Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pursuit of tax credit overpayments turns nasty as debt collectors hound the poorest

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
Campaigners say families living below the breadline are being harassed by phone and text message for money they do not have Hundreds of thousands of Britain’s poorest people are being targeted by private debt collectors…

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What does Ed know?

Originally posted on juxtaposed:
I have to say, I’m less than impressed with this latest revelation that Ed Miliband mostly gets his news from one random feed site and a few aides. The first thought that popped into my head…

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Protests outside meeting of the influential Build-A-Bear group

Originally posted on The Evening Harold:
George Osbear and Ted Balls entering the meeting There have been clashes on Harold’s High Street this afternoon between protesters and police following a demonstration against a meeting of the influential Build-A-Bear group. The…

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Government boosts GDP by adding sex and drugs to economy

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – no really, it’s not!) The government’s thought of a sure-fire way to boost the economy. The Office for National Statistics has decided to include prostitution and sales of heroin in its…

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GLAMOUR MAGAZINE: ON QUESTION TIME

Jack Monroe “Someone tell Jack Monroe she has something in her hair!” someone tweeted me at 11pm last night. That would be sick then, or sicked-up shrimp, to be precise. A combination of television nerves and a not-quite-right pub lunch, … Continue reading

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The PIP assessment hoax shows we could believe any claim about our corrupt government

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
[Image: Getty Images] It seems some of your favourite bloggers – including Yr Obdt Srvt – have been hoodwinked by a hoax claim that assessment criteria for the new Personal Independence Payment have…

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UKIP in Newark: Fraud apologist Farage complains about fraud! | Political Scrapbook

Originally posted on kickingthecat:
http://politicalscrapbook.net/2014/05/newark-by-election-fraud-apologist-farage-attacks-tories-on-sleaze/

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Chilcot Inquiry whitewash: No truth please, we’re British

Originally posted on The Evening Harold:
The world’s worst Morecambe & Wise tribute act takes to the stage There was widespread relief last night when it was revealed that the Chilcot Inquiry won’t include any details of Tony Blair and…

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I Love Tax!

Originally posted on SMILING CARCASS'S TWO-PENNETH:
When I sit here, paying my bills with £332 in the bank, I wonder, in some small way I think, how the hell do these folks who have nothing but a paltry £71,…

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JUDGE ORDERS DWP TO DISCLOSE UNIVERSAL CREDIT DOCUMENTS – Iain Duncan Smith

Originally posted on kickingthecat:
http://iainduncansmith.com/2014/03/judge-orders-dwp-disclose-universal-credit-documents/

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