Sanction Low Paid Worker’s Benefits To #solveukpoverty Say The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

jrf-in-workNowhere in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s latest stupid report do they ackowledge the real cause of poverty – which is the relentless theft of our labour and land by a capitalist class whose wealth and power grows ever greater.

In fact this atrocity, which condemns us to a lifetime of drudgery, servitude, poverty and need, is presented as a perfectly natural, and even desirable state.  Which of course it is if you’re some chinless wonder paid a fat salary to toss yourself off at some liberal think-tank all day whilst the people you write reports about do the work that makes your lifestyle possible.

If JRF were serious about ending poverty they would not asking employers to try not to use zero hour contracts quite so much, or pay the living wage – just if they can afford it of course.  They would be throwing every resource they have into supporting those working class people fighting back, whether that was the recent Deliveroo strikes, or the bold, and successful actions taken by grassroots union United Voices of the World.

They would not be asking faith groups, and social entrepreuners, and housing associations to all have a big think about how to help the poor.  They would be calling for rent strikes, and occupations, and mass direct action to force concessions from the parasitic rich.  Because it is only through determined, collective and bold acts that the poor have ever won any significant changes in their lives.

Of course you’re not going to get that from the bunch of Ned Flanders wannabes at the JRF.  But you might have hoped, at the very fucking least, that they would not support solutions which will make people even poorer.

The support for ‘in-work conditionality’ is perhaps their biggest treachery.  This means the lowest paid workers facing brutal benefit sanctions if they do not constantly search for more or better paid work in the hours they are not working.  JRF may say that non-financial sanctions should be used first, whatever that means, and that they should be less severe.  But they are fully behind using poverty as punishment to incentivise low paid workers to try harder to stop being so poor.

It is no longer acceptable to be a part-time cleaner, care worker or labourer and to expect decent pay for that work, even if that is the only work available.  You must now work “as much as society expects” according to the JRF.  How much that is they don’t tell us.  The working class weren’t invited to that meeting.  But you must do it, and more importantly you must constantly compete and be punished if you don’t.  And if the jobs you are competing for don’t even really exist it doesn’t matter.  Benefit sanctions and enforced competition are the method, the object is to change the soul.

It is these toxic assumptions that have created the conditions where ever more poverty – where hungry children and suicidal disabled people – are normalised and accepted.  The belief endures that it is the poor, really, who are to blame.  That if everyone just passed their GCSE’s and tidied up their CV then low pay, exploitation, slum landlords and criminal bosses would all disappear.  The poor would have enough to eat, the rich would keep getting richer, everyone would know their place and the people running the JRF could stop feeling so guilty next time they shell out the price of a normal family’s annual food budget on some voluntary sector vol-au-vent munching piss up.  Or a conference as they are known in the industry.

Astonishingly the JRF do not even call for the scrapping of many of the recent social security cuts that have created such a crisis amongst those with the lowest incomes.  Instead they demand some minor changes, such as an exemption from the Bedroom Tax for those with special housing needs who want to move but cannot due to a lack of suitable properties.  And whilst there are calls to reverse cuts to Universal Credit, slightly raise Jobseeker’s Allowance rates and delay the upcoming slashing of sickness benefits, there is no substantial objection to many of even Iain Duncan Smith’s most vicious welfare reforms.  What a difference five years makes.  The Bedroom Tax and Benefit Cap are the new normal, even the UK’s leading anti-poverty think-tank is too craven to call for them to be scrapped.

Instead what we are left with in this report is the usual tinkering round the edges backed by a delusion that these recommendations will fix poverty at a time of cut-throat capitalism.  That a prosperous neo-liberal paradise is just around the corner, we just need to upskill, work hard, and do the right thing  And if we all do our bit then surely bosses, bankers and landlords will agree to do the same.   Because that is how capitalism works in the minds of those at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  All of us working together to help the rich stay rich, in the hope of a pat on the head one day from the powerful.  It’s just like a big cuddle really, now stop complaining and fill out those job applications.  You fucking mug.

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442 responses to “Sanction Low Paid Worker’s Benefits To #solveukpoverty Say The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  1. Eating cake as instructed

    Many part time workers also save the fucking state thousands per year in care home nursing costs etc by ruining their own health being on 24/7 call for elderly sick relatives caring for every need maybe not getting even decent nights sleep being harassed paying bedroom tax affected shortly by lower/no housing benefit. If they go to Adult social care they are fobbed off wherever possible as no budget or care available so trudge on trying to run part time job to get WTC to put food on table for family while they do without running off to tend to oldsters probably sat in urine for hours waiting for them to arrive. Assuming claimant gets a full time job then who cares for oldsters paying £18 per hour for local authority care that is 5 mins each end of the day sat on inco pads rest of time food delivered in takeaway trays if lucky and hardly see same face twice in careers due to local authorities using agencies employing dubious characters not speaking coherent English or even fit to be trusted with purses wallets and welfare of vulnerable people.
    Just how much does this actually save? Why should folk doing such be expected to rely on food banks to feed family when saving state thousands in care costs and what affect is this going to have on youngsters raised under such stress?

    • Indeed. How do folks expect good careworkers, when said care workers are treated like garbage? Just take a look at the hours and pay rates on offer at most care homes for most staff, and the cleaner vacancies, etc. It is utterly appalling. And the points about home carers, those who look after their family members having to be forced to either look for work, or do workfare, etc, or take low paying min wage work, that can’t possibly support them, are very true ones, but folks in Power don’t see that, or if they do, don’t care about any of it. We used to expect better attitudes from JRF lot, but as Johnny Void shows us, sadly, too often now, they are just as bad as the tories. They are worse in fact, as they pretend to care, when it’s obvious, they don’t.

      • ” who look after their family members having to be forced to either look for work, or do workfare etc, or take low paying min wage work, that can’t possibly support them, are very true ones, but folks in Power don’t see that, or if they do, don’t care about any of it.

        If you are just claiming Carers Allowance there are no conditions attached into looking for work, but £62.10 a week is disgusting if you looking after someone at home which works out at over 100 hours a week. There is a petition, if everyone could sign it.

        “Increase Carers Allowance in line with the Living Wage”

        https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/163203

        • JSA claimants can have a whole bunch of arbitrary rules place upon them. That is why there a re so many getting sanctioned. Sometimes it simply comes down to the person the other side of the desk being hassled by the supervisor! Folks who have no idea how the system works these days would be astonished if they heard the half of it…..And some do her it, but simply refuse to believe it as it sounds so far fetched…..It is that very attitude , the Regime is using to get what it wants.

    • Yes and the really stupid thing is that the old state run elderly care homes were cheaper to run than the privately owned, but of course under the Capitalist philosophy even old age must be exploited for a huge profit. Back in the 1970s care workers in the state sector were paid in comparison a better wage than now, but of course they were allowed to have a trade union to back them up then. Now it’s a case of work for this crap wage or starve and most of the time the poor bastards are doing both as the wages are so low. My Grandmother was in a state/council run home many years ago and it was really good, but the private care homes are on the whole, but with a few exceptions much worse. We were all told by the Tories way back in the 1980s how inefficient and costly the state was at providing care but this was as usual another big lie thought up by those rich businessmen who saw another golden opportunity to exploit someone, namely this time the Elderly and Sick. Well you can all see for yourselves the results. Elderly people being looked after by low paid and exploited staff and the home owners reaping huge profits from the tax payers and living the high life. Once again the poor are subsidising the rich and the fools still go out and vote Tory at election time and then complain when the Tories give them another financial kicking for 5 more years. Ever noticed how many workers in shit jobs still walk off to work with a copy of the Sun or Daily Mail tucked under their arm. I have lost count of how many times I have had to listen to some think bastard quoting propaganda from these Tory rags as if it were gospel truth. Then they all trot of home to be brainwashed further by the TV/Radio, so called news, and watch soap operas which are also full of subtle and not so subtle brainwashing. Its’ enough to make one cry in despair

      • Workers are still allowed to join unions, but as they are usually doing low paid part-time work, most mainstream unions aren’t really interesting in having these workers are members, and anyway, most mainstream unions are pretty crap, and would probably sell out the workers to the bosses anyway. Johnny points out the United Voices of the World, which would be a good choice, as would the Industrial Workers of the World, which is the union that influenced the United Voices of the World – they both have a similar outlook, and are democratic, grass-roots unions run by workers, for workers that won’t sell you out to the bosses.

        It’s vital that workers join together to improve their situation, and also begin to challenge those colleagues who unthinkingly spout the pre-digested crap that is fed to them by the mainstream media. All that is needed, is to help them open their eyes so that they see that what they are being told is a lie.

        • Yes under the law workers are still allowed to join unions and Bosses still find other ways to get rid of those that do, or make there lives a misery for doing so. Do the blacklists in the Construction industry spring into your memory at all? It’s untrue that most trades unions sell you out. You need to take into account that the more members in a single place of employment the more clout you have. It’s the employees that won’t join and undermine any industrial action that are the problem. One of the main complaints in the 1970s when I started work, was that many workers were happy with the protection and wage rises the unions negotiated but wouldn’t join or stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow workers. Those creeps should have turned down those pay rises and good conditions if they were not prepared to support those that gained them on their behalf, but like typical working class Tories they were happy to crap on others and take the easy route whilst others did the hard work for them. Under the old closed shop agreements of the 1960s and 70s the employers had no choice but to negotiate. Now with those outlawed they have the upper hand thanks to Thatcher and her cohorts. And quite simply that’s why we have all the poverty and social injustice today.

          • Of course I’m aware of the blacklisting in the construction industry, as that’s something that had a very long history. My comment about mainstream unions is mainly to point out that it isn’t ordinary workers who do the negotiating, but paid professional negotiators, who get a salary paid out of the (needlessly inflated) dues paid by workers..0
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            And agreed, some employers will try and victimise workers who join unions, but by and large these are the small employers who generally treat their workers badly. It has always been difficult to organise the workforce of small employers, as it is in some other industries that are traditionally badly exploited, such as cleaners and social care, who are low paid, and by and large ignored by mainstream unions as they are both hard to organise, and do not yield substantial amounts of money in terms of dues. This is where unions such as the IWW and UVW predominantly organise.

            Unions like the IWW and United Voices of the World operate on a grass-roots basis, and don’t have paid staff, and are driven completely by the needs of their membership. Paid staff have a place, but you’ll find that where there is a need seen by unions like the IWW and UVW, great care is taken to ensure that paid staff have no executive powers. Mainstream unions do often do deals with employers, and though in theory it is the members who make final decisions, it is often the case that pressure is brought to bear to accept the deals negotiated by union officials and employers. Furthermore, with unions under the TUC most unions maintain links with a political party, something that neither the IWW or UVW have, both being apolitical, as like religion, politics can be divisive, and workers should stand together over issues that affect the employment of everyone.

            Of course, any union membership is better than none, but ask shopworkers what they feel about USDAW and you’ll get the picture.

    • “JUDGE ANDREW BARTLETT QC and CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM (FOI COMMISSIONER)”

      AKA THE DWP’s DYNAMIC DUO OF HIDING WELFARE CLAIMANT DEATHS.

      NOTHING WILL STAND IN THEIR WAY OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AS THE DWP CONTINUE TO HIDE PATIENT DATA ON SEVEN BENEFIT RELATED SUICIDES……….

      A tribunal judge has hinted that he may order the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to release vital information from 49 secret reviews it carried out into the deaths of benefit claimants.

      Judge Andrew Bartlett QC was chairing a three-person tribunal panel that was hearing an appeal brought by Disability News Service (DNS) against DWP and the information commissioner.

      DNS has been trying since August 2014 to obtain information contained in the 49 so-called “peer reviews”, to find out what actions ministers have taken following deaths linked to the withdrawal or non-payment of benefits such as employment and support allowance (ESA), and to the discredited work capability assessment.

      DWP first insisted that it held no information about such deaths, but later admitted that it carried out internal reviews into some deaths and serious and complex benefit-related cases, and that it had conducted 49 reviews of deaths between February 2012 and the autumn of 2014.

      DNS appealed to the information commissioner after DWP refused to release any of the information from the peer reviews, but was forced to appeal to the information rights tribunal when the commissioner ruled in favour of DWP.

      ……………..EVERY ADDITIONAL BODY TO THE DWP MORTALITY DEATH HEAP IS AUTOMATICALLY CLEANSED BY THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO SEEK TO KEEP THE SKELETONS IN THE CUPBOARD.

      • All these carefully chosen chess pieces like Judge Bartlett and yes boy Graham are the states final barrier to real justice in a corrupt society. A secret little conclave of premeditated decisions made in corridors prior to any case reaching the courtrooms.

        Each will have been warned not to rock the boat, to go with the party line, or else.
        The “else” will have several connotations depending on what areas of blackmail the security services has dredged over the years.

        One may, perhaps, have gone over the remit of the traditional decency menu and chosen something that would be repulsive to you or i.

        Similar to the carnal pleasures of the flesh enjoyed by Keith Vaz who sits on several committees and purports to uphold standards that he, himself, sees fit to ignore.

        Our pawns are readily waiting to topple the Queen and all the dross at her immediate disposal.

  2. marionfallon1961

    What is the purpose of The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, I ask this on Twitter regularly and get no responses?? I see people I like and respect on Twitter posting their stuff, I stopped following them some time ago. I believe that disabled people don’t come out well in this report, why am I not shocked by this!! Where do they get their funding & I bet their top people are on big salaries,

  3. It is now too clear, the Joseph Rowntree lot no longer really care about the poor. They seem to have no clue about anything anymore. We wonder, how, and why that has come about.
    The unfortunate ting about it, is that a lot of folks, still put a lot of trust in this failed, and now, disgraced group of anti poor polity supporters.
    It is time we had this wretched bunch more openly exposed for what it now is, not what it may once have been. Bit like Labour. They keep raving about what they once did, and pretend that makes it okay to support unacceptable policies today!

    • Gordon please try and remember the Labour Party has also been infiltrated with people who don’t hold to the original values. Why do you think the media has been so vicious in it’s attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. The fact is whether you like him or not he is threatening to take Labour back to it’s roots and give the actual grass roots members the power they deserve and that is a big NO, to the establishment who like to have all political parties singing roughly the same capitalist song. I am not making excuses for New Labour starting this attack on the poor and sick but I do know the grass roots members were always against the Tory infiltrators who took over the party and made it New Labour or Red Tories as it should be known.

    • Like so many institutions after 36 years of neo-liberal hegemony, the JRF is now staffed by people who know of no alternative, and so will tend to reflect the current values of the mainstream.

      JRF is a charity, and charities are supposed to refrain from engaging in politics, but it has struck me as being quite strange that both the JRF and organisations like the Salvation Army are allowed to be political at a very fundamental level: they underpin capitalism. Truth be told, they have never done anything else, but capitalism is currently showing one of it’s more ugly faces, (it’s never been attractive, but at times has succumbed to humanising efforts).

      The Labour Party has always supported capitalism. Whist it is true to say that there have been socialist in the Labour Party, it’s political position has always been social democrat. Jeremy Corbyn is no raging leftie, and though what he is offering is a million times better than what any other politician is offering it has to be remembered that all he is really offering is to humanise capitalism. Of course we must support him, and his campaign, as any substantial respite from the 36 years of vicious oppression of ordinary people is to be welcomed. But we need to think further ahead. Politicians will never get rid of capitalism and it’s exploitation of us. We have to do that by expropriating the industries we work in, indeed by expropriating society.

      Cameron’s notion of Big Society was one where workers worked for free in order to help further enrich the already very wealthy. We must formulate our own ideas about our own Big Society where everyone works for the benefit of everyone else, where each person is guaranteed a place to live and a basic income, as of right, and the basic freedoms that make life worthwhile.

  4. This is a VERY well-written piece of journalism ~ you have, obviously, down you ‘homework.’ Keep it up!

  5. Tweeted @melissacade68

  6. paultheswineherd

    The Joseph Rowntree Trust, his bunch of wankers seem to have their fingers in many pies. (Just like the Sally Army, their original intentions were good – but these have, seemingly fallen by the wayside as well!)
    As marionfallon1961 says above, I also would love to know where all of their funding comes from and who are the ‘wannabees’ who have risen to the top of this organisation. Just like our Political Parties – who exactly are their donors!
    To start with, their own website says a lot about them.
    https://www.jrf.org.uk

  7. paultheswineherd

    They also say that they ‘run a housing association’ and they are a ‘care provider’, which is called The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
    And then – the Joseph Rowntree Charitable trust also – fancy that! – they are a ‘Registered Charity’ as well – who would have thought it!
    You will find this one at: http://www.jrct.org.uk

  8. The bigger picture.

    WHAT THE TORIES WANTED ALL ALONG

    Now you don’t hear this VOCALLY enough BUT are you aware, leaving the EU was what Tories needed all along to be able to being to fruition their AGENDAS ?

    Mays speech is straight out of the Cameron play book and now gives them CART BLANCH. While Brexit may well be some way off, EXPECT THE UNTHINKABLE as its coming to a cinema near you soon.

    Its called SHOCK DOCTRINE and heres the signs,

    1a: Distraction shock and awe – impose overwhelming levels of distraction, Shock and Awe against an adversary on an immediate or sufficiently timely basis to paralyze its will to carry on … [to] seize control of the environment and paralyze or so overload an adversary’s perceptions and understanding of events that the enemy would be incapable of resistance at the tactical and strategic levels

    2: Engineering catalysts for profit and change – whether true or false create or feed from highly charged situations that are impacting both physically and psychologically. War,terrorism,climate change,financial collapses,poverty,etc.

    3: War chest/Disaster Capitalism Complex – profit and amass from disasters like war in order to steal assets and resources from another country and to misappropriate/steal or hide missing unaccountable public funds, climate change to raise insurance, taxes or form new ones in the wake of floods,high damaging winds,tackling Co2. Deliberate accelerated cuts and reforms disguised under an already existing catalyst that lead to an overwhelmed healthcare system,justice system,prison system,etc.

    3a: Drastic changes unfamiliar to a society – regulation to justify censorship, restriction of movement, restriction of liberties, surveillance, unlawful arrest and detainment of persons and or assets, secret courts, reduced or no due process, austerity,reform,changing of legal boundaries,a reduction or change of human rights,etc and all in the name of or as a result.

    3b: The removal of INFORMED CONSENT – for instance processing personal and or sensitive data, to section or carry out treatments for medical purposes contrary to current law, to spy into every corner of a persons life or an entire country, to detain and question without reason.

    4a:Ostracize and insinuate – to accuse those that in the early stages whom are believed to pose a threat to the order and strategy of an agenda like accusing or insinuating an individual poses a threat to national security,economic security,conspiracist or even working inline with certain countries like Russia,China for instance, or,

    4ab: Insinuate a collective group acts against the interest and good nature of a society like saying some are skivers and or fraudsters (unemployed,disabled,ill), deliberate burdens a government didn’t help facilitate (obesity,alcohol.tobacco) in order to systematically cause premeditated division.

    4b: Introduce methods like nudging,sanctions/penalties,conditions,pay to play and un before known illnesses like ODD to strike down that in the early stages pose a threat to the order and strategy of the whole agenda in a manner the public believe is the social norm despite only being recently adopted.

    5: An economic coup – the continuance of a transformation or introduction of a brand of economic politics like of Milton Friedmon’s work adopted earlier by Margaret Thatcher. To sell or hand over to the private for profit sector public services or public service contracts.

    1b: SHOCK THERAPY – An economic term that refers to the sudden release of price and currency controls, withdrawal of state subsidies, and immediate trade liberalization within a country, usually also including large-scale privatization of previously public-owned assets.

    1ba: release of price and currency controls – allowing its businesses/citizens to buy/use foreign currency freely and set the stage for a sharp depreciation of the pound.

    1bb: withdrawal of state subsidies – take away a sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of commodities or services low.

    1bc: trade liberalization – governments do not restrict (free trade) imports from, or exports to, other countries. So could remove barriers that may hinder trade include import quotas, taxes, and non-tariff barriers, such as regulatory legislation, (TTIP, TISA, ETC). This would say allow another country to FRACK the crap out of a country without consequence for maximum profit, unregulated access to market information, for example data about our farmers or medical, even welfare.

    1bca: Laissez-faire – economic transactions between private parties that are free from government interference.

    1bd: large-scale privatization of previously public-owned assets so for instance , welfare, healthcare, policing, justice, prisons, fire service for example.

    END GAME (winners and losers) – small groups will often do very well by moving into luxurious gated communities while large sections of the population are left with decaying public infrastructure, declining incomes and increased unemployment.

    So when you feel being sanctioned is unfair,YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET.

    Do your home work and already most of these have been instituted or carried out and the remainder are on the table in public view.

    THEIR IS NO MAYBE,THEIR IS NO COMING AS ITS HERE ALREADY AND ITS PLAN IS CALLED SHOCK DOCTRINE.

    If you cant mentally encapsulate this or understand then read both the rise of hitler/nazism and 1984 as i took the liberty of leaving the really scary parts out that not even Orwell could have envisioned but who knows, maybe he did have a script titled 2049.

    Doug

    • Very True!
      One thing I would like to add is that now we are leaving the EU, if the British people were to elect a real left wing Labour Government it would also not be hamstrung by EU rules and could enact radical policies to make a more equal and caring society than if we were still restricted by EU laws. It works both ways. The main problem is the general public are suckers for the most basic brainwashing and are more likely to believe the media scare stories and vote Tory. As I always like to point out Common Sense is not very Common in fact.

      • What EU rules do you reckon harmed the British working class? The ones on human rights? Or health and safety at work? Enabling people to refuse to work more than 48 hours a week? Which ones prevent us from realising Jerusalem?

        • My comment was not anti EU. There were many laws the EU implemented which held the Tories back from doing more harm. However what I stated is true. When we are out, any left wing government will also like the Tories be able to implement laws that may have been limited by EU law, it is as simple as that. It works both ways. Why do you think that many Labour MP’s of the left wanted out of the EU. The late Tony Benn a stalwart of the left and MP Dennis Skinner were also against our membership of the EU on democracy deficit grounds. Don’t try to simplify matters to suit your own prejudices against those who voted out. It would have made no difference to me if we had stayed in the EU but I voted out on the grounds of increased self determination, not for any other reasons.

        • arbiet macht frei again..

          Just for a start EU fucking rules dictated that we take in 20,000 Syrians – so called refugees and according the internet and press they have already found 20,000 local authority homes . copy and pasted the web page link below. It is repeated in other sites and newspapers too.

          http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/syrian-refugees-government-secures-20000-local-authority-places-to-house-a7224291.html

          Remarkable when there are many thousands more of our own people that have been on housing waiting lists for up to 30 years. Yet they can find places for this vermin.
          Who the hell would employ this scum either? yet no questions asked .. their costs, medical care, benefits prioritised and paid in full as the government and liberals and EU cow tow to their ridiculous religion and customs.

          That’s only tip of the iceberg as these very unwelcome people should be housed in only countries nearer to there own lands, cultures and regions.
          One EU rule they don’t fucking apply…

          Merkel worsened this situation by her reckless policies and it is severely impacting the whole the continent.

          All of these “refu fucking gees” are only fit to be pig food in my and many other ordinary working class white British peoples opinions.

          This was just a few days ago too.

          I could on and on about this and similar items for hours.. .

          • “This vermin” – it’s ironic or maybe something more to have taken the words from outside one of the more notorious/horrific death camp from WW2 as a user name. The ‘Foreign’ People ‘Over There’ could be any one of us but for an accident of birth – would they show any humanity beyond their own shores if the roles were reversed? We can only speculate …

          • Population of UK: 64,000,000.
            Syrians you mention: 20,000.
            Percentage of difference: 20,000/64,000,000 x 10 = 0.03125%

            Three hundredths of one percent! So small and insignificant as to be Totally and utterly negligible. What silliness.

          • You can fucking do it somewhere else you clown.

          • lol they are not “refu fucking gees” – they are our friends, our brothers and sisters. They are professional people like doctors who bring many skills to this country. They are fleeing war-torn countries for their lives. It is not their fault that Thatcher sold off all the council homes. Do tell, who is more in need of a roof over their head – someone who has lived here all their live and who knows how to obtain support services, or someone from another country with no help or support finding themselves in a foreign land?

            • What difference does make about how council houses were sold off?
              There would be the same amount of accommodation whether or not they’re sold or rented out by the councils. The only difference is that either someone pays no rent or higher rent.
              Someone is living in them and mostly people that have lived and worked there all their lives. Some are rented out but it was for many only chance they had of getting their own property without being a rent slave.

              The real reason why there is a shortage of housing is because there is a severe excess of foreign invaders most of whom should have never been allowed in and certainly not to overstay their welcome. The councils and social services flip about pandering to the needs of these “underprivileged ethnic minorities” at the expense of the native population. Similar with schools, Doctors surgeries, dentists, A & E (of course this is used a NQA free treatment centre for illegal immigrants). No one is saying that some of these people should not be helped but when it affects us then a line should be drawn and limits applied. These have gone way beyond these limits and the recent EU referendum seems to have stunned the well to do middle class socialists when they realise what the public really think.

          • Been away from this site for a while, while doing 6 months CWP forced labour among other things, and, boy, I see Brexit has changed the tone somewhat. Last year you wouldn’t have seen fascist bullshit like Arbeit’s (he can’t even spell it right!) on here. The fact that Johnny took 5 days to respond suggests the monitoring of comments has slacked off too but was it right to leave it uncensored? I think Voltaire’s dictum “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it” probably wasn’t meant to cover fascists, too!
            Although I supported Brexit hoping to put a brake on economic migrants, I’m sick of the assumption it was because of refugees, too. Anyone who can’t see the difference has something missing inside. Personally, I’d happily replace the former with the latter. The opportunity to come to the UK to double or triple your income does not take priority over the opportunity to stay alive…

          • Fuck off you cretinous racist moron. The reason people are waiting for council houses is because huge numbers were sold off to their tenants and hardly any built to replace the: the problem is caused by successive governments not by immigrants. I bet one Syrian refugee is worth ten of you. Hopefully Johnny Void will delete your pig ignorant comments ASAP. Eat shit and die you beneath the animal bastard!

            • The life of one British tramp is worth more than a million of these scum. I notice the Polish aren’t taking them. Neither are the Hungarians. Perhaps they’re warming up Auschwitz ready for their EU quota? You fuck off you fucking idol worshipping heathen kiddy fiddler turd. Go fuck your false God.

  9. Hanging Judge Duncan Smith

    “non-financial sanctions” – community payback?, imprisonment?, waterboarding?, cat o’ nine tails?, the rack?, hanging?, lethal injection, beheading, crucifixion?…

    • How did you manage to get hold of a copy of the next Tory election manifesto? I though I told my team to keep that locked away out of sight of the proles.
      Teresa May

      • Some photographer caught the next Tory election manifesto on camera as May was carrying a bundle of them into Downing Street😉

        • It was headed the “Even Stricter New Benefits Regime”

          • Or, ESBR.

            • I think it should be named Kill Indigent Scrounging Skivers – KISS.
              Our mass graves can then have “Sealed with a kiss” as an epitaph.

              • On a further comical note. I have been re-watching Michael Moores film Sicko and since it was made, noticed how much further down the road to the evil american system of government the Tories have taken us. It can’t be long now before we hit rock bottom and if the British public don’t wake up soon it will be too late. I know this in itself is not comical, but some of the people who come on here and criticise anyone who wants to really change the system and attacks the left wing of labour who would reverse this evil decline are the real jokers.

              • SWALK …

    • Iain Duncan Smith would love to be ‘given’ this position in Government.
      As in everything else that he has had his paws into, it would soon turn to dust as always. The psychopathic bastard would be driven to an all time high ‘ego’ and would be so ‘driven’ and inept that he would order himself to be hanged instead. Good riddance I say!😀

      • Surely it really is all over now for that liar and incompetent IDS, once and for all. I think finally that evil old bastard’s goose is well and truly cooked.

    • Sounds like a Muslim funfair!

  10. All organizations, charities and think tanks are now linked to “Mr Big”.
    Best ignore it, it`ll only wind you up.

  11. Once again what used to be a worthy, even slightly dull, but well researched group who were the conscience of the establishment have become totally corrupted by neoliberal groupthink. The same neoliberal group think that has polluted the entire establishment from the charity “sector” to the Labour Party and the IMF and World Bank, and just about everything else too. The same groupthink that has accepted the ideology that “there is no alternative” by ruthlessly hunting down and destroying anything that doesn’t confirm. It is very sad that the JRT has finally succumbed 100% as many other NGO and political parties have. Is it any wonder that the surge in left wing members of the Labour Party are being hunted down on their hundreds of thousands to corrupt the leadership election. We need to be more focused than ever now, more clear in our intent to end this class war, and if need be sweep the board clean of the pollutants in every walk of life.

