000+ pa..at the same time decrying those who are in work poverty, around 6m+ ,and as there are 4m fewer jobs in our economy than are actually needed, we can all disappear in ever decreasing viscous circles…i’m sure that this is not a complete list of helpful suggestions…

    • Stasi techniques – Since when have 1st Tier Tribunals been heard by a single political commissar with a large voice recorder on the table in the low lit room of a desolate office block.

      • overburdenddonkey

        voidseeker
        poverty is caused to dehumanize and disadvantage people, to cause terror and insecurity….to try to force people to do almost anything to escape it’s grip…a cheap willing hand to mouth workforce….
        yes, they clearly blame the dehumanizing disadvantaging poverty on those in poverty…poverty is caused as a consequence of deliberately disadvantaging people…yet they claim that is the reason for their existence is to “help” people…they exist to profit from the human wreckage caused by poverty/austerity….

  19. I have every confidence that the current Modern Slavery Bill being discussed in parliament today will prove the ideal remedy to the problems of the work programme — cough, choke,splutter…..:o)

    • Know your equality tenants men of the 1st World can not be enslaved for they are condemned to the charge of slave master for eternity.

  20. Ed Millipede may be a dick or whatever but us bookies have the dick a clear favourite to win the next election. I will lay you odds of 4-5 on Millipede. The next contender is Boris Johnson at 8-1! Cameron and Clegg aren’t even in the running but I will lay you 1000-1 on Chris Kamara, Jeremy Clarkson and White Dee.

    • I will also lay you odds of 8-11 for Germany to win the World Cup!

    • PPS I will also lay you odds of 1/7 for Scotland to vote NO to Independence and 9/2 for Scotland to vote YES to Independence. The money is clearly on a NO vote by a Royal Mile!

      • What is the odds on their not being a Conservative Party in the next (r)UK election?

        • I will lay you odds of 11/4 for a Conservative majority at the next general election, 2/1 for a Labour majority, 100/1 for a LibDem majority and 100/1 for a UKIP majority but 6/5 on no overall majority. So clearly the money is on Millipede being the next Prime Minister at the head of yet another Coalition government.

          • I will give you all an absolute guarantee that no matter what the outcome of the next election (if we get one ?) that we will end up with a FAR right government….An absolute guarantee!!!.

          • OK Paddy! Scotland to vote NO to independence, Germany to win the World Cup and Millipede to become the next Prime Minister with no overall majority. So who is Millipede going to get into bed with? Clegg, Farage, Justine? You don’t say🙂 btw you screwed up on Holland v Argentina big-time🙂

            • Brenda Barnstubble

              Well, I don’t blooming well think it will be Justine that Ed will be hopping into bed with! More blooming likely it will be that blooming Farage that Ed will be blooming well shacking up with after the next election!

            • I’ll tell you what, a lot of punters are going to lose their shirt if Scotland votes YES to Independence; a shed-load of money has been piling on a NO vote at shitty odds almost as if a NO vote is a dead certainty. And the bookies are going to clean up if Scotland votes YES!

          • Chris Kamara, Jeremy Clarkson or White Dee to be the next Prime Minister?! You are ‘aving a laff, Paddy….🙂

    • It won’t particularly be a good thing if Labour get in- according to a tweet on Boycott Workfare’s Twitter page, Stephen Dimms announced at the Workfare conference that if Labour get into power after the next General Election, they will keep the Work Programme! https://twitter.com/boycottworkfare/status/486799547369545729

  21. Those people working for the work programme are condemning their own offspring because if they even need welfare it will not be there. The Work Programme employees are helping the politicians destroy the welfare state those employees may need some day.

  22. hitme with you sanction stick hit me slowly hit me quick

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/08/mentally-ill-need-help-not-bullying-by-the-state all you need to know is right there!! fucking bastards!! Department for deceit and sanctions

    • overburdenddonkey

      hitme
      and the biggest threat to their swelling bank a/c’s is your self-esteem some call it self confidence..

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS

        THE JUDICIARY ARE NOT AS CLEVER AS THEY THINK……………..

        I HAVE SEEN GLARING INCONSISTENCIES IN OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS TO MYSELF FROM SO CALLED INDEPENDENT JUDGES WHO HAVE SUPPOSEDLY SIGNED DOCUMENTS ON A CERTAIN DAY THAT OTHER DISCLOSURES PROVE TO BE FALSE.

