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The Tories relentless assault on welfare benefits could plunge millions of more people into poverty, according to a left-leaning think tank.

An analysis of Tory welfare cuts by the Resolution Foundation and Landman Economics found that an extra 3.6 million people could be pushed below the breadline by Christmas 2030, including 1.9 million children.

Reports Welfare Weekly.

I am also struck by this ad on the same page:

Now I am not going to be told by anybody, anytime, anywhere, what I should or should not eat.

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Written by Andrew Coates

January 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Posted in DWP, Tories, Welfare State, Workfare

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  1. UK set for worst wage growth since the 1920s, Labour research finds.

    The 10 years between 2010 and 2020 are set to be the worst decade for pay growth in almost a century, and the third worst since the 1860s, according to new research.

    Research from the House of Commons Library shows that real-terms wage growth is forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility to average at just 6.2% in this decade, compared with 12.7% between 2000 and 2010.

    The figures show that real-terms wage growth was lower only in the decades between 1920 and 1930 and between 1900 and 1910. Wage growth averaged at 1.5% in the 1920s and at 1.8% in the 1900s.

    Owen Smith, shadow work and pensions secretary, who commissioned the research, said that a “Tory decade of low pay” would see “workers’ pay packets squeezed to breaking point”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/03/uk-set-worst-wage-growth-since-1920s-labour

    enigma

    January 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    • More than 100,000 small business owners and self-employed workers have joined forces to fight a Government proposal that would force them to file tax returns four times a year instead of annually.

      Complying with the new rules would cost these companies and individuals between 20pc and 150pc more in accountants’ fees, as well as heaping more red tape onto the nation’s most vulnerable firms.

      “The Conservatives are not working for small businesses in bringing such legislation but adding burden,” Mr Johnson said. “Each self-employed individual and small business will have the added burden of additional red tape, accountancy fees and potential for fines.”

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/12080896/More-than-100000-small-firms-demand-rethink-on-HMRC-tax-proposal.html

      enigma

      January 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      • We all know what this means, well some at least.

        enigma

        January 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm

  2. Oh dear and at a time when our government has already borrowed a 100billion to increase the countries debt to1.5 trillion despite not being in office a year yet, when personal borrowing rose to a level not seen since after the crash in 2007, a time when manufacturing has slowed,stock markets slumped and speculation for the coming year predicting less hiring.

    If December and January weren’t job lean already, it appears this might be whats to expect this 2016.

    doug

    January 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm

  3. OT: Signing on under UC

    Just been told that i my area from mid-feb no one will be signing on a twice weekly basis. It will all be done on line. Only time in at JC is if they call you in.

    This applies to all Single Persons.

    I wonder how the transition to monthly payments will go…

    Gazza

    January 5, 2016 at 11:39 am

    • Gazza:

      You’re signing on twice weekly. Good Lord!

      For the past six months I’ve been signing once a fortnight. Prior to that, it was once a week since I came off the WP. Fortunately my previous work coach retired and the one I have now isn’t after any scalps or anything. Still on JSA though.

      jj joop

      January 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    • Unless of course your homeless, i believe they still don’t let them claim UC currently.

      Worth considering then Gazza is “HOW YOUR GOING TO SUPPLY JOB SEARCH EVIDENCE”.

      As far as i know, they are prescribing that a claimant email it and or through UJM. They may even allow conventional mail but either way, that information is no longer in your sole possession meaning they could spend ages trying to find fault with it along with concocting ways to trip you up via the claimant commitment, actions of which are hardly possible when sign on the conventional way .
      Im not saying they would do this but unless you set tight data protection rules, they could and legally to so not that you wont but do read the UC stuff there throwing at your intently as i bet bottom dollar in there is the clause they will use against claimants.

      doug

      January 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    • I am not looking forward to the monthly cash transfer bit for reasons too obvious to mention.

      Andrew Coates

      January 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  4. END OF SOCIAL HOUSING – THE LATEST CHAPTER

    It’s what many people have been saying for years.

    “The plan was not included in the Tory manifesto but slipped into the Housing and Planning Bill without warning last month as it made its way through Parliament”.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/senior-labour-mp-warns-david-7117698

    Tobanem

    January 5, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    • The government has been described as “not grown up” for going ahead with a debate over its housing bill that did not begin until 8.50pm and continued to 2am.

