Simon Chapman, A Very Distinguished Fucking Anarchist

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Over the last couple of days the strangest thought has plagued me.  Two simple ugly words have kept emerging, only for me to lock them out and ridicule them as bizarre.  Simon’s dead.  Just to write it down feels like treachery.  Part of me looks forward to seeing him, to sharing a drink and dispelling this nonsense.  He’d say something wry, and witty and that would be that.  He was good like that.  Was.  Sometimes the shittiest word to ever have to use about a friend.

As part of a (temporary, and self-imposed) exile from all politics, I didn’t know his health had deteriorated so much.  We weren’t the kind of friends who lived out of each other’s pockets.  There are many who were closer to him than me and I wish them all my love.  But for almost 15 years he was always there.  At crap protests and good ones, festivals and parties, we’d find each other and we’d usually end up drinking together.  We shared a love of getting proper twatted and so we did that a lot.

The London anarchist movement would have looked very different without Simon Chapman.  From the Movement Against The Monarchy to the Wombles, to May Day, several squatted social centres and finally Class War, Simon was an active presence both on the streets and behind the scenes.  Countless flyers were produced by him over the years. He helped organise dozens of gigs, parties, campaigns and demonstrations and I was lucky enough to work with him on several of them.   Up until very recently he was still updating the Class War website.

It was the streets where his heart lay though and he was no passive peaceful protester.  He got nicked all the time when he was younger.  He fucking hated capitalism, was never afraid to get his hands dirty and despised the police.  And he had good reason.

In 2003 Simon was arrested during a vicious police tear gas attack at a particularly fruity anti-capitalist protest in Thessaloniki, Greece.  It was claimed he was carrying petrol bombs in his rucksack and he was held on remand with charges hanging over him that could have seen him spend the next 20 years in prison.  Six other people were arrested and charged in similiar circumstances.  All denied the allegations against them.  Photographic evidence soon emerged that showed the rucksack the police claimed Simon was carrying was not the rucksack he was arrested with.  It was a transparent fit up.

The treatment of those arrested was obscene.  All were beaten savagely following their arrest.    For the first few days of his incarceration Simon was left virtually blind after the police smashed his glasses.  He couldn’t see a fucking thing without his glasses.  Despite these abuses the UK’s Labour government did not lift a finger to help.  Neither did any other state.  So the prisoners took the only action left available to them and began a hunger strike.

A militant Europe-wide campaign fast emerged demanding that all seven prisoners be released.  Greek embassies were picketed across the continent and in some cases attacked and occupied.  In Barcelona the Metro system was shut down during an international day of action in solidarity with the prisoners.  In the UK a relentless campaign targeted the Greek Embassy and Tourist Board.   Parts of Athen’s University were repeatedly occupied, whilst fierce demonstrations throughout Greece resulted in more arrests.

In the end Simon didn’t eat for almost seven weeks. All the hunger-strikers were repeatedly hospitalised, such was the strain on their health. In the final days the prisoners stopped accepting fluids.  By now the solidarity campaign was at fever pitch as the risk that someone might die grew ever closer.  Mainstream media across Europe began to take an interest, lured by sensationalism and smelling blood.  Faced with international embarrassment, and concerned about creating seven martyrs who would shine a light on the corrupt Greek police, all the prisoners were released on November 6th 2003 and the charges against them dropped.  Simon came home.

Then, five years later, the bastards came for him again.  After repeated appeals from the Greek state prosecutor the charges against four of the original seven were re-instated.  In 2008 Simon was found guilty of a string of exotic sounding and terrifying charges including Distinguished Riot  and the creation, possession and explosion of bombs.  He was sentenced in his absence to eight and a half years in prison.

Under the threat of a European Police Warrant, which was likely to see him dragged from his home by our own filth and handed over to the Greek authorities, Simon was forced to return to Thessaloniki in 2010 to appeal the conviction.  In the ensuing trial the police evidence was repeatedly demolished by the defence teams.  The case ended in humiliation for the Prosecutor with all charges  thrown out for all four defendants except for a hastily cobbled together guilty verdict of “minor defiance of authority”.  This misdemeanor was enough to justify the time those accused had spent in prison, although the six month sentence was suspended and Simon once again returned home.

Simon was much, much more than just one of the Thessaloniki Seven.  But I suspect none who knew him well would deny the shadow these events cast over his life, and the impact they had on his health.  Of course our own state also put the boot in, subjecting him to years of benefit cuts, Atos assessments and at the mercy of London’s fucked private sector rental market.

Throughout all this Simon stayed strong, never stopping fighting, or laughing and never losing his faith that a better world would one day be possible.  He was kind, and clever and both ruefully cynical and enthusiastically hopeful at the same time.  He was also more than just an anarchist.  As well as raising his fist, he also raised his daughter who he regularly spoke of with loving pride*.  His loss will leave a big hole in many lives.  The last thing he would want is tears, but he will get them.

For myself, if you find me hassling you to come and find an off-licence with me at some boring, stale protest then sorry, but it’s because Simon isn’t there anymore.  And those are hard words to write, to accept as real.  I will fucking miss you mate.  I’m sorry I didn’t see you whilst you were so sick but glad my last memories of you are happy ones.  At least the bastards will never take you alive again. Rest well Simon, you deserve it.   Love and rage.

Johnny Void x

*If you’d like to contribute to a fund for Simon’s daughter please contact Freedom Bookshop.

The above pic was sent to me by someone, I hope whoever took it doesn’t mind me using it.

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405 responses to “Simon Chapman, A Very Distinguished Fucking Anarchist

  1. What an amazing tribute. I am sad for you and all his friends and, of course, his daughter.

  2. Yay, welcome back Johnny! We were all starting to get worried. Swineherd & Reynolds kept your seat warm but to hardly the same standard. Rave on, good buddy!

    • paultheswineherd

      timfrom – Yes, many thanks my mate – your comments are very much appreciated. Geoff Reynolds and myself (and others!) have done all that we can – and I can assure you that we are going to put a LOT more on here in the future – THE SYSTEM AS WE KNOW IS NOW IS ENTIRELY WRONG and as I have said below – THIS WAR IS STILL ONGOING – AND WE WILL WIN IT!

  3. PS: Sorry about your mate Simon.

  4. A beautiful tribute to your pal Simon and a reminder that we are what we connect to, both good and evil. Love and rage Johnny.

  5. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Another true person gone – Blessings Johnny.

    I don`t hold back on the genocide & ethnic cleansing that is going on in the UK by the Tory government. The Tories are going to toppled by following Trump into war. Theresa May is still in hiding after meeting with Donald Duck Trump. If the UK follow the USA the UK will break in many ways !!!

    Since most of the Civil Service is contracted out to American Corporate Companies that run the IT Britain is held to ransom !!! The UK sold out to genocide for profit at the cost of 40,000 lives lost since 2010 by the DWP.

    Denial is the saving force for the Tories, but is it really saving the Tories or digging holes deeper so they can hide the bodies.

    People getting sectioned because the DWP feel that a sanction is not enough. money is no object to prove the Tories point of propaganda to fool the masses. Rupert Murdoch runs the Tories & the UK press sucking up to Trump who will be impeached along with Theresa May & the Dodgy Dave murder crew. Criminals getting away with pre meditated murder on the sick, poor & disabled.

    Blessings Johnny.

  6. Thanks Jonny. I loved him. I will come to that offie with you any fucking time you like.
    Fisheye xxx

  7. respect sorry for your loss, and the worlds loss at this incredible fighting spirit….. thank you for this beautiful tribute, rest in power, yn gadarn.

  8. paultheswineherd

    Hi Johnny Void – Really pleased to see that you are on here and that you are okay. All of us on here were very worried that something awful had happened to you – so I am sure that I can speak for everyone in that we are very glad to see you back!
    Of course, this does not in any way detract from the news that your good friend has passed away. I personally did not know him – but nevertheless, your article is to be commended and is a fine and very lasting tribute to him.
    Many years ago I can just remember this situation occurring in Greece’s Thessaloniki, but personally, on my own part it is very hazy – but it only just goes to show that ‘the more that the years go by’, so one unfortunately forgets.
    Anyway – as I said – we are so pleased to see you back – but above all else: – WE MUST STILL OPPOSE THE TORIES, OPPOSE THE WCA, OPPOSE THE DWP, OPPOSE CAPITA, OPPOSE MAXIMUS, OPPOSE ATOS AND ALL OF THEIR DESPICAPLE ‘HCP’S – ALL OF THE BASTARDS – THE FUCKING LOT OF THEM!
    THE SHOCKING TREATMENT OF THE POOR, THE VULNERABLE, THE SICK AND THE DISABLED, AS WELL AS THOSE ONLY ‘JUST ABLE TO WORK’ IS AN ABSOLUTE AND ONGOING DISGRACE.
    DPAC & BLACK TRIANGLE ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT IN BRINGING TO THE NOTICE OF THE U.N. THE DISGRACEFUL TREATMENT OF THE SICK AND DISABLED OF BRITAIN BY A TORY ADMINISTRATION THAT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONE – BUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR ‘MONEY’ AND THEIR ‘EXPENSES’ – THE FUCKERS SHOULD SURELY ANSWER FOR ALL OF THIS BEFORE NOT TOO LONG.
    BUT ALSO – WE MUST CONFRONT AND OPPOSE THE BBC (THE NOW TORY FOGHORN!) – NOT ONCE IN THE BAFTAS MENTIONING ‘I, DANIEL BLAKE’ ONCE. THIS IS DISGRACEFUL – I (AND MANY OTHERS) PAY THEIR TV LICENCE – FOR WHAT – TO SEE ‘JONATHON DIMBLEBY’ TALK UP THE TORIES ON ‘QUESTION TIME’ (Admitting that his son went to University with Jacob Rees Mogg!).
    AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT SHOULD BE LAUNCHED WITH REGARD TO THE BBC ‘DELETION’ OF ANY REFERENCE TO ‘I, DANIEL BLAKE’ AND ‘KEN LOACH’S AWARD’ FOR THE ‘BEST BRITISH FILM’.
    WE ARE ALSO GOING TO HAVE TO OPPOSE ‘RUPERT MURDOCH’S’ MEDIA – THE NEWSPAPERS WHICH COMPRISE THE ‘SCUM’, THE DAILY ‘FAIL’ AND UKIP’S ‘DAILY EXPRESS.
    THE WAR HAS STARTED – THE WAR IS NOT WON – BUT THE BATTLE IS STILL ONGOING – AND ULTIMATELY – IT CAN BE WON!
    BUT: – WE MUST ALL STICK TOGETHER – AND WE WILL!

  9. This was very heartfelt, thank you for writing it.

    How do you feel about the fact that he died of alcoholism? Celebrating someone who died on the drink by drinking some more seems sad to me. There are many good, strong ways to go – but drinking too much seems like an unfortunate way to go.

    If you’re drinking a lot, please don’t be next!

  10. Good to see you back Johnny. Sorry about your mate…. Take good care of yourself and hope to read more from you……. x

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  12. Utterly devastated. I am also struggling with the booze, like he was, and will freely admit I was totally head-over-heels for the lovely Simon at one point. A witty, kind and splendid chap who was taken by something that was ultimately beyond his power to fight. I wish I could have helped him more. x

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  14. Simon Chapman RIP

    ffs Stepping and GEOFF – this post is a memorial to the late Simon Chapman. With your incessant off-topic posting you are doing the on-line equivalent of pissing on the dead guy’s grave. Show some restraint and respect ffs!

      • The fact that they know no restraint (or self-awareness) is the reason most people don’t bother commenting on this site any more. Except them. Which is a shame…

        • Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

          So fuck the disabled because the non disabled are saying something.

          The unemployed now seeing the disabled as the Tories.

          What a shame – the slander, the roll over & die trying to beat the Tories with Poll A Tricks.

          More crappy news stories !!!!

          Next it will be good Stepping & Geoff are dead.

  15. “The claimant is not present when the decision on guilt is made and is not legally represented. While offenders processed in the court system cannot be punished before a hearing, and if fined are given time to pay, the claimant’s punishment is applied immediately.”

    PRESUMED GUILTY WITHOUT A TRIAL, A BREACH OF ARTICLE 6 HUMAN RIGHTS..

  16. Jobseekers forced onto the streets under cruel Tory benefit sanctions regime

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    Jobseekers have been forced onto the streets under the Tories ’ cruel benefit sanctions regime, a devastating report has warned.

    Tough rules which see claimants punished for missing just one job centre appointment are inconsistent and have become a postcode lottery, the Public Accounts Committee found.

    Sanctions “have increased in severity in recent years and can have serious consequences”, say MPs as they urge officials to launch a review.

    Committee chairwoman, Labour MP, Meg Hillier said: “Benefit sanctions have been used as a blunt instrument by Government.

    “Sanctions and exemptions are being applied inconsistently, with little understanding of why.”

    Jobseekers can be slapped with sanctions which can see their handouts withdrawn for a variety of “offences”.
    Job seekers have been slapped with sanctions (Photo: Getty)

    They include turning down positions, missing appointments and failing to look for work.

    A typical sanction lasts four weeks and means a Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant loses around £300.

    The benefit is worth up to £73.10 a week.

    The Department for Work and Pensions imposed 400,000 sanctions on benefit claimants in 2015, the most recent statistic available.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/jobseekers-forced-onto-streets-under-9858386

  17. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    It is called pissing up the Tories grave.

  18. Welfare reform is killing people, but the Tory press don’t want you to know
    Rising numbers of deaths all linked to the ongoing welfare reforms remain unreported.

    Mo Stewart Last updated Feb 22, 2017

    The manipulation of the British public is not difficult to achieve when the entire national press and media resist alerting the nation to the realities behind the ongoing welfare reforms.

    The future demolition of the UK welfare state was planned long ago by a previous Tory government, and the 2008 banking crisis was simply the excuse needed to permit the demolition of the welfare state to begin.

    Introduced in the UK by Thatcher, toxic neoliberal politics has swept the world where cash, not care, is deemed to be a virtue and the driver of national success, regardless of human consequences.

    What remains unreported are the rising numbers of deaths all linked to the ongoing welfare reforms, numbering in excess of 100,000 chronically sick and disabled people since January 2011, as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) once again refuse to publish the updated mortality totals.

    see more/

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/welfare-reform-is-killing-people-but-the-tory-press-doesnt-want-you-to-know/

  19. I tried to access the johnny void website at the library but it was blocked. The reason on screen stated pornography.

  20. Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    Allowing DWP barristers to sit as benefits appeal judges ‘is unquestionably wrong’

    DNS – 23rd Feb 2017

    A system that allows barristers who are paid by DWP to prosecute benefit fraud cases to also sit as judges on tribunals that decide social security appeals is “unquestionably wrong” and a “direct conflict of interest”, say welfare rights experts.

    The concerns were raised this week after Disability News Service (DNS) was told about one judge who had prosecuted two high-profile cases of benefit fraud in 2012 and 2013, even though she had been appointed as a part-time social security tribunal judge in 2011.

    It is likely that the barrister prosecuted many more cases for DWP, as most trials are not covered by the media.

    Read More:
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/allowing-dwp-barristers-to-sit-as-benefits-appeal-judges-is-unquestionably-wrong/

  21. I’m utterly disgusted at these trolls who are using the comments on this post to bang their own drums and take up reams and teams of space with their rants. The internet is vast. There are plenty of other pages you could use to despatch these posts.

    The post johnny made is a memorial to a friend of ours who died far too young. This space should / could be for his friends to share thought about the person they’ve lost, but you’ve taken it and pissed all over it. Johnny’s actually asked for comments to be on topic here and you’ve ignored him.
    Your lack of respect for the writer (whose blog you’ve hijacked), for Simon, and for all of his friends and family is just beyond belief.
    Take a step back, take a look at yourselves. And if you can’t see the need for respect. Don’t come back.

  22. 1. Johnny has written right up there that he wants this thread to be on topic only.
    2. re benefits system I’m affected by it on a daily basis myself. Don’t be so fucking presumptuous. If anything it makes your behaviour worse. It’s not doing anything to help anyone grieve Simon it’s just waffling on about shit we already know. Leave some space. Set your own blog up. This was a personal remembrance post.
    3. I’ve realised it’s pointless to say this as you’re clearly incapable of having any but really. Have some respect. You’re reading the wishes of several people who are dealing with the loss of a friend and you’re being about as offensive as it’s possible to be.

    • You have my sympathies, Anna. I’ve tried to get through to them before, but, as must be clear to everyone by now, these individuals are not exactly the full shilling. Their bone-headed narcissism, total lack of tact or just plain good manners is such that they don’t appear to have noticed they’ve driven all the interesting commenters away. Would they behave that way if they were a guest in someone’s house? Not for long before being shown the door, I expect. There is no excuse for being a bore, especially after you’ve been told. (Clue: you’re being a bore when you dominate the thread so much, you’re the only ones left on it).

      (Geoff, do you seriously think anyone actually reads your verbal diarrhoea. I guarantee you when people see your name they scrrrooolll to the end, – quite often it’s a long way. Your cause may be righteous, but trying to beat people into submission at inordinate length is a sure-fire way of turning them off).

      It’s entirely up to Johnny how he moderates his site, of course, but it seems that being too tolerant of them has been his undoing. Being away for a few months recently hasn’t helped, but things have now gone too far out of control. It’s so sad to see this happen to one of the best-written sites on the net. He could wind up the site and re-open it elsewhere under a new name, but the bores would only find him. More effective would be to bite the bullet and block them, but I doubt that would sit well with his politics. Political correctness has its price, after all.

      Waddya reckon Johnny?

  23. In fact it is not even a difference of opinion. You have only been asked respect Johnny Void’s request to show some respect to his deceased friend and not defecate all over his memorial post. Just in case you need reminding, Stepping:

    “johnny void | February 14, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    On topic only on this thread please.”

    But you don’t give a damn, Stepping.

  24. Sorry I wasn’t on the case about this earlier. It’s quite a lot of work to deal with shit like this especially on a barely functional laptop. Both now banned permanently. Back soon x

    • Out of interest, who got banned from the site?

      • Reynolds & Stepping, I imagine. They’ve certainly gone quiet since.

        • Shirlleynott got what she deserved, but Stepping?, GEOFF? for crying out loud!

          • Between them they’d basically hijacked the site and persisted in boring us all to death with their extended diatribes even after being asked nicely by Simon’s grieving friends not to. Geoff & Stepping’s now-deleted response, was to stick two fingers up to them and their grief, so they can’t really be surprised at Johnny’s reaction. Their verbal diahorrea had got long past tolerance-levels for a site that isn’t specifically disability-oriented, to the extent that everyone else, often with interesting perspectives, had been driven away, to the detriment of the level of debate as a whole. Sadly, their thick skins, tunnel-vision and crass insensitivity did for them and did a PR disservice to the disabled community while they were at it.

            What’s wrong with the DPAC site for such specialised concerns, where you can bang on till the end of time to an audience who can relate to you?

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  26. Welcome back Johnny. We’ve missed you.

  27. If Reynolds and Paultheswineherd are banned then this blog is dead.

  28. Simon would want the fight to go on. He would be proud to have people posting what he believed in, in a blog in his memory. The other places you can post in here are bogged down and it takes ages to load the whole page on a mobile phone.

    Anyway back to lurking.

  29. the cosmic joker

    why has this blog been quiet for a while. it usually is a most vibrant place to visit

  30. I feel that I have been kicked in the teeth. In a time when it has never been more important to hold the Tories to account – when they are continuing to kick the poor, the sick, the disabled and the low paid of Britain.
    It looks as though myself (Paultheswineherd), Geoff Reynolds and Stepping Razor may well have been banned from contributing to this blog.
    The newspapers also need to be held to account, but alas, this may well now not be the case. We have been putting on all sorts of stories and newspaper references for years and years now – but, it all it seems amounts to nowt! And this is a real shame.
    By not being able to contribute, it will not help anyone, either in the past, now, or in the future.
    Unless there is a release of this complete ban, then, I for one will not be contributing anything to this blog any more.

  31. Yes – It is me! (Paultheswineherd), but I am using a different computer!

  32. So! – “Very many Newspaper References” – but now – I (may) not be allowed to report them on here! If I was allowed to do so, then of course I would!
    But, – the ban would have to be released first!
    Unless the ban on Geoff Reynolds and Stepping Razor is going to be released, then I am DEFINITELY not prepared to post anything else on here!

  33. Yes Paul! I am moving on now! This is my last post here. When I questioned whether a blog for anarchists should behave like a censor would on the BBC my post was removed. Hypocrisy much I think. So point proved, I’m off for good byeeee!

  34. I enjoyed reading all the posts by you guys and I got great advice and learned a lot. I hope I find you all on another blog as I like to know whats coming next in the sick mad world of the tories. It’s a damn shame it’s ended this way.

    • TruthTeller & Cephalus,
      Yes, and a big thank you for your kind thoughts. I too, had some posts removed, as, I note did Geoff Reynolds and Stepping Razor also.
      It is indeed a terrible shame that it should all end this way.
      As I see it, – I (and Geoff Reynolds & Stepping Razor also) were trying to perform a kind of ‘public service’ to try to help the many poor unfortunates who were continually being hit, time and time again, by totally needless Tory cuts (which were born of Tory ideology ONLY – Britain is a RICH country (despite the so-called ‘deficit’).
      To try to help and advise people (through the more ‘trustworthy’ media – that is all that we were trying to do!
      I myself (especially through Geoff) found out a lot about the ‘law’ as regards what the DWP/Private Companies etc. can and cannot due legally.
      All of this has been noted and will be used in the future, should myself or my family and friends be confronted with the abomination that is ‘Universal Credit’ or JSA in particular.
      However, at the moment it certainly seems that the ban may not be lifted. If it is, then all well and good – hopefully we should then continue as normal!
      I do not at this time, think that this is going to happen.
      However, all is not lost!
      I am going to continue to endeavour to try to contribute to other sites, including hopefully DPAC amongst others.
      I hope to meet up with yourselves before too long. on other, (more agreeable and more friendly!) disability (and also Anti-Tory political sites)
      So, it is from me – Bye for now (but not for ever!) – paultheswineherd

  35. In addition – to be only fair to Johnny Void, – then I am prepared to give it up until midnight on 31st March (13 days time). If the ban on Geoff Reynolds and Stepping Razor is not lifted up until then, then I will not be prepared to post ANYTHING else on this site from 31st March onwards.

    • You keep saying that. Godsakes man, just fuck off and go will you. We’re sick of you bores bleating on and on and on….

      • Phil – FUCK OFF YOU TOO – YOU IGNORANT CUNT………….
        We, on here do not need you either – fuck off to your very own underworld – down and down and down and down

  36. Cheers mate. I will certainly look out for you all. Geoff has put up with so much shit especially and to get banned in here is a fucking sick joke. If Johnny never wanted posts in this blog post he should have made another one but as i said before it’s what Simon would have wanted. I think Johnny has been posted missing a lot lately and maybe has some shit going on. I hope you are well johnny. It was a blast.

    • Cephalus – Yes, thank you for that and I look forward to speaking with you (and others) on some of the other blogs before too long!
      As I see it – if Johnny Void really meant that there should be no further posts (other than to Simon), then he should have made this abundantly clear at the very BEGINNING of this article and I am sure that we would have all abided by his wishes. I did not personally know Simon, but I would have thought that he would have been fully in agreeance in all of what we have been doing on here over the last few years.
      But, – he did not and we all continued regardless (rightfully or not!).
      Obviously there has been a misunderstanding with regard to this and if he would be kind enough to respond, then I am sure that we could continue as normal. (With the beginning of the next article).
      I do not know exactly what is going on with Johhny Void – but I wish him well nevertheless.
      I, personally see things as very much ‘black and white’ – if you are good to people – then people should be good to you!
      BUT – so far, there has been no explanation – so – as I said before – if no release to the ban to Geoff Reynolds & Stepping Razor is received before 31/03/17 – then I, for one am totally gone from here forever!
      It is a pity – but it is what it is – and this is where we are at this present time!

  37. Oh so now people are bleating on about them being banned. Like they could do no wrong and it’s another great injustice, waily waily woe what awful injustice!

    I asked them to take a step back and allow some space for people who knew the person who is the subject of this OBITUARY to have a conversation about it, and got flamed response. They gave me a bunch of personal insults, including saying that I know nothing about welfare reforms (given I’m subjected to them myself that’s an even bigger insult!) And this is because what, because I asked them to show some respect for the grieving friends of Simon and take their off-topic rants elsewhere. And eventually the blog owner – who DID make it clear that he wanted comments to be on-topic – was able to respond, and he’s done what he sees as the best way to deal with them, given he can’t moderate it every single day.

    If you really think that’s a huge problem, and want to leave in protest, well, what can I say but goodbye and good riddance. If that’s the sum total of your capabilities when it comes to nuanced thought processes and respect for others, the space will do well to get shut of you.

  38. the cosmic joker

    what some may consider to be self indulgent rants, others have come to regard as an incisive and trenchant commentary upon the tireless evil and casual brutality of a government that simply does not care. i for one shall miss mr reynold’s relentless pursuit of the facts that the supplicant press refuse to disclose to the brain dead british public.

  39. Have fun with Anna Keys. Fuck that I’m off. What a self righteous cunt she sounds.The kind of cunt we are fighting against.

  40. The Smith Family

    Anyone else concerned about GEOFF? We haven’t stopped worrying about him since his sudden ‘disappearance’. Here’s hoping GEOFF hasn’t overreacted to his ban and has found a more welcoming forum for his views.

  41. Sorry to hear about your friend johnny a friend and loved one passing is allways very difficult but i think they go on to become part of something much bigger a positive energy force ……stardust as joni mitchel says….damo xxx

    • And the seasons they go round and round
      And the painted ponies go up and down
      We’re captive on the carousel of time
      We can’t return we can only look
      Behind from where we came
      And go round and round and round
      In the circle game

      Joni Mitchell
      (& Damo) have always spoken from the heart.
      Your hitting nails on the head commentary & sense of solidarity have been a great source of help & support for years now JV; any friend of yours must have been someone really worth knowing – thank you for writing this about him.

  42. I AM NOT GIVING UP! (This is thanks to ‘Phil’ above)
    From The Metro Newspaper of 14th April, 2017.
    This is Alice Kirby’s story!
    metro.co.uk/2017/04/14/woman-with-mental-health-issues-asked-why-havent-you-killed-yourself-in-benefit-assessment-6574438/

  43. On the very day that Theresa May has announced a new ‘Brexit’ General Election – I have found this!
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-punishing-the-working-poor-with-sanctions-in-new-universal-credit-system-a6985461.html

  44. APRIL 2017 BENEFIT CHANGES
    “A round-up of some of the benefit changes happening in April 2017, with links to key rightsnet news stories”
    http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/april-2017-benefit-changes

  45. ffs, keep doing this Johnny if you are fit and willing, We all have missed you!

  46. (This is really important – and you won’t find this being reported on SKY, or the BBC for that matter!)
    Brexit: EU scuppers Theresa May plan to end European Court’s UK power.
    ‘New guidelines from the EU show the bloc will demand the court’s jurisdiction is maintained’
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-theresa-may-european-court-eu-uk-jurisdiction-leave-council-citizens-talks-brussels-a7694361.html

  47. (You also won’t see this being reported on SKY News – or the BBC either!)
    “Jeremy Hunt hoped we wouldn’t notice the latest raid on our NHS until after the election. We did”
    http://www.thecanary.co/2017/04/21/hunt-hoped-notice-raid-nhs-until-election/

  48. This is really good also!
    (It should be noted that Fallon has never had ANY active involvement in ANY of the ‘Armed Services’ of the UK!)
    This is from a Tory ‘Defence Minister” who would not know an AK-47 from a ‘French Loaf’ – and this really sums it all up!
    “Arms company that sold missiles to Gaddafi is a ‘role model’ for post-Brexit trade, Fallon says”
    “The Defence Secretary also said the Government is backing more arms sales to Saudi Arabia”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-michael-fallon-mdba-arms-company-sold-gaddafi-missiles-saudi-arabia-sales-a7695296.html

  49. This is ‘Sir Michael Fallon’s Wikipedia page!
    LIKE SO MANY OTHER GOVERNMENT ‘MINISTERS’ – HE HAS NEVER HAD ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE particular ‘DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT’ THAT HE IS NOW INVOLVED IN.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fallon

  50. THE RATS ARE JUMPING FROM THE SINKING TORY SHIP OF FOOLS!
    “Former Troubled Families programme boss Louise Casey leaves Civil Service” (And good riddance!)
    “She also led the Casey Review into integration of immigrants”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/louise-casey-leaves-civil-service-trouble-families-programme-casey-review-a7695961.html

    • What are you still commenting on here for You Bore? You said that you weren’t going to comment again as a protest. You liar! Now just Piss Off will you. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT ABOUT ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!

