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Two Million a Year to Have to Use Foodbanks if Tories Win.

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The Tory Future: An Endless Queue for Charity Food Banks.

Planned £12bn Tory welfare cuts will lead to two million a year using food banks, says study.

The number of people using food banks will double to more than two million a year under the Conservatives’ plans for £12bn of welfare cuts, an academic study by Oxford University suggests.

The research was seized on by Labour as evidence that David Cameron’s welfare cuts will have far-reaching consequences for family budgets, including eating into in-work benefits, if the Conservatives get back into power next week. On the Question Time leaders’ debate on Thursday, Mr Cameron said he did not want or had no plans to cut child benefit further – but Labour claims this does not mean he has ruled it out. The Prime Minister, asked about child benefit cuts on BBC Breakfast yesterday, again refused to rule it out.

Labour’s spokesperson on work and pensions, Rachel Reeves, told The Independent on Sunday that the Oxford University study was extremely worrying for families on low incomes, and claimed that Mr Cameron’s failure to rule out child benefit cuts suggested that they were on the table.

Last month, the Trussell Trust, the charity that provides parcels to food banks, revealed that visits had risen to over one million a year for the first time.

This is the ‘Big Society’ Cameron Promises.

Oxford academic Dr Rachel Loopstra’s research paper, entitled Austerity, Sanctions and the Rise of Food Banks in the UK, examined the relationship between benefit cuts and food bank demand. The study shows that food parcel distribution per head of population will rise by 0.16 percentage points for every 1 per cent annual cut in benefit spending.

This is the future: living on charity handouts from the Lord and Lady Bountifuls of the land.

Even in school: Schools feeding and clothing pupils, say heads

Head teachers are warning that schools are having to act like “mini-welfare states” in having to provide food, spare uniform and even to wash clothes and provide showers for some pupils.

The National Association of Head Teachers says such welfare support is costing £43.5m from school budgets.

Heads’ leader Russell Hobby said it was a “hidden national scandal”.

A Conservative spokesman said “the number of children living in poverty has fallen by 300,000”.

The warning from members of the NAHT, as they gather for their annual conference in Liverpool, is that schools are having to step in with welfare support for pupils, either because of poverty or dysfunctional families.

The union’s report, based on responses from more than 2,000 head teachers in England, found examples of schools supplying food, clothes, PE kit, headlice treatment, transport costs and equipment for lessons.

There were schools which now had facilities for washing clothes and providing showers for pupils.

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  1. ALREADY TWO MILLION GOING TO FOODBANKS

    The Trussel Trust is only half of the foodbanks in the UK.

    There are a great many other community projects out there.

    Are we calculating only the adults, and not all the kids in the families, or the pregnant women, who are, of course, two people being fed in one.

    The Tories say we are less poor, when we know we are more poor.

    The hidden starving of the over 60s, with their free lunch clubs.

    The work or starve will also be the pensioners from 2016,
    who will get as low as just £38 per week pension after 45 years work or even
    NIL STATE PENSION FOR LIFE

    See why at end of my petition, in my WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT section:
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

    Half of the over 60s are within the working poor.
    There is a 50 per cent unemployment rate for over 60s.
    40 per cent of the over 50s are disabled / chronic sick.

    The poorest people have no other pension provision in life.
    The state pension is payable if can remain in work, you don’t have to retire to get the pension pay out.

    WILL LABOUR BRING EU FUNDING TO THE UK
    AND BRING ABOUT THE 7 DAYS A WEEK FREE CAFES
    THAT IS THE NORM THROUGHOUT EUROPE?

    There is more than enough surplus food to make all such food available by law, to daily free cafes, without need of vouchers, but proof of poverty (?).

    In Europe, the free cafes feed the working poor, poor pensioners and unemployed equally.

    WILL LABOUR ABOLISH THE TAXES ON HOUSEHOLD ENERGY BILLS?

    Some food banks are beginning fuel banks, for the poorest on pre payment meters (the most expensive way to pay for heating and lighting).

    Over half the cost of energy is in taxes and the huge climate change levy, that kills people each winter.

    Being in a house without central heating makes the home colder than outdoors.

    Why have I not turned on the central heatring? The raised retirement age means Nil Winter Fuel Allowance, and nil benefit means Nil Cold Weather Payments.

    http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

    Chris

    May 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  2. EAT THE RICH!

    DOUBLE DOLE AND PENSION

    Vote for CLASS WAR!!

    May 4, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    • I wish the other parties a lot bigger than CLASS WAR, gave the basic voting cry of DOUBLE DOLE AND PENSION like you do.

      TUSC could slip into comments:

      VOTE TUSC – GET PENSION – NOT WORK TIL YOU DIE

      VOTE TUSC – £10 PER HOUR – GIVE THE NATION A PAY RISE

      The others could:

      VOTE PLAID CYMRU – SAVE WALES’ NHS FROM LONDON

      VOTE SNP – GET STATE PENSION BEFORE 110 YEARS OLD

      VOTE NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION party in England

      SAVE THE NHS FROM EXTINCTION

      VOTE SOCIALIST GB
      SHAKE UP YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL, BY GUM

      VOTE TUSC – EX LABOUR SACKED BY VOTING AGAINST AUSTERITY CUTS

      VOTE LEFT UNITY PARTY

      AFFORDABLE RENTS. KEEP THE POOR IN HOUSING AND JOBS IN LONDON.

