How Islington’s Labour Run Council Are Dancing To Iain Duncan Smith’s Tune

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So the doctor says to their patient “I’ve got some good news, and some bad new.   The bad news is you’ve only got six months to live … but the good news is that I’ve found you a temporary job working in Poundland.”

You might have noticed that this joke is not very fucking funny.  But this is the dream of council bureacrats in one London borough who are developing a horrifying strategy for local healthcare which will see “employment viewed as a clinical outcome.”

Whilst the final plans for Iain Duncan Smith’s localised Health and Work Programme have not yet been released, the Labour dominated Borough of Islington are jumping aboard the gravy train early and have set up their own scheme to tackle what they call  ‘health-related worklessness’.  In a report published in 2014 the so-called Islington Employment Commission – a bunch of local employers, councillors, Jobcentre busy-bodies and a token TUC representative – called for radical change in the borough’s employment support strategy. Their proposals mirror almost exactly the current direction of Tory social security policy, even down to using the same words.

All young people should be ‘learning or earning’ according to the commission, a phrase first used by David Cameron when he announced the yet to materialise mass workfare programme for all those under 21.  They also claim that many long term sick or disabled people are not receiving enough employment support because “their benefit does not require them to look for work”.  And for those who do have to look for work as part of their benefit conditions, they say the support is not good enough, and they think they could do better.  In fact salaries depend on it.  As such they recommended establishing a local Health and Work Programme to make ‘maximising employment a priority’ for healthcare services.

Six months later Islington Council teamed up with Islington Clinical Commissioning Group who oversee local healthcare and ominously formed a partnership with Jobcentre Plus. The DWP were  only too happy to help and agreed to fund the salary of an Employment Lead worker to be based at the heart of Islington’s NHS services to “to drive employment outcomes through strategic health commissioning”.  What this means is money meant for healthcare will instead be shovelled into the hands of grasping welfare-to-work parasites with the aim of reducing “entrenched worklessness among residents with a health condition or disability in the borough.

One of the first moves, which is already sparking local outrage, is to introduce Employment Coaches into six GP’s surgeries in Islington.  These tax payer funded busy-bodies will come from Remploy who were recently sold off to giant US outsourcing company Maximus who already run many Jobcentre services. Doctors will be encouraged to refer patients for employment support with the same company who carry out the despised Work Capability Assessment used to stop disabled people’s benefits by finding them fit for work.  A company that has been the target of ongoing protests by disabled people and benefit claimants.  It is hard to imagine a bigger insult to disabled or long term sick people in Islington.  But then perhaps that is the point.

This is leafy, lefty Islington, and so there is lots of gushing talk about quality of life and creating living wage jobs in the proposals for the new scheme.  They don’t really mean it though.  In Islington Employment Commission’s report they discuss how some residents object to taking the first job they are offered because it might be unsuitable or low paid.  According to the commission local employers have told them this is not the case and that people should be prepared to take a job that isn’t perfect no matter how shit, just to get their foot on the ladder.  But then they would say that wouldn’t they. Islington’s Health and Work service is being designed with the needs of employers in mind, not local people.

As such, whilst evidence shows that low paid, insecure, or unsuitable work is bad for your health, doctors will still be encouraged to coerce their paients into taking these jobs.  And whilst Islington Councillors and healthcare bueracrats salve their consciences by telling themselves about all the wonderful opportunities they are creating for disabled people, their partners, Jobcentre Plus will provide the teeth – in the form of vicious and life destroying benefit sanctions – to ensure compliance.  Iain Duncan Smith must be pissing himself as the liberal elite dance to his tune in Jeremy Corbyn’s backyard.  If he can get away with this shit here, he will consider he can do it everywhere.  And that is why it must be stopped.

A protest has been called outside City Road Medical Centre, 190-196 City Road , London, EC1V 2QH on Friday 4th March from 3pm.  Please spread the word, more details on the facebook page.

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212 responses to “How Islington’s Labour Run Council Are Dancing To Iain Duncan Smith’s Tune

  1. Rosemarie Harris

    Part of the problem is that many Ill people could only do a few hours per week and at the minimum wage it’s not possible to pay bills/ buy food/ etc so where does this leave people who could perhaps do few hours per week after all we all not all M.P’s to where you can claim extra on top of a very good income …i won’t mention the fiddles or the tea bags they claim for!
    Every one who lives near please go and protest we all pay Tax.

    • It leaves them stuck on meagre benefits, being persecuted and harassed by the Department of Workfare & Punishments, evil bastards.

      • paultheswineherd

        Marie – Dunko the clown may be gleefully laughing his bald head off (as pictured above) at the moment – but it may not last for too much longer!
        It certainly is beginning to look as though his past may soon catch up with him. His wickedness cannot be tolerated for ever.

    • Excellent point🙂

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    Protesters to march on GP surgery over Maximus job coach project

    DNS – 4th Feb 2016

    Disabled activists are to march on a surgery next month in protest at its involvement in a government scheme that is placing welfare-to-work advisors from a discredited US outsourcing giant in GP practices.

    Six surgeries in Islington, north London, are taking part in the year-long pilot scheme run and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Islington council.

    Under the Working Better scheme, job coaches employed by Remploy – which is now mostly owned by the US company Maximus – are placed in GP surgeries for one day a week.

    Patients who are unemployed and have long-term health conditions can ask their GP to refer them to “intensive and personalised employment coaching” within the surgery.

    The job coaches “work with patients to establish their previous work experience, knowledge and skills, to build confidence, set goals and identify job or educational opportunities”.

    Read More:
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/protesters-to-march-on-gp-surgery-over-maximus-job-coach-project/

  3. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    So what is the DWP`s job again !!!!

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    You can earn between £50,000 – £70,000 a year being a Working Better job coach. At least 100 to cover the whole country & that`s a least £5 million a year saved.

  5. I wonder if IDS would be better suited to work in the Home Office….The ‘quiet man’ has an eye for detail perhaps lacking in T. May.

    • paultheswineherd

      abbeylane5 – I suppose that it could be worse! IDS could be Minister of State for Defence – just think then of all the murderous projects, the unnecessary wars and the terrible killing that he could be involved with!
      It really doesn’t bear thinking about!

    • FUCK THE TORIES

      IDS would be better suited to laying in a hole 6ft deep….

    • Put IDS in charge of getting tax from big corporations!

      • I suspect if ‘George ‘ was put in charge Google would have all tax put off until 2027,by which time ‘George’ would hope to be an M.E.P.

    • The ‘Quiet Man’ was a guy who had retired from the ring to live on his earnings because his conscience could not deal with the possibility of a second death resulting from what he did for a living.
      (Entertained the masses in a sporting ring).
      George Smith is the exact opposite of ‘The Quiet Man’.
      He has no qualms about people dying to further his career aims, and on top of that the cunt couldnt hold his hands up in a Toddler’s group either.
      Yes George, i will back this up in any ring, Dojo or firing range you see fit.and just to prove there is more of the quiet man in any English gent than a sour puss nasty piece of shit like you I will also guarantee to spare your life.
      I am not promising you would not carry the experience for life tho.
      Quiet Man my arse,George is a gutless killer of the worst caliber,little different from any Nazi Dr or party activist.
      There is nothing to relate George to John Wayne’s ‘quiet man’ except his own fantastical delusions.

  6. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    They are still trying to show a statement & rule that is fit for purpose !!!
    Until such time it`s all [The Welfare Reform] is Not Fit For Purpose.
    The DWP Spokesperson – That statement is not worth the paper it`s written on. Until such time you give a name – Mr. Fraud the DWP Spokesperson.
    Yes it is a big fiddle!!

  7. paultheswineherd

    What an absolute disgrace – I wish the Marchers on the day really well.
    Also, all do your very best to make the ‘local employers, the councillors, the Jobcentre busy-bodies & the token TUC representative’s lives an absolute misery in regard to all of this – in ALL ways possible and on a continuing and unrelenting basis. They will not like this treatment at all!

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    Oh no let`s bring in the Justice Minister Michael [The Teachers Hate] Gove the little twit.

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      The Justice Ministers spokesperson said – Mr Gove is not a little twit.

      Automated spokesperson with a tick box system of answers.

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    DWP Collaborative Services – Come and join us .

    Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

  10. It is this kind of spineless collaboration from a Labour council that only makes these vile schemes worse. Even after the debacle of the 2015 election, there are still many in the Labour party that basically agree with much of Tory welfare policy. Not to mention the almost total silence on the subject from the current leadership.

