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DWP Launches Public Information Tour for Universal Credit.

Hat-tip UK Civil Disobedience.

The DWP, following the Home Office’s “go home” illegals vans, launches a new campaign to bring their message to the public.

Universal Credit is due soon….

Universal Credit is already a success, according to Lord Freud speaking at Warrington where a trial has begun,

We haven’t had anything like the problems that some people have been predicting,” he added. “Some people have asked for advances but it is a minority.

“One of the benefits is it gives many people the chance to get out of the poverty problem of having bits and pieces paid here and there.

“You can never collect enough money to make vital bigger purchases.

“The new system means they can budget more successfully.”

2nd of August, Warrington Guardian.

Meanwhile staff at the DWP tell a different story,

Staff working on the biggest shakeup of the welfare state in its history have described the project as “soul-destroying” and “unbelievably frustrating”, with some saying they are under so much pressure that they can only engage in “firefighting and panic management”.

3rd of August. Guardian.

Written by Andrew Coates

August 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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  1. Good post. It matches my experience. Nick (like the lorry), ps I said to my advisor, who is stressed out, is this a personal vendetta or are you just obeying orders?

    Nick Weir

    August 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  2. If that was a real photo of IDS, and I had such a clear view, I wouldn’t just bring a camera…

    Samwise Gamgee

    August 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Dawn Willis .

    Dawn Willis

    August 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

  4. No doubt when mr freud needs an advamce before his 10% pay rise lands he just ‘ammends’ his expense sheet for his basic subistance meals at the tax payers subsidised restuarant at the house of lords.


    August 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm

  5. Sharing with your elderly parents? Turn them into glue, then downsize to a bijou cardboard box before the bedroom tax comes.

    Compassionate Conservativism in Practice

    This has been an IDS presentation

    something survived...

    August 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  6. I wonder if IDS gets tweeted bomb threats ?

    At least we know he cant blame it on us after claiming we are all lazy and lack a good education, unless of course theirs a spelling mistake and then we are all in for it as what self respecting terrorist would use bad grammar ?

    I hope being a terrorist is on this MWA list as i’d love to show them my FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE.


    August 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

  7. Anyone over look this quote “Some people have asked for advances but it is a minority” – which I am assuming is to mean along-the-lines-of “we have dished out advances in many cases”.

    They would otherwise deny such claims.

    Universal Jobmatch

    August 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    • Rightly said and on that note who here is on this UC, are the majority rather than the minority struggling to adjust to the new monthly payment as IDS would have us believe ?


      August 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  8. “High street banks have lent to payday loan companies.”


    Have a good look around the above link!!!.


    August 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    • Your point is? How else do they get the money to loan out to each and every applicant at high interest rates?

      Yes, they make a tidy sum from it all but need the vast capital to loan out before they get their return.

      Universal Jobmatch

      August 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

  9. PMSL at the photo above of iain duncan shite driving the DWP body collection vehicle lol


    August 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  10. interesting to hear fabian picardo in gibralter this morning sounding off about eu law and the discrimination following the row against spain,the first to complain. not so about discrimination the uk shows to eu members about benefits and withholding them

    perhaps the dustcart is a good place for ian duncan smith,he might find a job he is good at at last.then everyone will see what a job snob is.


    August 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

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