HomeBlog‘The Tories are creating a hostile environment – not just for migrants’ : It doesn’t matter if policies work – only that they come down hard on “malingerers” and migrants
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  • Humanity2012 October 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    More and More it Seems like Nazi Britain 2013

    More like the Braindead Bigots Party the Tory Party

    It is Not the Poor who are the Problem it is the Filthy Selfish
    Rich

    Answer Redistribution of Wealth from Rich to Poor

  • laineynic October 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Unfortunately I have to agree with you. Hostilities are out there you have two sides of a fence the one where you get the support because you are ill and they know you don’t swing the lead and then theres the other side. The side that throw no punches and it don’t matter if you produced a sickness not and where dying on the spot your a malinger.But who is stirring this so much the Tories and the press I would say. Life is tough enough just back of you bas****s. I live in hope that this wretched government gtes there arses kicked and out of no 10.

  • Humanity2012 October 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The Sooner that the Obscene Wealth of the Filthy Rich is Broken
    the Sooner there will be Money For Public Services including
    Welfare Provision

    Boycott the ” Newspapers ” Victimising the Poor and Vulnerable

  • Robert Chewter October 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I think they know they will lose the next election and are intent on wrecking the place so that labour if they win gets the blame . Its political vandalism

  • Trevor October 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I never fail to be amazed at the seemingly childlike naivete of Labour’s supporters: in their deluded minds all it takes is an election win by their beloved party to put the world to rights – a return to a comprehensive welfare state, full employment, the restitution of workers’ rights, the repeal of all Tory anti-union legislation, blah, blah, blah.

    Well it ain’t gonna happen. Since the mid-seventies there’s been a massive sea change in British politics which has lurched ever more rightwards. The fraudulently named “Labour”Party is just as committed to the neoliberal consensus as the Tories and Orange Book LibDems – indeed the first Thatcherite to hold office was “Uncle” Jim Callaghan when he stood up at the 1976 party conference and declared his party wouldn’t try to spend its way out of recession; in short, sounding the death knell for Keynesian economics and the triumph of the new neoliberal orthodoxy.

    There is no solution within capitalism to the endless misery it creates; it needs to be abolished, full stop. Voting for any party which endorses it (the main parties, Greens, SNP, BNP, Ukip, the various splinter Trotskyist and Stalinist sects, [state capitalism in their case] “independents” et al) is self-defeating and, above all, utterly futile. Although now a cliche, Einstein’s quip that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is a definition of insanity, sums up this bizarre behaviour nicely.

  • D Fens October 14, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Most, if not all, normal, good, nice people are just going along with it all. And when all the disabled and poor people of the UK are disposed of, it will be a shrug of shoulders, upturned palms and raised eyebrows, while saying, “Well, it was nothing to do with me, none of my business”.

  • jed goodright October 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    There was no regret in Rachel Reeves today at DWP Questions in parliament. She should, of course, be overcome with SHAME – but no, nothing of the sort.

    Instead we had a triumphal Iain Duncan Shit displaying an arrogance seldom seen in peacocks. At each turn he spoke of the ‘welfare party’ opposite. Labour had no response. They are a busted flush. Anybody who is holding on to a dream of Labour winning an election had better reconsider. This gang of fools is every bit as bad as the tories – and we are paying for it.

    Within labour are many poor souls seeking to justify what Reeves said and explain to ‘lesser’ mortals that all will be ok. This is APPEASEMENT of the highest kind. They are as happy to see the poor suffer, to see the disabled die and to see the unemployed destitute as the tories. DON’T VOTE LABOUR

  • Annos October 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    “For example, all of the Royal Mail’s real estate is being transferred to the new private owners for less than the value of the Royal Mail’s London real estate alone. Neil Clark reports that one Royal Mail London depot is worth about one billion British pounds; but the entire real estate assets of the Royal Mail–public property–is being transferred to the new private owners for about three-quarters of one billion British pounds. The deal was so loaded in favor of the private purchasers that the share price rose almost 40 percent on the first day of trading. (This might have been some sort of nominal trading as the deal possibly has not been finalized.)”