      The debate on the report stage of the bill was pushed back to late on Tuesday after a series of urgent ministerial statements, by the prime minister and the home secretary, were announced in the Commons.

      Labour tried to get the debate postponed until a later date, but MPs voted by 303 to 195 in favour of pushing on with a session to scrutinise the legislation on Tuesday evening.

      http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/06/government-criticised-housing-bill-debate-until-2am-house-of-commons

      enigma

      January 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  5. Disability & disabled & people with disabilities do not exist. The words are now copywritten words & trademark stamps TM & PLC`s. The general public can not say these words unless they pay for using that trademark in promoting disability confident & maximus. Yet it is the DWP`s responsibility in changing disability as so often said in their Disability Confident PR stunt.

    We are all equal in having Disability Confidence & having a worth while meaning for using the word disabled [which we can`t say]. Cotton wool & blanket wars to keep the disabled hidden from the society & useful objects to make money out of. Easy to rip off like a WCA medical over the phone. The DWP spokesperson for Maximus said ” I can`t hear you carry that empty box 50 M. I did not here you lift your arm to your jacket pocket even tho I don`t know your wearing a jacket talking over the phone ” The DWP spokesperson for Maximus concluded.

    Is it all become very clear in the mumbo jumbo on containment of the disabled.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    January 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    • Employers have to be told & drilled into their heads. meanwhile trying to get help with discrimination is like trying to get blood out of a stone.

      enigma

      January 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    • Disability the government the effects on those is being overlooked,at GP surgeries there are now unwell posters with the un crossed out,proposing to “help” those back into work are unwell.

      Those on benefits affected by stress at the hands of jobcentreplus and its activities are having the subject either sidlined overlooked and not mentioned, brushed off or a combination of all,being told that their condition is a result of something unrelated rather then of mistreatment at the hands of the former which GPs dont want to confront thus ignore.

      ken

      January 6, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    • I am only not disabled because the WCA said so. That does not mean I am disabled, but if I am deemed not disabled do me for Disability benefits fraud of £1 million. The DWP back off now running scared.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      January 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      • Typo – That does not mean I am not disabled.

        Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        January 6, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  6. America sees first militia form against federal government.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/327932-oregon-standoff-ranchers-feds/

    Government and media try to down play action for fear this may spread.

    doug

    January 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm

  7. Have you a link for the Ad, since it doesn’t display. Thank you.

    tellthetruth1

    January 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm

  8. ot

    well had my call and was told i had 0 points had letter with it on next day and its a fkn joke.

    i can move more than 200 meters on flat ground using crutches or using a wheel chair.

    yeah with 1 arm will run circles round them, can row a boat just as good lol.

    i can raise 1 arm above my head.

    yes but not the other.

    i can pick up empty boxes or a carton of liquid.

    grate stuff so where the fuck do i find a job doing that? and with a sick note for the next 6 months?

    superted

    January 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    • No worries Superted!

      enigma

      January 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      • what i dont get is my esa has now stopped and can only get it again if my condition gets a lot worse.

        i can get jsa but can only have 2 weeks off due to sickness and any longer than that cant clam jsa any longer.

        so the jcp will still acknowledge a sick note longer than 2 weeks yet i cant clam anything if i do that.

        gp says not fit for work so how can i sign a cc saying im looking for work?

        get nothing for the first 7 days and still have to find cash for travel for treatment at the hospital.

        if i dont go it will get worse or is that what they want???

        superted

        January 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      • superted:

        You’re being fucked about, mate. It’s the old psychological water-boarding lark again. They (the DWP) do love their little games.

        jj joop

        January 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    • Appeal it Superted. you have won many of those!!

      enigma

      January 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      • have put in the mr but said 14 days, will ask when i do my cc how many jobs they can find that i can do atm and ill apply for that many a week.

        ie none because there is not any i can do.:)

        superted

        January 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    • People face the prospect of years on jobseekers benefits a result of this blatent supidity,simply abandoned with endless appointments and political mischief.It coudnt happen anywhere else.

      Its a blatent roundabout with shameful jobcentre plus staff “still” attempting to dump people on ESA to lower employment figures and then taxpayer funded companies with dubious past records and unscrupulous Tory ministers claiming to give people back their lives by sending them straight back again.

      People are not living longer their dying younger as a result of this its not saving money its an attempt to destroy.

