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UK Unemployment Rise in “Tribute to Baroness Thatcher”.

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In a fitting tribute to Baroness Thatcher this was announced on the day when her remains were consecrated for Sainthood,

Unemployment jumped by 70,000 in the three months to the end of February and pay rises registered the lowest increase since 2001, adding to the mounting pressure on George Osborne to adopt a more aggressive growth strategy.

The number of people unemployed reached 2.56 million, with 20,000 under 25-year-olds adding their name to the register, pushing the unemployment rate up from 7.8% to 7.9%.Here.

 

The BBC, ever eager to give the government side (especially as their just appointed News Editor, James Harding,  is a Murdoch hack, until very recently Editor of the right-wing Times) adds,

Employment Minister Mark Hoban acknowledged that there were “still tough challenges ahead”, but highlighted the importance of the fall in the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA), and especially the drop among young people.

“We will continue to give jobseekers all the help and support they need to realise their aspirations,” he said.

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Written by Andrew Coates

April 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

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  1. Mark Hoban-“We will continue to give jobseekers all the help and support they need to realise their aspirations,” ,in other words ^ I am a total liar and I am making this up as I go along”

    ck

    April 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm

  2. Unemployment falls for severa consecutive months (according to the DWP and it’s sanctioned news outlets, ie the BBC).

    Now it increases.

    Well the first point is clearly bullshit then, isn’t it! It can’t suddenly go up if everything’s working. Clearly the government are, as we all know, lying tossers.

    But they still spin it: less people are claiming JSA they say!

    Firstly, how is that a good thing: if more people are out of work they should be encouraged to claim to support themselves (if need be), not subject to demonisation and sanction.

    Secondly, we all know why there are less claims. I don’t need to spell that out.

    Realise their aspirations! I find that utterly disgusting; how do they help to do this? Or do they assume we all aspire to unpaid skivvy work for the wretched corporations?

    I hate Mark Hoban. I actually, physically, hate the guy. He’s a snide inhuman liar.

    Ghost Whistler

    April 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

  3. of course he will help. He’s going to loan you a revolver and charge you family for two bullets.

    if your poor Conserativr Britain expects you to do the right thing, Cant have you dragging down profuts old bean,

    growls

    April 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  4. OT

    “16 Apr 2013
    Exclusive: MP warns of “sinister” police list of Hillsborough debate speakers”

    http://www.firmmagazine.com/news/3165/Exclusive%3A_MP_warns_of_%E2%80%9Csinister%E2%80%9D_police_list_of_Hillsborough_debate_speakers_.html

    Annos

    April 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  5. Mark Hoban was being interviewed the other day on BBC breakfast about how the universal cap on benefits and how it would affect some people in a negative way, but when pushed on one particular case, all he could babble on about was how much better people would be working (as if people can’t work that one out without being told!) He then went on to make an outrageous statement that 500,000 NEW jobs were added to the DWP databases EVERY DAY! He was obviously just making it up as he went along, because if this was the case (which it isn’t) there would be no unemployed people within a week. What an obnoxious liar he is! A wretched man who doesn’t care about anyone – except his posh/rich chums.

    A. Ellis

    April 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    • Having used – being obliged to – the Universal Job Match site I find this claim of thousands of new jobs beyond belief.

      Today it barely scraped through enough to offer a couple of ordinary administrative jobs round here.

      Andrew Coates

      April 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      • TRIED TO APPLY FOR A JOB ON UJM. WENT TO EXTENAL LINK THEN BOUNCED ME OUT BACK TO THE BLUE LOGON SCREEN AT LIBRARY IN IPSWICH. TRIED TO UPDATE CV TOO WOULD NOT LET ME.

        MIDDLESEX

        April 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

  6. THE FILE THE DWP DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE

    19/04/2http://skwalker1964.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/the-file-the-dwp-doesnt-want-you-to-see/013 · by skwalker1964 ·

    ·
    Over the last couple of days I’ve uncovered how the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is conducting trials that force unemployed people to take a meaningless online ‘test’ (which gives you a personality profile even if you click right through it without answering any questions). The test is accompanied by a letter that tells the respondent that he or she must implement the 5 ‘identified’ ‘strengths’, which bear no relation to their personality, in a different way every day ‘for at least one week’.

    Treating people as guinea-pigs by deceiving them to make them ‘jump through hoops’ is bad enough. But benefit claimants are forced to take this ‘test’ under the threat of losing their benefits if they fail to do so.

    Until last night, a visit to the root directory of the site revealed a number of files but no other personality tests. Even though the site is named to appear to be a specialist behavioural science site, it is a sham set up by a ‘Behavioural Insight Team’ advising the government on ’1984′-like ways to control people’s behaviour.

    Until last night, entering the URL ‘behaviourlibrary.com’ would have shown you the following:

    Holly

    April 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  7. “THE TRUTH BEHIND SANCTIONING THE JOBLESS”, by a former Jobcentre manager:

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/131952

    Tobanem

    April 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    • I am just about to Blog on this important article!

      Andrew Coates

      April 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm


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