Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Day of Action Against Benefit Sanctions. Protests.

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Thursday: Outside Ipswich Jobcentre. 

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Benefit sanctions must be fought against

These sanctions are cruel and handed out for ridiculous reasons such as:

  • Arriving minutes late to a meeting
  • Not applying for jobs when waiting to start a new job!
  • Missing an appointment on the day of the funeral of a close family member.

This has to stop.

Unite demonstration outside the Department of Work and Pensions in London watch the video here  – See more at: http://stagingui.unite.awsripple.com/growing-our-union/communitymembership/day-of-action-against-sanctions/default.aspx#sthash.QsxxyCRf.dpufTake other action
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Welfare WeeklyThousands to protest against ‘cruel and ineffective’ benefit sanctions regime

Campaigners will target more than 80 jobcentres across the UK, as part of a ‘national day of action’ to stop benefit sanctions.

Activists from Britain’s biggest trade union Unite will tomorrow (Thursday) be protesting outside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in London, calling on the UK Government to stop it’s “cruel and ineffective” benefit sanctions regime.

Campaigners will target more than 80 jobcentres across the UK, as part of a ‘national day of action‘ to stop benefit sanctions.

Since May 2010, over 3 million people have been referred for a sanction 8 million times. Over 318,000 people have had their benefits cut or stopped completely in the last year alone, often for punitive and unfair reasons – such as being late for appointments with the jobcentre, or being too sick to ‘actively seek work’.

According to the food bank charity Trussell Trust, more than 500,000 three day emergency food parcels were given to people in crisis in the first half of 2016/17, including over 188,500 to children, with the most common reason for referral being problems and delays with benefit payments.

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Written by Andrew Coates

March 30, 2017 at 11:28 am

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  1. Reblogged this on sdbast.

    sdbast

    March 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm

  2. Peter Hitchens (Deceased)

    March 31, 2017 at 1:00 am

  3. Here is the best action against benefit sanctions – no more compulsory “voluntary” or “training” schemes in Scotland:

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15194048.Job_seekers_will_not_be_compelled_to_take_part_in_back_to_work_courses/

    At Last

    March 31, 2017 at 8:05 am

    • Lucky bastards! Would it be too much to hope Westminster apply this here in merry old England, as well.

      jj joop

      March 31, 2017 at 10:21 am

    • If you are Scotch jobseeker on the ‘work programme’ you can bid good riddance to those ‘Working Links’ and ‘Ingeus’ bastards 🙂 Woohoo! 🙂

      Scotch Mist

      March 31, 2017 at 10:55 am

    • The luck ‘o the Irish 🙂

      The Leprechauns

      April 1, 2017 at 7:59 am

    • Why don’t the haggis-munching, whisky-drinking, kilt-wearing, caber-tossing, sheep-shagging (Scotch Nose Pickers) SNP DEMAND that the DWP sanctions regime is devolved to Jockland and then have them scrapped.

      Soft Southerner

      April 2, 2017 at 8:53 am

  4. Have you used food banks or community kitchens, or found it difficult to feed yourself or your family?

    with sanctions and delays of course.

    http://dpac.uk.net/2017/03/food-insecurity-study-got-story-share/

    enigma

    March 31, 2017 at 8:13 am

  5. Some local authorities are banning these pages as UNSUITABLE FOR VIEWING in public.
    A friend of mine in Ipswich, told me his friend was BARRED from CLAPGATE LANE library for being on these pages!

    Library User

    March 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

    • CLAPGATE LANE LIBRARY DO NOT BAN USERS FROM VISITING UNEMPLOYMENT WEBSITES

      Library User – Considering you can visit websites such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc on Clapgate Lane libraries computers, it would be illogical to then attempt to or proceed to ban a user purely on the basis of visiting a website not on the barred list (a program that prevents going onto certain websites) that does not contain data viewed as extreme,dissenting or abusive in content any more or less than the highly branded websites i have already mentioned that are allowed.

