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Beyond the Barriers: The Work Programme

I do not think; if I had written Beyond the Barriers that I would have devoted nine pages to the Work Programme. I would just have written, scrap it and recycle the money to use to better effect elsewhere. 944 more words

Catalyst for change

Many commentators are describing the Ukip sustained surge of support in the polls as a passing fad, only relevant to the European Parliament elections next month. 222 more words


Two Hull City Councillors See the Light and Reject the Labour Party By Becoming Independents

TWO city councillors have quit the ruling Labour group at the Guildhall.

Dean Kirk and Gill Kennett have formed their own Independent Labour group on the authority. 49 more words

New Labour

In case you think the media aren't trying to pull the wool over your eyes

On 16 March this year, around 112,000 people marched in Melbourne, Australia, against the policies of its government that are clearly against any principles of decency, fairness, social justice or just plain humanity. 259 more words

A Guide To DWP Euphemisms

‘Reintroducing fairness to the welfare system’ – introducing means-testing in order to dismantle the welfare system.

‘Fairness’ – discriminating against people.

‘Creating a system based on fairness’ – ignoring need, in favour of targets. 604 more words

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

Sounds about right ! Must print off a copy to refer to when next meeting my Jobcentre Adviser (= Sanctions Enforcer)

Old politics, knowing your brand, your people ... and not taking for granted

An article in The Guardian today from Simon Jenkins correctly characterises the motivation of a lot of people from both left and right to support Ukip. 393 more words