Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Campaigning for Unemployed Rights.

UKIP hate the Unemployed too.

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UKIP don’t just loathe migrant workers.

They hate the unemployed here as well.

We are, UKIP says, “a parasitic underclass of scroungers”.  (The Void)

They want this policy,

Require those on benefits – starting with Housing and Council Tax Benefit recipients in private rented homes – to take part in council-run local community projects called ‘Workfare’ schemes. The schemes will be in addition to council jobs.

The Void comments that it is now hard to find the policy document that says this.

But more evidence keeps coming in of their views,

We have this,

Some long-term benefit claimants would be banned from using their benefit cash to buy cigarettes, alcohol or satellite TV subscriptions under proposals due to be presented at the UK Independence party’s spring conference on Saturday.

The proposed ban on paying for satellite TV comes only a fortnight after it was disclosed that Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and biggest shareholder of News Corp, had met the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, for the first time, prompting speculation that the Sun may support the party.

Ukip’s welfare plans also include proposals to stop paying benefits to EU or other foreign citizens living in the UK.

Now you can only get benefits in the UK if you have ‘habitual residence’.

That is you’ve lived and worked here.

So they want people who’ve paid taxes to get no JSA.

Now we have this,

After Scrapbook exposed sick comments from a UKIP councillor on banning unemployed people from voting, the party’s most high-profile new recruit has rushed to his defence, claiming Cllr Tom Bursnall “has a point”, going on to say it is “dangerous” to let unemployed people vote.

Having defected from the Tories, 23 year-old Alexandra Swann was the star turn at UKIP’s recent conference in Skegness — with party leader Nigel Farage proudly declaring that “the Swann has migrated”.

But appearing to agree with Cllr Bursnall, who as the former chair of Conservative Future is also a defector from the Tories to UKIP, she continued:

“allowing people to vote on how other people’s money is spent — if they don’t contribute — is dangerous” Here.

That’s the real UKIP: the enemy of the out-of-work.

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  1. Farage, born into a life of privilege, wants the unemployed to work for their paltry benefits.

    You can take the man out of the Tory Party…


    May 7, 2013 at 10:42 am



      May 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

    • Farage’s background, “Farage was born in Herne, Kent, on 3 April 1964, to Guy Justus Oscar Farage and Barbara Stevens. His father was a stockbroker in the City who left the family home when Nigel was five years old. Farage was educated at Dulwich College. In 1982 he joined the London commodity brokerage firm Drexel Burnham Lambert. In 1986, he joined Credit Lyonnais Rouse. He joined Refco in 1994, and Natexis Metals in 2003.”

      Andrew Coates

      May 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

    • We have already worked for oour benefits, that’s why we pay National Insurance!


      November 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      • No pom has ever worked.

        Clint H eine

        July 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm

  2. It’d almost be worth it to see them try and implement restrictions on benefit claimants spending just to see it fail hard. It’s utterly unworkable, but of course plays well with the shirefolk – as well as torture apologists such as David Vance and climate change denialists like James Delingpole. Maybe these people shoudl try living on £53 a week.

    Ghost Whistler

    May 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

    • “Shire Folk”? Lor’ save us Mr Frodo, I think the landowner wants to evict the Old Gaffer from his hobbit hole for having too many spare rooms!

      The Tories and their UKIP mini-me are the stuff of nightmares worse than any fantasy novel…

      Samwise Gamgee

      May 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  3. 23yo Alexandra Swann?

    Hilarious. Reminds me of the sketch of Alan PArtiridge judging the swimsuit competition on KNowing Me, Knowing You.

    Or the comment boxes that appear on page 3 “23yo scorcher Alexandra says this about the EU: I fink we should be out of the EU because it’s, um, bad for our boys in Afghanirag innit.”

    It’s a weird kind of sexism.

    She’ll learn what UKIP are really like if she finds she needs to go on maternity leave.

    Ghost Whistler

    May 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

  4. It’s easy to lampoon UKIPers, but they represent a real threat to the poor. Up here, in South Shields, the recent by-election showed that one in four (largely working-class) of the electorate were prepared to believe their propaganda about “sponging” benefit claimants, and vote for them. This in Tyneside, the area of the UK with the unenviable record of the lowest wages and highest unemployment figures in the country.

    The ironic thing is that many of these voters are precisely the people the Tories and UKIP regard as “welfare dependent”, worthy only of contempt and punishment.

    All in all, a classic case of what Marx called false consciousness; then again, perhaps useful idiots would be a better description.


    May 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

  5. I can see in the not to distant future the UKIP tail will be wagging the Tory dog then heaven help anyone who hasn’t got their snout firmly wedged in the trough!

    Stuart Wilshaw

    May 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  6. Hmmm? This UKIP thing has been quite sudden in it’s leap from bubbling under the surface to high profile news.
    Smells like a fit up job to me. Now that the Libdems have shot themselves in the foot a third party is now required to take Labour votes and try to ensure that the nasty tories get reelected in 2015.
    I’m not too hot on politics, but this kind of thing has happened before.

    Anyway, it doesn’t matter really because whoever you vote for the government still gets in.
    Even if you don’t vote.

    Mr No

    May 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  7. Dangerous for the the party, yes, because we’re the people who have time to think and do our own research and not just parrot everything from propagandist newspapers.


    May 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

  8. UKIP was only ever a Tory pressure group to get them to withdraw from the EU.

    Of course, one of the major advantages of leaving the EU is diluting the Human Rights “nonsense”.

    Tory party is divided… either continue like they are now (dictated by richer states), or gain power back from Europe. The latter will make some people really rich, more so than the former, but it relies on exploitation of the poor.