      The libraries official stance is they do not forbid users of their computers from visiting such unemployment websites (you stated this Ipswich unemployed)

      doug

      March 31, 2017 at 10:49 am

      • That would be “highly illogical”, doug 😀

        Spock

        March 31, 2017 at 11:06 am

      • You been watching the re-runs of Star Trek on the Horror Channel, doug? 😉 That would be “highly logical” 😀

        Emily Booth

        March 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    • Go to Rosehill Library in Tomline Road, round the corner from Derby Road station. You’ll probably have to book a session in advance though as they’ve only got two internet terminals. In fact I’m surprised that Andrew Coates doesn’t use it. It’s only a 15-20 minute walk from where he lives.

      https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/libraries/rosehill-library/

      milliem

      April 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  6. McCluskey calls for government to make good on promise to protect workers in Brexit
    30 March 2017

    Establish two-thirds threshold to roll back EU rights

    Theresa May should bring forth immediate proposals to show that she will honour her pledge to protect workers’ rights once the UK leaves the European Union. In doing so, workers concerned that their protections will be attacked by a Conservative government will be able to have some faith that the Brexit process will not see their employment rights harmed.

    That was the call made today (Thursday 30 March ) by the leader of the country’s biggest union, Unite, who has urged prime minister Theresa May to reassure that the enormous powers – so-called ‘Henry VIII’ powers – she will have at her disposal during the Great Repeal bill process will not be abused to worsen the lives of working people.

    http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/mccluskey-calls-for-the-government-to-make-good-on-promise-to-protect-workers-in-brexit/

    enigma

    March 31, 2017 at 9:42 am

  7. Andrew Coates

    March 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

    • There will be many, as dpac above.

      enigma

      March 31, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    • All working-age benefits have been cut in real terms because the have been frozen until 2020 and inflation has risen. As well as food and essentials rising in price my Council Tax contribution for 2017 is £27.00 per month and my utility bills have been jacked up too! Anybody receiving any kind of working-age benefit is factually and actually significantly poorer and will continue to get poorer for the next three years (at least).

      Coldwater

      April 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      • £27 a month!! That’s ridiculous and very saddening. You must struggle to pay that. Here in Ipswich I’m paying £72 per year.

        milliem

        April 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      • I live in Cornwall. Officially the British country with the lowest wages and the highest prices for everything including Council Tax.

        Coldwater

        April 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    • Seeing many of them in the food bank Doug.

      enigma

      March 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm

  8. Could you survive on just £8 a month for food? Fears over Universal Credit impact on Newcastle

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/could-you-survive-just-8-12818877

    ken

    March 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    • Could you survive on just £8 a month for food? YES! 🙂

      The Church Mice

      March 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    • ken

      and we all know as it is documented by and acknowledged as a fact by all previous Govs that women get less pay than men which makes this whole scheme madness from the start. All brought to you by the Caring ‘Changed Spots Conservatives’ We are all in it together.

      Gazza

      April 1, 2017 at 11:11 am

  9. They were protesting outside my jobcentre yesterday, all that concerned them was esa and disabled people getting santioned. They are not bothered if any jsa people get santioned.

    Catwoman

    March 31, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    • ???

      We talked to people who’d had a variety of problems, none of them on ESA.

      They were given leaflets with a UNITE Net address to contact.

      The campaign is against benefit sanctions, full stop.

      Andrew Coates

      March 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      • Everything the protesters were shouting about related to esa or disability problems, nothing about jsa. Even their leaflets were about esa. They asked me to sign some petition I told them I’m not signing it as you’re not bothered about jsa problems.

        Catwoman

        March 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      • Catwoman

        You just don’t get it do you. Your very action and remarks are exactly what your Tory government want. They want division and hook line and sinker you have granted their wish without the slightest thought or resistance.