      The positive side is Jeremy Corbyn people like Ian duncan smith have been pratically silenced.While there may be howls of laughter from the Tories,this hides the true fear and insecurity they have.

      Always appeal.

      ken

      January 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

  9. DWP lacks evidence for benefit tourism

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/05/benefit-tourism-department-work-pensions_n_8917980.html

    This latest revelation raises many questions regarding immigration.

    doug

    January 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

  10. OT: Joke Centre Sanction

    Just been informed that the Joke Centre Discriminatory Sanction has been overturned.

    Let’s see if I can make it my turn now.

    Gazza

    January 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

  11. Scoring Max points at a WCA still means you fail the medical. FLAWED.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    January 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    • It`s not what you can`t do – It`s what you can do

      Score Max points & still fail the WCA. FLAWED.

      WCA FLAWED.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      January 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  12. The DWP – a bureaucracy of outstanding brutality

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/06/dwp-bureaucracy-benefit-claimants-cruelty

    embracing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity.

    Experince shows it the AtoZ of unlawful activity on a daily basis.

    ken

    January 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    • Brutality – the norm for DWP.

      enigma

      January 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  13. Top tory claims welfare cuts wont hurt poor as they now save a £10 on fuel.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-tory-says-welfare-cuts-7128831

    Even if a claimant could afford to run a car, any saving in fuel is easily swallowed up on vat added to an insurance renewal let alone the yearly insurance hike added on.
    This is by far the flimsiest logic i have heard to attempt to justify cuts to tax credits under UC wont effect low paid households.
    It seems to me the Tories don’t think the unemployed should benefit from low prices.

    doug

    January 7, 2016 at 9:10 am

  14. Welfare payments to much

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/485818/New-Jihadi-John-Siddartha-Dhar

    It appears according to the daily star not only can people on benefits afford fashionable clothes, i phones,sky subscriptions and drink and drugs but can also squeeze in trips abroad and training amongst visits to strip joints and lap dancing bars.

    If it isn’t bad enough as yet that it hasn’t been conclusively proved that Siddhartha Dhar is indeed the face in the new jihadi john video ( not saying it isnt), it only gets worse when a paper can print such an article without proving that benefits were indeed used beyond feeding,clothing and housing his family of 4 kids and wife while residing in the UK.

    doug

    January 7, 2016 at 9:44 am

    • I can see a reduction of all benefits one of these days but not too far away due to what this GOV is going to tell us all.

      enigma

      January 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm

  15. “The fundamental principle behind the waiting days policy is that social security is not designed to provide cover for moving between jobs or brief spells of unemployment,” the Government said in a response.

    I don’t know about you but i often take a few weeks off between changing jobs, there’s just so many, NOT.

    Labour market aside you can even under UC sign on and off as much as you like so if you wanted to sign off every 2 weeks even without a job, DWP couldn’t stop you and must still pay back to the date the claim was entered, proving what government said is utter tosh.
    The sole reason they adopted this method is because a person doing just this could avoid any of DWPs punitive behavior

    doug

    January 7, 2016 at 10:31 am

    • Interesting, if only everyone knew.

      enigma

      January 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

  16. Mr Osborne will say this year is likely to be one of the toughest since the financial crisis.

    His message is in stark contrast to the positive tone of his Autumn Statement, when he said the UK was “growing fast”.

    “It is precisely because we live in an uncertain world. It is precisely because we have not abolished boom and bust as a nation, that you need to take these steps, difficult steps and I need to go explaining to the public, that the difficult times aren’t over, we have got to go on making the difficult decisions, precisely so that Britain can continue to enjoy the low unemployment and the rising wages that we see at the moment,” Mr Osborne said.

    But shadow chancellor John McDonnell blamed the government’s “failed economic policies” for the threats facing the economy.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35249887

    enigma

    January 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm

  17. Work & health programme.

    Increasing disability employment is a key part of the Government’s aim to achieve full
    employment. That is why this Government is committed to halving the disability employment
    gap by creating the opportunity for a million more disabled people to work. ……………………………

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/304592/response/751927/attach/html/2/FoI%204965%20reply.pdf.html

    enigma

    January 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm

  18. A Chinaman has farted
    The stocks markets are crashing…….

    Warren Fuckit (Poet Laureate)

    January 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  19. ken

    January 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  20. OT: GidIdoits Pension Pot Ponzi Scheme coming Home to Roost

    “Pension fund withdrawals very worrying, say experts”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35251342

    GidIdiot is really going “All-In” to building Bonfires to burn the ConCons on… First lets pick on the poor… next lets pick on the Poor some more… then Lets cut flood fences and lets build even more homes on flood plains [that’s working out fine isn’t it?]… lets encourage people to spunkoff their pensions.

