Monthly Archives: January 2013

Poverty of ideas

Everyone’s favourite megalomaniac Victorian moralist Iain Duncan-Smith is at it again: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2271018/Why-higher-benefits-wont-solve-child-poverty-Duncan-Smith-says-addict-parents-waste-cash-drink-drugs.html The current definition of child poverty is proving rather inconvenient, in that it encompasses families who just don’t have enough money to feed themselves, pay rent and heat … Continue reading

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Payrise

So I had a letter from the DWP telling me that my Income Support is going up in April (actually it’ll be Job Seeker’s Allowance by then, as my youngest child turns 5 at the end of March. He won’t … Continue reading

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Who are you calling fat?

Hooray, it’s ‘let’s all line up to kick the poor’ time again! This time it’s the Public Health Minister, Anna Soubry. She thinks you can spot a pov easily when you want to put the boot in, because they’ll be … Continue reading

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Raking it in

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4753651/lithuanian-immigrant-youre-a-soft-touch.html Yeah, I know, it’s The Sun. Sorry about that. If you can’t face clicking on it, it’s a morally outraged article about a despicable Lithuanian single mum, who is milking Britain for benefits and laughing at us all from … Continue reading

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Redundant.

Redundant..

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Humour failure

      For those of you not familiar with UK politics, Lord Steel is the one-time leader of the Liberal party, also one-time Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, now a life peer in the House of Lords, and … Continue reading

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My Big Night Out

My Big Night Out.

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