Courageous Scottish nurse Joyce Drummond, who made a heartfelt apology to Atos assessment victims, has submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament Select Committee on Welfare Reform. ∙ Joyce forwarded some of her notes to me, containing ...―
If anyone still believes Iain Duncan Smith is not the most odious man in Britain I would just mention one name, Stephanie Bottril, a woman whose death lays directly at Smith's door, he might just as well have put a gun to her head. His bigotry and...―
Over the weekend, hundreds of people protested over the bedroom tax and benefits cap at Lord Freud’s £1.9 million home and 20 disabled activists are staging a protest at Iain Duncan Smith’s country mansion in Buckinghamshire ...―
A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street, San Francisco Financial District, ∙ Whenever class differences come into conflict, often in times of economic crises, some bright spark on the establishments side tell ...―
Welfare reform, my arse. Has Jim Royle parked his chair, feet ∙ up, telly on, in the corridors between the Treasury and the Department ∙ for Work and Pensions? Employing him as adviser can be the only ∙ explanation for the...―
Tom Pride had an expose on his excellent blog which I thought should be reposted here: ∙ Only someone very naive could believe private firms are participating in the government’s workfare scheme because they want to provide work...―
According to the media a majority of the Coalition cabinet benefited from their decision to cut tax for the UK's highest earners. ∙ The Daily Mirror reported: ∙ The number of millionaires who will benefit from David Cameron’s...―
The press-release from the Labour Party below was first posted yesterday on the Skwawkbox blog, Steve received it from a Labour MP. It was apparently ‘embargoed’ until one minute after midnight (Monday). These day we are weighed down ...―
There is no doubt in my mind that the Coalition government is made up of some of the most bigoted and class prejudiced people to reach high office since the end of WW2, and I do not exclude the liberal democrats from this condemnation. If Nick ...―
The Wrath of Iain (Photo credit: Byzantine_K) ∙ Please sign the petition which calls for Iain Duncan Smith, the current Work and Pensions Secretary, to prove his claim of being able to live on £7.57 a day, or £53 a week. ...―
April is the month when the full force of George Osborne's austerity programme will finally be felt. In the seventy years since the Beveridge report was published, no government has ever so consciously reduced support for the poorest. Below, I...―
The central Tory mantra, which will reach a crescendo this weekend as the cascade of cuts kicks in, is that those on benefits are a millstone round the nation’s neck which cannot be afforded, and they should be made to work, with severe...―
You may have noticed a new crop of fresh berries at your market lately. I buy fresh ...
This week’s gorgeous guest is the lovely Meg from Gillmergirl.com. Meg is a ...
Sunday love. @kippeterschnaps requested steak and so: One pan, roasted London broil it is- ...