  11. IDS IS THE ANTICHRIST

    What we are witnessing here is nothing less than the rise of the Fourth Reich.

    Arbeit macht fucking frei.

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    Are you Disability Confident?

    No so piss off !!!

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      If you are not involved with Disability Confident then you are not classed as disabled !!

      I am very Disability Unconfident & so should IDS.

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    Islington Council are now paying part of the cost to run the DWP. Islington is not working with the DWP but it`s & the governments contractors being Remploy aka Maximus !!! The tax payers will be glad to hear their council tax is paying Maximus to sort out a DWP problem.

    The mistakes are so thick & fast & so stupid that stupid is the policy for stupid politics that bully their way into breeched of Human Rights Issues that have nothing to do with stupid politicians who need a committee meeting to know what`s in their stupid brain. Think Tank Surgery.

  14. paultheswineherd

    More shit for Gidiot to defend – he seems to be sinking ever deeper into the quagmire of dirty dealings!
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/04/google-uk-tax-deal-share-options-scheme

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    Health Insurance Anyone to fund Islington Council.

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  18. Its only going to make people avoid the doctor, that’s I they don’t need tablets to keep them alive. Avoiding the doctor, can lead to outbreaks of disease as well as harassing sick people for no reason. What a sorry place this country is turning into.

    • Although I do have medical conditions which requires medication I avoid the doctor like the plague because they’re only interested in forcing me to have smear testing and mammogram even though I have officially opted out of both programmes! The cancer industry in the UK is a huge disgrace! Doctors get financial bonuses for forcing enough people to screen. And I am a working single mum btw and my condition has nothing to do with my boobs or cervix!

    • Maria, my sweet little chickadee of unrequietied employment, You are making the cardinal mistake of thinking that unemployed peoples lives matter; get real here, moy tolsty malinky zhenshina, unemployed peoples lives don’t matter. Not to Her Majesty’s Government, not to me; not to anyone. You have to rid yourself of this outrageous sense of entitlement. It does you no favours. I would like to know a little of your history. Did you have a profession? Did you pay the higher rate of tax? Or are you unqualified, and someone who has only ever worked low paid jobs? Has your employment been sporadic? Have you ever worked? How much do you receive in benefits, and for how long have you received this sum of free money? Now try extrapolating that across the whole of British society… Just do the mathematics. The welfare state is untenable. It can’t go on the way that it has been doing for so long; nor can that other bloated leviathan, the NHS. Things are soon going to come to a head. We are reaching an impasse. Just get rid of that wretched sense of entitlement and try helping yourself… as your relatives in the generations before you did.
      I, Roger have spoken.

      • It does not matter if people get paid for work or not, for in society everyone works, unless they are physically able to. Not everyone has the privilege to be able to pay tax and yes it is a privilege that most people paying it take for granted. it matters of the moral ethics of society that will not see his fellow man hungry, without clean water or shelter. Otherwise you just get the terrible atrocities what some groups of people in Germany were liberated from some 71 years ago. If you endorse your views, they will lead to that treatment of people again, what will you do if one day you find yourself and your family amongst those groups of people?

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        Roger@ “””You are making the cardinal mistake of thinking that unemployed peoples lives matter; get real here, moy tolsty malinky zhenshina, unemployed peoples lives don’t matter.”””

        Do disabled people`s lives matter – Do human beings lives matter. Unemploymed lives don`t matter Why !!! What makes the unemployed lives not matter. Listen to yourself roger. Utter tosh !!!

      • Landless Peasant

        Roger, you patronising sanctimonious git, Welfare is not untenable, Capitalism is. Why then do they pour Billions £s of public money into the pockets of the totally pointless Welfare-to-work leeches? Why do they spend twice as much on running Jobcentres than they pay out in Benefits? As for that sense of entitlement, the State owes us a living, and don’t you ever forget it.The Industrial Revolution is over, and with a growing population combined with more &more jobs lost through technology there will inevitably be more need for Welfare. Either that or we eat the rich. The wealth must be shared, simple as that.

  19. How long will it be before unemployed claimants will be expected to give the DWP unrestricted access to their medical records, as a condition of their claim ?
    Had some problems 20 years ago ? Issues with alcohol or drugs ?
    Never mind, you can come in and speak to a DWP job-psychiatrist, and he’ll set you back on the right path. Now aren’t you glad you told us everything ?

    ‘I will follow that system or regimen which, according to my ability and judgement, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. ‘ From The Hippocratic Oath sworn by doctors.

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      How long before the DWP with unrestricted access to their medical records will start changing the medicals records to suit the DWP. All to fit in with the Merlin Standard system.

  20. paultheswineherd

    A vote of ‘no confidence’ in pigfuck may follow before long methinks!
    (I like the comment about ‘putting lipstick onto a pig)!
    My real worry about all of these ‘renegotiations’ is that Cameron is desperate to cut down the EU’s powers over the UK – this would effectively clear the way for the Tories much mooted ‘Bill of British Rights’ – in reality it would probably end up being a ‘Bill of No Rights’ (at least for the poor, etc)
    http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/02/04/david-cameron-accused-of-sidestepping-over-eu-reform-proposals/

    • I fully support the EU having powers over the UK. My employer friends appreciate the endless supply of cheap labour. Poles undercut the Brits, Romanians/Bulgarians undercut the Poles and so on in the race to the bottom.

      • Yeah, and I bet you employ some Polish lackey as an under-paid cleaner in Number 10 and you keep quiet about your tax affairs and non-payment of tax. How much tax do you pay out of your inflated wages. I bet it is less than Amazon’s tax bill.

  21. Santa Hates You

    Spoof Newsflash: Shock report on a new government plan to use benefit claiments to prop up the NHS.

    Today a Tory ‘thinktank’ (honestly – a Tory that can actually think? – according to our editor – is that even possible?) outlined a new plan for sick people in hospital who are claiming JSA/ESA/PIP. A Tory spokesperson stated that: ‘People in this category will be expected to perform work related tasks and other contributions whilst they are ill in hospital, otherwise they will be sanctioned and have free NHS care withdrawn.’

    It appears that ill benefit claiments will also be expected to help other patients (who are in work) to get better sooner. Furthermore, we believe examples from a leaked government document disclosed tasks such as donating vital organs to those in work, being experimented on to see how toxic drugs affect the parts of the human mind that votes for non Tory parties. And another example includes forming human chains around drunk and abusive patients so security guards from G4S are not injured.

    IDS (or Mr Adolf Smit as he now likes to known) stated today in a press conference: ‘That wherever possible we must use these layabout bastards, sorry, I mean benefits claiments, to support our struggling NHS. Workfare must not end at the gates of the NHS. Instead it must become a part and parcel of everyday life in our hospitals. It’s only about being fair to hardworking families.’

    When we asked Mr Smit about the legality and ethics of using such a scheme in an medical setting and the impact on the health of sick people who claimed benefits, he replied sharply and off the record to our interviewer: ‘Fuck the law, fuck ethics and most of all fuck benefits scum!!! He then repeated a Nazi slogan – ‘Work sets you free’!!!

    Whether this harsh plan will become government policy in the future is anyone’s guess. However, Mr Smit does not have a good record of supporting people who are claiming benefits. Clearly, with the NHS facing real shortfalls in staff and resources, it seems quite possible that a Tory government backed human sacrifice system in our health service is just around the corner. Watch this space.

  22. Islington Resident

    Does this new scheme come with a latte and a copy of the Guardian?

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  24. Yeah,Its tough but you have to shake that ignorant evil fuck wits name off or it will start to cost innocent lives. It has happened before,I dont really see where humanity has developed a blind spot.
    What do you want_a plague of fish or what?

  25. I think these pseudo sad acts are jealous a pig can fire live amo whilst all these gama males can barely muster a used library book.

  26. The Left and the Right Unite

    The left suffers from white/colonial guilt and so supports employers taking on low paid immigrant labour.

    The right suffers from so-called conservatives interfering with the free market they claim to believe in by bailing out banks and providing free workfare labour to employers.

  27. For the record,I believe it is a good thing all young people shold be ‘earning or learning’.
    Unfortunately this gov. is complicit up to the eyeballs in then keeping the young’s ‘learnings’ fucking worthless throu unfettererd immigration to the point they cant raise a family of there own so whats the fucking point?
    Spout learn a trade all day long then scream ‘You do not deserve a decent wage’ at every qualified man.
    I have said it before and I will say it again. If the rules applied to the work force were extended into parliament every M.P. could be replaced by a fingerless electrician from Lithuania for a quarter of the money.
    Shit, I’d do it for 28 grand.

