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  • Andromeda! April 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    If you’re young and fit, leave Britain and emigrate with your skills somewhere better, and if you’re old or ill and unemployed, it will be a continuing nightmare no matter which criminal party politics are in power.

    The system is and always has been throughout the whole history of the UK, one of subservience, fleecing and misery for the ordinary, and pleasure and luxurious privilege for the very few.

    Only you the people that have a brain and aren’t subject to all the propaganda, can change the situation.

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

      “”HER MAJESTY’S COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE, FAIR , INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL”………..

      “FORGET IT MATE, IT;S JUST BULLSHIT!”

      NOT ONLY WAS IT THOROUGHLY BIASED THAT I WAS EXPECTED TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF THE SAME JUDGE, DAVID WALL, WHO HAD STOLEN MY D.L.A. WEEKS EARLIER, BUT HE TRIED TO OVERRIDE MY REQUEST FOR A DIFFERENT MAGISTRATE……………

      THERE ARE CERTAIN EXPECTATIONS LAID OUT IN LEGISLATION AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT SPECIFICALLY STATES EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO A “FAIR TRIAL”.

      NOT MANY PEOPLE WILL BE AWARE OF THE WORD, “REPUSAL” AND IT’S IMPLICATIONS DURING A TRIAL OR TRIBUNAL.

      SIMPLY PUT, REPUSAL MEANS THAT IF THERE IS SEEN TO BE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WHERE A BIAS MAY BE EVIDENT, THE JUDGE CAN ELECT TO STAND DOWN OR THE APPELLANT MAY REQUEST IT……….

      WHAT HAPPENED IN MY TRIBUNAL IS THAT JUDGE WALL AND HIS FEMALE DOCTOR, TOOK IT UPON THEMSELVES TO TRY TO PROCEED EVEN AFTER MY OBJECTIONS WERE RAISED………..

      MY OBJECTIONS WERE CLEAR…….

      IN MY DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE TRIBUNAL SOME WEEKS EARLIER I HAD MADE IT CLEAR THAT I WAS LIVING ON £32.32P AND HAD BEEN SINCE JULY OF LAST YEAR.

      I HAD A PARTNER AND A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD SON AND OUR DIETS WERE AFFECTED BY THE LOSS IN BENEFITS.

      THE JUDGE WAS INFORMED THAT WE WERE PURCHASING OUT OF DATE FOOD, EATING STALE CREAMCRACKERS AND CUP A SOUP.

      MY ABILITY TO MOBILISE HAD BEEN TAKEN AWAY AND MY SON HAD TO PAY, BOTH FOR HIS MEALS AND TRANSPORT TO SCHOOL.

      NEVERTHELESS, THIS EVIL JUDGE UPHELD THAT THE REMOVAL OF MY DLA WAS FOUNDED BECAUASE I HAD FAILED TO FILL IN A 35 PAGE QUESTIONNAIRE.

      STRANGELY IN A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST TO THE DWP, THEY ADMITTED THAT IT WAS UNUSUAL FOR SOMEONE TO RECEIVE A QUESTIONNAIRE IF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES HAD NOT CHANGED, AND THE CLAIMANT COULD INFORM THEM, IF IT HAD.

      NATURALLY I INFORMED THEM MY CIRCUMSTANCES HAD NOT CHANGED, THEREFORE FULFILLING MY OBLIGATION.

      WHILST IN THE COURT CHAMBER, I ASKED JUDGE WALL, IF THE TRIBUNAL PROCEEDINGS WERE BEING MONITORED, EITHER AUDIO, VIDEO OR BY A COURT STENOGRAPHER, HE REPLIED NO!

      UPON ASKING HIM HOW A REPORT IS MADE BACK TO THE DWP, HE SAID I DO IT.

      I PUT IT TO HIM THAT ANY REPORTS EMANATING FROM THE JUDICIAL CHAMBER WERE NEITHER FAIR, INDEPENDENT OR IMPARTIAL………..

      NO WONDER IT STATES THAT YOU CAN BE IMPRISONED FOR MAKING A RECORDING OR FILMING A COURT PROCEDURE.