        THEY WILL SIGN ANYTHING THAT IS ASKED OF THEM, AS THEY ARE BEING PAID TO DO IT………..

        YOU HAVE TO BE CLEVER AND AN EXTREMELY GOOD LIAR TO PULL IT OFF SUCCESFULLY, YET THEY ARE NOW MAKING MISTAKES AS THE BACKLOG OF COMPLAINTS TAKES IT’S TOLL ON THE OVER STRETCHED SYSTEM OF DISABILITY DENIAL…………………..

        SIMILARLY I HAVE HAD LETTERS FROM THE TRIBUNALS AND COURTS THAT STATE I HAVE REQUESTED THINGS, ONLY TO RECEIVE AN APOLOGY WHEN I HAVE MADE A CHALLENGE…….

        THE DWP AND THE COURTS ARE ALL PISSING IN THE SAME POT, CLAIMING TO BE TOTALLY INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER WHILE USING A CONCERTED FRONT…….

        THEY ARE SO BENT THAT THEY COULD HIDE BEHIND A CORKSCREW……………….

        “her majesty’s little elves”

        • overburdenddonkey

          geoff
          yes the WCA is entirely set up to further disadvantage the already impoverished and disadvantaged, that is caused by our sickness and disabilities…it is set up to be able to take advantage of the loss of energy our sickness and disabilities causes…

  23. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    “interesting little question”……….

    From: E Long

    9 July 2014

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Please can you send me the financial information and summary which
    show how much the DWP has ‘saved’ on disabled benefits through
    re-assessments since 2010, and also how much ATOS and other
    assessment companies and methods were paid over the same time
    scale.

    Yours faithfully,

    E Long

    Link to this
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/atos_complaints#incoming-537734

  24. “Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs”

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/shock-report-70-million-people-would-be-starving-in-the-streets-without-government-welfare-programs/

    • It’s bad, and things are that way, but the prescription that article suggests isn’t the only possibility – if people organise themselves now…. (They won’t, of course, and it will be some authoritarian party of the Left or Right that will take over)

  25. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    Ever noticed the ambiguous statements written on ATOS medical reports?

    They are done for one purpose only, to try and give the health care professional enough lateral movement if challenged…………

    To emphasise what i mean,

    “THE EVIDENCE DOES NOT SUGGEST THE CLIENT HAS A CONDITION WHICH MEANS THERE WOULD BE A SUBSTANTIAL RISK TO THE MENTAL OR PHYSICAL HEALTH OF A PERSON IF THEY WERE FOUND CAPABLE OF WORK OR WORK RELATED ACTIVITY”

    another example,

    “FROM THE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE”

    and another,

    THERE ARE NO CONDITIONS REPORTED”

    yet again,

    “I ADVISE THAT A RETURN TO WORK COULD BE CONSIDERED IN…”

    Strangely the evidence is then interpreted by a DWP DECISION MAKER, who has no medical qualifications whatsoever, to be hard fact……….

    THE AMBIGUITY DEFINES THAT NEITHER HAS THE MEDICAL BACKGROUND TO MAKE SUCH AN ASSERTION ON A DISABLED PERSONS FITNESS TO DO ANY KIND OF WORK…………………

  26. Margaret Hodge, Labour MP and chairman of the influential Public Accounts Committee, said she supported the aims of Universal Credit, …

    Labour backstabbers and the betrayal of the working class.

  27. Where the fuck is a "decision maker" when you need one?

    Fucking Jokecentre closed today. Jokecentre staff on strike over pay, conditions and pensions. These are the same cunts who are sentencing jobseekers to slave labour. Slave labour with no pay, no pensions and abominable conditions. Funny how Mark Serwotka can get off his arse when his members free DWP-provided chocolate biscuits for their 30 minute tea-breaks are under threat, It would be funny it it wasn’t so tragic.

    • To Jobseekers: We will still remain operational throughout the strike period. You may not be able to gain access to the building, however, we will still be switched on.

      • Universal Jobmatch

        Jobseekers should also remember to log into their UJM account. The fact that the jobcentre staff are on strike for better pay, conditions and pensions will not preclude them for issuing a sanction for your failing to apply for a zero-hours contract job when they do bother themselves to return to work.