        You remind me of one of the faceless children just convert into a hammer from Pink Floyd’s another brick in the wall.

        doug

        March 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    • Hey Catwoman, you go girl! And as for you, doug. Give it a rest, mate, yeah.

      sen

      March 31, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      • Hello sen or should i say troll, we haven’t heard from you in a while but then again considering you don’t actually contribute anything of worthy note, it hardly a loss.

        Hey, while your hear though, you made a bit of a faux pas backing catwoman. If that doesn’t send out the message you are anti claimant to the audience, i don’t know what does.

        doug

        March 31, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      • Hey doug, or should I say rambling, inarticulate, crappy, weedy, can’t spell for toffee, sub-moron.

        Catwoman is essentially correct. It’s all about the disabled. What about the rest of us who are on JSA/UC?

        Oh, and good luck with helping superted. You two make a good pair. He’s going to take you down with him. He’s going to turn your ass into a husk, son

        sen

        April 3, 2017 at 9:25 am

      • Yup! Even ‘I, Daniel Blake’ was ‘hi-jacked’ by, or at least they attempted to, the ‘disability lobby’ when Daniel’s ESA claim was only one thread of the whole interwoven tapestry of the film. JSA/UC claimants are going to have to find their collective voices, learn to speak up for themselves, fight for their own interests. JSA/UC claimants must not allow themselves to be used to further the interests of self-interested groups who quickly abandon them once they have achieved their objectives otherwise they will be trampled into the ground and left behind in the gutter. Does anyone really believe those ESA claimants/’disability groups’ would be present outside the jobcentres it they didn’t perceive a threat to their own incomes?

        Wildebeest

        April 3, 2017 at 9:42 am

      • Come on people we’re all being targeted. from the day we’re born until the day we no longer exist.

        enigma

        April 3, 2017 at 9:59 am

      • Wildebeest

        As you know, no one bats an eyelid at JSA/UC claimants being sanctioned. While public consensus agrees in principle on a card system, not once have they said sanctions should be abolished for this group.

        Now theres a very good case to argue for people on ESA. If successful would give grounds for a push to abolish all sanctions regardless of benefit. Now im not going to say more than this at this juncture as you never know whose listening but its the best odds for a total abolishment.

        At the end of the day everyone makes there own choice and despite your protests against, a large majority didn’t share you view. As for a voice, you cant get bigger than Unite

        http://www.unitetheunion.org/growing-our-union/communitymembership/day-of-action-against-sanctions/

        As your see no mention is made of what benefit a person receives when sanctioned.

        doug

        April 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

  10. all that concerned them was esa and disabled people getting santioned.

    These are the most likely to be one of the long term unemployed groups also the easiest to fall prey to mischievous attitudes and behaviour.There are many on JSA who are disabled too.All groups are protected against unfair consequences not because they are on this or that benefit it applies to all.They face barriers into work are also exposed to the activities of the benefits system as they are just seen as a obstacle.Often these cases are so bad when advice is sought there is no other comment but people are just told to calim ESA.

    Under Universal Credit the scope for for this multiplies.It all simply ends up in the tribunal courts.

    All sanctions are unfair and should always be challenged.

    ken

    March 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

  11. Benefit Changes 2017

    Housing Benefit change

    Child Tax Credit changes

    Employment and Support Allowance work-related activity group

    Universal Credit changes

    Universal Credit Northern Ireland

    Bereavement Support Payment

    Free childcare

    Free TV licence – over 75 year olds

    Market rents for social housing ‘pay to stay’

    http://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Benefit_Changes_April_2017

    enigma

    April 1, 2017 at 8:33 am

  12. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    https://www.fenews.co.uk/sector-news/welfare-reforms-and-330-million-employment-package-start-from-april-2017-13629

    1: 300 new Disability Employment Advisers in jobcentres across the country – more than likely 300 existing staff poorly trained to understand what the hell there doing.