  12. Eat Well, For More

    The JRF Minimum Income Standard reports are still worth a read

    https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/minimum-income-standard-uk-2016

    For instance, we learn that a single working age adult needs a minimum expenditure of £44.72 for an adequate diet. JSA claimant spend £27 a week on food. Compare and contrast to BBC propaganda programmes which tell us constantly the the “average family of four spend a shilling and sixpence a month on food”. Unless Auntie Beeb is just talking about supermarket spend and is missing out canteen meals, vending machines, pub meals, petrol station snacks, takeaways, eating out in which case it would be possible to have a weekly supermarket spend of £0.00.

  13. NHS doctors are now being ordered by chiefs to ask patients whether they have private health insurance and, if so, to ‘gently’ remind them to use it. The unprecedented move exposes the dire financial predicament the NHS is currently in, and confirms that the ‘universal’ commitment of the health service is well and truly over.

    http://www.thecanary.co/2016/09/06/theres-question-doctors-now-urged-ask-patients-signals-end-nhs/

    • The NHS will be gone soon unless the people wise up to the hidden Tory Agenda. Contrary to what most of the public think a switch to a system of medical insurance will be far more expensive then the current system. It will also enshrine in law what the Tories have always wanted a tiered Health System where those with the most expensive insurance get priority over those with less cover. What they don’t and won’t tell you is that the system we have now is one of the most cost effective in the world. The USA system is the most expensive where health insurance is so costly that it nearly always comes as part of your employment contract. Thus in the USA many elderly people of retirement age cannot afford retire or they lose medical cover. Although the USA system is not the only one on offer they all have problems and worse they all increase discrimination between rich and poor. There are abuses of the NHS that need to be tackled and they can be solved but the will to solve them from the Tories is not there. They like in every avenue of life see every opportunity as a chance to make a profit and a state health system closes that door so it will have to go. Michael Moore film sicko sums it up pretty well and can be watched on line for free on many platforms. If you want the NHS to survive then I can promise you only a Labour Government run by a real Socialist like Jeremy Corbyn (but not only him there are still a few MPs of the left) will save it. All the others are really Tories in disguise. Check out your MPs profile. If they take money from private health care industries or lobbyists they are not to be trusted whatever party they belong to.

  14. It really upsets me to think that the people behind the report don’t even understand how Capitalism works. What they want is impossible. In order for the Capitalist system to function you have to divide people in to classes. You have to have those at the bottom of society who you can exploit and blame for the inequality it creates. When the system blames the poorest for their own poverty it is the perfect distraction for those doing the exploiting to prevent an honest analysis of the system itself. The idea that everyone can work their way out of poverty is an impossibility. Someone has to do the worst jobs for the worst pay or the whole system falls. The true free market system does not exist either, as you have to have restrictions on trade and rules to follow. A socialist system is not perfect either but it does tackle the glaring inequalities by taxing those at the top to help those less well off. The Socialist system recognises that without the working classes there is no wealth creation at all. In order for any business to make money it needs workers to function. Socialism also recognises that a more equal society where health care and welfare are generous make for a happier society overall. There is no perfect system but the one we have is founded on inequality and want, and must not be able to continue as it is. Education is very important in helping people to understand these things but our system is rigged to keep the poor in their place and restrict a good education to the privileged few. Hence the introduction of student loans and the scrapping of free higher education. Now instead of leaving university with time to put that knowledge to good use for society as a whole, youngsters are left with massive debts to pay off and need to work long hours for low pay in order to survive. This selfish society did not come about by accident it was carefully thought out by the wealthy elite of the world as they saw the effect of workers trades unions weakening their grip on the worlds wealth back in the late 1940s through to the late 1970s. They determined then to reverse workers power and you have to give them credit, as they have done it well.

  15. What’s clear as ever that wealthy types of various strips just don’t give a fuck.

    Take The Labour Civil War, while you don’t need to like Corbyn, one of the core reasons many Labour “moderates” (scare quotes intended) from top to bottom are taking a massive temper tantrum is because Corbyn doesn’t want to treat poor people like absolute shit. The “moderates” have let it slip on occasion that they’ll rather vote Tory than be nice to “scroungers” who have “generous benefits”, that in order to win over Tory voters, they need to be even tougher on those claiming. They have no other incentive/policy to appeal to the Middle Class other than saying “haha lets abuse these filthy poor scroungers.”

    The worst thing is I think the Middle Classes (and upwards) in general (i.e. Not All but a vast number) are too far gone. They don’t see us as human anymore, they see us some pitiful stereotype prone to vices, violence and racism. Left, Right and Centre, I’ve been treated as subhuman by Middle Class people so it’s not a straight political divide. I’ve realised that too when I’ve had interviews, Working Class types will be fair, Middle Class types reject me instantly.

    It’s not surprising something like JRF is glossing over, ignoring the problem and recommending abusive measures, it’s full of people who think we’re innately inferior but treat us like an abused dog with some vicious behavioural training, that we’ll miraculously become like them and poverty will be over. It won’t and their anger with us will increase.

    Despite the constant Tory kicks, I’m wondering if protest needs to be brought closer towards society, to your average Middle Class person/area and the media, where we reaffirm our humanity, individuality (that we’re not hive minded scrounger stereotypes) and basic right not to be treated like shit.

    • What you say is correct but woe on the brave person who calls for an uprising. This government including the previous New Labour ones stealthily changed the laws over time to make any form of protest akin to terrorism and so entrenched the establishment so they have become almost impossible to remove. The brainwashing from TV programmes on benefit claimants and shows like Jeremy Kyle where stupid people are exploited for TV ratings reinforces the public opinion that everyone who is poor must be like these people. The hate campaign against Jeremy Corbyn has proved that this propaganda works still. Even though he attracts massive support at his rallies the majority of nonpolitical working class prefer to believe the official media portrayal. They are so dumb it’s embarrassing but that said I still feel sorry for them because they don’t realise the suffering to come upon them in the future if we don’t get rid of the Tories.

  16. This in-work conditionality seems nonsensical to me.

    If you were working 34 hours a weeks would you be expected to give up that job for one miles away that offers an extra hour more? Probably ending up worse off due to travel costs and definitely a much longer working day. And if you were juggling two or more part-time jobs, suppose one of your employers asked you to work more hours which conflicted with the hours you worked in some other job: Which employer should you please? Which job could you choose between without getting into hot water with the DWP? Suppose you wanted a better work life balance, wanted to spend more time with your children for example, could you opt to work a few less hours per week without being sanctioned by the DWP? Suppose you’re working in a job with varying hours: How will you be able to satisfy work search requirements when you have no idea from week to week, or even day to day, where, when or for how long you are going to be employed/unemployed? Could you fall into arrears as far as work search goes and have to make up the hours after the event?

    I could go on… and on… and on listing potential problems and cannot see how such intrusive in-work conditionality can possibly work successfully in practice. Surely people are going to absolutely hate having their lives micro-managed like this? And with so few staff how will Jobcentres (presumably) be able to service such enormous numbers of the unemployed, sick and disabled, and part-time workers.

    • It’s so ridiculous it’s hard to believe that any sane government could think this fair or proportionate. What you need to remember is that the real reason for UC is to start the final decline and end of the welfare state. The government has already hinted that they would prefer Churches and Charities to handle all care of welfare payments to the poor. That would be the prelude to stopping all government involvement in welfare cost and funding. Victorian Values they call it!

      • “On the parish” I think it was called. I believe that people had to sell anything they owned apart from what they were allowed to keep, e.g., you were allowed two pairs of shoes and had to sell any other footwear you owned in order to help keep yourself until working. Victorian values indeed!

        • See also: Robert Tressell’s ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’.; ‘The Water Babies’ (Charles Kingsley); ‘Oliver Twist’ (Whatsisname) – life in general @1930 …

        • BBC R4 news (late) last night covered DPAC protesting in London against people dying having their sources of support removed …

          …. BBC R4 news this morning (6 hours later) reporting MPs planned move out of parliament while essential works are done at an estimated cost of … 4 Billion Pounds – no idea how many noughts that has to write it as a figure.

          It would be ‘good’ if these items were reported side-by-side – nut no connection is made explicit although reports are in same 24hr period. To be fair to the newsreader he did pause & draw breath before giving the estimated 4 Billion cost … it was so glaringly not in sync with being told dffficult decisions have to be made; we must all “tighten our belts” and accept austerity and the NHS being cut/bedroom tax/even lower benefit c(r)ap etc.

          • But there’s still money enough to cut the top rate of tax, cut inheritance tax and cut capital gains tax all favouring the wealthiest. Even lowering the tax threshold favoured the rich many times more than the poor. The Sheriff of Nottingham is back in town and where the heck is Robin Hood when you bloody well need him?!

    • We have just fallen collectively down a rabbit hole – past perspectives now unrecognisable.

  17. Much of the blame for poverty in this country is the unregulated labour market that pits one person against another and therefore drives down wages and working conditions in a race to the bottom. Put simply it’s called exploitation and you would think that the JRF would be shouting out how unfair this situation is.

    Equally, the very same system actively punishes those at the bottom of society who reply on benefits. It reminds those in poorly paid work to continue to struggle working as the alternative such as JSA money can be sanctioned at a moments notice. Basically it keeps people on low wages quiet.

    Social mobility is dead in this country. The system is rigged against the poor and low paid. You just have to look at the UK education system to see who benefits and who loses out. Clearly, the poor have no chance as good education is mainly restricted to the privileged rich few.

    There as always been inequality in this country, but the gap between the haves and have nots as widened considerably since 1975 when the government binned the post-war political consensus.

    Sadly the poor will be hurt most by this inequality whilst the JRF will stand by and try to ignore it.

    JRF = Waste of space.

    • Exactly SHY unregulated labour market another way of implementing the so called free market economy. Sounds good, but in reality means the poor are sold in to slavery.

  18. “SCORES OF PEOPLE PROTEST ABOUT DWP MURDERS”

    Disabled protesters have shutdown a major London bridge in protest at the people they say have been killed by Tory cuts.

    Demonstrators completely stopped traffic on Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament, holding moving banners showing the names and pictures of those said to have died due to welfare reforms.

    The group, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) blocked off the bridge around 12noon, stopping any vehicles getting past.

    The group claim cuts to disability benefits since 2010 have become so severe the UK is now being investigated by the UN for violation the rights of disabled people.

    Metropolitan Police have been called to the scene and there is currently a stand off between police and protestors.

    As statement from DPAC said: “Since 2010 deaf and disabled people have been targeted for cuts and seen hard won rights and freedoms taken away – and as a result, the UK is now the first country to be investigated by the UN for grave and systematic violation of disabled people’s rights.

    “Through all this, while much of Labour was competing with the Tories on who could be the toughest on welfare, Jeremy [Corbyn] and John [McDonnell] stood with disabled people and opposed the cuts.

    “At midday today, join DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) in solidarity in protesting benefit related deaths outside Downing Street.”

    The group are using the hashtag #RightsNotGames – a reference to the Rio Paralympic Games, which begin today.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/scores-disabled-protesters-shutdown-westminster-8785768

  19. “LABOUR PARTY FIDDLING VOTES”

    I am an associated member of the Labour party as I have been a lifetime member of the UNITE union, and I have already cast my vote, but my Mother, who was expecting to be able to do the same, has not received notification of her vote in any form.

    I rang Unite HQ to ask why not, and they told me that Labour HQ had dictated to them that “Paid up / lifetime members” were not eligible to vote as they no longer contribute to the “Political Fund”.

    My mother achieved 30 yrs as a member a few decades back. This means that she became “Non Contributory” and therefore a lifetime member without subscription.

    However, she has not been notified that her previous voting status has been altered by either the Unite Union, or the Labour Party.

    In my opinion this is gross misconduct by Labour Central Office, Underhand and devious to say the least… Personally I believe it is mainly because older members are old Labour and align with Jeremy far more, and so need to be kept from voting.

    http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/09/06/a-new-twist-non-contributory-union-members-excluded-from-labour-leadership-vote/

    • Following an exchange with Jeremy Corbyn on housing during which the prime minister mercilessly mocked the divisions in the Labour party – “We’re not going to let them anywhere near power again,” she said at one point.

      That’s why we the Tories have created the divisions in the labour party.

      • Well exactly! She let a secret truth out by mistake. It’s not what you see on your TV screens that counts, it’s what is going on in the background with the establishment and secret services mobilised to make sure democracy is undermined to protect the status quo. It’s a bit like the stupid statement Teresa May made about launching Nuclear weapons. She said she would do it to protect our way of life, not mentioning that the response from Russia or China or any other Nuclear nation would guarantee no life at all for either side. This is the mentality of those obsessed with keeping power at all costs and not sharing the worlds resources so everyone benefits. Greed is a deadly sin but it blinds those in power from reality.
        From Teresa May’s statement to Jeremy Corbyn yesterday you can also see how Chris Mullin who wrote the Novel, A very British Coup understood at the time how difficult it would be to elect a real Labour Government and how the establishment and the secret services would make sure it fell to protect their interests.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Very_British_Coup

        • I thought you would have been a little more clued up than that, anyone with their eyes open can see its the ol “Hegelian Dialectics” in full swing.
          The only truth Cameron said in his time in office was.
          “We are all in this together”.

          Did anyone think it was just a Tory thing.
          Red pill, Blue pill, Red party, Blue party. Tory, Labour, Democrats, Republicans.
          Its worse than a B movie with a very bad plot, however they are all directed by the same movie director.

          Cue action…take one, scene 3.
          I like watching the shills, gatekeepers, agent provocateurs and so on.
          There`s plenty of em.

      • In all honesty I think Labour itself has divided and wrecked itself, I wonder what Jeremy Corbyn will do after Labour loses the 2020 general election? Do a Kinnock and stay on and try to win in 2025 or leave and let somebody else have a go? He’s 67 now I believe so reckon he’ll probably step down in 2025 myself.

        • He will go to his allotment & grow old(er) gracefully? Whilst not accepting offers to do ‘Strictly’.

          • Corbyn has already appeared on Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ stood beside a limousine wearing a brilliant white glittering ‘Elvis’ suit and glaring at the camera like a demented imbecile. ‘Strictly’ as Neil Armstrong so famously said is only “one small step” away.

            • Ed Balls is on the current series of ‘Strictly’ for crying out loud!

              • I can’t wait to see Balls attempt the jive. He must be at least two or three stone overweight! I only hope he doesn’t have a stroke or something! What the heck made him agree to make such a spectacle of himself? Jesus.

          • The Price is Right

            Jezza would make an ideal contestant for ‘Strictly’. Maybe he is waiting for Auntie Beeb to make him an “offer he can’t refuse” what with being a good ‘Socialist’, ‘Marxist’, ‘Trot’ and all that😉

          • @ shirleynott. Your case is dismissed! That is the verdict of this court!

            • I rest my case.

              • All of these replies proves one thing. You all deserve to live under the Tories for the rest of your lives. At some point everyone is driven to despair by the way the establishment controls everything, but just giving up and attacking everyone regardless that they might actually change things for the better is a guarantee that things won’t ever change. My Grandfather used to tell me about the apathy of working class people when he was young and how they all turned against each other because of the divide and rule tactics of the Tory establishment but when 1945 came and people were sick and tired of the continual suffering, they actually voted for Labour and what they had been told was impossible to implement by the Tories, the NHS and welfare state was created by the Socialists, despite the protestations of the rich. Since then it has been slowly dismantled and rather than try and save it, you all whine a lot, and expect things to change. Well they won’t with the Tories, and if Corbyn is beaten it’s hello New Labour again and goodbye welfare state and NHS. Good luck with that and i’ll probably see you at the soup kitchen!

                • Corbyn is going to be beaten badly I’m afraid mate. Labour have picked the wrong leader at the wrong time although being honest it’s hard to see any plausible alternative who could do much better. I’m not that old but could very well die before the Tories are replaced by anyone, which isn’t a good feeling but looks set to becoming a fact of life.

            • Mumsnet on Judge Rinder

              “Lally112 Thu 07-Aug-14 23:44:15

              That I’m not sure on. The English system is different from the Scottish one as we have sheriff courts and high courts here but I am sure if the person doesn’t like the decision there may be some sort of appeal process that would require going back through court.

              He might not actually be a judge but he is a defence barrister so he does have legal standing but again its set in Manchester and I’m not familiar with the English system. The only reason I know about it in general is DH* is in the police and always has stories of the great unwashed (obviously once it has been through court).”

              “Great unwashed”? Just who do the fuck they think they are on Mumsnet?

              *Mumsnet speak for Darling Husband

              • “Darling Husband is is the police”, talking about the “Great unwashed” – just how fucking nauseating are these Cunts!

                And we wonder why this country is in the state it is in – just read fucking Mumsnet!

          • Surely Jezza will turn up eventually on the comedic quiz show circuit, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as John Prescott and Lembit Öpik? He would be ideal as straightman to Paul Merton’s funnyman on HIGNFY.

  20. David Wedler
    said:

    September 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    This is beyond biased and is clearly fraud now.. being a life time member means that one has paid enough into Labour party funds to be considered paid up for life, including into the political fund.
    To exclude people from voting for being the most loyal paid up members is a basket-case insult to democracy that McNicol should be expelled and prosecuted together with co conspirators for.. Everything from mis selling to fraudulent interpretations of rules which he has taken on personal responsibility for himself (he was warned not to do this by one of the Judges in an early case as it leaves McNicol and the NEC personally liable).

  21. “LORD DAVID FRAUD AND HIS PERSONAL PRIVATE CEMETERY BECKONS NEW MEMBERS”

    14 Sep 2015 — The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published guidance to Jobcentre officials who decide whether claimants should have their payments stopped.

    The guidance says: “It would be usual for a normal healthy adult to suffer some deterioration in their health if they were without:
    1. essential items such as food, clothing, heating and accommodation, or
    2. sufficient money to buy essential items for a period of two weeks.”

    “The Decision Maker must decided if the health of the person with the medical condition would decline more than a normal healthy adult.”

    ……………………………HENCE THE DWP RELUCTANCE TO FACE UP TO THE CARNAGE THAT THEY HAVE CREATED.

  22. Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Under the Freedom Of Information act I would like to request the number of recorded deaths of the UK population judged to be fit for work following assessments by ATOS/WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS.

    This should include all deaths including “Suicides.”

    Please also provide details of ongoing legal investigations into the deaths of the UK population judged to be fit for work following assessments by ATOS/WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS.

    Yours faithfully,

    A. Clerk

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/atos_deaths_6#incoming-863572

  23. DWP + JCP = SCUM.

  24. Work and Pensions Secretary quizzed on welfare changes

    Damian Green questioned on changes to disability benefits, Universal Credit and the future of the controversial welfare cap.

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/work-and-pensions-secretary-quizzed-on-welfare-changes/

    • It’ll be the usual pre-scripted twaddle where every frown is turned upside down. Here’s a typical answer in response to a question about the extremely slow roll-out of Universal Credit, compulsory use of Universal Jobmatch.

      “Universal Credit is being rolled out more slowly than anticipated because the DWP want to do it right rather than do it quickly. Already Universal Credit gets claimants into work quicker and keeps them in work longer than before, and by insisting that work ready claimants must use Universal Jobmatch enables them to acquire essential IT skills which in turn makes them more employable…”

      The real answer is:

      “The glacially slow delivery of Universal Credit is because we can’t get it to work properly without huge intervention from armies of civil servants we don’t possess and we want to force people onto Universal Jobmatch so that any DWP official, anywhere on earth, can monitor claimant work-searches and discipline anyone, any time, as we see fit, in order to make them hop to and do whatever we say without query or resistance.”

      The people asking and answering the questions are all equally useless.

  25. Microsoft’s UK data centres power up cloud services.

    The facilities are located in London, Durham and Cardiff. They should help the US company sell its online services to the public sector and other bodies that handle sensitive data.

    The Ministry of Defence and an NHS trust are among those set to adopt the internet-powered products as a result.

    Offering cloud services from within the UK may help convince clients that their data is secure!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37285667

  26. Jeremy Cunt is well off into crazycrazy land now (I reckon that it is to get the attention off of the ‘Junior Doctors’ story)!
    Just imagine him now advising that people (in the future) would be well advised to diagnose themselves by using an NHS type app.
    As far as I am aware, G.P.’s do not like the idea of their ‘patients’ looking up what may be wrong with them on the ‘internet’.
    For a start, so many ailments have so many similar symptoms, – everything from minor ailments that will clear up by themselves, all the way up to life threatening and dangerous conditions such as sepsis.
    (Even some A&E staff and G.P’s often miss this dangerous one!)
    One patient may check up and find ‘by their symptoms’ that it is minor – then rapidly gets dangerously ill – or, on the other hand, a patient ‘concludes’ that it is really serious when it is not.
    This is a minefield and if it is brought in eventually (and I suspect especially younger people will tend to do this!) – it could end up in uneccessary disasters occurring.

  27. Widespread use of zero hours contracts a ‘key challenge’ for Theresa May, says RF.

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/widespread-use-of-zero-hours-contracts-a-key-challenge-for-theresa-may-says-thinktank/

    Flexibility : Allowing workers to have no set hours. No defined income. No sick pay. No holiday pay. No pension.

    And the big business lobby say workers prefer this “freedom”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/number-of-people-on-zero-hours-contracts-jumps-by-20-per-cent-in-a-year-a7231561.html

  28. THINK TANK
    noun
    noun: think tank; plural noun: think tanks; noun: thinktank; plural noun: thinktanks

    a body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific political or economic problems.
    “a think tank devoted to the study of political and economic integration”

    SEPTIC TANK
    noun
    noun: septic tank; plural noun: septic tanks

    a tank, typically underground, in which sewage is collected and allowed to decompose through bacterial activity before draining by means of a soakaway.

    TORY POLICY
    ………….(SEE BOTH)

  29. Think! – A ‘Government Minister’ parading before the ‘Press’ was photographed by the paparazzi carrying a ‘confidential’ memo re ‘Grammar Schools’. It seems that both Sky and the Beeb have been covering this story widely today. (Apart from the fact that normally, this ‘confidential’ memo would have been covered by the Official Secrets Act and anyone, other than a ‘Government Minister’ would have been taken to court and prosecuted for releasing classified information into the public domain) the fact remains that – “why, now has this hit the headlines?”
    I am very sceptical and suspicious of our ‘National’ broadcast media – is it by any chance that they are trying to divert attention from something else that is going on? Brexit proceedings? NHS & Jeremy Cunt ? Labour’s writhings ? The Syrian refugees ? Who really knows
    I am damned if I do. However, the ‘Paralympians’ have been performing well – another ‘well earned’ Gold medal!
    Not all ‘disabled’ people can do anywhere near what these ‘Paralympians’ can do. The ‘public’ (and Channel 4) see the Paralympics and say – “Yes they can” – just like the Paralympians say also. I say NOT- a couple of days ago I saw two men walking along a pavement in our local town, struggling to move on two ‘sticks’ each – both, I would say were about 60 years of age. Both probably with arthritis or something like it.
    These men would never be able to ‘compete’ in any ‘paralympics’!
    And then, its been announced today that £10 Bn is going to be spent on sorting out the structural problems in Parliament.
    (Late in the day it was announced as £4Bn – so, its been downgraded already!) The works are going to take 6 years to complete.
    The poor bastards, our ‘representatives’ – our M.P’s will have to ‘decant’ to reside in the ‘Department of Health’ building nearby (that’s very convenient with the NHS apparently in shit street!) and the ‘Peers’ will have to ‘decant’ to the nearby QE2 Conference Centre. Oh dear – my heart really bleeds – the pathetic cunts.

  30. According to tomorrow’s headline in the DailyTorygraph:
    “All schools get chance to become Grammars”
    Sky’s ‘paper reviews’ Toby Young of the ‘Spectator’ (a Tory Rag!) it has just been reported, set up a ‘free school’. It seems that ‘he and his wife were ‘unhappy with the local provision’ – should they move house? (he said this!)
    He also said that Jeremy Corbyn & Diane Abbott both sent their sons to either ‘Grammar’ or ‘Private’ schools – one in the eye to Labour once again!
    The last Grammar school it seems was set up in the 1960’s and Tony Bliar outlawed any new ones when he was in power.
    Theresa May is going to do a ‘major’ announcement about this tomorrow.
    It will be interesting to see what Margaret Thatcher II says on Friday!

  31. 2330: Sky Papers Review:
    Toby Young (again) “If I hadn’t gone to a Grammar school – I could have been a road sweeper now, rather than appearing on Sky Papers Review”.
    Yeah, Toby Young – some people HAVE to be road sweepers and bin men and bus drivers and NHS workers and ‘care’ workers and delivery drivers and supermarket workers and B&Q workers and postmen and milkmen and food distribution workers and utility workers and not forgetting – swineherds – the very workers that pay for everything that you have – you tosser! Just fuck off, you bach!

    • Young is a really weird little slaphead isn’t he? I always laugh when I see him on TV making hand gestures. He really overdoes them, as if some media guru has schooled him and told him to make the “rolling an invisible football in your hands” gesture when he’s in two minds about something, or “make the open hands” gesture when he wants people to be receptive to some idea.

      You watch this little prick’s hand movements next time you see him on the TV, although goodness knows why anybody cares about anything he thinks or says or does.

      Still, his comment is pretty revealing: he really does think of himself as a high achiever and looks down on others who have been less fortunate. A real Tory then.

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  34. Benefit claimants die as DWP staff keep failing to follow suicide guidelines

    September 8th 2016 John Pring

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has refused to consider an inquiry into its repeated failure to prevent the deaths of benefit claimants, despite the release of damning new information from nine secret reviews.

    Key information from reviews into the deaths of nine benefit claimants had been requested by Disability News Service (DNS) in April – following the release of 49 earlier reviews – but DWP has only released it now after pressure from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

    Although most of the information from the reviews – previously known as peer reviews but now called internal process reviews – was redacted, DWP did release the authors’ recommendations for how procedures should be improved locally and nationally.

    Those recommendations show that DWP staff repeatedly failed to follow strict guidelines on how to support benefit claimants who have expressed thoughts of self-harm or threatened to take their own lives, which were introduced in 2009.

    That guidance – known as the six-point plan – “sets out the framework for managing suicide and self harm declarations from customers”.

    The plan tells staff to “take the statement seriously”, “summon a colleague”, “gather information”, “provide referral advice – if the situation is non-urgent”, “summon emergency help”, and “review” the incident afterwards with their line manager.

    DWP managers are supposed to use this framework to create their own local six point plans

    http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2016/09/08/benefit-claimants-die-as-dwp-staff-keep-failing-to-follow-suicide-guidelines/

    …………..each and every second of each minute, of each hour of each day, sees the welfare claimant murderer, LORD DAVID FREUD, breathing air he no longer deserves.
    FREUD, BLACK, SMITH, GRAYLING, GUNNYEON and GRAHAM should be dragged screaming to a place of execution whilst the judiciary are incarcerated and the keys thrown away…………….

  35. ” SOCIAL SERVICES, SOME KIND OF JOKE, PERHAPS?”

    A mum with HIV and her daughter who had been told to leave Britain may have starved to death in desperate poverty, an inquest heard.

    Lillian Oluk, 36, and her two-year-old daughter Lynne Mutumba were found dead in their one-bedroom flat.

    A harrowing inquest was told there was no medical reason for their deaths but various examinations suggested Lillian was suffering from malnutrition and starvation and little Lynne had been dehydrated.

    They had no food in the house and no possessions other than the clothes on their back, the court heard.

    Lillian was also not taking her medication for HIV and sickle cell anaemia when they were found at their flat in Gillingham, Kent, on March 14.

    Coroner Kate Thomas recorded open verdicts into their deaths following the inquest at Old Gravesend Town Hall.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mum-toddler-who-starved-death-8797797?ICID=FB_mirror_main

  36. “THE POOR DRIVEN TO CRIME TO SURVIVE”

    THE study being presented in a briefing at Holyrood is the first wave of findings and shows that fraud and shoplifting are being used to alleviate extreme hardship.

    BENEFITS sanctions are forcing the poor to commit “survival crime”, MSPs will be told today.

    Researchers found cutting welfare payments as punishment for minor indiscretions such as being a few minutes late to a meeting with an adviser was having a devastating health and social impact.

    In some cases those punished turn to shoplifting and fraud to alleviate extreme financial hardship.

    The study – being presented in a briefing at Holyrood – is the first wave of findings from a study conducted by Glasgow ­University and five other institutions.

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/shock-study-shows-brutal-benefits-8796381

    • Yes Geoff. That’s a good article and it should also be pointed out that the Tory system is set up to first punish the poor through sanctions and then get them to take out loans from Tory loan sharks to get them even further in debt. Those that are wise enough to spot this are then so desperate they turn to shoplifting food only to find on most occasions but not all the Tory Judges in court want to fine them, putting them even further in to debt. The Tory Capitalist system is designed to make sure the proles tow the line and can be manipulated into a form of constant servitude where they are continuously exploited with no way out. Our prisons are full to overflowing and underfunded and when prisoners are released they can’t get work and are added to the numbers in abject poverty unless of course they go back to crime and don’t get caught for a while. The whole system is truly Satanic in it’s construct but everyone just accepts it.