      TO PUT IT MILDLY;

      “YOU ARE BEING SHAFTED AT EVERY LEVEL BY THE MOST BIASED, UNFAIR JUDICIAL ARRANGEMENT EVER TO BE DREAM’T UP”

      ………A MASONIC BASED GENTLEMANS CLUB KOWTOWING TO THE MONARCH’S WISHES.

      “A WHITEWASH”

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

        SORRY, MY ERROR, THE WORD IS “RECUSAL”

        From: lotus

        5 March 2013

        Dear Ministry of Justice,

        Please clarify the law on the recusal of judges.

        If anyone in any court before any judge feels that there is bias or
        apparent bias in the way the judge is conducting the proceedings,
        they can ask the judge to recuse themselves or step down simply by
        saying

        “I hereby make an oral application for you to recuse yourself on
        grounds of your bias or apparent bias”

        However, my understanding of the law on recusal or stepping down is
        that the judge must immediately stop the proceedings and pass the
        matter to a more senior colleague to continue the proceedings.

        It is the feeling felt by the person requesting the recusal that
        triggers the judge to step down and pass it to someone else.
        However, judges who are bias are even more determined to continue
        to the predetermined end-point and rarely step down which is
        contrary to the law.

        It is clearly wrong for a judge to continue to preside given that
        the application for recusal has been made and there is a risk any
        decision will appear to be prejudiced by that application.

      • Stepping Razor May 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

        @GR

        “STRANGELY IN A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST TO THE DWP, THEY ADMITTED THAT IT WAS UNUSUAL FOR SOMEONE TO RECEIVE A QUESTIONNAIRE IF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES HAD NOT CHANGED, AND THE CLAIMANT COULD INFORM THEM, IF IT HAD.”

        The DWP need to made aware of their own rules they are breaking.

        • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm

          …………and stranger still, Razor;

          ON THE 8TH MARCH 2013, THE DLA PEOPLE AT WARBRECK HOUSE, BLACKPOOL, SENT ME A LETTER CONTAINING THIS PARAGRAPH;

          “EVERYONE ELSE IN RECEIPT OF DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE WILL NOT BE CONTACTED UNTIL 2015 OR LATER, UNLESS YOU REPORT A CHANGE IN HOW YOUR HEALTH CONDITION OR DISABILITY AFFECTS YOU”

          ………..THIS IS WHY I ALWAYS IMPLORE ALL CLAIMANTS TO REQUEST, IN WRITING, ALL INFORMATION THAT THE DWP HOLD ON THEM.

          IT COSTS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO DEMAND IT, AND IT WILL PROVE INVALUABLE WHEN FIGHTING YOUR CASE AGAINST THEM.

          MY INFORMATION CAME IN THREE ENVELOPES AND WAS SEVEN INCHES DEEP…………..

          SEND THEM A LETTER, RECORDED OF COURSE, NOW.

          THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT MAY BE YOUR SAVIOUR.

  • nudejude April 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Trouble is Andromeda, the people that have a brain are either too busy to be bothered (until it affects them), or too lethargic with the state of politics in this country to get involved. I know this because I WAS one of them – then ill health struck, I became familiar with the name ATOS and the DWP, and IDS, and have become even sicker as a result! Sick of the way our people cannot see what is happening to OUR country. Everyone says that the HOLOCAUST should NEVER be allowed to happen again, and yet we appear to be on the verge of another version of it, led by the high and mighty IDS. Hitler believed that he was right too!

  • Chris McCabe (@3salmon) April 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Or we can stay & fight for the things our parents & grandparents built – NHS, Welfare State, social housing, & the things our children & grandcchildren will need – all those, + clean air & water.

  • Annos May 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

    “Limited Regular Employment and the Reform of Japan’s Division of Labor”

    http://www.japanfocus.org/-Scott-North/4106

    “Epidemic Of Hunger: New Report Says 49 Million Americans Are Dealing With Food Insecurity”

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/epidemic-of-hunger-new-report-says-49-million-americans-are-dealing-with-food-insecurity/

  • Paul H May 1, 2014 at 5:31 am

    This is controlled murder by the State this is what they planned all along.

  • Stepping Razor May 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

    What is more important – Winning the Election or Sticking By Their Own Rules.

