About JJ

Co-founder of Black Triangle

Labour’s modernising zeal blinded the party to the way low and middle income voters felt left behind and angered by a system apparently weighted in favour of migrants, irresponsible bankers and those who chose not to work, according to a damning analysis by Ivan Lewis, the shadow culture secretary.

“We should have done more to increase the supply of decent affordable housing, and continued our programme of welfare reform.” Ivan Lewis – Another Crypto-Tory HACK! Wrap it up guys! We need a REAL PARTY of the labour movement (labour movement … Continue reading →

Labour anger over Purple Book The publication, which offers ideas on Labour’s future direction, has been described by opponents as ‘lazy’ and ‘idiotic’

The preposterous bull of Purple Labour is under fire…. Ivan Lewis, the shadow culture secretary, has written a chapter on re-engaging communities with politics for the Purple Book. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/EPA A book offering ideas for Labour‘s future direction has caused … Continue reading →

Pimping poverty, then and now – the academic poverty research industry (See also Unum’s Advert under “Wefare Reform”)

(Hilariously, Unum Provident advertise on this web page under “Welfare Reform) Well worth reading the whole article, with Professor Michael Harrington in mind…… On May 20, we saw the creation of a new avatar of welfare fraud, a black woman … Continue reading →

Disabled Cartoonist David Lupton – Crippen’s blog links in with Black Triangle’s proposed boycott of the Paralympics …

The spread of Atos tentacles Atos Origin, the french owned company who undertake the ‘work capability assessment’ for the UK government have spread their tentacles still further into the world of disabled people. Already a ‘worldwide partner’ of the International Paralympic … Continue reading →

The New Slavery: Unemployed people ‘bullied’ into unpaid work at Tesco, Primark and other multinationals – Corporate Watch – August 12, 2011

ids macht frei   Unemployed people are being sent to work without pay in multinational corporations, including Tesco, Asda, Primark and Hilton Hotels, by Jobcentres and companies administering the government’s welfare reforms. Some are working for up to six months … Continue reading →

‘Targetting ‘Scroungers’ with Atos Origin’ by www.democraticdeficit.com

There are several ongoing strands to the coalition’s current ‘crackdown’ on what the right-wing press calls ‘workshy scroungers’. First off, each successive “crackdown” on people who are ‘on the sick’ is announced as though the previous one had not taken place. … Continue reading →

BOYCOTT! Black Triangle Comments on ‘International Paralympics Day’ Thursday 8th September 2011

Black Triangle is today calling for a boycott by paralympians and the wider disability rights movement – UK and worldwide By John McArdle Thursday 8th September 2011 (‘International Paralympics Day’) Yesterday was an extremely bad day. There were two articles … Continue reading →

Ethical Consumer: As the government goes on a fire-sale exercise with our public services in the name of austerity, Simon Birch and Tim Hunt ask: How ethical are the companies that will run our public services? Atos is assessed.

Monday 5th September  Photo: Demonstrators outside an ATOS office in Leeds (from Indymedia) There are many arguments against the privatisation of public services such as the creation of monopolies and the lack of democratic accountability. However up until now the environmental … Continue reading →

ED Miliband – OUTFLANKED on the LEFT by Tory MP’s on Social Justice 5/9/11

With Miliband and Labour so frequently outflanking the Tories on the right http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2011/06/20/milliband-joins-right-wing-consensus/ : it now seems that he’s being outflanked on the left: “When Ed Miliband recently attacked the “selfish, greedy and immoral” bankers “who took millions while destroying people’s savings”, … Continue reading →

The Art of Conversation: A Guide to talking, listening and reducing stigma surrounding suicide (Revised 2011)

PUBLICATION « Back Publication name: The Art of Conversation: A Guide to talking, listening and reducing stigma surrounding suicide (Revised 2011) Description: The Art of Conversation, for those who work directly with people who feel suicidal, includes sections on the myths … Continue reading →

CHOOSE LIFE: Suicide. Don’t hide it. Talk about it! : “We’re here to help. We’re here for YOU when you’re feeling down.”

 Getting further help Encourage the person to make an appointment with their GP, or to call one of the helplines below. You can even call them yourself to talk things through – dealing with suicide can be difficult. Breathing Space on             0800 … Continue reading →

David and Samantha Cameron join the royal family in Scotland on Saturday: The PM wants to get tougher on welfare

The headline on this article was amended on 5 September. The original referred to “benefits cheats”, which was inaccurate. “On Sunday the prime minister went further, writing in the Mail on Sunday: “What about welfare? The old something-for-nothing system we … Continue reading →