Unemployment

UK – As an unemployed person. Part of the problem is that Job centres and the work program and the new deal before it require you to apply for a certain number of jobs. No matter how unsuitable you are for that type of work.

As the lady said it is just box ticking. Both The LibCons and Labour are fooling the public into thinking that they are doing something about unemployment. Continue reading “Unemployment”

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Post Work Program Pogrom Blues Pt5


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Well another week has passed since I wrote the last instalment. Another week of utter boredom.

The week started with yet another mountain of paperwork, to fill in, functionally identical to the previous weeks! Yawn Continue reading “Post Work Program Pogrom Blues Pt5”

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Post Work Program Pogrom Blues – Part 4

3023UK – I have been a little quiet for the last week, because I have been on the pogrom for a week now. So what is it like then I hear you ask?

I have to admit that I started the week with a certain amount of trepidation. A toxic mix of draconian threats, and demands for diverse personal paperwork again backed up by draconian threats. Did not bode well for the future. Continue reading “Post Work Program Pogrom Blues – Part 4”

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Post Work Program Pogrom Blues – Part 3

3023UK – In the last instalment we dealt with the second interview. When I was first informed that I was being treated to the Post Work Program Pogrom. I joked that I would have to fill in yet another rapid reclaim.

Oh no I was reassured, by the signing on girl. You will have to do mandatory work and CV writing classes. Continue reading “Post Work Program Pogrom Blues – Part 3”

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Post Work Program Pogrom Blues – Part 2

3023UK – So the adventure continues. I have had the second interview, for the post work program pogrom. I got there early as always. The person that I was seeing was there too. Sitting at her desk alone.

My appointment arrived, and went just as Continue reading “Post Work Program Pogrom Blues – Part 2”

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Post Work Program Blues 13-06-13

The Minister of State for Unemployment Mark Hoban MP.
The Minister of State for Unemployment Mark Hoban MP.

Last week I came to the end of the so called Work Program. The government’s cut price replacement for the New Deal and the Flexible New Deal.

To be honest I do not have many complaints about the Work program. If I do they are confined to one size fits all approach, and Continue reading “Post Work Program Blues 13-06-13”

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Lady Elizabeth F’rskins-Smithe Arrested in Food Bank Queue!

A food bank parcel.
A food bank parcel.

UK – In a shocking development, yesterday the wife of a multi millionaire was revealed to be attempting to swindle a food bank set up to feed people who are suffering extreme poverty as a result of the incompetent handling of the economy by the conservative government. Continue reading “Lady Elizabeth F’rskins-Smithe Arrested in Food Bank Queue!”

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Social Fund To Be Run by Loan Sharks!

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The DWP sucking up to loan sharks.

UK – After bailing out greedy bankers, with billions of taxpayers money, when the banks gambling houses lost vast amounts of money on fraudulent schemes to rip off the the public, the treasury is seeking to punish the poorest in society by allowing loan sharks and doorstep credit agencies to run the social fund emergency loans. Continue reading “Social Fund To Be Run by Loan Sharks!”

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