  37. “DISABILITY HATE CRIMES SOAR OVER 40% IN LAST YEAR”

    Prosecutions for disability hate crimes surged by more than 40 per cent last year compared to the year before, official figures show.

    The Attorney General’s Office released statistics showing that the Crown Prosecution Service completed 941 prosecutions for such crimes in 2015/16 compared to 666 in the previous year. Convictions were also up by a similar rate, from 503 to 707, also around a 40 per cent increase.
    Read more
    Tory MP calls disabled protesters a ‘bunch of charmers sitting down’

    The Crown Prosecution Service said it was trying to push up rates of prosecution and conviction for such crimes to send out a message that they would be treated seriously.

    …………………and the moon is made of cheese

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/disability-hate-crime-convictions-surge-by-40-per-cent-a7232576.html

  38. ………..another DWP ploy to shaft the disabled

    New legal judgment denies PIP to those facing “overwhelming psychological distress”

    An important legal judgment has been issued that will likely deny an award of the Personal Independence Payment mobility component to disabled people, with conditions such as depression, panic attacks or anxiety.

    The upper tribunal appeal decision – UK/313/2015 – holds that the PIP descriptor “Cannot follow the route of an unfamiliar journey without another person, assistance dog or orientation aid” concerns only the ability of a disabled person to navigate in terms of following a route.

    This descriptor attracts 10 points under the PIP assessment point’s scheme and so leads on its own to an award of the standard mobility component (worth £21.80 per week).

    The new judgment overturns a previous decision – CSPIP/109/2015 – that allowed that where someone is so prone to anxiety they need accompanying they may qualify for one of the “planning and following a journey” PIP mobility components.

    • You can get satnavs for under £20 nowadays that can be used in ‘pedestrian mode’. Why should come be given another £20 odd knicker a week a a free ‘motability’ car from the public purse because they claim to be suffering from ‘depression’, ‘anxiety, ‘stress’… ?

      • Hi
        My son and I had a PIP assessment and now have the outcome.my son suffers from spastic cerebral palsy and has just turned 16. Al throughout the assessment he was prompted by me and needed help answering the questions. He struggles to walk and uses a wheelchair for long distance and a crutch to walk short distance. He is unable to prepare food for himself and could not go to somewhere on his own. He has been assessed as able to make his own meals and find his way somewhere following a map.
        He has not been awarded the enhanced mobility category as the has been assessed as being able to follow a map. He has also been stated as having 3 meals a day which he would not have if I didn’t make them! Has anyone else had experience of he assessor putting something different to what was discussed ?

        • sueh0007@gmail.com

          Hi Jane, documented reports of at WCAs it’s happened/people are advised to get permission ahead & record assessments as evidence.

      • Genius!- why has no-one else thought of this? … Answers on a postcard (placard?) please, to the above Mother of invention …

    • You can get satnavs for under £20 nowadays that can be used in ‘pedestrian mode’. And yhy should someone be given another £20 odd knicker a week a a free ‘motability’ car thrown in from the public purse because they claim to be suffering from ‘depression’, ‘anxiety, ‘stress’… ?

    • Need accompanying on an unfamiliar route? And how often does this happen exactly? Most of us travel EXACTLY the same routes every single day. Drive along a road, or even down your High Street – 99.999999% of the motorists/pedestrians will have traveled this same route over and over again. How many people do you see with a map or reading from a satnav. The PIP payment is also another £21.80 a week! Does the ‘accompanying person’ get paid? Are these some sort of professionals? Another £1133.60 a year for ‘navigating unfamiliar routes’, eh? If you look at this from the perspective of a reasonable, unbiased person who judges each case on its own merits and doesn’t automatically jump down the throat of the DWP/Tribunal/Judge you have to (reluctantly) agree that the Upper Tribunal has called this one correctly. Moreover, it is this sort of inappropriate use of public money that it bringing the benefits system into disrepute and allowing genuinely disabled persons to suffer!

      • ……………perhaps you forgot what a disability is?

        This activity looks at your ability to work out and follow a route safely and reliably.
        Questions relevant to sight loss

        The legal tests are:

        Cannot follow the route of an unfamiliar journey without another person, assistance dog or orientation aid.

        Points: 10

        Cannot follow the route of a familiar journey without another person, an assistance dog or an orientation aid.

        Points: 12

        More information to help you answer the questions

        This activity applies to you if you cannot work out where to go, follow directions or deal with unexpected changes in your journey

        If you need to walk with a guide dog, use an orientation aid or have someone there to guide you, you will satisfy the tests. An orientation aid is any specialist aid designed to assist disabled people to follow a route safely.

        The questions look at familiar and unfamiliar routes. You score more points and are paid at a higher rate if you have difficulties following a familiar route.

        You should only be considered able to journey to an unfamiliar destination if you are able to use public transport. So – if you have difficulties using public transport you will satisfy this test.
        Top tips

        When answering the questions think about –
        Needing assistance and guidance

        Do you need someone with you for at least some of the journey?
        Can you follow the route of a familiar journey if there are road works or changes to bus stops?
        Do you need sighted assistance to cross the road?
        Can you cross the road safely?
        Can you cross the road at a controlled pedestrian crossing (a traffic light) without sighted assistance? If so, can you see the ‘green man’ or do you rely on the tactile rotating cone?
        If the rotating cone was not working, would you need to ask for sighted assistance?

        Do you need aids to go out?

        What aids do you use? A cane? A guide dog? A monocular? A talking navigation app on your mobile? Anything else?
        Do you need help to know when steps begin and end or read road signs or get in and out of buildings?
        Can you visually identify and avoid hazards such as lamp posts, bollards or A-boards?

        Help with navigating

        Do you get lost?
        If you do get lost, are you able to navigate back to your chosen route or would you have to ask for sighted assistance? Do you need help to plan a route?
        Do you need help with navigation?

        Taking public transport

        Can you use public transport? Do you need help to identify the bus you need, find the right bus stop or platform, use prepaid ticket readers, find an empty seat, recognise where to get off?
        Do you require public transport information, e.g. timetables, in an alternative format like large print, audio or Braille?
        Do you need customer assistance to enable you to find your bus stop/stand or train platform?

        Other factors that affect your ability to go out

        Does the weather (e.g. bright sunlight) affect your ability to carry out a journey?
        Does the time of day (e.g. in dark evenings) affect your ability to travel safely?
        If you need to complete an unfamiliar journey and wish to do so without sighted assistance, would you require training from a Rehabilitation Officer for Visual Impairment to do this?
        Are you able to negotiate crowded areas without assistance, e.g. shopping centres or busy railway stations? Do you feel that it would take you longer to complete a journey because of your sight loss?
        Would planning and following an unfamiliar journey cause you to feel stressed or anxious?

        …………….easy to criticise from the standpoint of an able bodied ignoramus who obviously has reservations about making the plight of another less fortunate, more equal.

        Give MAXIMUS, CAPITA or ATOS a ring, they are shouting out for persons like yourself, to make the lives of the weakest and frail more intolerable…………….

      • Good grief! Is there no end to this ‘Largesse’?! – Next thing we know, people will start demanding swimming pools en masse, eexclusive use of a helipad (within an airfield) and back to the future-style time travel in order to get around.

        Give ’em an inch …

      • Inappropriate! That’s what it is!! (Moreover).

        • Moreover … of course there’s only one ‘right’ (proper & reasonable) way to be: see above to confirm exact type/model/specifications.

          Should anyone feel an overwhelming urge to be different – in any way – then can they please keep this to themselves as raising awareness of difference within the general population can cause alarm, fear & justifiable resentment/envy. And may also scare the horses.

          Please note the PM’s upcoming Parliamentary Bill recommends a return to Victorian values including chimney sweeps aged 6 and upwards, table & chair legs to be covered (if not completely straight), Institutions re-opening: Bedlam/Debtors’ Prisons & the dis-invention of anything which may resemble a Motability vehicle/additional support payments in cash or in kind. These will only encourages those who claim & (fraudulently) receive them to participate in society/various fields of activity & even get from ‘A’ to ‘B’ (far too easily). We all know where that can lead – no, not just referring to you Baroness TG Thompson & Hannah Cockroft – paralympic medallist, all being well.

        • Dictionary Corner

          Moreover, that’s a new one, moreover, as long as it is used appropriately! (Moreover!)

  39. “IGNORANT BASTARDS”

    Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
    Central Freedom of Information Team

    [DWP request email]

    Our reference: FoI 2927
    Date: 9 September 2016

    Dear Mr Wrapson,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 11 August
    2016.

    You asked “How long should it take for ESA to be re-instated once an appeal
    has been successful? Please provide specific legislation, regulation and
    guidance which gives timescales for the reinstatement of the above benefit”.

    Response:

    The information you have requested is not held.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/351087/response/865479/attach/html/3/WDTK%20response%202927%20Wrapson.pdf.html

    • “MAXIMUS BOSS, RICHARD MONTONI, NEEDS A BIGGER YACHT MAYBE?”

      ………….After all the hype and spin about MAXIMUS taking over REMPLOY.

      Remploy bosses have failed to deny claims Sunderland’s office is under threat.

      A Remploy worker contacted the Echo to say the John Street office, which helps disabled people find work, was one of three under threat.

      Over the coming weeks we will consult with the trade unions and employee representatives on how the changes can be implemented and to mitigate any potential job losses.
      Remploy spokesman

      ………………WITH SO MANY CLAIMANT DEATHS AND THE DWP’S RELUCTANCE TO RELEASE INFORMATION THAT LINKS 7 SUICIDES TO ACTIONS TAKEN BY THEM, THE GENIE IS STARTING TO ESCAPE FROM THE BOTTLE………….

      • Montoni’s latest money spinner was supposed to help disabled persons back to work.
        Sunderland office must have been rushed off it’s feet with all the crippled/maimed rising from the dead like Lazarus after receiving benefit knockbacks in the form of false medical reports issued from within the same group.

        Perhaps it’s now become apparent that the 0.07% of benefit cheats that the dwp decided to ethnically cleanse were well and truly disabled.

        Hence the need to cut back on the Sunderland scam that steals from the deserving to hand to the greedy.

  40. “DISABLED ACCESS TO TOILET FACILITIES IN JOBCENTRES”

    DWP has an obligation to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality
    Act 2010 for disabled customers. For some of these customers coming into a
    Jobcentre or DWP office may prove more difficult if their disability includes
    incontinence issues and/or mobility related problems.

    Given that all of our Jobcentres are unique it isn’t possible to design a generic
    approach for the customer use of toilets on our premises that will ensure we
    meet our obligations. It is therefore important that each Jobcentre or DWP
    customer facing office risk assess the impact of granting our customers
    access to toilets for their particular office and handle these situations and
    issues on a site by site basis. Customer access to toilets must be factored into
    the Jobcentre Customer Facing Risk Assessment (JCFRA) process for each
    site. To be clear the use of toilets is not for general customer use but
    considerations must be in place for every Jobcentre/ DWP customer facing
    office so staff are prepared for when these situations arise.

    We have no recorded information regarding the access to drinking water.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/354216/response/864362/attach/html/3/WDTK%203086%20FOI%20response%20Ms%20Baddams.pdf.html

    • The mis-job centres once again breaching the rights of the disabled (in-employed) people by refusing them full and proper toilet facilities within those depressing buildings. I quote here from another website –

      ” Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)

      It is unlawful under the DDA for healthcare providers and social services, such as doctors’ surgeries, dental surgeries and hospitals to subject disabled people who wish to use those services to disability discrimination; this includes failing to comply with the important duties to make reasonable adjustments and to provide reasonable ancillary aids and services, such as, where needed and where it is reasonable to provide it, sign language interpreters, hearing loops and publications in different formats”

      Un-quote

      I would see that toilet access in any establishment government or otherwise is a reasonable adjustment and that the DWP (social services) by refusing this basic need to disabled jobseekers are in said breach of the DDA act. Not all job centre buildings even have full wheelchair access ramps or the main entrance is wide enough to cater for wheelchairs. Before my job centre was modernised some years ago (don’t laugh) (when the DWP re-branded all offices as jobcentre plus and a horrid green colour motif sign) there was NO disabled access means whatsoever – no ramps or automatic doors.

      Either force all JCP’s to comply with the DDA act and bring in disabled customer toilets, or shut them down for good.

      On another point of interest, JCP staff won’t let their customers eat or drink anything whilst they are waiting to sign on, and yet when I used to have to do this out-dated cobblers, especially on a hot day I saw some members of staff openly drinking bottled water and eating snacks in-between claim appointments.

      At least in my line of work our company management do allow us staff to have non-alcoholic only drinks bottles with us in the production sheds when we saw-machine operatives and timber stacking operatives are working.. Whenever there is a slack moment (machine breakdown or between completing an order and starting a new order) most of us will have a quick drink in those brief few moments.

  41. “MAN SANCTIONED BY DWP FOR 5 MONTHS HAS TO HAVE LEG AMPUTATED”

    A diabetic man left virtually penniless after being sanctioned for five months by the Department for Work and Pensions, claims his leg had to be amputated after his health deteriorated.

    David Boyce, 59, from Weaste, was left without enough money to meet his basic health needs and even had to sell his belongings. But David says he still couldn’t afford to eat healthily, which is an essential part of the management and treatment for diabetes.
    Advertisement

    David was a photographer who used to own a business, but was forced to give up his work because of ill-health. A dispute with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over “issues with paperwork” led to David’s benefits being sanctioned fourteen times.

    However, it’s clear that the sanctions happened because of a flawed decision-making process on the part of the DWP, as he later won an appeal which successfully overturned every sanction, with support from Salford’s Unemployed and Community Resource Centre. He was eventually awarded the money that had been wrongfully withheld from him.

    The government have claimed that benefit sanctions are an “incentive” to “help” people like David into work. However, David has been pushed even further away from the job market, because he now has been left with a greater degree of disability: horrifically, the sanctions have cost him his leg.

    David said that by July, complications from diabetes had already caused irreversible damage. His health deteriorated because he had no money to live on: he couldn’t control his insulin intake and was unable to follow his strict diabetic diet.

    Subsequently he suffered diabetic ulcers and was diagnosed with the flesh-eating infection, necrotizing fasciitis, and doctors were forced to amputate one of his legs.

    He told the Manchester Evening News: “I suffered from depression and mental anxiety. I’m not a rich man. I had to sell everything to eat.

    You don’t tell anyone, it’s embarrassing, that’s what they prey on. You go into a depression. You lock yourself away.”

    David Boyce’s tragic case was revealed as protesters gathered to demonstrate against the extremely punitive and irrational Jobcentre conditionality rules and welfare sanctions.

    Campaigners gathered at Eccles Job Centre this week to protest against the immoral benefits sanctions. They said that scores of people were being left depressed and on the verge of suicide.

    David’s horrific experience is not an isolated case, sadly. Many campaigners have reasonably demanded an inquiry since the death of former soldier David Clapson, who also had diabetes. He died of ketoacidosis, caused by a lack of insulin in the body, after being sanctioned for missing a single Job Centre meeting. He was also unable to afford to maintain an electricity supply to keep his fridge running, where he ordinarily safely stored his life-saving insulin.

    The government have been presented with many other cases of extreme hardship and suffering because of sanctions, but they simply deny there is any “causal link” between the negative impacts, distress and deaths and their policies, despite the ever-growing and distressing evidence to the contrary.

    There is no evidence that there isn’t a “causal link” either. To establish such a link requires an inquiry and further investigation of the already established correlation between the government’s policies and adverse impacts. If the government are so confident that their claim is right, then surely an inquiry would be a welcomed verification.

    As it is, the government’s refusal to research and investigate the link is simply oppressive, and their claims fly in the face of established research and longstanding empirical evidence, which shows that punishing people who are already experiencing hardship cannot possibly “incentivise” them to look for work. It’s also clear that if someone cannot meet their basic survival needs (such as the physiological necessities of food, fuel and shelter), then they cannot meet higher level psychosocial needs, including looking for work.

    Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre manager, Alec McFadden, said the DWP had imposed “unachievable” requirements for those in receipt of benefits.

    McFadden added: “Illegal benefit sanctions need to be stopped and we will continue to use the law against these dangerous and illegal actions that bringing stress and the threat of suicide to so many people.”

    A DWP spokesman said: “Sanctions are an important part of our benefits system and it is right that there is a system in place for tackling those few who do not fulfil their commitment to find work.

    They are only used in a very small percentage of cases, and the number of sanctions has fallen substantially in the last year.”

    ………………………..KILLING FOR FUN

    • “ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT”

      There is no evidence that there isn’t a “causal link” either. To establish such a link requires an inquiry and further investigation of the already established correlation between the government’s policies and adverse impacts. If the government are so confident that their claim is right, then surely an inquiry would be a welcomed verification.

      …………HENCE THE DWP’S RELUCTANCE TO PUBLISH REPORTS OF SEVEN CLAIMANT SUICIDES

  42. Geoff – Thank you for putting on all of your posts – very succinctly and very directly exposing what has been happening for so many years now. It is seemingly not getting any better – in fact it may well be getting worse in the future, especially under the ‘in-work conditionality’ of Universal Credit.
    What I (and many others also) would really like to know is – where is any justice in all of these ongoing atrocities by this virtually unelected and almost ‘non-accountable’ one-party state Tory administration?
    This Government is a total shambles. Many of the population of this once great country is a shambles – living on a day to day basis, not giving a total shit about what is happening – their thoughts and ideas – largely controlled by a complicit and mainly Conservative supporting Sky News and the Beeb (whom we pay for through our TV licence fee).
    It has now been proved (beyond reasonable doubt) that the DWP’s policies (especially through Iain Duncan Smith) has caused the deaths of so many unfortunates (far too many for me to count now!) including David Clapson etc, etc.
    Months ago now, Police Scotland were informed of possible transgressions (in law) by Iain Duncan Smith (the ex-Minister for Work & Pensions) and Chris Grayling (the ex-Employment Minister)
    Apparently, so far nothing has been done and nothing has changed!
    The United Nations, (in October 2015) concluded it’s investigation into the alleged violations of the ‘Rights of Disabled People’.
    Apparently, so far nothing has been done and nothing has changed!
    Months ago now, a possible criminal investigation was launched by various U.K. Police Forces into allegations that many Tory M.P.’s had not fully declared their ‘Election Expenses’.
    This was, at the time described by Channel 4 News as an ‘Election Expenses Scandal’
    Apparently, so far nothing has been done and nothing has changed!
    I am not directly saying that the whole system is corrupt – but it is extremely suspicious that, through all of the ‘evidence’ that has seemingly been presented to the ‘Authorities’ – nothing seemingly has changed – at least publicly!

    • And – I forgot to mention – all of the Coroner’s Reports also!
      So far nothing has been done and nothing has changed – once again!
      But – don’t stay up to watch ‘Sky News’ or their ‘Newspaper Reviews’ – Sky News (and the BBC also) will make more than sure that they cover absolutely NONE of it!😦

  43. People need economic rights in the same way that they have political and other rights. If everyone had a right to housing and enough money for the basics, employers would have to offer a lot more to get people to work for them.

  44. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    The Disability War On The Disabled

    The DWP effect medical conditions, not in a helpful way but in a destructiveness on health & well being from using disability as a tool to generate £billions in corporate world wide companies. DWP Assisted Suicide policy means the DWP get a suicide bonus to get out of murder of thousands of disabled people. The shares are going down, more disabled people need to die with rules of slavery to just keep you alive with a work coach to finish you off on £30,000 a year. £20 billion spent to cover up DWP deaths. Tax payers paying for the disability killings with profits in corporate companies. More tax for the tax payers because the disabled have cost £20 billion & that needs to stop so we can money laundering the £20 billion around the world with no Income Tax. Since the DWP are in the corporate world, the DWP now have to pay Income Tax on profits. So the DWP are making a loss, still means the DWP pays Income Tax. The income tax paid on the DWP / Atos contract. The DWP now ranting about DWP Assisted Suicide.

  45. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    I got a job to expose the DWP for disability corporate manslaughter & no lawyer is going to help you DWP. Who needs a lawyer with the DWP`s own admittance of guilt.

  46. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    If you don`t comply the DWP will send the police round. Who is suicidal the DWP. The DWP making medical judgements when they have no knowledge about medical issues. There is no need for a DM Decision Maker just get the DWP switchboard to be the medical experts on suicide bonuses.

  47. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    FRAUD !!! DISABILITY FRAUD !!!

  48. Equality Act 2010

    Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions
    relating to the definition of disability.

    Doug over at Ipswich unemployed action is currently going through it and will inform us all what it means.

    60 pages

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85038/disability-definition.pdf

  49. Equality Act 2010
    Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions
    relating to the definition of disability
    7
    Part 2: Guidance on matters to be
    taken into account in determining
    questions relating to the
    definition of disability
    Section A: The Definition
    Main elements of the definition of disability
    A1.
    The Act defines
    a disabled person as a person with a disability. A
    person has a disability for the purposes of the Act if he or she has a
    physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial
    and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal
    day-to-day activities (
    S6(1)
    ).
    A2.
    This means that, in general:

    the person must have an impairment that is either physical or
    mental (
    see paragraphs A3 to A8
    );

    the impairment must have adverse effects which are substantial
    (
    see Section B
    );

    the substantial adverse effects must be long-term (
    see Section C
    );
    and

    the long-term substantial adverse effects must be effects on
    normal day-to-day activities (
    see Section D
    ).
    This definition is subject to the provisions in
    Schedule 1 (Sch1)
    .
    All of the factors above must be considered when determining whether a
    person is disabled.

    …………………….BUT THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS DIE EACH YEAR SINCE LITTLE KNOWN CROOKS, DAME CAROL BLACK AND LORD DAVID FREUD DECIDED TO TRANSFER DISABLED CLAIMANTS BENEFITS TO THE PRIVATE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY………………

  50. “THE WORK CAPABILITY CROOKS OF ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS”

    Louise today led a debate in Parliament on the Work Capability Assessments and the private providers who run them.
    A report released by the National Audit Office last month found that under Maximus – the new providers of Work Capability Assessments – while cost has almost doubled, the performance against a range of measures continues to be poor.
    Louise brought evidence from constituents and evidence she had seen from across the country which suggested an alarming trend of rejecting cases of vulnerable people based on factual errors or falsification.
    There remains a backlog of some 280,000 cases and the average cost of individual assessments has now risen to £200 with individuals still having to wait an average of 23 weeks for decisions to be made on whether they will be entitled to Employment and Support Allowance.
    Louise also raised the issue of Maximus’ previous record in the United States, where they were charged for fraud, and questioned the Government on how they could possibly have decided to contract with Maximus if – as they claim – they have rigorous protocols in place.

    • “MO STEWART EXPOSES KILLER DAVID FREUD”

      It didn’t take this former healthcare professional too long to expose the BPS model of assessment promoted by Waddell and Aylward as being critically flawed, and guaranteed to cause preventable harmful. Described as a ‘functional assessment’, the WCAwas used to demonstrate a claimant’s physical capabilities, with the emphasis placed on rehabilitation and a presumption that one million people claiming Incapacity Benefit were fit to work.

      Staff conducting the WCA do not have access to the claimant’s medical history,fail to consider diagnosis orprognosis, as claimants with serious health problems were refused benefit and told to get a job. Doctors working for corporate giants on behalf of the government have ‘total immunity from all medical regulation’ according to the General Medical Council, and the WCA started taking its toll aschronically sick and disabled people in the UK began dying in their thousands.

      http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2016/09/11/disregarding-diagnosis-kills/

      This included the 2007 report by former banker David Freud, whose report Reducing Dependency, Increasing Opportunity identified many ways to reduce the DWP’s welfare budget by the reduction of meagre benefits provided for the poorest people in the land. Freud continues to influence government welfare policies in his capacity as the unelected and appointed Minister for Welfare Reform, first in the Coalition government and in the new Conservative government, elected in May 2015. The excessive use of benefit sanctions, as recommended by Freud, sees chronically ill people in receipt of the ESA having their entire income removed, for failing to be well enough to attend a work interview at the local Jobcentre. So, they are forced to access the nearest foodbank as Rickets, a disease from the Victorian age, is now witnessed again in C21st UK and diabetics who have been sanctioned, and are unable to eat due to destitution, arrive in casualty departments in a coma.

      ……………LORD DAVID FREUD, FAILED BANKER AND KILLER OF THE DISABLED……

      • Freud is an ex-banker and businessman, dilettante and amateur with no medical knowledge or any idea whatsoever in respect to social security. The 2007 report mentioned was written for the LABOUR government – which led to Purnell and Cooper’s welfare reforms – and Freud spent a mere THREE WEEKS on it without consulting experts! The whole British social security system has been reorganised and ruined at the whim of this never-elected person with compliance by successive governments composed of Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrat MPs.

        Only in politics can someone with no expertise have convulsed and ended so many lives without being brought to book. And this dreadful character is still doing it today! Is still ruining and prematurely ending human lives all to no good purpose.

        What I don’t understand is why the media isn’t redolent with reporters and agencies exposing this absolute horror. Why aren’t people shouting it from the roof tops and trying to put an end to this dreadful man’s catastrophic political career?

        How can this possibly have been allowed to g on for so long?

  51. The ‘gig economy’ is just a new name for an old way to shaft the workers.

    The return to Victorian working practices.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gig-economy-just-new-name-8819671

  52. “HMRC USES US BULLY TO STEAL FROM OUR POOR”

    …………..Whilst pretending the Panama Papers don’t exist……..

    MPs have been deluged with protests from low-income families that an American company hired by HM Revenue and Customs to root out tax credit cheats are wrongly cutting their payments. Ministers face demands to tear up the contract with Concentrix, and MPs will press for an emergency debate in the Commons this week. Frank Field, the chairman of the work and pensions select committee, said: “Decent people’s lives have been turned upside down as a result of Concentrix stopping their claim.” The company, which is part of a multi-billion pound business services group, secured its contract when HMRC outsourced fraud and error detection.

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/politics/us-firm-wrongly-cutting-tax-credits-poor/

  53. “BBC NEWS BLACKOUT ON TERRORIST INCIDENTS AT DOEL NUCLEAR POWER STATION (BELGIUM)”

    ………..could it be that incidents at DOEL could have influenced the go ahead of Hinkley Point?

    Belgium has been left without half of its nuclear capacity, as GDF Suez subsidiary Electrabel confirmed that its Doel 4 nuclear reactor has been shut down due to sabotage.

    Reuters reports that a GDF Suez (Euronext: GSZ) spokesman confirmed Belgian press reports about suspicion of sabotage. “There was an intentional manipulation,” he said, adding that somebody had tampered with the system used for emptying oil from the Alstom-made turbine at the nuclear power plant.
    Doel 4
    He said no outsiders had penetrated into the plant but declined to say whether an employee could have purposely caused the leak, as has been reported in some Belgian media. He said Electrabel had filed a complaint and that the Belgian police had started an investigation.

    Repairs being carried out on the major damage inflicted on a steam turbine, which caused an oil leak at the site, means it most likely won’t be reactivated until the end of the year, a situation that could lead to Electrabel losing 40 million euros a month on net recurring income.

    The firm say the main damage is to the turbine’s high pressure section.

    The closure of Doel 4 takes place after two other reactors – Doel 3 and Tihange 2 – were forced offline because of fractures in steel casings housing their respective reactors. The closure of all three takes 3 GW off the Belgian grid, more than half its total nuclear capacity.

    The implications of all that is that the Belgian government may have to consider boosting its interconnection capacity with neighbouring countries over the winter in order to prevent a potential blackout.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/doel_nuclear_power_station#incoming-863915

    • On 25 March 2016, a G4S security guard for the National Institute of Radio-elements (IRE) in Fleurus died in a shooting when he walked with his dog in Charleroi.[28][29] His security cards were stolen.[30][31][32] The cards, which give access to nuclear sites in Belgium, were deactivated shortly after the killing was discovered.[28][29] Belgium denied that the guard’s death was terror related.[33] A few days later it appeared the rumors were false: the guard didn’t work for the nuclear sector and thus no access badge was stolen.[31][34]

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doel_Nuclear_Power_Station

  54. “WHY DON’T THE BBC WANT YOU, THE LICENSE PAYERS, TO KNOW HOW MANY OF THEIR STAFF ATTENDED THE RIO JOLLY UP?”

    ………….OR HOW MUCH IT COST?

    MANY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS BUT NO ANSWERS

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/350240/response/857420/attach/html/3/RFI20161466%20Response.pdf.html

    THE BBC’S RELUCTANCE TO ANSWER SHOULD INFLUENCE IF YOU PAY YOUR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION TO THEM…………

  55. “WHAT IS THE REMIT OF TV LICENSING/”

    …………….THE BBC FAIL TO ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTION

    Mr. M. Whitfield 17 June 2016
    Delivered

    Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

    Please can you supply any information that would help the Public understand the official remit of TV Licensing?

    Specifically:-

    1. Any official/published statements made by the BBC on the remit of TV Licensing.

    2. Any internal references to, or discussion of Legislation (or lack thereof) concerning the remit of TV Licensing.

    3. Any information pertaining to TV Licensing and the compliance of its activities and remit with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.