    2: a one-to-one health and work conversation with a Jobcentre Plus Work Coach to help raise confidence in managing a health condition, when appropriate – In other words verbal threats of sanction.

    3: the introduction, from the summer, of a new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Claimant Commitment for disabled people or those with a health condition who are out of work, setting out the support the Jobcentre will provide and what is expected of claimants – In other words written threats of sanction.

    4: personalised support provided to new ESA claimants placed in the work- related activity group, and new claimants of Universal Credit’s equivalent group, to help them move closer to the jobs market and, when they are ready, into work – say hello to my little friend called a provider. “when they are ready, into work” – so you understand i will sanction your ass ? – good, now your ready for work.

    You just know sector based learning is going to be busy as government attempt to shift the statistical ESA from unemployed status to employed status by putting them on a government approved training scheme (go check labour market stat for proof).

    I did have a piece ready but considering this government has undoubtedly developed a form of tourettes in deliberately misleading the public and improper conduct while in office (ie, so called prison pay increase, no full welfare impact assessments), I thought it unnecessary now the public more than know our government are nothing more than common crooks whose total existence these past 6 years has been built on misrepresenting the truth.

    doug

    April 1, 2017 at 9:30 am

  13. OT: Do You Rent? Welcome to the new Bid to be Housed Game… Roll up Roll up

    You really could not make this up – so what then of those on benefits or low wages? The last line says it all as to where these Tools are coming from & want they want from the less well off.
    You just know this kind of rubbish will spread with the ConMen in charge and no rent controls.
    I wonder how ConMen supporters will feel after this is inflicted on them. Happy? But they should be, they voted for this shower.

    On a personal note, I don’t like David “We are all in it together” Cameron but he is right this current loot is actually worse than the last How can you forget to include Gibraltor in the EU BritExit declaration? How? What else? I am mentioning it to illustrate how stupid they are.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39355984
    Rentberry’s controversial property bid site expands in US
    By Chris Baraniuk
    Technology reporter

    How would you feel if, desperate for somewhere to live, you had to bid against other prospective renters?
    Some people were perturbed when Rentberry – a website that runs rental auctions – launched last year.
    In fact, in an article its own boss highlights, one tenant rights lawyer described the site as “callous”.
    “We made a huge splash,” chief executive Alex Lubinsky recalls.

    Gazza

    April 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

    • Gazza

      Amazing isn’t it, another example of profiting from the misery of others.

      Now if you live in an area and bid for another property in that area the mechanism works but who on earth would bid on a property to rent in an area with little or dwindling work, high travel costs to work in other areas and or high living costs ?

      doug

      April 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

      • Similar to ‘bidding’ for a ‘housing association’ property.

        Housing Officer

        April 2, 2017 at 10:18 am

      • Housing Officer

        er no – this depends on the size of weg in your wallet, council bidding is more than that.
        Also, where does a cash transaction where the holder of the property PROFITS from the bidding process?

        Gazza

        April 2, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      • doug

        too true. Well i can tell you the chaos predicted concerning the changes to HB are already taking place. 16 year old in council care told by Social Worker that has to pay full £220 herself – this is while under council care but what of it, a week ago. This Friday Police called to tell her had to get out at 12 – Social Worker failed to inform her of this development. Told her to email asking what going on as under council care – unable to live with parents [hovering in room while while darkout, as one small example]. Subsequently rehoused – status due to HB is still unclear via Social Work, told her to email again for clarification and to visit CAB.

        Saw relative as clearing stuff out of house where I was and was told that email went round to staff in one of the biggest housing associations forecasting absolute chaos on and after 6 April when this kicks in.

        On a less hopeful note, today is my last day in this sunny place [being fully homeless will be a blessing – I have never seen the total number of police than I have here in my entire life and thats a good 5 decades, when Police start recognizing my face I start to worry – the address has its own Blog!]

        i’m off to the local MacDonalds Hamburger 24 Hour Hotel for a while. So if no response thats why.

        oh, and Solicitors are urging me to apply for legal aid to deal with the homeless and other areas thrown up by the antics of the ConMen Tools I am dealing with. Hopefully I’ll have some kind of a resolution soon despite the immeadiate future difficulties.

