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After The Sun's disgusting 'scrounger' awards, it's time to recognise the biggest injustices of the benefits system

Reposted from the Independent

The award season is in full swing, and last week The Sun newspaper joined the fun, publishing a feature it called… 681 more words

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What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry

Politicians seem particularly prone to the Dunning-Kruger effect, as David Cameron has illustrated. Cory Doctorow points out how wrong-headed Cameron’s proposal is:

David Cameron says there should be no “means of communication” which “we cannot read”

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Government

It's Not Over Until It's Over

I heard a rumor not too long ago that he loved Jesus.

To say I was shocked was an understatement.

This was in no way the man knew—or should I say, boy.  226 more words

Encouragement

Sports Direct worker ‘too scared to call in sick’ is left paralysed by blood clot

Reposted from Mansfield and Ashfield CHAD (local newspaper)

… and no body from Sports Direct was available for comment … I wonder why that was. 309 more words

Zero-hours Contracts

This is why we hate big business Mr Cameron!

Reposted from Facebook

This is why we hate big business Mr Cameron

Steve Thompson

AN OPEN LETTER – TO JD WETHERSPOON

I have dined in your establishments many times but I write to inform you that I will never do so again and nor will any of my friends or family. 449 more words

David Cameron

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

    Just a couple of days ago Wetherspoons were boasting about opening 200 new pubs and creating 15,000 new jobs. But not real jobs...

The reality of zero hours contracts

Reposted from TUC website

#DecentJobsWeek: I love being a home care worker, but I hate the insecurity

17 Dec 2014, by Helen in Working Life… 721 more words

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Pauline Got Promoted! DWP Management Psychobabble Is Turning Jobcentres Into Cults

If you want an example of the glassy-eyed idiots currently handed senior positions at the DWP then the twitter feed of the regional manager responsible for 149 Jobcentres in Central England is a good place to start. 706 more words

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