  28. Community Work Programme = £0.00/hr

    Just heard some union guy on BBC News saying that councils have massive vacancies for social workers “because nobody will do the job for that rate of pay”. That’s just compete and utter bullshit!

  29. There is indeed a huge shortage of social workers, and it’s not the pay that isn’t attracting people,(though it may be a factor, but generally it *looks* pretty good) but the sheer workload and the fact that government (and the public) like to scapegoat social workers and the sheer levels of stress that social workers have to deal with that makes the job unattractive. Remember, that whilst social workers may be well meaning ‘do gooders’ they exist primarily to patch up and take care of those who fall by the wayside under capitalism. If social conditions were better the need for social workers would be less and the job more attractive. How would you react if you had to deal, day in, day out with your client base giving you (through no fault of their own) shit all the time, especially as there is basically less and less they can do to help. You’d also have to face all the shit coming from government, where they deny you the basic resources to be able to make a difference, and then blame you for your failure – surely a familiar pattern by now.

    Sure, social workers often leave a lot to be desired, and there are a lot of out of touch (i.e. middle-class) people doing the work – they try and empathise, but in reality don’t have a clue because they simply haven’t been in the position that many of their clients find themselves in.

    Teachers are likely to become equally hard to recruit if that idiot Gove has his way,

  30. I’m certainly not advocating terrorism as a response, but Ulrike Meinhoff was once a social worker who started using extreme methods as a result of realising that social workers are merely sticking plasters on society’s wounds…

  31. “European governments prepare for military suppression of popular opposition”

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/euro-j10.html

  32. Check out this Shit

    We are looking for individuals who have the following skills and experience;

    A solid work history with no major gaps in employment
    Can provide 5 year work history references
    Will pass a basic credit check and PVG check

    A PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check, like the highest criminal record check there is for sitting on your arse in an office selling fucking insurance. These cunts can go fuck themselves!

  33. GEOFF REYNOLDS

    ACCORDING TO A SUMMARY OF EVENTS AT MY RECENT TRIBUNAL, THE TRIBUNAL JUDGE, J D WALL, STATED THAT THESE WERE MY COMMENTS TO HIM;

    “YOU WERE PREJUDICED AND HAD NO RESPECT FOR EQUALITY LAW, DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION OR HUMAN RIGHTS”

    HE FURTHER STATED,

    “I INFORMED YOU THAT I WAS LIVING ON £32.32 SINCE JULY 2013”

    AND CONTINUED,

    “YOU ARE PART OF A DISABILITY DENIAL NETWORK LIVING OFF THE PROCEEDS OF BENEFITS THAT YOU STEAL FROM PEOPLE”

    in response;

    I would reaffirm that i said these actual words to the judge and stand by everything i said…………………

    Five letters were also sent to the DWP, by myself, asking why a disabled person who has two children and a partner were being made to exist on this amount……………..

    The DWP has declined to answer.

    ALL MY FILES AND DOCUMENTATION HAVE BEEN FORWARDED TO THE COURTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

  34. Landless Peasant

    Anyone heard of these cunts?

    CDM Recruitment Limited
    Unit 38, Apex Business Village, Northumberland Business Park
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE23 7BF

    This is what they put on their job advertisements:

    “Please be advised that time wasters and no-shows will be reported back to the job centre”.

    • Right bunch of nazi arseholes by the sounds of them. “Will be reported back to the jobcentre!” with the clear implication being they’ll get you sanctioned eh?!

      Useless bastards.

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS

        MY ATOS EXAMINATION WAS DONE BY A PURELY GREEDY HORRIBLE BASTARD NAMED EMMA BRODRICK………………….

        RATHER THAN WRITE THE TRUTH OF WHAT I WAS CAPABLE OF DOING. MY REPORT STATED THAT “CLIENT DECLINED”.
        THIS WAS NOT WRITTEN ONCE, BUT SEVENTY FIVE TIMES………….

        UPON SUBMITTING A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST TO THE DWP, IT WAS ASKED, WHY REPORTS CONTAINED THE WORDS, “CLIENT DECLINED.
        THE DWP FREEDOM OF INFORMATION RESPONSE STATES THAT THE LIMA SOFTWARE PROGRAMME USED BY ATOS, CANNOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN CANNOT AND WILL NOT DURING AN EXAMINATION……………….

