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Springtime for Tories as they Glory in Philpott’s Conviction.

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Ever keen to sink a new low the Tories are now blaming the welfare state for odious killer Mick Philpott (from here)

Mick Philpott’s benefits ‘lifestyle’ should be questioned, says Osborne

Chancellor says it is right to question ‘why we are subsidising lifestyles like’ that of Derby father convicted of killing six children

The chancellor, George Osborne, has taken the calculated risk of wading into the debate over the child killer Mick Philpott by asking whether the welfare state may have contributed to his lifestyle by being too generous.

The new Tory Campaign song:

England was having trouble
What a sad, sad story
Needed a new leader to restore
Its former glory
Where, oh, where was he?
Where could that man be?
We looked around and then we found
The man for you and me
Where, oh, where was he?
Where could that man be?
We looked around and then we found
The man for you and me!
LEAD TENOR STORMTROOPER:
And now it’s…
Springtime for Cameron and Tories
Britain  is happy and gay!
We’re marching to a faster pace
Look out, here comes the master race!
Springtime for Cameron and Tories!

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Written by Andrew Coates

April 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

31 Responses

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  1. It’s now blatantly obvious that a concerted campaign of demonization is being waged against us by the Tories, their LibDem sidekicks and most of the media. If there was any justice in this world the Daily Mail/Sun/Express et al, would be sued out of existence by class actions for defamation by those of us disgracefully being smeared for the perverted actions of one narcissistic sociopath who coincidentally happens to be in receipt of benefits (mainly for his two female partners who were in work).

    But of course, in a capitalist society justice for the weakest and most vulnerable is an oxymoron. (Not to be confused with the stupid, bigoted readers of these vile rags who are just morons.)

    Trevor

    April 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    • We read these papers as the Beano and Dandy have too many big words in them.

      Lord Snooty

      April 5, 2013 at 8:50 am

  2. This has NOTHING to do with the benefits system – This is Osbourne trying to score a cheap one on the backs of six children losing their lives.

    What a distgusting piece of work Osbourne really is.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  3. Winter for the unemployed, the sick, and the disabled…

    Max Bialystock

    April 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  4. If someone burned the Daily Mail offices down at the cost of everyone inside, Mick Philpott would still be more of a cunt.

    Ghost Whistler

    April 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    • Ghosty I suppose you saw the Facebook stuff attacking the Mail on their coverage!

      Andrew Coates

      April 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  5. PLAYING WITH FIRE

    Osborne’s opportunistic comparison of the tragic fire deaths and the benefits system, takes political propaganda to a new low.

    Using emotive material like that to generate even more intolerance towards the unemployed, is likely to backfire.

    Osborne deserves to get his fingers burnt for this – he will be fortunate if broken Britain does not burn from end to end from now on.

    Tobanem

    April 5, 2013 at 7:37 am

  6. George Osborne was accused of a demeaning attempt to use the killing of six children by Mick Philpott to bolster the Conservatives’ case that the welfare state is subsidising inappropriate lifestyles.

    Ed Balls calls Osborne’s comments ‘the cynical act of a desperate chancellor’

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/04/balls-osborne-philpott-welfare-attack

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

    • Owen Jones wiped the floor with the Osborne arguments on Channel Four News last night.

      I was just about to go out to a local anti-cuts committee meeting in Ipswich, round the corner, and stayed just to watch it.

      Andrew Coates

      April 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  7. the jobless and the poor are convenient scapegoats for diverting public opinion from the real causes of failure.

    the work programme is still in trouble,it appears turning point have handed back their contract to provide support through A4e to the disabled,apparently not enough people are finding work.

    ken

    April 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  8. Andrew Coates :
    Ghosty I suppose you saw the Facebook stuff attacking the Mail on their coverage!

    Actually no, i don’t use facebook I’m afraid.

    Ghost Whistler

    April 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  9. Homebase criticised over work experience claims.

    Leaked internal document appears to promote the use of unpaid jobseekers to reduce company payroll costs.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/06/homebase-criticised-work-experience-claims#_

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

  10. MoneyWeek and their “End of Britain” fearmongering campaign

    In January 2013 I was pointed in the direction of an astonishing article which took pride of place on the website of the economics magazine MoneyWeek entitled “The end of Britain”. The article is a huge read, totaling over 10,000 words (including the constant appeals to subscribe to the magazine with which it is festooned). I certainly don’t have the time to critique the whole damn thing so I’ll just stick to some of the most fallacious and misleading elements.

    Firstly I’ll note that I actually agree with the basic premise that the UK economy as a whole is in far too much debt (public, personal and financial sector) and that things are almost certain to get significantly worse before they get better. Having said that, the article is remarkably bad given that in the opening salvo they claim that they’ve “spent a significant amount of time and money in the past few months preparing this letter”. If this kind of revisionist doom-mongering rant is the best they can come up with after an investment of “significant time and money”, it doesn’t reflect at all well on their abilities or their publishing standards.