      • Paul Richards

        Phil – Just Fuck Off and may your world implode down upon your miserable head – BYE!

        • Paul, it’s apparent that nobody gives a fahrk about anything that you have to say. Nobody ever has. You ARE an intellectual pygmy. NOTHING MORE – NOTHING LESS. Your comments to The Void have never had any quality to them. They were neither informative nor entertaining. Now I think that if you have any personal integrity, then you would honour your original statement and desist from commenting on this blog site ever again.

        • I see that you have finally fucked off. Good riddance You bloody eunuch. Now stay off!

  51. frank_begbie

    Funny how I can’t seem to find anything in The Mail about this?
    Still Dianne Abbots gaff is a lot more important I suppose?

    https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/10886/campaigners-rail-against-tories-cash-conservatives-scandal

  52. This is the Tories for you.

    Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine

    The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-deputy-mayor-owen-lister-558677

  53. Paul Richards

    “PIP – This poor woman driven to suicide by the continuing Tories ‘austerity policies’ ”
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/pip-suicide-womans-sister-blames-barbaric-system-for-her-death/

  54. Paul Richards

    And now – this!
    “Activists ‘horrified’ by universal credit rules forcing sick claimants into work activity”
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/activists-horrified-by-universal-credit-rules-forcing-sick-claimants-into-work-activity/

  55. Paul Richards

    Forget the Tories – they have absolutely NOTHING to offer to anyone – apart from the very rich people in our society – who could gain even more in tax cuts if the Conservatives gain office once again on the 8th June.
    “Labour promises to scrap PIP & ESA assessments and sack Atos, Capita & Maximus”
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/3630-labour-promise-to-scrap-pip-and-esa-assessments-and-sack-atos-capita-and-maximus

  56. Paul Richards

    “Theresa May: Shes a Liar, Liar – get downloading to push it up the charts #TrashTheTories”
    https://dpac.uk.net/2017/05/theresa-may-shes-liar-liar-now-released-get-downloading-push-charts-trashthetories/

  57. Paul Richards

    The ‘Sunday Times’ for tomorrow is reporting that the Conservative Party is ‘Riven with Division’. The Tory back benchers (at the very least) are very unhappy with Theresa Mays’s leadership – far from the fact that she is ‘strong and stable’ in leadershiip – by her very actions in Government – she is far from this – she is weak and unstable – doing U-turns at every chance – from the Dementia Tax to the recent U-turn on the ‘self-employed’ people’s National Insurance Contributions – SHE has no idea at all how to run a doghouse – let alone, run a Country!

  58. Paul Richards

    “A PRETTY SITUATION INDEED”
    On Sky News this evening: Iain Duncan Smith (the arch-murderer of sick and disabled people when HE was the Conservative Secretary of State for Work & Pensions) was very forthright in his ‘opinions!.
    “She (Theresa May) is the one that has to be able to demonstrate over the next week and a half that that choice for the British people is between a Government that will deliver, that’s well led by a strong leader, or by a Government that will probably much turn this country into a minor image of Venezuela”!

  59. the cosmic joker

    has mr void abandoned his blog?

  60. …………STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, BUT IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IF AN ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE CORBYN IS MADE BEFORE ELECTION DAY………..

    TRILLIONS IN DIRTY MONEY, TAX AVOIDANCE AND BENT MULTINATIONALS ARE AT STAKE AND THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO STOP A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT POLICY THAT FAVOURS THIS GREED.

    THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS ARE A PERFECT SMOKESCREEN FOR A KENNEDY TYPE HIT ON AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SEEKS TO REDRESS THE IMBALANCE OF POWER IN THE CESS PIT OF UK GOVERNMENT.

    ………..KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE

    • Natalie READ (Staff Nurse)

      You got ‘inside’ info on this, sarah? Is Corbyn really in with a chance of winning though? The vested interests would have to be pretty sure before attempting a ‘hit’ on him. Brexit > Trump > Corbyn?

    • Natalie REED (Staff Nurse)

      And what was it with Jezza eating a pringle the other day. No one would eat a pringle out a random stranger’s tube. That just had to be stage-managed.

  61. paul richards

    This is NOT being reported by the ‘Mainstream’ Media – such as SKY or the BBC. Tory plans to fully demolish our NHS – from a ‘leaked’ document (this policy to be announced ONLY after the General Election!)
    (Please spread this far and wide!)
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-cost-cutting-plans-conservatives-leaked-campaigners-election-2017-a7775571.html

    • paul richards

      Natalie – I think that you may well be interested in this!
      Sarah7 – Good to see you back again on here – telling it exactly the way that it is!

  62. paul richards

    (Google Search: Theresa May Liar Liar)
    “Ministers deny suppressing report on foreign funding of extremism”
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/06/ministers-deny-suppressing-report-on-foreign-funding-of-extremism

  63. Strange how inquiries are dropped when an informer working alongside MI5 suddenly goes rogue…………

    “MI5 and police have faced questions after it emerged that one of the three suspects had been filmed on a Channel 4 documentary about Jihadism, and was known to both police and security services – but had been downgraded.”

    …………What are they afraid of coming to light?

    Had our security services been instructed to look away to deflect from the real agenda clouding our present government?

  64. paultheswineherd

    Theresa May’s very own nightmare has come to pass!
    Forget about her ‘strong and stable’ and her ‘coalition of chaos’!
    She called a totally unnecessary General Election (to be seconded in total votes by none other than Jeremy Corbyn) and has lost not only her ‘Tory Majority’ – (which was only small anyway!)
    Now, like a demented old chicken that has not only lost her ‘right-hand’ advisers, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, she has now scrabbled around in the remaining dust of her chicken coop – to try to cling on to the ‘POWER’ that she so desperately craves, she has sorted out her very own ‘coalition of chaos’ – the DUP is now going to support her on a ‘supply’ basis!
    You could’nt make it up. I said originally I expected this cow to be out of office by March – she will now be lucky to last to the end of this month – and then – we will most probably have yet another General Election!

    • paultheswineherd

      I omitted to mention that ‘she has also lost the support of two thirds of her Tory MP’s and Ministers’ – her time is limited – in fact, in my humble opinion, her time will be up very soon.
      Roll on Jeremy Corbyn!
      Next time around, he is very likely to win – not because of the still ‘right-wing’ values of many people in thus Country, – but, by a small, but significant amount), he will win anyway!

  65. paultheswineherd

    Latest in the Independent: Gavin Barwell has been appointed Theresa May’s latest Chief of Staff – from one ‘defeated loser’ to another ‘defeated loser’!
    “Defeated MP Gavin Barwell appointed Theresa May’s new chief of staff”
    (I am not making this up!)
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-adviser-gavin-barwell-chief-of-staff-nick-timothy-fiona-hill-election-latest-a7783871.html

    • paultheswineherd

      From ‘two’ non-elected ‘Chiefs of Staffs’ to ‘one’ non-elected ‘Chief of Staff’!

  66. paultheswineherd

    The most amusing ‘comment’ so far:
    From ‘nearly retired’
    “Yuk! What next Ben Gummer hired to massage her feet?
    Bring back Spitting Image”

  67. paultheswineherd

    (In case that you do not know the ‘Hooray Henry’ that Ben Gummer is – here he is – (in PMQ’s he always looks arrogant and superior, and has his hair sleeked back just like he has just emerged from Eton!)
    The twat!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Gummer

  68. paultheswineherd

    The old ‘wandering chicken’ clings on to power!
    “Theresa May’s premiership in peril as loose alliance agreed with DUP”
    “Prime minister forced to moot looser agreement with unionists after Tory MPs resist formal pact and key aides step down”
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/10/theresa-may-dup-deal-snag-tory-rebellion
    SHE IS SHIT – AND SHE IS FINISHED AS A PRIME MINISTER!

  69. paultheswineherd

    This is also a bit odd!
    “The strange tale of the DUP, Brexit, a mysterious £425,000 donation and a Saudi prince”. ” ‘I’ve challenged the DUP as to why they do not publish their donations’ says Alliance party politician”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/election-dup-brexit-donations-saudi-arabia-tale-tories-theresa-may-a7782681.html

  70. the cosmic joker

    the old goat will not be amused to learn that her waffling to parliament is to be delayed. apparently the delay, blamed on slow drying ink, will cause her to miss the opening of royal ascot. hahaha

  71. paultheswineherd

    THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE
    What an absolute and shocking tragedy which should never have happened in the first place. In the 5th richest Country in the world and arguably, also one of the richest constituencies in Britain – this is absolutely appalling. It certainly looks like the ‘ethnic cleansing’ by the rich over the poor has been exemplified in this circumstance – there are reports of the rich people in Westminster complaining that these ‘tower blocks’ were eyesores and should be improved – which, it seems is exactly what has happened – at the expense of the poor by adding (allegedly) adding outer inflammatory cladding which only proved to exascerbate the inferno.
    While Theresa May had a ‘private meeting’ with the Emergency Services, Jeremy Corbyn had the decency to meet the ‘ordinary’ people – the real people who had been affected by this totally avoidable tragedy.
    In all of my born days, I have NEVER ever seen anything like this before –
    once the truth is known and all those poor people have been rehoused – the ‘Authorities’ – all of them, from local Government, all the way up to ‘National’ Government have a lot of questions to answer.
    Gavin Barwell, (the Tory ex-Housing Minister) – Theresa May’s ‘chief of staff’ amongst others, now definitely seems to have blood on his hands.
    What is really needed now is a ‘truly inpedendent’ public inquiry – NOT influenced OR covered up by National Government – (there are far too many Tory ( and some Labour) Landlords to allow all of that to happen).
    Once the TRUTH is finally known – all of the perpetrators of this tragedy should be prosecuted and jailed for their obvious crimes to humanity.

  72. …………..All the septic poisonous discharge from the open wound better known as the Conservative part is finally paying dividends for them as the mortality rates continue to rise………..

    Deaths of thousands are a price worth paying for restocking hidden offshore tax havens of the multinationals favourite puppets.

    The Tory’s are even, as i type, trying their best to manipulate news coverage of the true amount of deaths at Johnsons horror tower, the road in the sky where his government saw fit to sweep the poorest in our society.

    Crumbly faced clown, total dismay, dare not even approach the general public any more. Her thin veneer of make up disguising the evil that lurks under every childs bed…

    These fuckers in Westminster are the most inept bunch of clowns ever to set foot in parliament. Each and every one of them bearing the hallmarks of some crime against humanity.

    One day they will face the witness box in the highest court in the land, only to be adjudicated on by a lawlord whose paedophile background was erased as 114 files mysteriously vanished on Mother Theresa’s watch

    …………….THE HOUSE OF CARDS IS SLOWLY COLLAPSING AS THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE SPREADS IT’S TENTACLES IN EVERY DIRECTION THEY HAVE STOLEN RESOURCES TO PROFIT THEIR OWN GREED.

  73. Meanwhile, the postage stamp celebrity, a product of inbreeding, calls for a valet to clean up the corgi shit from the Grand Ballroom of her des-res that has been appropriated £39 million that was stolen from the funding that would have afforded sprinklers, fire escapes and further protection for her plebs, the subjects that mean nothing whatsoever……………

    While this obnoxious vermin in ermine looks across her palatial footage with binoculars, her ants cower on makeshift beds on the floors of churches or community centres wondering where their neighbours suddenly disappeared to.

    A real Queen would rally to the aid of her subjects, this Aryan afterbirth with a Greek yoghurt, will be nowhere to be seen. Cleaning the last chunk of venison from her bloated gob with her diamond pin the size of a soda crystal.

    …………ask yourself, what has the Royal family and it’s entourage of
    hastily spit out freeloaders ever done for anyone?

    The answer is easy………………

    “ABSOLUTELY FUCK ALL”……………………….

  74. Princess Margaret,, the Queen’s sister, loved to enjoy the trappings of a privileged lifestyle taken from the poor, entertaining JOHN BINDON on the island of Mustique.

    Bindon gained access to British aristocratic circles, which culminated with his meeting Princess Margaret in the late 1960s, at her home on Mustique in the Caribbean. Bindon claimed he had sex with the princess, whilst Margaret later denied the meeting ever took place despite photographic evidence.

    Although John could balance 12 old pennies set side by side on his manhood and enjoyed a snort of coke every now and again, he went on to die of an aids related disease.

    Strangely, a London bank vault was later discovered to have been broken into. The target was a bunch of photos that purported to show the lovely couple in promiscuous sexual poses.

    Got to protect the good name haven’t we?

    ……………and poor Andrew and the young girl at his paedophile friend’s villa?

    ……………and Jimmy Saville and Phillip?

  75. THE SECURITY ON OLD WRINKLEY’S FLEETING VISIT TO THE GRENFELL TOWER COST MORE THAN IT WOULD HAVE DONE TO INSTALL SPRINKLERS IN THE MULTI STOREY PIGEON LOFT.

  76. SHE LEFT CARDBOARD CUTOUT BACK AT THE PALACE FEARING HE WOULD MAKE A PRAT OF HIMSELF.

    • …………..ever wondered what that whirring noise is?

      You need not now as it is only the shredder at RYDON CONSTRUCTION, working flat out with high government personnel to obliterate the deaths of those at Grenfell Tower and the offshore Jersey tax haven that had invested in it………….

      The savage truth of what has been written on this blog is now coming to fruition.
      Key in the true extent of disability deaths and rocketing mortality figures for NHS cuts and you have just a glimpse of the corruption that operates on uk shores.

      They say Theresa May has just 10 days, i should like her to have 10 years.
      Ten years in solitary for the horrors meted out on our most vulnerable and poor.

      May treats people like lice at the end of gilded sugar tongs and can never set foot outside number 10 without an armed police security cordon.

      …………The dictatorship is crumbling faster than an alka seltzer in a glass of water. The hatred given out is reciprocal and the tory toffs are now on the receiving end of a nations fight back to reclaim it’s dignity stolen by the hated one percent, the minions of the multinationals.

      Sit tight Mr. Freud, your day in court to answer for your atrocities is yet only a short time away…………………….

      ………….and the vermin that supported you also awaiting their fates…

      • Deep cracks are starting to expose the evil of the tory killing machine.

        Let us hope the hangmans halter will soon be put to good use as the vermin are flushed from their lairs.
        The rogue department of the DWP will be putting many candidates forward for the big drop as karma and it’s magic cycle put fear into those responsible.

  77. “DWP SHIT SCARED TO ADMIT STAFF WERE FORCED TO UPHOLD 80% OF MANDATORY RECONSIDERATIONS OF DISABLED PEOPLE”

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mandatory_reconsideration_foi_re#incoming-992689

    ………….DWP ISSUE GARBLED NONSENSE TO TRY AND DODGE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS DEEMED “FIT FOR WORK”….

    ALSO SEE

    DWP FUNDED PACE TRIAL STUDIES WERE ALTERED DELIBERATELY TO BE USED IN WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS……….

  78. paultheswineherd

    THESE FUCKING TORY ARSEHOLES
    Surely to goodness – it could not get any worse – but could it?
    On the BBC 6 O’Clock News this evening, it was reported that for over four years now, various Conservative Ministers have ‘sat’ on Fire Safety Reports
    (As reported by the Parliamentary All-Party Fire Safety Committee) – they were asked in April to ‘report back’ to them – but they did not.
    Just tell that to the poor victims of Grenfell Tower.
    It is also being reported that ‘Kensington & Chelsea Council’ are doing fuck all – while other (and very honourably – they did not have to!) local Council authorities are stepping in to help these poor unfortunates.
    What a terrible turn of events – NOW – we are into a ‘minority’ Tory administration (shamefully (‘hopefully’ – but NOT ‘hopefully’ – ‘propped-up’ by the outrageous DUP (e.g. Women’s rights/Sectarian (religious) hatred).
    We are now into a period of ‘Minority’ Tory Government – who, even now, have not got a ‘complete’ mandate to Govern as such. This bunch of total twats (including Theresa May) have propelled David Davis over the English Channel to ‘negotiate’ a ‘sensible’ Brexit – with – (just like the DUP!) a cabal of ‘negotiators’ from the E.U. – who, in effect, are going to ‘wipe the floor’ with May’s Brexit negotiators. All of the Tories are in ‘cloud cuckoo land’.
    Theresa May and her ‘discredited’ Government are in their death throes – they know that they cannot last the distance – far too much is now against them. If these Tory bastards survive the ‘vote’ in the ‘queens speech’ on 21st June – then I will eat my hat! If they get through – then there is only just one thing that must have happened – they have used many of their ‘stashed’ millions of pounds to pay off their ‘esteemed monarch’ – that old and wrinkly bitch of a woman who has fed off of the poor of this Country for over 60 years – whilst also supporting her extended ‘family’ of scroungers – she will not be ‘re-housed’ in ‘Birmingham’ or ‘Manchester’ (as has been reported earlier today) – NO – she will get £369 million pounds to do up her ‘luxury’ old-people’s mansion. But these poor people, despite ‘assurances’
    by a ‘Tory Minister’ that they would be ‘re-housed’ in their ‘local’ area – could now be ‘re-housed’ anywhere in Britain!
    It is nothing more than just a fucking disgrace!

    • paultheswineherd

      And then – on top of it all, – David Lammy (the Labour M.P.) has (very rightfully on TV yesterday!) highlighted the ‘chance’ (allegedly) that ‘those in authority’, including the Government, (and Government Ministers, such as Gavin Barwell), Kensington & Chelsea (Tory) Council, the Landlords (KTCMO) and ‘Rydon’ and also all of ‘their sub-contractors’ could, so easily excape a lot, if not all, of their ‘legal responsibilities’ by deleting some, or all, of the information on their respective websites.
      Apparrently, – according to David Lammy, – some of them have already done this. (Is this a surprise that this has happened – no – I really do not think so!)
      And also, as Sarah7 said – the ‘shredders’ are, – even as we speak – most probably now working overtime to ‘as soon as possible’ – get rid of ANY evidence that could, potentially, criminally incriminate the bastards.

      • paultheswineherd

        They will most probably shred any incriminating ‘documents’ – as quickly as possible get rid of the ‘evidence’ – as was said (according to the Public Enquiry Act) – (a ‘Public Enquiry’ – that Theresa May wants to happen!) – until the time that a ‘Judge’ is appointed to ‘Head’ the ‘Public Enquiry’ – then any ‘documents can legally be destroyed’.
        As we know, from the ‘Chilcott’ Public Enquiry (& Report) and the ‘Leveson’ Public Enquiry (& Report) – these can last from 5 to 7 years into the future!
        How useful indeed!
        It should now be emphasised categorically, that what is required now into Grenfell Tower is an official ‘Inquest’. The ‘victims’ themselves can ‘talk out’ and they give their very own testimony of events, as, and when they occurred.
        And, then at the end of it all, a Coroner can ‘advise’ or whatever – and his (officially) say is Law – (but not according to the ‘David Clapson (and other!) cases.
        A Coroner, is (officially) a Judicial Officer – and what HE says is ‘LAW’ – just the same as an ‘appointed’ Judge by the State in a Public Enquiry as such. (but without the ‘prevarication’ and the ‘delay’)

        • paultheswineherd

          ‘Public Enquiry’ – findings anything from 5-7 years (& sometimes longer)
          ‘Inquest’ – mostly up to ONE year only, (and a very maximum of 2 years)

  79. The charges come after the Conservative party pledged to abolish the SFO and roll it into a wider crime-fighting agency. Theresa May, the prime minister, has a history of tensions with the agency dating back to her time as home secretary. But the result of the general election earlier this month, which eroded Mrs May’s majority, has raised questions over whether those plans will materialise.

  80. paultheswineherd

    Today:- We have been subjected to a ‘queen’s speech’ which is totally devoid of ‘real’ policy – a Tory ‘Manifesto’ that has been shaved down to just about nothing – a list of ‘Bills’ which have been reduced more and more – just about ending up in a ‘list’ of nothing more than ‘Brexit’ Bills.
    This is the ‘Prime Minister’ – Theresa May – who is at the head of a Conservative minority Government – a ‘Prime Minister’ who is only just clinging on to ‘POWER’ by her very fingertips!
    ‘She’ could not even cobble together an ‘agreement’ with the DUP (even before the ‘queeen’s speech’ today) before her ‘minority’ Government officially even came into office.
    A shambles of a ‘Government’ who (as was reported yesterday’) when, on Monday, – their Brexit Secretary, David Davis – capitulated to the E.U. even after the first day.’Brexit’ is finished even before it’s begun!
    What an absolute horse-cart of total shite!.

    • ………..”JUDGE SUDDENLY FINDS HIS VOICE AS THE TIDE TURNS”

      Cruel Tory benefit cap dealt landmark High Court defeat as judge warns it causes ‘real misery to no good purpose

      http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/cruel-tory-benefit-cap-dealt-10666837

      …………….Strange how they suddenly err on the side of caution to play down the dramatic mortality statistic rises…..

      • ………….and the DWP and Tory response;

        The DWP said one of the High Court claimants was not subject to the cap at the time and the other three had received “discretionary” payments to plug the gap.

        A spokeswoman said: “We are disappointed with the decision and intend to appeal. Work is the best way to raise living standards, and many parents with young children are employed.

        “The benefit cap incentivises work, even if it’s part-time.”

        ​A No 10 spokeswoman said: “We are disappointed and intend to appeal.”​

        (ROUGHLY TRANSLATED)

        “WE WILL DO OUR UTMOST TO PERSECUTE AND KILL THOSE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN FOR HAVING THE AUDACITY TO CHALLENGE OUR EVIL, TWISTED, HEINOUS REGIME”

  81. “DWP CONTINUE TO HIDE BENEFIT CLAIMANT MORTALITY FIGURES”
    ………….I guess somebody has to protect BARON DAVID FREUD…..

    Dear DWP IGS FOI,

    Yes I do mean deaths that were recorded within 6wks of removal of ESA benefit awards , this information was previously given after a court battle, up until 2014 which is now three years ago.So I would like updated figures between 2014-2017 as a matter of public interest.

    Yours sincerely,

    G Ward
    ………………………………………………………………………………………

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/wca_deaths#incoming-995396

  82. “DWP DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE OPINIONS OF DOCTORS”

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Please provide me with the legislation that states a Universal Credit claimant must attend regular appointments with a job center advisor or face a sanction though they have had their requirement to provide job search evidence suspended because they are on the sick and unfit for work and are sending in doctors sick notes to the Universal Credit service center.

    Please provide me with legislation and medical qualifications that entitles Job Center advisors to question claimants on the state of their health and the medicines they have been prescribed by e,ir GP when called in to attend appointments whilst on the sick as above.

    Yours faithfully,

    Tyrone Armatage

    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/universal_credit_unfit_for_work#incoming-995843

  83. “HOW STRANGE THAT THE DWP SHOULD HIDE INFORMATION REGARDING MEDICALLY DISCHARGED PERSONNEL WHO ARE LATER RECYCLED AS “FIT FOR WORK”……………………….

    Yes, joining the armed services has been portrayed in the media as adventurous and exciting and offering a career. The truth of the matter is they don’t give two fucks when (if you are lucky), return to Blighty to be put on the Work Capability Assessment merry go round…………….

    It’s no good pointing out that your limbs may be absent or you have war syndrome related mental scarring because the ex paramedic or physiotherapist is trained in three weeks to know more than your surgeon, specialist or GP.

    Carry your medals well as they mean absolutely nothing in the Tory world of privatisation and corporate greed.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/409609/response/995467/attach/html/3/FOI%202017%202288%20Response.pdf.html

  84. paultheswineherd

    NOW is the time to call out all of the Tories dismal and total failures.
    A shocking travesty of cruel ineptitude and mismanagement by the Coroner’s Service and also the DWP. This man should never have died.
    IF ONLY – the Coroner was ‘made aware’ of what the FULL circumstances were of this poor man’s demise!
    Amongst so many others – “A Coroner’s failure to address a disabled man’s death”
    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/shock-after-inquest-ignores-fitness-for-work-and-jobcentre-concerns/

  85. paultheswineherd

    And then – on top of this – is this one!
    Another shocker – WHEN ARE THESE SO-CALLED ‘HEALTH PROFESSIONALS’ GOING TO BE BROUGHT TO BOOK?
    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/women-left-in-her-own-urine-has-benefits-slashed-after-dishonest-assessment-report/

    • paultheswineherd

      I have said this once before on here:
      These so-called ‘Health Professionals’ who work for the likes of ‘ATOS’ – ‘MAXIMUS’ – and ‘CAPITA’ should be individually collated into a central ‘Data-Base’ – and thence they should definitely be targeted for subsequent
      legal action.
      By what they say and also what they do (often – but not ‘ALL’ of them) in their ‘reports’ – they allegedly tell ‘lies’ and they also ‘misinterpret the truth’.
      They are ‘HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS’ – but they are not – they are ‘trying’ to hold on to their miserable and totally ‘deceptive’ jobs.
      At the end of the day, they are FAILED ‘health professionals’ – they could not either ‘handle’ their previous ‘health-care professional’ positions AND/OR they wanted to strike out into the ‘PRIVATE’ sector of ‘Healthcare’.
      By their very act of ‘doing this’ – they FAILED in their preferred profession –
      and by joining the likes of ATOS, MAXIMUS or CAPITA, – their ‘professionalism’ is now TOTALLY SHOT.
      The ‘LAW’ should now be knocking on their (certainly not innocent) – doors

  86. Mr-Tfool

    At what point can you say this is right, at what point can you say a disabled person must be made to feel like it’s there fault they have a disability and must be punished for that privilege,at what point is it right to constantly test a disabled person over and over again and move the goal posts to make it more and more difficult for them to claim what they rightly should be able to receive to help them though a already hard enough Life,at what point do you feel for a disabled person who feels it’s better to die than live under this Tory idea of it’s better to make them all have constant pressure stress and anxiety testing and fear of loosing what little they have to try and enhance a life’s that hard enough to live with out the degrading treatment of this so called government,sick and twisted and needs to be stopped, anyone who is made to feel this is right needs to be put though it themselves and feel see live the life of a disabled person you’ll sooner rather than later change your outlook, just so wrong British people are waking up and seeing what’s going on here,this needs to be STOPPED and now before it takes anymore lives for no other reason than the TORIES say it’s right

  87. “HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF”

    THE LAST TIME THAT EUGENICS AND GENOCIDE WERE USED AS AN OPTION FOR SOCIAL CLEANSING, ZYKLON B WAS USED.
    THE ZYKLON GAVE OFF DEADLY CYANIDE GAS…………….

    WAVING BATCHES OF INFERIOR CLADDING THROUGH HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION FOR THE SAKE OF SAVING A COUPLE OF BOB HAS THE SAME EFFECT.
    THIS TOO GIVES OFF DEADLY CYANIDE FUMES WHEN AFLAME.

    LIFE IS CHEAP TO THOSE IN POWER.

    (p.s. IT’S JUST A COINCIDENCE THAT MOST LIVING IN TOWER BLOCKS ARE LABOUR VOTERS)

  88. .THE DISABLED WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH AS THE COURT PAPERS DROP THROUGH THE LETTER BOXES OF THE ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS FAKE DOCTORS OF DEATH……….

    EVEN THE MAGISTRATES WILL TRY AND SHY FROM THE PUBLICITY OF THOSE THEY LEFT TO DIE.

    THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE AND SO DO WE.

    THE DWP WON’T BE ANYWHERE IN SIGHT WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN, PUSHING THE BLAME FIRMLY IN THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO TOOK THE OPTION TO MURDER IN EXCHANGE FOR RICH PICKINGS.

  89. EVENTUALLY THE ENTIRETY OF THE CONTRACTS WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR BUTCHERS WILL SURFACE AND HUMPTY DUMPTY WILL HAVE A GREAT FALL.

    HUMPTY DUMPTY (BARON DAVID FREUD), THE MAN WHO SIGNED OFF THE WELFARE REFORM ACTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH OLD BESS, QUEEN ELIZABETH II……………………….

    • Baron David Freud and Dame Carol Black, both earned their knighthoods by Social Engineering of the lower classes. I find it easier to look at it as plain old murder of the poor and most vulnerable.