      Look at this group of MPs.

      Over 250 MPs strong.

      Plaid Cymru could win all 40 seats in Wales and not just the 3 seats it has now.

      TUSC alone could bring in over 113 MPs into the UK parliament.

      See my web pages as to how such a multi party group of guaranteed anti austerity MPs, could be the SOLE WAY TO GET THE TORIES OUT OF GOVERNMENT.

      http://www.anastasia-england.me.uk

      Chris

      May 4, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      • If the Tony Blair party get’s in you’ll be making exactly the same post about them. And you know it’s true.

        Giles Wilderbeast

        May 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm

  3. Where’s the food bank in the pic? Ipswich? On Bank Street?

    Lowestoft

    May 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    • Nicely observed Lowestoft, yes it is one of the failed rock banks remodelled but hey if its alright to draw cartoon characters mocking the Prophet Muhammad then I cant see the harm in photoshopping a bank as a food one, infact im sure the creator will say its poetic irony.

      gaia

      May 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

  4. It’s a shame people just don’t realise that anyone could end up in this situation,a sudden life change or diagnosis and the reality sets in can find themselves at the end of the same demonisation and find themselves isolated. The nhs run down because of cost,money squandered on the private sector involvement who pull out when problems begin.

    The Tories don’t want this blown up and this is why some have just simply vanished for the time being.

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-workers-face-illegal-discrimination-and-deteriorating-attitudes/

    ken

    May 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm

  5. I know what you mean Gaia, from the previous post, the above isn’t just a Tory future, it’s the future for millions/billions, around the world.

    enigma

    May 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    • What needs to happen enigma is the worlds governments need to be bluntly honest about the effects of such a crash instead of pacifying talk while creating uncertain hope.

      This global lets put more water in an already full glass approach has already proven that while it may stabilise one, it will invariably destabilise the other.

      As a well known fundamental scientific facts states,

      You cant get more out than you put in.

      Another states,

      The Mass of an object (so not the object but its mass) remains the same no matter how its changed once the sum of all parts are measured.

      gaia

      May 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      • Honesty, which everyone wants to hear from Governments, meanwhile most people don’t like to hear or see the truth as we see very often.

        enigma

        May 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm

  6. Harmful economic systems as a cause of hunger and poverty.

    Hunger Notes believes that a principal underlying cause of poverty and hunger is the ordinary operation of the economic and political systems in the world. Essentially control over resources and income is based on military, political, and economic power that typically ends up in the hands of a minority, who live well, while those at the bottom barely survive.

    http://worldhunger.org/harmfuleconomicsystems.htm

    enigma

    May 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

  7. Vote for CHRISTMAS!!

    The Turkeys

    May 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

  8. Just watched election tonight on BBC and what a load of old tosh that lot were in the studio.

    Now its claimed it was a Reality Check with expert analysis yet it was again another moment for media to say they don’t know while suggesting stuff rather than actually offering as they put it, expert analysis.

    Now aired was the Scottish labour minister getting heckled. What made me laugh was Eddie Izzards comment that this wasn’t democratic which considering the word generally means go with the majority I fail to see how that applies. To further make me laugh a studio woman stated , “there was no place in politics for protesting” which suggests to me she’s implying we shouldn’t air our grievances which is lordable coming from someone who I bet wasn’t and isn’t effected by the tory changes.

    They went on to talk about Russell Brand and produced a laughable stat that only polled 2’500 people ( which is 0.0039% of the total population). Now considering he’s got millions of viewers/fans I don’t see how BBCs stat adds up as who was this 2’500 to start with. To me it felt like the BBC were trying to poison his influence but hey that’s just my opinion.

    UKIPs Farage stated migrants being rescued in the med will lead to more terrorists attacks on the UK so expect UKIP if in power with the Tories to raise the spend limit on military, police and the likes. Personally he sounds like he wants things to be like they are in the USA were you cant even take a coach without going through TSA scanners, road blocks up and down the states and more infringements to Americans liberties.

    Last but most certainly not least, Cameron stated the low paid, the less well off shouldn’t bear the brunt of the banks collapse of the entire planet, funny as he said only the other day it was labour. Even funnier was the way he himself has treated them in the last 5 years.

    From this show alone if anything it made me feel like voting SNP. Im not saying you must vote them, that’s your choice but conservatives and UKIP are much the same thing, the lib dems have no voice, greens no experience and as for labour I cant help but fill our national debt will rise and if it doesn’t then labour will just become another tory party.

