Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bedroom Tax and Mayor Joe Anderson – hypocrisy writ large (no pun intended)

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UK Poor in Workhouse Conditions: Millions Left Without Sick Pay, Leave, Basic Rights

Originally posted on Scriptonite Daily:
In Victorian Britain, those unlucky enough to form the ranks of the newly unemployed in the process of industrialisation and urbanisation were placed in workhouses.  In return for shelter and food, they were required to…

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Today’s “Hottest” Gay Porn Star: Crystal Methamphetamine

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Sir David Nicholson sets out seven steps to ‘cultural heaven’

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DWP Twitter Feed Hacked, Now Offering Diet Tips!

Originally posted on the void:
The @DWPpressoffice twitter account seems to have started flogging diet supplements.  Top work spammers!  Has anyone seen Grant Shapps? Follow me on twitter @johnnyvoid

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FOI? No, FU – no right to know even staff nos as health is privatised

SKWAWKBOX The potential consequences of this are disastrous, both in terms of the health and lives of millions of people in England and for the right of any of us to know what is being done with our money, in … Continue reading

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The Coalition’s biggest hits, Volume 1.

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
1. Introduced unpaid, unlimited workfare for those deemed too sick or disabled to work by their doctor. 2. Scrapped crisis loans and community care grants for the most vulnerable. 3. Severely reduced Legal Aid…

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Who Really Benefits from Welfare? – Simon Duffy

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
The tax-benefit system is unfair to people who are living in poverty. It appears to be generous, but it is not. Most people do not understand how unfair the current system really is. The…

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Bad government: Their idea of ‘wrong’ isn’t the same as yours!

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
Bad education; bad government: Another attempt at explaining the benefits system to Mark Hoban fails, despite using really BIG writing. This is the last article in the quartet about private organisations carrying out public…

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Bedroom tax: Samaritans called in to train housing staff as levy sparks suicide

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
Demand for training sessions with experts from the emotional support charity has shot up 48% in the past three months, the Sunday People reports. Housing chiefs are calling in Samaritans as the Bedroom Tax pushes…

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