      The man with the thin black moustache had similar experts in drafting his idea of the final solution.
      These two are the modern day equivalent, Along with the ex DWP Chief Medical Officer now working for Maximus, Bill Gunnyeon.

  90. BREAKING NEWS

    “QUEEN SAYS NO TO £369,000.000 OF INFERIOR CLADDING TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE”

    “BLUE BLOOD AND CHEAP CLADDING ARE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER”, she quipped.

  91. ‘COME ALONG NOW, LAD, IT WON’T HURT
    THE HANGMAN REASSURES IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    HIS VICTIMS LOOK ON
    AS TEARS WELL IN THE EYES OF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    A GASPING IS HEARD AS THE HOOD IS PLACED OVER HIS HEAD
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WOBBLES AS THE NOOSE IS PLACE OVER HIS HEAD
    THE HANGMAN STEPS BACK
    THE LEVER IS PULLED
    THE TRAPPED DOOR IS SPRUNG
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WHIMPERS AS HE FALLS THROUGH THE GALLOWS TRAPDOOR TO OBLIVIONS
    HIS BODY TWISTS, HIS NECK SNAPS
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITHS GULPS FOR AIR AT THE END OF THE ROPE
    HIS BODY TWISTS, HIS FACE TURNS BLUE
    IAIN DUNCAN IS NO MORE

  92. COME ALONG NOW, LAD, IT WON’T HURT
    THE HANGMAN REASSURES IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    HIS VICTIMS LOOK ON
    AS TEARS WELL IN THE EYES OF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    A GASPING IS HEARD AS THE HOOD IS PLACED OVER HIS HEAD
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WOBBLES AS THE NOOSE IS PLACE OVER HIS HEAD
    THE HANGMAN STEPS BACK
    THE LEVER IS PULLED
    THE TRAPPED DOOR IS SPRUNG
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WHIMPERS AS HE FALLS THROUGH THE GALLOWS TRAPDOOR TO OBLIVION
    HIS BODY TWISTS, HIS NECK SNAPS
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITHS GULPS FOR AIR AT THE END OF THE ROPE
    HIS BODY TWISTS, HIS FACE TURNS BLUE
    HIS LIFE BODY TURNS AT THE END OF THE HANGMAN’S HALTER
    LIFE IS EXTINGUISHED
    IAIN DUNCAN IS NO MORE

  93. A POEM:

    COME ALONG NOW, LAD, IT WON’T HURT
    THE HANGMAN REASSURES IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    HIS VICTIMS LOOK ON
    AS TEARS WELL IN THE EYES OF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    A GASPING IS HEARD AS THE HOOD IS PLACED OVER HIS HEAD
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WOBBLES AS THE NOOSE IS PLACED OVER HIS HEAD
    THE HANGMAN STEPS BACK
    THE LEVER IS PULLED
    THE TRAP DOOR IS SPRUNG
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WHIMPERS AS HE FALLS THROUGH THE GALLOWS TRAPDOOR TO OBLIVION
    HIS BODY TWISTS, HIS NECK SNAPS
    IAIN DUNCAN SMITHS GULPS FOR AIR AT THE END OF THE ROPE
    HIS BODY TWISTS, HIS FACE TURNS BLUE
    HIS LIFELESS BODY TURNS AT THE END OF THE HANGMAN’S HALTER
    LIFE IS EXTINGUISHED
    IAIN DUNCAN IS NO MORE

  94. paultheswineherd

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH – THE SMIRKING AND LAUGHING TORY CUNT! 😀

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH – THE FOREVER AND ALWAYS TWISTED CLOWN –
    NEVER DID HIS SMILING FACE ONCE GRIMACE AS HE FELL DOWN –
    AND AS HE WRITHED AND HE GRADUALLY CHOKED HIS LAST,
    HE DID NOT CARE FOR ‘HIS’ SUICIDES PAST.
    AND STILL PRAISING HIS DWP FOR ‘METING OUT THE BEST’
    TO THOSE POOR UNFORTUNATES WHO WERE LAID TO ‘REST’.
    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PURGATORY AS ‘HIS’ DWP GOES DOWN THE LAVATORY.
    AND FINALLY – AS IAIN DUNCAN SMITH IS LAID TO REST – HE’LL STILL SAY – “OF COURSE I AM THE BEST”!

    (IF EVER THERE WAS A TOTAL FUCKING CUNT – THEN IAIN DUNCAN SMITH WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE WORST EVER!)

  95. …………another poem

    ONE FAILED BANKER NAMED DAVID FREUD,,

    KILLING DISABLED, HE MOST ENJOYED,,

    TAKING BRIBES FROM THE INSURANCE LOBBY,

    CREATING DEATH, HIS ONLY HOBBY,

    BUT NOW HE WAITS FOR JUDGEMENT DAY,

    FOR ALL THOSE LIVES HE TOOK AWAY,

    WITH THE HELP OF ONE CROWNED IN ERMINE,

    THIS PAIR OF CUNTS, JUST TORY VERMIN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  96. THE DWP KNOW OF NO LINKS BETWEEN THE PRIVATE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND WELFARE REFORM……..

    IN FACT THEY ARE WILLING TO LIE IN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS AS SHOWN BELOW.

    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)
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    AND THE TRUTH

    STATEMENT FROM HANSARD

    (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.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  97. DWP LIE IN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST ASKING IF PROMINENT MINISTERS HAVE RECEIVED LOBBYING CASH FROM THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY……..

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Have any senior members or ministers with links to the Department of Works and Pensions received money from lobbying groups representing ATOS, UNUM, or any members of the Insurance Industry?

    Have any senior members or ministers declared payments from any of the above?

    If so please elucidate and explain why a conflict of interest was not declared.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/payment_from_lobbying_groups_2
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    AND YET

    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.

    PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE DWP AND ARE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND WELFARE REFORMS.

  98. THE EXECUTION OF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH:

    TWISTING IAIN DUNCAN SMITH’S NECK UNTIL IT SNAPS

    FEELS LIKE JUSTICE

  99. iT’S APITY GEOFF NO LONGER POSTS ON HERE.
    GEOFF WAS QUITE THE POET LAUREATE.

    • For years i have thought that this entire blog was a set up by the establishment to monitor the temperature of the feelings of the oppressed in society.
      Oddly, when several people like GEOFF, PAUL, STEPPING and BOB CHEWIE started to put the corporate corruption jigsaw together, their posts were edited or they were barred.

      The voice of the disenfranchised will continue to be heard despite Tory threats to the freedom of speech.
      Levels of corruption in uk politics has cost the lives of thousands over the reign of this government and the thin veneer is peeling away to expose a regime based on terror of it’s own citizens.

      Our Dwp has become a killing machine rather than an organisation set up to help the unfortunate. The depth of corporate stakeholders with ulterior motives the driving force of this rogue department.

      Human rights discarded by a judiciary not fit to eat dirt, a controlling, manipulative force of a corrupt government to beat it’s citizens into submission.

      .

      • Could be true! A lot of websites are set up with similar intent. Similar happened over in the State, someone purporting to be a ‘gun advocate’. It ended with the blogger turning everyone in to the authorities: names, addresses and where their illegal stash was hidden. And closer to home we had ‘Sue Marsh’. What was that all about? Did ‘Sue Marsh’ ever exist? Did ‘Johnny Void’ ever exist? Have the ‘dissidents’ all been flushed out of the woodwork? Are we all now on some ‘list’? It has been rumoured that if you post on here it gives you hassle if you ever have to claim benefits!

        • I’d like to think Johnny was for real. Either that or the authorities are getting implausibly competent at impersonating anarchists.
          Whatever, he’s a damn fine writer, I miss his work and I hope I stumble across whatever blog he’s running/contributing to now before too long.
          Funny how the people who eventually ruined the site are getting lauded by names who have largely only appeared on the site since Johnny abandoned it…

          • Thank you, the nodding dog who never entered debate on any given subject whatsoever.
            Carping from the sidelines like little Lord Toffingham and offering absolutely fuck all. Give all the staff at Tory central my regards on their imminent demise.

      • Eminent researcher BOB CHEWIE got too close to the truth. BOB had to be silenced.

      • Does this mean that JV will become officially a leg-end in years to come?

  100. “ACCORDING TO THE DWP LIARS, UNUM PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE HAS HAD NO INFLUENCE ON WELFARE REFORMS”

    ………..WHEREAS UNUM BRAGGED ABOUT IT…

    UnumProvident believes that there is a significant role for the private sector to play in helping to return disabled people to work. UnumProvident is working on a variety of initiatives and projects which we believe will be of interest to the Committee and which might offer alternative approaches or models to the solution of encouraging and enabling disabled people back into work.

    13. UnumProvident is actively engaged with the Government, policy-makers and large employers to share best practice and to see where our systems and approaches might be applied more widely. We are currently working with the Department of Work and Pensions on this, and have had discussions with officials in HM Treasury and the Prime Minister’s office. We have met with officials to help better understand the nature of the IB casebook, and to discuss how our commercial experience and expertise might be more widely applied. In addition, we will shortly be supporting the National Employment Panel in its work on the New Deal for Disabled People through a secondment of one of our senior managers.

  101. paultheswineherd

    IDS: Whilst on the previous subject of ‘Iain Duncan Smith’ – he is a guest presenter (all this week) on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show at 12 Noon.
    Here he goes again – trying to make ‘HIMSELF’ more popular, and probably also trying to earn more money for ‘HIMSELF’ into the bargain.
    What on earth is the BBC thinking about?
    Employing this smirking and smiling sociopathic numbskull surely is ‘not’ a good idea!
    This ‘failed’ M.P., ‘failed’ Party Leader (none of the Tories would vote for him in 2003!), ‘failed’ M.P. and ‘failed’ Work & Pensions Secretary.
    His infamy, foolhardiness and disastrous ineptitude goes well and truly before him. (Here is an interesting article about today’s show.
    It seems that it was a bit of a ‘failure’ as usual with this walking prat.
    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/radio/iain-duncan-smith-jeremy-vine-radio-2/

    • IDS is busy carving out a lucrative media career for himself: Coming soon to BBC Two – Great Gas Chamber Tours with Iain Duncan Smith. Will IDS be ‘driving the desk’ like he drove the sick, disabled and poor six feet under or will a ‘producer’ be helping him out with his knobs.

    • The BBC have paying Ken Brice megabucks to do the same show five da a week for the past 25, seems more like 250 years.

  102. *Bruce not Brice lol

  103. “435,000 MEDICAL LETTERS DELIBERATELY STASHED BY PRIVATISED NHS MAIL HANDLER”

    MAIL INCLUDING MEDICAL REPORTS AND FINDINGS NEVER FORWARDED BECAUSE STAFF DEEMED IT UNIMPORTANT…………….

    By the time NHS SBS reported the incident to NHS England and the Department of Health in March 2016, the backlog had grown to 435,000 items.

    “An internal investigation found that staff had considered the misdirected clinical correspondence a lower priority than other work as there were no performance indicators attached to it,” the NAO report said.

    “The Department of Health decided in April 2016 not to alert Parliament or the public to the incident”, it continued.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-documents-jeremy-hunt-delayed-telling-patients-mislaid-confidential-sbs-nao-report-a7809496.html

    “THIS IS MANSLAUGHTER ON AN EPIC SCALE”

    ………….another of HUNT the CUNT’s phases of destroying our healthcare system.

    • Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said: “This is a total scandal. For a company partly owned by the Department of Health and a private company to fail to deliver half a million NHS letters, many of which contained information critical to patient care, is astonishing.

      “There remain over 1,700 incidents of possible patient harm unaccounted for. This is a staggering catalogue of mistakes on this Government’s watch. In total, the clear-up operation has now cost over £6 million and counting. This is an extraordinary waste of taxpayers’ money.

  104. “£82 MILLION OF DERMAL FILLER AND BOTOX FOR THE BIGGEST SCROUNGER IN THE PALACE” The wrinkled tory arse licker………

    Queen’s income rises to £82m to cover cost of Buckingham Palace works

    The Queen is in line for a near-doubling of her income to more than £82m due to a government decision to increase her funding to cover “essential works” to Buckingham Palace.

    The Crown Estate, which owns most of Regent Street and swaths of St James’s as well as thousands of acres of farmland, forests and coastline, made £328.8m profit in the year to the end of March 2017, an 8% increase on the previous year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/27/queens-income-rises-to-82m-to-cover-cost-of-buckingham-palace-works

    The accounts show it cost an estimated £154,000 for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to hire Voyager on charter for a week-long trip to Romania, Italy and Austria.

    Prince Philip, who is retiring from official engagements at the end of the summer, ran up a bill of £18,690 by taking the royal train to Plymouth, Devon, to attend a dinner at the Royal Marines barracks.

    Prince Charles also spent £73,297 on a private charter to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres in Israel, and a further £72,756 on a charter for him and his wife to pay an official visit to Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.

    The air travel costs to send the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on an official tour of India were £97,703 in charter and scheduled flights.

    THE INBREDS ARE TAKING THE PISS AS THE POOR ARE DRIVEN INTO THE WILDERNESS AND THE DISABLED DROP LIKE FLIES…

  105. “UK GOVERNMENT BLOCKING ACCESS TO COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK AFFILIATED SITES AS PUBLIC TENSION GROWS”

    That’s right, uk security services in conjunction with GCHQ and the internet providers that were levied small tax bills are now blocking public access to your freedom of speech and information.

    Having visited seven different blog sites this morning that display hatred of the way this corrupt society is being run, every one has had the comments blocked.

    The Conservatives will stop at nothing to try to stay in power to enshrine the views of their global, multinational puppetmasters.

    YOUR EVERY KEY STROKE, CONVERSATION, E.MAIL AND BLOG IS BEING CAPTURED TO BE USED AGAINST YOU.
    ANTI TERRORISM LAWS ARE MERELY A SMOKESCREEN TO EAVESDROP ON YOUR LIFE………….

  106. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    This blog is dead. It is over. Deceased. No longer shall all right thinking and hard working citizens of this once great nation have to go to bed at night knowing that there exists a place for the beatings of the filthy underclass scum who have made a life from being indolent and living on tax payers largesse. Hallelujah and Praise The Lord.

    • We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose - Knobhead!

      What the fuck are you on about, knobhead? This blog is as lively and as active as it has always been. Now, be a good little tosser and FUCK OFF AND DIE!!

  107. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    Pssssssst! That should have been beatings, You Defeated Fucks!

  108. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    Pssssst Pssssssssst!!! I mean BLEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTIIIINNNNGGGGGGSSSS!!!!

  109. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    This blog is fucking dead. The Void is no more. All of the old heroes have been vanquished. Be they Stepping, Bob Chewie or Reynolds. As always, we have won. We always win. And you scum lose. You always fucking lose.
    Goodbye You filthy Dole-ite Scum. Say goodbye to your benefits. Soon this once great nation of ours will be great again. It will be like the USA, with dole only for six months, and nothing if you haven’t paid in to the system. Get ready for Food stamps You Detritus. Your days of cushy living shall soon be a thing of the dark and distant past….. If thou shalt not work then thou shalt not eat. This is in Holy Scripture. It is Biblical and thus is ordained by The Most High. Soon you idle and indolent scrounging filth shall understand this, and eat the bitter tasting fruit of thine unholy scroungings. Thou feckless and fecund detritus shalt be forced to do workfare for thine Food stamps. Hallelujah!! Oh Yes, Oh Yes, Hallelujah!!!! His mercy endureth forever. Praise the Lord!

  110. “ATOS ARE CHANGING THERE NAME AFTER BEING BRANDED DISABILITY MURDERERS”

    Atos Healthcare announced last week that they have changed their name to Independent Assessment Services.

    Atos, along with Capita, carry out PIP assessments on behalf of the DWP.

    However, it was during the period in which they were responsible for work capability assessments (WCA) for ESA that their name became associated with a desperately unfair system that has cost the lives of many claimants.

    Atos is now inextricably linked with the “Atos Kills” banners carried by protestors and repeatedly featured in the media, whenever there was a story about Atos or the WCA.

    Atos eventually gave up the ESA contract, which was handed over to Maximus.

    WHY DONT THEY ALL FALL UNDER ONE HEADING OF,

    “LORD DAVID FREUD’S DISABLED PERSONS ASSASSINATION AGENCY”

    ………..even the man with the black narrow moustache never rivaled the killing spree of this twisted individual who probably masturbates to the death knell

    • Killing disabled people is really easy, Toddy, as they are already disadvantaged and cannot fight back.
      The skill is in hiding the death count from the public and that is where the skils set of the DWP comes into play.
      Only trouble is that the body count is starting to draw attention to the privatised death camps.

      ATOS can be anybody they purport to be but the stench of death will follow them like a shadow wherever they lay their hat.

      • “atos disability killers choose to try and hide”

        The “toxic” government contractor Atos has been accused of trying to create a smokescreen to hide its past failures and “appalling reputation”, after quietly announcing that it is changing the name of its disability benefit assessment arm.

        The company – blamed by many disabled people for repeated, serious and harmful failings in the way it has carried out assessments – has told “stakeholders” that its Atos Healthcare brand has now been renamed Independent Assessment Services.

        The company carries out assessments for the government’s new personal independence payment (PIP) – which is gradually replacing working-age disability living allowance – across London, the south and north of England, and Scotland.

        Only this week, Atos has been forced to launch an investigation after Disability News Service (DNS) reported how a disabled women said she was left to sit in her own urine for nearly two hours after her plight was ignored by one of its PIP assessors.

        This followed a major DNS investigation that uncovered scores of cases in which claimants described how Atos assessors – and those from the government’s other PIP assessment contractor, Capita – produced dishonest reports after carrying out face-to-face assessments.

        https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/rebranding-of-toxic-atos-will-fail-activists-promise/

  111. “JEREMY HUNT’S AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REALITY”

    THIS MORNING AT 4.50AM MY PHONE RUNG, IT WAS MUM TELLING ME THAT THEY HAD FINALLY RELEASED HER FROM A NEVADA HOSPITAL AFTER SHE WENT SUFFERING BREATHING DIFFICULTIES 3 DAYS AGO…………..

    MUM IS AN 83 YEAR OLD WIDOWER.

    UPON ENTRY SHE WAS ASKED FOR $5000 DOLLARS AS SOME FORM OF DOWNPAYMENT. AFTER AN EXTENSIVE ARGUMENT SHE HANDED OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    MUM WAS GIVEN DIFFERENT INJECTIONS AND BAGS OF SALINE SOLUTION BECAUSE THEY DIAGNOSED LOW SALT LEVELS.

    SHE WAS KEPT LIKE A VIRTUAL PRISONER NOT KNOWING IF THEY WOULD RELEASE HER TO FLY HOME TODAY.

    THE HOSPITAL ASSURED HER THAT SHE WOULD NOT BE ADMITTED ON THE FLIGHT UNLESS SHE HAD A BREATHING APPARATUS TO ACCOMPANY HER.

    RELUCTANTLY SHE PAID OUT $4000 DOLLARS FOR THE AID, FEARING SHE WOULD NEVER SEE THE FAMILY BACK HOME AGAIN.

    HOPEFULLY, MUM WILL BE BACK TOMORROW.

    THIS IS A TRUE STORY OF WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM RUN FOR PROFIT BY THE PRIVATE INSURANCE VERMIN.

    OUR NHS IS A BASTION TO THE HEALTH OF OUR PEOPLE. WEALTH SHOULD PLAY NO PART.

    YESTERDAYS PARLIAMENTARY VOTE WAS AN ATTACK ON OUR NOBLE HEALTH INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WHO GIVE THEIR VALUABLE TIME TO HELP US.

    EVIL RUNS THROUGH THE VEINS OF PEOPLE LIKE HUNT, A FIGUREHEAD FOR ALL THAT IS WRONG IN BRITAIN TODAY.

    ……………..JUST HOPE MUM IS OK NOW THEY HAVE DRAINED HER BANK ACCOUNTS……..

    SARAH

    • Just checked on ebay the price of the portable breathing machine that “VALLEY HOSPITAL OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, charged mum $4000 for……

      IT IS MADE IN CHINA AND RETAILS UNDER £250.

      THINKING OF POPPING INTO VALLEY HOSPITAL LAS VEGAS? (THERE ARE 6 BY THE WAY)

      ………….BOY, ARE YOU ALL IN FOR A SHOCK IF THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BENT POLITICIANS WITH VESTED INTERESTS………

      THEY SHOULD NOT BE VOTING, FULL STOP!!!!

      • The Big Lebowski

        Just like urns for ashes. Funeral director buy them in from China for 10p and charge £1,000 for one! Even in death we are still being ripped off!

  112. The Poison Dwarf

    And oop north in Scotchland they intend to whip out your organs whilst you are still alive for transplant organs. The BBC spins it like “when you are gone you are gone, you don’t need your organs, give the gift of live, let someone else have them”. Like they wait until you are stone cold dead before slitting open your chest. Of course relatives will still be able to ‘object’, but what if you have no relatives, relatives won’t be there in the case of a road traffic accident, and if relative are present their objections will just be ignored or a form of words used to trick them.

  113. TORIES CHOOSE RIGHT JUDGE FOR GRENFELL WHITEWASH

    ………..HIDING THE TRUE DEATH COUNT FROM PUBLIC

    Controversial judge once accused of ‘social cleansing’ chosen to lead Grenfell Tower inquiry

    Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted residents will be given a say over the direction of the investigation and Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s appointment is expected to be officially announced on Thursday.

    But concern has been raised about a judgement he made in 2014 when Sir Martin ruled in favour of Westminster City council in the case of tenant Titina Nzolameso.

    The single mother-of-five was made homeless after resisting the council’s plan to move her to Milton Keynes because the benefit cap meant she could no longer stay in her four-bed flat.

    Sir Martin’s upholding of the move, which her solicitor accused of amounting to “social cleansing of the poor”, was later overturned at the Supreme Court.

    Lawyer Jayesh Kunwardia said at the time of Sir Martin’s ruling: “This judgment could have dire consequences for vulnerable families across the country.

    “It gives the green light for councils to engage in social cleansing of the poor on a mass scale.

    “Council tenants are being threatened with homelessness unless they agree to uproot themselves from communities they’ve lived in for years.”

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sir-martin-moorebick-controversial-judge-once-accused-of-social-cleansing-to-lead-grenfell-tower-a3575091.html

    • ………..AND THIS IS WHAT WE WANT YOU TO SAY JUDGE MARTIN……

      “REMEMBER THE DOSSIERS I SAID WE LOST”

  114. “WHAT ELSE ARE THEY HIDING ABOUT THE GRENFELL DISASTER?”

    …………SOMETHING DOESN’T RING TRUE AND IT NEVER HAS.

    WHY ARE THE TORY GOVERNMENT NOT RELEASING THE TRUE DEATH TOLL?

    SOMETHING IS ALSO AMISS THAT WE ARE NOT BEING TOLD ABOUT.

    YOU DON’T JUST EVACUATE HIGH RISE BUILDINGS FOR NOTHING.

    WHY HAS A JUDGE WITH TWISTED VIEWS BEEN APPOINTED TO HEAD A WHITEWASH?

    THE TRUTH ABOUT HILLSBOROUGH BORE ALL THE SAME HALLMARKS AS THIS.

    YOU ARE BEING FED LIES TO COVER UP AN EVEN MORE SINISTER PLOT THAT THEY ARE AFRAID WILL LEAK OUT EVENTUALLY.

    WATCH THIS SPACE AS THE INFORMATION REGARDING BENT BUILDING CONTRACTS AND SENIOR POLITICIANS COME TO LIGHT.

    …………..ARSES ARE PUCKERING IN HIGH PLACES.

    • Something not right here Sarah.
      First they select a pawn of the state with a natural hatred towards people of ethnic backgrounds and then they try to control the remit of the investigation to a narrow definition.

      The state is desperate to cover something up that involves high ranking members of the government.
      Why do they want to release the true figures of those that perished at the end of a year and why aren’t those who were at the forefront being denied the right of input. There is also a block on the press.

      It all reeks of a great big whitewash.

      • paultheswineherd

        Toddy – I am inclined to fully agree with yourself and Sarah on this one.
        There is news this evening that the Chief Executive of the Council (he said that there were ‘perceived’ failings in what has happened!) and his deputy has resigned. It seems that earlier today, the head of the Tenant Management Organisation has also left.
        The rats are deserting their sinking ship!
        There is, I feel, much more to all of this than meets the eye – it would not surprise me if there is corruption atc all the way from the bottom all of the way to the very top – including Government Ministers/M.P.’s both past and present.
        The really worrying thing though – is it all going to be very conveniently covered up. The ‘Public Enquiry’ Judge announced yesterday didn’t even seem too optimistic – it seems his remit will only be from ‘when the fire first started’ and thence what all happened afterwards!
        I feel really sorry for the people involved in this – they could well be fighting their cases for justice completely alone!

  115. paultheswineherd

    Terrible treatment also for this poor disabled woman!
    “Disabled woman forced to ‘crawl up’ stairs at benefits centre”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/benefits-assessment-disabled-woman-crawl-stairs-wheelchair-maria-quinn-dwp-scope-a7817301.html

    • Read the very pertinent comments from here (before the rectum deletes them):

      A 32-year-old woman who can’t climb three tiny little steps. You needs to
      get her fat arse into gear and down the gym, or get an active job managing a herd of swine of summat. It is fucking disgusting that
      these lazy fuckers allow themselves to get into this shape.

      http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/disabled-woman-forced-crawl-hands-10712716

      Your are brain is fogged up with Cornsh pie, paul, for the ability to detect
      shite get some haggis doon yi!

      “First thing to say is , shame on DR for printing this story. It isnt helpful to the state the country is in just now. Secondly, have any of you got a lawyer. I havent. When i go to the job centre seeking employment do i take a lawyer. No i dont. This lady would have recieved a letter telling her all about the access and, as the spokesman said she could have arranged a different venue or even a home visit. The list goes on. Why does someone with a fear of the outside leave the house in the first place. Why would her sister let her suffer the indignity of crawling upstairs. Can you even contemplate Cadogan street office with several people dragging themselves upstairs. It just doesnt happen. Lying on her side and pulling herself upstairs, come on. I have dealt with lots of people with gen difficulties about movment and they would,nt dream of such a thing. I have many more comments about this but really dont think it deserves my time. I would say to this lady and the DR please stop this rubbish and think about the greater good of the country that you live in.”

      Cataplana says:

      “People need to grow up and stop taking the claims of an apparently self diagnosed person with disabilities at face value.

      Do you seriously believe that someone could crawl up that many flights of stairs, if they were as ill as this woman makes out? People like this, and those who defend them and get outraged on their behalf, make a mockery of those who do suffer from limiting conditions which they struggle to deal with on a daily basis.

      I’m guessing (because I don’t know) that her claim was knocked back, and that she is as disabled as Lou on Little Britain. Not everybody with a walking aid needs it, next time your at the shops, observe the number of people taking their stick for a walk.

      You could also look out for the people slumped over their supermarket trolleys, as a walking aid, because they are too proud to ask for any help.”

      Dumfriesboy says:

      “Think it’s time she got herself a new lawyer – ‘He was genuinely too gobsmacked to react fully’. Really! Wouldn’t be much use in a courtroom then. Or, is the lawyer REALLY that bad – ‘just crawl it’ll look worse’…….”

      Dearie says:

      “Love the comment ‘get the solicitor to do something, I dunno, complain to someone!’ Brilliant advice…..!! Social anxiety is the new ‘bad back’”

      Jellyfish1 says:

      “Seems like a bit off added on dribble, panic attack incase you get told to look for a job, I’m sure if your lawyer was there he would be onto digby brown for a claim, ”

      Reply to Jellyfish1 from Cataplana:

      “She can also add telepathy to her portfolio. It appears she is able to say what the solicitor was thinking.

      My guess is, “what am I doing here, and am I going to get paid?””

      Cataplana says:

      “I smell Tom Kite.”

      Drivebunny says:

      “Something doesn’t add up here. On the forms you fill in it asks if you need any special requirements such as no stairs. On mine I put I couldn’t manage many stairs and they wrote back saying I would be getting a home assessment. There is also the option to ask for one. Her solicitor doesn’t seem very clued up if he allowed that to happen, there are disability rights and he should have been spouting a few of them out and demanding to speak to the person who would be assessing her or another staff member. I’m not being hard hearted either, I’ve been subjected to 3 assessments in the past 5 years myself and know how difficult they can be but I just don’t think this is the full story. Did she refuse a home visit or did she even put her limited mobilty down clearly enough on her form?”

