Tories indicate Benefit Claimants to be their REAL Enemies in WAR – Jayne Linney

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Here we go – the lead up to the last Tory Conference in this round of Government and the ‘big guns’ are blazing across the Tory press, making their pre-election ‘promises’/threats, warns Jayne Linney.

She goes into details which you can read on her own blog, but her conclusions are well worth quoting here:

“These messages all combine to indicate the speeches and associated media coverage over the next week will continue the lie about demonising the poorest and most vulnerable in society. To me this seems to be an enormous use of hype against 5.3 million working age benefit claimants, (excluding HB DWP Feb 2014), compared with the total number of people in this age bracket – 39.4 million. Further when we add the 4.9 million of Housing benefit claimants, this group also form a part of the ‘Hard Working People’ Cameron pledges to cut taxes for.

“Is it any wonder we as dependants upon Social Security are angry? Every day across social media, people are talking about the injustice of  this small minority of the UK being wrongly blamed for the ills of the nation because we are ill, disabled, unemployed etc, we’ve dealt with persistent Lies, and have even been called “Extremists” in Parliament!  For me, it raises the question of exactly WHO DO the Tories consider to be the greatest enemy of the country?”

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10 thoughts on “Tories indicate Benefit Claimants to be their REAL Enemies in WAR – Jayne Linney

  1. Tony Dean

    Personally I voted:-

    Iain Duncan Smith
    The Old House,
    Mursley Road,
    Swanbourne,
    Buckinghamshire MK17 0SH

    (That is public domain, listed building.)

  2. Tisme's Cares

    Damn Mike – can you make the choices easier next time? Conservatives OR IDS? They are both evil but one is a spawn of the the other so I had to go with the Conservatives – I would dearly love to say IDS though… 😉

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I thought it was reasonable – Iain Duncan Smith on his own has caused much of the misery the Conservatives have heaped upon us.
      But I think the result is turning out right, because he could not have done all those things without the support of the Conservative Party behind him.

  3. Tony Dean

    Mike you may be interested in this, (just arrived in my email box)

    http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/20872
    Just the start:-

    An event to be staged at the Conservative Party Conference manages to encapsulate all that is wrong with the way the public conversation on social security has been framed and managed.

    A debate titled ‘Benefits Street: What more needs to be done to help people into work?’ will feature Mark Hoban MP, the former Minister of State for Employment, Steve Hughes, Head of Economic and Social Policy at Policy Exchange, and Deirdre Kelly, described on the event’s promotional material as ‘Deirdre Kelly, (White Dee) Television Personality, Benefits Street.’ The debate will be chaired by Allegra Stratton, political editor of Newsnight.

  4. Steve Jones

    Three weeks ago attended my second Atos Assesment in 4 years, the first one 4 years ago I just had industrial Asthma and got the full 15 points needed at that time and was placed in the WRAG. 6 months after my first assesment I was Diagnosed with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve and a considerable amount of Ischemic Heart disease and given less than 6 months to live unless I had emergency Surgery, In February 2011 I spent 12 hours undergoing Open Heart Surgery to have a Mechanical Aortic Valve fitted and they also did a Double Bypass.
    I am now on warfarin for the rest of my life and lots of other Medications for my Heart. I developed severe Depression not long after my Surgery and still suffer to this day.
    I have regular dizzy spells, fatique and have occasionally soiled my pants really badly.
    I am 57 years old now and feel I could not hold down any kind of employment.
    When attended my second assesment I was met by a Female person who identified who self has a Nurse, from the outset she was abrupt and sometimes very intimidating. The assesment lasted around 40 minutes in total but all the way through she did not show any compassion towards me I did have my 80 year old father with me who also pushed me in a wheelchair.

    Today I recieved a Call from the Decision maker who told me they do not dispute my condition but failed me on the grounds that the Atos Nurse felt that If I got myself a Wheelchair, She felt that I would be capable of doing some kind of Employment. She had also gone on to say that in her opinion I had the full range of movements in my limbs.
    The Decision maker seemed very sympathetic but explained under the new rule changes he had no other option, he then went on to say he would send me out forms for the manditory reconsideration. In the mean time he transfered me on to JSA.
    To say that I am pissed off is an understatement, I just don’t need the stress and trauma of it all.

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