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Government confirms freeze on working age benefits | Independent
"longest fall in living standards in the past 60 years [...] The news came just twenty minutes after Clarence House announced Prince Harry’s engagement"
republicanism  politics  bloodytories  welfare  news  benefits  classwar 
11 days ago by gominokouhai
The UBI already exists for the 1% | Medium
"The UBI does not invent passive income. It merely doles it out evenly to everyone in society, rather than in very concentrated amounts to the richest people in society."
basicincome  economics  politics  welfare 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Think IDS's resignation is a masterstroke? Sadly, he's not that clever | The Staggers
"[IDS] spent five years in the Cabinet not resigning over cuts to disabled people's payments that did happen, before resigning over that one that won't happen".
news  politics  fuckwits  welfare  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
British people stopped believing in the benefits system due to Tony Blair, researchers claim | Indy
"The exact moment at which the British public lost faith in the benefits system" bastard red tories
politics  news  welfare  welfarereform  bloodytories  blairism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Basic income on the doorstep - Basic Income UK
Some great arguments here. Please take note of the last paragraph.
basicincome  politics  welfare  activism  petition 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
'Patronising' Tory MP Mark Spencer Accused Of Wanting The Poor To Starve In The Dark | Huffington Post
"suggested the education system needed to improve to cure the constituent's learning difficulties"
politics  news  bloodytories  fuckwits  hardesthit  welfare 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
DWP agency ‘bribes’ to hire junior doctors | The National
"any doctor who takes this money to do this job at the moment is complicit in a system which has been proven in a court of law to lead directly to deaths"
hardesthit  dwp  bloodytories  news  politics  disability  welfare 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
Bedroom tax ruled discriminatory in two instances | New Statesman
I hadn't heard about the attempt to tax a /panic room/. And of course the bastards are appealing.
politics  news  bloodytories  fuckwits  welfare  hardesthit  disability 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
Welfare Myth Three - The Poor Don't Pay Taxes | Huffington Post
The graph of tax paid as a percentage of income by income band is particularly telling.
politics  poverty  welfare  economics  bloodytories  infographic 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Move people into good sustainable jobs to cut the benefit bill | Joseph Rowntree Foundation
"Sanctions [...] make an important contribution to a well-functioning welfare to work system". Deeply disappointing to see the JoRo Foundasche drinking the Koalition Cool-Aid. They go on to qualify the statement, but it's not good enough.
politics  poverty  economy  welfare 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
The Nasty Party is back, sneering at food banks and those who use them | Independent Voices
I particularly like the bit where the bastards are now claiming that food bank use has only risen because there are more food banks. In other news: the Red Cross found responsible for all earthquakes. Fuckers.
politics  news  poverty  welfare  bloodytories  fuckwits 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
Labour will be tougher than Tories on benefits, promises new welfare chief | Graun
That's if you ever get elected, since you've now proved that there is absolutely no difference between you and the other bastards.
hardesthit  politics  news  welfare  bloodytories 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
Revealed: ‘Big lie’ behind the bedroom tax as families trapped with nowhere to move | Indy
We all knew this shit a year ago. Srsly. Have you ever seen a one-bedroom house? No, because NOBODY FUCKING BUILDS ONE-BEDROOM HICE.
politics  news  welfare  bloodytories 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
Labour demands action over jobcentre targets | Graun
Of course they had bloody targets. We all knew this. Why is it suddenly news now?
hardesthit  politics  news  atos  welfare  bloodytories 
march 2013 by gominokouhai
Ex Atos Nurse Reveals The Real Inside Story…. | Atos Victims Group News
"This is not a job any nurse should do, if their NMC registration means anything to them."
politics  hardesthit  news  atos  welfare  bloodytories 
february 2013 by gominokouhai
Downing Street: High benefits mean foodbanks should not be needed
OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE. Downing Street spokesman: "la la I'm not listening".
politics  poverty  news  welfare  bloodytories  fuckwits 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Life on benefits: The starving of the 11 million
"I spent a WHOLE WEEK on benefits and I had to give up my hazelnut mocha latte and it was SO HARD". Fair play to the guy for trying, but this really ought to be obvious stuff. The key bit is in the last line where he can't wait for the week to be over. A lot of people don't get that freedom.
politics  welfare  poverty  bloodytories 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
999 staff 'given bonuses not to send ambulances' | Torygraph
This is a little disturbing, but not exactly unexpected. If two aspirin will get you to keep quiet, the Big Society won't help you.
nhs  news  austerity  welfare  politics  bigsociety 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
The Welfare Bill: A government of millionaires just made the poor poorer - and laughed as they did it
"And so a new generation learns to appreciate the passion behind Labour pin-up Nye Bevan's famed declaration in 1948 that the Tories are `lower than vermin'."
politics  news  bloodytories  welfare 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
This disgraceful case of divide and misrule | Herald
"A successful society can only be built on fairness. To suggest today's proposals are about that is simply disgraceful."
bloodytories  austerity  economy  welfare  politics  news 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Voters 'brainwashed by Tory welfare myths', shows new poll | Indy
"people who know least about the facts are the most hostile towards claimants."
politics  bloodytories  welfare  news 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Tory manifesto blueprint: lower benefits for Northerners and longer school days - Telegraph
Cancel the kitchen scraps for beggars and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and CALL OFF CHRISTMAS.
austerity  welfare  bloodytories  politics  news 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Could Mandatory Work Activity be on the Brink of Collapse? | johnnyvoid
Short answer: probably not, but it's worth kicking it again to see if it stays down.
welfare  dwp  politics  workfare 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
The Tories' shameful new ad campaign against "the scroungers"
Most damningly, of course, it should be "To whom do you think this government should be giving more support".
welfare  politics  bloodytories 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Lynne Featherstone MP shows support for local soup kitchen initiatives
Following the visit, Lynne Featherstone MP said: "We've given up making any attempt to help the poor and needy, so now we're delegating the job to schoolchildren, who can't possibly fuck it up as much as we have." [slightly edited for tone]
welfare  austerity  politics  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Living with HIV just got harder | New Statesman
Yet more evidence that assessments take no regard of fluctuating conditions. "`They are hitting people who are least able to protest,' [a sufferer] says, `I was seen by someone who was not a healthcare professional. The meeting was supposed to be half an hour but it was squeezed into twenty minutes. I had to appeal and there is evidence that items were deliberately lost.'"
politics  atos  hardesthit  welfare  workfare 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Why I'm Critical of Foodbanks
Because foodbanks are all very well, but they're bandaids on a broken leg. We could fix the underlying causes instead, but doing so might involve a couple of molotovs.
society  welfare  bloodytories  economy  politics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Boycott Workfare » Who is gaining?
Boycott Workfare already publishes the entire list.
samizdata  welfare  politics  news  activism  workfare 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Homeless families to be expelled from London by councils | The Guardian
Here come the Clearances my friend. Silently our history is coming to life again. We feel the breeze from the storm to come, And up and down this coast, we're waiting for the wheel to turn.
incrediblyobscurereference  welfare  politics  news 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Defeat the Right in Three Minutes
(Add another two minutes to convert the figures from the provided US-centric ones.) All you need to know about the cheap-work conservative.
welfare  economy  bloodytories  politics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
Poor and disabled? Tories think you’re a troublemaker
"It is quite likely that none of these conditions are under the control of the family themselves, and yet under government plans they can be penalised for it. Even worse than that, though, is the presence of illness, disability and mental health on that list. These are definitely not under the control of the people involved, but it is clear [...] that the government do blame these people."
hardesthit  welfare  bloodytories  politics  news 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
The graph that shows how far David Cameron wants to shrink the state | The Guardian
"If George Osborne gets his way, within the next five years, Britain will have a smaller public sector than any other major developed nation."