    Heaven help us all as in earnest I wouldn’t wipe my you know what with any of them.

    gaia

    May 4, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    • Another annoying thing is that “piece of paper” Cameron keeps in his pocket; the “memo” from Ed Balls to the incoming Chancellor: “There is no money left; we spent it all”. This is a RUNNING JOKE from one Chancellor to the next. Why is Cameron never pulled up on this deception?

      cameron is a C***

      May 5, 2015 at 5:46 am

    • It’s the norm for BBC isn’t it, of course those not affected by the Tories will say anything against those that have been affected, we haven’t really got much of a “better” choice when voting have we.

      enigma

      May 5, 2015 at 5:54 am

    • There is no doubt that Labour “waste” money; after all it was Labour who gave birth to the whole funnel-money-into-private pockets welfare-to-workfare industry. Another thing that was apparent when Labour was in power, especially under Gordon Brown, was an increase in the number of police. If you are a old person quivering behind your front door in fear of whatever that may seem a good thing, but the problem with police like everything else is that they have to justify their existence, so all an increase in police numbers equates to in an increase in harassment usually in the form of stop-and-searches, “routine” traffic stops, etc.

      Earth Maiden

      May 5, 2015 at 6:09 am

    • Remember the BBC and virtually all the establishment media represents those fuckers. So when you read watch or listen to the BBC and the likes you’re really listening to a mouthpiece for the politicians.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

  9. Getting Africa’s jobseekers online and into employment.

    online jobs-listings and application platforms have inevitably resulted in some 10,000 ill-matched applications for a given position.

    While the online platform hosts job advertisements, and enables online applications, Ms Beaton and her team take the time to engage with job-seekers and provide training before making any applications.

    She believes this helps job-seekers make the right decisions about where to apply…….

    “People are still the number one resource that contributes to an organisation’s success. Machines will never replace people” – It is Africa! ,

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32523447

    enigma

    May 5, 2015 at 6:17 am

    • I think that article is just mostly nonsense.
      As well as training jobseekers so that can they make even more applications, they then tell the employers how to filter out the applications!
      The company also helps employers use technology to create filters for applicants, such as skills-based tests tailored for specific roles, administered online or via SMS

      Parasites working at both ends!

      Another Fine Mess

      May 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  10. Whatever your doing today, try to be sat in front of the T.V. at 2:00pm.

    Daily Politics: Welfare Debate. BBC2 at 2:00pm.

    Iain Duncan Smith, Rachel Reeves, Steve Webb and others will be debating today.



    This will be a right slanging match and should be most entertaining.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tb4pz

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    May 5, 2015 at 6:22 am

    • IF Grupenfurher Smith chooses to turn up of course…

      Gazza

      May 5, 2015 at 8:24 am

      • Will probaby be at home on his European supported by £M handouts farm feeding his porkers. Would be nice if he had a stroke, fell in the pig pen and they ate him. Don’t you think?

        Giles Wilderbeast

        May 6, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    • I don’t know who 2/3s of these people you mentioned are. But if they are anything like IDS I have better less ugly and cleaner things to spend my time doing than be contaminated by the likes of S.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 7:12 pm

  11. It should come as no surprise that the economy has been one of the main talking points in the run up to this year’s general election. But behind a good economy lies an army of ordinary workers looking for meaningful, well-paid jobs and career development.

    “There’s quite a lot about how benefits are terrible and we’ve got to make it more difficult to get them. But there’s nothing about how to help adults who have fallen out of work get back into work.”

    Labour says it will force jobseekers to “take up training where this will improve their chances of getting a job”.

    Most of the emphasis is on young people. Labour offers the guarantee of face-to-face guidance for school leavers, while promising an extra £50m for careers services. The Tories, meanwhile, offer the odd pledge that they will bring Jobcentre Plus advisers into schools and colleges.

    “Their advisers are mainly benefits police. If you were going to bring anyone into schools, then I’d have thought you would want the National Careers Service, who are highly trained careers advisers and don’t have any role in benefits.

    The Tory manifesto attacks “undemocratic strikes” and says it will drastically restrict the power of trade unions to defend workers’ rights. This is meant to appeal to people who have been disrupted by recent action, but the move would have a huge impact on nearly 6m union members. It could also have a knock-on effect on millions of other employees, if managers are not being pushed to maintain decent standards.

    http://www.theguardian.com/careers/careers-blog/2015/may/05/election-2015-the-policies-that-could-change-our-working-lives

    enigma

    May 5, 2015 at 6:54 am

  12. Andrew Coates

    May 5, 2015 at 8:26 am

  13. Tory sanctions champ in new expenses row

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c5d5-Tory-sanctions-champ-in-new-expenses-row#.VUigExbZoYR

    Minister McVey’s murky rent affairs hit spotlight

    COALITION minister Esther McVey misled Commons expenses chiefs before enthusiastically demanding toughened sanctions on benefit claimants, the Morning Star can reveal.

    The employment minister, who has claimed various sums reaching up to £1,830 a month since 2010 for rent, listed two non-existent companies as landlords at the London property she shares with fellow Tory claimant Philip Davies.

    When questioned by a constituent about her property arrangements in 2012, the minister said her landlords were Glover Industries Ltd and Baystar Ventures Ltd.

