The Staggering Cost Of One Man’s Delusions: £25 Billion Squandered On Bungled Welfare Reforms

Very informative re-blog on vicious welfare reforms from sadist minister and failed Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith.

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iain-duncan-smithThe recent report from the Major Projects Authority, which revealed that Universal Credit is such a fucking disaster they had to invent a whole new category to describe it, also laid bare the astronomical cost of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms.

Just under £11 billion is budgeted to be squandered on some of the DWP’s largest projects, and that figure doesn’t include Universal Credit.  The cost of this hare-brained experiment is shrouded in mystery now it has been classed as ‘reset’, but last year the Major Projects Authority reported that the bill would reach £12.8 billion.

Even this is far from the whole story.  Community Work Placements, the latest mass workfare scheme, will cost almost a third of a billion.  The costs of other Jobcentre schemes, such as Mandatory Work Activity, are not included in the above figures.  At the very least the budgeted costs of welfare reform exceed…

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Media Week 3

Media Week 3: The Sun,

The Guardian

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Week 3 stems from the above two papers.

PAPPA THE RAPPER!

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This weeks story in the tabloids could not be avoided. The curious case of Justin Bieber. A sensitive issue with fans if ever there was one. On Monday the teen heartthrob failed to show up for a concert at the O2 Arena leaving paying fans in utter distress. Even young children were in tears as others were dumbstruck for two hours. Various radio and news reports claimed Biebs was having some friend chicken at a restaurant. One father expressed on BBC News “We were fans of Justin Bieber. We loved him, now we hate him!” While passing fickle fans another added elsewhere they were OK with waiting two hours for him and tolerated the delay in favour of their baby. Later on in the week, Bieber collapsed and was rushed to a London hospital, where he allegedly in The Sun, screamed at minders and his music team who got the wrong equipment with his grown up toys. On Friday, the Canadian megastar launched himself at a photographer who took a photo outside his car. Bieber jumped out of the car he just clambered into screaming “I’ll beat the f*** out of you!” One photographer told the pop star to “f*** off back to America” where Canadian Bieber flipped. Perhaps misunderstood or intentional, this sent Justin over the edge, restrained by security. Another pap reminded such action could be classed as assault. Justin apologised after on Twitter to his fans and even sent a racy snap from his hospital bed, smiling, glaring into the camera topless and showing off the hemline of his pants.

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Back in the day when a papparazzo is almost floored they used to understand it was a sign to back off and they did so. Nowadays pap’s need to “get that shot” which puts the money on the table and they have no reservations in how to ethically achieve it, instead being aggressive or invasive as a result. Pap’s need to learn to behave themselves instead of taunting others also. As for Bieber there is no excuse for the attack, possibly provoked. The 19 year old may have mis-understood the phrase and assumed his Canadian heritage was being mocked, however was being asked to go back to America of which he has cracked superstardom of. Never call American’s Canadians and vice versa, just like with Australian’s and New Zealand natives. They become extremely aggressive. One question is that of the music industry and suggest they should support the star. Some have argued that Bieber’s mini meltdown is the start of problems to continue. Others claim the “diva’s” partying caught up with him and took effect. Whatever the case, both sides have to learn to remove themselves from causing literal tension with provocation. Reporting on it is fine, but encouraging behaviour on both parts is extremely unprofessional and plain pathetic.

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CLEGG CLOWN

Thursday’s The Sun had a snippet where “One Justin who will not let kids down” in the form of Mr.Tumble. Don’t be confused as this was not Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in disguise.

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HEALTH BOSS POCKETS BONUS DEFENCE FROM TORY LEADER

Cunning Conservative leader David Cameron has blamed opposition party Labour and Heath Secretary Andy Burnham for Sir David Nicholson, the man behind the NHS receiving tons of bonuses for the massive numbers of hospital deaths which occurred under Nicholson’s management. Labour stated Sir David should be “sacked immediately.” David Cameron once again senselessly attacked Labour for the blunder and again protected rich fat cat Nicholson, who claims to have done nothing wrong and takes no responsibility. Labour responded of Cameron trying to “politicise a huge tragedy” for personal gain. All David Cameron can ever do is blame Labour for every mistake the Conservatives are causing in their almost three of five year term in government of which they pledged to rectify problems, which has since seen Cameron obliterate the poor on benefits cutting their minimal money, threatening to remove them from welfare for up to three years and plan a tax decrease for the wealthy, including millionaires and bankers who gain ludicrous 100% bonuses for the coming budget statement due in a couple of weeks.

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LEADER OF UK BECOMES SPORADIC JOURNALIST

Dave also wrote an article in the Sunday Telegraph last week and has mentioned Prince William’s 21st birthday security failings. The man who had a background in media before being elected to lead the Conservatives, also agreed with William Hague, Foreign Secretary, that Britain will be deploying minimal levels of armour and vehicles to Syrian rebels after China and Russia deployed military defences to the President’s side. Hague, who didn’t think twice about sending support along with the already cut defence budget in Britain, and as Cameron announced over the Mali intervention in terror wars “for decades to come” of which Cameron sparked for Britain with idealistic, thoughtless deployment, as a moral obligation.

