HomeBlogLabour’s Workfare Shame – A New Low For the Party That Pretends to Care About the Poor
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  • John Lanigan March 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Labour once again showing their true colours and their contempt for the ordinary people of this country. Even for Labour this is a new low by being complicit in theft this time round.
    A dangerous precedent has been set. Make no mistake it’s class war.

  • Bluesky March 21, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Well the appeal judges ain’t gonna like this, Ian Duncan Smith will have to watch his back as the judges will be sharpening their knives ready to stab him in the back, and quite rightly so. julius ceaser will be sooo jelous. I think that there will be one heck of a back lash from the judges over this. Ian Duncan Smith’s days are numbered……

  • Kevin Mullins March 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    In the meantime Labour having waved their true BLUE colours once again it means millions of one time Labour supporters being disenfranchised having nowhere to go at the moment. Just because Blair and his mob have stood down from power there is still a load of opportunists left behind committing treachery from their comfortable position paid for by us. The left of politics has fractured over the last 20 to 30 years and there is no cohesive opposition group that is viable enough to form a party that could enter parliament in sufficient numbers for a revolution to take place in that den of thieves and extortionists.

  • kelpiemare March 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

    It’s tome for Real Labour to kick blairlabour out. We, the 99%, are NOT represented in this travesty of a parliament.

  • Humanity2012 March 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    We will be Better Off without that Shower of a Parliament

    It has Let People Down too many Bloody Times

    Shame upon the Alleged ” Official Opposition ” over this Outrage

  • jeffery davies March 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    did you think otherwise ive been saying ed reply makes it look like they still in blairite moods and being a party of little torys well they showing their true colour again wait for the reply of then saying its all they could do its hands still in that open till and their greed showing them up once again jeff3

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    One has to feel really sorry for the likes of Mr Meacher and a handful of the real, die hard socialists. They exhibit real, old fashioned labour values which seek to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
    Contrary to this, we see the merchant banker, out of touch policies that are exhibited by certain factions of the party.
    Sadly this faction is erasing the original values of the party. In effect they mirror the aspirations of the other side.

    Considering the vote taken to deny £130 million to the poorest, whilst giving a trillion to bail out the bankers, my faith has faded into obscurity……….

    Mr Meacher must be in a lonely position where he is really trying to retain labour values whilst being knifed in the back from his colleagues.

    The vote in question, laid down a precedent, whereas any court action brought by the people will now, almost certainly, be overturned at a whim!

    Suffice to say, the vote almost certainly cemented opinions of labour voters, in that we have been pissed upon from a great height from the very people that purport to air our views……….

    Shame on you……..

    • Annos March 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Geoff,

      Would that be the “Mr Meacher” who just happens to be an MP ?, if it is he owns MANY houses, he is a landlord who rents them out for profit!, he is also a (allegedly) multi-millionaire.

      Wake up Geoff, Meacher is a plant (just like John McDonnell MP), their job is to try and convince people that there is still an element/a spark of decency in the New Labour party, and keep people voting for them. Its all a highly sophisticated, and polished illusion and works so well on so many. The truth is Meacher/McDonnell could not give a care about you or I, think about it Geoff, for all their Crocodile tears will it make any real difference at the end of the day, it won’t will it!, they don’t intend that it will, but, it will keep so many voting New Labour!!!.

      “illusion” the name of the game…

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

        Just done a quick check on him, everything you said, seems to be right. Multiple property owner who stated his father was a farm labourer but really was an accountant/stock broker.
        Failed to keep tabs on his multiple homes properly and was ridiculed on tv for his stance against people with more than one home………..

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    According to documents deposited in the Land Registry and Companies House, the Meachers are the owners of at least nine properties – from third-floor luxury flats to more modest ground floor properties – many acquired after Mr Meacher became environment minister in Tony Blair’s government. He has told friends that he now owns 12 properties, and he now takes rent from five tenants.

    The family property portfolio is worth around £2m in total.