  28. So Labour does what Tories do – not much news there – Islington Labour’s desire to be ‘right-on’ has turned then into ‘right-wing’ There are fascists everywhere in this country that used to be ours but is now the tories and the yanks. They can both fuck off but overcoming them will not be helped when nobody, not labour, not the unions, not charities, will stand with you.

  29. The way to induct people into capitalism is to give a platform to the marginalized to succeed in i.e. rapping, hip hop and street dancing for the blacks and reality tv, massages and spas for the gays, then you will see how socialist they are – not.

  30. This isn’t naming and shaming – putting names and faces of the people who own the companies is naming and shaming, like they do to benefit cheats etc.

    If working part-time you will only be entitled to £450 a year then, i’m sure that will go a long way once prices start increasing to offset the minimum wage employers have to pay, that is if they are not sacked first some of them to make up the shortfall.

    I dread to think how some of these people in care homes have been treated by disgruntled staff who are not getting what they are entitled to also.
    Such greed has far reaching consequences.

  31. That lazy fat fuck IDS in the photo above looks like he is having a massive coronary. I wish it was true though.

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    DWP PRESS RELEASE – 5th Feb 2016

    Benefit cap: 950 households a month move into work, stop claiming Housing benefit or reduce their claim

    Around 31,000 households who had their benefits capped have moved into work, reduced their Housing Benefit claim or no longer claim it.

    Based on new figures published today, that’s an average of around 950 a month – or 44 every working day. Of that 31,000, over 20,000 have moved into work.

    The figures come as the UK’s labour market enjoys bumper growth – with a record number of people in work and wages continuing to rise.

    The number of vacancies is also at a record high at more than three-quarters of a million – providing more opportunities for people to move off benefits and into work.

    Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said:

    “Our welfare reforms have all been about supporting people back to work, and restoring fairness to the benefits system.

    “The benefit cap is one example – and ends the perverse trap that used to exist, where it was often more worthwhile for people to remain on benefits than go out to work.

    “Alongside Universal Credit, this reform ensures that people are better off in employment and so acts as a powerful incentive to move into work. Today’s figures show its success, with significant numbers of people doing just that – taking advantage of the near record number of opportunities available in the UK economy.”

    Read More:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/benefit-cap-950-households-a-month-move-into-work-stop-claiming-housing-benefit-or-reduce-their-claim

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      Define the work “Work”

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        Define the Word “Work”

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          In Work Benefits
          Universal Credit

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            “”””””Research has shown that the cap is motivating people to find work.”””

            DWP define the word “Research”

            • “TYPICAL HALF TRUTHS FROM THE STATE ASSASSINS”

              ………………Dissect the sructure of the initial paragraph and it says something completely at odds to what the reader initially perceives it to mean;

              DWP PRESS RELEASE – 5th Feb 2016

              Benefit cap: 950 households a month move into work, stop claiming Housing benefit or reduce their claim

              ……………..It reads, when translated, that 950 households have had their benefits stopped or reduced. The part about work is just pure speculation to deceive.

              950 FAMILIES, MANY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, HAVE BEEN RAILROADED INTO ABJECT DESTITUTION IN AN EFFORT TO BRING THE COST OF SOCIAL WELFARE PAYMENTS DOWN IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE BOOKS TO A PRIVATISATION DEAL.

              • “THE WELFARE STATE”

                Is probably the largest single pot of money that our government control.
                For many years it has been the ambition of the corrupt tory government to hand over this huge pot of money to their friends in the city.
                In order to make the acquisition look more attractive they have to reduce the initial welfare payment outlay. The only way they can achieve this is by stealing it from those that have an entitlement. We are living in an age of fake, unqualified medical reports,
                threepence ha’ppeny shrinks, bent decsion makers and a totally corrupt judiciary.
                All these corruptions are essential to hive off the welfare purse at any cost……………..

                Imagine a private health insurer with keys to your pension and welfare payments and you will instantly recognise where the vast sums of lobbying money is coming from…….

                Every aspect of social reform has nothing whatsoever to do with bolstering the living standards of those it purports to maintain.
                In every instance, no ifs or buts, the living standards have been reduced to that of a bygone era.
                Never have i seen social deprivation and poverty as we have at the moment.

                Money has no conscience, no morals, no ethics, it poisons the minds of those that seek to accumulate more at the expense of those trashed by the wayside.

                I have seen, held and touched poverty in many forms. Poverty is not an choice, greed that perpetuates it.

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    • It’s funny nobody else who lives in this country sees it that, way, I see the economy going worse everyday and peoples income or employment opportunities are either no better or worse. Funny their own news tells a different story to what is actually happening.

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        There is a pattern going on called contradictions.

      • The only people doing well in this country today are the gravediggers. IDS is killing us all off through sanctions and bedroom taxes in order for him to “balance the books” and save a meagre few pence in benefit payments.

        If there were any sort of decent jobs on that rotten website (which from what I see daily is the same old rubbish re-posted more than once on the same page) we would all be in a chance to do something to better ourselves are not be at the mercy of that tin pot lunatic and his shiny head.

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          I think the job description is called “Nurse Maiding the JCP Computer” & what does that involve. Well it doesn`t matter as long as your logging into a JCP computer. WORK that is the job of Work officially it`s a job & you are in Work.

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    The definition of disabled is not Disability Confident. Off shots are Disability Awareness. It all has no meaning apart from corporate scandal & greed.

  34. Looks like all of us signing on now have to do more of the work that the JCP staff used to do prior to the digital change over. Before this, JCP staff used to put through yes or no on the computer depending on whether or not you signed the declaration paper. Now, we signing on now do this ourselves as each time we use the pad we, not the lazy JCP fucks, are responsible for processing our fortnight claim declarations.

    Also, instead of the lazy fucks asking if we have any changes to report in relation to our claims during our signing day, we now have to do this ourselves by a five page letter (from DWP) giving us a tick box questionaire options that ask in general what type of circumstance changes haver has not happened to us that might affect or even stop our payments altogether.

    If we have anything to report or not that could affect our JSA we now have to tick the appropriate question on this letter, sign and date it and return the letter second-class post within a limited time period before the end of the month in which the letter was posted to us.

    What left of the JCP will there be next year? Now that we ourselves are responsible for processing our own benefit claims by digital pad, completing “any change in circumstances” letters, every few weeks or once every six or twelve months, and using a crappy website. All of which previously was done by JCP staff themselves and no one else.

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    Since Maximus, Atos & Capita are doing most of the DWP`s admin, the DWP ain`t got a clue what`s being fucked up at the DWP. When the DWP on the quiet contracted out it`s Admin to these corporate gain companies the legality was lost. So who runs the DWP !! Not the DWP but the people running the DWP with vested interest in Maximus as a fraud Mr Fraud.
    The DWP are now telling off Maximus, Atos & Capita for falling behind their targets. That is because they are so busy doing the DWP`s admin.

  36. Liberal Politically Correct Chattering Class Islington which seems
    Oblivious to the Plight of the Poor and Vulnerable

    What has Jeremy Corbyn been Doing to Stand Up For the Poor and Vulnerable Recently I Wonder ? …… That is without seeking the Permission
    of the Austerity Stooges of the Parliamentary Blue Slave Labour Party


  37. This is a great song of Gerry Rafferty’s and Billy Connolly when they were in the humblebums.

  38. An Early Example of Slave Labour’s Outrages against the Poor and Vulnerable apart from the Collaboration by Collusion of Non Resistance
    between May 2010 AD until March 2015 AD and Indeed until Jeremy Corbyn
    became Leader and still to an Extent Today.

    Major Archibald George Church DSO MC Intriduced a Bill in July 1931 AD
    to Bill to enable Mental Defectives to undergo Sterilizing Operations or sterilizing Treatment upon their own application, or that of their spouses or parents or guardians with the Aim eventually of Compulsory Sterilization

    The Eugenics Society was Pushing For This

    Thankfully this Evil Bill was Defeated as there was some MPs with
    Compassion and Human Hearts in 1931 AD

    No to Eugenics Euthanasia Forced Sterilization of the ILL and No to
    the so called ” Master Race ” of Nazi Britain

  39. During the 1990’s the Tories were Criticized over the State of the National
    Health Service

    Given that they have been ” The Party of Europe ” For whom being British is
    Not Good Enough I Wonder if the State of the NHS has anything to do with
    the Growth and Stability Pact of the Maastricht Treaty a Treaty they
    Bulldozed through without Consulting the Country via a Referendum ?

