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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171 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………….

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