    Hhhhmmm I wonder how this is going to work out….

    Gazza

    January 7, 2016 at 10:21 pm

  21. OT?

    Woman dies on day she gets a letter telling her she is not ill enough for benefit:

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/07/dwp-told-dawn-amos-not-ill-enough-for-benefit-day-she-died

    Tobanem

    January 8, 2016 at 10:18 am

    • “Ken” – I’ve just noticed you posted the same report about the woman who died on the day she received a letter telling her she was not ill enough to qualify for benefit.

      Tobanem

      January 8, 2016 at 10:58 am

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      qwerty

      January 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    • And in other news: a man has died as he was getting ready to go to work….

      Natural Causes

      January 9, 2016 at 12:06 am

    • Time to call time on this “died after being declared fit for work” bullcrap. People are dying all the time – both young and old; both fit and healthy. A super-fit Italian footballer died suddenly recently at the young age of 47. Everyone of working age and is working and who dies “died after being declared fit for work”.

      Cause and Effect

      January 9, 2016 at 12:12 am

    • A super-fit cricketer died just the other day at the age of 22. STOP posting this “died after being declared fit for work” crap.

      Cause and Effect

      January 9, 2016 at 12:14 am

      • FAO “Natural Causes” and “Cause and Effect” – I suspect both of you are one and the same idiot.

        Yes, people die all the time – you never know when your appointed hour will arrive.

        But it is not a coincidence when SERIOUSLY ILL people are found fit for work (which doesn’t exist for most of them), and then die shortly afterwards.

        Do you think these ill people should be found fir for work in the first place in order to thin out the benefit claims – as was done in the American insurance industry where this savage cost-cutting policy came from? Is that OK?

        Tobanem

        January 9, 2016 at 10:06 am

      • And for good measure, here is a post about a sanctions victim (one of many) who committed suicide as a result:

        https://thepoorsideoflife.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/man-walks-into-ashton-under-lyne-jobcentre-gets-sanctioned-goes-home-and-commits-suicide-another-day-outside-the-jobcentre/

        I suppose “Natural Causes” and “Cause and Effect” think sanctions are a good thing, and the subsequent suicides are just mere coincidence.

        Tobanem

        January 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

      • @ Tobanem et al. This site is called Ipswich UNEMPLOYED Action. It was set up to fight for the rights of the UNEMPLOYED. It wasn’t set up to be hijacked by the ‘disability lobby’; they already have enough of their own sites.

        FAO: Tobanen

        January 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

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    qwerty

    January 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

  23. Disability benefit tests have doubled in cost, says NAO.

    Disability benefit assessments have doubled in cost to £579m a year but targets are still being missed, the National Audit Office has said.

    The spending watchdog found the quality of the tests was also not improving despite more being done face-to-face.

    Labour MP Meg Hillier, who chairs the public accounts committee, said the cost was “staggering” and sick and disabled people needed “a better deal”.

    The Department for Work and Pensions said the quality of tests had improved.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35256386

    enigma

    January 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  24. After the news about rising disability benefits, Vox Political has come up with the following reminder:

    http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/08/04/found-the-book-that-helps-the-government-smear-the-sick-as-malingerers/

    Tobanem

    January 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm

  25. Nobody should be indifferent to the fate of the homeless.

    “A statement from a member of #OpGroundZero Camp in Nottingham as the camp faces the threat of eviction on Thursday morning…

    “To the general public and those that have found my facebook profile and having a spy on me.

    The council are lying through there teeth to manipulate you into hating the camp, please don’t fall for it.”

    Come down to our camp and talk with us and find out for yourself. The council offered the homeless one night in a hotel and told the media that they offered them accommodation but they refused, yes they refused, they refused as just one night in a hotel is not full time accommodation.

    Crime has dropped in the city and there are less hospital visits from the homeless but the media won’t tell you this. These guys social workers now know where their clients are, meaning they can get them into relevant services a whole lot faster. Drug use and alcohol use is falling amongst our residents. Instead of waking up to another shitty day, where the only relief from their situation was drugs or drink they now wake up to a warm fire, food, hot drinks and most importantly, we are giving them jobs to do around camp which gives us all the sense of purpose we all crave in life.