      Catsplana reply to Drivebunny:

      “Disgraceful reporting, given that she was deemed not to have a disability at all. Whose side are they on, the useless wasters who play the system, or those with genuine disabilities.

      At best, you have to question whether they are in any position to tell the difference.

      • paultheswineherd

        Tom Kite – Please do not shoot the messenger!
        I am only putting on (and I will continue to do so also!) what I have found for everyone to have a look at!
        In my ‘previous’ Cornish stomping ground – I would have definitely been chomping on good old ‘Rowe’s Cornish Pasties – but up here in rural Herefordshire, – all we get is a (non-Cornish!) ‘pasty’ which is made just outside of Cardiff and ‘Ginster’s ‘pasties’ which are not really ‘Cornish pasties’ but are just a ‘minced -up’ load of mush!
        I suggest the best thing that your good self can do now – is to fully support Nicola Sturgeon and all of her incredibly good and very sensible policies.
        By the way, I have tried haggis once on a visit to Scotland – and it is really delicious! I have no problem with it at all! 😀

    • Cataplana

      “Don’t put words into my mouth pal. It is you who is using their imagination when it comes to what goes on.

      ……….
      Firstly, the health professionals are still bound by their professional codes of conduct. Most of them do not work for Atos, but are in supply chain companies.

      Why do you think nurses, or physios are not qualified to assess someone’s function? It is an inherent part of their job.

      Doctors, on the other hand, merely deal with diagnosis.

      Please try and discuss the subject without resorting to hyperbole. It suggests an individual who relies on punchlines and clichés to appraise a situation, rather than one who has worked with people with disabilities at any level.

      How dare you patronise them by calling them weak and vulnerable. You make them seem like secondary human beings, rather than individuals striving for self actualisation, whilst seeking to overcome hurdles that aren’t there.

      Why don’t you spend a few hours in the waiting room of an assessment centre, and watch the loathsome creatures who try to pretend they have a disablility.

      Like the lady in this article. “

  116. Even your frail old granny could negotiate these ‘steps’

  117. There are even hand-rails:

    But this fat fucker even with the assistance of her sister, lawyer at least can negotiate three tiny little steps!?

  118. SaintSavileofSellik says:

    “Lots of scroungers scamming disability benefits these days and looking for something for nothing, expect a law suit soon.”

  119. Cataplana says:

    “She was attending a tribunal because she had been assessed by a health professional, who said she was fit to work.

    I know which version of blatantly obvious I prefer to believe. Someone who is subject to professional standards, rather than someone who has never worked in her life.”

  120. John says:

    “Been to a few [work capability assessments] and central casting should have a office there cos there are some belting actors there.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/privateloco/status/880826723817971713?p=v

  121. John says:

    “One old guy who ran a fruit and veg stall was seen being carried in by 3 people and that is the truth”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/privateloco/status/880826723817971713?p=v

  122. Politics says:

    “I hope any money she makes from whoring the story out is treated as capital and deducted off her benefits!”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/privateloco/status/880826723817971713?p=v

  123. “WHY HAS THIS PAGE REGARDING EXOVA, THE FIRM THAT GAVE REPORTS THAT GRENFELL TOWER CLADDING WAS SAFE, SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED?”

    IT WAS A REPORT OF AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THAT GAVE AN OPINION ON POLITICAL DONATIONS……………………

    STRANGE HOW THE PIECES OF THE JIGSAW ARE BEING REMOVED BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES?

    F]Results of Annual General Meeting The Annual … – Exova Investors
    https://investors.exova.com/…/results-of-annual-general-meeting-held-on-19-may-20…
    19 May 2016 – 15. To authorise the Directors to allot shares. 235,113,761. 99.34. 1,568,854. 0.66. 236,682,615. 94.51. 0. 16. To authorise political donations.

    BBC NEWS TODAY
    Newsnight has obtained confidential reports that help explain how flammable material has become more common on tall buildings.

    Combustible cladding has been permitted based on reports arguing fires involving combustible aluminium panels would behave similarly to ones with non-combustible ceramic tiles.

    Developers use them to persuade inspectors to sign off buildings.

    Exova, the company that produced the reports, refused to comment.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40465399

    …………THE COVER UP IS WELL UNDER WAY……….

    • …………..A DIRECTOR FOR A COMPANY THAT GIVES FRAUDULENT REPORTS ON FLAMMABLE CLADDING, WORKED AT STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE AS WELL AS ETHOS ENERGY…………………..

      Company Director Allister Gordon Langlands

      directorstats.co.uk a-z index L index LA index LAN index LANG index

      Our database includes a single person named Allister Gordon Langlands. Born in March 1958 Allister Gordon Langlands is 59 years old. We located 718 filings that mention Allister, including an annual return category filing filed on the 14th of September 2015, an officers filing filed on the 16th of October 2013, and “an accounts” category filing filed on the 17th of February 2014. This British national worked for 61 companies, for example Ethos Energy Group Limited (address: 15 Justice Mill Lane, AB12 3AX, Aberdeen) as a director, at Wood Group Holdings (International) Limited (address: 15 Justice Mill Lane, AB15 9EJ, Aberdeen) as a director, and at Wood Group Holdings (International) Limited (address: 15 Justice Mill Lane, AB15 9EJ Aberdeen) as a director. This director worked with: Angus Donald Mackintosh Macdonald in Standard Life Uk Smaller Companies Trust PLC, Timothy Scholefield in Standard Life Uk Smaller Companies Trust PLC, Caroline Frances Ramsay, Carol Cecilia Ferguson, David Ernest Woods. Allister Gordon was appointed in Ethos Energy Group Limited on the 6th of May 2014. This company started its operations on the 12th of July 2013 under the ID 790837.

      NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST HERE THEN…………

  124. “EXOVA, FIRE TESTING EXPERTS, MY ARSE”

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    Qualifications – BSc (Hons) Chemistry

    Experience – Over 12 years

    ……………………….PROFITING FROM THE DEATHS OF OTHERS……..

  125. “DIRECTOR OF EXOVA HAS OTHER TINY INTERESTS”

    Holdings of Allister Gordon Langlands
    Name Equities % Valuation
    Exova Group Plc (EXO)
    Business Support Services 190,909 0.076% 582,864 USD
    Standard Life UK Small.Co’s Tst Plc (SLS)
    Investment Trusts 95,000 0.14% 540,844 USD
    Maven Income and Growth VCT 5 PLC (MIG5)
    Investment Management & Fund Operators 695,465 0.90% 318,725 USD
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    Maven Income and Growth VCT 3 PLC (MIG3)
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    NICE LITTLE EARNER………..

  126. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    You rabble can’t beat us, it is an ideological thing, you are weak, we are strong. You believe in handouts, we believe in hard work and tightening our belts when times are tough. We believe in Social Darwinism, survival of the fittest, nature being red in both tooth and claw; You shower of white believe in State Help and Welfare from Cradle to Grave. Lastly, we believe in God, The Most High. He rewards hard work, but He hates idleness. For as the Holy Scriptures say : “Go to the ant thou sluggard, and follow its ways”, Proverbs, and “If a man doesn’t work, then that man should not eat”, from one of St Paul’s epistles. Wise words indeed, and words that you lazy, workshy, festering dole scrounging and welfare dependent filth would be wise to follow.

    • paultheswineherd

      Fuck off Troll –
      John (Chapter 8 – Verse 7)
      “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone”
      Think upon this my friend!

  127. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    Pssssssst! That should have been SHOWER OF SHITE!!!!

  128. paultheswineherd

    More bad news for the Tories!
    “Tories fall below 40% in poll for first time since election campaign”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/polls-labour-conservatives-opinium-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn-brexit-a7818741.html

  129. paultheswineherd

    I thought that GAVIN BARWELL was Theresa May’s top aide – NOT the laughing (ex-DWP Secretary of Stare) dickhead that is Damian Green 😀
    I really do not think that their shit is now going to win over ‘younger’ voters!
    “Damian Green admits Tories may need to review tuition fees”
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/01/damian-green-tories-must-modernise-to-win-over-young-voters

    • paultheswineherd

      GAVIN BARWELL: The Tories ex-‘Housing Minister’ (who in the General Election even lost his seat!) who is now Theresa May’s ‘top aide’, – who may now even be ‘legally culpable’ over the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.
      He is, even now. keeping a very low profile – the last time that I saw him on camera was a few days ago – getting into the back of Theresa May’s limousine outside of No. 10 Downing Street and thence driving off with her!
      EXPECT HIM TO KEEP AN INCREASINGLY LOW PROFILE FROM NOW ON!

  130. paultheswineherd

    ‘AUSTERITY, AUSTERITY, AUSTERITY’ – THE TORIES MAIN MANTRA!
    (MEANWHILE DAVID CAMERON, GEORGE OSBORNE AND IAIN DUNCAN SMITH DO NOTHING MORE THAN TO GO ONTO THE ‘SPEECH’ CIRCUIT – ‘EARNING’ LOADSA MONEY FOR FUCK ALL TALKING!)
    AND THEN, ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT – THE TOTAL DICK THAT IS NICK FERRARI – (THE ARSEHOLE OF THE WORLD!) – FULLY SUPPORTING THE TORIES ON ‘QUESTION TIME’ THE OTHER NIGHT (APART FROM ‘HALF-SUPPORTING’ THEM REGARDING THE £1BN BUNG TO THE DUP) AND ON SKY NEWS’S ‘THE PLEDGE’ TODAY!
    ACCORDING TO THE TORIES, ALL OF THIS IS THE RESULT OF ‘LABOUR’S DISASTROUS OVERSPENDING’.
    WHAT ABOUT THE BANKERS MAKING BILLIONS? – WHAT ABOUT THE ROYAL FAMILY MAKING MILLIONS? – WHAT ABOUT THE MILLIONAIRES AND MULTI-MILLIONAIRES MAKING MILLIONS FROM THE ‘FALL IN THE POUND’ AFTER THE ‘BREXIT REFERENDUM’ VOTE.
    WHAT ABOUT THE LIKES OF MYSELF FOR EXAMPLE – WORKING FULL TIME ON THE MINIMUM WAGE – I AND MY FAMILY ARE ONLY JUST SURVIVING – THANK GOODNESS OUR MORTGAGE RATE IS STILL HELD AT A VERY LOW LEVEL!
    AND – WHAT ABOUT THE PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS – THE NURSES, THE DOCTORS, THE FIRE, THE POLICE AND AMBULANCE STAFF – LOADS OF MONETARY CUTS AND NO PAY RISE FOR 7 YEARS NOW.
    WHAT A FUCKING SHOCKING ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ THAT WE HAVE NOW DESCENDED INTO.
    RICH, RICH, RICH, – POOR, POOR, POOR, – WITH ONLY A SMALL
    ‘JUST ABOUT MANAGING’ CLASSES IN BETWEEN.
    A FUCKING DISGRACEFUL AND A LARGE BUCKETLOAD OF PIG-SHIT!

  131. paultheswineherd

    Please Google Search:
    “George Osborne David Cameron Iain Duncan Smith speech circuit”
    You will then find out just how much these cunts are ‘earning’!

  132. paultheswineherd

    At least there is now some opposition to ‘AUSTERITY’!
    “Tens of thousands march in London to demand Theresa May’s resignation”
    “Protesters from across UK march against ‘commitment to austerity, cuts and privatisation”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tens-of-thousands-march-protest-not-one-more-day-london-oppose-theresa-may-austerity-a7818206.html

    • CONGRATULATIONS PAUL, THE DWP TROLLS HAVE COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK ON THIS BLOG THEY CALLED, DEAD.

      • …………..Now let’s see what miserable low-life they can drag out of the paedophile missing files syndicate to appoint as the future Grenfell Tower Inquiry head.

      • paultheswineherd

        Hi Sarah,
        Thanks for that and indeed, this is the case it seems!
        For a blog which ‘was’ supposedly totally ‘dead and gone’ – there’s not half a lot of activity going on!
        And you are right – no doubt they will dig around and pull up some skanky paedophile to head up any ‘Public Enquiry’ (once the Grenfell survivors manage to kick out the present incumbent).
        I fear that (if he stays in place) they are not going to get too much satisfaction from his ‘findings’.
        As you have probably gathered also by now – I have very little faith in Public Enquiries, for instance – the Chilcott Enquiry, the Leveson 1 Enquiry (Leveson 2 is still to be announced!) and also the disaster which has turned out to be the ‘Child Sex Abuse’ inquiry!
        I really fear that the Grenfell disaster will end up as a ‘long drawn-out vover up by the Authorities! 🙂

  133. Tory Mayor compares benefit claimants to dogs: they’re ‘brown’, ‘stink’ and ‘can’t speak a word of English’

    http://evolvepolitics.com/tory-mayor-compares-benefit-claimants-to-dogs-theyre-brown-stink-and-cant-speak-a-word-of-english/

    ………………WORTH A LOOK FOR THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE……..
    THIS DUDE WAS AT THE BACK OF THE QUEUE WHEN GOOD LOOKS WERE BEING DISHED OUT.

    SHE WOULDN’T GET A BY IN A GURNING CONTEST……………

  134. “WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION WARNS SPECTATORS NOT TO CHANT CORBYN MATERIAL……….”

    ………….BUT THEY ARE OK TRIPPING OVER THE HOMELESS

  135. “fit for work stroke victim”

    http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-06-30/stroke-sufferer-may-need-sell-his-home-after-being-denied-benefits/

    ……………..and the usual guff from the mouth of one of FREUD’s hand picked Euthanasia squad…..

    benefits_sot_2 Play video

    A Jobcentre Plus adviser has visited Mr Gold at his home to discuss his Universal Credit claim and to help him access the support available to him.”

    “Reasons for food bank use are complex so it’s misleading to link them to any one issue.”

    “We know that work is the best route out of poverty and employment is at a record high. Universal Credit is designed to mirror the world of work and the vast majority of claimants are confident in managing their money. But for those who need extra support, we provide a strong safety net through the welfare system, including hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans.”

    – A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson

  136. “ANOTHER OF LORD DAVID FREUD’S ETHNIC CLEANSING POLICIES”

    A stroke in 2015 left Chris with brain damage and without feeling in parts of his body.

    When his employment and support allowance was stopped he was told to apply for the new Universal Credit. However when he did so, he was told he should be working.

    Chris said, “The doctor’s given me a sick note saying I’m unfit for work – I have to do what the doctors tell me. They’ve got the knowledge – they know how stroke victims are.”

    “I just think it’s unfair that the Department for Work and Pensions can do this to people when they’re unwell. Irrespective of what they say, the doctors are saying I’m not well.”

    http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-06-30/stroke-sufferer-may-need-sell-his-home-after-being-denied-benefits/

    HOW MANY YOU PUT TO DEATH, FAILED BANKER ACTING ON BEHALF OF PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY?

    GIVE MY REGARDS TO DAME CAROL BLACK AND THE FINAL SOLUTION……

  137. “TORY BURIAL CHAMBER TO REVEAL MORE DEATHS”

    ……..GRENFELL FIREFIGHTERS SWORN TO SECRECY

    One firefighter, who did not want to be named, told the Sunday Mirror: “We’ve been told by our management don’t speak, ideally. The coroner has said it could obstruct the investigation. I don’t know how it can – what’s happened has happened, but that’s what we’re being told.”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/heroic-grenfell-tower-firefighters-gagged-10722903

    • Brian Hems

      I read somewhere about plans being made to rehouse “the 250 survivors”, and elsewhere it is said that some 500 people officially lived in the block. There is probably a good reason for the lengthy delay in producing a list of the survivors, as a ballpark estimate from the current sources would suggest an eventual death toll north of 200. It could be even higher if there was widespread overcrowding due to people allowing others to live there who were not on the tenancy.
      Whilst some residents may have been out at the time of the fire visiting friends and family, there are no doubt others who were in the block doing the same at the time of the fire, so the effects may well balance out.

      • Noreen Willson

        It was also The festival of Eid so many parties family get together and celebrating the end of Ramadan.

  138. paultheswineherd

    There’s no money in the kitty left to pay the MORE deserving public sector workers – but the Tories have studiously dug around in their ’empty’ pork barrel to find enough money to pay for Arlene Foster’s flight back!
    “Theresa May blew £20000 on RAF plane to fly Arlene Foster back to Belfast”
    “Tories left to foot the bill because it would breach anti-corruption rules”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-20000-raf-plane-fly-arlene-foster-dup-leader-home-belfast-deal-a7819116.html

    • Reality Check

      But, Paul, above you state that you are a working for a farmer on minimum wage. YOU, and YOUR family will not benefit from increases to public sector. The only people who will benefit are coppers and the like. Copper and the like are NOT on the breadline. What would benefit YOU and YOUR family is an increase in the minimum wage. Likewise, for those on benefits, an end to the benefit ‘freeze’ and an increase to benefit levels would benefit THEM and THEIR families.

      On the contrary, increases to public sector pay goes against YOUR and YOUR families best increases, it creates inflation. We have already been there back in the 70s with greedy bastard public sector workers and is one of the reasons benefits are so long.

      Smell the coffee and wake up man, look after YOU and YOUR family otherwise YOU and YOUR family will be trodden into the ground.

      You are being used. Do you really think these greedy bastard coppers who are angling for more cash in their pockets give a shit about YOU and YOUR family. Of course they don’t. It is each man and woman for themselves even those on benefits and minimum wage.

      • Reality Check

        ,,,,,,,,,,,

      • Reality Check

        *low

      • paultheswineherd

        Reality Check –
        I, and my family (as you state), – are indeed on the minimum wage.
        BUT – should your good self call for an Ambulance – if the staff are ‘underfunded’ – than your ‘Ambulance’ may not turn up after even 2 hours (as an emergency!) THIS IS NOT UNKNOWN NOWADAYS!.
        If your house was burning down and you rang 999 – if ‘austerity’ had closed your local Fire Station – you may well have to wait longer for the nearest neighboring crew to turn up – by which time your house could be in ashes!
        If the Police were cut – as has happened now for years now – and you were ‘attacked’ or ‘you or your family were under threat’ and you got onto the blower to call 999 – if ‘austerity’ had kicked in in your area – then think on this – the Police may well not arrive until two hours or so later!
        By which time – you and your’s could be dead!
        This scenario (in ALL of these public Services) has actually happened in the last few years.
        We may well be on the ‘Minimum Wage’ – but – if one is under threat in any way – then surely one would expect a truly quick response!

      • “if the staff are ‘underfunded’” – but we are not talking about buying more ambulances, it is just more money in the workers’ pockets. We will see NO improvement to public services. And in a wider context, that is part of the problem with public services, all the money gets siphoned off. There are more ‘managers’ than doctors in the NHS. And do you really want to hand over any more of your hard-earned money to the police – the enemy of the working class? The same bastards that wouldn’t hesitate to smash you over the head with a truncheon, or worse, if you were marching on Downing Street for a pay increase.

        • paultheswineherd

          Yes, I agree with you – a lot of the supplied money HAS been siphoned off (especially as with regards to the NHS)
          You are obviously no ‘friend’ of the Police (and I can understand that) – as has what has happened in so many years at demonstrations.
          I am definitely NOT defending them with their ‘kettling’ of protesters and the killing of ‘innocent’ civilians – i.e. in London when that poor newspaper seller was hit by a baton and it was covered up.
          The problem comes in when ‘they get too big for their boots’ and also they receive orders from ‘above’ to come down hard on ‘ordinary citizens’ –
          (the Governments of the day – as in the old witch Margaret Thatcher’s Government over the miners and the like)!

    • The Institute of Financial Studies has stated that it is lower earners who will pay for public sector pay increases. That’s you, Paul, through your taxes and through inflation. The perfect double whammy. All that talk about high-earners footing the bill for a public sector pay spending spree is just hogwash. If you had any sense you would be hoping and praying that May held fast and told these greedy, grasping bastards to fuck off. They are even using the horrific deaths of the victims in the horrendous Grenfell fire to support their case for more tax dollars – how low can you go? The problem for May is that the knives are now out in her own Cabinet.

      • paultheswineherd

        IFS – I am fine with that – I would be prepared top pay more in taxes to support our ‘Public’ Services – as long as the taxes went to THEM – and not to the DUP – to keep Theresa May and her low-life (and very rich) Tory Government clinging on by their very fingertips to POWER!
        You would well be sensible to give these thoughts your good attention!

        • The £1 billion isn’t being pocketed personally by the DUP MPs and Arlene Fraser – at least we hope so. It is destined for ‘the people of Northern Ireland’, so hopefully it will go to improving services. You know that in other countries they actually spend taxes on public services, actual public services, not the pay packets of public servants. In the UK we pay very high taxes but see very little for it. Our public services and infrastructure are a disgrace – they would embarrass a third-world country.

    • “There’s no money in the kitty left to pay the MORE deserving public sector workers” – but the NI is not money going DIRECTLY into worker’s pockets that we are talking about. Big difference! Hasn’t the history lesson of the 70s taught you anything?

      • paultheswineherd

        IFS – Theresa May and her Government are soon to be out of office anyway – then, it does not matter one iota – they will be GONE!

    • Ambulances have always traveled long distances in an emergency. From personal experience we have waited for one traveling for over 20 miles.
      And it was about 20 years ago. The wouldn’t cross counties either even though one may be nearer. This was in Northern Ireland, mind you, so maybe they will spend some of their £1 billion ‘windfall’ to pay for more ambulances,

  139. And as for the police, if you and your family were under attack by mad axe men, they wouldn’t respond anyway until there was no danger to themselves. Once you and your family had been killed they would come out to take your statement. This is a all that police effectively are – statement takers. They turn up after the event and when the coast is clear to take statements. is not advisable to rely on the police for protection, better to have your own 😉

    For the little they do they are well-over paid. Most, if not all, of their ‘duties’ could be performed by ‘civilians’ at a lower cost. A lot of councils/housing associations already have minimum wage ‘evidence gathers’ for ‘crimes’ such as anti-social who hand per-prepared reports to the police.

  140. It is public services that the public want not public sector pay increases! Are you listening Corbyn.O’Donnell?

  141. £180 billion a year is paid out in public sector pay! It is not pocket change we are talking about.

  142. We refuse to post on this blog until GEOFF and Stepping’s posting privileges are reinstated.

    Signed

    THE BORES

  143. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    I see that Paul the swineherd has become the new bore in residence, taking over from the legendary Bob Chewie and the much lamented Stepping. I feel that Paul will give it his best dole-scrounging shot at being one of the void’s Greatest Ever Bores, but for my humble opinion will never be able to eclipse the like of Geoff Reynolds for sheer boring genius. In his relentless desire to boldly go to realms where no other bore had gone before, Geoff Reynolds was the Boring for Welfare equivalent of George Best. Good luck to you Paul, You boring little Cunt. Keep on boring. Whatever you do son, Godsakes boy, don’tcha stop boring, ya heeyah?

    • …………Tut, tut;

      Please try and concentrate more on your day job at the DWP which involves
      hiding the mortality statistics of those you put to death via your comrades in the PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY, ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS…………….

      You can change your name as many times as you like ATOS but we are coming after you…………

    • paultheswineherd

      Thanks for your resounding tribute to my endeavours – much appreciated!
      You have tied yourself up in knots – but don’t worry, keep calm & carry on!
      Now – you can jump on to your high horse – and ride off into your impending sunset! Ha-Ha! 😀

  144. “People are deliberately kept in debt to the state and in crushing poverty as a result. The DWP sanctions and reduces benefit money to the point where people can’t meet basic bills, and then deducts even more for loans and that people can’t pay. People are forced to cough up fines and costs for court appearances for unpaid council tax and rent – bills that they couldn’t afford to pay in the first place. ”

    http://www.katebelgrave.com/…/how-can-the-dwp-still-leave-…/

  145. “HOW THE DWP PUNISH CLAIMANTS CHILDREN BY TAKING FOOD FROM THEIR MOUTHS BECAUSE PARENTS DID THE HEINOUS CRIME OF MISSING AN APPOINTMENT”

    Emma, 31

    . Emma had three children, aged 13, five and six months (she brought her baby boy with her to the foodbank). Emma was losing about £50 a fortnight from her benefit of £150 – hardly a king’s ransom in the first place. Part of the deduction was for a DWP loan that she was repaying. Part of the deduction was punishment for missing a couple of so-called “workforce” interviews that she didn’t realise she had to attend. Her benefit had been reduced to teach her a lesson, or whatever it is that the DWP is doing with these things. No matter that Emma had very young children to feed. Presumably, the DWP had some idea about teaching them a lesson as well. Emma said she had a cleaning job earlier this year, but gave it up, because her benefits were suddenly cut again when she was working and she couldn’t find anyone to help her sort the problem out. It was probably a bureaucratic error, but knowing that hardly helped. Bureaucratic errors can be insurmountable in this day and age of threadbare and dysfunctional public services. I asked Emma if she’d appealed the sanctions punishment. She said she didn’t know that appealing the decision was an option.

    ………………WHY NOT JUST SEND A LACKEY ROUND WITH A SYRINGE FULL OF CYANIDE

  146. “THE FINAL SOLUTION”

    Re: Stewart M 2017: State Crime By Proxy: corporate influence on state sanctioned social harm

    Thank you for your letter of 31st May 2017 and please be advised that this response is an open letter, and will be published online.

    It remains cause for concern that you continue to disregard all independent detailed evidence identified for you, and place your trust in discredited (1) government commissioned research and in the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (the Centre), as funded by Maximus. The company has a very disturbing reputation (2) Minister, which has been disregarded by the government when offering this American company a lucrative contract to seemingly cause as much preventable harm as possible, on their behalf, when conducting the enforced and totally discredited assessment of disabled people.(3)

    By definition, ‘the Centre’ has a clear conflict of interest as, when funded by Maximus, the company whose contract to conduct the fatally flawed, totally discredited and dangerous Work Capability Assessment (WCA) (1,3,4) at an exceptional and increased cost of £579 million to the tax payer, demonstrates there is a high possibility that ‘the Centre’ will be conducting more policy based research for the benefit of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This would simply be history repeating itself. How many people will the DWP need to remove from welfare funding when using a dangerous and totally discredited assessment model (1,3,4) to justify the exorbitant costs of yet another corporate giant taking money from the State which could be much better used?

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-researcher-slams-dangerous-and-totally-discredited-benefit-assessments/

  147. “HOW THE DWP USES DISCREDITED AMERICAN CROOKS, MAXIMUS, TO WRITE FLAWED DISABILITY POLICY”

    BILL GUNNYEON, EX DWP CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, CLEARED THE WAY FOR THE AMERICAN INSURANCE GIANT TO FUCK OVER THE UK DISABLED BEFORE JUMPING SHIP TO WORK FOR THEM……………..

    GUNNYEON, THE ANGEL OF DEATH………………

    By definition, ‘the Centre’ has a clear conflict of interest as, when funded by Maximus, the company whose contract to conduct the fatally flawed, totally discredited and dangerous Work Capability Assessment (WCA) (1,3,4) at an exceptional and increased cost of £579 million to the tax payer, demonstrates there is a high possibility that ‘the Centre’ will be conducting more policy based research for the benefit of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This would simply be history repeating itself. How many people will the DWP need to remove from welfare funding when using a dangerous and totally discredited assessment model (1,3,4) to justify the exorbitant costs of yet another corporate giant taking money from the State which could be much better used?

    May I remind you Minister that another ‘Centre’, namely the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research, at Cardiff University, was funded with £1.6 million for the first five years by more American government ‘advisers’, then known as UnumProvidentTM Insurance, who were identified in 2008 by the American Association of Justice as the second most discredited insurance company in America. Why does the government continue to welcome the input of discredited American corporate giants with the welfare of this nation’s most vulnerable people, whose only crime is that they are attempting to claim the begrudged Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)? Clearly, ‘Cash Not Care’ does appear to be the answer. (3)

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-researcher-slams-dangerous-and-totally-discredited-benefit-assessments/

  148. ATOS Miracles shared The Great NHS Heist’s video.
    4 hrs ·

  149. “DWP / POUNDLAND”

    ………SLAVE TRADE JULY 2017

    Referrals to Poundland for unpaid work experience by Bolton area jobcentres

    Lydia Molyneux 2 July 2017
    Delivered

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    Please provide figures on referrals by Jobcentre Plus in the Bolton area (including Farnworth Job Centre on King St and Bolton Job Centre on Blackhorse Road) to Poundland shops for any unpaid work experience schemes over 2016 and 2017 – up to and including June 2017.

