Over the past few years I have run a gamut of feelings about neoliberalism, anger, rage, despondency, futility, vengefulness, hatred, but lately all that has congealed and what I feel more than anything else is a virulent hatred for the appalling reality of the casual deaths neoliberalism not only takes for granted, but which is […]
Tag: George Osborne
National debt? There is no national debt!
The following is probably not entirely accurate in places, that’s because I am still learning and looking behind the myths and bullshit. It’s not easy because the myths and bullshit rule. One the many egregious crimes of George Osborne was to liken the national economy to a household economy. He knew it was a […]
The Downing Street state pension robbery
CROSS POSTED ON BYLINE.COM The mantra that we cannot afford to pay the 3.9 million 50s women their pensions until they are 65 and soon 66 is based on the premise that there is no money in the National Insurance Fund. The big question is why? I have already in a previous report for #Backto60 […]
Millions saved by preventing claimants getting legal help
Figures released by the government last week show just how much money has been saved by stopping legal help for most benefits issues. Last month we revealed that legal aid for disability benefits cases has plummeted by 99% since George Osborne imposed massive cuts on the legal aid system in 2013. The number of cases […]
Truth in politics
Seeing the title of this piece, readers can be forgiven if their immediate reaction is that I am just being ridiculously naive. Politicians and lying go together like a horse and carriage, fish and chips, Batman and Robin, Theresa May and Brexit cluster fuck. Surely everybody knows that! When David Cameron became Prime Minister in […]
The Conservatives are fantastically corrupt
On 26th May the BBC reported – “Call to raise retirement age to at least 70” – and the first sentence of the article read, ‘The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report’. Apparently the ‘World Economic Forum […]
Is nature bonkers?
If there is any life form in the universe wondering if an entire planet can become insane, then they need look no further than this planet – Earth. It may be possible that a form of life has appeared on Earth which has nothing to do with any natural order within the universe and which […]
The poor must pay down the debt – sanctioned man loses his leg
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,536 Sunday 28 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Salford’s Unemployed & Community Resource Centre reports that David (no surname given) was repeatedly sanctioned, “This resulted in him being unable to control his diabetes because he had no money for food. This caused diabetic ulcers which became infected […]
500 disabled people a week losing Motability
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,534 Friday 26 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Up to 500 disabled people a week are losing their independence under the ludicrous and obscene ’20-metre rule’ in the Personal Independent Payments (PIP) system. Even the previous 50-metre rule was limited, that’s a there and back trip to […]
The war on the poor, where has all the money gone?
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,527 Friday 19 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, The annual report (2015-16) from the Social Security Advisory Committee chaired by Paul Gray reveals that the welfare reforms were driven by pressure from the treasury and that assessments of the likely impacts were non-existent, ignored/rejected or, through the […]