        THIS IS A BLATANT LIE BY THE DWP AS FURTHER INFORMATION RELEASES BY THE DWP SHOW THE LIST OF SELECTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE OPERATOR ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN.

        ONE OF THE SELECTIONS, THE FIRST ONE, STATES CLEARLY,”CANNOT DO THE OPERATION THAT WAS ASKED OF THEM”

        IN OTHER WORDS, THE OPERATOR, THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, (STOP LAUGHING), HAS PURPOSELY BEEN INSTRUCTED TO USE THE AMBIGUOUS WORDING ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION TO THE DWP DECISION MAKER, THAT THE CLAIMANT REFUSED TO DO WHAT WAS ASKED OF THEM ON THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION, RATHER THAN THE TRUTH, THEY COULDN’T………

        MY REPORT STATES THAT I SAT IN A CHAIR, WAS SEEN TO RISE UNAIDED.
        I DID NOTHING OF THE SORT, PREFERRING TO STAND WITH MY STICK.

        MY BACK WAS SAID TO BE EXAMINED, STRANGELY I WAS WEARING A CORSET WITH THREE METAL RODS IN THE BACK………….

        WHEN ASKED TO PICK THINGS UP PROPERLY, I COULD NOT DUE TO PAINS IN MY THUMBS AND SEVERED GUIDERS IN MY LEFT INDEX FINGER.
        THIS WAS REPORTED AS, YOU GUESSED, “CLIENT DECLINED”………

        THE ATOS MEDICAL REPORT IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT, YET THE INCONSISTENCIES HIT YOU BETWEEN THE EYES.

        I WAS SEEN TO SIT IN A CHAIR, RISE FROM IT WITHOUT HELP, WALK TO A COUCH, BE EXAMINED, REFUSE TO DO SEVENTY FIVE ACTIONS AND REMARKABLY IT STATES AT THE END OF MY REPORT……….

        “THE CLIENT WAS OBSERVED TO STAND IN THE SAME PLACE, HOLDING ONTO HIS STICK, FOR THE DURATION OF THE EXAMINATION”

        ……………..YOU HAVE, AND ARE, BEING SYSTEMATICALLY ROBBED BY CHARLATANS WHO HAVE GAINED A CERTIFICATE ENDORSED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
        THEY DO NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO ASSESS A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, LET ALONE A HUMANS PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES IN THE WORKFORCE…………………..

        “THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH, PARASITES THAT FEED ON SOCIETY’S WEAKEST AND MOST VULNERABLE”

        I HAVE TWO KIDS AND A PARTNER AND HAVE BEEN RECEIVING JUST £32.32P FOR OVER A YEAR, DESPITE BEING ORIGINALLY DIAGNOSED AS DISABLED FOR LIFE…………………..

        IT’S NO WONDER THAN DUNCAN SMITH IS TRYING HIS HARDEST TO HIDE THE MORTALITY RATES FROM PUBLIC VIEW.
        THE TIMES THAT I HAVE THOUGHT OF ENDING MY PERSONAL TORTURE ARE COUNTLESS.

        IT IS A TORTURE THAT NO ORDINARY PERSON COULD EVER REALISE, THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT HUMAN, THEY ARE STATE ASSISTED ASSASSINS………………………..

        MY RESOLVE TO BRING THESE CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE HAS GIVEN ME THE STRENGTH TO FIGHT BACK……….

        THEY ARE NOW MORE AFRAID OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS THAN YOU WOULD EVER IMAGINE.

        THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING………………………………………………

        • Yes the noose is getting tighter and they know it that’s why bastards IDS and Cameron are getting ever more aggressive and ignorant during interviews. They know the public are on to them and that they’re going to be found out.

          What a sick society it is when they look at every avenue they can find to deny people benefits in order to leave them in the gutter.

          • Landless Peasant

            @ Raining

            Yes, and what a sick society also when the so-called Opposition say/do fuck all to help us.

        • Keith Warrilow

          Well said, I’m behind you all the way for exactly the same reasons.

    • Another Big Mess

      They don’t seem to realise that most using UJ are already employed, especially for that type of jobs, so the jobcentre would be surprised.

      Don’t worry their webshite says:

      “All enquires from jobseekers are treat in utmost confidence and will be dealt with courteously and efficiently.”