    No Money For the NHS but Plenty for Bureaucrats and Politicians on the
    EU Gravy Train

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    Disability seems to be a political issue or should that be vote winner. The disabled people hold the key to victimisation by the state. So sensitive to disabled people MPs.

  41. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    The Tories Disability campaign is causing more disability hate crimes.
    Disability Confident Hate Cries.

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    Backing out now because I have given you work to do & the Tories are so lazy at doing any work. Call in the lawyers !!!

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    Oh he`s really hard work as a cash cow – I think we will leave the difficult disabled alone.

    2 rules !!!

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      The DWP are slowly becoming Maximus with Lord Fraud pulling the strings & Chris Grayling being political about it.

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        THE TORY PARTY HAVE VESTED INTEREST IN MAXIMUS – Political & Financial gains. Which one will the Tories choose because you can`t have both.

  44. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Papa San – Political Clown

  45. Sounds like Islington’s Labour council are just closet tories so of course they’d dance to Herr Smith’s tune!

  46. It is Cuckooland for anyone to Say that Politics does Not Matter

    If Politics was Irrelevant Politicians would Not Covert Political Power

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System | February 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm | Reply

    Non stop political bullshit. Get into the real world. The answer is not in Poll A Tricks !!!

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      Politics breaks their own rules. The only politics is covering up DWP responsibility of DWP deaths breaking the Health & Safety law of Care Of Duty. Politics is great when your in a genocide war with the disabled of the uk. Cleansing politics of actually having responsibility of the DWP having responsibility of Care of Duty which falls under the Health & Safety Law !!!!
      What has Care of duty & the Health Safety law got to do with politics !!! It`s their own policy which breaks these codes of conduct.

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        Contradictory Political Bullshit !!!

        • politicians make the laws (very badly) these days, but politics covers every aspect of a persons life, there is a ministry for everything, that is why people should not discount what is going on in politics and fight the bastards when they try to grind you down with their corruption.

  47. Notice that Petition For the Resignation of Ian Duncan Smith as
    Secretary of State For Work and Politics Now has 116,368 Signatures

    Politics is More Important than Obliviousness

  48. Indeed the Blue Slave Labour Party

    Trendy Chattering Class Islington but still Tory in Policy Essential

    mrmarcpc | February 5, 2016 at 3:25 pm | Reply

    Sounds like Islington’s Labour council are just closet tories so of course they’d dance to Herr Smith’s tune!

  49. Gormless Political Correctness But What About the Plight of the Poor and Vulnerable ?.

    There is Cartloads of Political Correctness in this Country but what to
    House the Homeless ?

    Silly Islington Council being Stooges of the Tories

    Stuff the Tories and their Lack of Social Moralism Trendy Islington Slave Labour and the Anti Morality Agenda such as Thatcher saying there
    is ” No Such Thing as Society ” and Unleashing the Evil Virus of
    Selfish Individualism

  50. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    The money saved from the welfare state [don`t laugh] is being used in political gain & power. All of a sudden the pops up £5 billion to money launder through some so called Human Rights Act. Maximus costs have doubled & they only been in the job less than a year on a 5 year contract – 5 £280 million – Total – £1.4 Billion – Not to mention Capitas costs have doubled – enter atos costs have doubled in the past year & over £4 billion pops up.

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      Universal Credit will cost £4 billion – How much is that over budget !!!!
      Well at the going rate Universal Credit will cost £12 billion which is how much the Welfare wished to but now Universal Credit has done that all by itself eating into savings that did not exist !!! The DWP contractors are draining the DWP & the country dry with no results. Is it not time the DWP tool responsibility over its own department. !!! Wakey wakey IDS !!!

  51. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Ain`t people thick as shit with £ millions spent on their education !!!

  52. ‘National scandal’: Female suicides in England hit 10-year high

    Cuts to mental health services have bred a devastatingly sharp rise in suicides among women in Britain, the Labour Party has said.

    New statistics show there were 1,181 female suicides in England last year, a 14-percent rise on 2013. The damning figures were published as campaigners across the UK gathered to mark Time to Talk day. The themed-day is geared towards encouraging people with mental health issues to talk about their concerns and look for help.

    While men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women, the suicide rate among men nationwide has fallen slightly in the last year. By contrast, the female suicide rate is the highest Britain has seen since 2005. The startling figures were published several days after UK mental health charity Mind warned that cuts to mental health services are pushing them to a “crisis point.”

    https://www.rt.com/uk/331439-rise-female-suicides-britain/

    • “NOT CONTENT ON JUST KILLING THE DISABLED , THEY WANT THEM HOUSEBOUND”

      The Tories have found a new way to strip disabled people of their independence

      The Tories have found a new way to strip disabled people of their independence

      The Conservative government’s relentless austerity programme just sunk its ugly teeth even deeper into the disabled people of Britain.

      Nearly 14,000 disabled people have had their mobility cars confiscated after a change in benefit assessment.

      Back in April 2013, the government introduced the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is assessed by private companies. This began replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

      Placing ‘independence’ in the title is a cruel joke, disguising the fact that half the people who have been assessed have had their mobility cars taken away. The Tories strip disabled people of their independence, while implying they are gifting it to them.

      The Motability Scheme currently bestows 650,000 disabled people with mobility cars, powered wheelchairs and scooters. If the current trend continues we could see tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of disabled people losing out on their free movement.

      A Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) spokeswoman told the Canary:

      The continued attack on disabled peoples’ support is relentless. The fact that 14,000 disabled people have lost their cars is yet another example of the unacceptable measures of this Government. These cars are used to get to work, to get to hospital appointments, to stay in touch with friends and family. The loss shows us yet again that this Government is not interested in supporting disabled people, but in denying them support.

      Under the Tories, the UK has already become the first country to be investigated by the UN for violating the rights of disabled people.

      http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/04/tories-found-new-way-strip-disabled-people-independence/

      http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/04/tories-found-new-way-strip-disabled-people-independence/

      • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        Council’s blue badge charge described as ‘tax on the disabled’

        The Courier – 2nd Feb 2016

        Fife Council’s decision to start charging for blue parking badges has been described as a “tax on the disabled” by a campaigner against the plans.

        David Nelson, chairman of the Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association, has said he will continue to fight against the £20 fee, which the local authority said it will introduce from April 1.

        Though the administration of Fife Council confirmed last year that it would seek to start charging for the parking permits, campaigners led by Mr Nelson had hoped for a reconsideration.

        However, confirmation that the new charge would start in the next financial year came from Fife House yesterday, news that has angered Mr Nelson.

        “This is just another tax on the disabled,” he said.

        “It’s terrible. They need to cut in other places, things like the chief executive’s salary and people who earn hundreds of thousands of pounds.

        “We will keep on fighting as it’s completely wrong that disabled people have to pay for this.”

        The £20 charge was approved last February as part of a raft of changes to help the council balance its books.

        It is projected that the fee will save the local authority about £120,000 a year in administration costs, with the sum charged in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines.

        The council has defended its decision to implement the charge, with Fife currently one of just three regions in Scotland that does not charge for the processing of blue badge applications.

        The new charge will cover all new badges issued, renewals, as well as reissues for lost, stolen or damaged passes.

        Councillor Pat Callaghan, the council’s executive spokesman for environment and transportation, said: “We’re one of only three councils that haven’t charged for administering blue badges, but we can no longer maintain that position.

        “Fife Council is facing a £91 million budget gap over the next three years.

        “We need to look at ways of saving money and ways of generating income.

        “For the majority of people their blue badge will last them three years, which equates to less than £7 a year.”

        http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/council-s-blue-badge-charge-described-as-tax-on-the-disabled-1.922485

        • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

          Later in 2016 it will be £200 a year. More cuts for the council !!!

          • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

            Huge scam with the ministry Of transport with on line blue badge fraud now they are charging for them.

            • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

              Disabled people warned over ‘costly’ blue badge applications

              Liverpool Echo – 28th Jan 2016

              Some websites charge nearly £50 for support filling forms – when you can get help free

              Disabled people are being warned about websites offering ‘costly’ help with Blue Badge applications – when support is available free.

              St Helens council and the local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have urged anyone applying for or renewing their badge to use their own free support services instead.

              The council said one individual in St Helens had been charged nearly £50 for help filling out their entitlement form.

              Blue Badges allow disabled drivers or passengers to park closer to their destination.

              The badges are £10 in St Helens to cover the cost of the badge, available through the government’s website or in person at Wesley House council building.

