HomeBlogOn the Labour Party Campaign Against the Bedroom Tax: Joint Statement and Petition by DPAC and Black Triangle Anti-Defamation Campaign in Defence of Disability Rights
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  • TEDDY McNABB March 19, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I honestly cant say I,m surprised by Labour

  • Papasmurf March 19, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I may be having a senior moment but I can see now way of adding my name after I click on HERE

  • Susan Archibald March 19, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Not surprised at all I have said for long time so many in New Labour support all of #WRB

  • Fergus March 19, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Papasmurf
    I may be having a senior moment but I can see now way of adding my name after I click on HERE

    I can see we’re supposed to click ‘edit’ and insert our names at the bottom, but it doesn’t work on my current device. Whose idea was it to do a petition using a Google Document?

  • Bluesky March 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

    to add your name all you have to do is type in your name on the end of those who have signed….

  • Graham Barnett March 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I am disgusted with Labour. They are supporting the coalition by attacking vulnerable people.

  • Jim Monaghan March 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

    As a Labour Pary member, I fully agree with this statement. Dont write off Labour activists who are working hard to change the party’s policies but yes, the leadership are way off the mark and their “solutions” just add to the attack on disabled people and the unemployed.

    • TEDDY McNABB March 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      I wouldn’t write them off, I,d fuckin shoot them

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Our coalition government and the Labour party are just like Hospitals and Manufacturers, out of touch with what is going on at the lowest level……..

    They are all the same inasmuch as they dont know whats happening at the bottom. They think they know what the problems are, but never think to ask………..

    All of them squander vast amounts of money and ask third parties, in the form of consultants, to formulate a view.

    The view is always tainted in the favour of the paymaster who loves to carry on ignoring the shop floor in favour of men in suits who have no idea…….

    Problems exacerbate because nobody is listening. The shop floor blame the management, who in turn blame the workers..

    Nothing is ever achieved……….

    The time to listen is now. Not when the the machinery of life breaks down…..

    They call it Democracy, a simple word having endless solutions……

    For Fucks Sake Listen……….

    • Laz March 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      True on every point Geoff ,but unfortunately as we see even at Governing level too many bull shitters get into positions of Management who listen to accountants and bankers who have no idea on the logistical front. Due to their arrogance and ignorance or greed the REST OF US suffer .

  • G March 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I can’t find the *actual* Byrne document you quote anywhere. Where is it attached?

  • BG March 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Not surprised at all.Labour will do nothing for Scotland.SNP all the way!

  • David March 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    A life of luxury living on benefits, sleeping all day, and generally having a whale of a time. Reality then kicks in and I am stuck indoors unable to go out without a carer, relying on other people to do things for me. God how I laugh at the wool I am pulling over the governments eyes claiming all this money for nothing. I always thought that the labour party was the party for the poor and vunrable. It now seems they are just an extension of a coalision determined to bring the most needy to their knees.

  • Charlie Sutherland-Boyce March 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    May be they should change their name to forced labour. If this is their stated policies who now is going to defend the rights of the working man?

  • David Moynagh March 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    The modern day labour party lost their direction after Tony Blair inflitrated it and ruined it. They are now as bad as the tories. They have lost my vote for life. It will be SNP for me from now on.

  • Dominic Mulgrew March 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Labour are a ruling class and racist party. Always have been – always will be. Look at the history of the labour party – one of imperialist attacks on oppressed people abroad and punishment of the poor in Britain. They are actually more dangerous to the working class than Tories as they disguise themselves in progressive rhetoric (on occasions) with people like Jim Monaghan (who posted earlier) either falling for their tricks or be a willing collaborator with their ruling class imperialist policies in an effort to save the privileges afforded to them by this system. We will not let the fight against the bedroom tax and the cuts be led behind or highjacked by a ruling class party; or their sympathisers. Break with Labour! This is class war! http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/index.php/editorial-a-welcome/1447-lenins-imperialism-and-the-split-in-socialism.html

  • Michael MacGregor March 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    To Mr Monaghan and others…why bother trying to change the Labour party? Is there a single bit of evidence that can be seriously cited in proving that it can be forced to act in the interests of the working class. Now, having seen Ken Loach’s ‘Spirit of ’45’ there, some may claim that delivery of free healthcare and education, housing and jobs makes the Labour party of 1945 almost socialist. That will be the socialist Labour government that was torturing the Kenyan people, bombing Athens and jailing, flogging and hanging Malayan trade unionists in the rubber plantations. Very socialist! Or is it just socialism for the white folks, did the welfare state extend to India- its people were paying for it after all! Now the system is turning on the working people here, state welfare is under attack and we defend it. Labour will never lead any fight back and to argue this is to not only waste time but, more dangerously, to sow illusions that need to be thoroughly exposed and challenged.

    • Serenity March 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Perhaps if more in Britain had spoken out about or shown more concern for at the time or since those atrocities you mention, we would not now be in this position,
      Now we are the only ones left to exploit and as the poem said!

      Then they came for me,
      and there was no one left to speak for me.

  • Annos March 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    “Will the UK and USA also go for the automatic seizure of money from accounts? My guess is they have been quietly planning on it but will now think twice about admitting to it. Preferring to keep it quiet until the next collapse when ‘circumstances call for desperate measures’ etc etc.”

    “The reality is the banks are still bust – even the ones making huge profits – and when – not if – when the next bubble bursts and one bank starts to bring down another – they will all come for your money and we will all be collectively punished in order to make sure the wealthy and the powerful stay that way.”

    http://www.golemxiv.co.uk/2013/03/plunderball-the-new-euro-banking-game/

  • Serenity March 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I think they are going to create another housing boom what with planning laws, selling off council houses in London with a £75.ooo discount and the budget yesterday encouraging second homes and BTL.
    Then watch those interests rates rise!

  • michelle maher March 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Labour are failing to see the problems with workfare and any inforced work, pandering to the Mail and Sun readers, this is a huge failure by Byrne and co. wowpetition

  • Nicholas M Geaves April 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

    We just want them out A.S.A.P.

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