    In a letter handed to the Star, Ms McVey said she had requested that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority change their database of MPs’ landlords to match this, from other information she said was incorrect.

    But our investigation can reveal that neither Glover Industries Ltd nor Baystar Ventures Ltd existed at the time the letter was penned.

    Companies House documents show that dissolved company Glover Industries last filed accounts or a members list in 2001 — nine years before Ms McVey started claiming for her second home.

    And Baystar Ventures was operating as Jason Gabriel Ltd by November 2012 — but had not filed accounts for over a year. The company was wound up three months later, in February 2013.

    The revelations will come as an embarrassment to Ms McVey, who has become heavily associated with a drive for hardline punishments for minor infractions by benefit claimants.

    Over a million welfare recipients had their cash stopped last year — some of whom were punished as a result of clerical errors and even illness.

    One young couple were sanctioned after they failed to show at an appointment they had not been informed of. Their address was wrongly recorded.

    Another man secured employment, but was sanctioned in the three-week interim period because his jobcentre told him he still needed to apply for other jobs until he started work.

    In a patronising rant in November 2013, Ms McVey defended sanctions, suggesting jobcentres knew best for the unemployed.

    She told a Commons committee: “What does a teacher do in a school?“A teacher would tell you off or give you lines or whatever it is, detentions, but at the same time they are wanting your best interests.

    “They are teaching you, they are educating you but at the same time they will also have the ability to sanction you.”

    Last night a Labour shadow cabinet source slammed Ms McVey for “throwing stones when in a very large glass house. “It’s hypocrisy on a grand scale for a minister who is merciless with the poor and who has been authorising sacs often on innocent people,” they said.

    “Meanwhile she manifestly appears to believe that different rules apply to herself and the senior Tory ranks.”Ms McVey said last night: “These are more desperate, politically motivated, personal and unfounded smears, designed to mask the fact that the Labour Party has nothing positive to offer the people of Wirral West.

    “All of my rent payments are above board and agreed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.”

    She declined to comment on whether the property had ever had any spare bedrooms — which would make her eligible for her own hated bedroom tax if she were a council tenant.

    Andrew Coates

    May 5, 2015 at 10:50 am

    • Using teaching as a comparison to sanctions.

      So what is she saying, the advisors who are now coaches are all of a sudden teachers. Wow that was a fast teaching degree.

      This approach of IDS and Esther McVey to fashion advisors be they public servant or private contractor as though there professionals in the real sense is quite absurd.

      For starters this con theyve been perpetrating if I remember extends back to 2012 I believe where they got some private firm to act as a professional body while handing out a course that’s about as laughably long as taking the old CSCS test.

      Well all I can say if the public want to believe there professional then they should start looking at unemployment as ovarian cancer as lets face it, no one ive mentioned now or even those who worked way back when can prevent nor cure it in most cases.

      gaia

      May 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    • “Last night a Labour shadow cabinet source slammed Ms McVey for “throwing stones when in a very large glass house.” That would be an anonymous Labour shadow cabinet source I assume. Try finding that source if/when the Tony Blair party takes up the battan from McVey and company. A labour party source whose party can’t wait to take over and continue running the same very large glasshouse they helped create.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

  14. Yes, austerity is bad for your health:

    Report from a group of 54 psychologists:

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/leading-psychologists-warn-of-dangers-of-further-austerity-policies.124990661

    Is anyone listening?

    Tobanem

    May 5, 2015 at 11:21 am

    • Those in power are not listening, many more will suffer as we know.

      enigma

      May 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

      • Bend over and take it up the jacksey is what you really mean. Back in the day the German nazis would have had a field day if they had invaded England and the English were like the people these politicians are gleefully and so easily shafting. Then again are there any English anymore? Seems England is mainly immigrant and migrant stock in 2015. Guess all the real fighting English stock of WW2 have died out. Extinct.

        Giles Wilderbeast

        May 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm

  15. It was the same when the Government’s Welfare Reform Act was going through parliament.

    The House of Lords repeatedly voted against many welfare reforms; the Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly rejected Tory welfare reforms, and 70 organisations – experts in welfare and housing – wrote to the national press registering their warnings about the impact of these “reforms” (cuts)!

    These powerful voices were ignored by the Tories – who steamrollered their heartless cuts through the House of Commons.

    Tobanem

    May 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

    • Tobanem I didn’t know when the welfare reform started, so didn’t know about what you said above, I wasn’t in the Uk for many years and was very busy with work, so I thought I would read the info about it.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welfare_reform

      enigma

      May 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    • Welfare Reforms – it sounds almost noble. Like they are going to improve the quality of life for those who need. Not steal bread out of the mouths of the poor by ever trick they can come up with! There must be a better more accurate way of describing theft- and on such a grand scale- of welfare by government from from it’s own people. I’m sure if in the middle ages the king had stolen the bread from the people like this that the peasants would have rose up in rebellion!

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      • Yes, reform, like Voting Reform, which meant – in the end – we could all vote was originally something positive.