              But support completing the forms is available free from both St Helens council and the local CAB.

              Barrie Grunewald, St Helens council leader, said: “It is not necessary to apply for a Blue Badge through these sites, as applications can be made for free directly through your local authority or central government.”

              Karl Pearce, chief executive of the St Helens CAB, said: “We do offer help and it is totally free of charge – it’s confidential, impartial and independent advice.

              “There don’t need to be any costs. Beware of organisations charging for assistance completing blue badge forms, as it can be costly.”

              http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/disabled-people-warned-over-costly-10802989

  53. Editor-in-Chief of The Canary smashes myth of austerity to bits (VIDEO) | The Canary
    Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Editor-in-Chief of The Canary, demolishes the myth of austerity in under 10 minutes.
    thecanary.co

      • “AMAZON BOSS GETS TASTY DEAL AT DEPARTMENT OF DEATH”

        The DWP has sparked outrage by appointing an Amazon boss to a non-executive director’s role at the DWP. The appointment of Doug Gurr, the head of the tax avoiding multinational’s Chinese operation, to the DWP is likely to be officially announced next week.

        Amazon paid just £11.9m in tax in 2014, despite UK sales of £5.3bn.

        Margaret Hodge, MP, told the Guardian:

        “If people are not putting their proper share into the pot, how can government ever justify giving them prestigious positions?”

        “They are killing off British business and jobs, partly because they’re not paying sufficient tax and so are able to undercut their rivals.”

        ………..

        • But, GEOFF when you are a consumer you are not going to pay more for your big TV if tax-dodging Amazon is selling exactly the same product for cheaper, ever ONE PENNY cheaper. When you are a consumer PRICE is everything – is is the FIRST thing you look at. ETHICS don’t come into it. You would be a fool to be needlessly paying over the odds for your goods and services. Why pay more?

          • ………..and you are not a migrant worker employed by AMAZON to walk miles and miles selecting goods on expansive shelving to pick up crap wages to be bolstered by welfare and tax credits in order to take your discount tv on the ferry to Warsaw.

        • But, GEOFF when you are a consumer you are not going to pay more for your big TV if tax-dodging Amazon is selling exactly the same product for cheaper, even ONE PENNY cheaper. When you are a consumer PRICE is everything – it is the FIRST thing you look at. ETHICS don’t come into it. You would be a fool to be needlessly paying over the odds for your goods and services. Why pay more?

          • Some people are on such low incomes they have to buy cheap.

            • Like the Queen🙂 In fact, she doesn’t pay anything for her TVs🙂
              Let us explain we were out shopping for a big flatscreen TV at the weekend when we spotted a Sammy with, “Samsung – suppliers to Her Majesty of Television and Audio/Visual products” – it’s called the Royal Warrant or something lol It means that Her Maj gets to kit out Buck House – the biggest council house in Britain – and all her other gaffs with Samsung TVs (and audio-visual products) for free; and no doubt her family, extended family, staff, hangers-on and goodness knows who will bag a TV or two. If as Samsung are going to know. Every room in Buck House will be kitted out. Seems to be that Her Maj selects her preferred brand, sticks her “Royal Warrant” on it and gets a limitless supply for free. What a scam. And does anyone really select a TV, bottle of sauce or pair of knickers for that matter just because Her Maj gets them for free?

              • Her Maj also claimed “Winter Fuel Allowance” to heat Buck House. It was the Independent that broke this story, but it seems to have been mysteriously “air-brushed” from the interwebs…😉

        • put aside the fact that they are not paying tax, what on Earth are Amazon doing the DWP?

  54. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010

    You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

    The DWPs version of the Equality Act

    Define it for us DWP in your own words
    https://www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      Status and purpose of the
      guidance
      This guidance is issued by the Secretary of State under
      section 6(5) of the Equality Act 2010. In this document, any
      reference to ‘the Act’ means the Equality Act 2010.
      This guidance concerns the definition of disability in the
      Act. Section 6(5) of the Act enables a Minister of the Crown
      to issue guidance about matters to be taken into account
      in determining whether a person is a disabled person. The
      guidance gives illustrative examples.
      This guidance does not impose any legal obligations
      in itself, nor is it an authoritative statement of the law.
      However, Schedule 1, Paragraph 12 to the Act requires that
      an adjudicating body1 which is determining for any purpose
      of the Act whether a person is a disabled person, must take
      into account any aspect of this guidance which appears to
      it to be relevant.

  55. “GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND JUDICIARY IN FIT FOR WORK SUICIDE COVER UP”

    By John Pring on February 4, 2016 Benefits and Poverty

    Two government departments – and the judiciary – appear to be conspiring to prevent the release of information that would show how ministers ignored an opportunity to prevent the “fitness for work” test causing disabled claimants to take their own lives.

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been asked key questions about its apparent failure to fulfil its legal duty to respond to a coroner’s report on the suicide of a disabled man found “fit for work” six years ago.

    Questions submitted by Disability News Service under the Freedom of Information Act were due to be answered by 20 January – again, according to DWP’s legal duty – but the response is now two weeks overdue.

    Both the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Judicial Office have produced misleading responses to questions submitted by DNS in the past few days.

    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/government-departments-and-judiciary-in-fit-for-work-suicide-cover-up/

    …………………ROTTEN TO THE FUCKING CORE

    • Natalie READ (staff nurse)

      @geoff

      It will give the wig and robe mothball brigade something to brag about at the local masonic hall.

      How many did you manage to kill today and did you make them suffer?

  56. paultheswineherd

    Geoff & Natalie – Even the DWP’s own staff are being hit by their own ‘internal’ disability discrimination – goodness only knows what is going to happen when they (the DWP) start sanctioning their own ‘low-paid’ staff when the Universal Credit (Tax Credits) rules come into force!
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/disabled-dwp-staff-report-increased-discrimination-in-the-workplace-a6856191.html

    • From: GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended)

      28 May 2013

      Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

      You recently released information shown below;

      2) How many claims of Disability Discrimination were made against
      the DWP
      by its employees in 2012?

      In 2012 there were 146 Employment Tribunal claims made against DWP
      by its
      employees for Disability Discrimination. Of the 87 claims that have
      been closed,
      only 9 went to an Employment Tribunal, and of these only 1 was won
      by the
      claimant.

      I would like to ask the following questions,

      1/ You state that 146 employment tribunal claims were made against
      the DWP for Disability Discrimination. If 87 have been closed, i
      surmise 59 are still outstanding. Is this correct?

      2/ Of the 87 claims that have been closed, how much money was paid
      out as sweeteners/severance agreements, over and above the
      redundancy payments that were forthcoming?

      3/ By virtue of the fact that one person only(as of now), won their
      claim at tribunal for Disability Discrimination, does this indicate
      that you actively discriminated against a disabled employee?

      4/ How many of the residual 59 have applied to pursue their case to
      tribunal knowing a precedent has been set?

      5/ Was the victor at the tribunal re-employed?

      6/ What redundancy packages are available from the DWP?
      Please indicate levels across pay groups.

      Yours faithfully,

      GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

      Link to this
      https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/redundant_disabled_at_dwp#incoming-403068

    • “DWP DISCRIMINATE AGAINST IT’S OWN DISABLED STAFF MEMBERS”

      B. Adams left an annotation (29 May 2013)

      Geoffrey.. If its of any use to you, just a bit of info on the latest one…

      The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been ordered to pay a woman with Asperger’s syndrome a total of £70,000 after an employment tribunal found the DWP to be guilty of disability discrimination. The DWP was found by the tribunal to have subjected the claimant to harassment due to her Asperger’s. The tribunal initially awarded damages to the claimant of £54,000 as compensation for constructive unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. In a further hearing, another £17,500 was ordered to be paid by the DWP for failing to comply with a re-employment ruling. (06/03/2013)

      http://www.croner-i.croner.co.uk/croner-

  57. So then…Labour will roll over, for the right price. Even prostitutes have got their standards.

    As Leslie Crowther used to say.
    COME ON DOWN, THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
    What is this lunacy, where the top gits stuff their mouths with money, fine wine and food, live in the lap of luxury standing on the podium giving masonic hand signals to their mates in the audience, whilst they shit all over the poor.
    There must be a planet alignment going on, the antichrist is coming.

