Monthly Archives: March 2014

Letter from Australia about the Conservatives Down Under: Exactly Like Their Brit Counterparts

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
I received this kind comment from Gathering Swallows on my post ‘Explaining the Coalition’s War on the Poor and Disabled’, remarking on the similarities of the policies pursued by the National Party in Oz…

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Russia ready to annex Chelsea Football Club, Nato commander claims

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(satire?) Nato‘s most senior military commander said on Sunday that Russia had amassed a large force of oligarchs on the border of the City of London, and warned that Chelsea could be the Kremlin’s next target. General…

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The Tories: Making Children Pay.

Originally posted on EmsyBlog:
This post was prompted by Sue Marsh’s post about the Benefit Cap. You can read it here. The new benefits cap states that no-one will be able to claim more than £26K per year in benefits.…

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Michael Moore Interviews Tony Benn – from the Documentary ‘Sicko’

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
I found this clip of America’s Capped Crusader Michael Moore interviewing Tony Benn about the NHS on Youtube. It’s from Moore’s movie, Sicko, where he laid into America’s private health care system. Benn points…

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News: Twitter banned in Turkey, users fight back, government extends block

Inforrm's Blog On Thursday 20 March 2014, the Turkish telecommunications regulator blocked access to Twitter.  Users were redirected to a statement by theregulator, referring to court ordera to apply “protection measures” on the website. View original post 682 more words

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Budget: Social security cap will be ‘disastrous’

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
Government plans to cap the annual amount spent on social security – including key disability benefits – have been criticised by disabled campaigners. The Conservative chancellor, George Osborne, announced in this week’s budget that the…

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Penning Axes the Disability Living Fund

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
Mike Penning, Disabilities Minister. Now in charge of making things worse for the most disadvantaged. Also in this fortnight’s Private Eye is the news that the Disabilities Minister, Mike Penning, has announced that the…

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Another Angry Voice Critiques Osborne’s Budget

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
The table of Osborne’s failed predications from Another Angry Voice, illustration just how inaccurate they are. The Angry Yorkshireman has provided an excellent antidote for the approving hype surrounding Osborne’s ‘business friendly’ ‘worker’s budget’…

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‘Unpaid taxes’ retrieval power – good or bad?

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
Don’t you hate it when people avoid telling you things you ought to know? George Osborne’s budget speech never mentioned the new power granted to HM Revenue and Customs, allowing it “to delve…

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Lord Tebbit, repeating a lie about food banks does not make it true

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
Tebbit’s life: He used to be Margaret Thatcher’s ‘boot boy’ – now he is mostly used to scare birds away from his garden and to dribble nonsense at the Daily Mail. Former Tory…

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