        Gazza

        April 2, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      • Gazza

        If your under 18, your hourly rate is a mere £4.05. If your an apprentice, it £3.50 an hour. So for a 37.5 hour week that’s less than £153 a week. Even with tax credits and a zero council tax that’s not a lot to live on.

        Its obvious government is hoping as the majority of children live at home, that parents will pickup the cost as in both cases, all benefits are withdrawn from the parent and the child’s wage factored into the housing calculation.

        Now whats important is a child develops a career as they cant work for McDonalds or sports direct forever if they hope to save for a pension,get married and or have children, insurance,etc. Now contrary to what government spout an apprenticeship only goes so far (NVQ Lv2 and in too few cases Lv3). So by accepting an apprenticeship or job over attending college or university, both the parent and the child are losing out.

        Now if your a bright kid its possible to do Lv2 and Lv3 back to back, even Btec or A levels while serving an apprenticeship. The problem is however, its impossible to afford or save towards on such low wages so in effect, the child is forced into having to take out a loan scheme if they qualify for one.

        So whether your living at home or not, your thrown into low wages and debt day one rather than easing you into the world of adulthood. It makes no difference if you don’t pay tax /NIC/ council tax. This means government effectively robs the child day one heavily despite claiming to take them out of the system when the truth is they have got at them elsewhere through the backdoor (low wages, hardly any benefits).

        doug

        April 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

  14. OT: 2 Million get a 4% pay rise yippie…. out of 31 Million.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39449344
    Two million workers receive 4% pay rise
    By Kevin Peachey
    Personal finance reporter
    31 March 2017

    Minimum pay for workers aged 25 and over is rising by more than 4% as the National Living Wage increases from £7.20 an hour to £7.50.
    For somebody working full-time, the 1 April increase means a pay rise of nearly £600 a year to about £14,625.
    But business groups have again raised concerns that prices may rise to cover the cost.
    Meanwhile pay levels in general are failing to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

    Gazza

    April 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

  15. Andrew Coates

    April 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    • Meanwhile while sanctions continue and many more benefit cuts are happening.

      The richest will reap 80% of the rewards from the tax and benefit changes that start to come into effect this week, while the poorest will become worse off, according to detailed analysis by the Resolution Foundation.

      “These amount to unwise giveaways to richer households and unjustifiable takeaways from less-well-off families. The result is higher inequality and a decision to squeeze living standards for low- and middle-income families at a time when rising prices are already outstripping wage growth.

      https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/01/huge-tax-giveaway-for-rich-as-poor-are-hit-george-osborne-tax-benefit-budget-changes

      enigma

      April 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

      • That’s true and is why simply raising tax thresholds and such like don’t help the poor, because all taxpayers benefit and most of the money goes to richer people who don’t need it. George Osborne used to like doing this and claiming that he was “taking low earners out of paying tax”, which was true, but if he wanted to help lower earners he would have targeted help, through tax and benefit increases, and not given tax reductions and tax threshold rises to richer more prosperous citizens as well. Osborne was a devious, monstrous and spectacularly cynical bastard – a truly black hearted and evil son-of-a-bitch.

        Howerd

        April 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    • Benefits taper rate 65% on the pound after tax/NIC (2016) and the new 63% on the pound after tax/NIC (2017)

      If you do the math, government now taper your benefits a further 5p more in the pound now (2017) despite claiming to reduce the rate by 2%.

      doug

      April 3, 2017 at 10:59 am

      • Howerd

        If you pay tax/NIC while working and receiving benefit, that’s a further 3p taken. So basically a person who does not pay tax/NIC pays a further 2p for the privilege.

        doug

        April 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

  16. Universal credit risks destitution in Newcastle claim

    Newcastle City Council said 85% of council tenants on Universal Credit (UC) were in arrears on their rent.