    Before the camp these guys slept in doorways where they would be subject to evil people, they would be in hostels where violent drug addicts would boot down there doors and steal there stuff, they would be kicked out of hostels during the night if they smelt of alcohol or they had a mental breakdown to be left on the streets.”

    http://streetskitchen.co.uk/opgroundzero-an-important-statement-from-the-nottingham-homeless-camp/

    Andrew Coates

    January 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    • “we are giving them jobs to do around camp which gives us all the sense of purpose we all crave in life”

      More people should think about that, it’s about helping other people, you never know if you will need some help, , we can all do it in our own communities.

      enigma

      January 9, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  26. Since yesterday, I have been trying to post a reply to the Framework statement, in the Notts Post.

    But, it keeps getting censored out, and removed. They are just showing the last 500 chars. So, I will post it here, so that the public can read the uncensored posting.

    http://www.nottinghampost.com/Homeless-protest-Nottingham-s-leading/story-28480892-detail/story.html?persist=Y&afterReg=Y

    In reply to the article from RoughSleepers:

    I don’t know how this will display, as we are not allowed the same editing, and paragraph spacing, as the charities are allowed. But, here goes.

    As you and the ‘RoughSleepers’ say, it is not a protest. They are doing something that no ‘charity’ that lives, and makes money for salaries, on our back, is doing for us. They are bringing our cases to the world, instead of keeping us in place to make more money.

    Tarnishing us to the public, with comments out of sides of your mouth, such as: “it is frequently associated with mental health problems, alcohol & substance misuse, domestic violence and other complications”, only serves to keep us unlistened to, for your own benefit.

    I have certainly done more hours at this subject than you, suffer none of your allegations, and know that, although there are those that behave in the manner that you describe, this is false ‘Charity’ propaganda in general. In this time, I have tested most charities, including yours, and recorded the results for a future publication.

    We are being abused, for others gain. The only solution, would be the termination of all such charities that are making a good living on our backs, and the appointment of a gov org, whose purpose, and interests, was to reduce our numbers, not inflate our numbers, for more grants, awards, donations, bequeathments, at the cost of our lives.

    ……. Cont

    ……. Cont

    “There is already bed space for every legitimate Nottingham homeless person”.

    This is typical playing with words again.

    ‘Homeless’ & ‘RoughSleepers’, are not the same thing!

    A ‘Homeless’ charity collects money for the ‘Homeless’.

    A ‘RoughSleeping’ charity collects money for the ‘RoughSleepers’.

    There is a world of difference, in meaning, and hardship, of ‘Homeless’ & ‘RoughSleeping’.

    99.02% of ‘Homeless’ sleep in a house already.
    00.08% of ‘Homeless’ sleep outdoors.

    If you are F&F of some of these charities, you will know that to claim Homeless, you only have to claim that you slept on your wife’s/parents/friends settee for one night, and are now eligible for all kinds of freebies, including having a get out of worksearch obligations, council tax, free food from the F&F ‘charities’. Not all ‘Homeless’ are genuine, many are on this bandwagon.

    Most ‘Homeless’, get benefits, and foodbank food. Many F&F chose this life for symbiotic advantage from the swarm of phoney ‘Homeless’ charities to support them.

    So, obviously, it is easier to help the ‘Homeless’.

    The word ‘Homeless’ has been abused to make money, both sides, and has now lost all respect.

    100% of ‘RoughSleepers’ sleep outdoors.

    Many ‘RoughSleepers’, get no benefits, and are not allowed foodbank food, don’t have money to spend, etc, there is very little support for this group.

    So, obviously, it is more difficult to help the ‘RoughSleepers’.

    Many ‘charities’ describe, in their Xmas news-adverts, the hardship, and early death, of ‘RoughSleeping’, to get emotional response, and money, from the public, and then slip-in the numbers, and statistic juggling, of ‘Homeless’, and hope that you didn’t notice their quick switch, and slight of hand.

    For every 1 ‘RoughSleeper’, there are 1200 symbiotic ‘Homeless’ in a house that they claim that they are not happy with.

    This is numbers bulking.

