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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Tory MP Scandal of Patrick Mercer. Will UKIP Leader take seat instead?

Another Tory Party Scandal. Cash corruption, cons and deceit

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The Tory party have entered yet another scandal in recent week’s. This time Patrick Mercer was caught undercover exposed for ‘cash for questions’ in which he was shamed for levels of near bribery and corruption.

Being fully caught out, the Tory politician decided not to muck about and put out a strong appearance for the media, quickly admitting his mistakes and taking responsibility. This was done because their was no other way and is an attempt to look like he is playing ball or saving face, as it were. While some can respect the fact that he took responsibility instead of other drama’s including the Maria Miller scandal of dithering to resign, the Tory did so only because he was so caught out there was no going back.

The scandal now unleashes yet another damaging amount of proof that corruption is rife in a conservative UK government and can not be trusted. Politicians can always get away with it. Mercer plans to quietly return after a six month, yes MONTH return. The £65,000 earner will come back for an estimated £71,000 pay increase.

Some high-profile scandals include Maria Miller, Theresa May, George Osbourne, Jeremy Hunt, Iain Duncan Smith and Grant Shapps with an alleged affair with another Tory MP over his wife. David Cameron has also been involved in many scandals believed to be allegedly covered up. Cameron has attempted to regulate the press with all of the above ministers on his front bench, who are also his friends. Cameron has also attempted to cover up such scandal with human rights abuses, legal aid refinement and evil welfare reforms. He has a barrister brother. Only this week, his brother told him his legal aid abuses were “unfair.”

The Workers’ party? That’s us, say Tories in bid to rebrand

Now the story develops much more interestingly. Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party has “shown interest” in campaigning for the by-election for disgraced Mercer’s vacant seat.

Our advice to Farage is clear. If he does not, send another candidate to go for it. This is the time, at the height of your momentum with voters to launch a chance to go for the seat. If UKIP’s profile is high in the region then there is high chance with good campaigning that they will take the seat and represent resident’s they way they like. Farage is someone who public’s feel very connected to. But Farage will have to nail down his policies more clearly and set an agenda other than UK Immigration as its primary concern.

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In the right area of the UK, Farage would win votes. They just have to figure out where that area of the UK is, and if Farage, or some other UKIP candidate, is ready to take this challenge. The longer they dither, the most momentum they will lose. Acting fast is crucial for UKIP, a party that has no strong politicians and connected publics that require a seat in UK Parliament based on the ever conflicted and disparaged views of the electorate.

The Tories are the party always heavily involved in heavy cash pilfering scandals. They only have themselves to blame.

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Maria Miller: The CONservative fraudster

Conservative politician Maria Miller, 50, has been the focus of recent media controversy over the past couple of weeks. After secretly trying to make further, newer restrictions on the fabric of a free press unclouded by disingenuous laws restricting reporting, Miller was found to be scandalous. Her crime was that of abusing the British taxpayer among many others becoming the newest addition to the expenses scandal.

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The Expenses Scandal, which occurred in 2009 was that of a number of politicians, many senior, and mostly Conservatve (Tory) party MPs, seeing ministers fill in forms to claim expenses for items they bought. These ranged from the lowly 89p items to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Reclaimed and not paid from their own pay packets, the ministers were living it up. Then they were eventually caught by the national press, who all exposed the scandal.

Since then ministers have said to have been looking for a reason to control the press from their heavy reporting, often shaming the scandalous politicians rightfully on the front pages.

In 2012, after the phone hacking inquiry, a new Press Regulation report was established and finished after years of recommendations by Lord Justice Leveson, dubbed the Leveson Report. Since then ministers, especially Tory ones, to which all of the national press politically support except for two brands, (The Mirror and The Guardian) said they would never regulate the press. Shortly after, David Cameron, the leader of the Tories decided to revoke that pledge and clamp down on the press. Aiming to make the opposition leaders of the Labour and Liberal Democrats take the blame, the press were disgraced with the decision once it was decided they would place tougher attempts from self-regulation onto journalists.