    During the opening argument the letter alludes to “an unsolvable problem at the heart of our financial system. One that dates back over a hundred years”. After wading through acres of text it becomes clear that this “problem” they are referring to is “state spending”. The premise is a particularly doom-laden reworking of the Great Neoliberal Lie; that the 2007-08 global financial crisis and the resulting credit crunch were caused by excessive state spending, rather than the altogether more plausible theory that the current economic chaos came about because of reckless gambling and outright corruption in the financial markets, enabled by wave after wave of ideologically driven deregulations since 1979.

    Full article here

    Another Angry Voice

    April 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  11. “Labour wants welfare to help those who ‘play their part’”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22056212

    Annos

    April 7, 2013 at 6:20 am

    • Saying they don’t want to divide people and then this, “That should change. We should start by letting councils give priority in social housing allocations to those who work and contribute to their community.”

      Andrew Coates

      April 7, 2013 at 11:21 am

      • What Will Happen Now:- Those On Benefits Being ”Under Notice” If They Cant Find Work ?

        What Now

        April 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      • Wouldn’t be surprised, What Now. New Labour will be devising (or have already devised) a welfare system that panders to the needs of the middle-classes (New Labour couldn’t give a stuff about the poor) whom although they are not immune to periods of unemployment it tends to be for a shorter periods. Expect JSA (UC) to be paid initially at the rate of the claimant’s previous salary for a specified time period. After the specified time period expires a “taper” will kick in. This will reduce the level of JSA (UC) to a “basic” rate of JSA. The taper rate and “basic” rate of JSA (UC) will be dependent on the claimant’s level of previous contributions. This will benefit high earners who suffer short periods of unemployment especially contract workers. The claimant’s who will suffer under this regime are the low-paid and claimant’s who experience more than transitory periods of unemployment. This post is not to give policy-makers ideas 🙂 , but so if admin thinks it does please delete.

        Po Licy

        April 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  12. Annos :
    “Labour wants welfare to help those who ‘play their part’”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22056212

    Play their part? This is the same stupid rhetoric we hear all the time. They never define what they mean while at the same time givine no one a part to play and dividing up society.

    I want to live in a progressive inclusive community that values intellect and culture, not some ‘ra ra ra’ mess hall lads down the pub bollocks or some capitalist boardroom winners and losers shite. Enough of all this.

    Ghost Whistler

    April 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    • The true social democracy is based on the idea that everybody should have a ‘safe home’ that if they fall in times of need they do not have to prove fucking anything about being a good girl or boy but will have somewhere to stay and a basic standard of living.

      Andrew Coates

      April 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  13. What Now :
    What Will Happen Now:- Those On Benefits Being ”Under Notice” If They Cant Find Work ?

    Is that not what the sanction system and indeed the whole JSA system is based on? If you can’t find work you are treated with suspicion regardless – all largely thanks to Labour who, despite what the wankers in goverment and the media will tell you, made things a lot tougher.

    Ghost Whistler

    April 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm

  14. Think on all this…

    How do we know that we are not being tracked on where we go!, what we say, what we think, there are so many ways to watch us, don’t forget, google earth is juat one way, thay can watch your home and see when you leave it and where you go, when you come home!!!..The power is total…

    http://uk.ask.com/web?qsrc=1&o=0&l=dir&q=employer+use+google+earth+to+spy&dm=all

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2837288/posts

    http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-it-internet.no7

    A government tht wants to know how someone who is disabled gets around, how far they can walk, etc.

    Of course the government wouldn’t do that would they, they wouldn’t allow others that they employ to do WCA do that, would they.

    Annos

    April 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  15. A petition with more than 460,000 names calling on the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to back up his claim that he could live on £53 a week by doing so for a year was handed in to his Whitehall department today.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/prove-it-campaigners-deliver-petition-calling-for-iain-duncan-smith-to-live-on-53-a-week-to-his-whitehall-office-8563671.html

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    • Breaking news in the Independent: Mrs Thatcher Dies of Stroke

      Tobanem

      April 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      • Full Ceremonial Funeral for Lady Thatcher – unlike the pauper in this photograph:

        Tobanem

        April 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      • The union flag is already flying at half mast at Number 10.

        Tobanem

        April 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      • I’d have contributed to a state funeral – but only if she was still alive.

        Gissajob

        April 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

  16. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up
    and also the rest of the website is also very good.

    horny chat

    August 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  17. The slave trade providers a4e elelphant and castle and cdg maximus should cut short there 2 hour lunch breaks and help people find real jobs

    carlito

    June 21, 2014 at 9:32 am


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