    4. Any further information, not covered above, relating to the withholding of similar information during the BBC/BBC Trust response to a complainant within the BBC Trust CAB rulings dated Oct/Nov 2015, page 38 (where Legal Privilege was cited).

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr. M. Whitifeid

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/what_is_the_remit_of_tv_licensin#outgoing-578488

    IT’S ABOUT TIME THE BRITISH PUBLIC CAME TO THEIR SENSES.

    THE BBC IS NOTHING BUT A GOVERNMENT TOOL TO ADMINISTER GENERAL LIES TO THE PUBLIC USING YOUR FUNDS TO ACHIEVE IT.

  56. “THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE KNEW FULL WELL ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS, LARIAM/MEFLOQUINE, BACK IN 1997.

    SO WHY WAS IT GIVEN TO OUR TROOPS KNOWING THE SIDE EFFECTS COULD BE HARMFULL?

    COULD IT BE THAT THEY ARE CLASSED AS JUST CANNON FODDER THAT MIGHT NOT RETURN ANYWAY?

    bridget coldwell 12 August 2016
    Delivered

    Dear Ministry of Defence,

    In response to Rebecca Long-Bailey’s question on 9th June, Mark Lancaster, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, admitted that a review of archived policy documents indicates that the MoD was aware of the possible psychotic side-effects of Lariam (Mefloquine) “from at least 1997”. Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request sight of the policy documents Mr Lancaster refers to.

    Yours faithfully,

    Bridget Coldwell

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/archived_policy_documents_which#incoming-866407

    …………..HOW MANY HAVE DIED IN THE FACE OF COMBAT OR ARE SUFFERING AT THIS VERY MOMENT FROM THE POST TRAUMATIC EFFECTS?

  57. “THE FAILED BANKER, LORD DAVID FREUD”

    The Government wants to shrink the State and reduce public expenditure via privatisation, and private health insurers want to maximise profitability by not having to pay out for any claims. (The agenda being to deny “illness” and its associated needs.)

    Let us not forget the funding of the 1.6m UnumProvident Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University, and appointing Mansel Aylward (the former DWP Chief Medical Officer and co-author of the DWP biopsychosocial model) as Director…

    Or David Freud, main pusher of the BPS (and former investment banker) taking all of 3 weeks to come up with a draft plan for welfare reform, despite admitting he “didn’t know anything about welfare at all”.

    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/biopsychosocial-basis-for-benefit-cuts-is-cavalier-unevidenced-and-misleading/

  58. “OWEN’S DIRTY LABOUR PARTY”

    The Labour purge is in full flow. Thousands of members have already been rejected from the party and stripped of their right to vote in the leadership election. And with no signs of stopping, the purge now looks likely to expand. The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) is planning to enhance its workforce, and is offering a candidate £34,061.77 a year, plus expenses, to help them ‘purge’ their own members.

    As advertised on the Labour Party website, the NEC is looking to “recruit two Compliance Officers – Investigation, to work as key member[s] of the Compliance team”.

    http://www.thecanary.co/2016/09/13/nec-wants-pay-34000-year-help-purge-labour-party-members/

  59. “PURGED FROM THE LABOUR PARTY FOR SUPPORTING CORBYN”

    Nephew of Attlee purged after calling on members to vote for #Corbyn: ‘Like so many others, Macdonald will have to wait until after the leadership vote to appeal this decision. This latest incoherent action, combined with the widespread purge of other Labour members, would provide ample reason to heed Macdonald’s call for the suspension of the Labour Party’s General Secretary Ian McNicol, and an immediate review into the electoral integrity of the party.’

    http://www.thecanary.co/2016/09/12/labour-party-just-purged-great-nephew-clement-attlee-called-members-vote-corbyn/

  60. “BBC TRIES TO BURY SYRIA PROPAGANDA LIES”

    For nearly a year, the misleading reports have been read and shared by BBC licenSe fee payers, yet the broadcaster’s correction was buried so deep as to make it almost impossible to find.

    http://www.thecanary.co/2016/09/12/the-bbc-tried-to-bury-this-correction-but-now-the-whole-country-is-reading-it/

    • ……………….What a stunning coincidence, 400 pages linking the UK with Israel and it’s nuclear weapons programme have recently been found to have gone missing from national archives…………..

      Anyone would think there was a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice?

      • More than 400 government documents have gone missing from the National Archives in the last four years.

        They include Foreign Office files from the 1970s on “military and nuclear collaboration with Israel” and a 1947 letter from Winston Churchill.

        One MP from the parliamentary group on official archives told the BBC he was “concerned” by their loss.

        The National Archives said it was running a “robust” programme to locate the documents.

        A response by officials to a Freedom of Information request from the BBC showed that 402 historical files remain unaccounted for since 1 January 2012.

        They include more than 60 Foreign Office files, more than 40 from the Home Office and six from the official records of former prime ministers.

  61. “CONCENTRIX”

    All the hype from HMRC about ending the reign of US bullyboy tax credit hunters of the poorest is just claptrap……….

    They are carrying on hassling our most vulnerable until May of 2017.

    ………..but the overseas hidden stashes of the tax fiddling uk rich go completely from the map.

  62. Here’s more info.

    ‘Reign of terror’ tax credit company loses HMRC contract

    US firm Concentrix heavily criticised by Frank Field will not be given further work by tax collector

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/sep/13/reign-of-terror-tax-credit-company-loses-hmrc-contract

  63. (From benefitsandwork website) DWP/ATOS/MAXIMUS in a total spin now!
    It cannot be covered up any longer (please send this one far and wide!)
    “DWP panic and cover-up after claimant death publicity, WCA medics warned ‘we cannot defend you’ ”
    http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3549-dwp-panic-and-cover-up-after-claimant-death-publicity-wca-medics-warned-we-cannot-defend-you

    • “DWP COVERS IT’S OWN ARSE AS LITIGATION REARS IT’S HEAD”

      ……..THE FOLLOWING SINGLE SENTENCE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS;

      “If you follow the guidance then we can defend you should a tragic incident occur. If you do not follow the guidance we cannot.”

      WHAT THE DWP ARE TELLING THE BOGUS HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS OF ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS, IS THAT THE SHIT IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN AND YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN NOW…………..

      If i was either a DWP Decision Maker (SOMEONE HAVING NO MEDICAL TRAINING), or an ex bedpan washer turned Disability Denial specialist,

      “TRANSFER YOUR ASSETS IMMEDIATELY”

      • Geoff – Very true and they are all shit scared – no amount of money is going to be able to protect them eventually. The chickens are slowly coming home to roost and the encroaching net of guilt and eventual justice is gradually, but inexorably tightening around the money grabbing bunch of bastards. If I was a ‘HCP’ now, or in the past for that matter, I would be extremely scared of legal litigation starting!
        The ship is gradually sinking and it will eventually take all hands with it.

  64. Tories say ‘NO’ to Universal Basic Income – but they will continue to spend billions of £’s on the traincrash that is Universal Credit!
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/universal-basic-income-uk-tories-tories-unaffordable-damian-hinds-labour-green-snp-a7307476.html

  65. CAPITA – who in their right senses would leave this money hungry shower of crap to be involved with our NHS!
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/14/gps-decry-capitas-privatised-backup-services-as-shambles

    • ……………Strange how the biggest crooks in disability denial, the USA PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY OF UNUM, have links within CAPITA……….

      Susan Ring, Chief Operating Officer
      Susan Ring

      Chief Executive

      Susan is Chief Executive for Capita Employee Benefits.

      She joined Capita in May 2011 as Regional Managing Director for the south, managing both financial and operating performance as well as client relationships for approximately 15 key corporate partners.

      Prior to joining Capita, she was CEO for Unum Limited, the market leader in Group Risk, for eight years whilst also being a member of the Unum Group executive team with responsibility for overall company strategy and performance. Susan was a member of the Unum Board and five other subsidiary boards. Previous roles included Chief Operating Officer and Director of Risk Management.

      Susan is a graduate of Warwick University and a Chartered Company Director.

      …………………AND UNUM HELPED THE DWP TO FORMULATE THE WELFARE REFORMS THAT KILL CLAIMANTS…………………….

      • ………………Susan probably thinks that 10,600 deaths within a few weeks of being found fit for work, is an acceptable figure to enable mega profits for directors and shareholders alike………

  66. Zero hour contracts – they may just be on the way out – at long last!
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/14/everyman-cinema-chain-is-next-to-drop-zero-hours-contracts

  67. Just heard on the news tonight that the UE rate is at an all time low!!! Where are they getting all these mysterious jobs from eh? I tell you all these con charity shops and the like must be packed out with customer service assistants bumping into each other! Tell you what? If it keeps going like this there’ll be no one listed as UE and claiming benefit soon. There you go, just like that! Full employment.

    • Someone posted a few months back that they were one of a group of 100-odd all collecting trolleys in a God-forsaken B& Q car-park under the ‘auspices’ of the community work placement (CWP). So there is 100 ‘jobs’ accounted for😉

      • Yeah ONS you’re dead right and how many of these things are on the go up and down the country? What a bloody sleight of hand con job. Do the people of the country actually think about this and say ‘No way this is just not credible!’ Or are they blinded by all the lies and BS?

        • Raining – As in your case, when I heard these figures yesterday, I thought ‘how on earth can they say this’? Earlier in the day apparently it was being reported that ‘unemployment had fallen once again’ and later in the day it was being reported that the ‘claimant count’ had gone up.
          The ONS seem to be lying, the Tories seem to be lying and I am more than sure that both SKY & the BBC are lying and distorting the truth also.
          It’s all done to show that ‘the economy is booming’ and ‘the population have never had it so good’ under this atrocious Tory administration.
          For some maybe, this is probably true – but for most of the population this is plainly wrong – but most of them believe The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Torygraph, Sky News and the good old BBC (the lying bastards)

          • Yeah Paul there’s no way this is right, no way. If these people have been found ‘jobs?’ then they’re not real jobs. They’re like ONS said; people wandering about a car park aimlessly because they’ve been told to go there by JCP. Then they knock them off the claimant count and they’re not unemployed any more. That along with these so called charity shops that have tons of assistants that have suddenly appeared out of nowhere. You never hear the ordinary muppet in the street questioning these lies and these faked figures. They just read it and say ‘That’s great! The country’s doing really well now!’

            It makes me bloody mad that people can be so stupid and easily duped. You’re right that it’s a conspiracy to promote good news to try to make out everything’s great. Meanwhile back in the real world all i see and hear is things getting worse for real people as opposed to these thousands of people that they manage to manipulate around on paper in order to make their figures look good.

            • The average intelligence of the general public is quite low when it comes to wisdom and discernment like sifting government propaganda and looking for the truth or concentrating on serious social issues. Apparently 18,000 people have signed a petition because of the BBC losing a crappy cooking programme to Channel 4 but you try getting 18,000 people to sign a petition to stop the government killing the sick and disabled and they could not care less.

            • These are some of the fuckers still involved in ‘work experience’:

              Co-op
              British Heart Foundation (BHF)
              Poundland
              BT
              DWP
              Shelter
              Barnardos
              Boots
              Coyle Personnel

    • ………….it was only a year ago that BOE boss Mark Carnage, promised that interest rates would rise as unemployment levels came to a respectable level.
      The Office for National Statistics and the forecasters are but a joke sideline of the corrupt government, twisting figures to suit themselves, the media spinning the shit.

      The only statistics to watch are the poverty levels, the repossessions and the body count, carefully distorted by the BBC and SKY to appear insignificant.

  68. ………..AND NEVER FORGET WHAT THE DWP REPORT INTO MICHAEL O’SULLIVANS DEATH SAID;

    “FIT FOR WORK”

    https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/publications/michael-osullivan/.

    PART 31.

    A decision that a claimant does not have Limited Capability for work, or Limited Capability for Work Related Activity, is colloquially referred to as a decision that the claimant is “FIT FOR WORK”. However, what this actually means is that the claimant does not meet the functional descriptors set out in the ESA Regulations for LCA or LCWRA.

    “IT DOES NOT REPRESENT A FINDING ON WHETHER OR NOT THE CLAIMANT IS EMPLOYABLE OR WHETHER THE CLAIMANT WILL BE ABLE TO FIND WORK”

    ……………START WORRYING DWP, THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM, CAN ONLY COVER FOR THE MOUNTING STENCH OF DEATH FOR SO LONG………….

    ……………but the Judiciary are always available to pervert the course of justice……

    .

  69. “UNIVERSAL CREDIT, THE DWP’S FLAGSHIP WELFARE REFORM”

    ……………….ARRANGING DECKCHAIRS ON THE DECK OF THE TITANIC..

    THE EXEC in charge of pushing through the Government’s chaotic Universal
    Credit benefit programme has been signed off sick.

    Howard Shiplee, the former construction director for the Olympics, has been
    away from work at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) since before
    Christmas, it has emerged.

    The news comes almost a year after Terry Moran, a former exec in charge of the
    programme, retired after spending months on sick leave.

    Another involved in trying to overhaul the scheme, Philip Langsdale, died in
    January last year after just four months as chief information officer at the
    DWP.

    Earlier this afternoon, Work and Pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith boasted
    that Mr Shiplee was an example of how DWP had the “right people” running the
    project.

    ………………………….THE LOTTERY OF DEATH

  70. A DWP spokesperson said: “Howard Shiplee has been unwell, but is recovering
    and will be back to work as soon as he is better. He continues to be closely
    involved with the ongoing work on Universal Credit.”

    ………..and Lord Lucan is made of cheese

  71. “RICHARD MONTONI, MAXIMUS PARASITE, HAILS THE END OF DISABILITY AS WE KNOW IT”…………………..

    BOGUS MEDICAL REPORTS A PANACEA

    15th September 2016 http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/

    “Very disturbing” new government figures show a steep fall in the proportion of disabled people being found eligible for out-of-work disability benefits.

    Disabled campaigners fear the figures show the government is cutting spending on disability benefits “below the radar”, after being forced to abandon its attempts to reduce expenditure on personal independence payment (PIP) in April.

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics, released this week, show the proportion of disabled people applying for employment and support allowance (ESA) who were placed in the support group – for those with the highest barriers to work – plunged by 42 per cent in just three months.

    For assessments completed during November 2015, 57 per cent of claimants were placed in the support group; but by February 2016 that had dropped by 24 percentage points to just 33 per cent.

    During the same period, the proportion of applicants found “fit for work” – and therefore ineligible for ESA – rose from 35 to 49 per cent, while those placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG) increased from 8 to 17 per cent.

    Fresh cuts to disability benefits spending will see a loss of nearly £30 a week for new ESA claimants placed in the WRAG from April 2017.

    Disabled researcher and campaigner Catherine Hale, who wrote a well-received review in 2014 on the failure of the ESA system to increase the number of disabled people in paid work, said the new figures showed “a very worrying trend” which “suggests that the policy of cutting spending on disability benefits is continuing below the radar”.

    She said the “sharp drop” in support group awards, combined with the planned WRAG cuts, “will see big reductions in ESA spending, especially from 2017”.

    Hale said: “It seems that the government realised that it had exhausted public support for impoverishing disabled people when it lost the moral high ground in the PIP fiasco.

    “But it seems to be continuing its austerity agenda via the back door, through unofficial targets.”

    She added: “If the back to work programmes for the WRAG really were about removing barriers to the labour market and increasing employment prospects, disabled people wouldn’t fear it.

    http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2016/09/15/esa-figures-show-very-disturbing-drop-in-number-placed-in-support-group/

    ………………….BURYING THE DEAD, DWP’s FAVOURITE PASTIME

  72. “DWP PLANS TO SCRAP REGULATION 35”

    REGULATION 35

    Certain claimants to be treated as havi
    ng limited capability for work-related activity
    35.
    —(1) A claimant is to be treated as having lim
    ited capability for work-related activity if—
    (a)
    the claimant is terminally ill;
    (b)
    the claimant is—
    (i)
    receiving treatment by way of intravenous, intraperitoneal or intrathecal
    chemotherapy; or
    (ii)
    recovering from that treatment and the Secretary of State is satisfied that the claimant
    should be treated as having limited capability for work-related activity; or
    (c)
    in the case of a woman, she is pregnant and there is a serious risk of damage to her health
    or to the health of her unborn child if she does not refrain from work-related activity.
    (2)
    A claimant who does not have limited capabilit
    y for work-related activity as determined in
    accordance with regulation 34(1) is to be treated as having limited capability for work-related
    activity if—
    (a)
    the claimant suffers from some specific di
    sease or bodily or mental disablement; and
    (b)
    by reasons of such disease or disablement, there w
    ould be a substantial risk to the mental
    or physical health of any person if the claimant were found not to have limited capability
    for work-related activity.

    The number of claimants placed in the ESA support group because of regulation 35 has seen a fall from 9,500, for claims that started in April 2015, to just 3,000 for claims that began in December 2015.

  73. DWP slashes funding for disability supported housing and homeless hostels

    The Government has announced an “unexpected” cut to funding for disability supported housing and homeless accommodation – arguing that the services need to make “efficiency savings”.

    The supported accommodation services and others like them are mostly funded by housing benefit payments, administered through the welfare system.

    Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green confirmed on Thursday that the DWP would cut the rent that supported housing providers – mostly charities – can claim back from the benefits system.

    The changes, which will see an annual, rolling 1 per cent reduction in the rent payments for three years, will cost providers millions, with budgets already under pressure from years of sharp cuts to local councils.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-disability-cuts-supported-housing-mencap-womens-refuges-homeless-hostels-a7309466.html

  74. Two Apparent Irregularities Involving UNUM, ATOS, And DWP
    News Add comments
    Sep 152016

    Many thanks to George Berger @Georgeberger

    Debbie Jolly, Jonathan Rutherford, and Mo Stewart have discussed the influence of UNUM on the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) [1]. Here I study relations of UNUM to DWP and ATOS that implicate Professor Sir Mansel Aylward and a UNUM employee in apparent irregularities [2].

    I begin with some history. Sir Mansel and others worked on the All Work Test (AWT) for a new Incapacity Benefit (IB) from 1993 to 1995. It was the first ‘functional capacity evaluation’ tool to use descriptors to assess ‘capacity for work,’ what one can do. The Social Security (Incapacity For Work) Act of 1994 placed them in a new regime intended to make access to disability benefits more difficult. The Act came into force in 1995 [3]

    http://dpac.uk.net/2016/09/two-apparent-irregularities-involving-unum-atos-and-dwp/#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/

  75. “HUMAN RIGHTS EQUALITY HELPLINE CONTRACT HANDED TO CORRUPT G4S GOONS”

    ………..no fucking wonder UK human rights abuses are hidden from view

    A minister is facing accusations that she misled the House of Lords over the government’s “devastating” decision to allow a security firm with “an appalling history of abuse and mismanagement” to run the national equality advice helpline.

    The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) was set up in October 2012 to replace the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) own helpline, and the government has now handed the contract to G4S.

    But a report by the House of Lords Equality Act 2010 and disability committee in March concluded that EASS – currently run by the outsourcing giant Sitel – should be returned to the EHRC, “either in-house or as the contract managers for a tendered-out service”, a conclusion that was strongly supported by the EHRC.

    http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2016/09/15/minister-misled-peers-over-ehrcs-request-to-run-equality-helpline/

    Despite that support, the government’s response to the report claimed the EHRC “did not express an interest” in taking the service in-house.

    • A petition calling on the government to reverse its decision to hand the service to G4S and allow EHRC to run it instead has so far attracted more than 60,000 signatures.

      And more than 40 disability, equality and human rights organisations – including Inclusion London, Equal Lives, Liberty and Sisters of Frida – have written to the parliamentary chairs of the joint committee on human rights and the Commons women and equalities committee to express their “profound concern” at the award of the contract to G4S, which they said had “earned a reputation for serious, systemic mismanagement and discrimination”.

  76. FoI reveals EHRC chair’s ‘conflict of interest’ over welfare reform inquiry

    The equality watchdog’s new chair, who is set to lead an investigation into whether Tory welfare reforms breached disabled people’s human rights, worked for the government on key contracts at the heart of those reforms, Disability News Service can reveal.

    David Isaac was appointed by the government to chair the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) earlier this year, despite concerns raised by two parliamentary committees over “serious potential conflict of interest” caused by his work as a partner of law firm Pinsent Masons.

    He specialises at Pinsent Masons in providing advice on “major public and private sector UK and global commercial and outsourcing projects”, and his own profile on the firm’s website previously stated that he “leads teams of lawyers on major projects” for, among others, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), although the reference to DWP has since been removed.

    But his appointment as EHRC’s new chair came as the watchdog announced that it was to investigate the human rights implications of DWP’s welfare reforms on disabled people.

    …………..the DWP, AS BENT AS A NINE BOB NOTE……….

    • “DWP TRY TO SWEEP DEATHS UNDER THE CARPET BY ENGAGING PROMINENT LORDS WELFARE SUPPORTER TO COLLATE INFORMATION TO EHRC”

      There are also existing concerns over the voting record of Lord [Chris] Holmes, the watchdog’s disability commissioner and a Conservative peer, who voted in the House of Lords in favour of the government’s welfare reforms and cuts and will also play a leading role in the EHRC’s investigation.

      CHOOSING THE RIGHT STOOGES TO BURY THE DEAD

  77. “OPERATION CHAOS”

    The ongoing saga of the move from the working age disability living allowance to Personal Independence Payments has once more shown the DWP’s incompetence. In August 40,000 letters were sent out to benefit claimants informing them their DLA would be cancelled and they had 28 days to apply for PIP. Then the computers crashed.

    On the 28th of July the systems crashed for 5 hours. Claimants were unable to contact anyone and handlers could receive no calls. Less than a fortnight later, on the 9th of August, the system crashed again, leaving another four hours where desperate claimants couldn’t contact anyone. The system involved was CAMlite, which has previously made headlines for the Universal Credit failures.

    A Serco whistleblower, speaking to the Disability News Network, has described just some of the appalling problems. The phone lines were constantly busy. At times there were upwards of 300 people in the queue, even at quiet times there were still 100s. Wait times often stretched past 20 minutes. User satisfaction was around 20% lower than for other claimants.

    The whistleblower seemed dismayed with the system, outsourced to computer giant Hewlett Packard. They pointed to repeated technical faults leaving people unable to process any claims for several hours. This happened at least once a month, requiring staff to ask claimants, who had limited time and resources, to call back later.

    If a claimant fails to lodge a new claim within a 28 day period then their claim will be terminated. This necessitates a significant amount of time and money being wasted re-assessing and reinstating the claim, not to mention the cost to personal wellbeing.

    Termination of claims can also cause other issues. A large number of DLA and PIP claimants undertake courses at colleges, these are funded due to their status. Without that benefit claim the students may find themselves suddenly liable for up to £2000 in fees. This can be hugely disruptive and very costly.

    There have also been concerns, going back over several years, that the DWP’s letters do not make it clear how these cancellations work. This lack of clarity has led to several claimants failing to meet deadlines and being sanctioned.

    • https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/waiting_times_and_hung_up_calls#incoming-868087

      Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

      I would like to know, for the last 12 months the average waiting time callers have been on hold whilst attempting to speak to someone at the PIP helpline.

      I would also like to know, again for the same period, the number of callers who hang up before their call is answered.

      I would also like to know the number of operatives on duty answering the phones for these calls.

      This is because, I routinely wait well over 30 minute for my call to be answered.

      Yours faithfully,

      Barry Rennie, Bath

  78. “HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS BRED IN A FIVE MINUTE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT TO STEAL BENEFITS”

    The document has been produced as part of a training programme for approved Healthcare
    Professionals (HCPs) to carry out WCA’s. All HCPs undertaking these assessments must be
    registered medical or nursing practitioners who in addition, have undergone training in disability
    assessment medicine and more specific training. The training includes theory training in a
    classroom setting, supervised practical training, and a demonstration of understanding as
    assessed by quality audit.

    ……………….I THINK IF I WAS A HCP I WOULD BE TRAINING ON HOW TO RETAIN MY POSSESSIONS WHEN LITIGATION STARTS…….

    THE DWP HAVE DUMPED YOU ALREADY……..

  79. “ATOS DEATHS”

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Under the Freedom Of Information act I would like to request the number of recorded deaths of the UK population judged to be fit for work following assessments by ATOS/WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS.

    This should include all deaths including “Suicides.”

    Please also provide details of ongoing legal investigations into the deaths of the UK population judged to be fit for work following assessments by ATOS/WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS.

    Yours faithfully,

    A. Clerk

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/atos_deaths_6#incoming-863572

    P.S. WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE INFORMATION ON 7 DWP RELATED SUICIDES THAT THEY ARE FRIGHTENED TO RELEASE……

    WILL ANYONE PUT UP LORD DAVID FREUDS BAIL MONEY?

    PERHAPS UNUM WILL OBLIGE…..

  80. Tories forced to do a ‘U-turn’ after continued pressure from Charities and Labour MP’s. (Re exemptions to the Housing Benefit Cap)
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/15/housing-benefit-cap-exemptions-hostels-supported-housing-uk-government

  81. Remember this dickhead! Justin Tomlinson – he used to be Cameron’s ‘Minister for the Disabled’! One law for ‘them’ and another law for ‘us’!
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/isnt-mp-facing-criminal-investigation-8848798

  82. Some people in Britain are doing ever so well – thank you very much!
    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/15/british-firms-paid-out-record-44bn-bonuses-last-year

  83. Corporate excess may become a thing of the past – Ha! That’s a sick joke!
    Look who is suggesting the clampdown – Theresa May.
    The cows have been left out to gorge themselves on the spring grass!
    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/15/select-committee-to-launch-inquiry-into-corporate-excess

  84. Sanctioned by the Samaritans. for being honest.

    “I was sent for a CWP placement interview at a Samaritans charity shop. Due to my health issues, the store manager decided that I wasn’t suitable. On returning to Interserve I was removed from the CWP program and ended up with a four-week sanction”.

    So a claimant who replies honestly about a health condition is alleged to be ‘negative’? Given that the upcoming Work & Health Programme targets claimants with disabilities and long-term health issues, we’ll greet this with a shudder and then get very, very angry.

    http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=6781

  85. ‘Old’ news now, but these 534 bastards should not be forgiven or forgotten about for what they took part in! Look out for more possible shameful behaviour by these ‘Charities’, ‘Companies’ etc when the new ‘Work & Health Programme’ starts (eventually!). They will be after more money and more plaudits no doubt from the Tories and the DWP also.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefits-department-for-work-and-pensions-mandatory-work-activity-government-major-companies-free-a7163646.html

  86. ……….EVER WONDERED WHY BBC QUESTION TIME IS BIASED?”

    I was proud to wear uniform of Bullingdon Club, admits David Dimbleby
    Being a former member of the Bullingdon Club is nothing to be ashamed of, David Dimbleby, the BBC broadcaster, has insisted. However, he claims that the exploits of his day did not resemble the “disgusting, disgraceful” behaviour of Boris Johnson.

    The veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby, pictured here as a student at Oxford, chose Havana cigars as his luxury item on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs.
    The veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby, pictured here as a student at Oxford, chose Havana cigars as his luxury item on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs.

    Dimbleby, who graduated with a third class degree from Christ Church, Oxford, said he had “loved” being elected to the club and was “really proud” of his uniform.

    Insisting his cohort “never broke windows or got wildly drink”, he dismissed opinions claiming that he ought to be ashamed of his membership. The Bullingdon Club, a select society of Oxford students, is known for the riotous exploits of its members at its dinner parties. Its alumni include members of the Cabinet including the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, as well as Mr Johnson, the Mayor of London.

    Speaking to the Radio Times, Dimbleby disassociated himself with the politicians’ well-publicised youthful exploits, but added: “I loved being elected to the Bullingdon Club and I’m very proud of the uniform that I can still get into.”

    “We never broke windows or got wildly drunk. It was a completely different organisation from what it clearly became when Boris Johnson, David Cameron and George Osborne joined, who seem to be ashamed of it, pulling their photographs and so on. But we never did these disgusting, disgraceful things that Boris did.”

    Earlier this year, Mr Johnson confessed that he looked back on his Bullingdon days with a sense of “deep, deep self-loathing”, despite keeping up the tradition of still greeting members with a cry of “Buller Buller Buller”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/10083081/I-was-proud-to-wear-uniform-of-Bullingdon-Club-admits-David-Dimbleby.html

  87. “DWP TELLS CLAIMANT THAT HIS PIP APPEAL HAS FAILED, EVEN BEFORE HE KNEW OF INITIAL DECISION”

    ……….CORRUPTION AS LEAKS OF PREDETERMINED OUTCOMES EMERGE….

    DWP to disabled man: We’re sticking with the Mandatory Reconsideration we did without you. No PIP for you

    http://www.katebelgrave.com/2016/08/dwp-to-disabled-man-were-sticking-with-the-mandatory-reconsideration-we-did-without-you-no-pip-for-you/

  88. Samuel Miller on September 1, 2016 at 04:24 said:

    A human rights lawsuit should be filed against the DWP in conjunction with a UN CRPD “grave and systematic” violations finding.