Ministers were then said to look for tougher details in clamping down. Behind the scenes, Maria Miller, the newly appointed Culture, Media and Sport secretary (which has had a troublesome scandal involvement with every minister in the role since 2010) was allegedly acting in secret. Aiming to re-regulate the already regulated from Leveson reporting press, she is now seeking tougher restrictions to gag the media further. When also questioned by watchdog’s about her expenses abuse, Miller threatened them behind the scenes to keep them quiet. Aiming to shroud her details of scandalous lifestyle in secrecy even further, Miller is now using the preposterous excuse that she is being “witchunted” by the press out of revenge for the Leveson regulation. Miller, who is still seeking a second batch of regulation to this day, is now using this mantle to twist the screw into her favour as a victim. Anything that the press now writes, she will attempt to sully as uncredible and abusive, somewhat of an irony to Miller, who has acted out the exact double standard.

They often say, those who say something about someone is actually drawing on a reflection of themselves. This seems to be the case. Miller wasn’t finished there either. She continued to attack media outlets involving television news stations who were doing their journalistic job.

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Shamed. Miller makes speedy getaway in car.

Miller had received numerous requests to stand down and leave parliamentary office for her scandal. She defiantly refused. Leader of the country David Cameron, her party leader also, said that Miller “had paid back the money” and is continuing to now “get on” with her job and shamefully excused her behaviour with the notion that we should “draw a line under it” in reference to the scandalous corruption on offer. Miller paid back a measly £6,000 which is practically pocket money to her. If any other lower class citizen did such scandal they would be fired and leave on no income. Instead, Miller, who earns a whopping £65,000 increased by 11% to £75,000 per annum by 2015 as a sitting MP, which makes her a somewhat of a millionaire, remains in the job. On Thursday 3 March, she issued a hurried, thirty second apology on the advice of someone who told her to. Her insincere apology was not of her own accord. The following week on Tuesday 8 March she wrote another note of her antics in her local paper. Miller, who decided to write it in her local paper rather than in public to the world, attempted to gain more support from a writing piece and pocketed even more cash.

Sadistic welfare minister and failed Tory leadership candidate Iain Duncan Smith was grilled on the same day. He advised Miller was being “witchunted” and dodged the question about conning the system. Duncan Smith, who inherited his fortunes through his family, including two homes, is responsible for viciously removing poor people with no money, job prospects or employability skills including sick and Paralympic athletes unfairly from the pocket money benefit aiming to help support people getting back to work or healthy. They earn around £70 every two weeks. Politicians earn £65,000 rising to £77,000 a year, not including expenses claims.

If a welfare claimant is “decided” ‘fit to work’ by the unjustifiable measures to remove people from welfare to get numbers down and label them as workshy as David Cameron called them all “workers and the shirkers” when many are ill or poor, they will be sanctioned, removed from benefits for three years and possibly face a prison sentence under a case of fraud. Politicians, however, are allowed to get back on with the job and say no more with a ‘slap on the wrist’ tender talking to. And they say totalitarianism is dead.

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If Maria Miller had any self respect and humility she would step down, repay the thousands to millions owed and apologise properly on a nation TV stage with a sincere, and not pre-advised from PR friends choice in doing so. This will be the only way Miller may be able to ascertain any honour left in her disgraced run as Culture Secretary and an MP in general. She should stop attempting to blame the press for doing their job, something which Miller has failed to do herself. Trying to attack the press with further regulation would be a mistake and she should drop this. To make it clear, she should make a statement clarifying she will not be regulating the press and allow the Leveson Report to stand as the sole beneficiary to this ideal. If she continues to attack the press, this would be unwise. She will become exposed (through her own fault) of corruption. This is not a press being vengeful. This is their professional job and conduct to the sector respected. Why would she need to re-regulate it? It proves she has many more demons in her closet and could possibly be planning to claim on expenses once again without a second thought. She needs to take a step back and re-assess.