    This would include:
    1. Numbers referred on a monthly basis
    2. Branch of Poundland (such as Burnden Park, Victoria Square or Walkden)
    2. Length of placements
    3. Scheme (such as Work Experience, Sector-based Work Academy, Apprenticeship, other)
    4. Provider/broker if applicable (such as PeoplePlus, G4S, Serco and others)

    Yours faithfully,
    Lydia Molyneux

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/referrals_to_poundland_for_unpai#comment-78823

  150. paultheswineherd

    Yet another ‘failed’ Tory Election promise!
    “Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour”
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/03/uk-energy-watchdog-ofgem-plan-price-cap-stitch-up

  151. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    Look, You Fucks have got to stop feeling so very fucking sorry for yourselves. Your sense of entitlement is breathtaking. I wonder how Karl Marx would view you self pitying fucks? How would old March see his Beloved Proletariat in the year 2017, after decades of languishing on State Handouts? Do you believe Old Marxy’d be proud of You Scum? Or do you think that that bearded old Cunt’d view you as nothing more than detritus; as flatus passed through the flabby and atrophied arse cheeks of Lazing Lazarus’ ?
    On second thoughts I reckon that that grey bearded old cunt’d probably agree with your indolent lives of lounging around your council flats eating processed food and drinking carbonated soft drinks whilst watching day time TV on your 56 inch LCD TV’s, bought on the never never from Bright house, with hard working tax payers cash. I say this because that old cunt March never had a real job in his entire fucking life, he just lived off the largesse of his commie buddy, the mill owning Engels, while writing turgid shit like Days Capital and The Communist Party Manifesto. Shit responsible for more deaths than any religious books. Get a fucking job You Cunts and stop sponging.

    • Marx did have a real job, knobhead, he was a ‘writer’ as is Johnny Void… or was.
      i

    • Also, you will find, knobhead, far from being a Victorian mill owner, Engels was Marx’s ‘writing partner’.

    • And Marx wasn’t always ‘old’, knobhead, he wasn’t born old, he grew old, like we all do, if we live long enough. No chance of that on a diet of processed food and carbonated, sugary drinks sat in front of your 56 inch LCD TV from Brighthouse though.

  152. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    Forgive my typos You Cunts, my tablet is playing up. Marx NOT March and Days Capital, NOT Day Capital. Now Gerda Fucking job YOU CUNTS!!!!

  153. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    Fucking tablet!!!! It’s DAS FUCKING CAPITAL! DAS! DAS! FUCKING DAAAAAAZZZZZZ!!!!! AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! Deep breath! Deep breath! Calm down … Good. Good…..
    Now then, as I commanded, Get A Fucking Job.

  154. We Win. You Lose. You Always Fucking Lose ....

    And Paul the Swineherd, You fucking Cunt!!!!

  155. …………as the hand picked whitewash judge with the double barrelled name teeters on the brink of going from the Grenfell Inquiry, the fraud charge tory MP Craig Mackinley awaits his fate…………….

    Could Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the establishment prick, ride to Mackinleys defence?

    • …………..LOOKING UP FROM HIS BONDAGE SHACKLES IMPOSED ON HIM BY THE PRIVATISED INDUSTRIES, THE CHANCELLOR, PHILIP HAMMOND PROMISED MORE OF THE SAME……..

      Philip Hammond has insisted pay policy has not changed and the “right balance” must continue to be struck in terms of what is fair for workers and taxpayers.

      The chancellor, who is under pressure from colleagues to lift the 1% public pay cap, said he understood people were “weary” after seven years of austerity.

      But speaking in London, he rejected calls to “take the foot off the pedal”.

      Government must “hold its nerve” in the face of calls for a “different path” of higher taxes and borrowing, he said.

      ………….IN SHORT, FUCK EVERYBODY

    • “THE QUARTER OF A MILLION POUND BUNG THAT SOUNDED THE DEATH KNELL OF TOWER VICTIMS”

      “A fire risk assessor who worked on Grenfell Tower reportedly suggested Kensington and Chelsea council could withhold a report detailing the building’s safety failings from the London Fire Brigade.

      Fire consultant Carl Stokes was paid £244,318 over seven years as fire risk assessor for Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO), according to documents seen by Inside Housing.

      And ​Mr Stokes advised the organisation that they did not have to disclose safety risks and risk being obliged to deploy expensive “additional fire safety measures”, the Mail on Sunday reported.

      A Fire Risk Assessment for Grenfell Tower submitted by Mr Stokes to KCTMO in November 2012 suggested burying the report because the London Fire Brigade “have the power to undertake an audit of the fire risk assessment to determine if it is suitable and sufficient or not.”

      Mr Stokes was recommended to KCTMO directors by housing official Janice Wray as “willing to challenge the fire brigade on our behalf if he considered their [safety] requirements to be excessive.

      …………..NO FUCKING WONDER THE APPOINTED JUDGE IS DOING A RUNNER…..

  156. Commanche Todd

    Get a FUCKING JOB you Fucking Cunts!!!!

  157. “ALL THIS CRAP ABOUT BUILDING A CENTRALISED GENE POOL TO HELP FIGHT CANCER”
    Just another attempt by the powers that be to harness your DNA on a central database to be used against you to keep you in check…..

    Not happy to triangulate your whereabouts, hack your computers, emails and texts, this is another attack on your civil liberties.

    They failed to pass legislation to enforce mandatory use of identity cards, this move would nearly bypass the need.

    Our uk government are already in breach of every human rights legislation ever created and the big brother mentality is getting out of hand.

    …………Imagine a central gene pool that would be scrutinised by private healthcare companies to work out your premium for health insurance?

    The reality of the intentions of the state to take away your right to free healthcare under the umbrella of the NHS are never more at risk from parasites like Branson who would see you die for his wallet to fatten……

    Those of you out there, like myself, who have an existing medical condition will be left to die. Similar to the campaign by the DWP to ethnically cleanse the masses.

    Hannibal Lecter is merely a pussycat compared to Theresa May and her generals who collect grubby handouts from the multinationals pulling their strings……………..

  158. “HOW LONG TO ACCESS CANCER CARE?”

    ……………….The shithouses like Simon Steven’s head of your care facility are filling their friends pockets as patients are left to perish…

    Serco won the £600 million soft services contract for Barts Health NHS Trust last year. The company made a profit of £82 million, and pays its chief executive over £1 million a year. Domestic staff, porters and security workers at Barts Health NHS Trust want a 30p per hour wage increase but the claim has been rejected by Serco.

    http://www.unitetheunion.org/…/workers-across-four-london-…/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/…/cleaners-strike-st-barts-big…

  159. Tory plans to axe free school lunches shelved in ANOTHER humiliating climbdown for Theresa May

    ………………KILLING KIDS TO PUNISH THEIR PARENTS FOR BEING POOR, THE TORY WAY……………..

    Tory plans to axe free school lunches have been scrapped in yet another humiliating climbdown for Theresa May.

    It’s the Prime Minister’s second U-turn in 24 hours – as the Tories are also ditching plans to hold a free vote on bringing back fox hunting.

    Schools minister Nick Gibb admitted the Government will “retain the existing provision” under questioning over the controversial measure by Labour’s Angela Rayner.

    He told MPs in the House of Commons: “We have listened very carefully to the views of the sector on the proposal to remove infant free school meals.

    “And we have decided that it is right to retain the existing provision.

    ……………………..AND £300 PER DAY FOR THE MOTHBALL BRIGADE IN THE LORDS………….

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-plans-axe-free-school-10735689

  160. Commanche Todd

    Sarah 7 – Get a FUCKING JOB you Fucking Cunt!!!

  161. Commanche Todd

    GEOFF – Get a FUCKING JOB you Fucking Cunt!!!

  162. Commanche Todd

    Paul the swineherd – You are a Fucking Cunt!!!

  163. “IAN DRUNKEN SHIT ONCE CLAIMED £39 FOR A BREAKFAST”

    YOUR KID GETS JUST 7P……………..

    Mrs May claimed a free breakfast would be just as beneficial to children as a hot lunch, and would come at a fraction of the cost.

    But she put aside just £60million to fund the plan, a which, if taken up by everyone who was eligible, would be just 7p for every breakfast.

    • One of the biggest NHS strikes in history is about to happen – but you won’t hear about it

      Within three days of taking over the Royal London Hospital Serco attempted to abolish our ten-minute morning tea break PA

      Today, I, along with hundreds of other hospital cleaners, caterers, porters and security workers at St Barts Trust, will be taking strike action.

      Between December and April, so-called ‘soft service’ workers across Whipps Cross, Mile End, Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals were fully privatised over to the Serco corporation in a contract worth £600m. Overnight we went from being valued workers in the NHS to being the employees of a private company better known for running prisons. This alone was upsetting for many of us, especially those with decades of service in the NHS.

      When Serco came in they promised us that nothing would change and if anything, things would get better. In reality, I felt things got worse almost immediately. Within three days of taking over the Royal London Hospital they attempted to abolish our ten-minute morning tea break; this was only reinstated after 120 of us walked off the job and demanded it was returned. On top of this, cleaners often find themselves doing the jobs of two people. A hospital domestic now has 57 duties to complete in a given shift – everything from mopping numerous floors, cleaning dozens of toilets as well as difficult tasks like high dusting. We are heavily scrutinised by managers and supervisors and face huge pressure to complete tasks in an impossible timeframe. As a result of this, many of us are starting work up to 30 minutes earlier (unpaid) and many of us work through our breaks as we do not have enough time to serve food to patients or complete our allocations.

      • 1 hour ago
        Flossie

        Would this CEO be Rupert Soames, brother of Tory MP Nicholas Soames by chance?

        How jolly cosy to have a government contract worth £600m.

        • paultheswineherd

          Sarah – The ‘sad’ and/or ‘lonely’ Trolls are really being drawn out of their hidden and dark caves! 🙂

    • paultheswineherd

      “Iain Duncan Smith’s breakfast cost 557 times amount to be spent on kid’s morning meals”
      http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/iain-duncan-smiths-breakfast-cost-10530758

  164. Commanche Todd

    Sarah7 – This Blog Is Fucking DEAD!, DEAD!, DEAD! The Void Is No More! Stop Posting You Boring Fucki Cunt!!!!

  165. Commanche Todd

    Pssssssst! That should have been Fucking!!!!

  166. Commanche Todd

    Your Fucking Boring Posts Have Fucked My Tablet You Boring Fucking Cunts!!!!

  167. GOVERNMENT ARE BLOWING £40,000 OF TAXPAYERS MONEY TO OVERTURN COURT RULING THAT PREVENTS THEM FROM STARVING KIDS”

    SNP MP Alison Thewliss has called on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to drop its appeal against a High Court ruling that the controversial benefits cap unlawfully discriminates against single parents with young children.

    Earlier this year, a High Court judge said the cap was causing “real misery” for lone parents with children under the age of two and serves “no good purpose”.

    Judge Collins added: “They are not workshy but find it, because of the care difficulties, impossible to comply with the work requirement.

    “Most lone parents with children under two are not the sort of households the cap was intended to cover and, since they will depend on DHP (Discretionary Housing Payments), they will remain benefit households.”

    DWP Minister Caroline Dinenage has insisted the government is right to appeal the decision, telling MPs that the department had spent £10 million on just 300 larger families before the cap was introduced.

    But Alison Thewliss described the DWP’s intention to appeal against the High Court ruling as “truly shocking” and called on the DWP to reconsider.

    Speaking during a debate in Westminster Hall, Thewliss said: “The DWP says that it intends to appeal this decision.

    “I find this truly shocking and I would urge the Minister here today to reconsider, unless she supports misery being caused for no good purpose.

    “The Government has a choice, it does not have to spend, to waste, further money on appealing this.

    “It has already wasted more than £500,000, I understand, at least in other court appeals to do with the bedroom tax and the carer’s allowance.

    “It should not waste more public funds on appealing a case which has already been proven to be an injustice.

    …………….PERSECUTING KIDS BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS DON’T VOTE TORY

  168. Three-quarters of new university graduates will NEVER pay off their student loan says bombshell report

    A bombshell report today lays bare the scale of debt the Tories have placed on Britain’s millions of university students.

    Experts say students from poorer families are now graduating with average debts of £57,000 after the government trebled fees to £9,000 a year in 2012.

    And many of them will never earn enough to pay it off, according to the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

    Instead three-quarters of students will keep paying right up until they’re in their 50s, when the debts are written off after 30 years.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/three-quarters-new-university-graduates-10739239#ICID=sharebar_facebook

    ………THE TORY MANTRA, STRAP EM WITH PLENTY OF DEBT WHILE YOUNG AND THEY WILL ALWAYS BE BEHOLDING TO THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, LOAN COMPANY OR OTHERWISE………

  169. Iraq war: judge to review Tony Blair prosecution ban

    Private criminal prosecution against former PM was blocked last year by courts giving Blair immunity against criminal charges

    “HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK, WE MIGHT GET ROUND THE BLOCK”

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/05/iraq-war-judge-to-review-tony-blair-prosecution-ban

    …………..TERRORISM WAS VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN THE UK TILL TONY JUMPED INTO BED WITH BUSH IN A PLAN TO INCREASE ARMS SALES AND GENERATE WEALTH TO BANKS LENDING OUT HUGE LOANS TO THE WAR MACHINE…………

    • “GOLDSMITH TIES HIMSELF UP IN KNOTS”

      Blair caused controversy when prime minister in deciding to take Britain into the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which was led by the US and sparked huge opposition.

      The private prosecution seeks a war crimes trial in a British court of Blair, the foreign secretary in 2003, Jack Straw, and Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general at the time the government was deciding to join the invasion of Iraq.

      The case seeks their prosecution for the crime of aggression. The attorney general in written submissions for Wednesday’s hearing says such an offence does not exist in English law, a claim which is disputed.

      ………………………………………………………………………………….

      AND YET……………..

      But the government’s stance appears to be undermined by Goldsmith. In his 2003 memo on the legality of the Iraq war, Goldsmith appeared to concede the key point of those now seeking his prosecution. “Aggression is a crime under customary international law which automatically forms part of domestic law,” he wrote.

      ITS TIME TO CALL IN A BENT JUDGE WHO THE SECURITY SERVICES HAVE A SECRET DOSSIER REGARDING OUT OF HOURS ACTIVITY WITH MINORS…….

  170. “GREAT BRITAIN”

    I didn’t cry when a little boy brought his granny into my husband’s jeweller’s shop to sell her earrings to buy food.

    I didn’t cry when a nasty bastard of a father slapped his 10 year old son with full, fat-man force because he took a bread roll from me.

    I didn’t cry when the little girl cried because I gave her pizza to eat that night (the pizza was from the Lidl bins)

    http://www.dorseteye.com/north/articles/today-a-tin-of-beans-in-morrison-s-sent-me-over-the-edge

  171. JOBCENTRE PLUS ARE ABOUT TO MAKE 750 STAFF REDUNDANT

    ………….PERHAPS THIS WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN WHISTLEBLOWERS NOT AFRAID OF REFLECTING UPON THE TARGETS AND SANCTIONS THEY WERE CONTINUALLY PRESSURISED TO INFLICT ON THE MOST VULNERABLE?

    KARMA WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS……………

    • Not, for one second, did these callous bullies ever expect to be on the receiving end of the doctrines they lavished on the poor and disabled.on an everyday basis.
      Everybody is expendable, it would seem.

      expendable/meaning

      ɪkˈspɛndəb(ə)l,ɛkˈspɛndəb(ə)l/
      adjective
      adjective: expendable

      of relatively little significance, and therefore able to be abandoned or destroyed.
      “the region is expendable in the wider context of national politics”
      synonyms: dispensable, able to be sacrificed, replaceable; More
      non-essential, inessential, not essential, unimportant, unnecessary, unneeded, not required;
      superfluous, extraneous;
      disposable
      “he was tossed out of work when an accountant decided he was expendable”
      disposable, throwaway, one use, single-use, replaceable
      “an expendable satellite launcher”
      antonyms: indispensable, important
      (of an object) designed to be used only once and then abandoned or destroyed.
      “unmanned and expendable launch vehicles”

  172. Theresa May accused of betraying ‘just about managing’ families she vowed to protect as their living standards plunge

    ‘Working families are facing bigger holes in their budgets worth hundreds of pounds, despite a higher National Living Wage’

    Theresa May is facing fresh accusations of betraying families who are “just about managing”, after a new study found them plunging further below a decent standard of living.

    The freeze on tax credits and benefits means families with two young children and someone earning the so-called National Living Wage is now left up to £6,240 a year short, it says.

    That shortfall – below a minimum income standard (MIS), a sum needed to buy essentials and be part of society – has leapt by as much as £870 in just one year.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-austerity-betrayal-families-living-standards-plunge-tax-credits-benefits-a7825771.html

  173. The Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has provoked delight and mirth by naming his newborn son and sixth child Sixtus.

    Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset, announced the birth on Instagram on Wednesday.

    He posted an image of himself cradling Sixtus, with the words: “Helena and I announce with great joy that we have a baby Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher, a brother for Peter, Mary, Thomas, Anselm and Alfred.”

    • It was billed as an act of generosity — a decision that would “save” a “key piece of northern heritage” for the nation.

      But Philip Hammond’s commitment in this week’s Autumn Statement to spend £7.6m on restoring Wentworth Woodhouse, England’s largest private home, also had a little-known beneficiary: the house happens to be ancestral home of the mother-in-law of Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP who is among the chancellor’s noisiest critics.

      Mr Rees-Mogg said he had no involvement in the campaign to save Wentworth Woodhouse. But after hearing the Autumn Statement in which the funding was announced, he for once dropped his criticism of Mr Hammond and described his overall budget as “excellent”.

      https://www.ft.com/content/d5efd3a0-b32f-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1?mhq5j=e2

  174. “THE DWP AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT”

    ………….HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A RAT CORNERED AND IT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, OR A RABBIT CAUGHT IN THE BEAM OF A CARS HEADLAMPS?

    THE DWP ARE HAVING TO INVENT LEGISLATION THAT DOES NOT EXIST, TELL BLATANT LIES OR CITE THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE OUT INFORMATION BECAUSE IT TAKES MORE THAN 3 AND A HALF DAYS TO LOCATE IT OR £600 (THE WELL USED GET OUT CLAUSE FOR WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC).

    NEVER FORGET, THE DWP ARE MERELY PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUT ALL THEIR ACTIVITIES ARE BEING CAREFULLY DISMANTLED BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES TO BE HANDED OVER PIECEMEAL TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR……………..

    ONCE AN INSTITUTION FOCUSED ON THE WELFARE OF THE POOREST AND DISADVANTAGED, NOW A RENEGADE ORGANISATION THAT USES FEAR OF STARVATION AS A WEAPON AGAINST THOSE IT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP…….

    DWP HAS BECOME MIGHTIER THAN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND HANDS OUT FINES (SANCTIONS) LIKE CONFETTI WITH NO RECOURSE TO CHALLENGE IT’S ACTIONS.
    YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY GUILTY WITHOUT A TRIAL, YOUR CHILDREN STARVED OF FOOD BY A WIMP IN AN OFFICE WITHOUT ONE OUNCE OF HUMAN DECENCY.
    AN ENOBLED CLERK WORKING TO A TARGET TO SAVE MONEY WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING OR KNOWLEDGE OF THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF THOSE IT MIGHT EFFECT.

    THEY PLAY THE ROLE OF GOD WHILE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS HAVE ALREADY PERISHED FROM THEIR HEINOUS MISTAKES.

    BROWN ENVELOPES FALLING THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX THAT CAN MEAN YOU EITHER LIVE OR DIE………….

    THIS MIGHT NOT COME AS A SHOCK TO YOU BUT NOW THE DWP ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO HIDE THE TRUTH OF THEIR PERVERTED ACTIONS BY USING THIS LAME EXCUSE;
    ………………………………………………………………………
    DWP Response:

    We are unable to provide you with the information you have requested.

    This is because the information you have requested is excluded under Section 42 of the
    Freedom of Information Act as part of Legal Professional privilege.

    If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
    above.

    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Strategy FoI Team
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE OF CHANGES TO WELFARE REFORMS DRAFTED BY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES ON BEHALF OF THE DWP.

    LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING FUCK OFF, WE ARE REFUSING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS……….

    “WHEN DID THE PUBLIC SERVANTS BECOME PUBLIC EXECUTIONERS AND A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES?

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/410706/response/999679/attach/html/3/2355%20reply.pdf.html

  175. “NEWLY ELECTED DISABLED MP ACCUSES THE UK GOVERNMENT OF EUGENICS”

    A newly-elected disabled MP has accused the Conservative government of introducing policies inspired by “eugenics” in the hope that disabled people will “suffer and die”.

    Labour’s Jared O’Mara spoke out just weeks after beating former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to win the Sheffield Hallam seat and become one of just a handful of disabled MPs in the House of Commons.

    Speaking to Disability News Service (DNS) for the first time, O’Mara (pictured, centre) said he knew that his comments on eugenics* and the government would be controversial.

    But he said he firmly believed that Tory ministers had “completely torn up the welfare system” which had previously supported disabled people, particularly through cuts and reforms to disability benefits, the decision to close the Independent Living Fund, and cuts to social care.

    He said: “A lot of people say you can’t use that word, but I will do: it’s eugenics.

    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/new-disabled-mp-accuses-government-of-eugenics/

    • It’s pretty close, a policy akin to “survival of the fittest” in nature where adverse conditions lead to a cull of the population as those that can’t step up to the challenge simply die off.
      The bar is being set very high and many disabled people are not up to the challenge of getting even the basics like food and housing, let alone looking after their health.
      There was that chap who died because he had been sanctioned for being too ill to cope with the harsh regime set by the DWP, so he was left penniless and suffering from diabetes, which didn’t just make it hard, it made it impossible for him to manage his blood sugars, let alone appeal the sanction or find a job. In the end, he died because he had no food and no electric, so he couldn’t manage his sugars through diet, and his insulin had gone off because it has to be kept cold in the fridge. The system that is supposed to be a safety net allowed this to happen, and they would have known from their records about his condition. Their excuse, he didn’t protest and fight hard enough, so he was left to die.

      • I strongly believe that “eugenics” and / or “social cleansing” was at the heart of the latest redesign of the benefit system. Ian Duncan Smith probably uses a softer, more appropriate term but the system is performing well. Universal Credit and the eligibility criteria used is nothing less than a breach of human rights. The shocking reality is that this has been in place for some time and no-one appears able to stop it. I believe there are approximately 13 million disabled people in the UK. I wonder what annihilation target figure has been set to bolster the government’s coffers? I imagine they’ve already spent some of the ill gotten gains on bribing the DUP!

        • Universal Credit was NEVER meant to actually improve anyone’s lives, only to make life harder and impose conditionality on a sizeable number of the population (including those already in work, the disabled and those with caring responsibilities); meaning that they can make you do whatever they see fit at any time, otherwise you will have your life turned upside down, unable to eat, unable to pay any bills and at risk of ending up on the streets!
          Doesn’t bear thinking about, that they could literally decide whether you survive or not, just based on how much the stroppy little pissweasel across the desk from you has been “leant on” by his managers to cut off your means of survival!

      • *David Clapson

      • paultheswineherd

        Brian – the poor chap that you are referring to was David Clapson.

  176. PIP reassessments cause more than half DLA claimants to lose Motability rights

    More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that eligibility after being reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit, according to a freedom of information response.

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show fewer than half (about 126,000) of the 254,000 people previously receiving the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA) secured the same level of mobility support when reassessed for personal independence payment (PIP).

    https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/pip-reassessments-cause-more-than-half-dla-claimants-to-lose-motability-rights/

    ………a creation of UNUM INSURANCE/LORD DAVID FREUD EUGENICS COLLABORATION….

  177. THE DWP DECLARED 2380 PEOPLE FIT FOR WORK…………

    ……….ASTONISHINGLY, THEY ALL DIED !!!

  178. EUTHANASIA BY THE BACK DOOR

    Universal credit rollout should be delayed as it is ‘failing too many people’

    Citizens Advice produces fresh evidence that new benefit is causing debt and financial insecurity among recipients
    The Department for Work and Pensions in London.
    The Department for Work and Pensions said the vast majority of claimants have said they were satisfied with universal credit.

    David Gauke, the new work and pensions secretary, has been urged to delay the mass rollout of the new universal credit benefit, after Citizens Advice produced fresh evidence that it is causing debt and financial insecurity among recipients.

    The advisory charity surveyed 800 people who sought help with universal credit in pilot areas, finding 39% were waiting more than six weeks to receive their first payment and more than half (57%) were having to borrow money to get by during that time.

    The report also detailed problems with the online application system and long waits to get help over the phone. It said nearly a third (30%) of those surveyed said they had to make more than 10 calls to the universal credit helpline during their application process, often having to wait over 30 minutes to get through

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/06/universal-credit-rollout-should-be-delayed-as-it-is-failing-too-many-people

  179. WrekinAir

    Somebody, somehow needs to find out why the DWP, a department supposedly there to assist and support the Unwaged and the unfortunate, has become an instrument of deprivation and financial torture.

    This is not about its political leadership, it’s about an endemic culture spread down from its most senior officials in Whitehall. There is a political strategy to try and reduce the benefits bill, target the most needy and make it less costly to administer, but that is then being transformed by officials into a carnivorous monster. The objectives could be achieved in far more humane ways than the fundamentally flawed UC system that appears to have been designed by individuals completely out of touch with the realities on the front line in Job Centres.

    More worryingly, because of the change process there is an increasing disconnect between DWP and local authorities meaning that any suspension or delay in DWP benefits leads to housing benefit, council tax relief and other ‘passported’ local benefits being suspended or not paid on time. Errors which mean CA advisers and others have weeks of urgent work to get entitlements backdated before local authorities and landlords issue court summonses and even bailiffs are invoked.

  180. “HURLINGHAM FOOD BANK”

    Tories made six figure sum from auction of cash for access dinner with Theresa May
    Thursday 6 July 16:16

    The Tories banked £160,000 by putting the Prime Minister’s time up for sale last night at a posh party fundraiser.

    One wealthy Tory supporter, who’s identity has not been revealed, paid the sum for the privilege of dining with Theresa May at the Tories’ summer ball.

    An audience with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was flogged for just £15,000, according to Evening Standard journalist Joe Murphy.

    Dinner with Boris only attracted two bids & £15,000 at the Tory summer ball, I hear.
    Dinner with Theresa May went for £160,000…

    The “lavish” event was held at the exclusive Hurlingham private members club (pictured below) in London and attended by billionaire Tory donors

    The event was thrown by the Tory treasurer to thank the party’s rich backers for bankrolling its general election campaign.

    The Tories lost dozens of seats despite receiving £12,725,038 in donations – £5 million more than every other party put together.

    Tory donors can also buy an audience with the Prime Minister through the party’s Leaders’ Group for a fee of £50,000.

    The party’s website states: “Members are invited to join Theresa May and other senior figures from the Conservative Party at dinners, post-PMQ lunches, drinks receptions, election result events and important campaign launches.”

    The Tories also hold an annual Black and White Ball where the wealthy can rub shoulders with top Tories.

    There were reports May wanted to scrap the ball, where tables cost up to £15,000, in a bid to shake off the Tories image of the party of the rich.

    ……….many of the guests presumably wore the deaths head totenkopf symbol on their collar lapels as they finished the evening with a toast to the final solution……………

  181. ……..oh yes it can

  182. “THE DWP’s LICENSE TO KILL”

    “STATE SPONSORED MURDER COVER UP”

    Ministers ‘breach FoI laws’ by delaying release of fresh benefit deaths reviews

    Ministers are delaying the release of nine secret reviews into the deaths of benefit claimants, even though civil servants apparently prepared them for release three weeks ago under freedom of information laws.

    A response to a request to release redacted versions of the documents was completed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) freedom of information team on 23 May, and just needed official clearance to be released.

    But the documents – which are likely to be heavily-redacted versions of the nine reviews – have still not been released to Disability News Service (DNS), three weeks later, in an apparent breach of freedom of information laws.

    The reviews cover the period from August 2014 to January 2016, and are likely to be similar in format to the 49 reviews that were released by DWP last month following a 21-month battle with DNS to keep them secret.

    DWP is so far refusing to say how many of the nine secret reviews concern a claimant who took their own life.