    Winning the election is more important so the rules goes out the window. To pick up on the rules the DWP are breaking means costs for the DWP but costs don`t come into it to do with Equality & Human Rights breaches!! DWP stick to the rules it will be a lot cheaper !!

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      just had a letter from scarborough law courts that state, JUDGE DAVID WALL AND HIS FEMALE DOCTOR, WENT AHEAD WITH MY CASE, IN MY ABSENCE, AFTER I HAD LODGED A LENGTHY OBJECTION UNDER THE TERMS OF “RECUSAL”.

      THEY HAVE UPHELD MY ESA REPORT FROM ATOS USED TO STEAL MY INCAPACITY BENEFITS.

      WATCH THIS SPACE WHEN I TAKE ATOS TO COURT…………………..

  • samspruce May 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    These welfare reforms are either the product of an over complicated system and unintelligent planners or a deliberate attempt to follow neoliberal philosophy to give corporations (non human entities) jurisdiction over people. In short the corporate spokespeople (or ‘government’) are either insanely stupid or insidiously malevolent. Either way it leads to devastation.

  • hugosmum70 May 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    “EVERYONE ELSE IN RECEIPT OF DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE WILL NOT BE CONTACTED UNTIL 2015 OR LATER, UNLESS YOU REPORT A CHANGE IN HOW YOUR HEALTH CONDITION OR DISABILITY AFFECTS YOU”

    PEOPLE I KNOW WHO GET DLA BOTH HIGHER RATE MOBILITY AND MIDDLE RATE CARE (PENSIONERS) ARE SCARED TO EVEN TELL THEM THAT THEY NOW HAVE MORE CONDITIONS ON TOP OF THOSE THEY ALREADY KNOW ABOUT AND THOSE THEY DO ALREADY KNOW ABOUT HAVE WORSENED… IN CASE THEY LAND UP HAVING THEIR DLA TAKEN OFF THEM AND BEING PUT IN THE LONG QUEUE OF PIP APPLICANTS…OK THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE STEP TO FULL DLA BUT ARE THEY PUTTING THEMSELVES IN A BAD POSITION BY NOT TELLING THEM OF THESE DETERIORATIONS/EXTRA /NEW CONDITIONS?? WILL IT BE HELD AGAINST THEM IF IT EVER COMES ABOUT THAT PENSIONERS WILL ALSO BE TARGETED.?

    • Stepping Razor May 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Depends if the DWP see a worsening condition as a change of circumstances.!! Would that fool the disabled Mike Penning says to IDS !!

  • Trevor May 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    An apt quote from Jesus:

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:21-23)

    Evildoers. Yup, that just about sums up IDS, Cameron and the rest of the bogus “Christian” Tories.

    Pity I’m an atheist because I would really love to believe that mob are destined for eternal torment in the flames of Hell as punishment for all the misery and suffering they’ve inflicted.

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      “it seems that the dwp do not hold the answers to this question”

      Dear Mr Miller,

      Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 7 April 2014. You asked;

      Would you please provide the examples of qualifying statements for each question and
      point section of the PIP assessment criteria.

      Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information
      you requested is not held by this Department. However, in the interests of customer service I
      would like to refer you to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment guide, which
      you can find on the GOV.UK website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-
      independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers. Chapters 3.4 and 3.5 list
      the daily living and mobility activities that feature in the PIP assessment, and give examples of
      circumstances in which various descriptors within the activities might apply to claimants.
      Furthermore, Chapter 3.3 includes a number of examples of how the ‘reliability’ criteria might
      be applied to the daily living and mobility activities.

      If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
      above.
      Yours sincerely,

      DWP Central FoI Team


      ……………………………………………………………..then how does the DWP DECISION MAKER MAKE A DECISION?

      SURELY NOT ANOTHER LIE?

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

        “LIKE YOU SAID RAZOR, ATOS ARE STILL DOING THE ASSESSMENTS THAT LEAD TO THE MOUNTING PILE OF DEAD PEOPLE”

        DWP LYING. SURELY NOT?

        Dear Ms Conner,

        Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 28 March 2014.

        You asked:

        What is the exact date that ATOS will cease their contract in regards the assessment of
        claimants for work capability assessments.
        How much are they paying back to the DWP in regards to the cancellation of the contract.

