Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tory MEP Hannan Describes French Front National as ‘Left-Wing’

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
Tory MEP and supporter of NHS privatisation Daniel Hannan. In his view, the Front National are left-wing. Following this morning’s post tracing the accusation that the National Front/ BNP are left-wing parties to the…

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What is Full Employment?

Originally posted on alittleecon:
George Osborne gave a speech today in which he gave a commitment to achieving ‘full employment’. The trouble is, full employment means different things to different people. Osborne seems to think it means having the highest…

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ESA/WCA inquiry chair: ‘Victims are NOT being sidelined’

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Dame Anne Begg. [Image: BBC] Dame Anne Begg has responded to concerns that people who submitted evidence to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments were…

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New jobs? Inside one of Britain’s factories.

Originally posted on max j freeman:
The true cost of the Free market economy. Britain’s semi-slave labour economy, subsidised by the Tax Payer. Part 1. There are less people and more machines, but conditions arent much better. – Like a…

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The bedroom tax is domestic violence and abuse

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My Bedroom Tax protest speech

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Standing in the shadow of a giant: Vox Political’s Mike Sivier (front) at ‘Cooper Corner’, with Caerphilly Castle in the background. Vox Political was relatively quiet yesterday; although I reblogged plenty of articles from other…

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Scam-Ridden Universal Jobmatch Just Fine Says Monster Boss As He Laughs All The Way To The Bank

Originally posted on the void:
The breath-taking arrogance of private sector contractors has been laid bare today with the publication of a letter from the CEO of Monster Jobs defending the shambolic Universal Jobmatch website. Universal Jobmatch is the scandal-hit…

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More statistical shenanigans from obstructive DWP

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Should we be pleased that the Department for Work and Pensions has finally graced a Freedom of Information request about the number of people who have died while claiming incapacity benefits (including ESA) with a…

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‘We’re living in barbaric times.’ Charles’ story

Originally posted on Ann McGauran:
Charles at the Jerico Road project in Catford Charles is a pensioner of 72 who must at times feel that he’s fallen off the edge of a world that he no longer recognises. He’s well…

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News: Trial begins of privacy claim by Paul Weller’s children against Mail Online

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:
The first privacy trial since  July 2012 began at the High Court yesterday before Mr Justice Dingemans.  The claim is brought by the musician Paul Weller, on behalf of this three children, against Associated Newspapers…

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