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There is no way dithering weed David Cameron will sack her. The only reason she kept her job was because she is the second only woman in the Conservative Party alongside Theresa May, which neither female minister has shone a light on a glorious and dignified run in the cabinet positions they have held since 2010. They further taint the female position of politician. By choosing not to sack her, Cameron, who does not want to appear weak and keep his best friends in the jobs with him to his little fan club, who also protect his policies, instead disgraces the political spectrum as shameful. In doing so Cameron and the Tories are once again a corrupt bunch of totalitarian rulers who disgrace the halls of Westminster and all the great Politicians before them. How on Earth did it get to this? The electorate, or people who vote as it is commonly called, further see this insulting and untrustworthy to Politicians who fiddle the figures to own self gain.

All in all, any attempt to hide a secret will only ever become bigger and more explosive when the truth eventually outs, as it always does. To hide such details will only prompt journalists to expose the truth. This is not a witchunt. This is a journalist’s job. And if you chose to clamp down on their professional job description, even further since original press regulation, not only are the ministers destroying the job a journalist can do, they are also breaking their own law. At this point it should be the courts who may have to intervene on the politicians and have them overruled for corruption and disruption to the professional sector of a job, in this case journalism. The same applies to all positions in working sectors. Not even a politician is allowed to change a job description or remove them from the public sphere because politicians are childish babies that do not like to hear anything bad about them when they put their feet out of line. No one is above the law and it is a journalist’s job first and foremost to hold all to account, including ruling elites. This is a further endorsement to the electorate that the Democratic nation of Great Britain has been constantly turned into a totalitarian United Kingdom under far right wing extremism with nationalism as its key function.

Written as of 8th March 2014.

 

UPDATE from 9 March 2014

On Wednesday, 9 March 2014, Maria Miller chose to resign of her own accord. David Cameron today disgraced the Houses of Parliament further by continually choosing to attack opposition leader Ed Miliband where Miliband said it was “his job to sack ministers” should they break the law. Cameron traded vicious spats of assault claiming Miliband, just like the rest of the British public were, “jumping on a political bandwagon” in order to blame Labour once more for all of the Conservative scandals. This is the government in place. A corrupt, self serving, abusive batch of friends who then excuse their behaviour as justified. Anyone else is vilified and disgraced instead.

Once again, ruling elites prove they can get away with fraudulent and criminal activity. The average commoner, would serve years imprisonment and never likely to receive a respectful job title ever again.

The UK public believe Cameron has handled the crisis badly by 2/3 in an itvnews poll supported by Comres research. It also proved the public trust politicians less at 49% tied with behaving badly.

Cameron continues to defiantly disagree and argue that Miller had done absolutely nothing wrong. Morally wrong, the Conservatives are seen as a party that abuses, fiddles the details for themselves and smears opposition where possible. Anything they disagree with is decided and no responsibility is taken. This is another shameful disgrace that tarnishes the greatness of this beautiful country which is a big player in democratic rights, formerly known from 2010 as Great Britain.

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As of 10 March 2014, Sajid Javid was ushered into the position of Culture Secretary amid Miller’s resignation. Javid is a ‘working class’ politician who worked his way up, sources say. Of Pakistani origin and former Economy Secretary once again the Tory party have been accused of playing favourites with Cameron’s personal choices of loyalty to him. A poster boy to try to connect with voters as ‘ordinary’ and involved in the economy, many believe this is simply bureaucratic quota reaching. Cameron pledged since 2010 he would have 40% of female ministers which has monumentally failed.  Many still believe Javid is, as everyone before him including Miller and the also scandal ridden, now Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, as unqualified for the position. The general election, in May 2015, is where the Tories are focusing on gaining a ‘working class vote’ to be re-elected after a failed majority in 2010.

Miller is still not being placed into the criminal justice system to face charges of fraud highlighting that politicians can break the law under Her Majesty’s ‘Secret State’. Simply put, she got away with it. You wouldn’t. She had two homes, two children and a husband, who is a solicitor.

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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.

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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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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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