        An exact date for the cessation of Atos’ contract with the department for the provision of Work
        Capability Assessments will be set in due course.

        In reply to point 2, I can confirm that the Department holds the information you are seeking.
        However, the information you have requested is exempt from release under Sections 41 and 43
        of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 41 exempts information which, if disclosed, would
        constitute an actionable breach of confidence against the Department.

        Section 43 exempts information which, if disclosed, would be likely to prejudice the commercial
        interests of any person. It protects not only the commercial interests of third parties but also the
        commercial interests of the Department. As required by the FoI Act the use of the exemption in
        Section 43 requires the public interest for and against disclosure to be assessed. On balance I
        am satisfied that, in this instance, the public interest in applying the exemption outweighs the
        public interest in disclosure.
        If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number above.
        Yours sincerely

        Correspondence Team
        Health Services Directorate
        [email address]

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    “I WONDER HOW MANY OF YOU DISABLED, OUT THERE, HAD THE WORDS “CLIENT DECLINED”, ON THEIR ATOS MEDICAL REPORTS”………..

    Dear Ms Bellows
    Freedom of Information Act – Request for Information

    Our Reference: FOI 407

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 25 January 2013.

    You asked:

    With reference to ESA Work Capability Assessments

    What does ‘Declined’ mean when used in an ESA medical report form?

    Is there an option in LIMA other than free text which allows giving reasons for a client
    to decline to attempt to do something or to decline examination? Because of pain for
    example?

    What do DM interpret ‘Declined’ to mean when seen in a medical report and when
    there are no explanations?

    How can ‘Declined’ be shown in a medical report when the available LiMA
    documentation doesn’t list ‘Declined’ as an option for the HCP to select?

    The explanation does not appear in guidance, but in order to provide an explanation “decline” is
    a word used by our computer system (“LiMA”). It does not differentiate between ‘will not’ and
    ‘cannot’ perform a movement, but highlights the fact that it is not a movement a customer
    followed through on the day of the examination. It is intended as a descriptor to highlight to the
    Decision Maker at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) the customer’s ability on the
    day of the assessment.

    Yours sincerely

    DWP Business Management Team
    Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    IF A COMPUTER PROGRAMME CANNOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN “WILL NOT” and “CANNOT” PERFORM A MOVEMENT, THEN IT IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE…………

    HOWEVER, THIS IS ANOTHER LIE FROM THE DWP BECAUSE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SCREEN USED BY THE LIMA SOFTWARE, SHOWS CLEARLY THAT THE OPERATOR ONLY HAS TO TICK A BOX THAT SHOWS THE CLAIMANT WAS UNABLE TO DO THE TASK.

    WHEN THE DWP DECISION MAKER SCRUTINISES YOUR MEDICAL REPORT, HE TAKES THE OPINION THAT YOU HAVE REFUSED TO COOPERATE DURING YOUR MEDICAL, REFUSING TO DO WHAT WAS ASKED OF YOU.

    “WHO SAYS DISABILITY DENIAL IS NOT IN FULL SWING IN THE UK?”

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    “Personal Independence Payment – myth buster”

    Myth
    Fact
    Assessment
    “Individuals with fluctuating
    conditions will lose out.”

    No. We will take into account that
    people’s conditions fluctuate and
    their level of ability may be
    changeable.

    The assessment will not be a
    ‘snapshot’ of any one day.

    We will consider an individual’s
    ability to carry out
    activities over a
    one year period.

    We will consider the impact of an
    impairment where it applies on over
    50 per cent of the days in this
    period.

    “UTTER DWP BULLSHIT”

    truth/ OVER FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE WELFARE COMEDY OF ERRORS TEAM, THE DWP…………….

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      ” YOU KEEP ON FAILING THEM AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO BURY THEM”…………

  • Humanity2012 May 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Oppression of the Poor is an Atrocity against Human Decency

    Much of The Media and the Public at Large being Brainwashed Sheep have a Lot
    to Answer For

    Wake Up Britain and Stop being a Land of Zombies

  • Humanity2012 May 3, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Restore Legal Aid Scrap MPS Expenses

    No More Oppression of the Poor

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