    The latest request was submitted on 15 April, but DNS has been told by DWP’s freedom of information team that a draft response was completed on 23 May – three weeks ago – but has still not been signed off so that it can be released.

    A DWP spokeswoman apologised for the delay, but refused to explain why the response had not yet been released.

    She said: “We always aim to respond to freedom of information requests within 20 working days – in fact nine out of ten responses are sent within that timescale.

    “We will get a response to you in due course.”

    Many of the 49 reviews released last month concerned the deaths of disabled people who had applied for the out-of-work disability benefit employment and support allowance (ESA), through the work capability assessment (WCA) process.

    And many of the reviews – 40 of which refer to benefit claimants who took their own lives – concerned the reassessment of long-term claimants of incapacity benefit (IB).

    Although key parts of the peer reviews were missing because they were so heavily redacted, DNS found 10 key recommendations for DWP to take national action to improve the way it treated vulnerable benefit claimants.

    DNS is still waiting to hear from DWP if those 10 recommendations were ever carried out.

    The nine peer reviews – now renamed internal process reviews – are likely to be scrutinised closely by disabled activists for further evidence of failings in the way DWP has dealt with benefit claimants labelled as “vulnerable”, many of whom are likely to be mental health service-users or have learning difficulties.

    They could provide crucial evidence for calls – led by the Scottish-based grassroots group Black Triangle, and backed by many other disabled activists – for former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith to face a criminal investigation for misconduct in public office following his refusal to address a coroner’s concerns about the safety of the WCA in 2010.

    They want to hold Duncan Smith and his former employment minister Chris Grayling to account for their failure to improve the safety of the WCA, when they were warned that it risked causing further deaths.

    Last November, government-funded research concluded that the programme to reassess people claiming IB using the WCA could have caused 590 suicides in just three years

  183. “DWP MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS”
    FUCKING JOKE

    HPs are not required to hold specialist qualifications or experience in mental health conditions.
    As part of their induction all HPs receive training in mental health issues, and are required to
    read evidence based protocols on mental health conditions. In addition, all healthcare
    professionals are required to engage in a programme of continuing medical education which
    includes modules on mental health issues.

    “IF YOU HAVE READ A BOOK OR DONE A MODULE YOU ARE INSTANTLY AN EXPERT”

    THE CEMETERIES ARE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS FROM THIS EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISABILITY DENIAL INDUSTRY…….

  184. “EX DWP CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, BILL GUNNYEON, CUTS CUSHTY JOB WITH MAXIMUS”

    Concern as Maximus recruits former DWP ‘fit for work’ boss
    Posted by Melanie Brown on Friday, 09 January 2015 in Disability in the News

    The US company that won the lucrative contract to deliver the “fitness for work” test has been forced to defend its decision to employ the former senior civil servant responsible for government policy on the assessment.

    The decision of controversial outsourcing giant Maximus to hand consultancy work to Bill Gunnyeon comes just months after he quit his Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) post as chief medical adviser and director for health and well-being.

    As part of that brief, he had overall responsibility for policy on the work capability assessment (WCA).

    Gunnyeon left DWP in August 2014, after nine years. Two months later, the government announced that Maximus had been awarded a contract to carry out hundreds of thousands of WCAs every year across England, Wales and Scotland, taking over from the equally-controversial Atos Healthcare.

    Weeks before Gunnyeon left DWP, Maximus had been handed another contract, this time to deliver the government’s new health and work service in England and Wales.

    Together, the two contracts are worth hundreds of millions of pounds to Maximus, although the exact figure is not yet known.

    ……….ONE MANS GREED, HOW MANY DEATHS SO FAR?

  185. “DISINFECTING THE AIRWAVES, WESTMINSTERS ATTEMPT TO BLOCK ONLINE CRITICISM OF MP’s USING JO COX’s DEATH AS A POLITICAL FOOTBALL”

    ……………WHATEVER THEY PLAN TO DO, IAIN DUNCAN SMITH SHOULD BE HANGING FROM THE TALLEST TREE FOR HIS CRIMES TO WELFARE CLAIMANTS……

  186. Fiona BALDWIN

    “MARK CARNEY £880K LAST YEAR AND AS USEFUL AS A CHOCOLATE FIREGUARD”

    Inside the £875,000 Bank of England chief’s home that’s costing YOU £11,000 a month

    Mark Carney’s wife had bemoaned lack of suitable accommodation
    Bank of England Governor has found somewhere to spend his perk
    Landlords have spent £1m transforming semi-detached house

    Despite a £5,000-a-week housing allowance courtesy of British taxpayers, they struggled to find a home in London.

    The new Bank of England Governor’s wife even publicly bemoaned the lack of suitable accommodation after her husband landed the top job.

    But now Canadian Mark Carney has finally found somewhere to spend his perk – a six-bedroom £3million property.

    ……………ONE RULE FOR CARNEY, A STATE CREMATION FOR ANOTHER.

    A TROUBLED man died of hypothermia in a derelict west Hull house just weeks after being discharged from a mental health unit.

    The frostbitten body of homeless Christopher Sever, 32, was discovered by a nearby resident at the property off Clyde Street on January 20.

    It emerged during yesterday’s inquest into Mr Sever’s death that he had been discharged “too early” from Newbridges Inpatient Unit in east Hull.

  187. Fiona BALDWIN

    “AN EXERCISE IN STATE RUTHLESSNESS”

    DWP, ATOS AND MAXIMUS THREATEN CLAIMANT WHO SPILLS THE BEANS ON CORPORATE BULLYING

    A government contractor has told a traumatised abuse survivor he must be reassessed for employment and support allowance (ESA), just a week after a minister faced a call to resign for threatening to stop another of his disability benefits.

    Justin Tomlinson, the minister for disabled people, caused outrage last week after it emerged that he had threatened the man – who is waiting to give evidence about the abuse in court – that his benefits would be stopped if he failed to co-operate with a personal independence payment (PIP) reassessment by Atos.

    David* is a key witness in the trial and has been told by police not to discuss his case, or allow the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Atos access to his medical records, because the court proceedings are live and the case is sub judice.

    DWP finally agreed earlier this month to stop contacting David until after the end of the trial, although he later received a further letter from Atos and a threatening letter from Tomlinson via his MP.

    But he has now been sent a demand by another government contractor, Maximus, to attend a face-to-face work capability assessment next month, warning him that his out-of-work disability benefit ESA could be affected if he fails to attend.

    David has severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), caused by the horrific sexual abuse he suffered as a child, and which has led to several suicide attempts.

    HANGING IS TOO GOOD FOR IAIN DUNCAN SMITH AND THE DWP

  188. Fiona BALDWIN

    “OPERATION ROCKINGHAM AND DOCTOR DAVID KELLY’S MYSTERIOUS DEATH”

    “Operation Rockingham cherry-picked intelligence. It received hard data, but had a preordained outcome in mind. It only put forward a small percentage of the facts when most were ambiguous or noted no WMD… It became part of an effort to maintain a public mindset that Iraq was not in compliance with the inspections. They had to sustain the allegation that Iraq had WMD [when] Unscom was showing the opposite.”

    For example, Ritter claimed, Rockingham would leak false information to weapons inspectors but then use the inspections as evidence for WMD: “Rockingham was the source of some very controversial information which led to inspections of a suspected ballistic missile site. We … found nothing. However, our act of searching allowed the US and UK to say that the missiles existed.”

    Ritter alleged that “Operation Rockingham” assumed a central role within the UK intelligence system in building the case that Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction capabilities constituted a threat to the UK and the US.

    Ritter said that the Rockingham cell included military officers, intelligence services representatives as well as civilian Ministry of Defence personnel. According to Ritter, the British weapons expert David Kelly, played an important role in Operation Rockingham. Ritter describes him as “Rockingham’s go-to person for translating the data that came out of Unscom into concise reporting”.

    The day before he died, Kelly had told the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) : “Within the defence intelligence services I liaise with the Rockingham cell.” Although this evidence was given in secret, a transcript was released to the Hutton Inquiry. (1)

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

  189. Fiona BALDWIN

    THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND THE NECK OF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    FOR THOSE CRIMES YOU DID COMMIT YOU WILL PAY
    SPINNING DISCS ON THE RADIO WILL NOT DISTRACT
    FOR YOU WILL TAKE THE DROP
    YOUR VICTIMS WILL CHEER, MANY FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
    AS YOUR BODY WRITHES AND TWISTS IN AGONY
    AND YOUR LAST BREATH YOUR BODY DOES TAKE
    AS YOUR NECK DOES SNAP
    AND AT THE END OF A HANGMAN’S HALTER YOU SWING DEAD

  190. Fiona BALDWIN

    THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND THE NECK OF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
    FOR THOSE CRIMES YOU DID COMMIT YOU WILL PAY
    SPINNING DISCS ON THE RADIO WILL NOT DISTRACT
    FOR YOU WILL TAKE THE DROP
    YOUR VICTIMS WILL CHEER, MANY FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
    AS YOUR BODY WRITHES AND TWISTS IN AGONY
    AND AS YOU GASP AND GULP FOR AIR
    YOUR LAST BREATH YOUR BODY DOES TAKE
    AS YOUR NECK DOES SNAP
    AND AT THE END OF A HANGMAN’S HALTER YOU SWING DEAD

  191. paultheswineherd

    “IDS – THE MASS MURDERER OF THE POOR – WHEN EXACTLY IS THIS PSYCHOPATHIC MURDEROUS BASTARD GOING TO BE STRUNG UP AND KILLED FOR HIS CRIMES TO THE ‘LESS DESERVING’ MEMBERS OF OUR ‘BRITISH’ SOCIETY?”

    “POOR” DAVID CAMERON AND “POOR” GEORGE (GIDEON) OSBORNE
    (I have worked my bollocks off in work today – they would not know ‘hard work’ if it hit them between their eyes!)

    But – if last evening’s Question Time is anything to go by – there are STILL people who think that SOME Tory M.P.’s are the best thing since sliced bread!

    Jacob Rees Mogg – the latest Tory ‘Hero’ to eloquently ‘talk’ through an ‘Etonian’ book of ‘bullshit’ that we saw last night – a Jacob Rees Mogg who may well be sizing himself up as an eventual successor to Theresa May!
    ANOTHER LOAD OF ETONIAN SHITE – FAR TOO RICH & FAR TOO SMUG – (AND AS GEOFF REYNOLDS SO SUCCINCTLY PUT IT – ‘LORD TOFFINGHAM’!)

    “Selfish MP’s coin it as austerity pounds the rest of the public sector”
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/selfish-mps-coin-austerity-pounds-10755764

  192. paultheswineherd

    “IAIN DUNCAN SMITH – THE CUNT OF ALL CUNTS (EVEN OUTCUNTING THE TOTALLY DISCREDITED ‘HEALTH SECRETARY’ – JEREMY CUNT!)”
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio-/2017/jun/26/iain-duncan-smith-on-radio-2-review-ids-coughs-his-way-into-a-new-career

  193. paultheswineherd

    Sorry – that link does’nt seem to work!

  194. paultheswineherd

    “With absolutely ALL thanks to the ‘best ever'(!) Work & Pensions Secretary IAIN DUNCAN SMITH (although, of course, he will inevitably deny it all!) – Destitution is back!”
    THE FUCKING CUNT
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/03/desititution-ignore-welfare-cuts

  195. ……………….£300,000 AVAILABLE FOR STATUE OF THE MOST HATED BASTARD SINCE HITLER, FUCKFACE THATCHER…………….

    £5000 SAVED FROM FITTING DODGY CLADDING TO GRENFELL INFERNO………….

    MAY YOU ROT AND BURN IN HELL YOU EVIL BASTARD………

    • WHY NOT ERECT THE STATUE IN THE CENTRE OF THE MINING COMMUNITY OR ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF ORGREAVE WHERE THE POLICE AND ARMY WERE USED TO SUPPORT THIS TIN POT DICTATOR WHO FUCKED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS THOUSANDS AND LEFT OUR COMMUNITIES IN CHAOS?

      PUT THE INSULTING STRUCTURE ON GRAYLING’S SHORT SIGHTED ROCKET LAUNCH PAD AND BLAST IT TO ANOTHER DISTANT UNIVERSE AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE…………

      .

      • ……………BETTER STILL, MELT THE GROTESQUE STATUE DOWN AND CAST SOME BRONZE EPITAPHS SAYING, “THIS IS THE SITE OF THE BIGGEST ACT OF BARBARISM AGAINST THE POOR”……………..

        PLACE THEM AT STRATEGIC POINTS AROUND THE GRENFELL TOWER SITE WHEN IT IS EVENTUALLY DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE MARBLE IN THE MOUTH BRIGADE………

  196. “ARE YOU HAPPY WITH UNIVERSAL CREDIT?”

    …………THINK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE TICKING THE NO BOX AS THIS COULD LEAD TO A SANCTION OR INVALIDATE YOUR CLAIM ENTIRELY…

    ………The DWP say claimants are happy with UNIVERSAL CREDIT, although nobody knows anybody who has been asked the question. So where do this rogue organisation base their propaganda on a fiasco that leaves people dead, does not work and starves applicants to food banks and money lending sharks?
    We all know the answer to this joke project that has seen more bosses than the premier league, billions wasted on failed systems and a roll out that snails smile at as they go past………………..

    ……………………………………………………………………………………..

    Theo Braun 7 July 2017
    Delivered

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    The DWP has claimed that:

    “The vast majority of claimants have told us they are satisfied with UC. ”

    I have never met a single UC recipient who has been asked for their opinion of the new benefit and would be obliged if you could tell me on what data the extravagant claim above, made by the DWP, is based. As there are over half a million people in receipt of UC for the claim to be true many hundreds of thousands of claimants would have had to been asked for their opinion of UC and answered favourably. This seems unlikely to me and I would be obliged if you could refer me to the data, or, at the very least, explain how, from what sources, and by whom the data on which the DWP has based its claim was gathered.

    I find it incredible that people living hand-to-mouth existences, even when in work, would be satisfied with a benefit with a waiting/assessment period of six to ten or even more weeks.

    Yours faithfully,

    Theo Braun

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/dwp_claim_that_most_universal_cr#incoming-1002950

  197. “EUGENICS SIMPLIFIED, THE EASY GUIDE TO A QUICK DEATH SUPPLIED BY THE DWP”

    Health and Work Conversation
    1. The health and work conversation (HWC) is a mandatory work focused interview
    for new ESA claimants. Some claimants are exempt from having to attend a
    HWC.
    2. The HWC takes place around the fourth week of a claim. For some claimants the
    HWC may need to be booked outside the four week period to a more appropriate
    time. However, there will be no need to have a HWC, if the work capability
    assessment (WCA) is due to take place in the next 3 weeks.
    3. Having this conversation before the WCA allows the work coach to engage
    earlier with the claimant.
    4. The interview is a discussion between the claimant and the work coach to identify
    voluntary actions the claimant can take to build their confidence and motivation.
    5. The claimant’s attendance and participation in the HWC is mandatory and they
    may be sanctioned if they fail to do so without good cause.
    6. Any actions agreed at the HWC are voluntary. Claimants cannot be sanctioned if
    they do not undertake any agreed actions.
    7. This mandatory conversation supports claimants with health conditions and
    disabilities, it allows the claimant and work coach to discuss their skills, abilities
    and goals and find out about the support that is available to help them move
    closer to work.
    8. During the HWC the work coach introduces tools such as the “About Me” to help
    build claimant motivation, and allows them to jointly develop a flexible plan of
    voluntary activities.
    9. A weekly report is run and identifies all claimants that have been claiming ESA
    for two weeks. The report identifies claimants claiming ESA but as yet have not
    had a HWC interview or been identified as exempt or deferred. If the JCP site
    SPOC does not receive the report by 13:30 each Tuesday they must escalate to
    their Change Lead.
    10. All cases identified on the report must be considered for a HWC interview, once
    an office has gone live .
    11. If a claimant is identified as deferred or exempt take the following action in LMS:
    Deferred
    Step
    Action
    1
    Select pilot marker titled ‘CC & HWC’
    2
    Select stage value – Def CC & HWC
    3
    Set a work flow to discuss the HWC at a later date
    4
    Update notepad for the reason to defer
    Exempt
    Step
    Action
    1
    Select pilot marker titled ‘CC & HWC’
    2
    Select stage value – Exempt CC & HWC
    3
    Update notepad for the reason to exempt
    12. For those cases not falling into exempt or deferral categories the service delivery
    support or other suitable person uses the report to identify and book a pre-call
    and HWC in the work coach’s LMS diary
    Claimants not required to attend a health and work conversation
    13. Some ESA claimants do not need to have a health and work conversation, if they
    fall into one of the following exemption categories:
    1.
    Exemption category
    Where to look
    Terminal illness
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    health condition and Special Rules
    A claimant is regarded as being terminally ill if
    Y/N Indicator. Also, JA510 may
    both of the following apply:
    give evidence, e.g. “T.I.”, “Sp.
    Rules”, “DS1500”
    • at any time the person suffers from a
    progressive disease;
    • the person’s death in consequence of that
    disease can reasonably be expected within
    6 months.
    Receiving treatment for cancer
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    health condition and Special Rules
    The claimant is:
    Y/N Indicator. Also, JA510 may
    give evidence, e.g. “T.I.”, “Sp.
    • receiving treatment for cancer by way of
    Rules”, “DS1500”
    chemotherapy or radiotherapy;
    • likely to receive such treatment within 6
    months after the date of the determination of
    capability for work and work-related activity;
    or
    • recovering from such treatment and we are
    satisfied that the claimant should be treated as
    having limited capability for work and work-
    related activity.
    Life threatening disease
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    health condition and Special Rules
    The claimant is suffering from a life threatening
    Y/N Indicator. Also, JA510 may
    disease in relation to which:
    give evidence, e.g. “T.I.”, “Sp.
    Rules”, “DS1500”
    • there is medical evidence that the disease is
    uncontrollable, or uncontrolled, by a recognised
    therapeutic procedure; and in the case of a
    disease that is uncontrolled, there is a
    reasonable cause for it not to be controlled by a
    recognised therapeutic procedure.
    Risk to self and others
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    health condition & 510 for any notes
    The claimant is suffering from a specific illness,
    for indication.
    disease or disablement by reason of which there would
    be a substantial risk to the physical or mental health of LMS may also give an indication.
    any person were the claimant is mandated to attend a
    HWC.
    Full time carers
    Access JSAPS dialogue JA761 (ESA
    Claim Details Enquiry – Pick list) – a
    The claimant is providing care for a severely disabled
    ‘Y’ next to ‘Other Benefits’
    person for at least 35 hours a week. A severely disabled indicates another benefit interest for
    person is defined as someone receiving:
    this claimant.
    • the middle or highest rate of the Disability
    To view the other benefit interest,
    Living Allowance care component;
    enter ‘Y’ in the square brackets next
    to ‘Other Benefits’ and press Enter –
    • Constant Attendance Allowance;
    this will display dialogue JA767
    (Other Benefits).
    • Attendance Allowance;
    In this screen, if the ‘Type’ column
    • either rate of Personal Independence Payment is ‘08’ this indicates a Carer’s
    daily living component; or
    Allowance interest. The ‘For’ column
    must contain ’01’ as this indicates
    • the Armed Forces Independence Payment.
    that it is the claimant, and not
    someone else in the household, is
    • Does not qualify for the Carer Element but
    entitled to Carers Allowance’.
    has significant caring responsibilities of at least
    35 hours a week for a severely disabled
    For those showing as ‘01’ in the
    person(s).
    ‘For’ column, if the ‘Rec’d’ column
    contains ‘Y’ (received) or ‘U’
    • A carer for at least 35 hours a week of a
    (underlying entitlement) then the
    severely disabled person who is awaiting an
    claimant is a Full Time Carer.
    assessment for a severe disability benefit, i.e.
    DLA, PIP, AA or CAA will be placed in this
    group pending that benefit decision.
    Lone parents with a child under one
    Within LMS check whether the LMS
    Parent Marker, is set to ‘Lone’. If
    A lone parent/nominated responsible carer (including a yes, check the age of the youngest
    foster carer/adoptive parent) of a child under 1.
    child in child details window.
    The child details window is available
    via the CBW Hotspot to the right of
    the status marker, or via the Hotspots
    dropdown.
    If the age of the youngest child is
    shown as ‘0’ the claimant has a child
    under age 1.
    A parent who has recently adopted a child
    Not noted on JSAPS.
    An adoptive parent who is the nominated responsible
    CIS or LMS may give an indication.
    carer (lead carer) for a child: – for a period of 12
    months from the date that the child moves into the
    household, or from up to 14 days earlier if the claimant
    requests.
    Claimants in full time education eg disabled
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA761 for
    students
    health condition & 510 for any
    indication that they are in education.
    Disabled students may qualify for ESA (conts) while
    receiving education as long as they satisfy the basic
    and contributory conditions of entitlement. The only
    full-time students who may be entitled to ESA (IR)
    while they are studying are those who are in receipt of
    DLA/PIP. They have to meet all other conditions of
    entitlement. For the purposes of ESA (IR), someone
    who is entitled to DLA/PIP is not ‘receiving
    education’.
    Young people without parental support and in full- Consideration should be give to
    time non-advanced education or training
    claimant’s entitlement to Income
    Support.
    Non-advanced education is any qualification up to A
    Level, or equivalent. A young person with no parental
    support will be able to qualify up to age 21, or the end
    of the academic year in which they reach age 21 (or the
    end of the course if earlier)..
    Pregnancy related issues
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    health condition, if states “other” go
    Pregnant within 11 weeks of expected week of
    to 510 for further indication.
    confinement or 15 weeks after her expected date of
    confinement.
    The claimant is a pregnant woman and there is a
    serious risk of damage to her health or to the health of
    her unborn child if she does not refrain attending a
    HWC.
    Claimants at/over Pension Credit age
    Access JSAPS dialogues
    In mixed age couples where one partner is above the
    JA500 –
    State Pension Credit (SPC) qualifying age and the
    other partner is below SPC age, the over SPC age
    At pension age a claimant’s ESA
    partner will have no work related requirements. The
    claim would shut and the claimant
    under SPC age partner will have conditionality based
    would move over to SPC.
    on his or her personal circumstances.
    The claimant has reached the qualifying age for state
    pension credit and is entitled to
    • attendance allowance
    • the care component of disability living
    allowance at the highest rate or
    • the daily living component of personal
    independence payment at the enhanced rate.
    Receiving certain treatments
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    health condition and 510 for further
    The claimant is receiving:
    indication.
    • regular weekly treatment by way of
    hemodialysis for chronic renal failure;
    • treatment by way of plasmapheresis; or
    • regular weekly treatment by way of total
    parenteral nutrition for gross impairment of
    enteric function; or is recovering from any of
    those forms of treatment in circumstances in
    which the Secretary of State is satisfied that the
    claimant should be treated as having limited
    capability for work.
    In hospital or residential care
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA761 for
    health condition and 510 for further
    The claimant is:
    indication.
    • undergoing medical or other treatment as
    an in-patient in a hospital of similar
    institution; or
    • recovering from such treatment in
    circumstances in which the Secretary of State is
    satisfied that the claimant should be treated as
    having limited capability for work.
    Prevented from working by law (Notifiable
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for
    diseases)
    health condition & 510 for indication
    The claimant:
    LMS conversations may also offer a
    indication.
    • is excluded or abstains from work pursuant to
    a request or notice in writing lawfully made or
    given under an enactment; or
    • is otherwise prevented from working pursuant
    to an enactment, by reason of it being known or
    reasonably suspected that the claimant is
    infected or contaminated by, or has been in
    contact with a case of, a relevant infection or
    contamination.
    Credits Only
    Access JSAPS dialogue JA504
    (General Enquiry) which will show
    weekly rates of £0.00 for Credits
    Only cases or JA523 (Award Details
    Enquiry) which will show award
    payable of £0.00 for Credits Only
    cases.
    Claimants whose health and work conversation may need to be
    booked at a later date (Deferral)
    14. For some ESA claimants having the health and work conversation at week four of
    their claim may not be appropriate. However, there is no need to have a health
    and work conversation (HWC), if the work capability assessment is due to take
    place within 3 weeks of the HWC date.
    15. There may be circumstances where a claimant does not fall into an exemption
    category where it is inappropriate to have a Health and Work Conversation at this
    time. Work Coaches may wish to defer the Health and Work Conversation in
    those circumstances. The table below sets out examples where claimants may
    need to have their Health and Work Conversation deferred. This list is not
    exhaustive.
    Deferral category
    Where to look
    Those who have an
    Any known appointee details are viewed
    Appointee/Personal Acting Bodies or
    using the Claimant Information System (CIS)
    Corporate Acting Bodies
    in the ‘Relationship History’ screen, or JSAPS
    dialogues JA400, JA500 & JA501. You
    should also check LMS conversation history.
    ESA Claims that are not currently in
    JSAPS dialogue JA504 will be incomplete or
    payment
    claim will show as registered not built.
    Claimants that are the victim of domestic
    Access JSAPS JA510.
    violence
    LMS conversation may give an indication.
    Any ESA claimant who tells Jobcentre Plus
    that they have been a victim of actual or
    threatened domestic violence is eligible for the
    initial 4 week easement as long as: the
    incident of domestic violence occurred within
    the previous 26 weeks; and it meets the
    definition of domestic violence; and they are
    not living at the same address as the abuser;
    and they have not previously had a period of
    domestic violence easement within the last 12
    months.
    Claimants recently bereaved
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA761 for other
    benefits and 510 for further indication.
    Claimants that have recently suffered
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for health
    from trauma (medical or otherwise)
    condition & 510 for indication.
    Claimants on Jury Service
    LMS may give an indication within
    conversation. Before rearranging to a later
    The claimant must contact the Jobcentre date the claimant must supply proof.
    to say why they are not able to attend the
    HWC.
    Claimants that are temporarily absent
    Access JSAPS dialogues JA792 for health
    for medical treatment
    condition & 510 for indication.
    Booking a health and work conversation
    16. The service delivery support (SDS), or other suitable person must access the
    report from the OPRT and:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Check for correct office mnemonic:
    • If correct go to step 2
    • If not, message the owning office requesting the case be assigned to
    your office
    • When received take the action below.
    2
    Check if the claimant has ESA in payment:-
     If yes, go to step 3
     If not, put a note in LMS conversations stating HWC not needed as
    ESA not in payment. Take no further action or set any pilot markers
    as this will prevent the claimant being included in subsequent reports
    3
    Check if claimant is exempt from the HWC:-
     If not, go to step 4
    If exempt, put a note in LMS conversation
    Note: If it is unclear if a claimant is exempt consult a team leader for advice.
    4
    Check LMS markers and conversation history and the Staff Protection List
    for reasonable adjustments then make appropriate arrangement if necessary
    5
    Telephone the claimant to:
     check all personal details are correct
     agree a convenient date/time to attend the jobcentre – ask them to
    come in 10 minutes before their appointment
     confirm any special requirements a claimant may have so that they
    can attend the HWC, e.g. do they need to bring someone with them,
    do they need child care or travel costs
     explain the purpose of the HWC and that their attendance and
    participation is mandatory. When explaining sanctions be sensitive to
    potentially vulnerable claimants particularly those with mental health
    conditions / learning difficulties – be clear about responsibilities and
    consequences but tailor your approach to the individual
     explain that it is not part of the work capability assessment (WCA) (If
    you do have a WCA, the details of your health and work conversation
    will not be shared with the healthcare professional that carries out
    your assessment)
     tell them that their work coach will call them 2 days before the HWC
    to introduce themselves
     ensure where possible we have the claimants correct mobile number,
    or a alternative number they can be contacted on at a pre arranged
    time
    6
    Book a 40 minute HWC in the LMS diary for a work coach as a mandatory
    HWC using interview type Health and Work Conversation (HWC)
    7
    Book a 10 minute LMS Interview type HWC Pre- call in. This call must take
    place 2 days before the HWC and wherever possible must be with the same
    work coach that is doing the HWC
    8
    Send ESAHWC1 invitation letter to claimant notifying date and time of the
    HWCHWC
    9
    On the day before HWC, send SMS text reminder. If a claimant does not
    have a mobile phone, telephone them to remind them of the date and time
    Booking a health and work conversation without contacting the claimant
    17. If you are unable to contact the claimant by telephone record your
    attempts/reason in LMS conversations, book a HWC and pre HWC call without
    contacting the claimant and send the invitation letter ESA HWC1 giving date and
    time of appointment.
    18. For more information see booking an interview
    Health and work conversation preview
    19. As part of the Jobcentre Plus commitment to safeguard vulnerable claimants, as
    well as reducing FTA rates, there are a few activities that must take place 2 days
    before a claimant’s HWC, to ensure the claimant is more likely to attend. The
    work coach must:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Check if the claimant’s ESA is in payment:
     If yes, go to step 2
     If not, put a note LMS conversation, cancel the appointment and
    notify the claimant by phone, email or text.
    2
    Check if claimant is exempt from the HWC:
     If not, go to step 3
     If exempt, note LMS conversation, cancel the appointment and notify
    the claimant by phone, email or text.
    3
    Telephone the claimant:
     make introductions,
     confirm date, time and location of conversation, ask them to come in
    10 minutes before their appointment time
     confirm any special requirements a claimant may have so that they
    can attend the HWC, e.g. do they need to bring someone with them,
    do they need child care or travel costs
     explain the purpose of the HWC and that their attendance and
    participation is required. When explaining sanctions be sensitive to
    potentially vulnerable claimants
     if any new circumstances come to light that means the claimant does
    not need to attend the HWC, cancel the appointment and note LMS
    conversation. Notify the service centre of any relevant change in
    circumstances via Handover Telephony Tool
     more information see instructions on telephone contact
    Conducting the health and work conversation
    20. When the claimant attends a HWC, they will have been told to come in 10
    minutes before their appointment time. During this time, they may be asked to
    complete the “About Me” part of the HWC1 booklet.
    21. Before the conversation conduct a final check in LMS for potentially violent
    markers and any new information noted in conversations.
    22. During the HWC the work coach must:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Discuss the “About Me” part of the HWC1 booklet
    2
    Discuss the HWC5 My Values part of the HWC1 booklet with the claimant.
    3
    Complete the remaining parts of the HWC1 booklet with the claimant and
    offer the completed booklet to the claimant to take away with them.
    Work coach – see HWC1(WC) which is for use by the work coach only, it
    provides instructions for the work coach to guide the claimant through each
    part of the HWC.
    4
    Discuss the help available to the claimant. Use the district provision tool and
    flexible support
    5
    Complete an LMS action plan
    Note: any actions agreed are voluntary
    6
    If required, arrange a date and time for a follow up HWC and give the
    claimant a voluntary appointment letter
    7
    After the HWC, send ESA HWC4 letter to claimant, confirming the
    voluntary actions agreed with the claimant
    8
    Note LMS by:
    a) Select pilot marker titled ‘CC & HWC’
    b) Select stage value – Part HWC ONLY
    Update notepad (if required)
    23. Full details on preparing for and conducting flexible interventions is available in
    the WFI Process and Supporting Tools for Advisers and ATMs guidance.
    Claimant fails to attend
    24. When a claimant fails to attend a health and work conversation (HWC), the work
    coach must consider whether the claimant has shown good cause for not
    attending.
    25. In LMS mark the interview as failed to attend, telephone the claimant to find out
    why they didn’t attend, and consider if they have good cause. Note LMS as
    follows:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Select pilot marker titled ‘CC & HWC’
    2
    Select stage value – Part HWC ONLY
    3
    Update notepad
    4
    Follow existing business as usual (BAU) process
    26. If you are unable to contact the claimant, consider raising a doubt as to whether
    they have good cause. See unable to contact claimant
    Contact made good cause accepted
    27. If the claimant shows good cause for not attending:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Re-book the HWC
    2
    Record in LMS conversations
    Note: the claimant may have provided new information that shows they are exempt. Make a
    note of this in LMS conversation and cancel HWC.
    Contact made good cause not accepted, but claimant prepared to
    rebook
    Note: For the group of claimants invited to a Health and Work conversation certain
    easements have been allowed to encourage re-engagement following an initial FTA.
    28. If you make contact with the claimant and they are unable to provide good cause,
    but are prepared to attend a rebooked H&W C, no further DMA activity should be
    taken at this point.
    29. There is no need to raise a doubt, although the interview should have been
    marked as FTA.
    30. Rearrange the interview for as soon as possible, agreeing the time with the
    claimant, and emphasise that it is really important that the claimant attends,
    emphasising the purpose of the meeting, and the potential for a sanction.
    31. Note LMS conversations, detailing that ‘claimant FTA 1st Health and Work
    Conversation without good cause – prepared to re-engage so no DMA action
    taken.’
    32. This easement should only be applied on one occasion where no good cause has
    been shown. If a further FTA without good cause occurs then follow ‘Contact
    made good cause not accepted, claimant not prepared to rebook, or second
    failure without good cause(LINK)
    33. This easement applies to Health and Work Conversations only, not to NJWFIs, or
    mandatory flexible interviews for WRAG claimants.
    Contact made good cause not accepted, claimant not prepared to
    rebook, or second failure without good cause
    34. If the claimant shows no good cause for not attending and is not prepared to
    rebook:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Raise a doubt on LMS. This will send the FTA/FTP letter allow 7 working
    days for contact to be made by claimant
    2
    Complete DART stencil, detailing why good cause is not accepted
    3
    Refer completed DART stencil and ESA claim to LM DM to make sanction
    decision
    Unable to contact claimant
    35. If you are unable to contact the claimant by phone:
    Step
    Action
    1
    Send in the post Failed To Attend letter and ESA10 to claimant; allow 7
    working days for contact to be made by claimant Set a LMS workflow.
    2
    If contact made and good cause accepted, see Contact made good cause
    accepted
    3
    If no contact is made, consider arranging a safe guard visit
    If after home visit, good cause is accepted, see Contact made good cause
    accepted
    If after home visit, good cause is not accepted, see Contact made good cause
    not accepted
    Claimant fails to participate
    36. If a claimant fails to participate (FTP), in every case, try to establish the reason
    why, consider their current circumstances and/or health condition (including their
    vulnerable status) before deciding whether to attempt to re-engage them.
    37. Explain that participation is mandatory and what will happen if they fail to do so,
    such as a possible sanction.
    38. For more information see fails to attend/participate instructions.
    39. If they still FTP in the intervention:
    Step
    Action
    1
    End the conversation and record the reasons in LMS
    2
    Send in the post FTP letter and ESA10 to claimant, allow 7 working days for
    contact to be made by claimant. Raise a doubt in LMS
    3
    If contact made and good cause accepted, see Contact made good cause
    accepted
    4
    If no contact is made, arrange safe guard visit to claimant
    If after home visit, good cause is accepted, see Contact made good cause
    accepted
    If after home visit, good cause is not accepted, see Contact made good cause
    not accepted
    Flexible Menu of Support
    40. Discuss support and tools available to them and agree what would be suitable to
    help them build motivation and prepare for or improve their prospects of moving
    closer to work.
    41. Support on offer to claimants can differ and work coaches must utilise their
    District Provision Tool when conducting these conversations. In addition to
    localised support there are a number of national initiatives that they have access
    to for example:
     Work Clubs,
     Working Together,
     Enterprise Clubs,
     Work Choice,
     Health Related Support,
     National Careers Service,
     Work Trials,
     Work experience and work placements for ESA claimants,
     Permitted work
     Volunteering, and
     Troubled Families.
     list is not exhaustive.

