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  • Adrianne GodlessandSocialist Sebastian-Scott on Facebook:

    “A senior Labour figure, with the backing of the Labour party leader, will attack the poorest and most vulnerable people in society – kicking them while they are quite literally down, in the middle of a recession. This is exactly the kind of attack by elites on ordinary people that the Labour party was founded to oppose. “

  • Kat Sumner on Facebook January 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Was with you until “if there is work people should do it”… Gah, fundamentally against this as a view. There is no inherent value in paid employment, there can be benefits to individuals and societies but these are not inherent and are depending on the person and the job.

  • JJ January 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    All Alex Salmond and the SNP need to do is carry on governing while ‘Labour’ dig their grave ever deeper here in Scotland for independence to be a dead certainty. This scapegoating narrative is utterly repugnant to most Scots and is part of the reason Scottish ‘Labour’ was given the kicking of their lives at the ballot box.

    ‘Fools Gold’ – indeed it is.

    Incompetent, neoliberal, one-eye-on-the-Daily-Heil one on the ‘focus group’ lickspittles! How they disgust me!

  • Steve Schmuck Heptinstall on Facebook January 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Well said JJ

  • Michael Caits on Facebook January 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I sense the coming of a storm. A resistance that will only come once we all know the full extent of the iniquitous ‘reforms’ this shower of excrement have planned. As for the Labour Party – they are a spent force in left-wing Politics.. What comes next will probably seem more like the oldest form of Political Party formed from the members of Unions. For if the ‘Establishment’ think they can return us all to the days before Beveridge – they will find out what reistance is really all about!

  • Gail Ward on Facebook January 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    well they best get a move on michael cos time is running out to stop the runaway train

  • Richard Tamerighi on Facebook January 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Politics alwys swings from left to right and back,it has done many times and will do again when people tire of the selfishness of the haves and have not politics,the problem is there is no party in the UK to look after the interests of the centre left…the LibDems have shown who they really are as has the Labour leadership….maybe the only way forward in the UK is another party of the centre left born out of disenfranchised members of both LibDem and Labour parties…. The present Labour leadership has set out its stall and clearly ignores the wishes of its members and panders to the floating Little Englander Tory’s who deeply disrust Labour…we are thus condemned to opposition until the electorate tires of the Tories…Only a new political force is likelyt to inspire the electorate to vote for change.Clearly if we sit and do nothing and allow this right wing shift in Labour then we only have ourselves to blame for the society such a move will create

  • Celia Lawton-Livingstone on Facebook January 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Quote: Miliband & Byrne sacrificing the founding principles of their supposed socialist party, attacking their own activists and supporters in order to win a short term poll bounce – which they won’t even get. Remind me, why are they in charge again? Reply: One word – Money.

  • Roderick Millard May 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Remember (and this statistic needs to be quoted EVERYWHERE): more money is lost each year due to error by DWP civil servants (£2 billion in 2010-11) than to benefit fraud (£1.2 Billion across all benefits over the same period) out of a budget of over £135 billion.

    Benefit fraud (across all benefits) accounts for LESS THAN 1% of DWP’s expenditure.

    Even if you combine the losses due to fraud and error (3.2 Billion, or 2.6%) DWP is still one of the most efficient government departments. Perhaps some of DWP’s accountants should go an work at the treasury?

  • Roderick Millard May 19, 2012 at 9:05 am
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