Monthly Archives: March 2015

Behind The Benefit Bashing Headlines Lies A Nasty Ideology That Is Not Confined To The Daily Mail

Originally posted on the void:
A protest was held outside Machester homelessness charity Mustard Tree yesterday over their involvement with workfare. (h/t @gajagwyn) There was a time when policies to send sick or disabled claimants on workfare, or sanction the…

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22/03/15 The One Hundred

#wordsdontcount Jeremy Clarkson allegedly does something to his producer for apparently not providing him with a nourishing tasty meal after a hard day’s Top Gearing. The powers that be at the BBC shut down Top Gear PLC to allow time … Continue reading

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19/03/15 It Could be you…or, why institutional discrimination is as awful as it sounds. 

Imagine going to see your GP. Imagine after a few visits they diagnose you with…insert any physical illness you can think of here… Imagine your doctor then says,  ‘Sorry, the NHS has a guarantee to start treatment, 18 weeks after … Continue reading

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16/03/15 Cleggers plays pop…or Nick Clegg offers the earth…again

I’m sure I’m not the only person who remembers the statement from our deputy Prime Minister shortly after he’d got his feet under his desk in the cabinet. A statement that came months after he’d given the country hope – … Continue reading

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05/03/15 Dirty Scrounging Bastards, or, isn’t it amazing what you can get for 18 pence a week? 

I was listening to the Jeremy Vine show on BBC radio 2 today (it’s ok, I’m allowed, I’m 50 tomorrow), when I was touched by the the succinct and tender comments by one of his guests. As she enthusiastically stated … Continue reading

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03/03/15 Mentally ill man ate my hamster…

It’s been a while, hasn’t it, since we’ve heard tales of dangerous lunatics wandering our streets?  Well, in truth it hasn’t, but let’s just go with that optimistic thought, shall we? The other day a tsunami of media outlets, from … Continue reading

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