David Cameron enjoying a pint during a Test match in August 2011

ARMOR AID FOR SYRIA

While a moral obligation is there to help “more than 70,000 have been killed since the uprising of President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011” and as the only country that really supports almost every country in need of aid in some form in Europe, Great Britain cannot keep intervening into other people’s ‘wars’. If so, then the rest of Europe need to band together, but won’t because the world has become segregated into fear to ‘stick to their own’. Remember when the UN and all that war thing happened and nations would bail out one another if some country was under attack? Come on Dave, you remember your privileged Ox-bridge education on history lessons now, don’t you?

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF EU HEART

Bonnie Tyler has been announced as the entry for the 2013 Eurovision entry for the United Kingdom. With David Cameron’s personal idealisation on the EU, will we manage to beat nil points? Perhaps Europe will be gracious to give us enough points to make a point? Maybe we will get the number exact for how many European members Cameron got a no from? Now that, on Europe’s part, would be cleverer than nil points or near the bottom of leader boards. 61 year old Bonnie added “I’m very successful all over Europe. I think that will stand me in good stead.” The final of the contest takes place at Malmo, Sweden in May. Alternatively, you could start giving some points to make it seem less rigged.

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BENEFITS BLITZ FOR MIGRANTS OR BRITONS?

Back to benefits in more detail. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith claimed the handouts were facing a “crisis” as migrants are flocking to Britain to claim handouts specifically. Is this the excuse for cutting the benefits system from the poor or just an excuse to cut everything for everyone? Regardless of the answer, the poorest in Britain are suffering yet the rich are not paying or contributing anything to society. When the poorest who have no money cannot pay for anything how do you expect to keep things in the country moving? You have to take a sum from the rich, who it won’t affect fully and are contributing to the country to stabilise its future economy. David Cameron earns a whopping £142,500 a year, plus bonuses. (Source: Wikipedia)

Interestingly this information over the last week has miraculously been edited out from Wikipedia.

“The UK Prime Minister receives £142,500 per annum as salary for being Prime Minster. He is also a sitting MP and thus receives and additional salary of £65,737.” (Source:Answers.co.uk)

This is a man who is cutting Human Rights and seeking laws to legally track all your browsing history and details online to snoop your emails and information to collect from internet providers. Legal hacking, anyone?

Cameron also promised Indian’s on a tour of the country a fortnight ago they could come and live in the UK if they graduate and earn a job over £20,000. The UK has scores of unemployment increasing, including students now paying a hefty triple fees price tag set by David Cameron himself, with input from Business Secretary Vince Cable of the Liberal Democrats. Cam also went to poor nation Africa and pledged to send them aid rather than focus on his own struggling citizens he is supposed to be representing living in poor conditions for the UK even though not as poor as Africa, granted, the country at home is your main priority. No?

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Guardian shielding elitism?

I also bought Friday’s edition of The Guardian, in store, however, could not find one story of interest, nor one that wasn’t completely full of blocks of text that should be readable and has a high level of “broadsheet” expectancy. As mentioned last week I can handle a broadsheet in contrast to a tabloid, but these are just many problems papers are facing, the Berliner size format allowing for more text and a strongly higher than’high-brow’ editorial is becoming problematic and needs either modifying by editors or inclusion of ‘lower brow’ writers the paper would probably class me into.

Three months ago in a passing comment a journalist who works for the Daily Mail mentioned in a mocking manner “Another debate piece in The Guardian? “How to take these comments will be your choice as with mine above, however, its needs addressing and mine are clearly advice, should you wish to get a heads up. If you want a piece on something as well, I’m available. Thanks.

 

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David Cameron’s discord on Housing Benefits

It’s all change again this week.

David Cameron blasts Jimmy Carr’s tax avoidance as “morally wrong”, while Mr. Cameron shortly after, chosen to sensationally cut Housing Benefit for under 25 year old residents of the UK.

Feeling these ‘kids’ had it too easy, and were claiming off the welfare system to have a better life, cutting these benefits, in Cameron’s mind was a choice that many, including modern day over 25s, who work would support the choice. The majority I have witnessed have not shared that view.

Apologetic Comedian Jimmy Carr publicly holds his hands up and takes responsibility for his blunder.

At 28 myself, never having a pot to hold, stuck on the welfare system, though I have been committed and trying all my life, even when I was under 25, and deemed another number in Cameron’s “Big Society”,  the question has to be asked, how many will suffer as a consequence of this action.

Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, with a grave warning to Cameron’s “Big Society”

Aiming to re-establish a society of working people, in our young as well as middle aged, elderly and all in between, Cameron doesn’t realise he has actually opened those floodgates which will destroy the morality of the country.

Crime rates, burglaries of people’s homes or the outside goods, gang culture, political unrest and to top it all, young people struggling with bills and the cost of living, without the aid of the benefits, will consider and indeed, some, will commit suicide. No-one wants to say that out loud, do they? We can’t mention this, but the fact is, sweeping it under the carpet doesn’t eliminate the problem does it?