        Now when you hear the word ‘reform’ it reminds you of ‘reform school’, or some pyramid scheme to flog off public services.

        Andrew Coates

        May 7, 2015 at 10:20 am

  16. Labour manifesto confirms ‘pause’ on Universal Credit.

    The manifesto says, “We support the principle behind Universal Credit – that there should be a smooth transition into work – but it must be affordable and fit for purpose, so we will pause and review the programme.”

    http://central-government.governmentcomputing.com/news/labour-manifesto-confirms-pause-on-universal-credit-4552533

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    May 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    • Are they also going to “pause” slave labour workfare, and sanctioning? And Atos/Maximus? I don’t think so. Tweedle dom and Tweedle dee. Good tyrants bad tyrants.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    • Will the Tory nazi party use Universal Credit to prise the unemployed and the sick out of their council homes? They have already withdrawn right to housing benefits for the under 25’s right? So if a person living in a council property and unemployed or on sickness benefit is sanctioned and has all benefits stolen from them – including housing benefit which will now be part of Universal Credit-how will they cover their rent? And if they are living in private accommodation they will definitely be evicted. I’ve always suspected that the money nazis really want to get their hands on all council property so that their developer chums can turn it into luxury accommodation for the rich. Universal Credit as well as denying housing benefit as a right to under 25s seems to me to be an indication of this. Oh and the nazi tory party intend to scrap -or try to -scrap European Human Rights and Human rights protection for all Brits. Such lovely people are these tories. And those that support them.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 9, 2015 at 1:44 am

  17. Welfare Debate:

    IDS getting very hot under the collar when challenged regarding the 60 deaths under his benefit reforms.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    May 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    • 60?

      I thought the figure was nearer 60,000!

      Tobanem

      May 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    • The Tories think they are the party of hardworking people, hardworking families, workers versus shirkers, strivers versus skivers.

      How embarrassing then that their Work and Pensions Secretary, evil suited egg Iain Duncan Smith, admits his party hasn’t “done the work” on their next round of spending cuts.

      For a while the Conservatives have been dodging the question about where their projected £12bn of cuts to the welfare bill are going to fall. And apparently that’s because they actually have no idea.

      Watch his admission on the BBC’s Daily Politics welfare debate here:

      Video: BBC Two Daily Politics

      If ever there was proof that the Tories’ attack on welfare is purely ideological, with no actual policy-based thinking behind it, this is it.

      http://www.newstatesman.com/media-mole/2015/05/watch-iain-duncan-smith-admits-tories-havent-done-work-their-12bn-welfare-cuts

      Andrew Coates

      May 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      • I see the BBC yet again hold back from asking the right questions when covering the recent spate of suicides that are or have been attributed to welfare reforms.

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32599298

        IDS claims its a complex matter, does this mean, to complex for us to understand or him ?

        Lastly didn’t DWP just get ordered to release the reviews they carried out on 60 cases ?

        gaia

        May 5, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      • I think we have seen the cuts which are coming our way, they have dodged the question about it because they know if they were honest about it then many “Tory” people obviously wouldn’t vote for them because they obviously don’t want to lose money, especially those mothers who have more than two kids, how many mothers have more than two? the news about those cuts came out from those who are against the Tories, – the other parties, letting people know what the Tories will do so as people will then vote for those other parties.

        enigma

        May 5, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      • If we take the Tories at there word, then that means 18 to 24 year olds are going to come under attack who didn’t go onto college or university after sixth form and the ill but not incapacitated (expect this to come from social exclusion and protection I reckon).

        Expect as usual slight of hand games to.

        gaia

        May 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      • That pdf was very interesting as you said, social exclusion is mentioned, as well as many other things many don’t yet know.

        enigma

        May 5, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      • Thanks for saying so, I thought you might like it.

        gaia

        May 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      • Powder nose Osborne has already clearly stated when asked that if they continue to rule the nest that they intend to get this extra money by increasing the amount they have already stolen/being stealing from the welfare system. From the people’s there already heavily sacked welfare budget.

        Giles Wilderbeast

        May 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    • I’d like to know why the number keeps swapping between 60 and 49. Are they just leaving out cases they don’t like.

      Another Fine Mess

      May 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm

  18. still broken n fit for work pmsl 😉

    you know mybb code bit stuck atm ;(

    super ted

    May 5, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    • Just like me then, I still have RA, but still fit for work!

      enigma

      May 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      • haha lol need to get a cv on my site for when i go back to the jcp 😉

        super ted

        May 5, 2015 at 10:11 pm

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    A6er

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    patricknelson750

    May 6, 2015 at 12:59 am

  21. From the zios site: Jobs posted last week (Week Number 18): 305717

    Over 300,000 “jobs” posted on a bank holiday week. LOL.