  89. “UK GOVERNMENT FIDDLES DATA ON PACE TRIALS ON CFS/ME IN AN EFFORT TO REDEFINE WELFARE CHANGES”

    ……………..CHEATING THE SYSTEM TO JUSTIFY CUTS

    https://peterkempblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/pace-trial-participants-were-they-exploited/

    CHRONIC FATIGUE MAY BE REVERSED WITH EXERCISE

    ………………..FAKING MEDICAL REPORTS AND NOW FAKING PATIENT MEDICAL TRIALS AND YET THE GMC SIT BACK AND SAY NOTHING?

    • jimells says:
      September 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      The PACE researchers and their supporting institutions have committed a massive fraud that has directly harmed many patients. I am confident that proper examination of the raw data will reveal the extent to which patients were harmed by their “treatments”, and this is why they have spent 250,000 pounds to hide the data.

      It will take a class-action lawsuit to correct the injustice. I very much look forward to watching White and pals squirm under the heat of a vigorous cross examination.

      • Conclusion

        The media reports about the PACE Trial are false and misleading. There is no evidence that anyone involved in the PACE Trial or their institutions have taken action to correct this wholesale misrepresentation of their research.

        It appears that PACE Trial participants have been exploited by being involved without their knowledge or consent in misleading the media, medical professions and the public. The PACE Trial publicity has concealed from patients, professionals and the public, the ‘clinically important’ outcome of the research which ‘Positive Outcome’ and ‘Recovery’ were specifically designed to provide. Given the evidence that ‘Normal Range’ is clinically meaningless and that its contrivance has made the PACE Trial an example of ‘How Not to do Research’, the glaring contradictions of the PACE authors’ explanations, and the lottery-winning coincidence that ‘Normal Range’ just happened to fall in the exact spot to create the appearance of a treatment effect – the whole project looks like a huge waste of time and money. But worst of all, it appears to have betrayed the trust of participants.

        Peter Kemp MA
        Sept 2016

    • ……….AN £8,000,000 BUNG FROM THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY TO THE DWP TO FALSIFY MEDICAL TRIALS”

      “WORK IS GOOD FOR YOU, BUT IT’S FAR MORE REWARDING TO THOSE WHO PULL OUR GOVERNMENT STRINGS IN THE COURSE OF DISABILITY DENIAL PAYMENTS”

      n contrast, the British mental health experts have focused on non-pharmacological rehabilitative therapies, aimed at improving patients’ physical capacities and altering their perceptions of their condition through behavioral and psychological approaches. The PACE trial was designed to be a definitive test of two such treatments they had pioneered to help patients recover and get back to work. British government agencies, eager to stem health and disability costs related to the illness, had committed five million pounds—close to $8,000,000 at current exchange rates–to support the research.

      *During the study, the PACE team published a “participants newsletter” that included glowing testimonials from earlier trial subjects about how the “therapy” and “treatment” had improved their lives. An article in the same newsletter also reported that the U.K. government’s newly released clinical guidelines for the illness recommended the two rehabilitative treatments under investigation, cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy, “based on the best available evidence.” (The article didn’t mention that a key PACE investigator also served on the U.K. government committee that endorsed the two PACE therapies.) The testimonials and the statements promoting the two therapies could have biased the responses of the 200 or so remaining participants, about a third of the total study sample.

      ………………..THE UK GOVERNMENT, AS BENT AS THEY COME…….

      http://www.meassociation.org.uk/2015/10/trial-by-error-the-troubling-case-of-the-pace-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-study-investigation-by-david-tuller-21-october-2015/

      • “SICK ENOUGH TO ENTER A GOVERNMENT PACE TRIAL, BUT ALREADY FIT BY THE TIME THEY COLLATED THE INFORMATION”

        Among the findings:

        *The trial included a bizarre paradox: Participants’ baseline scores for physical function and fatigue could qualify them simultaneously as sick enough to get into the trial but already “recovered” on those indicators–even before any treatment. In other words, the thresholds for being “recovered” demonstrated worse health than the scores required in the first place to demonstrate the severe disability needed to enter the trial. This anomaly meant that some participants could get worse on physical function and fatigue during the trial and still be included in the results as being “recovered.” Data obtained by a patient through a freedom-of-information request indicated that 13 percent of the participants were already “recovered” for physical function or fatigue, or both, when they joined the study—a fact not mentioned in any of the published papers. (In the 2011 Lancet paper, participants who met these unusual thresholds were referred to not as having “recovered” but as being “within normal range.” In the 2013 Psychological Medicine paper, the same thresholds were re-purposed as indicators of “recovery.”)

        …………….IS THERE ANY WONDER PEOPLE ARE DYING?

      • Yes Geoff, the underground conversations are pointing the finger at Scientology and their “Dianetics” with the role of an “Audit” doing what is known as “Clearing”.
        It takes 30 days to become an “Audit” bypassing 6 years of training to become a qualified therapist.
        Be very aware of the brand new shiny “therapist” being installed in JCP.
        Scientology believes illness and disability are psychosomatic, and all you need is a little bit of “Dianetics” to cure you.
        Its not just Hollywood dumb-fucks that are converted, its here!! and its very real.
        Major money is made from this, running into billions.
        Plus it fucks your mind up, win-win all round for the “Boss”.
        Next thing will be the Billy Graham lot, with the “laying on of hands”.
        I an`t joking.
        Calling all the Reiki therapists, the DWP needs you.!!!!!!!!!
        And bring ya crystals to fix those disabled Chakras.

  90. Killing of disabled girl “wholly inappropriate” and “extremely troubling” says Autism group

    The euthanasia of Nancy Fitzmaurice, a severely disabled child who was not dying, has made international waves with disability advocates especially outraged. Nancy’s mother had requested that her daughter be killed and was granted approval by the British legal system. While the 12-year-old Nancy had significant disabilities, she was able to breathe on her own and did not require life support.

    Image result for Killing of disabled girl “wholly inappropriate” and “extremely troubling” says Autism group

    Following the starving of Nancy through the withholding of fluids, the Autism Self Advocacy Network [ASAN] has released a statement slamming this decision, calling it “troubling” and “concerning”.

    They said that:

    The decision constitutes an extremely troubling legal precedent, representing the first time the British legal system has allowed a child breathing on her own, not on life support and not diagnosed with any terminal illness, to be killed by the medical system.

    Euthanasia of people with disabilities is an extremely dangerous and wholly inappropriate solution to inadequate pain management. In cases where painkillers are insufficient, a number of alternatives for pain management exist. A policy of euthanasia targets vulnerable people, particularly when it is applied to children. People with disabilities who experience chronic pain should have same access as others to life-sustaining medical treatment.

    http://dailyrecords.us/killing-of-disabled-girl-wholly-inappropriate-and-extremely-troubling-says-autism-group/

  91. “BILL GUNNYEON, EX DWP CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER WHO JUMPED SHIP TO MAXIMUS, FINDS INFLUENTIAL POSITION AT N.I.C.E. AND DWP STAKEHOLDERS IOSH”

    Dr Bill Gunnyeon CBE, IOSH Chair of Board of Trustees

    Dr Bill GunnyeonDr Bill Gunnyeon CBE was appointed Chief Medical Adviser, Director for Health and Wellbeing and Chief Scientist at the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions in 2005, leading the health and work agenda within government for nearly a decade.

    During his time at DWP he developed a deep understanding of health and safety regulation from six years as director level sponsor of the Health and Safety Executive, overseeing the Government response to the Löfstedt review of health and safety legislation and playing a key role in the development of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

    Dr Gunnyeon was confirmed as IOSH Chair of Board of Trustees at a meeting of the chartered body’s governing council in February 2016.

    In the role, he will be instrumental in shaping the future of the safety and health profession, working with IOSH members to deliver a new strategy for the leading professional body.

    ……………..AND HE WORKS FOR MAXIMUS?

    https://www.iosh.co.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/Our-leaders.aspx

    • Geoff – What the fuck!
      This wholesale chameleon, Bill Gunnyeon seems to be able, (with very little effort) to position himself to be able to enter more and more prestigious (and probably more lucrative!) positions. What the hell is going on here I have to ask myself. This man seems to have so much control nowadays that he seems to be almost invincible.
      The first thing that comes to mind is – does he have very good friends in high places – (for a start at least!) probably so.
      Is he able to deflect any ‘criticism’ of him by some form of ‘fleet of hand’, or indeed ‘fleet of mouth!
      There is, no doubt something very wrong which is going with this particular individual.
      And of course, and as always and for ever, our MEDIA could possibly look into and perhaps expose what is going on with him.
      As usual, (as regards the more right-wing press) they probably do not want to look into what is going on, or even that they may have been paid off to turn a ‘blind eye’. After all nowadays, our British Political and also our Judicial system seems to be corrupt and totally rotten to the very core.
      The ‘high-ups’ can get away with almost everything.
      As for the rest of us – THEY expect always that there will be NO opposition from the ‘little man’.
      I am just surprised that Gunnyeon is not yet a High Court Judge in the Old Bailey – (well, with the way that this cunt is going, then that may well be just around the corner as well)!

  92. Channel 4 Dispatches 7.25pm on Monday 19 September. exposé set to air on Monday sees reporter Gesh Mohammed spend six months working undercover with Momentum, the grassroots movement that supports Corbyn.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/momentum-dispatches-channel-4_uk_57dd4d22e4b0d584f7f148cc

  93. From ‘The Sunday Times’ on the front page:
    “Scandal as war hero’s charity millions vanish”
    Treasury gave away funds “without checking”
    “Senior figures in the armed forces, charity workers and the medical profession are calling for an inquiry into a fund set up by George Osborne to help war veterans”.
    The paper claims that millions of public money from the LIBOR fund has disappeared into Charities also have ‘vanished’ or ‘simply not been delivered’.
    CHARITIES – who would have them! – these despicable cunts who ‘register’ with the ‘Charity Commission’ and because of their Charitable status, hence pay no tax whatsoever and also ‘use’ workfare fodder because they do not have to pay anything to them at all!
    If they have a ‘shop’ they pay no business rates either. Who benefits from all of this crap – well I never – look to the CEO’s!
    I say “Fuck off to all of you Charities” – you are the shit of our society that are even lower than the scum that is “The Sun” newspaper.

  94. “INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH”

    ………A registered charity?

    Don’t be fooled by the connotations of it’s title that this is an organisation that supports health and safety at work……….

    It is a lobbying group that poses itself as a stakeholder in matters of welfare reform but is a front for the PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY to pursue it’s own ends, namely the destruction of the welfare state.

    BILL GUNNYEON, ex DWP Chief Medical Officer, sits at it’s helm, not a bad position for someone who was one of the highest paid civil servants that mutinied and crossed over to work for MAXIMUS (The renown disability killer that took over from ATOS)

    If yo follow Gunnyeon’s career carefully you will be aware that he fronted several seminars of the British Insurance Industry and was a more than keen advocate of DAME CAROL BLACK and LORD DAVID FREUD’ S attacks on the most poor and vulnerable……..

    Even Gunnyeon’s previous positions at CAPITA and the FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE (The faculty that issued certification to healthcare HCP’s to examine the mentally and physically disabled at work capability assessments).

    Bells should be ringing but the DWP keeps pretending that no deaths have occurred due to their draconian policies.

    GUNNYEON is the mouthpiece for the Insurance industry that is trying to decimate our welfare system.
    He was under investigation when he flipped from the DWP and crossed to MAXIMUS just at the time that MAXIMUS had been awarded the mega bucks contract to steal disability benefits.

    The DWP are about as low as anyone could get and Gunnyeon is it’s star pupil……………

    Ask yourselves who are the stakeholders that the DWP don’t want you to know about?

    THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND THUGS LIKE GUNNYEON ARE THE ROOT OF ALL THE WEFARE MORTALITY STATISTICS THAT THE DWP ARE FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL TO HIDE……….

    https://bhwa.org.uk/news/dr-bill-gunnyeon-cbe-appointed-iosh-chair-board-trustees

    • “WHY IS THE BBC REGISTERED AS A DUTCH SHELL COMPANY?”

      Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

      In the BBC Charter review there was reference to the opaqueness of BBC Worldwide accounts.

      Having studied their recent accounts I can find no reference to their ownership of
      BBC Worldwide Holdings B. V which I’m led to believe is a dutch shell company.

      Could you tell me if:

      a) This account exists
      b) What is it used for.
      c) Why doesn’t it appear on BBC Worldwide list of companies.

      Yours faithfully,

      A. Clerk

      https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bbc_worldwide_holdings#incoming-866795

      • “WHERE DOES THE BBC DERIVE IT’S INCOME?”

        ……………IF NOT A PUBLIC OWNED CORPORATION?

        Michael Williams 15 September 2016
        Delivered

        Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

        Please could you put in context the percentage of revenue which comes from the license fee paid by householders and businesses.

        This is to understand whether the BBC should be considered to be publicaly funded.

        Please summarise other key sources of income, from the UK and abroad which fund the BBC’s services.

        Yours faithfully,

        Michael Williams

        https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/licence_fee_as_a_percentage_of_t#incoming-868228

  95. ………..HILARY BENN SENDS A LETTER OF CONDOLENCE”

    …………….62 Allied soldiers killed by the American dream machine that can deliver laser guided precision bombs accurate to within a few inches

    and/or

    The act of a lunatic pissed with power losing control of his new toy?

    One thing is for certain is the old adage that when the yanks bomb, everybody ducks, is still as prominent today.

    But i wonder if the UK ambassador for murdering foreigners on far away fields in events that we should never be involved, will be penning letters of apology on behalf of our very close friends over the pond?

    Michael Fallon’s private war reached new heights as the will of our populate was totally ignored in favour of pursuing the Israeli agenda against their known enemies, the Syrians……………

    Try making a speech for those who fell because of your support for blinkered policies you ignorant cunt!

    …………but business as usual as the UK government ignore our illegal sales of weapons and ammunition to the arab’s that are used in ethnic cleansing of Yemen.

    Wouldn’t want to tip the overseas trade statistics would we Mrs May ?

  96. The Tory Grim Reaper pledges £1.1Bn of UK money to a Global Aid Fund.
    They have always got to look good to other Countries – whilst at home, their cruel austerity and ‘welfare reforms’ are killing claimants. It really sucks doesn’t it!
    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/sep/18/priti-patel-justin-trudeau-uk-11bn-global-fund-aids-tb-malaria

  97. “HOW THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURER, THE HEAVILY FINED AMERICAN GIANT, UNUM, INFLUENCED OUR WELFARE REFORMS”

    GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended) left an annotation (26 January 2013)

    Extracts from the Report of the Physical Function and Mental Health Technical Working Groups.
    Commissioned by DWP sept 2006.

    There is still work to be done,to test the proposed new assignment in a live environment. This will be done by asking ATOS MEDICAL SERVICES DOCTORS to complete a PCA on incapacity benefit claimants.

    Among the experts cited at being present at the meeting;

    Sue Godby-UNUM PROVIDENT
    Dr Angela Graham-ATOS ORIGIN
    Dr Paul Stidolph-DWP
    Ann Spaight-Chair of DISABILITY ALLOWANCE ADVISORY BOARD
    Dr Peter Dewis-UNUM PROVIDENT

    ………………….THE SAME COMPANY, UNUM, WERE FINED RECORD SUMS FOR CONSTRUCTING FAKE MEDICAL REPORTS TO ESTABLISH DISABILITY DENIAL IN THE USA…………..

    THEN THE DWP, LED BY THE SHITHEADS, GUNNYEON AND FREUD, INVITED THEM TO SHAFT US…

  98. “BLATANT LIES FROM THE DWP”

    Our Reference: FOI 4266-5116

    24 January 2013

    Dear Mr Reynolds
    Freedom of Information Act – Request for Information

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 24/12/2012.

    You asked:
    1. Have executives of U N U M corporation sat on mental or physical, technical working
    groups on behalf of any British government?
    2. Have executives or staff, from either U N U M, or A T O S, acted in steering any
    favourable decisions for contracts for themselves?
    3. Have A T O S, who funded the Biopsychosocial Research department at Cardiff
    University, now distanced themselves from this department?
    4. Does the department above, still do classes and accreditation for A T O S HCP
    personnel?
    5. Could this cosy relationship be defined as a “Conflict of interest” that is clearly apparent,
    blatant and reprehensible, given the magnitude of the effects of their policies inflicted on
    the disabled?

    In reply to Qs 1, 2, 3 & 4 DWP does not hold any information on these subjects, as they are not
    connected to the DWP Medical Services Contract.

    In response to Q 5 the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act is about the supply of recorded
    information held by the Department rather than explaining things or confirming whether your
    assumptions are correct or not, therefore this question is not, under FoI a valid request.

    Yours sincerely

    DWP Business Management Team
    Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)

  99. “LORD KIRKWOOD, INSTIGATOR OF BENEFIT CLAIMANT DEATHS AND A FUNNEL FOR UNUM TO INFILTRATE THE WELFARE SYSTEM2

    Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope

    A previous Chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Work and Pensions, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, is listed in the House of Lords Register of Interests (Session 2006-2007) as the Chairman of the Unum Customer Advisory Panel for which he received payment from Unum and additional payments for other work for Unum.

    ARCHIBALD JOHNSTONE KIRKWOOD, THE STENCH OF DEATH IS ON YOUR COAT TAILS…….

  100. “CHRIS GRAYLING AND HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE DISGRACED INSURANCE COMPANY UNUM”

    Chris Grayling: The work capability assessment was developed in 2008 with the assistance of technical working groups. As you may be aware, the Government consult widely with stakeholders and sources of public and private sector expertise, to ensure that its policies are evidence-based. Two Unum employees, a doctor and an occupational therapist, were invited to join the technical working group that carried out the review of the personal capability assessment. As with all members of the technical working group they were appointed as recognised experts in benefit assessment and in supporting return to work for people with disability.

    I can confirm that since the initial review of the personal capability assessment as part of the technical working groups, that representatives of the company, Unum, have not been involved in either the administration or review of the work capability assessment.

    The Department of Work and Pension has also not engaged with Unum in the design or administration of the appeals process.

    …………..AND UNUM ENGAGED WITH THE DWP IN THE DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE APPEALS PROCESS?

    A PRIVATE HEALTH INSURER CONSTRUCTING WELFARE APPEALS POLICY?

  101. “ALL IN IT TOGETHER”

    Geoffrey

    .. Dig deep into the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (registered as an independent charity) and you will find that they too are a member of the same Atos family along with their partner the Royal College of Physicians of which the FOM is a faculty member of, and living rent free in the same accommodation.. By both groups distancing themselves and pertaining to be a different organisation from Atos/Unum they can gain additional seats on government advisory panels, give support to policies, and be additionally consulted on new legislation to give strength to the intended changes., all whilst being part of that same group.

    In 2009 the FOM held their 30th Anniversary celebration at the House of Lords supported by their sponsors Serco and Atos Healthcare..

    Occupational health services serving more than 1,000,000 Government and private employees had achieved SEQOHS accreditation by October 2012. this is managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) on behalf of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM). Staff working for some of the country’s biggest employers are receiving occupational health advice and support from accredited services; this includes 1,000,000 staff looked after by ATOS healthcare. A hint came from Cameron when he said “We are all in it together.”.

    A FEW THOUSAND DEATHS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

  102. “LORD DAVID FREUD AND UNUM”

    The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) on how many occasions they have met officials from UNUM Provident; (b) on how many occasions officials from UNUM Provident have been members of advisory committees or working groups of the Department for Work and Pensions or the Department of Health, and (c) which other insurance companies have been involved in similar activities.

    Hansard source
    (Citation: HL Deb, 16 November 2011, c158W)

    An extensive search of recent records within the department was carried out following receipt of your question, and details of meetings between department officials and representatives of UNUM Provident, details of membership of advisory committees or working groups, and details of similar activity with other insurance companies, are listed below. However, it should be noted that there are approximately 100,000 officials within the department and it would not be possible, except at disproportionate cost, to ask each of them whether they have engaged in any such discussions.

    (a) on 14 February 2011, UNUM Provident officials met with officials involved in the independent review of sickness absence in Great Britain to discuss a research paper. In February 2011, the Government commissioned the independent review to explore the current sickness absence system, and examine whether the costs associated with sickness absence are appropriately shared between the state, individuals and employers. The independent review is being jointly led by Dame Carol Black and David Frost CBE; andon 18 October 2010, a representative from UNUM Provident, who was part of a delegation from the UK Rehabilitation Council, met with the Minister for Welfare Reform and department officials.

    A full list of ministerial meetings with external organisations is available at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/ corporate-publications/ministers-meetings-overseas.shtml.

    The Minister for Welfare Reform has also attended a round table on 5 October 2010 at the Conservative Party Conference which was jointly hosted by Demos and UNUM.

    (b) two working groups were set up in 2006 to review the personal capability assessment for incapacity benefit. One of these groups reviewed the physical descriptors within the assessment, and of the seven meetings for which we have a record there were four meetings which the UNUM Provident representative definitely did not attend; the other looked at the descriptors which assessed mental function, and of the five meetings for which we have a record, the UNUM Provident representative was not recorded as being absent from any of them; and Jack McGarry, CEO of UNUM UK, was nominated to sit on the independent review of sickness absence in Great Britain expert panel by the insurance industry body.(c) As part of the evidence-gathering process for the independent review of sickness absence in Great Britain, department officials, as well as the independent reviewers, have met with or had contact with a number of insurers in the course of this work-the Association of British Insurers, Aviva, BUPA, Genworth Financial, Legal and General, SwissRe, and GRiD-Group Risk Development.

    Ministers and officials meet with representatives of the insurance industry on a regular basis to discuss issues arising from compulsory employer liability insurance.

    “MORE DAMNING EVIDENCE THAT FREUD AND BLACK COLLABORATED WITH THE INSURANCE GIANT, UNUM PROVIDENT TO REWRITE UK WELFARE POLICY”

  103. “THE REASON WHY THE UK GOVERNMENT FIDDLED THE OUTCOME OF PACE EXAMINATIONS WITH PATIENTS HAVING M.E.

    ……….because private health insurer, UNUM, was having to pay out claims.

    4. The incidence of ME/CFS is rising alarmingly. In order of insurance costs, one of the major medical insurance companies (UNUM Provident) reported in 1993 that ME/CFS came second in the list of the five most expensive chronic conditions, being three places above AIDS. In August 2004 the same company issued a Press Release reporting a 4,000% (four thousand) increase in claims for symptom-based syndromes, including ME/CFS. No other disease category surpassed these rates of increase. UNUM’s “CFS Management Plan” states: “UNUM stands to lose millions if we do not move quickly to address this increasing problem”. The latest estimate (January 2007) of the economic impact of ME/CFS in the US is between $22-$28.6 billion annually; in Japan it is $10 billion annually.

  104. “THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE, N.I.C.E., BEGINS MOVES TO ROB CLAIMANTS OF M.E. BY FALSIFYING AND RECLASSIFYING EFFECTS”

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    6. In defiance of the substantial biomedical evidence submitted to its Guideline Development Group (GDG), NICE is recommending an inappropriate and potentially dangerous behavioural modification regime as the only management strategy for those with ME/CFS.

    7. NICE’s recommended management regime is promoted by a group (mainly psychiatrists) who have undeclared but undeniable competing financial interests. Their influence has resulted in a biased and unrepresentative consideration of the international peer-reviewed evidence upon which NICE is relying to support its national Guideline that purports to be “evidence-based” when it is nothing of the sort.

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmhealth/503/503we79.htm

  105. “THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CARE AND HEALTH EXCELLENCE”

    ……WHAT A FUCKING JOKE

    EVERY TIME THEY KNOCK BACK A LIFESAVING DRUG THEY ARE DANCING TO THE TUNE OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY……….

    14. The advisors upon whom NICE relies have been shown to have undeclared vested interests: These psychiatrists and their adherents are heavily involved with the medical insurance industry, including UNUM Provident, Swiss Life, Canada Life, Norwich Union, Allied Dunbar, Sun Alliance, Skandia, Zurich Life and Permanent Insurance, as well as the re-insurers Swiss Re, at which Peter White is Chief Medical Officer. For the way in which these psychiatrists deal with ME/CFS claims, see http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/Notes_on_the_Insurance_issue_in_ME.htm. For an exposition of their commercial conflicts of interest in relation to the Department of Work and Pensions,

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmhealth/503/503we79.htm

    “THESE ARE PARLIAMENTARY RECORDS THAT ARE KEPT QUIET WHILST YOUR LOVED ONES ARE DENIED THE TREATMENT THEY DESERVE, KOWTOWING TO THE INSURERS……….”

  106. “OFWAT WANT TO OPEN UP THE WATER MARKET AND GIVE YOU MORE CHOICE TO SELECT YOUR SUPPLIER WHICH IN TURN COULD BRING DOWN PRICES”

    ………Using the BBC, the tory government are attempting to make the water market as complicated as possible for a future Labour Party to re-nationalise the once, public utility that charges fortunes for a commodity that falls free from the sky………….

    Ofwat, a group of specially chosen bandits that are hellbent on protecting staff and shareholders mega profits have no interest at all in bringing prices down.

    It was also the BBC that were used to espouse the idea that fracking would lead to cheaper gas bills.

    Funny how the BBC are always ahead of the game when propaganda is released, you would almost imagine them sitting in our dodgy governments arse pocket.

    Executive Directors

    The Executive Directors are Senior Civil Servants. Their remuneration are set out in their contracts and subject to annual review in line with awards recommended by the Senior Salaries Review Body.

    These contracts can be terminated by the standard process as set out in the Civil Service Management Code. The arrangements for their early termination are made in accordance with the service contract of the relevant individual. Each contract provides for a payment in lieu of notice on early termination based on the provisions of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.

    Each Executive Director participates in a bonus scheme, which is in line with the Senior Salaries Review Body recommendations. The bonus is paid on the individual’s performance. Bonus payments are non-consolidated and non-pensionable.

    ………………THEY ARE PAID A BONUS WHICH IS DIRECTLY LINKED TO PROFIT MARGINS

    ………AND THEY WANT TO BRING YOUR BILLS DOWN

    “WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT”

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  108. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Suicide £200 Suicide – Bonus on switchboard medical Suicide Bonus £200 – Through the system as a £24,000 suicide bonus. Suicide Cash Cow. Suicide £200 Suicide now £400 Suicide £600. Buzz word for generating money – DWP Assisted Suicide PLC.

  109. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Going up to £50,000 a suicide for suicide risk assessment. Now let the healthcare professionals do their DWP Assisted suicide.

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      The more I can use suicide the more money is generated. My job as a suicide risk assessor is to make my wages bigger by getting target bonuses which means the more I can get people to be suicide the better. Funny that since your only the DWP switchboard doing medicals & making medical judgements over the phone. So the DWP are undercutting Maximus & Atos by doing a WCA over the DWP phone call, just like Universal Credit !!!

      Make suicide where suicide does not exist, is the guidance for suicide working. So the DWP taboo of suicide is a DWP suicide risk assessment on DWP Assisted Suicide !!!

  110. Keep an eye on this one! Some of the so-called HCP’s had better look out – when even ‘ordinary’ people can launch Court cases to try to prove that they are right.
    “Jeremy Hunt acted illegally over junior doctors, court hears”
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/19/jeremy-hunt-acted-illegally-junior-doctors-contract-court-hears

  111. All other ‘websites’ that copies this original ‘article’ of Johnny Void’s – please now copy all of these posts to your own website and thence, spread it all as far and wide as possible!
    ‘HCP’s from now onwards should be regarded as ‘endangered’ persons – the ‘Private Companies (if I were in their shoes!) would not really like to employ any of them – unless ‘they’ (the HCP’s) were prepared to sign away off all of their assets and ‘all’ of their everything that they own.
    It is now very clear that unless these ‘HCP’s ‘correctly’ followed their procedures, then the DWP (and certainly not their ‘Employers’) would not be able to protect any of them!

    • ‘HCP’s – from now on – please consider yourselves to be under ATTACK

    • If anyone (via the ‘Media’) can kindly explain what has been happening to very deserving disabled people can, from now on, do this – then it would be greatly appreciated. The very concept that disabled people can be trampled completely into the ground should NEVER be accepted.

  112. These, so-called ‘Health Care Professionals’ (HCP’s) – the very lowest dross and the very low life of the ‘Health Care Assistants’ (who are WELL above these ‘Health Care Professionals’) are far above the ‘Health Care Professionals.
    The ‘Health Care Assistants’, in my humble opinion are, by far more able to professionally able to loom after THEIR patients.
    The ‘Health Care Assistants’ actually look after their ‘disabled’ and their ‘elderly’ patients and clients – THEY ARE NOT PAID HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO STRIP DESERVEDLY DISABLED PEOPLE OF THEIR WELL DESERVED BENEFITS.