  58. paultheswineherd

    You may care to notice that the DWP in their response are desperate to cover both their and Iain Duncan Smith’s backs.
    With reference to ‘all of the supposed money being saved’ by the so-called ‘Welfare Reforms’ – for every one 1000lb RAF bomb which is dropped onto a ‘target’ in Syria – this costs £500,000 – that ‘sum’ represents the cost of the maintenance & fuel for the aircraft, the logistics – the pilot, the bomb itself, and the ‘backroom’ costs such as radar, ATC, etc,etc.
    Therefore, is it really necessary, in this so-called age of ‘austerity’ to deliberately cut the monies of the most deserving people in Britain today – (not the M.P’s, not the Ministers, or the scrounging royal family), – but the unemployed, the sick and the disabled of this Country who are being continually hit by this bunch of Tory Nazi bastards.
    Cameron, Osborne, IDS and their corrupt Ministers & all of the other insane idealistic Tory scheisters do not care one shit about these people. They just care about making more money, making more ‘friends’ in the multinational companies, avoiding tax and they consider it is most important to ‘look good’ and ‘support financially’ every other countrie’s populations except our own.
    They just want to bring back the ‘Great British Empire’ and have everyone working for low-pay or as slaves – in other words to turn Britain into a slavery sweat-shop economy which is going to end up eventually as a third world economy and country also.
    Even Cameron’s own family ancestors were ‘slave owners’ in the Caribbean – so this is exactly where a lot of Cameron’s money (which he will eventually inherit, has come from).
    Don’t forget also (what Geoff put on recently that he found) – Ian Cameron and his shady tax/trust fund Companies in the Bahamas – it really says it all does’nt it!
    What a fucking shambles if ever there was one – and it is about time that the ‘sheople’ woke up to what is happening and get completely rid of this cruel right-wing Tory Government

  59. paultheswineherd

    The Tory voting ‘sheople’ had better wake up soon and get their heads out of their arses. Universal Credit (when it eventually is introduced – please do not split your sides in laughing!) could leave a lot of families worse off – well that is some surprise indeed!
    home.bt.com/lifestyle/money/mortgages-bills/universal-credit-will-leave-millions-of-families-worse-off-11364038163605

    • Fucking amazing its ok for the scum to pay 80% tax (from that article) actually it is more because most things you would be buying would have vat on it. But we cant tax bankers or multinationals cos they will fuck off.
      While I’m on it why does no-one complain about vat the most regressive tax about . I mean paying £20 in vat is 20% on £100 is of course 20% on a grand its 2% and on £1500 the house of lords “allowance” for a week its just 1.33%.
      Its the marginal rate of tax we should be on about we always get we cant tax rich people cos they will fuck off but we can tax you poor fuckers over 80%

      • Yeah, if you buy a flat-screen TV from Amazon for £200 you will pay a shocking £35 in Value Added TAX* And astonishingly Amazon won’t pay one of the Queen’s pennies in corporation tax. What the fuck is going on here? It is a piss-take. And of course if you took greedy George Osborne’s cut-off the TV would come down to £165. In fact George fucking Osborne is probably making more on the sale than Amazon, the manufacturer, the shipper, etc…

        *benefit recipients pay VA(TAX) too😉

        • And apparently the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles,…, won’t pay anything for her TV provided it is a Samsung lol🙂

  60. paultheswineherd

    Fucking ‘charities’ – who would have them? They are after only one thing – your money to feather their already very full nests. Do not give them one penny of your hard-earned cash, they already have far more than enough to pay their Chief Executives their top salaries.
    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/05/concerns-over-age-uks-aggressive-tactics-were-first-raised-5-years-ago

    • Dear Mr Reynolds

      Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 28 May 2013. You asked six questions, I have set out the response to each one below.

      1. You state that 146 employment tribunal claims were made against
      the DWP for Disability Discrimination. If 87 have been closed, I
      surmise 59 are still outstanding. Is this correct?

      I can confirm that there are currently 59 outstanding cases.

      2. Of the 87 claims that have been closed, how much money was paid
      out as sweeteners/severance agreements, over and above the
      redundancy payments that were forthcoming?

      We are not able to confirm if additional money was paid, over and above redundancy payments, for any of the 87 cases. Our current reporting system does not log this level of detail. The cost of extracting the information would exceed the appropriate limit of £600 as specified under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

      https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/redundant_disabled_at_dwp#incoming-403068

  61. paultheswineherd

    “A PERVERSE INCENTIVE TO STOP AUSTERITY”
    Do you all remember when Cameron originally came to office – he said that this would be a time of ‘compassionate Conservatism’. How on earth can he possibly equate that statement with what is happening in Britain today?
    He is now nothing short of a dictator at the head of a self-serving, corrupt Government – the head of a Nazi-style Government whose Ministers who are mostly millionaire toffs – evading tax & fiddling expenses. He is overseeing a DWP that is out of control and being controlled by a Nazi & murderous psychopathic clown in the form of Iain Duncan Smith. A known liar who only got into Parliament by saying on his CV that he had spent time at an Italian University (that turned out to be a minor one only – he left with no proper qualifications). He spent a short while in the Army as a Guards Officer and then left smartly. He lives in his father-in-law’s mansion, rent free.
    This also self-serving cunt should be either in jail or shot dead for what he has done – it has been proved that he (and his DWP) has (by his and their policies), directly caused the deaths of thousands of sick and disabled by suicide. The Information Commissioner has turned a blind eye – the bent Judiciary (even a judge who is an ex-DWP Commissioner) has turned a blind eye.
    Where is the Crown Prosecution Service? Are they turning a blind eye to this murderous bastard also? They will look at ‘cases’ from years ago and they WILL take action if required – are they going to leave IDS loose for many years to come with no ‘criminal’ action being taken?
    Meanwhile, the unnecessary ‘austerity’ continues unabated – hitting the most deserving people in Britain – not the MP’s, not the Ministers, not the Councillors. No, – these bastards are hitting the unemployed, the low-paid, the sick and the disabled – all in the name of ‘bringing down the deficit’.
    What utter crap. One ‘bomb’, dropped by the RAF on Syria is around £500,000 – that sum comprises the cost of the fuel for the aircraft, the pilot, the backroom logistics & maintenance for the aircraft, radar control & ATC.
    This is where the money stolen from these deserving claimants is going on – and also looking after the arms companies and the tax evasionists.
    This Government will spend all possible on the rich via tax breaks – but as for the poor and the sick, as far as Cameron and his bunch of tossers are concerned – well they can go and fuck themselves.

  62. “all in it together”

    The Chief Coroner’s Office has refused to investigate DWP’s failure to produce a response.

    And this week, a spokesman for the Judicial Office claimed that the coroner had received no further communication from DWP after the letter of 4 May, despite being shown letters that were sent by Osborne to DWP which prove otherwise.

    Last week, the Ministry of Justice refused to say whether a DWP response to the Osborne report was ever sent to the Lord Chancellor, as legislation in place at the time said it should have been.

    The Ministry of Justice press office has seen the same letters that were shown to the Judicial Office, but has also refused to answer questions about the report, including whether it will investigate what appears to be a breach of the law by Duncan Smith.

    Duncan Smith’s failure to act on the Osborne report may have led to many other similar deaths of ESA claimants who took their own lives after being found “fit for work”.

  63. Bill Gates (DOS 1.0 User)

    The danger of ‘updating’ to the ‘latest’ operating system or whatever; you never know what nasties it may bring🙂

    ‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

    • Just how stupid are Apple fanboy/girls. The touchpad/fingerprint scanner is a neutral hardware input device. It sends its input to the software in the same way that a keyboard sends your password, the same way the jobcentre signing pad sends it’s data. If you change your keyboard does Apple ‘brick’ your Mac? Maybe they do! If a disgruntled Jobcentre ‘customer’ presses too heavily on a signing pad, destroying it and necessitating its replacement does Apple ‘brick’ the entire Jobcentre computer system? ..

  64. Why Don’t You Recognize that Politics are Important

    Do Not Tell Me how to Write or what to Think

    Next You will be Telling Me what Religion to Have

    Instead of Standing Up For the Poor and Vulnerable I do Not Know
    what You are doing

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System | February 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm | Reply

    Why don’t you reply in the correct manner from the original post !!!