    Maybe there’s alot of this is happening:
    ..another friend who owns a pub & restaurant made the mistake of advertising for bar & waiting staff he is still getting applications eight months later, in spite of his best efforts the blasted adverts keep turning up on this bloody useless site, when I last spoke to him about it he had received SEVEN THOUSAND emails for five dammed jobs he filled in a week back in July, needless to say he will never use UJ again…
    http://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/50248067

    Another Fine Mess

    May 6, 2015 at 1:16 am

    • With only 1.8 million jobs in the last 5 years, you can imagine there just isn’t enough to keep job websites populated and thus effecting all there revenues. Added to this other sites that advertise other stuff have jumped on the band wagon to help increase there revenue.

      Then you get what I call rape sites like INDEED who merely repost other established job websites posted vacancies so in fact is nothing short of being nothing more than a search engine profiting off the backs of others.

      Then you get what I call ghost sites which are archived pages from other sites and every now and again you get spoof sites replicating established sites so as to steal your data (it works just the same as the ATM cash till trick of placing a device infront of the original card slot so as to skim cards except this is the software version).

      You get job agencies duplicating other agencies online postings and even employers vacancies so as to create an air there booming in business and although I cannot confirm even try to poach them.

      Lastly agencies have the habit of reposting the same job, sometimes slightly rewriting them often as many as 5 times daily on the same site.

      This is precisely why it appears theres trillions of jobs and why its highly likely a claimant applied for the same job twice, maybe more in a single day or week.

      gaia

      May 6, 2015 at 6:11 am

      • MY CLAIMANT COMMITMENT

        Now in the past I mentioned how the above document read like it was written by a 2 year old, that it conflicts itself, makes no sense in areas and other things.

        Well as has been advertised in the past, claimants are being sanctioned for coming up short BUT here’s the thing.

        Under other actions it stipulates,

        I will take at least 30 actions each week to find work.

        NOW i cannot find anywhere a legal definition for the word action that’s available publically so this being the case means an advisor cannot state it means JOBS.

        This being the case means anyone sanctioned for falling short (do remember your free to communicate your evidence verbally as it is another form of medium) of there respective target isn’t in breach of said commitment IF the advisor failed to ask further questions regarding information a claimant may not have put down but could relay verbally.

        To further mock this pitiful document a claimant could in practice claim leaving ones house to go to the library to search for work as an ACTION. They could also claim sleeping/resting or getting a bus, taking a bath and i could as you can imagine go on.

        Importantly if an advisor runs off and produces a document that states what it implies, that isn’t publically available it doesn’t count as evidence as its not normal practice or even reasonable let alone fair to expect a claimant to FOI.

        (NOW DONT take my word for it, DONT even do it because i said what i said above. Instead research it yourself).

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 7:07 am

      • The other day at the JC, showed my jobs applied for evidence to a different adviser, 3 pages of a4, full, “it looks like your limiting the amount of jobs you are applying for”, – “that’s just what you think” “how many hours per week are you spending on looking for work”,- bringing out my docs, adviser looks on, then it’s “sign on”

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 7:26 am

      • Nicely played enigma.

        Are you on UC enigma or is it written into your commitment when talking hours ?

        I ask as that advisors comment is rather mute if it isn’t.

        You know apart from a means to trip claimants up i reckon the shift to hours over amount of jobs is also because DWP know 100s or even 1000s are applying for anyone job at anyone time so statistically your chances are even less these days

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 8:47 am

      • I’m not on UC, “hours or number of jobs” aren’t written in my CC. the adviser tried as you said, to trip me up, but she was a different one who I’d never seen before, unlike every other adviser who I seen – they know that I know all = docs + voluntary, this new adviser now knows.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

      • With only 1.8 million jobs in the last 5 years, you can imagine there just isn’t enough to keep job websites populated

        That’s just the net number of extra jobs, the number of real jobs will be over ten times that, unfortunately the number of jobs posted is over ten times again.

        Another Fine Mess

        May 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    • Surely he could take on all those seven thousand applicants to do that one job. It should be possible if he offerrd all of them a zero hour contract. Lets see…40 hour week divided by 7000…works out at about 21seconds per worker per week. Not bad. And after they have done their 21 second shift they can move on to the next zero hour placement!

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 8:01 pm

  22. The proportion of error-riddled job applications has risen to its highest level in four years amid a competitive employment market and the unpredictability of the closely contested upcoming general election.

    Almost two thirds of job applications, or 63pc, contained incorrect information in the first quarter of 2015, a level not seen since 2011 and a notable uptick on the 56pc across the whole of 2014, according to the employment due diligence service HireRight.

    Four in 10 applications contain inaccurate statements about the candidate’s educational background, while 36pc lie about the jobseeker’s employment history and 30pc make false claims about professional qualifications, the analysis found.

    CIFAS, the fraud prevention service, prosecuted 324 people in 2013 for submitting fraudulent job applications – a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison – in a 58pc increase on the previous year.

    HireRight’s quarterly report conducted more than 100,000 checks of 26,000 job applications.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11577186/Job-application-errors-jump-to-four-year-high-ahead-of-general-election.html

    enigma

    May 6, 2015 at 6:58 am

    • You know when you watch police programs, the ones where its a traffic stop and the perp insists they have insurance yet are completely unaware insurance databases are tied to the police one so they can findout in seconds.

      Well its the same with CVs.