For those who don’t take their lives, which I implore no one to consider doing, most people cannot live with their parents as many are disowned, come from turbulent families torn apart or in warzones, or have parents who are deceased.

Sending them “back to their parents” doesn’t solve the solution, it creates dissolution. Plus, it doesn’t create independence, does it? Which then highlights the extreme mass flaws of the subject at hand, because, instead of relying on the state, they then rely on their parents (because they have no choice), which them ill prepares them for life in general.

How is anyone able to move forward, when you people back?

Get a job, Cameron says. Here’s an idea. Create Jobs! Maybe then people will apply. The reason people don’t work, and want to, is because, ‘Jobs’ (which are not ‘Careers’) are only in Retail, or Administration sectors. Some are now in building. Most are in trades or specialist lines of work. Specialist help, funding, and apprenticeships don’t exist in mass quantities.

Placed in any PR/Marketing/Advertising/Journalist/Writer/Editorial role myself, I could contribute to the community and the commercial economy fruitfully. The stubborn attitude, dominated by Upper class, nose snorting, sneering disgust at a “commoner” taking a qualified role in a ‘traditional gentleman’s ruled job’ which has now been distorted by the media mogul bearers who have severe dysfunctional ideologies surround who, what and how the position should ‘look’ than be built on talent, economical standard and professionalism.

Westminster’s snobbery has poured into London, and widely plaguing the country at the same time with its sheer ignorance to ruining a democracy which is dictated by random suits, billing themselves as the country’s saviours.

The country should be comprised of 30+ males and females, distorted from reality, creating an alternate one, where we all have 2 or 3 lovely children, have flowers in pot plants on the side table, and all sit at the dinner table from 1950 to share a home cooked meal by Betty Crocker.

How can society move forward, if it continues to live in the past?

Congratulations Dave, you have secured yourself for the next election. Enjoy your surroundings in No.10 Downing Street. You have successfully handed the government to Labour for next however many years. What job could David Cameron do once leaving the commons to become a “Commoner?” The David Cameron show!

“You’re Worthless, You’re disgusting, Get a job!!”

Cameron, who makes a law and forces it as a demand, than a decision, without considering that this will make the  country evermore disjointed from reality, then drives them further away from connection in society. Communities or people don’t stick together, they attack one another in order to survive, all thanks to your cutting of benefit without understand the severe repercussions that tear the country apart.

David Cameron, two months ago, was all smiles in a country pub, with his wife and children. Family man, husband, father. Casting away Politician, to leave a family life in a peacefully retreat full of publicity stunted cameras, wide spread on newspapers, shortly left the vicinity happy, caring and content with his wife.

Family Man David Cameron downs a pint

This is a family man, who encourages family values. The family man, happened to lose his daughter, by leaving her behind and driving off from the pub without even realising she was missing. They eventually returned to pick up his forgotten daughter.

In an interview in the Mail on Sunday, on June 24th 2012, regarding the issue of the housing benefit collapse, one infeasible journalist sensationally claims Britain is adorned with “feckless couples” claiming housing benefits.

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Preaching to live with your families, Mr. Cameron believes we should all be working for our own families in the near future.

Living back at home, with parents, and jobless, can we ever aim to not only own our own home, or flat, but be able to have a child or two, supposedly the joy of life, and manage to look after this innocent that become a burden on ourselves, which also creates bad parenting, and then, continues the ever decreasing cycle of future children growing up in poverty, abuseful homes or settings and uneducated without any morals or upbringing on what is correct, let alone having a childhood robbed from them.

Next he’ll be evicting everyone from the Big Brother house.

Yesterday, Wednesday 27th June, in London, one “heckler” raised the issue in a publich speech by the PM, addressing the Olympic Games at a public event, where the PM responded “Don’t spoil it!” rather loud and passive aggressively.

David Cameron pledged to cut all things except for parental benefits, including Child Benefit. Did you really not see that one coming? We will address the state of education and welfare in greater detail in a forthcoming post.

Though cutting these housing benefits, apart from all the distress mentioned about, here’s the killer problem. Many more people will become clinically depressed. Those that don’t kill themselves, or be killed, are then able to claim Employment and Support Allowance (more on this later) and become absent from working and potentially a threat to society for their foreseeable future.

What levels of community, support and guidance are there, if all is cut away from us, in one fell swoop?

If Mr. Cameron is willing to have an interview with me at No.10 I will graciously accept, as I have a lot of issues to discuss that can benefit the country, help you understand the pitfalls, and the perils of the state and address further instances that can only be discussed in private.

Will Ed Milliband succeed as Prime Minister?

I am asking. I have been seeking a conversation for over five years. If any other politician is willing to listen, conversate or take on matters of importance, please get in touch, or leave us a comment and we can supply an email address for you. Or contact on Cameron’s hated form of communication, social media, or Twitter for example.

 

Thank You.