DWP To hand out Digitas Vouchers to the Sick and Disabled!

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Dignitas – Dignity in Life, Dignity in Death.

UK – In another The Bastard exclusive our spies have discovered that the Daimion Green’s DWP is giving serious consideration to issuing free Dignitas vouchers to the sick and disabled. Continue reading “DWP To hand out Digitas Vouchers to the Sick and Disabled!”

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Is this the new face of the Workhouse?

The new face of the workhouse
The new face of the workhouse

UK – When ever older people talk about the past. They speak in hushed tones about their dread of the ending up in the Workhouse. The Victorian institution where the poor were incarcerated just for being poor.

They go on that they are glad that the workhouse is consigned to the folk memory, the history books and Charles Dickens’s novels. Continue reading “Is this the new face of the Workhouse?”

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The DWP and The Shaw Trust pushes Slavery for the ConDems!

The Shaw Trust - The DWP's Sonderkommando
The Shaw Trust – The DWP’s Sonderkommando

UK – The Shaw Trust has now lost any trust that the sick and disabled might have had by becoming a wholly owned department of the DWP. Now that may seem a little bit of a harsh statement. Continue reading “The DWP and The Shaw Trust pushes Slavery for the ConDems!”

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Take some responsibility and hang yourself

Show some backbone and hang yourself.
Show some backbone and hang yourself.

UK – Now that the department of Work and Pensions has admitted that it was wrong to sanction a vulnerable person who starved to death. It is time to start placing the blame where it belongs. Smack bang in the laps of the evil conservative government. Continue reading “Take some responsibility and hang yourself”

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Is Festher McVey Britain’s Ilse Koch?

Separated at birth Ilse Koch and Fester McVey
Separated at birth Ilse Koch and Fester McVey

UK – AT the Bastard we get lots of tips for news stories. This one that sounds so unlikely we had to publish it.

It appears that Festher McVey, the Minister of State for Employment, spends her constituency day at her local DWP sitting behind a one way Continue reading “Is Festher McVey Britain’s Ilse Koch?”

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Iain Dummkopf Schmidt and the Circus Showman

Iain Dummkopf Schmidt supervising the eviction of the social housing tenants
Iain Dummkopf Schmidt supervising the eviction of the social housing tenants

UK – For a long while, the government and Iain Dummkopf Schmidt have been worried by their utter failure to get disabled people off Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and into what they call a proper job.

Several suggestions have been taken up by the Department for Continue reading “Iain Dummkopf Schmidt and the Circus Showman”

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An Open letter to the Salvation Army

Dear Sally Army members,

For many years we have admired the Salvation army. We have endeavoured to give what we can to the Sally Army at Christmas time.

But Sally Army’s position on workfare, mandated work and the punitive DWP sanctions and Its fundamental dishonesty with amount to attempting to pervert the course of justice that it attempted to deal with anti workfare protests. Continue reading “An Open letter to the Salvation Army”

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DWP and Lloyd’s to re-open Slave trading forum.

The DWP's preferred design for the slaves dormitory's personally approved by Iain Duncan Smith.
The DWP’s preferred design for the slaves dormitory’s personally approved by Iain Duncan Smith.

The City – Coming hot on the heels of news that the police have found that three people have been held as slaves by a retired couple in south London, Lloyd’s has re-opened is doors to the slave trade after a break of 206 years.

The trading of slaves will be done on behalf of the DWP, and their Continue reading “DWP and Lloyd’s to re-open Slave trading forum.”

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Post Work Program / Voluntary work / wasted skills / reply

Mark Hoban MP. That spot on his face has more honesty than he does.
Mark Hoban MP. That spot on his face has more honesty than he does.

I finally got a reply to my email to Mark Hoban MP. Unfortunately the reply bears little resemblance to the issues raised. In short a politician’s reply.

The signature of the author at the end of the letter takes it from the sublime to the ridiculous. Continue reading “Post Work Program / Voluntary work / wasted skills / reply”

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Post Work Program / Voluntary work / wasted skills

Mark Hoban MP. That spot on his face has more honesty than he does.
Mark Hoban MP. That spot on his face has more honesty than he does.

UK – The text of an email that I sent to Mark Hoban MP the Minister of State for Employment

Hi Mark,

I am a hard working unemployed person, who has for the last 2 1/2 years has been volunteering at a Continue reading “Post Work Program / Voluntary work / wasted skills”

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