Author Archives: We Are Not Your Slaves

Deeds Not Words: support the Atos/DWP hunger striker

It is one hundred years to the day since Emily Davison, one of those pesky activists who wouldn’t just put up with their lot, stepped out in front of the king’s horse in the name of Votes for Women. She … Continue reading

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Let’s sack Iain Duncan Smith

It looks like DWP Secretary of State Iain Duncan Smith may be surplus to requirements. Someone has programmed an IDS-o-Matic bot to perform the same functions as him, for a fraction of the cost of his £135,000 salary (plus expenses … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust!

Sue Ryder, the hospice charity, has released a statement saying that it is making a “phased withdrawal” from mandatory workfare schemes. This follows several days of pressure from the public via Facebook, Twitter and email to tell this hitherto well-regarded … Continue reading

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IDS throws his teddy out of the pram again

The charming Iain Duncan Smith gets cross once again with an interviewer who fails to appreciate his sheer brilliance or marvel at the magnificence of the workfare scheme. Thank you, Mr James O’Brien of London’s LBC, for standing your ground … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

So it’s nearly two years since I last posted on here. That’s not exactly in the spirit of “Blog Early, Blog Often”, is it? In a nutshell, I went back into full-time work for a while but the work dried … Continue reading

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Poverty pimps arrested on suspicion of fraud

It just gets better and better, doesn’t it? Four people connected with leading poverty pimps A4e have been arrested on suspicion of fraud, according to breaking news on the BBC. With Tesco back-pedalling and others dropping out entirely, the whole … Continue reading

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Tesco backlash: every little helps!

Tesco directors choked on their power breakfasts this morning after seeing the full scale of anger on Facebook and Twitter. News of what is happening with workfare has finally hit home with the general public. Let this be a lesson … Continue reading

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