    The authority blamed a six-week wait for the first payment and lack of support for vulnerable users.

    The Department for Work and Pensions said the “best way to help people pay their rent is to help them into work”.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-39453921

    ken

    April 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    • How does driving people into rent arrears and debt help anyone in any way? How does driving people into debt and rent arrears “help them into work”? Does the DWP believe that enforcing poverty amongst benefit claimants is the best way to “help them into work”? This is really bad stuff, particularly where sick and disabled persons (who have the lowest chance of “moving into the world of work”) and families with children (who are innocent) are concerned. This is bad and ugly bad politics, folks: really bad and ugly social policy left over from Osborne’s time as Chancellor.

      Howerd

      April 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

  17. What will happen to the handouts we – the rich landowners, Royal family, landed gentry – receive from the EU under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for NOT planting crops, NOT having livestock… when the UK ‘Brexits’?

    Iain Duncan Smith MP, Spokesperson for the Rich Landowners Association

    The Rich Landowners Association

    April 2, 2017 at 8:41 am

    • The Renewable Heat Incentive will be extended to GB and farmers will be paid £1.60 every time they burn a quids worth of wood pellets.

      Arlene Foster MLA, Spokesperson for Moneybags Farmers

      Curious Orange

      April 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm

  18. Revealed:rich peers paid for doing nothing. Lords get up to £40,000 for little or no work.

    The same lot who vote for austerity and think what they get a day for signing in is more than the peasants should get for one month to live on.

    Marie

    April 2, 2017 at 11:27 am

  19. Marie

    April 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

  20. John Healey, the Shadow Housing minister gets owned by Mishal Husain:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ks2b7

    Fast forward to 1:48:00 – 1:51:20

    Wireless

    April 2, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    • Best bit was the hesitancy about earning per household of up to £100,000 [average is £50,000] unable to give a cut off, figure comes down as he speaks.

      House builders get £12Bil [per year] via help to buy – a nice little earner for someone.

      Anyone up for a Bit of “Bid to be Housed Game…”

      Gazza

      April 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    • Listen at the very beginning of this: “This programme has been edited since broadcast”

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08k1b0n

      John Humphries

      April 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    • Is that Zebedee reading the news?

      Old Edna

      April 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    • I wouldn’t worry love. It’s not like Zebedee (or the BBC) read these pages 😉

      Old Nora

      April 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

    • Talk about walking into a trap: “Each time you mention the figure it’s coming down.” 😀 Welcome to Car Crash Radio, folks 😀

      Harry Hill

      April 3, 2017 at 8:55 am

    • *waves* 😀 😀

      Zebedee

      April 3, 2017 at 9:00 am

    • 🙂

      Gaspard the Fox

      April 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    • I love blackberries 🙂

      Gaspard the Fox

      April 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    • Gaspard the Fox

      April 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

  21. Tory cabinet minister:we’ll never cut immigration, UK is addicted to the cheap labour(no wonder us brits can’t get a decent job)

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/786797/immigration-news-uk-reduced-numbers-cheap-labour-david-davis-theresa-may

    Marie

    April 2, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    • Unemployment hasn’t been as low as it is since 2008, i.e., two years before the financial crash when Labour were in power. So immigrants can’t be keeping many British people out of jobs since unemployment is lower now than before mass immigration was happening. If you lived where I do, Marie, I could get you a job waitressing, doing hotel work, or picking crops in the fields at the drop of a hat, no problem. I absolutely promise that no foreigners would prevent you from getting a job. Honest.

      Howerd

      April 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      • Howerd

        I can get yee a job down t’ farm picking cabbages with a good dollop of shoveling cow manure thrown in. Expect to see you bright-eyed an bushy-tail at 4am sharp tomorrow.