  113. HCP’s – As I said before, please consider yourselves, from now on – to be under ATTACK

  114. ‘HCP’s – Prepare yourselves for very possible legal litigation – it is on the way up and you cannot go under the ‘radar’ for ever

  115. Jrf complete waste of time. Only the brain dead need to listen to those bloated rich kids funded by Tories so they too can get sanctions themselves.
    How many of them claim tax credits and family allowance. Shit heads won’t say about their own staff on benefits. Just as bad as channel 4benefits.channel 5vers worth of benefit.

  116. “HOW THE DWP HAVE PLACED THE BLAME FOR BENEFIT CLAIMANT DEATHS FIRMLY ON THE HCP’s SHOULDERS”

    ……..WE WERE ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS HAS SUDDENLY BECOME A NO GO AREA……..

    The previous guidance stated that someone who is a suicide risk should be placed in the Support Group. The new guidance, effective from January this year, states instead (see p252 here): “If you conclude that finding a claimant fit for work would trigger risk of suicide or self-harm then you need to consider whether there are factors that would mitigate the risk if the claimant were found fit for work.”

    The DWP spokesperson told i in relation to this point: “Healthcare professionals who carry out the Work Capability Assessment are trained in all aspects of their role including the application of risk. They are also issued with written guidance on all aspects of the Work Capability Assessment including the application of risk.”

    ………………..WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MOVE, THE DWP ARE TRYING TO SHIFT THE ONUS OF THE HIDDEN WELFARE MORTALITY COUNT ONTO THE EX BED PAN WASHERS WHO TOOK THE KING’S SHILLING TO DENY BENEFITS TO THE MOST FRAIL AND VULNERABLE……….

    NICE MOVE DWP, BUT TRY EXPLAINING ALL THE DEATHS OF THOSE THAT DIED WITHIN A SHORT TIME OF BEING CLASSIFIED AS FIT TO WORK………

    ……….LUCKILY, MY DWP DECISION MAKERS HAS SIGNED ALL MY DOCUMENTATION THAT DEPRIVED ME OF MY “LIFETIME” DISABILITY AWARDS…..

    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE LITIGATION TO START……

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      The DWP control suicide & that`s even before you have contact with the HCP. DWP medical judgements cutting corners & not involving HCP`s. The DWP blaming HCP`s yet the responsibility lies with the DWP. The DWP have even less wiki medical training than the HCP`s. When it comes to suicide the DWP feel it`s time to call the police & create a Crime Incident Number that is on record. The way the DWP waste police time is becoming a problem for the police & are pissed off the DWP are abusing the system. The reason the DWP are cutting corners & making medical judgements without a medical is failing behind the DWP targets imposed by the idiots in power AKA Tory Dictatorship AKA Human Rights Abusers & Disability Killers.

      DWP Medical Department. Buzz words – Suicide & Terrorist. The DWP are trying to put disabled under the Anti Terrorist Bill. DWP failure means DWP Arrests aka Lord Fraud charged for 100`s of illegal actions. DWP off shore tax havens Lord Fraud.

  117. “IS WORK GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING?”

    WRITTEN BY GORDON WADDELL AND KIM BURTON AT THE CENTRE FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL DISABILITY AND RESEARCH CENTRE AT CARDIFF UNIVERSITY………..

    The DWP claim that they commissioned the authors to write this independent review yet the Cardiff Centre was funded by the UNUM PROVIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY (FINED 31.7 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE USA FOR RUNNING A DISABILITY DENIAL SCAM)

    What is constantly overlooked is that both these influential reports were commissioned by the DWP. They were both produced when Aylward and Waddell were funded by Unum Provident Insurance at the Unum Provident Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University, with funding by the American corporate insurance giant, Unum Provident, from 2003-2009. Aylward is listed as the DWP Chief Medical Adviser until April 20058 and is identified as being appointed as the new Director of the Centre from 2004.

    The LiMA IT programme used for the Work Capability Assessment was designed by Atos Origin IT Ltd, the parent company of Atos Healthcare, for exclusive use for DWP assessments.

    ……….but wait a minute, didn’t the DWP sack ATOS ?

    Yet so many have died, thousands and thousands, in fact.

    Which must go a hell of a long way to disprove the theory that work is good for you.

  118. “TEN YEAR OLD YEMENI GIRL PLEADS WITH THE WEST TO STOP ARMING THE ARABS WITH ILLEGAL WEAPONS”

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-06/10-year-old-girl-makes-her-pitch-western-powers-peace-yemen

    …………..but THERESA MAY looks the other way as the UK built arsenal of illegal arms goes into hyperdrive………….

    EMBARRASSED MAY THEN DECIDES TO DO THE PROPER THING AND SENDS MORE AID TO YEMEN……….

    SO WE PROVIDE THE TOOLS TO MURDER THEM AND HAVE THE AUDACITY TO OFFER THEM HELP

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/22/uk-increases-aid-yemen-amid-calls-inquiry-war

  119. “AMBER RUDD, UK HOME SECRETARY, TAX FIDDLER AND BAHAMA FUNDS DIRECTOR”

    It could only happen in the cess pit of Tory politics……

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/21/bahamas-leaks-reveal-amber-rudd-involvement-offshore-firms

    The files name Rudd as having been a director of two Bahamas companies, Advanced Asset Allocation Fund and Advanced Asset Allocation Management, between 1998 and 2000.

    Records at Companies House also identify her as a director of Monticello plc, which became the centre of an investigation into share ramping after one of her co-directors, Mark O’Hanlon, gave an interview in January 2000 in which he made false claims about the company’s prospects.
    Bahamas files leaks expose politicians’ offshore links
    Read more

    Monticello’s share price subsequently skyrocketed and trading on its shares was suspended. Rudd resigned as a board member five months later, two days before she also resigned as director of Advanced Asset Allocation Management.

    The episode led the Department of Trade and Industry to investigate, and in 2007 O’Hanlon was convicted of making a false statement and sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. He was jailed again in June 2013 following an unrelated fraud conviction.

    Prior to Monticello, Rudd was involved in a number of other ventures. The Guardian can disclose she was:

    The executive director of Kensington Resources, a company headquartered in Mayfair in London that financed diamond prospecting in Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Appointed president in 1994 of another mining company, Siberian Pacific Resources Inc. Rudd raised 500,000 Canadian dollars for a joint venture with a group of Russian geologists searching for diamonds in Siberia.
    A director of The Zinc Corporation plc, a company exploring a new technique for zinc extraction. In 1997 the company hoped to go public on the lightly regulated stock exchange Ofex. However, the plans were dropped after it misplaced a cheque for £12,500, according to an interview in which Rudd was quoted. Shortly after the company was bought by Monticello.

    Shares in both Kensington and Siberian were traded on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, which prior to its closure in 1999 had a reputation for being poorly regulated. A report commissioned by the finance ministry of British Columbia described a small number of successful enterprises “overshadowed by the continuing occurrence of shams, swindles and market manipulations”.

    …………….as bent as they come

  120. “AMBER RUDD, TORY CRUD”

    When interviewed on BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show after Cameron admitted he had previously held shares in Blairmore, Rudd said: “I think the key thing is here that the prime minister and his family paid the correct amount of tax that they were due.”

    When asked if she had money in any offshore trusts herself, Rudd replied: “I don’t, no. But I’m pleased to say that all MPs have a very transparent system. They have to disclose their funds, their income, and of course famously a very clear expenses regulatory system.” She did not mention her previous role running a Bahamas fund.

    ALL THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A HOME SECRETARY IN CORRUPT UK……….

  121. “THERESA MAY DECIDES TO USE COUNCIL HOUSE BUILDING CASH AND STOLEN DISABILITY BENEFIT MONEY TO BUILD IN ETHIOPIA”

    Britain, the European Union and the World Bank have announced a plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia to help tackle the migrant crisis.

    Two industrial parks will be built in the country at a cost of $500m (£385m).

    Ethiopia, which proposed the plan, will be required to grant employment rights to 30,000 refugees.

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the project would be a model for how to support poorer countries housing large numbers of migrants.

    Ethiopia hosts more than 700,000 asylum seekers, mainly from South Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia.

    South Sudan refugees reach one million mark

    The deal, which was announced on Wednesday at the UN summit on refugees in New York, will be funded by loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and grants from the UK and the World Bank.

    As part of the agreement Ethiopia will grant refugees employment rights, which many currently do not have.

    A number of the new positions will be reserved for Ethiopia’s growing number of young jobseekers.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37433085

    ……………..The thought of zero hours contracts, workfare and provision of foodbanks have been welcomed by a village spokesman. No mention of a joint enterprise with a Chinese consortium as yet.
    ISIS/DAESH/TALIBAN on standby waiting to demolish the ill fated project.

  122. “MAJOR ICE CREAM PRODUCER DENIES LINKS TO WALLS OF CALAIS”

    ………Emperor Hadrian to give advice on construction of Donald Trump’s vision of world harmony.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37421525

  123. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    ‘Fit for work’ suicide man’s sister tried to take her own life after DWP ordeal

    DNS – 22nd Sep 2016

    The sister of a man driven to suicide by the “fitness for work” system tried to take her own life after being “treated like a criminal” by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over her benefit claims.

    Eleanor Donnachie believes her brother Paul (pictured) was a victim of DWP’s failure to ensure the safety of people with mental health conditions in vulnerable situations who apply for employment and support allowance (ESA) through the work capability assessment (WCA) system.

    She told Scottish journalists earlier this year how DWP had ignored her brother’s need for support and instead punished him for missing appointments for a face-to-face assessment by sanctioning his benefits.

    Now Eleanor, from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, has spoken for the first time about her own struggles with DWP and how fighting for ESA and personal independence payment (PIP) drove her to attempt to take her own life earlier this year.

    She told Disability News Service (DNS) that she feels she has been treated “like a criminal” by DWP, just as her brother was.

    And she has joined the family of another victim of the UK government’s social security policies in backing calls for former Tory DWP ministers Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Grayling to face a criminal investigation by Police Scotland for their failure to make the WCA safe.

    It came as the disabled president of the Liberal Democrats, Baroness [Sal] Brinton, also backed calls for an inquiry – and possibly a criminal investigation – into the failings of Duncan Smith and Grayling.

    Paul’s body was discovered in January at his home in Glasgow, but he is believed to have taken his own life in November after losing his ESA.

    His sister believes DWP had failed to contact Paul’s GP to ask for detailed information about his mental health, and ignored its own guidance by failing to send someone to his flat to talk to him face-to-face about his support needs.

    He had previously claimed jobseeker’s allowance and filed a complaint because of the way he had been treated by his local jobcentre. He was sanctioned several times and fell deeper and deeper into debt.

    She says DWP knew that Paul attended mental health support groups and counselling sessions, and that he was taking anti-depressants.

    But the department removed his ESA when he failed to attend a WCA on 30 June last year – the second or third assessment he had missed. His benefits were stopped and the withdrawal of his payments was backdated by four weeks.

    DWP also contacted Glasgow City Council, so his housing benefit and council tax benefit were both stopped.

    Eleanor believes that by this stage Paul was so ground down by fighting DWP that he stopped opening his post.

    The council wrote to him on 19 November to say there had been a mistake and that his housing benefit was being reinstated, but the letter arrived too late. He never opened it, and may have already been dead when it arrived.

    In a final indignity, Eleanor’s much-loved younger brother was sent a summons for a £3,000 council tax debt by Glasgow City Council in January, after his body had already been discovered.

    Eleanor believes DWP should have treated him as someone in a “vulnerable” situation.

    She said: “They didn’t do anything to help him. They should have arranged a home visit, but the only time that happened was when the council sent the bailiffs round to kick his door down. And that’s when they found him.

    “They hounded him to death. They have taken my brother’s life.

    “They are driving people to suicide. I have told DWP that I hold them totally responsible for my brother’s death.”

    Extracts from secret DWP reviews, published earlier this month by DNS, have revealed that its staff have repeatedly failed to follow strict guidelines on how to support benefit claimants who express thoughts of self-harm or threaten to take their own lives.

    Eleanor said she was fully behind attempts by the Scottish grassroots group Black Triangle to persuade Police Scotland to launch a criminal investigation into the refusal of Duncan Smith and Grayling to act on a letter written by a coroner weeks before the 2010 general election that warned ministers that the WCA process risked causing further deaths of people with mental health conditions.

    The family of another victim of the WCA, David Barr, have also backed calls for a criminal investigation into the failure to ensure that further medical evidence is obtained before an ESA decision is reached in such cases.

    The cases of Paul Donnachie, David Barr and a third ESA claimant, Ms D E, who also died as a result of a failure to secure further medical evidence, have been submitted to Police Scotland in a dossier put together by Black Triangle.

    Eleanor told DNS: “They should be prosecuted. Also the workers that work for them, they should be prosecuted as well.”

    Baroness Brinton said the failure of the two ministers to act on the coroner’s letter, which then led to further deaths, would be more serious than deaths that happened because a minister had made a particular policy decision.

    She said: “There should be an inquiry. I am not proficient in saying if it should be a criminal inquiry…

    “Absolutely, if the coroner said this needed to be looked at and it wasn’t looked at, at the very least the department was negligent in not carrying that forward.”

    As well as fighting for justice for her brother, Eleanor is also fighting DWP, just as Paul did.

    Her own WCA took place on 14 January, the day before police officers told her that her brother’s body had been found.

    She has now spent months fighting DWP for both ESA and personal independence payment (PIP), and although she has finally been found eligible for ESA, she has been turned down for PIP.

    Eleanor has a number of complex health conditions, including fibromyalgia, vertigo, high blood pressure and depression.

    After many years working in social care, she passed college courses that saw her accepted by Glasgow University onto a sociology and history degree, but had to leave the course last year when her health worsened and was causing her concentration and memory problems.

    Despite those serious health problems, she was found fit for work, and after she applied a second time for ESA – after being diagnosed with vertigo in January – and was again found fit for work, she told her local jobcentre that she was going to take her own life, “the same as they had forced my brother to do”. Police officers were sent to her house to check on her welfare.

    Despite her high support needs, she was given zero points in both her WCAs.

    She was only finally placed in the ESA support group days after telling DWP that she was going to tell the media how she had been treated.

    Despite the ESA award, her PIP has been turned down, a result confirmed during the mandatory reconsideration stage and at tribunal, even though DWP was told she had attempted suicide.

    The tribunal refused to accept a letter written by her doctor, supporting her PIP claim, because it was not written on headed paper.

    The letter describes her “complex conditions which limit her ability with tasks such as sitting, standing and going on journeys unaided”, problems with co-ordination, concentration and short-term memory, and vertigo.

    The impact of her impairments means that she often forgets she has left pans cooking on the stove, while her chronic fatigue frequently leaves her too tired to get out of bed and dress herself.

    She has told DWP that she has twice attempted suicide since becoming ill. She says her latest attempt was the result of her treatment at the hands of DWP, and that she believes the department is doing to her what it did to her brother.

    She said: “I couldn’t take it anymore. It was terrible. They treat you as if you are a criminal.

    “When I tried to do it, I just felt it was the final straw. I still have suicidal thoughts but I just tell myself, ‘Don’t let them win.’

    “I am a fighter, I have always been a fighter. Now I’m fighting for Paul.”

    When approached about Eleanor Donnachie’s ordeal, and that of her brother, DWP said PIP was awarded on the basis of how someone’s condition affects them day-to-day rather than just on the condition itself.

    A DWP spokeswoman said: “The decision on whether someone is eligible for PIP is taken after consideration of all the supporting evidence from the claimant’s GP or medical expert.

    “If someone disagrees with a decision they can challenge it, including appealing to an independent tribunal.”

    She said that fitness for work decisions were taken following “a thorough independent assessment, and after consideration of all the supporting evidence from the claimant’s GP or medical specialist”.

    And she said that if a claimant’s circumstances change, then their eligibility for benefits can change too.

    She added: “Suicide is a tragic and complex issue, so to link a death to someone’s benefit claim is misleading.

    “We are fully committed to ensuring that people who are too sick to work get the support they need.”

    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/fit-for-work-suicide-mans-sister-tried-to-take-her-own-life-after-dwp-ordeal/

    • …………so the DWP have decided to enter pastures new with the overspill of suicides now affecting the immediate families of those they initially murdered………

      All of these pesky deaths that they try to brush under the carpet are the sole responsibility of the DWP who took it upon themselves to ignore warnings of what would happen.

      The only way the welfare reforms would pass parliamentary scrutiny was to omit to do a thoroughly researched risk assessment. Lord DAVID FRAUD, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE LOBBY, DECIDED THAT A FEW THOUSAND CLAIMANT’S LIVES WERE WELL WORTH THE PERSONAL BUNG THAT WAS NESTLING IN HIS OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS……………

      THE REST IS HISTORY

    • People need to know that this has happened & is happening; ‘I Daniel Blake’ should (in a just world) be given the levels of prime time media coverage that Helen’s story, (representative of women who experience coercive control/domestic violence) received over the past few weeks – crimes which are comitted by individuals.

      Democide/people in ‘high’ places willingly following policies leading to tragic consequeces for individuals is not likely to be subject to an (official) attempt to raise awareness – but many more people are becoming aware. It’s a slow process for all those already affected – like deaths in custody (for eg) – it’s not on a vast number of people’s radar; not part of their own experience & ignorance is bliss.

    • Fuck the Council Tax

      “In a final indignity, Eleanor’s much-loved younger brother was sent a summons for a £3,000 council tax debt by Glasgow City Council in January, after his body had already been discovered.” – well, just throw it in the bin, shred it, incinerator or use it to line the bird-cage, like everyone else on benefits does. All the Sheriff fucking Officers can do is grab ~ 3.65 a week from his benefits. Just file it in the trash along with all the other shite like “TV fucking Licensing”…

  124. “NOTICE HOW THE DWP TRY TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE STUDY BY WADDELL AND BURTON THAT WORK IS GOOD FOR YOU

    IS WORK
    GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
    AND WELL-BEING?
    Gordon Waddell, CBE DSc MD FRCS
    Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research, Cardiff University (UNUM FUNDED), UK
    A Kim Burton, PhD DO EurErg
    Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield, UK

    The authors were commissioned by the Department for
    Work and Pensions to conduct this independent review of
    the scientific evidence. The authors are solely responsible
    for the scientific content and the views expressed which
    do not necessarily represent the official views of the
    Department for Work and Pensions, HM Government
    or The Stationery Office.

    !0,600 DEATHS AND COUNTING

  125. “PARAGRAPH HIDDEN AT THE END OF WADDELL AND BURTON’S REPORT”.

    A PARAGRAPH THAT THE DWP DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO SEE.

    “Only then was it apparent that all of the evidence retrieved to that point was about the impact of
    work or unemployment on people who were, by definition, healthy. It did not address the
    question of whether or not work was good for
    people who were sick or disabled. An additional
    search was therefore made for reviews about the impact of work on the health of people who are
    sick or disabled; this came from a different, largely clinical literature.”

    WHICH, IN TURN, EXPLAINS THE THOUSANDS OF DISABILITY CLAIMANT DEATHS.

  126. …………WHICH MAKES THESE PEOPLE WHO FORMULATED THE IDEA THAT WORK IS GOOD FOR YOU, GUILTY OF THE CRIME OF PREMEDITATED MURDER OF BENEFIT CLAIMANTS”

    v
    Acknowledgements
    We are grateful to Keith Palmer and Christopher Prinz for their careful review of the final draft
    of the report.
    We thank the following colleagues for their helpful ideas and comments, and for pointing us to
    useful material during the course of the project: Kristina Alexanderson, Robert Barth, Jo Bowen,
    Peter Donceel, Hege Eriksen, Simon Francis, David Fryer, Bob Grove, Bill Gunnyeon, Elizabeth
    Gyngell, Bob Hassett, Camilla Ihlebaek, Nick Kendall, Rachel Lee, Chris Main, Fehmidah Munir,
    Trang Nguyen, Nick Niven-Jenkins, David Randolph, Justine Schneider, David Snashall, Holger
    Ursin, Keith Wiley, Nerys Williams, and Peter Wright.
    Finally, we thank Debbie McStrafick for archiving the data and providing administrative support.

  127. The Guardian, Wednesday 12 September 2012 21.00 BST

    “DWP CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS ATTEND SEMINAR SPONSORED BY THE WORLDS LARGEST MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANIES”

    This week the sixth International Forum on Disability Management, IFDM 2012, takes place at Imperial College London. It is sponsored by some of the world’s largest medical insurance companies, Unum among them, and speakers include DWP chief medical adviser Dr Bill Gunyeon and Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, formerly DWP chief medical adviser and director of the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University, which was sponsored by Unum from its inception in 2003 until 2009.

    Unum’s website states that during this sponsorship period “a series of papers was published, identifying the range of factors that determine why some people become long-term absentees”. The Cardiff papers advocated a “biopsychosocial model” of disability which Unum says “informed its approach to medical underwriting”. It is the same approach upon which the current Atos work capability assessment (WCA) is based. Concomitantly, the company were advising the UK government on welfare reform.

  128. “DID YOU GIVE THE DWP CONSENT TO USE LIE DETECTION AND ANALYTICAL PROCESSING?”

    Pat James 22 September 2016
    Delivered

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions, please provide all codes of practice and training manuals associated with the use of Lie Detection Equipment and Voice Risk Analytics as mentioned by Lord Freud in is letter to Lucy Powell MP, which have been in use (including trials) with DWP and any partner organisation.

    Yours faithfully,

    Pat James

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cop_detection_analysis_equipment#incoming-871611

  129. Shouldn’t surely big companies like Krispy Kreme doughnuts (Peterborough) be recruiting the unemployed, rather than be promoting and selling their business in a job centre, to recruit. And pushy job centre advisors, hard selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to me , although I couldn’t afford them. Advisor..at Peterborough job centre, I wouldn’t be surprised you got free doughnuts and the job centre staff too. Anyway, they had free doughnuts for us job seekers to see if we thought there doughnuts were great. Well, I said, yeah anything does when ya hungry. Now I could be facing a sanction. How the job centre has changed over the years, o well .

  130. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Council ‘pays Capita to cut care packages’

    DNS – 22nd Sep 2016

    A local authority has employed the outsourcing giant Capita to clear a backlog of annual reviews of its service-users’ care packages, in an apparent attempt to cut costs and help fill a hole in its budget.

    The “pilot project” has so far resulted in an average cut of seven per cent in disabled people’s support packages.

    One service-user who contacted Disability News Service said that Capita was “blitzing” all of the disabled people receiving support through direct payments, on behalf of Southampton City Council (SCC).

    The Capita employee who carried out the assessment admitted cutting the direct payments packages of more than half of the disabled people they had assessed so far, and said that the aim of the exercise was to cut costs.

    The service-user* said they were particularly concerned that the review was being carried out by a company with an appalling record of assessing disabled people for their eligibility for the disability benefit personal independence payment, on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

    Read More:
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/council-pays-capita-to-cut-care-packages/

  131. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Government rule change shuts thousands out of disability benefits

    inews.co.uk – 21st Sep 2016

    The number of people being refused disability benefit has soared to the highest level for three years after key changes to how applicants are assessed were introduced in January. Figures published earlier this month https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-september-2016 revealed that the success rate among people applying for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – the main out-of-work disability benefit – fell sharply from the start of this year. The news is likely to reignite the controversy over the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), the government-backed test that is used to judge how severely disabled someone is, in order to decide how much benefit they should receive.

    The government deny that the rules have changed. However, there has been new “guidance” on how to interpret the rules. The WCA is used to assess how much disability benefit a claimant will receive. Applicants are placed in one of three groups: Support Group Higher level of benefit for severely disabled people who cannot work Work Related Activity Group Lower level of benefit for disabled people who might be able to work in future, and usually have to engage in activity such as practice interviews; they can be sanctioned if they do not Fit for work The applicant is judged to be able to work and receives no benefit Suicide risk regulations At the heart of the sudden collapse in successful disability benefit claims are regulations 29 and 35. These rules partly refer to people whose mental health would be at risk if they were denied benefits or told to engage in work-related activity. It specifically includes people at risk of suicide or self-harm. The government always assumed these rules would only be used sparingly, but it became much more common over time – it was the basis of more than half of all Support Group benefit awards in 2015. Changing rules The government responded by issuing new guidance to staff carrying out WCA tests on how to interpret the regulations – although it insists there has been no change to the rules. A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) told i: “There has been no change in policy – this guidance makes clear that if there is a substantial risk to a claimant’s mental health by being placed in the Work Related Activity Group, they should be placed in the Support Group. “The legislation underpinning this area of ESA hasn’t changed since 2013 so would not affect the data which was published [earlier this month].” It is true that the legislation itself, and the wording of the rules, has not changed. But the DWP guidance – which tells WCA assessors how to interpret and apply the rules – has changed.

    Read More:
    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/politics/government-rule-change-shuts-thousands-disability-benefits/

  132. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Official Statistics

    ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: September 2016

    https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-september-2016

  133. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    So suicide is the DWP`s policy to cut costs. Let`s make everyone suicidal.

  134. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    So people classed as suicidal have no Human Rights. Classed is the correct term. DWP are now medical experts to cut costs & the best way is to kill off disabled people. DWP you are heading for admitting 49 benefit deaths.

    • It’s about time the police got involved and started to check the accounts of Gunnyeon, Black. Freud and Ayward, who have been pushing the welfare blitz upon the disabled to feather their own nests.
      You do not have to be a genius to put the pieces of the puzzle together to work out who would gain from claimant disability denial.
      The private health insurance industry are bankrolling prominent figures to skew bonafide medical reports and present biased information to the ever so willing parliamentarians that are also on the take.

      Corruption is rife in the UK, but the police are held to a vow of silence while the state legitimised murders carry on.

  135. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    WPP DMA Referral Quality Assurance Framework

    This QAF is being introduced as part of a number of continuous improvement activities across the Labour Market Decision Making processes within the WP.
    The aim of this QAF is to support providers to make referrals at a consistently high standard enabling the Labour Market Decision Makers (LMDMs) to make a decision. It is a tool for use by Managers to use to identify and address staff training needs which in turn will lead to:

  136. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    DWP Disability Hate Crime – Resulting in DWP Assisted Suicide.

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      DWP DHC needs a DWP Lawyer. How about getting Capita as the DWP`s Lawyer. Hiding behind corporate companies DWP & the money is going to run out. The DWP are more important than the police budget to hide illegal DWP actions. Now the DWP have to hire more corporate companies so the UK`s budget is now all going to the DWP`s cover up off genocide of the disabled in a clean sweep called Welfare Reform. IDS got out before the shit hit the fan. The blame game in genocide or is it the DWP blame game in the DWP committing DWP Assisted Suicide !!!

      • IDS has a bad cough though … it’s as if he’s got something stuck or has a very dry throat whenever he pops up to pronounce on something of great importance & be the (croaky) voice of authority. He sounds a bit haunted – a bit like Dorian Gray somehow.

  137. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    The Tory Party have put the Disabled under the Anti Terrorist Bill.

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      FACT. So disabled people have to get Human Rights through the Anti Terrorist Bill.

      Bullshit.

      • Gunnyeon is the key player in the mortality deaths scenario. He was a director of CAPITA, the Chief Medical Officer of the DWP and now works for MAXIMUS.
        He is the prime rotten apple in a barrel of rotten apples and has many links to the insurance industry.

  138. “HOW THE DWP LIE IN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS”

    Dear Mr Reynolds
    Freedom of Information Act – Request for Information

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 24/12/2012.

    You asked:
    1. Have executives of U N U M corporation sat on mental or physical, technical working
    groups on behalf of any British government?
    2. Have executives or staff, from either U N U M, or A T O S, acted in steering any
    favourable decisions for contracts for themselves?
    3. Have A T O S, who funded the Biopsychosocial Research department at Cardiff
    University, now distanced themselves from this department?
    4. Does the department above, still do classes and accreditation for A T O S HCP
    personnel?
    5. Could this cosy relationship be defined as a “Conflict of interest” that is clearly apparent,
    blatant and reprehensible, given the magnitude of the effects of their policies inflicted on
    the disabled?

    DWP ANSWER;
    In reply to Qs 1, 2, 3 & 4 DWP does not hold any information on these subjects, as they are not
    connected to the DWP Medical Services Contract.

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

    ………..AND YET;

    GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended) left an annotation (26 January 2013)

    Extracts from the Report of the Physical Function and Mental Health Technical Working Groups.
    Commissioned by DWP sept 2006.

    There is still work to be done,to test the proposed new assignment in a live environment. This will be done by asking ATOS MEDICAL SERVICES DOCTORS to complete a PCA on incapacity benefit claimants.

    Among the experts cited at being present at the meeting;

    Sue Godby-UNUM PROVIDENT
    Dr Angela Graham-ATOS ORIGIN
    Dr Paul Stidolph-DWP
    Ann Spaight-Chair of DISABILITY ALLOWANCE ADVISORY BOARD
    Dr Peter Dewis-UNUM PROVIDENT

    THE DWP ARE UP TO THEIR DIRTY LITTLE NECKS WITH UNUM PROVIDENT PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY AND ARE WILLING TO LIE TO TRY AND ERASE ALL CONTACT.