  65. Heard that Labour Councillor in Haringey has been Suspended For
    Speaking Up For the Vulnerable

    This is Totally Disgusting

    No to Nutcase Austerity and Attacks on Public Services Including From
    Slave Labour

  66. David Cameron should No be Prime Minister and No to Nazism wherever
    from Government or Street Thugs

    paultheswineherd | February 5, 2016 at 11:19 pm | Reply

    “A PERVERSE INCENTIVE TO STOP AUSTERITY”
    Do you all remember when Cameron originally came to office – he said that this would be a time of ‘compassionate Conservatism’. How on earth can he possibly equate that statement with what is happening in Britain today?
    He is now nothing short of a dictator at the head of a self-serving, corrupt Government – the head of a Nazi-style Government whose Ministers who are mostly millionaire toffs – evading tax & fiddling expenses. He is overseeing a DWP that is out of control and being controlled by a Nazi & murderous psychopathic clown in the form of Iain Duncan Smith. A known liar who only got into Parliament by saying on his CV that he had spent time at an Italian University (that turned out to be a minor one only – he left with no proper qualifications). He spent a short while in the Army as a Guards Officer and then left smartly. He lives in his father-in-law’s mansion, rent free.
    This also self-serving cunt should be either in jail or shot dead for what he has done – it has been proved that he (and his DWP) has (by his and their policies), directly caused the deaths of thousands of sick and disabled by suicide. The Information Commissioner has turned a blind eye – the bent Judiciary (even a judge who is an ex-DWP Commissioner) has turned a blind eye.
    Where is the Crown Prosecution Service? Are they turning a blind eye to this murderous bastard also? They will look at ‘cases’ from years ago and they WILL take action if required – are they going to leave IDS loose for many years to come with no ‘criminal’ action being taken?
    Meanwhile, the unnecessary ‘austerity’ continues unabated – hitting the most deserving people in Britain – not the MP’s, not the Ministers, not the Councillors. No, – these bastards are hitting the unemployed, the low-paid, the sick and the disabled – all in the name of ‘bringing down the deficit’.
    What utter crap. One ‘bomb’, dropped by the RAF on Syria is around £500,000 – that sum comprises the cost of the fuel for the aircraft, the pilot, the backroom logistics & maintenance for the aircraft, radar control & ATC.
    This is where the money stolen from these deserving claimants is going on – and also looking after the arms companies and the tax evasionists.
    This Government will spend all possible on the rich via tax breaks – but as for the poor and the sick, as far as Cameron and his bunch of tossers are concerned – well they can go and fuck themselves

  67. “CHARITIES TO BE BANNED FROM SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GOVERNMENT REFORMS AFTER ACCEPTING GRANTS”

    Charities in receipt of Government grants will be banned from using these taxpayer funds to engage in political lobbying, The Telegraph can disclose.

    A new clause to be inserted into all new and renewed grant agreements will make sure that taxpayer funds are spent on improving people’s lives and good causes, rather than covering lobbying for new regulation or using taxpayers’ money to lobby for more government funding.

    ………………Which in short means, all those charities that have turned their backs on the very issues that they purport to stand for, and sided with the corrupt government to get handouts, have now been officially gagged from speaking out…………….

    Personally speaking, this is another attack on the freedom of expression, another gagging order orchestrated for no other purpose than to stop dissent and let the tory shitheads do as they please.

    THIS MUST BE CHALLENGED AS IT IS A FLAGRANT BREACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS, THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

    A minority of selfish, self serving wankers who consider themselves as gods.

    The wrinkled old bastard from rooms unlimited will have to give this Bill her Royal Assent. Is she not a fucking charity herself? Her and the top shelf glass jar inbreds that make up the monarchy, the biggest welfare scroungers in the commonwealth……………….

    • Organisations given UK government grants will be banned from using the money to try to persuade ministers to change the law or increase spending.

      A new clause will be added into all new and renewed grant agreements to ensure funds are spent on good causes, rather than on political campaigns.

      Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock said “the farce of government lobbying government” had to stop.

      Critics said the new rules, which begin in May, could be hard to enforce.

      ………………………Good old Matthew Hancock, the secret is in his name, “a wanker”, as much use as a piece of camembert up an elephant’s foreskin…
      The same minister that attended a climate conference, accepted payments from a climate denial organisation, flew back in a private chartered jet and was late for an interview about why claimants had been sanctioned for turning up late…………….

      Hancock lives in the constituency in Little Thurlow with his wife, daughter, and two sons

  68. They Make My Blood Boil Those too many out There in Townie Trance
    Land who are Oblivious and Out of Touch

    Britain Wake Up and Support Decent Public Services

  69. Febrero 03, 2016. Santiago (Chile)

    • “QUESTIONS RELATING TO AMAZON BOSS’S NEW ROLE AT THE DWP”

      From: Chris Stevens

      4 February 2016

      Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

      Under FOIA 2000, please provide the following:

      1. The salary per year for the position of non-executive director.
      (Doug Gurr)

      2. The job description including duties, hours contracted for this
      role.

      3. His legal remit, ie what powers he has or not under this role.

      Please note, under DoJ guidance, if an exemption is cited, it must
      be backed up with sufficient proof to verify the exemption. Please
      do so as failure to follow FOIA regulations will mean a referral
      will be made.

      Chris Stevens

      Link to this
      https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/non_executive_director#incoming-763375

  70. Parquet Courts – Dust (Official Video)

  71. This Country has Not only gone down the Drain whilst the Shople
    Moronjority has been like Ostriches but it has become to all extents and
    purposes a Dictatorship with an ” Official Opposition ” that has been a
    Parody of an Opposition .

    Instead of ” Women Only ” Carriages how about Labour Supporting
    Renationalization of the Railways with Price Controls upon Maximum
    Costs , Something that will Help Men and Women instead of Gormless
    Political Correctness a Tool of Oppression and Slavery like the Gormless
    Class System

  72. Notice that Petition For the Resignation of Ian Duncan Smith as
    Secretary of State For Work and Pensions Now has 116,369 Signatures

    The Resignation of Labour Councillors that have Voted For Nutcase
    Austerity and still would is in Order

    That Definitely is in the National Interest

  73. Indeed No to Nazism the Tory Toff Reich and the so called
    ” Master Race ”

    Maria | February 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Reply

    It does not matter if people get paid for work or not, for in society everyone works, unless they are physically able to. Not everyone has the privilege to be able to pay tax and yes it is a privilege that most people paying it take for granted. it matters of the moral ethics of society that will not see his fellow man hungry, without clean water or shelter. Otherwise you just get the terrible atrocities what some groups of people in Germany were liberated from some 71 years ago. If you endorse your views, they will lead to that treatment of people again, what will you do if one day you find yourself and your family amongst those groups of people?

  74. petition

    To examine the DWP, ATOS & Maximus’s culpability for deaths of benefit claimants

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/114744

  75. Instead of Council Tax Increases which impact most upon the Poor
    and Vulnerable Local Councils Need to be of Genuine Service by
    Insisting that National Government provides Proper Funding for
    Local Government

    This is a Matter which is Not ” Exciting ” but Important.

    As for the Brainwashed out There who think the Poor and Vulnerable
    are ” Scroungers ” they are Nazi Scum Worse than Rats

  76. ‘David Cameron “Cancer Sufferers to get 30% benefit cuts those unwilling to work will be sanctioned” ‘

    The Artist Taxi Driver has had a cancer diagnosis himself recently. I don;t know where he’s at with it right now. Here’s a vid of his from Feb 3rd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6oSGgOIUw
    David Cameron “Cancer Sufferers to get 30% benefit cuts those unwilling to work will be sanctioned”
    The artist taxi driver

  77. APOLOGIES FROM CAPITA AND ATOS WON’T RESURRECT THOSE THEY KILLED”

    Atos and Capita apologise to disabled people over fitness to work tests

    18:11, 3 Feb 2016
    Updated 18:11, 3 Feb 2016
    By Ben Glaze

    Bosses finally admitted the service hadn’t been up to scratch

    Corbis Protesters with posters outside the Dept of Work & Pensions
    Campaigners have demonstrated against the tests

    Government contractors Capita and Atos apologised tonight over bungled disability tests.

    Grovelling bosses from the heavily-criticised outsourcing giants were hauled before MPs to explain missed targets for carrying out vital assessments.

    Furious campaigners have attacked the tests for personal independence payments, which replaced disability living allowance .

    The apologies were forced out as bosses were grilled by the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

    Confronting the firms with missed targets and complaints over quality, Tory MP Nigel Mills said: “I thought you might be a little apologetic.”

    Photoshot Nigel Mills
    Nigel Mills urged the bosses to apologise

    Capita’s divisional managing director Chris Stroud said: “Let me apologise and acknowledge that our quality has not been acceptable, and there’s no shying away from that.”

    Atos’s David Haley admitted: “Any failure of a quality target is unacceptable and we wouldn’t be happy with that.