  35. overburdenddonkey

    among other things what leaps to mind is this dependent on charity charter….
    https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/partnerships-for-delivery

    • overburdenddonkey

      ps i should have written…among other things what leaps to mind in this document, is that it is a dependent on charity charter….

    • A stakeholders welfare system that channels money into the private/third sector and job bribes public service employees into acquiescence, a welfare system that has a small client base to give the illusion of a universal welfare system.

      • overburdenddonkey

        voidseeker
        exactly…smoke and mirrors politics that protects the “home/share holding democracy”…many people have not woken up to the fact yet, that it will lead to worse poverty than in victorian times…slaves/surfs/penury to right wing haves….

  36. The last time I signed on i was told to sign on at a different part of building than I normally do the next time as I fall under the Work program finishers who finished before April 18th. Turns out I am signing on again amongst the work program signers and I was even asked when my next appointment with working links was. I told them I finished that last year and she just said ok.

    Is anyone else getting this at the jobby centre? I think I am just getting put there until they find out what to do with me as I am not eligible for that 6 month slave shite.

    It’s a fucking nightmare signing on at that bit again and it has gave me a few extra wrinkles already.

    Bastards

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS

      STRANGE HOW ALL PARTIES WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENT SUPPORT A HASTILY BOTCHED LAW TO INTERCEPT AND RECORD PERSONAL DATA IN AN EFFORT TO STEM TERRORISM……………..

      YET AT THE SAME TIME THEY DENY THE RIGHT OF DISABLED PERSONS TO RECORD MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AFTER WHICH THEY ARE TERRORISED……………

      THE NUMBER OF DEAD RECORDED OVERSEAS IN THE LATEST BATTLES ARE A MERE FRACTION OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN TERRORISED AND DIED ON OUR HOME SOIL BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENTS ELITE TEAM OF ASSASSINS, THE DWP IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TRIGGER MEN, THE PCS UNION.

      TERROR HAS MORE THAN ONE FACE, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A JIHADIST WHO INFLICTS WHO INFLICTS PAIN, SUFFERING AND DEATH,

      INDEED, DUNCAN SMITH HAS HIS NAME FIRMLY EMBEDDED IN THE DEATHS OF COUNTLESS THOUSANDS OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE.

      HE IS A WAR CRIMINAL, GUILTY OF ETHNIC CLEANSING ON HIS OWN SHORES.

      BILL GUNNYEON IS NO DIFFERENT TO THE ANGEL OF DEATH, JOSEF MENGELE, WHO TERRORISED HIS VICTIMS AT CONCENTRATION CAMPS WHERE HE WORKED.

      GUNNYEON, AS THE CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISER TO THE DWP, SHOULD BE TAKEN TO A DARK PLACE AND EXECUTED.

      I WOULD HAVE NO QUALMS ABOUT PULLING THE TRIGGER OR RELEASING THE TRAPDOOR THAT SAW HIS BODY TRYING TO SEPARATE FROM HIS HEAD AS IT TWITCHED AND HIS BLADDER AND BOWELS EVACUATED……………………….

      THESE PEOPLE ARE NOTHING MORE THAN MINDLESS MURDERERS, BEARING SIMILAR TRAITS TO SERIAL KILLERS, THE NEED FOR ULTIMATE POWER TO SATISFY THEIR TWISTED CRAVINGS……….

      MEANWHILE, THE LILY LIVERED BUREAUCRATS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS PRETEND THAT ALL IS WELL AS THE GROWING MORTALITY RATES ARE SHIELDED FROM VIEW

      THE WAR IS ON OUR OWN SHORES, IRAQ IS JUST A DISTRACTION FOR THE STATE ASSISTED CULL OF IT’S OWN CITIZENS.

      AT LEAST 46, 000 AND COUNTING……………

      GENOCIDE BY SANCTIONS…………

  37. Well guys it’s official! They’re now shutting down all criticism of their policy’s by criminalizing you if you speak out. Check out this guy and what happened to him when he sent an email complaining about Workfare to the government!

    http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Holton-le-Clay-man-suing-Prime-Minister-David/story-21446290-detail/story.html

  38. Good News is, IDS is rumoured to be semtexed! (lol) out of his position, during reshuffle, when they go off on their jollies. According to Yahoo! It`s a celebration!

  39. Robin The Boy Wonder

    And the bad news is, that bitch, McVey is going to take over the DWP….

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