      Once before the internet took off, you could lie your heart out and no one would know (just ask IDS), yet unlike the internet the public just haven’t kept pace in being mentally aware.

      For the record as i do loads of CVs for graduates (honestly that is), they are amongst the worst when it comes to creating a CV and more IMPORTANTLY often or not, its hardly ever them that writes it not to mention and this includes claimants, agencies have a VERY BAD HABIT of doctoring CVs prior to applying on behalf of said client.

      As for spelling mistakes that’s a weak excuse not to hire someone or interview them as it hardly makes the document unreadable especially considering we live in world of predictive text, slang and spin.

      gaia

      May 6, 2015 at 7:57 am

      • Oh for the record even my English isn’t all that great, that’s why i get any work i do for other people proofed as i simply don’t trust myself.

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 7:58 am

      • Oh, how comes you can still get a degree (not in English lit )with a few spelling errors but not a job ?

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 8:11 am

      • Yeah, MIDAS or whatever it is called flags you up for a traffic stop when the ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) camera on the cop car reads your number plate 🙂

        Busted

        May 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

      • PS There are two ANPR cameras on the cop cars – one facing forwards and one facing to the rear.

        Busted

        May 6, 2015 at 9:04 am

    • CIFAS, the fraud prevention service, prosecuted 324 people in 2013 for submitting fraudulent job applications – a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison – in a 58pc increase on the previous year.

      Do they know about IBS?

      Another Fine Mess

      May 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  23. Extremely controversial’ ideas drawn up by civil servants include benefit freeze and making it harder for sick people to claim state aid.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/05/revealed-coalition-plans-to-slash-welfare-for-sick-poor-young-and-disabled

    enigma

    May 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

    • More welfare cuts on the way because (from The Guardian article above):

      “the high-profile programme of welfare reform introduced by Duncan Smith in 2010 “has not realised its goals” of saving money”.

      Tobanem

      May 6, 2015 at 7:37 am

    • Interesting article on the cuts enigma, i see my guess that the young and ill could be next isn’t so far from the truth then.

      gaia

      May 6, 2015 at 7:41 am

      • It looks like it yes. it’s one “group of people” after another.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 7:51 am

      • I didn’t go by group, i just looked at the welfare finances split and these are the only areas left with any money to take from.

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 8:08 am

      • Gaia I wasn’t thinking about the finances, but the whole picture, since the start of the welfare reform.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 8:16 am

      • The Tories really do care enigma, honestly, as there even willing to commit human rights violations just to help you into work.

        Repeat after me enigma while clicking your feet together, work equals food, work equals food, work equals food.

        Say it a hundred times everyday so when you get that interview and the employer says what remuneration are you looking for you can say, “can i have some porridge sir”.

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

      • Oh I know it’s here and coming our way – you work – you’ll be fed, you don’t work – you’ll starve.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 9:17 am

      • Scrub the coming this way as your right with, (ITS HERE) as low paid are already claiming housing benefit and weve all heard people negating heat and light for food.

        Hmmm, maybe the poverty marker should be moved to any living off foodbanks to reflect the current growing trend.

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

  24. That disingenuous, smug fucker Cameron mentioned the “note about no money”* TWICE to John Humphries on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning. Both times Humphries let it go unchallenged. Have interviewers just got fed up with challenging Cameron about this and like a spoilt kid who won’t give back the lollipop just let him slip it past. Or does Humphries and Co. think that we already know that its a crock and are just letting Cameron show himself up as the slippery c*** that he is?

    * A RUNNING JOKE from one Chancellor to the next: “There is no money. We spent it all”.

    cameron is a smug fucker

    May 6, 2015 at 7:47 am

    • You know how politicians behave like little kids when challenged and to think they reckon there better than us because they have a degree.

      They talk over each other, they spin, they ignore straight forward questions and more but that’s fine as we the public have there number and why they are struggling now to secure confidence.

      gaia

      May 6, 2015 at 8:02 am

      • Sorry i shouldn’t have said us, i should have said those that have yet to gain a degree or aren’t able to pass one as im sure many could not to mention many unemployed already have degrees

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

      • I always Adolf Hitler was really just a little kid at heart you know. As well as a politician of course.

        Giles Wilderbeast

        May 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  25. If Tory welfare reforms over the last five years have not saved any money (which is the basis for more cuts), they have already caused untold misery and suffering with all the sanctions, foodbanks, bedroom tax, homelessness, Work Capability Assessments, suicides and 60,000 deaths etc.

    Just one question. What level of suffering and misery will follow the next wave of even harsher cuts coming up if the Tories get back in?

    Tobanem

    May 6, 2015 at 8:14 am

    • The Tories promise to help people with mental health issues while reducing healthcare costs by giving ibuprofen free of charge, legalise suicide, legalise assisted suicide requiring no prior consent from the soon to be victim, inflate the cost of food through a food tax placed on the industry, treat drug and alcohol addiction with police confiscated stuff, rent will be decided on cubic space rather than extra rooms, up the VAT on utilities and making it a criminal offence to be seen on the street while unemployed and not looking for work.