    “We always stay very focused on making sure that we hit and exceed the service level targets.”

    MPs also rapped Maximus UK , t he US-based firm which took over fitness to work tests from Atos .

    WENN Hundreds of disabled activists protest outside the headquarters of Maximus
    Hundreds of disabled activists protested outside the headquarters of Maximus in January

    A recent report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog found Maximus was worse than its predecessor.

    One in 10 assessments was not up to scratch – more than twice as bad as Atos , according to the National Audit Office .

    The company is being paid £595million over three years to carry out work capability assessments for people applying for employment and support allowance.

    The Mirror told in January how the average cost of assessments rocketed by 65% under Maximus, from £115 to £190 per test , while people were waiting 23 weeks instead of the target wait of seven.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/atos-capita-apologise-disabled-people-7303804

      • Tory fiddler

        A SENIOR Hampshire politician has appeared in court after being charged with fraudulently receiving £32,000 in benefits.

        Tory councillor George Ringrow appeared in Fareham Magistrates Court yesterday accused of two counts relating to dishonestly failing to notify authorities of changes of circumstances affecting his entitlement to benefits.

        The Hampshire County Council representative for Fareham Town ward spoke only to confirm his name and address as he stood in the dock wearing a black coat, over a light coloured shirt and blue tie.

        The, 67-year-old, of Paxton Road, Fareham, is accused of failing to notify changes of circumstances surrounding pension credits he allegedly received between May 11, 2009, and April 1 of last year when he was allegedly also receiving an occupational pension.

        http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14251306.Senior_politician_accused_of___32_000_benefit_fraud/?ref=ebln

    • paultheswineherd

      Geoff – That is very interesting. I wonder if this can now be taken as an ‘official’ admission of their guilt on their part.
      Could this now perhaps open up the gates for some sort of legal action to be taken against these monsters!

      • That’s quite correct my friend, simply apologising for the quality of their faked reports and the collossal waiting times and missed appointments is just a token gesture to try and look repentent for their shortcomings.

        They are guilty of cold blooded corporate manslaughter, nothing more, nothing less………………..

        The DWP are riding a shitstorm that will never go away. The judiciary are also at their wits end trying to block the countless appeals that they know are completely founded.

        In effect they have painted themselves into a tight corner from which there is no escape.

        UNUM corporation got absolutely fucked in the States after several huge litigation headaches. They decided to try their hand here and bankrolled several prominent figures to try and use the same poisoned ideals on the UK disabled.

        This time, there is one gigantic difference, our social security, the DWP are complicit in the premeditated acts. The fact that a government department has instigated the cull changes the whole scenario.

        Every other week a disillusioned member of either the DWP or one of the medical fakers speaks out. One of these whistleblowers will blow the lid off with irrefutable evidence.

        It could even be one of the DWP’S disabled staff who is being treated like shit.

        Conspiracies never stay hidden for very long, especially those that involve dead people……….

        • paultheswineherd

          Yes, thanks for that Geoff. I have a feeling that before too long it is all going to come out – all it takes is the right set of circumstances and/or the right people to speak up and all hell could break loose for Dunko & his beloved DWP, not to mention the parasites that are ATOS, MAXIMUS & CAPITA also. Firstly though, the ‘Judiciary’ who are protecting them all have got to be sorted out!

  78. David Cameron should Not be Prime Minister of this Country

    He is Not Fit to be Prime Minister of this Country

    Anyone that can Vote for Him is Gormless at Best

  79. cuts off at the end, boo

  80. FUCK THE TORIES

    It’s alright for Smith, no wonder he’s laughing, a big fat salary and a Million pound mansion to Live in rent-free, and what’s he done to deserve it? He sold bombs, a fucking arms dealer, peddling death & profiting from War ’til he got lucky and married a fucking Baron’s daughter. It makes me sick. That cunt’s not living on noodles, it’ll be steak dinners every night & a well-stocked wine cellar. Hope he has a fucking heart attack.

  81. paultheswineherd

    Google being ‘economic with the truth’ – Never! This could put a new slant on their ‘tax’ situation!
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-uk-pay-staff-average-wage-of-160000-a6857931.html

    • “CAMERON’S WARPED TEACHING PAYS DIVIDENDS”

      Devon teenagers set fire to homeless disabled man

      A pair of teenagers have admitted setting light to a homeless disabled man who was sheltering in a sleeping bag.

      The two 16-year-olds, who cannot be identified because of their age, admitted arson, being reckless whether life was endangered, when they appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

      A third defendant, Adam Scott, is due to appear at the same court later in connection with the same offence, which took place at the Pannier Market in Barnstaple just after 8pm on December 2 last year.

      Scott, 23, of no fixed abode, is charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

      The two boys are charged with the same offence, which is more serious than being reckless, and the Crown Prosecution Service have been given time to consider whether to accept their pleas.

      Judge Graham Cottle adjourned the case and said the boys’ sentences may be remitted to the Youth Court after he watched CCTV of the incident.

      It showed a figure huddled in a sleeping bag in a corner of the covered market and a group of people approaching him.

      A lit piece of cardboard was put onto the sleeping bag and could be seen burning for a few seconds before an unidentified girl ran over, pulled it away, and stamped it out.

      Some of the group returned a minute later and placed the piece of cardboard on a wheelchair which was parked next to the sleeping man, who was later identified as Robert Newton, 71.

      Judge Cottle adjourned the case and remanded the two boys in custody to a secure unit in Bristol.

      Read more: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Devon-teenagers-set-homeless-disabled-man/story-28632256-detail/story.html#ixzz3zR4WZEOs
      Follow us: @expressandecho on Twitter | expressecho on Facebook

  82. paultheswineherd

    Cameron throwing his weight around in Europe – the Europeans are getting very fed up with him and they could block and derail his ‘plans’.
    (I realise that this has come from the Daily Fail – but there could be some truth in it!)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3433531/President-European-Parliament-says-David-Cameron-s-EU-deal-reversed-MEPs.html

  83. PLEASE THROW YOUR WEIGHT BEHIND THIS, BRING THE DISABILITY KILLERS TO THE HANGMAN’S HALTER.

    ATOS

    MAXIMUS

    CAPITA

    sian | February 6, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Reply

    PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION

    To examine the DWP, ATOS & Maximus’s culpability for deaths of benefit claimants

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/114744

    • “LAUNDERING STOLEN MONEY THE TORY WAY”

      Former South Oxfordshire councillor Jon Woodley-Shead jailed for three years over stealing £155,000 from launderette
      Convicted: Jon Woodley-Shead

      Convicted: Jon Woodley-Shead

      A FORMER Conservative councillor who pocketed £155,000 worth of coins from launderette machines was jailed for three years yesterday.

      Grandfather-of-five Jon Woodley-Shead, of Glebe Close in Abingdon, stole from the machines he serviced as an engineer – despite being on a near-six-figure salary.

      The 52-year-old, who resigned as South Oxfordshire District Council’s Conservative councillor for Sandford and the Wittenhams in July, accumulated £1 and 20p coins using a key which he took from his employer.

      His defence lawyer Allan Walker said: “He has gone from being an outstanding member of his community, respected by others, to somebody who is now seen by his doctor for depression and somebody whose family has been torn apart.”

      Woodley-Shead was elected by a landslide vote last May, but held office for just two months before resigning.

      He ransacked washing machines and tumble dryers at 23 locations including student halls and Army barracks, pilfering an average of £4,000 each month.

      http://m.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14255146.Former_councillor_is_jailed_for_three_years_over___155k_launderette_scam/

  84. Roger the best thing that could happen to yourself your family you dont have any friends…….is that you died…….roger its clear to see from all your comments esp the realy sad ones regarding …..thease betters of yours that you are a chronic inadaquate whos never been capeable of fucking anything or even have haveing a good fuck in them …….you must hate yourself so much I mean realy hate yourself …..there are no ghettos in England roger so nobody believes your working class you use the wronge launguage and all the working class men have something you dont dont roger that’s pride and self respect ……..we would never ever like you ……grovel and beg to our betters your a sad fuck aren’t you roger who’s never had a good fuck in him ……..end your pain roger grow a pair for once ….kill yourself……go on do it,do it show the world that your actually capable of doing at least one thing right

    • DAMO

      Are you on workfare? I had a charity worker knock at my door asking for donations, I asked was she getting paid for it as some are on workfare, she said she had been brought in from another town and that she was getting paid £7 an hour, so why are those working in the shops getting paid nothing?

  85. JV has put a new post up.

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