    ‘RoughSleeping’ is a totally different hardship than ‘Homeless’, but will get none of the freebies available to F&F of ‘charities’.

    ‘RoughSleepers’, are the ones that would benefit more than the ‘Homeless’ from the food, especially the ones that can’t claim benefits & food.

    We will never get a solution, while-ever it is an advantage to bulk up the numbers, and keep us, the small number, here.

    We get left on the streets to make more emotion & money from the public, and our deaths there, are an added bonus, for more of both.

    Cont …….

    ……. Cont

    ‘RoughSleepers’ want more in life than to be: “‘Signposted’ to somewhere else”, pay, daily, for a ‘charity’ run, ‘kip’ in a dirty, bug ridden,’dosshouse’, overnight, and kicked out, into the weather, in the morning. And kept in this status quo to ensure an income for a ‘charity’.

    ‘RoughSleepers’ want their lives back.

    ‘RoughSleepers’ want their homes back.

    To the public, I would advise:

    Before, giving money to any ‘charity’ that claims to do something for us, and asks for your money, walk up to any ‘RoughSleeper’, in any town, in any county, and ask a very simple question:

    “Has this ‘charity’ ‘ever’ helped you, or any other RoughSleeper that you know, or given you, or them, anything to eat, any day, any week, any year, any decade”.

    From this answer, make an informed decision of whether to give to this ‘charity’, or to give food direct to the needy.

    No money!

    This sorts out both sides that sponge on backs.

    The trickle down to the poor theory, from ‘charities’ that make lots of Xmas salary money on our backs, does not work.

    Get rid of the money, get rid of the fraud on our backs, and next year they will be more honest, or gone, because you have hit their pockets.

    At this time of year, the truth matters more than PC, for peoples lives.

    Thankyou on behalf of all genuine ‘RoughSleepers’.

    (9.1368 x 10K hours expertise, Boots on the ground, 3807 Days, @ 1.4762 pence/day)

    Rough Sleeper

    January 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    • “Sorry, you are not a priority, mate!”

      https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/114096 I’m campaigning to end homelessness and as a start am calling for the ‘non priority’ distinction that allows 1000′s to be left on the street each night to be scrapped. Will you sign and will you help the campaign?

      Rough Sleeper

      January 9, 2016 at 6:02 pm

  27. Reform Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 to remove the test for ‘Priority Need’. link above.

    All who become homeless are at risk of harm and should have a right to assistance. The current system discriminates against most single people and drives many into a spiral of crime, drug abuse, sex working and both physical and mental decline; in turning wasting resources in the NHS and elsewhere.

    enigma

    January 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  28. Donald Trump – For President of The United States Of America 100% or Prime Minister Of Britain – 100%.

    This guy – like it or not – Has the right idea!

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    January 9, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    • Welcome back, Obi. I thought you were dead, or something. Where’s gaia by the way?

      jj joop

      January 10, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      • Gaia no longer comments or posts anything on Ipswich Unemployed Action.

        enigma

        January 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      • enigma:

        Yes, I had noticed. But why an earth not, I wonder.

        gaia used to be a prolific poster and a source of a lot of useful information.

        jj joop

        January 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      • JJ

        Gaia said farewell to us sometime last year. yes Gaia helped many of us including me.

        enigma

        January 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    • Gaia played out with this last year:

      🙂 🙂

      Frodo Baggins

      January 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

  29. Cameron is a COWARD – too fast to please the muslim community – and too scared of them to say YES anything you want darling!

    Sorry but I live in Bradford where the younger end of the Muslim society (15 – 25) think they can do what they want! – and get away with it – everytime – due to the BRADFORD Police being little PUSSY’S!

    on the average English guys on watch, muslims be aware, you are now on CCTV – EVERYWHERE! make any assult on any woman or man – YOU WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM OF BRITAIN.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    January 9, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    • Steady their as pound for pound borne out of Germany arrests and convictions, Germans still assault more of female population than the recently taken in immigrants.

      Im sorry but theirs a big difference between thinking and actually doing although i do concede this problem is one of our youths both male and female attitude towards sex not withstanding the obvious.

      Statistics demonstrate actually most rape and sexual assault is still carried out by white citizens even in Bradford according to the west Yorkshire police and other sources. The reason for this is the same as to why mostly its white women are victims, its because predominantly our country is white.