  • Annos March 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Geoff,

    Here is the biggest plant of them ALL…

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2005/may/04/uk.election2005?INTCMP=SRCH

    Doesn’t make sense when you think about it, as I said…“illusion” the name of the game…

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Watching channel 81 now. Meacher speaks excellently for the disabled cause, asking for meetings with Spartacus………

    Esther Mcvey, most evil tool of a twisted government, replies….

    • Annos March 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      All for show, the outcome is assured, as Meacher knows. It all looks so good though for New Labour getting votes at the next election (if there is one ?).

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS March 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    ………..so much emphasis put on Professor Harringtons review. He is to disability what Julie Andrews is to Deep Throat, what a farce!

    Both Meacher and O’Donnel made their point that it wasnt ATOS’S fault the descriptors were twisted, they were presented by DWP, the assassins.

  • Annos March 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    “Following a briefing from Ed Miliband at Monday’s meeting of the parliamentary Labour party, they had been warned that anyone who stepped out of line would be sacked.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/21/labour-abstention-workfare-bill-byrne?fb=native&commentpage=3

  • Serenity March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

    He went on: “I disagreed and still disagree with the government over the war in Iraq, but I have never even considered leaving Labour.”

    In the Guardian last December, Mr Benn wrote that the Iraq war, which had been justified by “a blatant lie about Saddam’s possession of WMDs and opposed by more than half of the electorate, can now be seen to have been not only illegal under the UN charter, but deeply immoral and unwinnable. And the continuing subservience of Downing Street to the White House is unpopular, because the US might lead us into more wars”.’

    He also complained about the “shift, by stealth, towards privatisation in health, housing and education, including the proposed cutbacks in civil service employment described as modernisation but actually a throwback to the Victorian era, when the marketplace and not the polling station ruled our lives”.

    I canceled my party membership of labour because of Iraq, they weren’t using £2 per month of my money to kill people.
    They are all in it together and that’s for sure! They can’t afford too have principles not on the money that they are on.
    I certainly won’t be voting for them either, wouldn’t matter who called me up! A vote
    for labour is a vote for Scameron

    .

    Annos
    All for show, the outcome is assured, as Meacher knows. It all looks so good though for New Labour getting votes at the next election (if there is one ?).

    Hopefully Scameron won’t do a Hitler on us when the riots start and declare a state of emergency!!!!!

  • Humanity2012 March 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    The Lack of Real Opposition to the Regime is what Keeps that Shower in Power
    just like the National Socialist Regime

    We Need Mass Protest in the Millions like Iran in 1978 on a Daily Basis Peacefully which brought down the Shah and his Savak Thugs

    We Need a Real Revolution Not Just One Arrogant Out of Touch Politician taking
    Anothers Place

  • Serenity March 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Lets hope Scameron does not use the coming civil unrest to declare a state of emergency and do a Hitler on us!
    http://www.oilempire.us/reichstag-fire.html

  • Boadacia! March 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    It’s just getting worse every day as we now have evidence of purposeful sanctions put on people for no reason, who then have zero income, to make up the statistics expected by these slime-balls in power. it really is time for a written constitution, and a true independent BBC, free of government control.

  • alan March 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    why wait to vote, remember the jarrow march, we would need ambulances i guess,hospital over run , can not survive till 2015 like this, worry more worry strife more strife, not listen to, can not reason with any one in any office

  • Clare Sheldon March 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I notice in the MPs letters as quoted above that NOT ONE of them refers to the issue of the injustice of retrospective legislation. If you completely ignore the rights and wrongs of the issue of benefit sanctions, what you are left with is the ugly fact that the government was found to have broken the law by the Court of Appeal, in response to which it is attempting to pass a bill absolving itself from all legal consequences of its actions. This absolutely stinks. It doesn’t matter what the issue is – this is WRONG ON CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE. Apparently, Labour MPs don’t give a shit about defending the constitution. Totally spineless.

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