      How does that sound Tobanem ?

      gaia

      May 6, 2015 at 9:14 am

      • Not forgetting food vouchers – only if you work.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

      • Don’t you mean,” only if you work for more than 35 hours” ?

        Steady there enigma, your throwing money away.

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

      • Yes, maybe even every day – watched over. it will be a shame because I do like to walk along the beach, especially in the summer.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

      • As millions do.

        enigma

        May 6, 2015 at 10:03 am

      • gaia

        You missed out “Rule .303” for the workshy!!!

        Tobanem

        May 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    • Maybe your question should be What level of suffering and misery will it take before people start fighting back. Then again if they are kept on minimum food rations – just enough to keep them alive but to physically and emotionally weak to take up rebellion then I guest the scumbag politicians and their supporters and paymasters have nothing to fear. And every sanction i.e. stolen benefits – is more money for their coffers, and every death – well that’s a super saving for the dogs.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    • They have saved nothing! No money! Zit1 Nada! By stealing from the most deprived. All they have done is reduced what was already a subsustence allowance for those most in need. Do your research. For all the money they swindled and robbed from the welfare small pot to begin with there is no money to show for the alleged “savings”/thieved sums. Do your research. Look it up.

      Giles Wilderbeast

      May 6, 2015 at 8:11 pm

  26. Are FOODBANK figures incorrect as the right wing insist ?

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/patrick-butler-cuts-blog/2015/may/04/those-food-bank-data-complicated-yes-exaggerated-no

    Oh dear and just before Thursday.

    gaia

    May 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

    • Is it, how many vouchers were given out, how many people turned up at a food bank for food, what is the real number of people without food.

      enigma

      May 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

  27. Oh, this weeks BUZZ WORD is COMPLEX

    You will find any time a tory wants to avoid an awkward moment that may contradict a claim that effects one of there policies, they tend to use the above word lately.

    gaia

    May 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

    • We could always say that word while sat in front of the advisers in a JC.

      enigma

      May 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

      • Yeh, followed by when the advisor says, “what do you mean”, “lets not dwell on the logistics and just consider my track record in the last 5 years”.

        gaia

        May 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

  28. I swear I didn’t know this but apparently David Cameron revealed he’s related to Kim Kardashian.

    http://uk.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/03/david-cameron-related-to-kim-kardashian#!

    Come on dave we all know you haven’t got a sex tape and even if you did I doubt it would get you your own reality show.

    At best the only links I can find is you both like taking things from one area and putting them in another, like making things disproportionate and are both into fakery.

    After writing that maybe you are related, still if you ditch your wife and marry Nicki Minaj dave, that should seal the deal.

    gaia

    May 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

  29. But the emperor ain’t wearing any duds!
    Where I live to use the foodbank you must obtain a voucher from the local council. But this voucher only entitles the holder to use the foodbank a maximum of 3 TIMES IN A SIX MONTH PERIOD! Of course even if you came away with a busload of carrier bags filled with food on each of these 3 visits – in reality it’s about 2 shooping carrier bags full – that would never sustain one human being never mind a family for six days never mind six months!. In between those 3 visits (max) to the food bank the zero hour contract worker or the sanctioned sick or disabled person or sanctioned job seeker is expected to approach charitable organisations like churches for food handouts. Would be helpful if the deprived or near starving citizen was able to use the foodbank at minimum once a week but 3 times max in a six month period? Fucking ridiculous! Injury and insult heaped upon injury and insult! All politicians supporting this-and the rich heartless bastards all seem to- should be stripped naked and flogged along the road with whips by the justifiably angry crowds.

    Giles Wilderbeast

    May 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

  30. Mr cameron has the smooth posh voice he has an economic policy labour are weak they have good social policy but zero economic policy thats what lost labour the election.
    Labour desperatly need new leadership someone who can expose torys weakness better.
    The country is in a mess and quality of life is a joke for some people.
    How can you put somone out of work eg hospital cleaner,porter,dustman, street cleaner and send them back to the agency or jobcentre, because of cuts then have the cheek to call them lazy workshy and expect them to migrate without complaining to a zero hrs contract job were jobcentreplus,a4e,cdg maximus get bonuses for bullying people into these jobs.
    There are a lot of people who work very hard for minimum wage and are treated like dirt with primitive working conditions. This has been my experiance and are spoken to like slaves by there manargers you can hardly complain to the employment agency you work for.
    With respect they don,t give a damn .One client who treats agency workers like sh,,,,,t is veola,the other goring hotel victoria, i will be publishing more in the near future.
    Mr cameron ,ian duncan smith,george osborne have no morals and has endorsed that in by charging people to take employers to industrial tribunial .
    Now they can treat us like sh..t easier.
    Unfortunatly the stuck up tories regard the group of workers i have described as worthless which deeply offends me.

    Tony Montana

    May 10, 2015 at 6:53 pm

  31. Continued we all know whos a….s the torys like kissing

    Tony Montana

    May 10, 2015 at 6:56 pm


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