        PS You will be paid in cabbages, build you up real big ‘n’ strong ’em cabbages will.

        Farmer Brown
        Redmere Farms

        Farmer Brown - Redmere Farms

        April 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      • You are as daft as a brush, Howerd! Anyway, hurry up, you cack-handed lazy git! Ee by gum ’em, lad, ’em kiwi fruit aren’t going to pick ’emselves! You get owt for nowt in this life! Not even a chip butty!

        Farmer Jones
        Suntrail Trail Farms

        Farmer Jones - Suntrail Farms

        April 2, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      • Suck it up, folks, ’cause when all them pesky immigrants go home your friendly neighbourhood Jobcentre will be sending YOU to fill all those millions of low-paid long-hour agricultural, horticultural and hospitality trade jobs. And if you refuse, well, then, when Universal Credit comes in you will lose your money and be fucked.

        Welcome to Britain out of the EU!

        Enjoy.

        Howerd

        April 3, 2017 at 8:07 am

      • A Saudi Prince who was overseeing the building of some gigantic monolith, hotel or whatever said the same thing on the BBC News channel the other day. They natives wouldn’t take the shitty jobs; labouring, cleaning, taxi driving, so they had to import immigrants to do these jobs.

        But in the UK many an immigrant comes to these shores to do the shitty jobs, but then they get more ambitious but then move to make a grab for the better jobs. They also secure funding for start-up businesses easier. You can end up with the invidious position whereby a native is employed by a slave-driving immigrant boss. Most of the ‘gangmasters’ are immigrants although they tend to exploit other immigrants because they don’t have a choice unlike the natives do at present. It doesn’t take much of a stretch of the imagination to see things turning very nasty for the natives of these shores.

        Prince Abdulah

        April 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

      • Indeed! Anyone who have survived 30 weeks of unpaid labour on the DWP’s CWP (Community Work Placement) will tell you just how ruthless and exploitative our fellow man (and women) can be!

        CWP Victim

        April 3, 2017 at 9:21 am

      • Howerd

        The claimant count (people receiving benefits) hasn’t been this low since that time frame either. Now you say you can supply people work in your area so i assume your either well connected and respected or an agency owner or employee as if your not you should be. I further assume you have zero unemployment in your area or are you saying the ones you do have are all lazy ?

        Now you must be saying there also clever if there not all in employment and judged as fit to work or work with assistance as your referring to unskilled labour work and i would have thought DWP would have been all over that as there’s no way for a claimant to say they aren’t able to do the work.

        Anyone who is savvy knows foreign workers isn’t stealing jobs and produces quite a bit of revenue for the country. What a lot of people don’t know however unless very savvy is that immigration to work is about increasing productivity for the same buck. If a particular task use to take half an hour, the foreign worker is being told it only takes fifteen minutes. Basically its what i call the mobile sweat shop designed purely to get more profit out of the same value already paid and the choice to downsize when required to maintain profit through the advent of ZHCs, self employment under umbrella companies and fixed hours under 21 hours.

        doug

        April 3, 2017 at 11:59 am

  22. I believe you, thousands wouldn’t 😉

    Marie

    April 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm

  23. Blair opened the floodgates for immigration on behalf of the Talmud squad!

    foxglove

    April 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm

  24. Get this one!

    More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’ say the British Heart Foundation………..

    Women are 36% more likely than men to be classified as physically inactive – 11.8 million women compared with 8.3 million men.

    So here’s some exercise guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64 ……….!!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39457993

    enigma

    April 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

  25. Benefit changes ‘could push 200,000 children into poverty’

    Ministers say they are determined to tackle the root causes of disadvantage and make work pay.

    Make the Tories pay.

    The changes affect families who claim tax credits and Universal Credit – which is in the process of being rolled out and is due to replace tax credits completely by 2022.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39455078

    ken

    April 3, 2017 at 10:49 am


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