Iain Duncan Smith’s portrait made from photos of people who died for being poor

rebloged on “idontbelieveitagain”

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His victims:

Edward Jacques:edward jacques

Graham Shawcross:graham shawcross

David Coupe:David-Coupe

David Groves:david groves

Trevor Drakard:Trevor-Drakard

David Clapson:david clapson1

Annette Francis:annette francis

Nick Barker:Nick-Barker1

Leanne Chambers:leanne-chambers

Robert Barlow:Robert-Barlow

Cecilia Burns:ceciliaburns

Mark and Helen Mullins:Mark_Helen_Mullins

Martin Hadfield:Martin-Hadfield

Paul Reekie:paul-reekie

Tim Salter:Tim-Salter

Colin Traynor:colin traynor

Brian McArdle:brian_mcardle

Mark Wood:Mark-Wood1

Linda Wootton:Linda-Wootton

Chris Smith:chris smith

Karen Sherlock:karen sherlock

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With thanks – and apologies – to Joe Wezorek:

Given this image’s inflammatory nature, I posted it with a great deal of trepidation. I had a hard time deciding if it was the right thing to do and I am still not sure. No, I didn’t have the consent of the families of those pictured, and I apologize for any additional pain that this image causes them.

‘War Minister’ is meant to be a satirical…

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“They sanctioned me. No money. I went to Tescos to steal. I don’t care.”

Taken to its conclusion : rampant state ‘sponsored’ criminality on a massive state followed by state suppression; followed by……

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from Kate Belgrave

I still have quite a few transcripts from interviews with people on JSA that I haven’t posted this year, mainly because I sometimes run out of time.

Am posting some of them this week to give you a little more insight into a system in total meltdown.

These first two are about lives in a kind of meltdown as well – people who have been to jail, can’t get work and probably won’t, because this isn’t an era that does second chances. I can see a lot of people passing judgement on these two individuals. Can’t see too many of the judgement-passers offering solutions, though. I think there’s a feeling now – certainly among politicians – that certain people deserve to be on the scrapheap and should be made to stay there.

This first interview I did recently with a man on the work programme in…

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God stresses his commitment to David Cameron’s values in Christmas message

And a happy new year or do the best you can.

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God has stressed his commitment to David Cameron’s “Tory values” as he delivered his Christmas message to the country.

In his Christmas message, the man who many believe created the universe, praised the work of the coalition government and said cutting healthcare for the poor, making people homeless and increasing child poverty by 300,000 would make people reflect on the “very Christian values of giving, sharing and taking care of others‘” over the Christmas period.

The heart-warming statement from God came in reply to prime minister David Cameron’s own Christmas statement to the nation in which he emphasised his Christian values.

Through a spokesperson, God explained:

“Yeah. I can do sarcasm as well.”

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The Coalition Government Colouring and Activity Book is now available for download as a PDF and in print:

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DWP Admin And Salaries Costs Nearly Twice The Dole: Sack The Managers And Save Us All A Fortune

Shape and smell of things to come.

the void

atos-black-triangleThe DWP spent almost twice as much on salaries, welfare-to-work schemes and administration last year than they did on unemployment benefit.

The department’s latest six monthly report shows that £7.7 billion was spent on administration costs in 2013/14 compared to £4.3 billion on Jobseeker’s Allowance, othwerwise known as the dole.  In the current year administration spending is expected to hit £8 billion, whilst spending on JSA is forecast to fall to £3.7 billion as hundreds of thousands of people are bullied off benefits with sanctions and workfare.

The DWP is a big department, and this colossal spend also includes administration of pensions, sickness, housing and disability benefit spending.  But with around 750 Jobcentres around the UK and 78,000 employees, (according to The Guardian in 2010) it seems likely the biggest bulk of this spending goes on paying the salaries of Jobcentre busybodies and their happy clappy over-paid managers. …

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