Ill-gotten gains; DWP staff get New Year honours while benefit claimants go hungry

Disgrace: Amber Rudd thinks DWP staff deserve honours for the harm they have done to huge numbers of vulnerable people.

LUCKY FOR SOME: 13 staff from the Department for Work and Pensions are named in the New Year Honours, for “making a real difference to the lives of countless individuals”.

The announcement has been welcomed by Amber Rudd, the disgraced former Home Secretary who is currently disgracing the position of Work and Pensions Secretary:

For the rest of us who have received treatment that makes a “real difference” to our lives, it is an insult.

“Honoured for ruining people’s life’s.. This proves how crooked the NY Honours are,” tweeted Charlotte Hughes. Charlotte writes the Poor Side of Life blog, which has highlighted years of ill-treatment inflicted on benefit claimants by the staff at Ashton Under Lyne Job Centre.

Anita Bellows, a campaigner with Disabled People Against Cuts, added: “It is an affront to all the people who suffered at the hands of DWP staff, from the people sanctioned, to the ones unlawfully losing their benefits.”

And Keith Lindsay-Cameron, whose Letter A Day To Number 10 highlighted the abuses against ordinary people by the Conservative government, had wise words for everybody who thinks this honour is a good thing: “Never imagine for one moment that the treatment we receive is anything other than deliberate, thrilling and rewarding for the Tories and their quisling collaborators.”

It is entirely possible that the DWP staff receiving the honours have improve the lives of some benefit claimants.

But if so, why are we only told they made a “real difference”? A “real difference” could mean real harm.

And that’s what the vast majority of benefit claimants have suffered under Conservative rule.

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9 thoughts on “Ill-gotten gains; DWP staff get New Year honours while benefit claimants go hungry

  1. wildswimmerpete

    Well illustrates the Tory obsession with work. They can’t tolerate the idea of a pleb not having their noses to the grindstone until the day they die. If the Tories continue to shrink the social security safety net why are we still paying (or have paid) NI contributions?

    One especially odious Tory, Owen Paterson, mooted making pensioners work in the fields in return for their State pension. Sorry Paterson, my State pension is my money, paid for via 50+ years’ NI contributions. As the Tories tighten the screw, silly notions like those of Paterson are no doubt on the Tory songsheet. They won’t tolerate pensioners sitting in front of the TV all day.

    1. nmac064

      You’re right Pete, and if at all possible they want people to work for nothing – something they themselves would not even dream of doing. Just waiting for them to re-introduce the Poor Law and Workhouses – I expect they are on the Tory agenda. They need to be ousted and the sooner the better.

  2. MrJeff3

    hmmm thirteen people who followed gov orders down to a pact yep 13 ;its see that all witches across Europe met in groups of thirteen which they called “covens. aktion t5 rewards ut masters

  3. Dez

    Thanks for info. Trawling through the many adverse tweets to this stupid womans congrats to her SS staff for their so called work.(read culling) I noted amongst the tweets was one from Peoples News On Line commenting that the score is now 111000 deaths…….So I guess there are quite a few members of her hit squads that still have not quite got the hang of what making a difference to peoples lives actually means…… suicide is not an acceptable difference. Rudd for Prime Minister??..I ruddy (read expletive) think NOT.

  4. Dan

    Just another example of how the honours system is no longer fit for purpose, a relic of the past that should be abolished without further delay.

  5. june newland

    our government is up **** creek without a paddle…they are not to be trusted with anything,they just fill us all full of lies and have done for years ….wake up uk and smell yr coffee( while you can still afford some )

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