and

"Forget all that ministerial guff about the necessity of cutting the public sector to spur economic growth. Had that argument been true, British businesses would be in leonine form by now, instead of their current chronic enfeeblement. It was notable at last week's Tory party conference how Osborne and David Cameron didn't even try to argue for the economic benefits of austerity – how could they? – but grimly asserted that there was no alternative."
indyref  independence  NHS  hardesthit  welfare  bloodytories  news  politics  economy 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
New Statesman - There are not 120,000 "troubled families"
"Families suffering from trouble" are not the same thing as "families who cause trouble". Doesn't stop the Tories trying to tar everyone with the same brush.
politics  news  bloodytories  welfare 
october 2012 by gominokouhai
The lie of ‘unaffordability’
"...a very sharp old lady nailed [David Willetts...] by challenging the idea that we can’t afford to maintain the welfare state today when we could afford to construct it from scratch in the immediate, crushingly-indebted aftermath of World War II". Now with many, many graphs.
bloodytories  politics  welfarereform  welfare 
july 2012 by gominokouhai
Making Good on the Dream | Wondermark
The left wing--right wing debate summed up pretty damn succinctly.
politics  welfare  comic 
july 2012 by gominokouhai
Atos forces doctors to sign Official Secrets Act
That's right folks, it's your daily dose of ATOS WTFery!
welfare  disability  atos 
april 2012 by gominokouhai
£8.3 million gifted to the Tories from private healthcare firms
333 individual donations to the Tories from the people with most vested interest in dismantling the NHS.
politics  news  welfarereform  welfare  wrb  nhs 
february 2012 by gominokouhai
'Back to work' tsar at centre of fraud probe [Daily Mail link]
Emma Harrison is a duplicitous psychopath, probably. Daily Mail link.
news  politics  welfare 
february 2012 by gominokouhai

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