  139. “AUSTRALIANS TAKE ON THE DWP CORRUPTION DOWN UNDER”

    Centrelink could be sued over ‘privatisation’ of job schemes

    Union says work-for-the-dole jobseekers are increasingly reporting that welfare payments have been unfairly suspended
    Newspaper job ads
    Legal action canvassed by the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union seeks to examine the behaviour of private companies managing employment programs, and making decisions on Centrelink’s behalf.

    Centrelink could face a wave of legal action from Australian jobseekers over what employment groups say is a “growing crisis” arising from penalties or abrupt suspensions of welfare payments imposed by private employment companies.

    The legal action is being canvassed by the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union and seeks to examine the behaviour of the private companies to which the government has given the task of managing employment programs.
    Sure, unemployment is down but plenty of people would like to work more
    Greg Jericho
    Greg Jericho
    Read more

    The potential legal action could challenge Australia’s heavily privatised employment scheme, which relies on companies effectively making decisions on behalf of the welfare provider, Centrelink, about the conduct of participants in the “work-for-the-dole” scheme.

    The president of the AUWU, Owen Bennett, said jobseekers were increasingly contacting the union with stories of abrupt suspensions or penalties to their unemployment or disability allowances. He said some of these decisions were made unfairly, without natural justice and without the companies providing a reasonable opportunity to allow those affected to respond.

    “This is pushing these people to a point where they’ve really got nothing to turn to, and it pushes them over the edge in many cases,” Bennett said. “They’re putting people in very vulnerable positions to the point where their health and generally their wellbeing is being placed under threat.”

    A spokesman for the Department of Employment acknowledged that private contractors played a role in assessing the behaviour of income support payment recipients, but said it provided clear requirements and training on how to appropriately monitor them.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/22/centrelink-could-be-sued-over-privatisation-of-job-schemes?CMP=share_btn_fb

    ………..SOUNDS ALL TOO FAMILIAR

    • “MAX SOLUTIONS, PRIVATISING AUSTRALIAN WELFARE BY THE BACK DOOR” (MAXIMUS)

      MAX Solutions is a national organisation that delivers employment, health and training services, best known for its work as the employment service provider, MAX Employment.

      Since opening in 2002, MAX Solutions has offered proven solutions to support individuals, business and the Australian Government achieve outcomes that benefit the community. Operating from more than 250 locations, MAX Solutions is an industry leader focused on innovation for improved performance and results – giving every person every chance.
      Employment Solutions

      Specialising in Employment Services, MAX Employment assists Australian job seekers under contracts with the Australian Government, these include – jobactive, Disability Employment Services, Remote Jobs and Communities Program and Indigenous Employment Programs. Using an integrated approach we address barriers to employment and provide job seekers with relevant health and training interventions. We also work with employers to find and recruit the right candidate.

      • “CENTRELINK AUSTRALIA TELLS WOMAN WITH 16 DISABILITIES THAT SHE IS NOT DISABLED ENOUGH”
        ………….ring any bells?

        A BROWNS Plains woman planning to move to the United States has been told she will have her Disability Support Pension frozen despite suffering from 16 disabilities and illnesses.

        Lisa Okungbowa, 49, has been receiving a disability pension since 1986 but she said a recent Centrelink hearing ruled her condition was deemed “not severe enough” for unlimited portability of a Disability Support Pension required for her to receive payment overseas for more than four weeks.

        Last Friday she presented a second hearing with a medical report showing she had diseases and injuries to her legs, feet, lungs, pancreas, eyes, digestive system, back, neck and mental health illnesses.

        Ms Okungbowa said her cost of living was cheaper in the United States and the decision was “ridiculous”.

        “I can’t even walk to my letterbox half the time without falling over.”

        “What do I have to be, dead?”

        http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/centrelink-has-told-a-logan-woman-claiming-numerous-disabilities-she-must-work-30-minutes-a-week-or-have-her-payments-suspended/news-story/1ae4d6a56b308028194f4abcee12e833

  140. “PURGED LABOUR PARTY MEMBER CHALLENGES MCNICHOLS WARPED EXECUTIVE”

    http://www.thecanary.co/2016/09/21/latest-twist-labour-purge-truly-astonishing-images/

  141. Salford children are suffering malnutrition and Victorian diseases as poverty tightens its grip on the city

    Foodbanks run out of supplies

    Fresh cases of Victorian illnesses have been reported in Salford in shocking report

    The number of malnutrition cases in Salford has DOUBLED – with many of the victims children.

    Victorian illnesses such as rickets and beriberi – thought to be long eradicated – are on the rise due to food poverty according to a shocking new report/

    The number of people being admitted to hospital with the condition doubled over a four year period.

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-children-suffering-malnutrition-victorian-11919776#ICID=sharebar_twitter

  142. “You haven’t yet signed your updated CC, to except it, just call us by .. until you call you also need to keep doing the things you have agreed in your CC, if you don’t call us your UC claim will close, so please do get in touch as soon as possible”

    What is that has been added to the CC?

    “I will copy ……..@dwpgov into my job applications or I will print off copmpleted (dwp’s own spelling mistake) application forms that I complete, this is so I can receive advise and support as to why I am not securing many job interviews”

    This person is securing job interviews, the most recent – this morning.

    Meanwhile this person is waiting for a date to go to a tribunal.(Lately the DWP have tried their hardest to get this persons phone number)!

    Any thoughts?

  143. Breaking News: Theresa May’s Government is showing further cracks it seems as ‘Treasury Minister Lord O’ Neill quits Government’
    Jim O’ Neill (Baron O’ Neill of Gatley) worked for most of his time at Goldman Sachs from 1995 to April 2013 as their Chief Economist.
    Theresa May’s administration is already crap and it’s getting worse!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37449627

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      The Sinking Ship of Welfare Reform AKA Tory genocide. IDS & Cameron had the right idea & got out before the shit hit the fan. The Headmistress will have no Tory pupils left so may or maybe will be left to carry the 49 benefit deaths of her watch. The corruption shit is hitting the fan & no Tory Genocide lawyer can help you because you never listened to your lawyers in the first place. Tory suicide watch – next victim !!!

  144. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Tory suicide to cover up DWP Assisted Suicide. So no one is in charge just like corporates that no one runs it. The responsibility seems to be missing like the boss. So suicide runs the Tories genocide plan on the Welfare Reform. If you can`t take your own medicine, don`t give medicine.

  145. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    The official wording is DWP Assisted Suicide in a court of law. So DWP stop wasting police time which in itself is a criminal offence. The DWP are relying on the police to cover up DWP Assisted Suicide. The police are now pissed off with the DWP for crying wolf all the time to save the DWP`s arse.

  146. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    The only way the Tories can get out of Human Rights Breaches is to retire from poll a tricks otherwise the 49 benefits death will be their to haunt you & destroy the Genocide Tory Party.

  147. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    RIP Tory Party.

  148. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    You now feel I am suicidal to save your Tory arses in slander & death Threats from the DWP.

  149. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Our Disabled Hero`s is the message. Para me para !!

  150. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    I have just cost the Tories & Tax payer £100,000 in lawyers fee for my so called rant.

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      The way the DWP get out of Care Of Duty is to call everyone suicidal. Care Of Duty on DWP suicide watch.

  151. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Tory breakdown.

  152. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Now for the swearing – I am fucking dangerous to the Tories.

  153. “OUTRAGE AS CAPITA/MAXIMUS.ATOS UNQUALIFIED THUGS GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO FORCE CLAIMANTS ON SUICIDE REGISTER INTO WORK”

    COMPLAINT TO BE LODGED AT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, (COMPLAINTS KEYBOARD NOW MANNED BY G4S BOUNCERS)………

    https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/9426/outrage-campaigners-benefit-denials-suicide-risk-claimants

    LORD FREUD MUST BE ON A SUICIDE BONUS

  154. OrangeCat

    Sat, 09/24/2016 – 07:49

    “Remember that there is good evidence that people in work have better health outcomes and are at lower risk of suicide”

    So what does the evidence say about people out of work, who have already been identified as at risk of suicide, who have little or no realistic prospect of finding work (not least because they are so unwell as to be potentially suicidal) and who then have their sole means of survival taken away? On an intuitive level I would say the risk of someone in that situation becoming suicidal would increase significantly and I would challenge the DWP, or anyone, to produce evidence to show otherwise.

    What does this evidence amount to anyway? Is it more than that Chris Grayling once met a woman who worked one morning a week in a charity shop and said it had helped improve her health? That seemed to be the basis when they started claiming it.

    There was a DWP poster up in our local medical centre a while back that claimed the evidence showed two thirds of people experienced improved mental health from being in work. So that means there is a one in three chance that someone with mental health issues who is placed in work will see either no improvement or a worsening of their mental health. That is a very significant risk to the individual to be adopting this as policy on the basis of statistical averages.

    Of course there is also the major factor that while the DWP glibly talks as if there are two outcomes, being eligible for benefits or being in work, the reality is that for most of the people these guidelines apply to, the two outcomes are being out of work and eligible for benefits or complete destitution. At best the likely outcome is going to be being places on JSA and unable to deal with the demands imposed by the “job seeking” regime and thus being sanctioned.

  155. “UK HUMAN RIGHTS CHAIRMAN DAVID ISAACS IS A DWP GOVERNMENT STOOGE”

    ……….what else did you expect from a corrupt government?

    Isaac takes EHRC chair, despite concerns over DWP ‘outsourcing’ work
    David Issac

    The new chair of the equality watchdog has taken up his new post, despite question-marks over potential conflicts of interest arising from his legal firm’s work for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and other government departments.

    David Isaac took up the post of chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) this week, as the watchdog prepares to investigate whether Conservative welfare reforms have breached the human rights of disabled people.

    But Isaac is a partner at law firm Pinsent Masons, which has a “significant amount of business with the government”, including DWP.

    And he has specialised in his work at Pinsent Masons in providing advice on “major public and private sector UK and global commercial and outsourcing projects”, although the company has refused to say which outsourcing projects he has worked on for DWP.

    This week, he refused to comment when asked by Disability News Service (DNS) how he could head an investigation into the human rights implications of DWP welfare reforms on disabled people, when he appears to have been involved himself in delivering some of those reforms at Pinsent Masons.

    He took up his post after two parliamentary committees, the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) and the Commons women and equalities committee, appeared to back down over their concerns that his appointment would cause a “serious potential conflict of interest”.

    http://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2016/05/isaac-takes-ehrc-chair-despite-concerns-over-dwp-outsourcing-work/

    Isaac works at the EHRC “one to two days per week” and is paid £500 a day.

    Disability denial specialists elected to all key positions…………………

  156. “DWP STOOGE IN HUMAN RIGHTS CHAIR”

    ……..NO FUCKING WONDER SO MANY CLAIMANTS ARE ALREADY DEAD AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SITS BACK AND DOES ABSOLUTELY ZILCH……….

    G4S ARE MANNING THE HELPLINES……….

    ONE ALMIGHTY STITCH UP OF OUR HUMAN RIGHTS………

    FoI reveals EHRC chair’s ‘conflict of interest’ over welfare reform inquiry
    1
    By John Pring on September 15, 2016 Benefits and Poverty

    The equality watchdog’s new chair, who is set to lead an investigation into whether Tory welfare reforms breached disabled people’s human rights, worked for the government on key contracts at the heart of those reforms, Disability News Service can reveal.

    David Isaac (pictured) was appointed by the government to chair the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) earlier this year, despite concerns raised by two parliamentary committees over “serious potential conflict of interest” caused by his work as a partner of law firm Pinsent Masons.

    He specialises at Pinsent Masons in providing advice on “major public and private sector UK and global commercial and outsourcing projects”, and his own profile on the firm’s website previously stated that he “leads teams of lawyers on major projects” for, among others, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), although the reference to DWP has since been removed.

    But his appointment as EHRC’s new chair came as the watchdog announced that it was to investigate the human rights implications of DWP’s welfare reforms on disabled people.

    Isaac, Pinsent Masons and DWP have previously refused to say which welfare reform projects he worked on for the government.

    But DWP has now been forced to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request that was submitted by Disability News Service (DNS) nearly five months ago, following pressure from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

    The freedom of information response shows that DWP projects Isaac led on included, from July 2013, providing “legal services” for terminating the contract of the much-criticised outsourcing firm Atos to provide work capability assessments (WCAs).

    The controversial “fitness for work” test has been implicated in hundreds – and possibly thousands – of deaths of disabled people, and in causing significant harm and distress to tens of thousands of others.

    Isaac’s team at Pinsent Masons was also involved in legal work surrounding the appointment of the outsourcing company that replaced Atos as the supplier of WCAs, the equally controversial US company Maximus.

    And Pinsent Masons was involved in providing legal services in relation to “contracts with third party suppliers for the delivery of services” connected with personal independence payment (PIP), from November 2013.

    PIP is gradually replacing working-age disability living allowance, and is again at the heart of the government’s plans to cut spending on disability benefits.

    It is not clear what services these “third party suppliers” were delivering, but DWP has told DNS that they were not the main contracts to deliver PIP assessments, which had been awarded the previous year to Atos and fellow outsourcing giant Capita.

    PIP has already seen tens of thousands of disabled people have their support cut or removed completely, while disabled activists have described the benefit as “rotten to the core”, and have pointed to growing evidence of the “shoddy nature” of PIP assessments.

    DWP’s freedom of information response means that Isaac, through his work at Pinsent Masons, has been closely involved in two areas of the government’s welfare reforms that will be examined by the EHRC inquiry.

    There are also existing concerns over the voting record of Lord [Chris] Holmes, the watchdog’s disability commissioner and a Conservative peer, who voted in the House of Lords in favour of the government’s welfare reforms and cuts and will also play a leading role in the EHRC’s investigation.

    LORD CHRIS HOLMES, TORY MP WHO SITS IN THE LORDS AND VOTED FOR WELFARE CUTS

    There are also existing concerns over the voting record of Lord [Chris] Holmes, the watchdog’s disability commissioner and a Conservative peer, who voted in the House of Lords in favour of the government’s welfare reforms and cuts and will also play a leading role in the EHRC’s investigation.

    ……………….HIDING CLAIMANT DEATHS

  157. “LAW FIRM THAT DAVID ISAACS WORKS FOR, DELIVERED DWP CONTRACTS WITH ATOS AND CAPITA”

    …………….. and this cunt is human rights chair?

    And Pinsent Masons was involved in providing legal services in relation to “contracts with third party suppliers for the delivery of services” connected with personal independence payment (PIP), from November 2013.

    PIP is gradually replacing working-age disability living allowance, and is again at the heart of the government’s plans to cut spending on disability benefits.

    It is not clear what services these “third party suppliers” were delivering, but DWP has told DNS that they were not the main contracts to deliver PIP assessments, which had been awarded the previous year to Atos and fellow outsourcing giant Capita.

  158. “UNITED NATIONS PERIODIC REVUE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM”

    SCROLL DOWN PAGE TO ACCESS REPORT

    https://www.bihr.org.uk/news/hrcheckreportnews

  159. More4 “Location, Location, Location” Programme has, in the last half hour reported that “The average Brit spends £4000 per year (i.e. £76.92p per week) dining out – that is one fifth of the average take home wage” (i.e. £20,000 per annum).
    According to them the ‘least expensive’ is a ‘mid-range’ Liverpool restaurant = 3 course meal in a restaurant would be around £20.
    Take out curries are costing the average family around £1300 per year (£25 per week)
    Yeah – what about a family that is sanctioned – they are living on fuck all!

    • One life (and expenditure) for them – and another life (and expenditure) for us – less mortals!

    • And in the ‘Coffee Shop’ (according to them), £7.9Bn was spent in 2015 – presumably this is the total national spend in 2015 to the likes of Starbucks & Costa Coffee etc!
      Obviously, their ‘customers’ have got a whole lot more money than sense!

    • All of this shit really encompasses the ‘great British public’s’ total ‘understanding’ of politics in 2016. The general population really believes that Theresa May’s re-formulation of Cameron’s shitty Government will really lead to ‘all of the population being equal and all of the population earning equal wages/salaries’. This is never going to happen under present circumstances. The ‘great British public’ is now, so far ground down by the Media’s propaganda and our M.P.’s/Government’s propaganda, than all that they think is ‘if I ‘work’ really hard than I can achieve – (in the past, this was indeed the case), but not any more.
      If, nowadays you are a youngster – then you are, seemingly, much more likely to achieve everything that you want by ‘knowing the right people’ who can ‘direct you down the right path’ rather than ‘leaving school’ with ‘few qualifications’ – in this case you’re most likely ‘route’ then is to go down to your local JCP – get into their corrupt system and then, take it from there.
      A possible LIFE then awaits you of ‘training’ or ‘charity’ work or CWP or MWP (under the new Work & Health Programme which is on the way)
      Of course – the great British public will say ‘serve you right you lazy and unkempt sherker (via the Sun/Daily Mail readers & Sky viewers) – you have got exactly what you have deserved.
      Fuck off – many of the ‘British’ public are demonstrably totally stupid – but not ‘all’ of them are!

  160. I, for one at least am really scared now. Now that Corbyn has won – that is really good – but, in the background, there will STILL be the Blairites – they are not going to give up their ‘dreams’ of ‘power’ to concede to a ‘lefty’ Politician from the mid -1980’s. Corbyn may well have fought Thatcher tooth and nail from the back benches then – but now? I am still unsure that Corbyn really has the confidence and total balls to go ‘head to head’ with the ‘over confident’ Tories and to thence eventually to overthrow them.
    There are now just two alternatives – draw together and ‘support’ Corbyn whatever happens, – or, if not. then the Labour Party will split – if they split then they are dead as a political force or as an official opposition. I sincerely hope that it is the first option!

    • I don’t think Labour will split or win a general election under Corbyn. Hopefully it will however now that Corbyn is secure as leader the party will rally and oppose the Tories more successfully and vigorously than previously and challenge pernicious Tory policy both past, present and future, particularly as far as housing and social security are concerned.

      Incidentally Labour isn’t going to lose the next general election only because Corbyn lacks the mass appeal needed to win, but also because of duds he has selected for significant posts in his shadow cabinet. For example who the heck in their right minds would welcome the utterly hopeless Dianne Abbot as Secretary of State for Health for goodness sake?!

  161. The Tories very own (and extra) ‘Grim Reaper’ in the form of Priti Patel is presiding over another ‘disaster’ of death of epic proportions.
    Not that the ‘Aid-budget’ will help ‘other countries’, but it may well be hived off into other Government Departments.
    Meanwhile, many of our much more deserving claimants in Britain are still finding it necessary to top themselves due to this cruel Tory Government’s totally unnecessary ‘sanctions’, ‘austerity’ and ‘welfare reform’ policies.
    Theresa May’s Government will never publicly admit to this – the DWP will never publicly admit to this – MAXIMUS, CAPITA & ATOS will never admit publicly to any of this. But – it is coming – the law will catch up and however,
    be at it’s may – litigation over these preventable suicides is on it’s way – have no doubt about this whatsoever.
    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/sep/24/more-than-a-quarter-of-uk-aid-budget-to-fall-prey-to-rival-ministries-by-2020

  162. “DWP CREATE BULLSHIT DEMANDS NOT RECOGNISED IN LAW”

    JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE TWADDLE

    Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

    Thank you for your reply

    I would like to address your 5th paragraprpgh.

    Policy is nothing to do with legislation or law i.e jobseekers act, welfare reform act, HAVE TO CONFORM WITH WRITTEN LAW, REGULATION PASSED THROUGH PARLIAMENT. You state: policy decision was made to move from a jobseeker’s
    Agreement to a jsa claimant commitment, as a means of recording claimant requirements. Therefore, jsa claimants need to agree and sign a jsa claimant commitment.

    THE WORD NEED IS NOT A CONDITION OF LAW.

    THIS IS NOT TRUE PLEASE WITHDRAW THIS STATEMENT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: YOU’RE GIVING OUT FALSE INFORMATION.

    This is just your personal opinion made up policy, policy can be made up by anyone. What law states it’s mandatory to change your existing jsa agreement to claimant commitment?

    The jsa claimant commitment does not require anything of the claimant over and above that of the existing jobseeker’s allowance regulations and in particular, fully conforms to the legal content of a jobseeker’s agreement outlined in regulation 31 of the jsa regulations. There for, it is not a condition for jobseekers allowance.

    Your statements must comply with law not policy or personal opinion.

    I was under the impression that freedom of information is separate from the dwp yet I feel your replies are biased.

    SEE CASE: CJSA/5376/2014 – JSAG/CC ARE COVERED BY CONTRACT LAW, IF YOU HAVE A JSSA AGREEMENT IT REMAINS IN FORCE YOU CANNOT BE FORCED TO SIGN A CC

    Yours sincerely,

    MR JAMES EDWARD

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/jsa_agreement_to_jsa_claimant_co_3#incoming-872734

  163. “DWP ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK A CLAIMANTS RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION”

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
    What guidance prohibits naming a representative over the telephone?

    I am in receipt of DLA and wanted to name my representative over the phone but it has been refused to acknowledge despite my identity check.

    I would appreciate clarification what law or guidance prohibits that.

    Yours faithfully,
    Joerg Thieme

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/representation#incoming-872743

  164. “THE NATIONAL TRUST SLAVE TRADERS”

    ………..ABUSING WORKFARE TO ADORN PALACES OF THE RICH

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/the_national_trusts_role_in_forc_2#incoming-872742

  165. “MORE TWADDLE FROM SANCTION DIRECT”

    DWP Response:

    Whilst Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants cannot be mandated to present a CV
    at the jobcentre, they can be mandated to create one as a means of
    improving their chances of finding employment, by issue of a Jobseeker’s
    Direction.

    The use of Jobseeker’s Direction is supported by Section 19A of the
    Jobseekers Act 1995, which can be found at the following internet address,
    via the DWP Website:
    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/a11-0101.pdf

    Legislation does not make reference to whether claimants can be mandated
    to provide their CV to the jobcentre, or whether the jobcentre may keep a
    copy.

    However, claimants are required to provide evidence of having undertaking
    the activity required of them, in order to satisfy their Work Coach that they
    have complied with the Jobseeker’s Direction. In the absence of any other
    evidence, this may be in the form of the CV itself, which the claimant may
    choose to provide clerically, or by email.

    THEY NEED YOUR CONSENT

  166. “G4S AWARDED CONTRACT TO RUN HUMAN RIGHTS HELPLINES”
    …bit like Boston strangler running children’s services

    Rt Hon Harriet Harman
    QC
    MP
    Chair
    Joint Committee on Human Rights
    House of Commons
    London
    SW1A 0AA

    ,
    Award of the Equality Advisory Support Service to G4S
    We are writing to express our profound concern at
    reports
    i
    that the
    Government Equalities
    Office has
    awarded security firm G4S the contract to deliver the Equality Advisory Support
    Service (EASS). Given
    the
    serious and longstanding
    concerns about the competence of
    G4S expressed by Members of Parliament across the House and several
    parliamentary
    committees, we urge you to initiate a parliamentary investigation into both the tendering
    process and the suitability of G4S to deliver this vital service. We understand that the service
    is due to become operational on 1 October and run for three years, with the option of a two
    year extension.
    The matter is therefore urgent.
    The EASS provides advice and assistance to individuals on issues relating to equality and
    human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. In
    October
    2012, it replaced a helpline,
    previously run by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which provided a
    vital resource for individuals affected by discrimination.
    In a March 2016 report, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and
    Disability
    ii
    recommended
    that the EASS either be
    returned to the EHRC
    or managed by the
    EHRC.
    In its response to the report
    , the EHRC
    strongly supported the recommendation that
    the EASS
    be returned to its control and asked the Government whether it could run the
    EASS or manage it.
    In its response to the r
    eport the Government rejected this
    recommendation, apparently without explanation.

    https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/sites/default/files/Joint%20NGO%20letter%20to%20Parliament%20re%20G4S%20EASS%20contract%20Final.pdf

  167. “HARRIET HARMAN, A VOICE ON HUMAN RIGHTS?”

    …….you must be joking
    she proposed that employers could discriminate on race or gender

    Equality bill
    Main article: Equality Act 2010

    As part of a proposed Equality Bill, Harman announced a consultation on changing the existing discrimination laws, including options for reverse discrimination in employment. Under the proposals, employers would be legally allowed to discriminate in favour of a job candidate on the basis of their race or gender where the candidates were otherwise equally qualified. Employers would not be required to use these powers, but would be able to do so without the threat of legal action for discriminatory practices. The white paper also proposed measures to end age discrimination, promote transparency in organisations and introduce a new equality duty on the public sector.[47] These changes, if made, could face a challenge under Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights,

    ISAACS AND HARMAN, ANOTHER COMEDY DOUBLE ACT

    MPs’ expenses
    In January 2009, Harman proposed a rule change to exempt MPs’ expenses from the Freedom of Information Act. Her parliamentary order aimed to remove “most expenditure information held by either House of Parliament from the scope of the Freedom of Information Act”. It meant that, under the law, journalists and members of the public would no longer be entitled to learn details of their MP’s expenses.

  168. “THE GOVERNMENTS JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS”

    …More like a day trip from the Lords. Not one of these fuckers has ever had to miss a meal or live in the street. THEY REPRESENT NO ONE BUT THEMSELVES, EACH SNOUT FIRMLY IN THE PROVERBIAL TROUGH.

    Membership – Joint Committee on Human Rights

    The Commons Members of this Committee were appointed on 28 October 2015. The Lords Members of this Committee were appointed on 25 May 2016.
    Member Party
    Ms Harriet Harman (Chair) Labour
    Fiona Bruce Conservative
    Ms Karen Buck Labour
    Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrat
    Lord Henley Conservative
    Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Labour
    Jeremy Lefroy Conservative
    Mark Pritchard Conservative
    Baroness Prosser Labour
    Amanda Solloway Conservative
    Lord Trimble Conservative
    Lord Woolf Crossbench

    ………..as much a part of human rights as Alice in Wonderland.

    no wonder the DWP death count goes completely ignored

  169. “OPERATION MURDER”

    Man leaves coroner letter as he fears Work Capability Assessment will kill him
    Written by Kitty S Jones

    The government have persistently denied any “causal relationship” between their welfare reforms and an increase in premature deaths and suicides, despite an existing correlation. Ministers have also denied a link between disability assessments and an increase in mental distress and ill health.

    Figures released last year show that between December 2011 to February 2014, 4,010 people died after being told they were fit for work, following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). 40,680 died within a year of undergoing the WCA, making a bleak mockery of any claim that the WCA is a real and valid “health assessment” of any kind. Or that our welfare system is “supportive” to those in most need, in any real or meaningful sense. Those people were clearly not at all “fit for work.” The figures were only released after the Information Commission overruled a Government decision to block the statistics from the public.

    Research last year from Leonard Cheshire, a charity that works with disabled people, also showed that the assessments are making people who are ill more sick. Almost three quarters (72 per cent) said they found the assessment had a negative impact on their mental or physical health, or both. The same number described the face to face appointment as very stressful.

    David Sugg would agree with those research findings. David suffered a life threatening subarachnoid haemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) because of an aneurysm (a swollen and very weakened point in a blood vessel) in 2013, and faces more life saving surgery because he has developed two more aneurysms that threatens to rupture, putting him at risk of another catastrophic brain haemorrhage. Whilst he waits for his operation, he has been told that if his blood pressure goes up, he is likely to die.

    He had a Work Capability Assessment with Maximus this week. He was so afraid of the adverse health impacts that the strain of the WCA may have on him that he left a letter for the local coroner, to be opened in the event of his sudden death.

    The letter said: “You may be looking into the reason for my death. I am hoping I can save you some time. This uncaring and spiteful Tory government killed me.”

    He told me: “My neuro-surgeon says I mustn’t get stressed, but I have been called by the Department for Work and Pensions for an assessment even though I’ve told them about my situation.

    If I don’t go for an assessment my benefits will be stopped. But I fear it may cost me my life.”

    https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/man-leaves-coroner-letter-as-he-fears-work-capability-assessment-will-kill-him/

    • “WHY CORBYN WANTS SHOT OF TRASH LIKE YVETTE COOPER”

      ………Blairite Cooper seeks to defend disability killer Esther Mcvey

      Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, she urged shadow chancellor John McDonnell to apologise to former Conservative MP Esther McVey for comments he made about her in 2014.

      Mr McDonnell sparked a row by repeating the words “why aren’t we lynching the bastard?” – which had been aimed at the former Wirral West MP by a constituent of hers – in reference to Ms McVey during a comedy night.

      In a subsequent parliamentary debate, Mr McDonnell suggested Ms McVey was playing the victim and he hoped that the electorate would “remove the stain of inhumanity” at the 2015 general election.

      MOST OF THE EVIL DONE TO DISABLED WAS BY THE BONNIE AND CLYDE DOUBLE ACT OF SMITH AND MCVEY……….

      THEY ARE BOTH YET TO STAND TRIAL FOR THEIR CRIMES, BUT COOPER HAS SHOWN HER TRUE COLOURS AND SHOULD BE SHOWN THE DOOR.