    …………..FUCKING CLAPTRAP ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE

    • ……………..NO WONDER THE DISABLED AND ILL CLAIMANTS ARE DROPPING LIKE FLIES.

      YOU CAN PRINT AS MUCH HORSESHIT AS YOU LIKE BUT DEPRIVING THOSE WHO NEED MOST IS THE ACT OF SICK BASTARDS LIKE LORD DAVID FREUD AND THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT USED HIM TO SIGN OFF THE WELFARE REFORM ACTS………..

      FREUD SHOULD BE DANGLING ON THE END OF A ROPE TWITCHING AND EVACUATING HIS BOWELS AS THE CROWDS CHEER……

  198. “HOW MUCH IT COST TO STEAL BONAFIDE DISABILITY PAYMENTS”

    Freedom of Information Act – Request for Information
    Our Reference: FOI 1860

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 28 April 2017. You
    asked:

    ‘Does your department know how much it cost the tax payer to set up the new benefit
    personal independent payment before it was introduced on 8th April 2013 If you do not
    know can you tell me who would have this information’

    The DWP Investment cost for the PIP programme for the financial years 2011/12 and
    2012/13 was £129,908,832 in total.

    The total sum includes a wide range of costs such as: the of building the new PIP
    Computer System; associated Project and implementation costs; testing; operational
    products; and staff training. This was delivered through a major Welfare Reform.
    investment project called the Personal Independence Implementation Programme.

    ……………..£130 million quid in money, but how many human lives?

    Sorry, i forgot, the disabled, poor and feeble are expendable and need not show on balance sheets……

  199. ………….PERHAPS THE FINAL INSULT TO THE GRENFELL RESIDENTS.

    Mr. Hewitt 4 July 2017
    Delivered

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    How many letters has the DWP sent to residents of Glenfell Tower block since June 19th for revaluation of benefits as a result of receiving the £5,500 government emergency fund?

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr. Hewitt

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/dwp_re_valuation_of_benefits_to#incoming-1002485

    • Elizabeth JOHNSON

      You are supposed to ‘declare’ capital above £6,000 on JSA/ESA*, and ‘report’ any capital above £5,500 so unless any of the recipients on benefits have any other declared capital this puts them neatly under the limit 😉 So no need to do anything 🙂

      *other benefits such as disability and pension have higher capital limits

    • Elizabeth JOHNSON

      And if goes without saying that if they receive any other capital their benefits will be reduced by 20% of the amount between £6,000 and £16,000. Their benefits will stop completely if their capital exceeds £16,000.

    • Elizabeth JOHNSON

      There are also ‘deprivation of capital’ rules so they won’t be able to ‘blow it’ on whatever takes their fancy to reduce their capital.

  200. paultheswineherd

    LORD DAVID FREUD, IAIN DUNCAN SMITH, CHRIS GRAYLING, PRITI PATEL, DWP, ATOS, MAXIMUS, CAPITA (AND A GOOD MANY OF THEIR SO-CALLED ‘HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS’), AS WELL AS UNUM INSURANCE : THEY ALL HAVE ONE VERY NASTY THING IN COMMON – THEY HAVE ALL GOT INNOCENT PEOPLE’S BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS – AND AT PRESENT – THEY ALL SEEM TO BE ‘LEGALLY’ UNTOUCHABLE!

    “New disabled MP accuses Conservatives of ‘eugenics’ policies to make disabled people ‘suffer and die'”
    “Jared O’Mara says Tory Ministers have ‘completely torn up the welfare system”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jared-o-mara-labour-disabled-mp-eugenics-conservatives-tories-cuts-austerity-benefits-sheffield-a7830611.html

  201. “THE DWP HAVE NO INKLING OF HOW MANY OF OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN DENIED DISABILITY BENEFITS”

    ………Strange how they hide the figures from public scrutiny?

    06 July 2017

    Dear Charlotte Taylor,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 22 June 2017.
    You asked:

    “Number of medically discharged armed forces verterans that have declared they are
    veterans who have received ESA in the past 2 year Number of medically discharged
    armed forces veterans (that have declared they are veterans) who received ESA that did
    not require the face to face assessments .”
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
    We can confirm that we hold information falling within the description specified in your request.
    However, we estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the
    appropriate limit for central Government, set by regulations at £600. This represents the
    estimated cost of one person spending 3½ working days in determining whether the
    Department holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting it.

    ……………YOU COULD BE A HELICOPTER PILOT, A FIGHTER JET TECHNICIAN, OR FORGOTTEN IN A SHOP DOORWAY……….

  202. “IF THE DECISION MAKERS AT THE DWP ARE SO HIGHLY TRAINED, WHY ARE THEY AFRAID TO PUBLISH THE MORTALITY FIGURES FOR THOSE THAT DIED SHORTLY AFTER BEING FOUND FIT FOR WORK?”

    DWP Response

    Decision Makers are trained to reach decisions using a wide range of
    evidence, and in accordance with the relevant law. They work with Health
    Care Professionals, who will supply medical information and evidence to
    enable a decision to be reached.
    Throughout the learning for Decision Makers (set out in the syllabuses
    provided with our previous response) there are signposts to direct them to
    sources of information on different types of health conditions, but a Decision
    Maker would not be responsible for producing medical evidence, or having an
    in-depth understanding of medical conditions, as this is the role of the Health
    Care Professional.

    If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the
    reference number above.

    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team (COMEDY SECTION)

  203. “EUGENICS, THE FINAL SOLUTION”

    M Boyce 3 July 2017
    Delivered

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    New Claimants for Universal Credit have to wait a MINIMUM of 6 weeks to receive any benefit. Most claimants have to wait much much much longer, usually a minimum of 10- 16 weeks.

    (1) How many people have died since 2014 whilst waiting and waiting and waiting for any UC
    (a) through suicide?
    (b) through starvation?
    (c) through old age?

    I was told to ring the following number to ask for a credit advance: 2716117. Unfortunately it just goes to voice mail and you have to leave a message. I left dozens of messages and no one bothered to get back to me.

    (2) How much money does the DWP make through people making phone calls to a line that is just a voice mail message that never replies?

    (3) I also repeatedly tried the UC ‘helpline’ (actually it would be much better titled the extreme frustration line) number of 0345 600 0723. My average wait time on the phone was 40 minutes each call. When I did finally get through no one could speak proper English and no one knew anything about UC. How much money did the DWP make from this phone line ‘service’ in the last year?

    Yours faithfully,

    M Boyce

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/minimum_6_week_wait_for_universa#incoming-1001480

  204. paultheswineherd

    “AT LEAST ONE LEGAL CHALLENGE IS NOW ON TRACK!”
    Theresa May well live to regret ‘her’ shabby deal with the DUP.
    It may well even turn out to be illegal – let alone going against ‘The Bribery Act’! (The old chicken is still scraping around the coop to retain POWER!)
    “May’s deal with DUP faces legal challenge from crowdfunding campaign”
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/09/theresa-may-dup-deal-legal-challenge-crowdfunded-campaign-good-friday-agreement

  205. paultheswineherd

    “SHE MAY WELL TRY TO HOLD ON TO POWER – BUT ULTIMATELY – SHE IS ‘VERY SOON’ LOST!”
    Who is to replace this very weakened and lonely old ‘Theresa May’ bitch!?
    David Davis (The ‘Brexit Secretary”) – or even our old friend – Jacob Rees Mogg! – I personally say – none of these!
    Just call a new General Election and have done with all of it!
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/09/theresa-may-pressure-to-quit-former-ministers-andrew-mitchell-grant-shapps

  206. paultheswineherd

    “HA-HA! – DAVID LIDINGTON – THE NEW “JUSTICE SECRETARY” – I
    MIGHT JUST AS WELL PUT MY DOG IN TO DO THIS IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT JOB!”
    What the hell does ‘HE’ know about ‘JUSTICE’? – Fuck all!
    Incidentally, this total dickhead is also very well known for claiming ‘expenses’ (also at the ‘working’ taxpayer’s expense!)
    (together also with about two thirds of all other politicians of varying Parties!)
    WHERE IS THE ‘TAXPAYERS ALLIANCE NOW – I ASK MYSELF!
    (For your information, here is this Tory prat’s history on Wikipedia!)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lidington

    • paultheswineherd

      The Tories ex -‘Justice Secretary’, Liz Truss, was also a total disaster – she also knew fuck all about ‘Law’ and ‘Justice’. Why on earth do they not put someone ‘in’ to a position who actually ‘knows’ something about their remit? The old saying – a ‘trained’ postman cannot be an ‘untrained’ surgeon!

  207. “UK ARM OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SCRAPS POSITION OF DISABILITY COMMISSIONER”

    ………….NO NEED TO WONDER WHY?

    ………….IT’S ALL IN A DAYS WORK TO TRY AND HIDE THE RISING DISABILITY MORTALITY RATES OF THE UK FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    TORY LOGIC IS IF YOU DO AWAY WITH THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF REPORTING BREACHES OF HUMAN RIGHTS UPON THE MOST VULNERABLE………….THE PROBLEM WILL NEVER BE RECORDED….

    By John Pring Disability News Service May 11th 2017

    The “rash” decision to scrap the role of disability commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will make it harder for the watchdog to stand up to attacks on disabled people’s rights, according to two former commissioners.

    Both Baroness [Jane] Campbell and Sir Bert Massie criticised the apparent decision not to appoint a new disability commissioner to replace Lord [Chris] Holmes, the disabled Tory peer who left the post in January.

    Baroness Campbell was EHRC’s first disability commissioner, while Sir Bert was the chair of the Disability Rights Commission throughout its existence, and then became one of EHRC’s first commissioners alongside Baroness Campbell after its launch in 2007.

    Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week that the minister for women and equalities, Justine Greening, had appointed another disabled Tory peer, Lord Shinkwin, as a new EHRC commissioner, but not as the disability commissioner.

    This was despite the minister telling candidates last year that the disabled person appointed to the role would “act as the Commission’s Disability Commissioner”.

    It is still not clear what parts the government and the commission played in these decisions, but it has come as EHRC’s statutory disability committee, which had significant legal powers, is being replaced by a non-statutory disability advisory committee (DAC) without such powers.

    CONSERVATIVE LOGIC,

    “IF WE FIRST REMOVE THE ROLE OF DISABILITY COMMISSIONER, NOBODY WILL EVER REPORT OUR CRIMES”…………..

    • Last week, EHRC refused to answer questions about what had happened to the disability commissioner role because it was “a government appointment”,

      It declined to add to its statement this week.

      ……….HIDING DISABILITY DEATHS KEEPS THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION FROM LORD DAVID FRAUD, THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PUPPET USED TO FLEECE THE VULNERABLE AND HAND OVER THEIR MEAGRE AID TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARASITES………….

  208. “UK HIGH COURT USES SECRET EVIDENCE TO ENABLE SELLING OF WEAPONS TO SAUDI ARABIA TO BE USED ON YEMEN”

    ……….. If you ever needed more proof that the uk judiciary is as bent as a nine bob note, look no further than this corruption of justice…….
    ………………………………………………………………………….
    Lord Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, sitting in London, said the decision to carry on the arms trade was not unlawful.

    The judges said “closed material”, which had not been made public for national security reasons, “provides valuable additional support for the conclusion that the decisions taken by the secretary of state not to suspend or cancel arms sales to Saudi Arabia were rational” BBC NEWS

    ………………
    James Lynch, Amnesty International’s head of arms control and human rights, said the ruling was “deeply disappointing”.

    “Irrespective of this ruling, the UK and other governments should end their shameless arms supplies to Saudi Arabia,” he said.

    “They may amount to lucrative trade deals, but the UK risks aiding and abetting these terrible crimes.

    IF YOU REQUIRE A BENT JUDICIARY, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ON YOUR DOORSTEP

    “We welcome this judgment, which underscores the fact that the UK operates one of the most robust export control regimes in the world,” a spokesperson said.

  209. “THE TAYLOR REPORT, AN ATTEMPT BY THE TORY GOVERNMENT TO DISCREDIT CASH IN HAND PAYMENTS TO THE POOREST WHILE BILLIONS ARE STASHED IN TAX HAVENS HAVING PAID NO TAX WHATEVER”

    The author of a government review into work practices is calling for an end to the “cash-in-hand economy”.

    Matthew Taylor, whose report is out on Tuesday, said cash jobs such as window cleaning and decorating were worth up to £6bn a year, much of it untaxed.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………

    Last year, tax dodging by people in the “hidden economy” cost the government £4.4bn, according to HMRC figures.

    However, making changes to cash-in-hand work is a controversial area.

    In 2012 the then-Treasury minister David Gauke was criticised for saying it was “morally wrong” to pay tradesmen in cash.

    Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls also came under fire for suggesting people should get a written receipt for all transactions, even small gardening jobs

    …………………………STRANGELY OUR OWN HMRC HAVE BEEN HANDED COMPUTER DISKS AND EVIDENCE OF OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS FROM PANAMA TO THE CAYMAN’S AND JERSEY TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, YET NOTHING HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED.

    IN FACT WHEN THE HMRC WENT TO INVESTIGATE CORRUPTION…

    The former taxman whose ‘sweetheart deals’ allowed Starbucks and Vodafone to avoid billions in payments sparked fury yesterday by switching sides to work for the firms’ accountants.

    Dave Hartnett was attacked over his lucrative contract with City giant Deloitte, which he has accepted just ten months after retiring from his post as head of HM Revenue and Customs.

    ……………………………………………………………………

    ……..AND AGAIN

    The former head of HM Revenue and Customs, who resigned over the loss of data discs containing the personal details of 25 million people, has returned to work in Whitehall on a £200,000 salary.

    Information Commissioner’s data for 35p

    Paul Gray has taken up a position under the Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell after just 13 days out of work.

    ……………………………………………………………………….

    AND AGAIN

    The head of the UK tax office who faced intense criticism from MPs while holding a string of top Whitehall roles is quitting.

    Lin Homer will stand down as HM Revenue and Customs chief executive in April after four years in the role, the Government has announced.

    Despite her scandal-hit time in Whitehall, during which she presided over the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and the tax office, she was made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours list.

    She is now set to retire with a pension worth an estimated £2million after receiving a reported £85,000 contribution in her first year at HMRC

    ………….THE HMRC UK, A BREEDING GROUND OF CORRUPTION THAT SOLE PURPOSE IS NOT TO COLLECT TAXES, BUT TO HIDE ALL THE SHADY CHARACTERS THAT SEEK TO BYPASS IT……..

    • HSBC has been at the centre of a tax evasion controversy following the leak to various media outlets of thousands of pieces of evidence allegedly outlining how the company’s Swiss bank helped wealthy clients to evade tax in the previous decade.

      Mr Hartnett has been criticised for a lack of individual prosecutions related to HSBC’s Swiss bank during his time at HMRC, during which only three cases were passed to prosecutors, resulting in just one conviction.

      On Monday he said that the HSBC investigation, which stemmed from French authorities handing over leaked files, was ring-fenced from his work. “Project Solace” was handed by HMRC’s enforcement team, and Mr Hartnett did not know the detail of the files, he said.

      HMRC (PLEASE STOP LAUGHING)……….

  210. ‘Cash in hand’ economy definitely best place to look for tax avoidance, insist multinational corporations

    cash in hand industry

    Billion dollar companies doing business in the UK have today backed calls for the government to try and raise more tax revenue from the guy you pay to clean your windows.

    http://newsthump.com/2017/07/11/cash-in-hand-economy-definitely-best-place-to-look-for-tax-avoidance-insist-multinational-corporations/

  211. “THINKING OF GOING PRIVATE?”

    Laughing BUPA carer caught spraying deodorant in dementia patient’s mouth on family’s secret camera

    A Bupa carer was caught on a family’s spy cam verbally abusing a dementia patient before twice spraying an aerosol in her MOUTH, a court heard.

    She can be seen telling the elderly widow that having Impulse body spray in her mouth was “better than poo” before ordering her to “wash your mouth” with a flannel.

    http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/must-reads/broken-britain/laughing-bupa-carer-caught-spraying-deodorant-dementia-patients-mouth-familys-secret-camera/11/07/

  212. Residents of care home had to eat scrambled egg and baked beans with their FINGERS

    A care home where some residents were found eating scrambled egg and baked beans with their fingers has been placed in ‘special measures.’

    Holme House Care Home in Oxford Road, Gomersal, near Cleckheaton, has been rated as ‘inadequate’ following an inspection in February.

    ………………………………………………….

    In March 2016 the Examiner revealed that one of its nurses, Winifred Jozi, had been struck off after she failed to attempt resuscitation on a dying patient.
    …………………………………………………..

    http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/residents-care-home-eat-scrambled-13308883

  213. The shocking truth about social care that Theresa May’s government won’t want you to see

    UK

    The extent of the crisis in UK adult social care has been revealed. And it points to a Conservative government not only cutting services to the bone, but selling the public a lie about the real cost of looking after elderly people.
    Cut to the bone

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures on adult social care for 2016/17. It found that:

    In England, the government spent £17bn on social care in 2015/16.
    Wales spent £1.4bn in the same year, and Scotland’s social care bill for 2013/14 was £2.9bn.
    Social care is costing people more than ever before. Spending by men and women since 2000 has increased by 15% and 21% respectively.

    But the truth behind the headline figures paints a more serious picture.

    A lost decade of social care

    The ONS revealed that real terms government spending (the amount of money spent, adjusted for inflation) has steadily decreased since the Tories first came to power in 2010. And it is now even lower that it was in 2005/06, when it was £17.2bn in real terms.

    https://www.thecanary.co/2017/07/10/shocking-truth-social-care-theresa-mays-government-wont-want-see/

  214. “BBC TORY PROPAGANDA ARM”

    ……….NOBODY WILL HAVE NOTICED THAT THE BBC FEATURED A STORY IN THIS MORNINGS NEWS THAT 16 US AIRMEN HAD DIED IN A MILITARY PLANE CRASH NEAR MISSISSIPPI………………

    WHAT THEY DECIDED TO OVERLOOK ALTOGETHER WAS THAT AT LEAST 6,000 CIVILIANS HAD DIED IN THE PUSH TO RETAKE MOSUL.

    THE ISRAELI SPIN MACHINE SEES THESE AS INSIGNIFICANT………

  215. Tyrone Armatage 11 July 2017

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    1: Would you please provide me with documentation etc on how to survive without money, food, electricity, gas, rent etc should I be sanctioned.

    2: Would you please provide me with the numbers of people who have taken their own lives whilst sanctioned.

    Yours faithfully,

    Tyrone Armatage

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/surviving_whilst_sanctioned#incoming-1003764

  216. “HOW THE DWP BREACH HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION”

    2/ Please provide me with the legislation that entitles work coaches to over-ride a claimants GPs diagnosis that the client is unfit for work, causing them alarm and distress by requiring them to submit regular job search records or face sanctioning.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/legislation_universal_credit#incoming-1002464

    • Just seen this Sarah; It would seem the dwp are intent to walk over human rights legislation at every move. How can this be legal?

      Dear Operations FOI Requests,

      Thanks for your quick response in which you stated ‘Our Work Coaches are not medically trained.’

      The link you provided me with says nothing that gives work coaches the right to over rule GP’s diagnosis of a claimant, therefore.

      Please provide me with the ‘specific legislation’ that gives work coaches the right to enquire as to what medication a claimant is taking whilst they are signed off sick with depression by their GP and are therefore unfit to work.

      Please provide me with the ‘specific legislation’ that allows work coaches to over rule a GPs diagnosis of an individual by continuing to harass them with phone calls and emails and sending claimant commitment forms to their home address even though they have been diagnosed with depression and are providing sick notes to universal credit on a regular basis.

      Please provide me with ‘written evidence’ that the above actions carried out by work coaches are medicaly beneficial to claimants suffering from depression.

      A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w

      • Looks like the dwp are disappearing up their own arse Sarah.
        First they insist that the client is contacted several times before a sanction is imposed, only to deny it.

        Date: 10 July 2017

        Dear Mr Cardall,

        Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 13 June
        2017. You asked:

        ‘Please provide information you hold that shows the DWP will contact
        “several times” before sanctions “come into effect”.

        DWP response
        There is no recorded information which provides the specific detail you have
        requested. In these circumstances, we do our utmost to provide the recorded
        information that best answers the question or statement and this is attached
        as part of this response.

        If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the
        reference number above.

        Yours sincerely,

        DWP Central FoI Team

        • Bit of an odd reply from the dwp. It’s almost like they give two hoots if somebody lives or dies.

          Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received 18 April. You asked;

          Please explain at length what happens to persons who have been denied benefits of any kind
          and fall through the poverty net and succumb to despair, homelessness,starvation and death.

          What steps are being taken to monitor this?
          How would it be remedied and what moves are being made to stop this before it spirals out of
          control?

          Identify the impact assessments responsible for recognising these unacceptable occurrences.
          ……………………………………………………………………………
          dwp resonse;

          Freedom of Information is only about providing recorded information held and not about
          providing benefit advice or creating new information to respond to queries. When a person
          gets no help from the state, or is not engaged with the state we would not hold information on
          that group.
          If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
          above.
          Yours sincerely,

          DWP Central FoI Team
          ———————————-

          Shocking really Sarah and this request was submitted in 2013..

  217. “TORY EUGENICS/ETHNIC CLEANSING EXPLAINED”

    …………JASON REES MOGG HAS 6 KIDS, THE POOR LIMITED TO 2………

    Latest publication: Detailed information and exceptions explained for UC 2-child limit.

