He knows there will never be enough jobs for everyone and that capitalism, and that the huge profits made by the obscenely rich depend on unemployment to keep wages down.
Originally posted on the void:
David Cameron’s pathetic tirade about poverty this week – during which he accused one of the most senior figures in the Catholic Church of lying about the extent of vicious cuts to social security – was exactly what might be expected from an aloof, out of touch Prime Minister who’s never had to do a real day’s work in his life.
Cameron claims that Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols’ statement that the safety net of the welfare state has disappeared for many people is ‘just not true’. After all, David Cameron doesn’t know any poor people and life in Chipping Norton is simply spiffing. He goes on to say how lucky those unable to find a job are to be…
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Originally posted on the void:
— UKJobCentrePlus not (@UKJCP) February 8, 2014
The parody twitter account @UKJCP is back after the bungled attempt by the DWP to have them banned from twitter. The spoof twitter feed, which has attracted a wide following, had been suspended from twitter after complaints from the DWP.
The DWP appear to have claimed that they wished to use the username @UKJCP and therefore twitter should close the satirical account. A quick search shows that the DWP do not use these initials to describe the Jobcentre network yet they still attempted to claim ownership of them with the aim of censoring social media.
The DWP also claimed that some of @UKJCP’s tweets were ‘rude’ and potentially libelled the UK Government, politicians and the heads of large private sector organisations. This is a…
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Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – unfortunately)
There is a disturbing detail not often mentioned related to the horrific case of prison officer Neville Husband who police now say abused more than 200 children in his ‘care’.
Husband tied up little boys, tortured them and repeatedly raped them. Police now say this happened on a ‘daily basis’.
Husband was finally imprisoned for the horrific abuse – but for some reason governments of every political shade fought compensation claims by the victims for years through every court they could. And when a few of the victims finally did receive some money in compensation – they discovered most of it had been eaten up by their legal fees which were not covered by the settlement.
None of the victims have been offered counselling or psychiatric help.
In fact they haven’t even received an official apology.
Because when Stephen Byers, the local MP for one of the victims…
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Originally posted on Vox Political:
It seems the government has found a way to dissuade GPs from letting patients opt out of having their medical records sold to private firms – the threat of penalties or even an investigation into the way they run their practice.
Vox Politicalrevealed earlier this month that the government is planning to make a profit from selling the private records of NHS patients in England to healthcare and pharmaceutical firms.
The records are said to be ‘anonymised’, but in fact anyone buying your details will be able to identify you.
The system, originally called the General Patient Extraction Service (GPES), now the Health and Social Care Information Centre, may also be described as the care.data scheme. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants you to think the information will be used for medical research and screening for common diseases, but in fact it could be used by private health companies as…
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I would also submit that my contention that the UK government is actively and unlawfully seeking to deprive me of my life is a validly held opinion based upon the facts submitted.