    Universal Jobmatch

    May 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

  9. So they would be doing the majority of things that the Tory party are doing? I hope to God that they never get into power through a coalition with the Tories! There words are in the media, they are discriminating against so many people that they ought to be brought to task and given judicial sentences!


    May 7, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  10. UKIP are one of the most dangerous parties out there. They would not only destroy the British economy by removing it from the EU, but they would also remove us from all of the binding legislation that protects many of our rights by enshrining them in law. Human rights, working rights, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, etc.

    They would destroy the social fabric of this country. And they would not for a single moment regret doing it.


    May 8, 2013 at 8:18 am

    • Something Happened Of The Same Nature In Nuremberg 80 Years Ago. They Thought ‘HE’ Was A Joke Too. Be careful Out There


      May 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

    • You Brits are just lazy poms. Stop making excuses and get off your useless backsides. Meh. Man up and stop whining.

      Clint H eine

      July 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm

  11. From Britain to the Balkans, Europeans are part of one big family, scientists have discovered.

    Despite being separated by thousands of miles, they have shared ancestors dating back little more than a dozen generations.

    Researchers looked at the DNA of more than 2,000 people from all over the continent and found surprising similarities.

    As expected, the relatedness of any two people got less the further apart they lived. But even people in the UK and Turkey were likely to have relations in common who lived 1,000 years ago.

    Italians are one of the most diverse groups, say scientists, having lower levels of relatedness to one other and other Europeans.

    Many eastern Europeans showed higher levels of relatedness – possibly reflecting the expansion of Slavic peoples into Europe more than 1,000 years ago.

    “What’s remarkable about this is how closely everyone is related to each other,” said study leader Professor Graham Coop, from the University of California Davis.

    “On a genealogical level, everyone in Europe traces back to nearly the same set of ancestors within a thousand years.



    May 8, 2013 at 9:42 am

  12. Fraak the dole Landrights now! right to buy land, at market prices acre per person. subsidised loans for poor and unemployed.to buy land not subsidising rent for landlords to buy houses. ecohousing solutions of modest size subject only to building controls not planning for single ecohouses.There are 55 million acres of farmland and 55 million people. a poor family of four will have 4 acres.. four acres will bring 3600 to 4000 per year approx with entitelment and renting of arable land or pasture. around 80 pounds per week minimum .But could provide a good survival /subsistence income if worked by modern methods.We have had the landless peasant sucker trick imposed since the enclosures.. which have benefitted the landlords and the landed institutions this is only a re-enclosure.it is not communism it has no dogma, not socialism they will be buying the land it is antipolitics and a pro people solution.Benefits should be payed to all and extracted in tax whenever it is paid.not means tested the benefits should be means tested,as to wether they provide the means to decent survival.


    May 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  13. You can bet that the three main parties here in the UK are thinking along the same lines.



    May 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    • Interesting article on public (social) housing in America “Annos” – especially the expression: “the answer is more affordable housing… not moving the deck chairs on the Titanic”.

      I wonder how long it will take the Coalition’s Welfare “Titanic” to sink in this country?

      In addition to the savage bedroom tax and the impending disaster of Universal Credit, there is lack of social housing, sky high rents in the private rented sector due to greedy landlords using Housing Benefit as a milch cow, confetti-money prices in the owner-occupier market, and of course, negative equity.

      By the way, what is UKIP’s solution to negative equity? Don’t tell me, they’ll just blame the poor with more vote-catching propaganda!


      May 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      • Ukip’s solution to negative equity? With their logic, probably trying to scam money to cover it out of the EU!

        Ukip are only against benefits for the poor.

        Benefits for the rich though? That’ll do nicely:

        Ukip would “ensure there is no sudden loss of Common Agricultural Policy farming subsidies such as single farm payments” and “gradually move towards replacing the system” – presumably with something that continues to give free money to their cronies in the farming industry.


        between the lines

        May 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

  14. Here is another interesting article with an American flavour from The Guardian about food banks:



    May 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    • Disturbing trend in American Food Banks:

      In 1980 there were 200 food banks [in America]; now there are over 40,000.

      And they say what happens in America usually follows in this country. I think the alarming increase in food bank use in this country is already happening!


      May 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      • Food banks are poison!


        May 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      • FAO “Phil”

        Are you ungrateful?

        The alternative to food banks is slow death by malnutrition. I wonder how many bodies (alive and dead) will need to pile up on the streets of cardboard city before anyone does something to stop it.

        Even then, people fortunate enough to remain well nourished might just walk on unconcerned except for the minor inconvenience of stepping over the bodies.


        May 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm

  15. What will Farage come out with next? Perhaps taking unemployed people from the cities of the UK into shire towns/villages/hamlets, so they can humiliated by being put into stocks, and having inbred yokels throwing rotten vegetables at them. Nigel would love this, and he’d be laughing and laughing with that unique cheesy expression on his face, which he always has when his happy.

    A. Ellis

    May 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  16. Change.org petition – please sign and pass on to other blogs.

    Work & Pensions Committee: Hold IDS to account for his use of statistics.


    Obi Wan Kenobi

    May 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  17. Ukip and poor – Turkies voting for christmas or stupid people excercising their right to be stupid in a democracy discuss.

    Never mind UKIp will remove the second option anyways.


    May 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

  18. A new food bank is to be opened today next door to Ipswich at Walton – by a Conservative MP no less!

    Report here:



    May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

  19. UKIP – Nazi Lite

    something survived...

    June 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

  20. […] More benefit hatred: “Some long-term benefit claimants would be banned from using their benefit cash to buy cigarettes, alcohol or satellite TV subscriptions under proposals due to be presented at the UK Independence party’s spring conference on Saturday” : https://intensiveactivity.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/ukip-hate-the-unemployed-too/ […]

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