    Universal Credit claimants will no longer be able to claim payment for a third child or any subsequent children who are born on or after 6 April 2017. Some exceptions will apply according to an individual’s circumstances.

    https://www.gov.uk/…/stakeholder-guide-universal-credit-2-c…
    http://www.gov.uk

    ………….TOTAL SCUM DOCTRINES………

    • “if failure to participate is not contained in any legislation, why are the DWP using it to steal food from the mouths of claimants and their children?”

      2. Furthermore I have read in answers to other FOI requests that because “failure to participate” is not defined in legislation that it should take its ordinary everyday meaning. I do not agree. That it is not defined in legislation means it has no force in law and so cannot be interpreted liberally as the Jobcentres are doing. Please provide any information you have that allows (in a legal sense) the DWP’s interpretation that it should take its ordinary everyday meaning.

      Yours faithfully,

      Liz Snearer

      ……………THE DWP ARE BREACHING YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS AND ARE AFRAID TO ANSWER THIS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

      https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/meaning_of_failure_to_participat#comment-79036

  218. DWP (EUGENICS CENTRAL) AWARD THEMSELVES BOGUS TITLE IN EFFORT TO THWART HUMAN RIGHTS INVESTIGATION

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has itself been validated as a Disability Confident leader, despite being found guilty of “grave and systematic violations” of the UN disability convention, and a Civil Service survey showing that more than 1,400 disabled DWP civil servants had claimed they had faced discrimination in the workplace.

    ………………….IT’S LIKE THE SS ACQUIRING A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE..

    • Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
      i recently read this harrowing tale of how you treat your disabled staff;

      DWP failed employee with Asperger’s

      06/03/2013

      The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been ordered to pay a woman with Asperger’s syndrome a total of £70,000 after an employment tribunal found it to be guilty of disability discrimination.

      The Business Disability Forum has reported that the tribunal, held in Dundee, heard how the woman was asked to return to work but felt that a breakdown in trust and confidence led to high levels of anxiety which she was unable to overcome.

      The DWP was judged to have subjected the claimant to harassment due to her Asperger’s. The syndrome, which is a form of autism, shows no outward signs but can cause difficulties in social communication and interaction.

      Many people with Asperger’s syndrome have a variety of skills that enable them to thrive in a variety of roles. However, they are often disadvantaged when it comes to securing employment because of their difficulties with social skills.

      The National Autistic Society said that many employers do not realise that people with some autism spectrum disorders, such as Asperger’s syndrome, can be highly skilled and qualified as well as being extremely employable.

      The tribunal initially awarded damages to the claimant of £54,000 as compensation for constructive unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. In a further hearing, another £17,500 was ordered to be paid by the DWP for failing to comply with a re-employment ruling.

      Judge Ian McFatridge said that the DWP had “treated the claimant extremely badly”.

      “We were required to take into account the fact that the claimant is psychologically unable to return to work with the respondents and that this is something which has been brought on by the respondents’ treatment of her,” he explained.

      ………..THEY TREAT ALL DISABLED LIKE SHIT, EVEN THEIR OWN STAFF.

      • Therefore, the lady working for the dwp was dismissed because her aspergers made her unemployable, but the ATOS/DWP fake medical examiners deem those with aspergers syndrome as “fit for work”

  219. paultheswineherd

    “THE GREAT REPEAL BILL” – (AS WELL AS THERESA MAY!) EVEN BEFORE IT STARTS, IT COULD BE DEAD IN THE WATER ALREADY!
    (Poor Theresa – one has to feel very sorry for this cow! (NOT!)
    “Scotland & Wales to withhold legislative consent from Theresa May’s Brexit Repeal Bill, first ministers say”
    “Nicola Sturgeon & Carwyn Jones issued a joint statement condemning the plans” (GOOD FOR THEM!)
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-great-repeal-bill-scotland-wales-carwyn-jones-nicola-sturgeon-theresa-may-legislative-consent-a7839706.html

  220. paultheswineherd

    “THE TORIES JUST DO NOT CARE AT ALL – AS USUAL: WORK OR DIE!”
    “Government’s UN response ‘exposes failings on disability convention'”
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/governments-un-response-exposes-failings-on-disability-convention/

  221. paultheswineherd

    “DPAC SET FOR WEEK OF PROTESTS OVER SOCIAL CARE, ATOS AND ACCESS TO TRANSPORT”
    A WEEK OF PROTESTS: TOMORROW, FRIDAY – THE OPENING OF THE ‘PARALYMPICS’ (NO LESS THAN SPONSORED BY ‘ATOS’!)
    PLEASE GIVE THIS TOTAL BUNCH OF EGOTISTICAL AND TOTALLY SUBSERVIENT SHITS AN ‘OPENING CEREMONY’ THAT THEY WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET!
    http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/dpac-set-for-week-of-protests-over-social-care-atos-and-access-to-transport/

  222. “4100 CLAIMANTS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AWARDED ZERO POINTS”

    …….THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL ASSESSMENT THIS IS MURDER……

    Dear Mr. Carzer,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 27th June 2017. You asked:

    Can you please tell me how many claimants who suffer with heart disease were awarded zero
    points. Also instead of zero award of PIP, how many people who received DLA for coronary
    heart disease condition only received a PIP award that was reduced from what they had as a
    DLA payment.

    The number of people whose main disabling condition was Congenital Heart Disease or
    Ischaemic Heart Disease, and where DWP awarded zero Daily Living and zero Mobility points
    following their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment was 4,100.

    This figure includes PIP New Claims and Reassessments where the decision was made
    between April 2013 and 30th April 2017.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/414607/response/1004339/attach/html/2/FoI%202611%20reply.pdf.html

    ……….SEE YOU IN COURT SOON, LORD FREUD……….

    • Four thousand, one hundred of our most sick claimants awarded zero points at work capability assessments should be ringing bells in the top echelons of the Human Rights Organisations.
      Failed banker, Lord David Freud should be dragged screaming to a place of execution for his role in the management of untold thousands of disabled and non disabled.
      The banks, who in turn, control the insurance industry are bankrolling our politicians to ethnically cleanse anybody who has a valid disability from ever seeing that money.

      The carnage of Grenfell Tower will pale into insignificance when the true horrors of Dwp policy hit the headlines.

      There have been no mistakes in Freud’s Welfare reforms, each one deliberately targeting those least likely to offer any resistance.

      Hanging is too quick an end to scum who have worsened the lives of those who struggle to maintain any sort of equilibrium due to their disability.

      The world needs to be made aware of the true carnage being meted out on our noble people.

  223. Bethany EDWARDS

    “THE DWP’s LICENSE TO KILL”

    “STATE SPONSORED MURDER COVER UP”

    Ministers ‘breach FoI laws’ by delaying release of fresh benefit deaths reviews

    Ministers are delaying the release of nine secret reviews into the deaths of benefit claimants, even though civil servants apparently prepared them for release three weeks ago under freedom of information laws.

    A response to a request to release redacted versions of the documents was completed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) freedom of information team on 23 May, and just needed official clearance to be released.

    But the documents – which are likely to be heavily-redacted versions of the nine reviews – have still not been released to Disability News Service (DNS), three weeks later, in an apparent breach of freedom of information laws.

    The reviews cover the period from August 2014 to January 2016, and are likely to be similar in format to the 49 reviews that were released by DWP last month following a 21-month battle with DNS to keep them secret.

    DWP is so far refusing to say how many of the nine secret reviews concern a claimant who took their own life.

    The latest request was submitted on 15 April, but DNS has been told by DWP’s freedom of information team that a draft response was completed on 23 May – three weeks ago – but has still not been signed off so that it can be released.

    A DWP spokeswoman apologised for the delay, but refused to explain why the response had not yet been released.

    She said: “We always aim to respond to freedom of information requests within 20 working days – in fact nine out of ten responses are sent within that timescale.

    “We will get a response to you in due course.”

    Many of the 49 reviews released last month concerned the deaths of disabled people who had applied for the out-of-work disability benefit employment and support allowance (ESA), through the work capability assessment (WCA) process.

    And many of the reviews – 40 of which refer to benefit claimants who took their own lives – concerned the reassessment of long-term claimants of incapacity benefit (IB).

    Although key parts of the peer reviews were missing because they were so heavily redacted, DNS found 10 key recommendations for DWP to take national action to improve the way it treated vulnerable benefit claimants.

    DNS is still waiting to hear from DWP if those 10 recommendations were ever carried out.

    The nine peer reviews – now renamed internal process reviews – are likely to be scrutinised closely by disabled activists for further evidence of failings in the way DWP has dealt with benefit claimants labelled as “vulnerable”, many of whom are likely to be mental health service-users or have learning difficulties.

    They could provide crucial evidence for calls – led by the Scottish-based grassroots group Black Triangle, and backed by many other disabled activists – for former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith to face a criminal investigation for misconduct in public office following his refusal to address a coroner’s concerns about the safety of the WCA in 2010.

    They want to hold Duncan Smith and his former employment minister Chris Grayling to account for their failure to improve the safety of the WCA, when they were warned that it risked causing further deaths.

    Last November, government-funded research concluded that the programme to reassess people claiming IB using the WCA could have caused 590 suicides in just three years

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH SHOULD BE TWITCHING AT THE END OF A ROPE EVACUATING HIS BOWELS

  224. Bethany EDWARDS

    “MANDATORY RECOBSIDERATION”

    ………..A SHAM DEVELOPED BY THE DWP

    From: John Slater

    16 June 2016

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    I read the following excerpt on the rightsnet discussion forum regarding Mandatory Reconsideration (“MR”):

    “Don’t be misled by the fact that the law allows you to lodge these in writing, and think that means that the Dept will therefore receive them, read them and … you know … reconsider.

    Oh no. They will just be scanned in and sit there indefinitely in the document imaging system. You have to ring the helpline, as only the helpline can create a ‘task’ and not the post opening scanning person.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mandatory_reconsideration_proces#incoming-826522

    …………….WHAT DO YOU EXPECT OF A DEPARTMENT OF SHYSTERS PAVING THE WAY FOR PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO POCKET THE WELFARE TREASURE CHEST?”

  225. Bethany EDWARDS

    “THE ST. PETERSBERG FORUM SUMMIT”

    “this occurs just as the Swiss government is moving to withdraw the nation’s 1992 application to join the EU”

    PRESS RELEASE
    The St. Petersburg Forum and the World of the Near Future

    June 16, 2016 (EIRNS)—The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, running from today through June 18, offers an extraordinary view of where the world is going very soon, if Obama is prevented from blowing it up first. It links together Europe, Eurasia, and every part of Asia, as well as Africa and South America.

    As we have noted, Europe is heavily represented despite the sanctions. Italian Prime Minister Renzi is meeting with Putin and is present with a very high-level business delegation, which is reported to have signed $1.4 billion in agreements with Russia. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is there, as are former French President Sarkozy and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Six leaders of big German firms are speaking in a panel on German-Russian cooperation, along with EU Commissioner Gunther Oettinger; Germany’s top Russia expert, Alexander Rahr, is featured on another panel. A panel on Russia-Switzerland cooperation includes top corporate officials and an official of the Swiss Foreign Ministry; this occurs just as the Swiss government is moving to withdraw the nation’s 1992 application to join the EU, after a vote to that effect by both houses of the Swiss Parliament.

    Some top Chinese businessmen are featured in the opening panels on the Group of 20 and another panel on China’s “New Economic Model.” A Russia-Africa panel includes the President of Guinea and ministers from four other African nations. A Russia-Japan panel includes six senior business executives and a vice-minister. A Panel “Russia-India: A New Stage in Economic Partnership,” includes four top Indian executives. There are two panels on Russia-Latin America cooperation, which together represent most South American nations. There is a BRICS panel with businessmen from every member nation; a Eurasian Economic Union panel; and a panel of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Business Forum. An Iran panel is titled “Life After Sanctions: Re-Integrating Iran into the Global Economy.”

    The final panel is on “Russia-Bangladesh: An Era of New Opportunities.”

    The principal US representative in St. Petersburg is the Chairman-CEO of ExxonMobil.

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH SHOULD BE HANGING BY THE NECK UNTIL HE IS DEAD

  226. “HOW YOUR OWN DOCTOR FUCKS YOU OVER, COLLUDING WITH ATOS”

    6. Effects of the disabling c
    ondition(s) on day to day life
    If known, it would be
    helpful to have
    information on the
    patient’s ability to:

    Manage their
    health conditions
    and treatment

    Communicate

    Walk or move
    around

    Get somewhere on
    their own

    Make simple
    decisions

    Prepare, cook and
    eat food

    Wash, bathe and
    use the toilet/
    manage
    incontinence

    Dress and undress

    ………………….YOUR GP GIVES THIS INFORMATION TO ATOS

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/335861/response/826954/attach/3/1949%20Attachment%201.pdf

  227. “THE SERIAL LIARS OF THE DWP”

    June 16 2016

    Dear Morag McCall,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 18 May 2016.

    You asked:

    `When completing a Personal Independence Payments application form, claimants can name
    three medical professionals that they would like ATOS to contact regarding the claimant’s
    medical condition and their ability to meet the indicators of the PIP assessment. Of total PIP
    claims, I would like to know the number of gps or other medical professionals contacted by
    ATOS prior to appeal and when an appeal is pending.`
    In response I can confirm that Atos will not be involved in the appeals process and therefore this
    information is not available

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/335455/response/826184/attach/html/3/McCall%20FOI%201909%20Final.pdf.html

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH AND THE DWP SHOULD BE SWINGING ON THE END OF A ROPE

  228. “NON PAYMENT OF COUNCIL TAX IS A CIVIL OFFENCE BUT OFFENDERS ARE BEING JAILED ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM JUDGES SITTING IN MAGISTRATES COURTS”

    EXTRACT FROM WIKIPEDIA

    A civil penalty or civil fine is a financial penalty imposed by a government agency as restitution for wrongdoing. The wrongdoing is typically defined by a codification of legislation, regulations, and decrees. The civil fine is not considered to be a criminal punishment, because it is primarily sought in order to compensate the state for harm done to it, rather than to punish the wrongful conduct. As such, a civil penalty, in itself, will not carry jail time or other legal penalties.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/council_tax_non_payment_4#incoming-826715

    …………………THE LAWMAKERS ARE BENDING THE RULES

  229. “UNDER THE TORIES, RINGING FOR AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE PROBABLY MEANS A HEARSE IS ON IT’S WAY”

    Monday 20 June 2016

    Five ambulances have been seized by bailiffs across Sussex after a Clinical Commissioning Group private provider went into administration.

    Creditors sent bailiffs to sites in Worthing, Bognor Regis and Alton on Wednesday recovering five vehicles as payment for debts accrued by VM Langford’s – a company that provides Patient Transport Services (PTS) vehicles to Coperforma Ltd, which in turn supplies the CCG.

    …………………..OUTSOURCING DEATH ON A GRAND SCALE

    http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/bailiffs-seize-five-ambulances-after-sussex-private-provider-goes-bust-1-7438969

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH SHOULD BE STRUNG UP

  230. “AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS JUMP SHIP TO EARN HUGE BONUS PAYMENTS FOR DISABILITY DENIAL PARASITES OF CAPITA, ATOS AND MAXIMUS” (THE DISABILITY EXTERMINATORS OF THE DWP0

    DYING and gravely ill patients in large swathes of Co Down are being forced to wait up to an hour and a half for an ambulance after resignations and reduced hours have pushed the service to breaking point.

    With the introduction of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to replace Disability Living Allowance later this month, paramedics are increasingly being lured to become assessors by a private company.

    “Capita is the Assessment Provider for PIP in Northern Ireland and, in line with requirements, is continuing to actively recruit Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Paramedics to carry out PIP assessments in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department for Communities,” a Stormont spokeswoman confirmed to the Irish News.

    It has already seen four paramedics leave the profession to take up roles as assessors.

    http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/06/20/news/resignations-and-part-time-paramedics-in-co-down-see-ambulance-crisis-deepen-569996/

  231. “THE CONSERVATIVE POLICY IS TO SEE YOU IN AN EARLY GRAVE IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD PRIVATE TREATMENT”

  232. “DWP SHARES YOUR PERSONAL MEDICAL INFORMATION WITH “PHYSIO WORLD”

    ………….ATOS’s NEW HIDING PLACE FROM THE WELFARE MORTALITY RATES…

    From: deutschlad

    12 June 2017

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    I have recently been asked to attend a PIP medical. When I arrived at the centre, 2 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6, Regus House I found that ATOS (or any of it’s sub companies) was not known there. Since this address can be rented by the day, the receptionist called a few offices and found a renter called PHYSIO WORLD LTD, who claims to be acting on the DWP’s behalf, would be carrying out the PIP assessment . Can you please confirm or deny whether or not this company is acting as a sub contractor to ATOS IT (trading as ATOS Healthcare) because on the invitation letter it clearly said ATOS HEALTHCARE on behalf of the DWP, or if the DWP has a contract with PHYSIO WORLD LTD directly to carry out these assessments?

    Can you please clarify why and exactly which of my personal sensitive medical data (I have an illness that automatically qualifies me as disabled under the Equality Act 2000) is being shared with PHYSIO WORLD Ltd, Company number 09805028, a private ltd company that has been incorporated on the 1 October 2015, and has yet to declare their ‘nature of business’ and has not yet filed accounts ?

    Can you tell me whether or not the DWP has a contract with this private Ltd company ‘Physio world’ newcomer, who has a limited liability of £1? How much is ‘Physio World’ paid per PIP consultation.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/data_protection_sensitive_person#incoming-810828

    …………..DATA PROTECTION, THE DWP DOESN’T GIVE TWO FUCKS WHO IT SHARES YOUR INFORMATION WITH…….

  233. “YVONNE ATTWELL AND MARK DRIVER JOIN THE ATOS DISABILITY KILLERS”

    Physio World Also known as CITT 1 Ltd

    Accountable person

    Ms Yvonne Attwell
    Registered Manager

    Mark Driver
    Responsible individual

    ………………WHERE THERE ARE DISABLED, THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL GAINS FOR THE DISABILITY DENIAL INDUSTRY.

    A CEMETERY NEAR YOU WELCOMES THESE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK WHO HAVE NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER IN DISABILITY ISSUES OTHER THAN PRIMING YOUR DEPARTURE FROM THIS WORLD QUICKLY BY PROVISION OF FALSIFIED MEDICAL REPORTS FOR THE DWP…

  234. “MAXIMUS , THE DISABILITY KILLERS HIRED BY THE DWP”

    Another newcomer is company number 09072343 The Centre For Disability Assessments LTD, another company with a maximum liability of £1, reported turnover : £67,774,723 they made a loss of £50,309 and which was pretty much dormant but ‘just sitting’ in case the ultimate owner MAXIMUS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES LTD and MAXIMUS COMPANIES LTD needed it and its involvement in ESA assessments. I would like to know where the £67million Pound of tax payers money has evaporated to and how a company, that is insolvent is able to carry on trading with upcoming liabilities of over £21million due within 1 year, is still able to carry on with the DWP’s blessing?

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/data_protection_sensitive_person#incoming-810828

  235. “GB WINS NINE MEDALS AT PARA ATHLETIC WORLDS”

    ……….Medals were awarded to;

    BILL GUNNYEON

    CHRIS GRAYLING

    DAME CAROL BLACK

    BARON DAVID FREUD

    IAIN DUNCAN SMITH

    ESTHER MCVEY

    DAMIAN GREEN

    MANSEL AYLWARD

    HER ROYAL MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH II

    ” For their actions to eliminate the disabled community.”

    Other medals were awarded to GORDON WADDELL/KIM BURTON for their continued support of DWP manslaughter.

    Lifetime Achievement Award to UNUM PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY who tirelessly lobbied government to make the death count achieveable.

    Special thanks to ATOS, CAPITA and MAXIMUS for the provision of fake medical reports by unqualified personnel that made the hidden mortality statistics a success story for the insurance industry.

  236. “ATOS TRIES TO REBRAND ITSELF AFTER THOUSANDS DIE”

    ……………YOU CAN NOW BE FOUND FIT FOR WORK WHILST DYING BY SS STORMTROOPERS WHO DECIDED THE WAY FORWARD WAS TO HIDE THEIR DEATHS HEAD INSIGNIAS UNDER SMILEY FACE VELCRO TABS………….

    THAT’S RIGHT, YOU GOT IT………………………..ATOS THE LEADING BRAND DISABILITY KILLER IS TRYING TO DITCH IT’S OLD IMAGE LIKE A CAMP GUARD PASSING SWEETS DOWN A GAS VENTILATION SHAFT.

    ATOS ARE ATOS, WHATEVER THE BRANDING, SO NEXT TIME YOU SEE THIS NEW NAME………….

    “INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT SERVICES”

    ………………REMEMBER THE PILES OF ROTTING DISABLED CORPSES NEATLY HIDDEN FROM YOUR VERY EYES BY THE DWP WHO ARE AFRAID TO PUBLISH DISABILITY MORTALITY STATISTICS AND PARROT THE BELIEF THAT WELFARE REFORMS HAVE NO LINK TO FOOD BANK TAKE UP AND RISING DEATH LEVELS.

  237. “Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said it was pointless to re-test recipients of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with severe conditions and no prospect of getting better.”

    Conditions mentioned included MS, Huntington’s disease, congenital heart conditions and autism.

    ………..AND YET 4100 CLAIMANTS SUFFERING FROM CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE RECEIVED ZERO POINTS AT WORK CAPABILITY TESTS BY ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS…………

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/414607/response/1004339/attach/html/2/FoI%202611%20reply.pdf.html

    SEE YOU IN COURT BARON FRAUD………

  238. “PIP, PICKING ILL’S POCKETS”

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
    Can you confirm that PIP is a benefit to help disabled and people and people with a long term health condition (lasting more than 12 months or longer )with extra costs and to live full and independent lives
    Can you also give examples of health conditions that might fall into the second category

    Yours faithfully,

    barbara sunley

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pip_is_it_still_a_benefit_to_hel#incoming-1006458

  239. paultheswineherd

    ” A ‘WEAK’ GOVERNMENT, – LED BY A ‘WEAK’ PRIME MINISTER.
    THEY ARE CONTINUING TO SCREW THE POOR, THE SICK AND THE DISABLED MEMBERS OF OUR SOCIETY. THEY JUST DO NOT CARE AT ALL OF THE ‘TOTALLY PREVENTABLE’ DECIMATION THAT THEIR POLICIES ARE CONTINUALLY CREATING”
    “Government welfare cuts blamed for 50% surge in mental health issues among unemployed”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/cuts-mental-health-unemployed-rise-government-welfare-reforms-blamed-a7841941.html

  240. paultheswineherd

    “THERESA MAY DOES NOT GIVE A TUPPENY SHIT – EVEN ABOUT HER VERY OWN ‘WORKING’ CONSTITUENTS IN MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE”
    (All that I personally have to say is – total shame on this utter bitch!)
    “Theresa May’s own constituents confront her with a shameful truth”
    http://www.thecanary.co/2017/07/16/theresa-may-confronted-shameful-truth-constituency/

  241. paultheswineherd

    “CORRUPTION” – (OR BY WHICH, KNOWN BY ANY OTHER NAME!)
    “The Tories have changed the rules to keep the DUP’s dark money secret”
    http://www.thecanary.co/2017/07/17/the-tories-have-changed-the-rules-to-keep-the-dups-dark-money-secret/

  242. paultheswineherd

    Meanwhile – the ‘Superhumans’ (AKA known as the ‘International Paralympians’ – including ‘British’ Paralympians) continue to have their ‘ACHIEVEMENTS’ trumpeted every evening by Channel 4 TV.

    These ‘disabled Superhumans’ are certainly NOT representative of the majority of the truly disabled people in the U.K. who cannot work in any way.

    May these ‘British Paralympians’ have their very own DLA/PIP’s revoked as soon as possible, – as, – If they can truly perform like they do – then they should be made to do at least ‘some’ work!

    • paultheswineherd

      These ‘Superhumans’ – who are, incidentally sponsored by ‘Personal Independence Payment’ assessment providers ‘ATOS HEALTHCARE’ (who are now known by the recently ‘changed’ name of ‘INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT SERVICES’)
      These ‘ATOS’ bastards may have ‘changed their ‘known’ name – BUT NEVERTHELESS, THEIR CRIMES (AND ALSO THEIR SO CALLED ‘HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS’ CRIMES OF WILlFUL LIES’ AND ‘WILlFUL DECEPTION’) WILL REMAIN AND ALL GO BEFORE THEM AND THEY WILL EVENTUALLY ANSWER FOR THEM – AS WILL ALSO
      IAIN DUNCAN SMITH AND CHRIS GRAYLING.
      THEY MAY THINK THAT THEY ARE ‘OUT OF THE WOODS’ – BUT THEY ARE NOT, BY ANY MEANS, OUT OF ANSWERING FOR THEIR CRIMES.

      • paultheswineherd

        Please Google search: Independent Assessment Services
        The ‘ATOS’ association with this ‘Search’ will NEVER die – however much they try to cover it all up.
        They can ‘change their name’ – but, nevertheless, their previous ATOS crimes, through the ‘lies’ and the ‘deception’ of their so-called ‘Healthcare Professionals’ (comprising a few ‘paramedics’, some physiotherapists and some ‘lowly’ registered ‘nurses’ will remain forever emblazoned onto the Internet!
        THEY CANNOT EVER ‘GET AWAY’ WITH, OR FROM, THEIR CRIMES.

    • Felicity KENDAL

      BBC PROPAGANDA HAD WHEELCHAIR-BOUND TENNIS PLAYERS ON THE OTHER DAY. A BLATANT ATTEMPT BY THE LICENCE-PAYER FUNDED TO SHAME THE DISABLED AND AROUSE PUBLIC ANGER AGAINST THEM.

  243. paultheswineherd

    “EVEN HESELTINE SUGGESTS THAT THE TORIES MAY BE FINISHED!”
    “Theresa May running ‘a Government without authority’, former Tory deputy PM Lord Heseltine says”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-lord-heseltine-brexit-talksgovernment-no-authority-minority-cabinet-a7845321.html

  244. paultheswineherd

    “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED – THESE ARE NOTHING LESS THAN A BUNCH OF STUPID BASTARDS!”
    “David Davis is as ‘thick as mince’ and as ‘lazy as a toad’, says Vote Leave Chief”
    “Dominic Cummings has admitted Brexit could turn out to be an ‘error'”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-davis-thick-as-mince-lazy-as-a-toad-dominic-cummings-7845911.html

    • Polly BOYKO (RT)

      RT:
      “FRANCE TO USE BREXIT TO DESTROY UK ECONOMY. WHO WOULD WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF A CLUB THAT WOULD DESTROY YOU IF YOU LEAVE.”

  245. Anna Keys and Friends

    We are really sad and disgusted at what this memorial post to our deceased friend, Simon Chapman, has been turned into by you selfish, shameless and uncaring trolls. Shame on you all!

  246. Felicity KENDAL

    “MURDERING DWP TO THROW DISABLED PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREET IF THEY DON’T GET A JOB AFTER TWO YEARS”

    Nobody is mentioning the JSA equivalent time out clause, 24 months to find a job or you are sanctioned for one year.

    That is 100% across the board sanctioning. Basically, 24 months to find a job or you are on the streets with zero support.

    UC calls this conditionality, a claimant under full conditionality has a set time to find work if they are unsuccessful then they are sanctioned for 1 year. It’s one of the most dangerous aspects of UC, that has been pretty much swept under the carpet.

    A fixed time to find a job – or a one-year sanction? A sanction is the immediate and complete removal of support. Anyone who has seen Ken Loach’s superb I, Daniel Blake knows how devastating this is and what the consequences can be.

    And the most hideous aspect of this hideous system is that it applies to disabled people. Two years to find work or you’re cut off from support

    https://skwawkbox.org/2017/07/17/disabled-claimants-told-2-yrs-to-get-job-or-be-sanctioned-for-a-year/

    • LORD DAVID FREUD HAS BECOME A HOUSEHOLD NAME ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE SLAYING OF DISABLED CLAIMANTS……………

      THINK FREUD, THINK MURDER……………

      ………………

      • …………….EVERY TIME BARON FREUD OR HIS SIDEKICK, THE EVIL DAME CAROL BLACK HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY, SWATHES OF INNOCENT PEOPLE DIE………….

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