    http://paulcraigroberts.org/2013/10/14/whatever-became-western-civilization-paul-craig-roberts/

    • jay October 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      The comments below by bullingdonmorons, appeared at the end of an newspaper article about the Republicans, who propelled by a Tea Party movement created by the Koch brothers and financed by a collection of multimillionaires, are holding the US government to ransom and endangering us all from a new global financial crisis. It says it better than I ever could about what is really happening in the UK today and ties in nicely with this thread’s subject

      OUR POLITICIANS ARE SIMPLY SERVICE MANAGERS FOR THE BANKS AND CORPORATIONS WHO NOW RULE THE WORLD.

      We have been shafted. We were never given any choice, no-one ever put it in any manifesto, we never voted for it, but we got it all the same. The bankrupt ideology of Neo-Liberalism, with its dogma of economic liberalization, free trade, privatization and deregulation, and its mantra that all human activity is a market from which a profit can be made.

      The ruling elite now own our land, gas, electricity, railways, water and media. They have corrupted our politicians and our police. They are now coming for our pensions, our NHS, our roads, our schools and our green spaces. They have systematically destroyed the unions, dismantled our protections, created mass unemployment and are dismembering the welfare state, They caused an economic crash which bankrupted our economy and yet they walked away with their wealth intact.

      And what do we get in return? Austerity, recessions, huge debts and deficits. A government conducting a systematic assault upon the sick, the poor and the disabled, slashing welfare budgets and forcing people off benefits. 500,000 of us now use food banks. They make it easier to sack us, make us work longer hours for less pay, force our kids to work for nothing, raise the retirement age whilst cutting our pensions and weaken our health and safety laws. And all just so a handful of people can be immensely rich. Frankly, it’s sickening.

      But by far the worst damage they have inflicted upon us is that they have destroyed our children’s futures.

      My generation grew up under governments that believed in full employment and a welfare state. We benefited from decades of struggle, hard won rights that enabled us to have a decent standard of living, own our homes and be cared for when we got old or sick.

      However, for 30 years, we have let them slowly dismantle everything my parents and grandparents had fought for. For the millions born since 1980, the only assets they will own will be the ones passed on by their parents. They live in rented accommodation, or negative equity or have interest only mortgages. Their pensions are worthless. They spend every penny they earn, have no savings and buy everything with credit.

      But it’s even worse for our grandchildren. 50% of them are now loaded with debt before they even leave education. If they are lucky enough to have a job, it’s on minimum wage, on zero hour contracts, or part time work, or stacking shelves for nothing. They have no protections, no rights. Pensions are just a pipe-dream. None of them have any hope of getting a mortgage. This is the true cost of the last 30 years. In our lifetime, they have managed to strip away everything our forefathers built for our kids, reducing them to the level of medieval serfs, possessing NOTHING. It’s heartbreaking.

      So, It’s time to get angry, and we need someone to express that anger, because none of our politicians are going to do it.

      We should all be born equal, with an equal chance to develop, to achieve, to succeed. But far too many are now condemned to a life of struggle by a system that creates so many losers for the benefit of so few winners. It is not only unfair and unjust, it is unsustainable.

      And it’s time we all stood up and said, enough is enough.

      (14 October 2013, from The Guardian comments section)

  • Rik October 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I agree …my poor old grandad fort thru 2 world wars and the horrors of wars for what?? What??
    He would turn in his grave if he knew what was happening these last 30 or so years…it’s sickening..
    God bless us all…

  • Annos October 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Posted Today, 03:36 PM

    “So, on 30th September, the day before the deadline, the Republican House had a (secret?) vote to change the Clause 4 of Rule XXII House rules, that any elected member in the chamber can call for any proposed bill to be voted upon by the chamber.”

    http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?s=e4954ec2a4944fee6fd6e0a7fab8602a&showtopic=20431&hl=

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