STEPHEN CRABB UPDATE: the full story, and seven unanswered questions

The new dwp champion of the poor.

The Slog.


Conceivably, some of us may have been underestimating the broader power and politics of the man running the DWP

mesnipThere seem to be a number of ‘loose ends’ knocking about in relation to the existence or ottherwise of Stephen Crabb the SME – not to be confused with Stephen Crabb, the shining example of flying-brick sensitivity at the DWP currently happy to leave at the very least 320,000 1950s born women destitute. The Slog here attempts to tie them up – and help readers form their own conclusions about the broader ambitions of the Secretary of State.

At 9 am CET last Wednesday, I posted a piece about Stephen Crabb’s business arrangements and landlords. I used this page capture from Zoominfo:


The post went sort of sub-viral, and at approximately 10.35 am the entry was abruptly removed…on my browser. Other browsers could still, however, see it. By the end of…

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The True Horrors Of In-work Benefit Sanctions Have Not Yet Been Understood

How to terrorise the low paid hardworking even more.
Poverty and homelessness await.

the void

sanction-sabsSo called hard-working people will soon be abandoned to unprecedented poverty when payments intended to cover housing costs are sanctioned for the first time under sweeping reforms to in-work benefits.

When Universal Credit is fully introduced (stop laughing) part-time workers on a low income will be expected to constantly look for more, or better paid work as a condition of receiving vital in-work benefits.  Any failure on the part of claimants to prove that they carried out constant job searching in the hours they were not working will mean benefits are sanctioned.

For claimants who are unemployed the sanction system will remain largely unchanged under Universal Credit.  Those without health problems who are sanctioned will lose all of their personal benefits except what is required to pay for housing costs or children.  This will mean a childless claimant will have no money at all once they have paid their rent…

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Father Crespi Mystery Deepens: Ancient Origins Blocked from Further Investigations


Earlier this month we reported on an investigation into the story of Father Crespi and his missing artifacts. The story of Father Crespi is a mysterious and controversial account of a priest in Ecuador involving claims of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean cave system containing a metallic library, depictions of figures connecting America to Sumeria, symbols depicting an unknown language, and a Vatican conspiracy involving thousands of missing artifacts. Ancient Origins undertook an investigation to find out how much of the story is true. While our initial enquiries produced valuable information, our latest explorations resulted in threats and a warning to stop pursuing further investigations into the missing artifacts.

If you have not yet read the first article, please read it here before proceeding with this update.

To summarize the results of our findings, our investigations determined that:

  • Father Crespi’s collection is not missing but was purchased…

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