      The problem isn’t a lack of Cameron’s credentials as much as i would love to dish dirt on him but one of UK male citizens/occupants attitude towards sex and women irrespective of race.

      doug

      January 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

      • Cameron is like Blair: just another a talentless chancer on the make.

        jj joop

        January 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    • A whole section or group should not be blamed theres a danger of being labled or stereotyped once that starts happening, people can live in fear.

      Hate crime is on the rise in th UK,stoked by the Tories properganda against people on benefits it has the potential to snowball into hate crime on a wider scale hence becomes a serious problem.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34515763

      ken

      January 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      • But, ken it was the whole section of the Muslim community who went on a mass-raping spree of the indigenous white German women of Cologne. What some people don’t seem to be able to comprehend is that they HATE the indigenous population. Shame on those who tried to brush this shocking incident under the carpet. Shame on the German police for their inaction against these Muslim criminals. Shame on those who are evicting the indigenous population from their homes to make way for these Muslim scum. Imagine what would have been the response if a member of the white German population had went on a mass-raping spree!

        Cologne

        January 11, 2016 at 7:36 am

  30. Welfare revisited, do you remember this ?

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/majority-of-people-found-fit-for-work-as-government-presses-ahead-with-reforms

    With around 57% of claimants assessed as able to work having the verdict reversed despite the government changing the process so even a corpse would be deemed fit for work i never get tired of revisiting politicians even leaders who make claims that seem to never live up to reality.

    doug

    January 10, 2016 at 11:49 am

  31. Someone has to say it Obi, and I am THE MAN to say it! It is a pity nobody else can say it without fear of being thrown in the slammer.

    You only have to open your eyes to see how our countries are being systematically taken over and destroyed. Muslims are being allowed to commit crimes against the indigenous populations with impunity.

    Politicians and government agencies who fail to speak out about this either because they are too scared, are in collusion with the Muslims or for whatever reason are complicit in the crimes committed against the indigenous population by Muslims.

    The USA, UK and the rest of Europe should urgently lock the door against these scum and boot the remaining ones from our countries. If we allow this to continue unabated our countries will be unrecognisable to our children and children’s children.

    Donald Trump

    January 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm

  32. Behave yourself/do as your told – teaching..

    The prime minister will call for a revolution in child rearing this weekend by suggesting that all parents should attend classes on how to discipline their children.

    In a move likely to enrage those fearful of an encroaching “nanny state”, David Cameron will say that it should be the norm for parents to receive instruction on how to behave around their offspring.

    As part of a speech on the family, Cameron will announce plans for a parenting classes voucher scheme, claiming that all parents need help and that there is too little state-sponsored guidance on offer.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jan/10/david-cameron-parents-children-lessons

    enigma

    January 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

  33. OT: ConCons Going for OAPs now / Eviction of OAPs

    Hat-Tip to Unemploymentmovement & Refuted

    Unemploymentmovement : “Dave Lies to OAPs”

    https://www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance/overview

    “Dodgy Dave promised not to hit OAPs but that is exactly what the sneaky bastard is now up to.

    According to the You Gov website, Attendance Allowance is on;y payable to people aged 65 or over:

    To judge from the amounts payable, my guess is that AA probably hits sick and/or disabled people who have reached the age of 65 or over.”

    Refuted: “Evicts the pensioner and kills sheltered housing – Yes the LHA maxima (again!)”

    Joe Halewood HSM ‏@SpeyeJoe Jan 7 Yorkshire and The Humber, England
    Tories to cut pensioner housing benefit by £1 billion this parliament?

    https://speye.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/evict-the-pensioner-and-kills-sheltered-housing-yes-the-lha-maxima-again/

    AND:

    https://speye.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/lha-maxima-willy-wonka-and-social-landlords-golden-ticket/

    Gazza

    January 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    • Doing away with the surplus population.

      enigma

      January 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  34. Just seen the following on What Do They Know. Interesting annotation attached, as well.

    Work and Health Programme Documentation

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/work_and_health_programme_docume

    jj joop

    January 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm

  35. OT: No Evidence Benefits Attracts EU Migrants

    Hat-Tip to Refuted:

    http://www.welfareweekly.com/no-evidence-prove-britains-benefits-system-attracts-eu-migrants/

    Written Answer sneaked out over Xmas.
    Another ConCon/Farage Balloon Burst.

    Gazza

    January 10, 2016 at 3:06 pm


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