Full conference programme – Psychologists and the Benefits System. Abstract The consolidation of neoliberalism with Conservative moral authoritarianism has resulted in welfare policy design …
Iain Duncan Smith refuses to be blamed over DWP deaths. Blame should be directed at his colleague Chris Grayling, he hinted. In case that wasn’t enough he tried to blame Labour for the deaths despite the fact that it was the Tories who rolled out the scheme nationally.
IDS in denial over DWP deaths
I am temporarily holding and updating Black Triangle’s list of people who have been affected by this governments policy of cuts and sanctions: Please read more about their ethos…
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In the wake of “Labour Purge 2,” it’s easy to become despondent.
Here are 10 reasons to be hopeful:
- Labour HQ looks incompetent. Labour’s NEC made history, taking steps unprecedented in British politics. Backed by General Secretary, Iain McNicol, Labour has culled over a third of its members. Purging the head of the Bakers union (BFAWU) led John McDonnell to demand the protection of members from a “rigged purge.” Presented with little to no evidence of their suspensions, members have received letters outlining vague justifications, such as “sharing inappropriate content” on social media.
- Iain McNicol will resign. The systematic abuse of members and supporters is a final “Hoorah” from the General Secretary and his outgoing team. The NEC will soon have five new representatives; promising to protect and serve Party members. McNicol cannot survive this.
- A purge won’t happen again. Labour can look forward to a future where Party members and supporters…
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Oops – #traingate
They say when you point a finger to accuse, you’ve got three pointing back at yourself. Virgin’s attempt to attack Jeremy Corbyn’s integrity is casting the company in an extremely bad light.
Virgin promises only to use CCTV footage of its passengers as follows:
Let’s look at each of those bullet points to see whether they apply:
- prevent, deter and detect crime Nope, no crime was being committed
- apprehend and prosecute offenders, and provide evidence to take civil action in the courts Again, Nope, no crime, no courts, just running to the media
- help provide…
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Nick Barker – RIP
Former sheep farmer, Nick had a brain haemorrhage which left him struggling to walk. The father of two shot himself after the DWP claimed he was fit to work. Recording a suicide verdict, coroner Michael Oakley said the benefits assessment was key to the tragedy.
Nick’s photo: http://s30.postimg.org/oyxzundbx/nick_barker_rip.jpg
Robert Barlow – RIP
Robert worked as a Government scientist but gave it up when diagnosed with severe cardiomypathy. The DWP deemed him fit to work. He died penniless under 2 years later.
Robert’s photo: http://s17.postimg.org/gawhx0273/robert_barlow_rip.jpg
Cecilia Burns – RIP
Cecilia had cancer. Atos called her in for one of their assessments. The DWP declared her fit to work, but she appealed the decision. She died shortly after winning her appeal.
Cecilia’s photo: http://s4.postimg.org/k2vxnrc25/cecilia_burns_rip.jpg
Chris Cann – RIP
After losing both legs & a finger to diabetes, Chris was housebound. Despite this, the DWP insisted…
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