      IT WAS NO ACCIDENT THAT MCVEY SOON WENT OFF THE POLITICAL SCENE WHEN WORDS LIKE MURDERER MCVEY APPEARED ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS,,,,,,,,,,

  170. “NOT ANDY MURRAY THE TENNIS PLAYER, JUST ANDY MURRAY THE DISABLED”

    ……..ONE FILLS HIS BOOTS EACH WEEKEND, ONE HAS NO LEGS.

    Andy Murray
    I’ve had 2 strokes, 8 heart attacks, a quadruple heart bypass, I have Heart Failure, Peripheral Neuropathy.
    Undiagnosed damage to my spine and arthrittis in my hips and hands.
    Last year, I was confined to a wheelchair after both legs were amputated.
    Last week, I was sent an ESA 50, a work Capability assessment form and told I may need a further medical asessment, despite being awarded top rate PIP.
    Is this harassment necessary?
    Can they not leave you in peace to die?

    https://www.facebook.com/ATOSM/

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    TORY SUICIDE

    BBC – 25th Sep 2016

    Claims Theresa May “badly let down” David Cameron over the EU referendum campaign have been dismissed by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith.

    Mr Cameron’s former director of communications Sir Craig Oliver said in a book that Mrs May was regarded by some as “an enemy agent”.

    But Mr Duncan Smith urged Remain campaigners to “get behind Theresa May instead of carping”.

    Sir Craig said the book was an attempt to explain “what went wrong”.

    In his book, Sir Craig claimed that Mrs May failed to back the Remain campaign 13 times and he also said Boris Johnson believed the Leave campaign would be “crushed”.

    Read More:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37467502

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    The Tories are now in a civil war. Spring Election 2017 – Brexit 2035.

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    Brexit is null & void with fraud.

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    May Maybe May Election – Mrs May not even 6 months in the job & gone !!

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    Tory Suicide & because Suicide is the buzz word Tory Suicide Suicide Suicide Suicidal Tory Death Trap.

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    Mrs May gone IDS is now Tory Leader.

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    Going Going Gone – Give Them Enough Rope – Tory Suicide not execution !!!

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    Suicide Ego – Suicidal Tory Civil War.

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  180. “puppets of the system”

    Here is a post written by one of the latest victims of the systemic corruption and fraud:

    At my appeal I was asked questions with no relevance at all to the reasons for my appeal. When I tried to answer the questions I was rudely interrupted, then they moved on to the next irrelevant question.
    The doctor asked me questions using medical terms that I did not understand, then when I told him I didn’t understand what he meant he just wrote something down and moved on.
    At the end I was asked if I had anything to say, so I spoke up against the lies that had been told about me. The problem was that all three people were looking down at their papers as I was talking, not one of them had the decency to show me any respect by looking at me.
    Needless to say at this point I lost all respect for them and when I returned for the decision I showed them the same respect. I told them that their attitude was pathetic, that they took no notice of the facts and had allowed the lies, discrepences and contradictions to be accepted; that is if they had bothered to read my reasons for appealing.
    I know what I said was a mistake but at the time I felt angry and I thought they should hear the truth. As I was leaving the room I turned and told them, “call yourselves independent, you all piss in the same pot, it’s the government who pays you, you’re just puppets in the system”….

    • “MORE LINKS TO THE DWP AND SUICIDES”

      …..WHISTLEBLOWER FROM DWP/HMRC BULLY BOY CONCENTRIX, TELLS OF SUICIDAL CLAIMANTS RINGING HELPLINES………….

      Last week you heard that Concentrix, the chosen US bullyboy of the UK government had been told to get packing.
      What the BBC DID NOT TELL YOU AT THE TIME WAS THE REASON WHY.

      The BBC are the mouthpiece of our corrupt government and they are scripted to rearrange information to suit the ever so bent corridors of Westminster.

      CONCENTRIX, who have been allowed to continue harassing and driving victims to suicide till next May, had been linked to threats of suicide by victims who were ruthlessly targeted and accused of tax credit fraud when they were completely innocent of any crime.

      DWP and HMRC are very brave when it comes to hounding the very poorest on the totem pole of life but stay well clear of the secret enclaves of the rich and famous well documented in the panama papers, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
      Indeed, the actual HMRC task force to root out tax evaders has been dramatically reduced.

      THE DWP ARE STILL REFUSING TO RELEASE THE DETAILS OF SEVEN SUICIDES THAT BEAR ALL THE HALLMARKS OF CONTINUED BULLYING, STARVATION AND THREATS…………………

      A firm used by the government to cut tax credit payments has received calls from “suicidal” clients, the BBC has been told.

      A whistleblower at Concentrix’s call centre said most staff “weren’t even trained” to deal with such calls.

      He said staff were not offered counselling, but were instead told: “Have a smoke… you’ll be fine.”

      But Concentrix said, in the case of suicidal callers, staff were trained in accordance with guidelines from HMRC.

      It told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme: “Our staff are supported as much as possible where we have encountered this type of scenario.”
      ‘No food’

      Last week, US firm Concentrix – which is employed by HMRC to help reduce incorrect or fraudulent tax credit payments – learned it would not have its contract renewed once it expires in May 2017.

      This came on the same day as the Victoria Derbyshire programme reported claims that hundreds of people had wrongly had their payments stopped.
      Media captionNicola McKenzie told the Victoria Derbyshire programme she was struggling to feed her two-year-old son after her tax credits were removed

      Single mother Nicola McKenzie said Concentrix had cut her tax credits after she was wrongly accused of being married to a dead 74-year-old man.

      Now, a member of the company’s staff has spoken about the experiences of staff at its call centre in Belfast.

      The 600 workers were yelled at “every day” by clients, he said, with “people crying down the phone to you that they’re down to their last bag of wipes, have no food in the fridge to feed their kids”.

      “We were dealing with people claiming they were going to commit suicide,” the whistleblower said. “You had to try and keep them on the phone, while a manager phoned the police to get out to their address to make sure that they were OK.

      “Some of the [call centre workers] that were dealing with the suicide calls weren’t given the back-up, weren’t given aftercare by our aftercare team. Most of the people weren’t even trained in how to deal with a suicide call.”

      Concentrix staff received no “aftercare by our human resources team, or any sort of counselling, after a call”, he claimed, adding: “They were just told, ‘Go out. Have a smoke. Come back. You’ll be fine. Deal with another 40 or 50 calls.'”

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37427990

      WITH THE DWP TELLING CALL STAFF TO WAVE PINK CARDS WHEN ALERTED TO A SUICIDE THREAT AND CONCENTRIX TOLD TO GO HAVE A FAG, WHAT MORE COULD BE STRIKINGLY OBVIOUS?

      MURDER BY LEGISLATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN MODERN SOCIETY

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        Disability Denial Factory = Tory Suicide Factory. Murder children is the Tories policy. Death & morbid is the Tories hideaway from any responsibility of any care of duty. Forget child poverty it`s Tory child murder. That sorts out the problem of poverty in all aspects of dictatorship control. The policy sounds very much like genocide. The claims of their defence is guilt by omission. How stupid do the Tories think we are !!! The brainwashing of stupid makes stupid policies which is stupid because the stupid Tories are stupid. So stupid has no standing in a court of law – Stupid.

      • Concentrix works on a payment by results system, which, in turn means that in the event of a death the claimant will not appeal the judgement.
        A suicide is a gift horse to those that terrorise the most vulnerable.

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    Take me to court DWP for £800,000 benefit fraud. But no the DWP are scared to take me to court as I have been saying for the past 4 years. The DWP Assisted Suicide have no place in a court of law because the courts only deal with facts & the DWP will be slaughtered in a court of law.

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    Run Rabbit Run Rabbit Run Rabbit.

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    Looks like a cover up in Genocide of the disabled. Suicide may ……..

    • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      Harm the Tories. Maybe may has some thing to say in the 2017 May Election. I am trying to get arrested but the DWP & Tories are shit scared to take me to court. You the Tories have the upper hand because I have no legal aid. Set an example with me !!!

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    Easy to put Tory Suicide on it now !!!

  185. “NO WONDER THE TORY PRESS WANTED TO STOP MOMENTUM”

    Momentum has announced today a partnership with Disabled People Against the Cuts. It says it wants to put disabled people’s rights and accessibility and inclusion “at the heart of the labour movement”. In a statement it said:

    Groups such as Disabled People Against the Cuts, who were instrumental in opposing the cuts to Personal Independence Payments, will be invited to advise on access requirements so that events and activities are inclusive for those with disabilities. Alongside Momentum Kids, this initiative is part of Momentum’s drive to make politics more inclusive and participatory.

    Over the coming months, Momentum hopes to develop further links with disabled activists and to assist in campaigning against devastating cuts

  186. “NICE TO SEE HILARY BENN, TORY ALLY AND ARCHITECT OF SYRIAN WAR CRIMES, WORRIED ABOUT HIS SEAT”

    Mr Benn, who was dismissed by Mr Corbyn after telling him that he had lost confidence in him after the EU referendum, told a Labour First rally at the party conference in Liverpool that the party must now come together and “rise above” any abuse.

    “We have won Labour parliamentary representation from Keir Hardie onwards and we do that by working together and those values have not changed and are alive and well in every single one of us in the party.

    “We should celebrate the fact that so many new members have joined the party, every single one of us is a guardian of those values.

    ………….STRANGE HOW THE LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS THAT CHASE DIFFERENT AGENDAS TO THOSE THEY PURPORT TO REPRESENT, ARE NOW AFRAID OF FALLING OFF THE GRAVY TRAIN………

  187. “DISABLED SILENT WITNESS STAR COMPARES DWP WITH SECOND WORLD WAR GERMAN ELITE ASSASSINATION UNIT”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/actress-liz-carr-stuns-audience-8911590#ICID=sharebar_facebook

    • TV star Liz Carr launched a brutal attack on Tory austerity in a spellbinding speech at the Mirror’s Labour Conference fringe .

      The disabled Silent Witness actress compared Conservative welfare cuts to N??i policies, as she addressed the Real Britain Reconnecting Britain event in Liverpool.

      And she revealed she faces seeing her own benefits slashed.

      Liz, who plays Clarissa Mullery in the BBC drama, told guests: “I have just had a care assessment.

      “I am at risk of my benefits being cut … that paid for the personal assistant that got me here today.”

      Revealing why she feels a “moral responsibility” to raise the plight of disabled people, she added: “I can’t be a silent witness.”

      • ………….which in turn will no doubt put her acting career at risk for speaking out.

        The BBC obviously did not have sufficient time to threaten her position…….

  188. Liz Carr actress and disabled activist

    She likened the Tory welfare cuts, which aim to move people from benefits into jobs, to the notorious “ Arbeit macht fre i” (work sets you free) sign above the Auschwitz concentration camp .

    “We are told – and I’ve heard this before – that ‘work sets you free’. Where have we heard that before?’” she rapped.

    “Sorry, but it needs to be said.”

    Carr accused the Government of making it “shameful” to be “part of our welfare state”.

    “For many people, being disabled in austerity Britain means being hated, stigmatised, demonised as burdens, drains on the state.

    “It means being labelled as fraudsters and work shy.

    “It’s about being segregated and excluded and oppressed and discriminated against.

    “It’s about being forgotten and derided and abused and sanctioned and attacked and killed and cut and rationed and reduced and starved and homeless and hungry and fearful and terrified and alone and isolated and abandoned and denied resources and silenced and rendered invisible and made to jump through hoops to prove your worth, devalued, punished, subject to vicious attacks – both by individuals and the state.

    “It’s about being inhuman, being seen us useless and the undeserving poor.

    “That’s the reality for disabled people in today’s society.”

    Carr claimed that suicide had become “a desirable alternative” for those hit by benefits cuts.

    She added: “We are all collateral damage in this ideological war this Government is waging.”

    Comedian and actor Dave Johns, tipped for an Oscar for his role in Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake , called for people to “proud of our welfare state, because it benefits everybody”.

    Union activist Betty Tebbs, 98, wowed delegates as she urged them to get behind newly-reelected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn .

    Only he could deliver socialism, she said.

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    You can fool some people some of the time but you can`t fool all the people all of the time.

    SLAVERY OF DISABLED PEOPLE – RESULTING IN GENOCIDE OF DISABLED PEOPLE.

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    Tory Dictatorship. Proof is the treatment of disabled people who are seen as mad if they speak out. The Tory party spending Mental weapons to create mental problems created by a mad dictatorship making every one mad, but not mad enough to pass a WCA. The hatred the Tories have of disabled people is a cleansing machine to kill or cure disability. The disabled have been made to be outside of UK law & are their to be used as a dictators tool for more power.

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    The Tory Party are the Disability Hate Crime Party.

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    Death of the Tory Party is the only option, like the disabled death is the only option for death death death to all disabled & we can`t let any disabled live because the disabled are a threat to the Tory Party. No Tories – Human Rights are broken yet again. How can anyone believe the Flag Ship Welfare Reform is based on that idea of genocide !!! Well tories suicide !!

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      The defence for the Tories is I am giving out disability hate crime & the Tories will sort out any disability hate crimes in a court of law.

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    The Tories are now crabs in a barrel – Run Rabbit run rabbit run run run.

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    The only way the Tories can prolong their genocide is get IDS as leader. IDS is now ready to become the leader of the Tories to save the Tory party.

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    Is it DWP Assisted suicide or State Assisted Suicide !!!

  196. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Now who`s mental !!! Your DWP lawyers at £1,000 an hour can`t help you Tories.

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    Charlie Chaplin – Dictator + Nick Sasquash – Dictator Dub

    • ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE WRONGLY AWARDED DISABILITY BENEFITS BY REAL DOCTORS, LATER STOLEN BY ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS USING IMPOSTORS ONLY RECOGNISED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE

      MANDATORY RECONSIDERATIONS (MOSTLY APPLIED WITHOUT CLAIMANTS KNOWLEDGE)

      Total Upheld in Departments Favour
      54,351 2013-14
      264,398 2014-15
      361,324 2015-16
      179,287 2016-17

      Total Overturned in Customers
      Favour
      39,003
      106,995
      69,102
      34,467

      40,000 + DEATHS SHORTLY AFTER BEING FOUND FIT FOR WORK.

      BONUSES PAID TO JUDICIARY OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS, INCLUDING OVERTIME PAYMENTS, UP 43%.

      NUMBER OF SUICIDES THAT DWP REFUSE TO RELEASE INFORMATION ON, 7.

      PAYMENTS TO PRIVATISED PRETEND DOCTORS, £3.3 BILLION.

      • Well, fancy that. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people initially diagnosed as being disabled by real doctors only to be deemed perfectly fit by those that attended a 21 day course.

        All those real doctors have a case to answer, what drove them to make so many mistakes?

        Tragic as it may seem, the error of those silly qualified doctors, physicians and surgeons were only highlighted when Lord David Freud presented a document to parliament that was written on his behalf by a private health insurer.

        All these ailments are fictitious, a product of the mind, he told them.

        The disabled realised the error of their ways and immediately threw away their medicines, bandages and dressings, walking appliances, wheelchairs and aids, prosthetic limbs and guide dogs and came to recognise that having a disability is just a state of mind.

        • but the politicians and architects of disability denial, the puppets of the state, lobbyists and private health insurers, overlooked one major flaw in their quest for greed.

          Not all the disabled would succumb to an early death shortly after being reassessed as fit. those who were wronged and still able to tell the tale would mount a challenge that even the bent judiciary could not block.

          No end of discretionary payments, compensation or apologies could replace the lives that had been so callously stolen by the act of one failed banker.

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    Concentrix’s Victoria Derbyshire Radio Show – 11:25

    http://bbc.in/2dlJGWj

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    Concentrix: Tory appointed scumbag firm putting excessive profits before people

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    Damien 666 Green – 41:34

    SACKED !!!

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    Now their kids are put into care !!! Because the hard working parents can`t cope.

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    I am married to Queen Elizabeth the first over 400 years ago !!! Do I need to prove I wasn`t !!!

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    So the HRMC are now providing 150 staff to work for CONCENTRIX

  204. “BIOGRAPHY OF AN INSIGNIFICANT LITTLE PIMP / MASS MURDERER”

    Lord Freud has apologised for his “foolish” suggestion that disabled people should not be entitled to the minimum wage, admitting his comments could be seen as offensive.

    The welfare minister offered a “full and unreserved apology” for his remarks made at the Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday afternoon, but has not resigned.

    Lord Freud said: “I would like to offer a full and unreserved apology. I was foolish to accept the premise of the question. To be clear, all disabled people should be paid at least the minimum wage, without exception, and I accept that it is offensive to suggest anything else.
    Related

    Will Cameron Sack Tory Minister Who Said Disabled Were Not Worth Minimum Wage Survive?
    Why Lord Freud Was Right to Question the Minimum Wage for Disabled People

    “I care passionately about disabled people. I am proud to have played a full part in a government that is fully committed to helping disabled people overcome the many barriers they face in finding employment.

    But who is David Freud, and why has his career in the City been described as “morally ambiguous”?

    Freud was first employed by the Financial Times as a journalist, before being hired by a firm then-called Rowe & Pitman in 1983. The minister has openly admitted that his position at the company involved “writing research on companies at the same time as taking money from them for advice” – considered illegal today.

    He worked on over 50 deals and raised more than £50 billion across 19 countries, including the high-profile flotations of Eurotunnel and EuroDisney. He admitted he had felt “equivocal” about both of the deals, acknowledging that investors lost millions of pounds. By the late 1990s, he said: “If the rest of the country knew what we were being paid, there would be tumbrels on the street and heads carried around on pikes.”

    At the turn of the new millennium, Freud was the vice-chairman of investment banking at the firm now known as UBS AG. He retired at 53, stating he spent most of his time “firing people” – before becoming the chief executive of the Portland Trust, a British not-for-profit “action tank” whose mission is to promote peace and stability between Israelis and Palestinians through economic development.
    Lord Freud
    Lord Freud was delivered an “eviction notice” by protesters over welfare changes in April 2013Getty

    Welfare reform

    When Freud was appointed by former Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2006 to provide a nominally independent review of the British welfare to work system, he admitted he “didn’t know anything about welfare at all”.

    Despite this, he came up with a draft plan for the reform within three weeks – recommending that the private sector have expanded involvement in the welfare system and for single parents to be required to take paid employment earlier. (THE UNUM PROVIDENT WELFARE MANIFESTO)

    Later, Freud was rehired as an advisor to the government when James Purnell was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2008. He was ultimately involved in producing a white paper, which was published in December that year, which would require most people receiving benefits to participate in some form of employment or prepare for future employment.

    Fundamentally, his vision of welfare reform would involve removing benefits paid purely on the basis of requirement.

    He wrote: “We cannot have people simply loafing about, doing nothing and expecting the state to finance their lifestyles. That is the way to the destruction of our society.”

    Conservative party

    Freud joined the Conservative party in February 2009, and became a life peer as Baron Freud, of Eastry in the Kent, and became a shadow minister for welfare in the House of Lords.

    His first controversy in the party occurred in October 2010, when several organisations and church groups complained to David Cameron about Freud, and chancellor George Osborne’s “exaggeration” of fraud in welfare claims. They argued that such misrepresentations had the effect of stigmatising the poorest and most vulnerable in society – to which Freud replied that he and Osborne’s errors were “entirely inadvertent”.

    In April 2013, thousands of anti-welfare cuts activists delivered an “eviction notice” to the Freud’s £1.9 million London home, to protest against the government’s welfare changes. He became the first minister to label the introduction of under-occupancy penalty the “Bedroom Tax”, blaming local authorities for a lack of one-bedroom properties.

    Earlier this year, Freud turned his attention to the issue of food banks – stating he was unsure why people go to organisations for food. His comments caused a backlash, most predominantly with the Trussell Trust Charity, which runs 420 food banks.

    “Clearly nobody goes to a food bank willingly,” he said in the House of Lords. “However, it is very hard to know why people go to them.”

  205. In the same year he replied: “I think you don’t have to be the corpse to go to a funeral” in response to the question of what he knows of living on less than £10 each week makes a difference.

    The Tory lord plunging 95,000 into poverty with his “bedroom tax” stays in an eight-bedroom country mansion … when he’s not living in his £1.9million London home, the Sunday People has revealed.

    Lord Freud was accused of being an out of touch hypocrite last night after provoking a storm of criticism this week defending the tax which will see some of Britain’s poorest families charged for spare bedrooms.

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    HMRC clarifies you only get a Concentrix lump sum if all your tax credits were stopped

    MoneySavingExpert – 26 Sep 2016

    If your entire tax credit claim was wrongly stopped by the contractor Concentrix you’ll receive a lump sum repayment, HMRC said today – but if only part of your claim was removed or reduced, you’ll have to wait to get the money back in instalments.

    MoneySavingExpert.com has been inundated with horror stories from people claiming their tax credits were incorrectly cancelled with Concentrix, with some claiming they’ve been struggling to feed their family as a result. Earlier this month HMRC announced it isn’t extending Concentrix’s contract beyond May 2017 and it’s promised to prioritise helping those who’ve had tax credits incorrectly stopped.

    But there’s been widespread confusion over whether those who successfully appeal against a Concentrix decision will get repayments as a lump sum or in installments.

    HMRC originally told us that if your tax credits were wrongly stopped you’ll have them repaid in one go. But after a number of people contacted MSE founder Martin Lewis to complain they’re getting repayments of as little as £3/week on top of their reinstated tax credits, it’s since clarified that while that’s true if your credits were stopped, it’s not the case if only part of your claim was removed.

    Tax credits are payouts made regularly by the state into bank accounts to support those with children or in work but with low income. See our Tax Credits guide for more info, and Concentrix tax credits help for how to appeal.

    Read More:
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/protect/2016/09/hmrc-clarifies-you-only-get-a-concentrix-lump-sum-if-all-your-tax-credits-were-stopped

  207. UNUM’S LITTLE HELPER

    SIGMUND’S SICK OFFSPRING

    “My Lords, the policy as it stands is designed, first, to save money. We are looking to save £500 million a year here, which is within the context of the overall saving of £2 billion that we are trying to make over two years.”

    Lord Freud let the cat out of the bag and admitted that the bedroom tax is not here to improve our housing system, nor is it about ‘fairness as the PM claims’. It is implemented to ‘save money’ this is a lie. The Government’s own impact statement states clearly that the bedroom tax is COST NEUTRAL to central Government.

    The real cost of the bedroom tax will be bared by people on the lowest incomes who can’t pay the bedroom tax but also can’t move due to the lack of suitable social housing… but we already knew that..

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    TORY CONCENTRIX CONTRACT

    Adviser guide
    Concentrix tax credits enquiries on behalf of
    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
    HMRC is determined to reduce the amount of error and fraud in the tax credits system. To help tackle this, HMRC has appointed a private sector supplier, Concentrix, based in Belfast Northern Ireland, which will provide additional external resource to ensure customer claims are accurate. The extra checks will help make sure people get the tax credits they are entitled to, preventing overpayments and identifying inaccurate claims and fraud.
    This guide is to help you understand the types of contact Concentrix may make to customers, on behalf of HMRC, to check that they are receiving the correct amount of tax credits and help your clients take the right action within the right time.
    When and how Concentrix will contact tax credits customers
    Concentrix will start contacting tax credits customers nationwide from November 2014 to check that tax credit claims are correct and up to date.
    Customers may be contacted by:
     letter – containing both the HMRC and Concentrix logo
     telephone – Concentrix will explain that they are working on behalf of HMRC before asking security questions
    HMRC and Concentrix will never ask tax credits customers to disclose personal or payment information by email. If your client receives a HMRC related phishing/bogus email, please advise your client to forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk before deleting.
    Information Concentrix will ask
    If your client has been contacted by Concentrix they will have been asked to confirm the information HMRC holds about them. Your client may be asked to provide further information or evidence in writing by a particular date about a range of details. This could include details about their children, child care costs, partner in the household, disability, work and hours and their income.
    Please note: If your client does not reply by the date requested their tax credits award may be reviewed and changed, based on the information HMRC holds.

    Read More:

    PDF
    http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/HMRC%20tax%20credits%20and%20Concentrix%20briefing%20Dec%2014.pdf

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    Concentrix is a high value business services company founded in 1991.[2] A wholly owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation[3] (NYSE: SNX).

  210. Virtual abolition of PIP, DLA and ESA appeal tribunals as we know them

    The government is poised to bring an end to the shaming success rates at benefits appeals, but they will do so by nobbling the appeals system rather than by improving decision making.

    In the future many more appeals will be “on the papers” where success rates are drastically lower, hearings that do take place will be on the phone or via Skype type links and most appeals will be decided by a solicitor (often retired) sitting alone, without a medical wing member or a disability wing member.

    http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3553-virtual-abolition-of-pip-dla-and-esa-appeal-tribunals-as-we-know-them

    • The right to a fair hearing, which applies to any criminal charge as well as to the determination of civil rights and obligations, contains a number of requirements

      There must be real and effective access to a court (although there are limited exceptions in the case of vexatious litigants, minors, prisoners etc). To be real and effective this may require access to legal aid.
      There must be a hearing before an independent and impartial court or tribunal established by law (including unbiased jurors).
      The hearing must be held within a reasonable time. What is reasonable depends on the complexity of the case, its importance, the behaviour of both the applicant and competent authorities, and the length of time between the conduct in question (i.e. when the offence was committed or contract breached etc) and when the trial takes place.
      The applicant must have a real opportunity to present his or her case or challenge the case against them. This will require access to an opponent’s submissions, procedural equality and generally requires access to evidence relied on by the other party and an oral hearing.
      The court of tribunal must give reasons for its judgment.
      There must be equality of arms between the parties, so, for example, the defence has the same right to examine witnesses against them as the prosecution has and both parties have the right to legal representation etc.
      In criminal cases, there is a right to silence and a privilege against self-incrimination (although it may be possible to draw adverse inferences from suspects remaining silent).
      An accused person must have the right to effective participation in their criminal trial. Except for strictly limited exceptions, an accused is entitled to be physically present at his or her hearing to give evidence in person and be legally represented.
      The hearing and judgment must be made public. Hearings can, however, be held in private where:

      it can be shown to be necessary and proportionate and in the interest of morals, public order or national security in a democratic society, or
      it is in the best interests of a child; or
      it is required for the protection of the private life of the parties ; or
      it is strictly necessary in special circumstances where publicity, in the
      court’s opinion, would prejudice the interests of justice.

      ……………BUT ALL THOSE PESKY DEATHS ARE MAKING THEM TWITCH.

  211. “Let’s be clear, since 1979 we have had a disease that has been spreading across our society, across every community – it created unemployment, it created homelessness, it created a belief that this is the society we have to accept”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/union-chief-jeremy-corbyn-cure-disease-that-has-been-spreading-across-society-since-thatcher-came-to-a7332251.html

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    Now that HMRC are at war with Concentrix with Universal Credit on Working Tax Credit with hard working single parents with no money & leaving their jobs because that make them more in debt & housing rent & housing benefit being lost like evictions & now their kids are put into care. The suicides & deaths caused by the DWP & HMRC by 2020 when poll a tricks want to act means tens of thousands of suicides & deaths of ex hard working families. So something needs to be done now or the DWP deaths will rise past 100,000 by 2020. 100,000 DWP Assisted suicides & 30,000 kids in care because of the war between HMRC & Concentrix.

    HUMAN RIGHTS & CARE OF DUTY IS NEEDED NOW.

    Not in years or months. The cost of human lives at the cost of the tax payer will run into £ Billions. Politics ranting means more DWP Assisted Suicide deaths.

    GET OFF YOUR LAZY ARSES.

    Being stupid causes deaths, who ever you are in cover ups & egos. Universal Credit on hard working families means homelessness, Kids put into care where there is no money to fund – So is now called state sponsored child killing through the DWP – HMRC – Concentrix & The Tory Party.

    The Tories are scared to sack Concentrix today because of breech of contract which the DWP will have to pay ten of Millions of £ in defaulting the contract. Yet the war between the HMRC & Concentrix is who defaulted on the contract while hard working families are dying with no money.

    State Sponsored Child Killing on Universal Tax Credits.

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      State Sponsored Suicide War.

      The Welfare budget is now £120 Billion because most of that is the DWP fees in lawyers & defaults payments on DWP contactors. So we need to get the Welfare budget down by making it £200 billion.

      State Sponsored Suicide.

      Now where`s the war !!!!

      2 more DWP Assisted suicides while you are reading my piece.

  213. Labour MPs debate universal basic income policy for the first time.

    John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, “I’m going to be accused of being a Fabian here”

    “There’s an urgency about it at the moment because work is no longer lifting people out of poverty”

    Mr McDonnell has previously suggested that a trial of universal basic income could be included in Labour’s 2020 general election manifesto.

    The Government said, need I say any more.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/universal-basic-income-labour-uk-john-mcdonnell-labour-conference-live-latest-jeremy-corbyn-mps-a7333911.html

  214. Irma Ida Ilse Grese (7 October 1923 – 13 December 1945)

    …………Irma’s family have made it clear that the name of their lovely daughter should not be tarnished by any references to ESTHER MCVEY.

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