‘Magicians call it misdirection: directing the attention of a crowd elsewhere so as to distract from the trick happening right in front of it. A bump on the shoulder, a blur of handwaving and – wham! – your wallet’s taken leave of your hip pocket.
Since the crash, British politics has been one epic act of misdirection. Lay off those bankers who shoved the country into penury! Just focus on stripping disabled people of their benefits. Never mind the millionaire bosses squeezing your pay! Spit instead at the minimum-wage migrant cleaners apparently making us poorer. So ingrained is the ritual that when a minister strides into view urging the need for “a grown-up debate”, we brace ourselves for another round of Blame the Victim. The only question is who gets sacrificed next: some ethnic minority, this family on low pay, that middle-aged dad who can’t get a job.
Here is how political misdirection works in real time.’
Like banded thieves in the night this Tory budget will steal freedoms from the disempowered, expel them further from mainstream society, economically bludgeoned them to death and assassinate the characters of any in need of welfare.
Dismembering society further a Tory darkness addiction to hurt the poor, war upon the poor and socially disgrace them further by taking money from them is to endure another 5 years of lethal welfare cuts.
They have mastered a sinister art of manufacturing dehumanisation techniques disguised as saintly projects that echo draconian strategies of a brutal oppressive Tory machine of brilliant blue.
The punishing state as already begun, but worse is to come.
Like a ‘Red Briefcase of Doom’ carrying hideous horrors, the budget George Osbourne, a love abandoned soulless suit of blue, will direct a atmosphere to assassinate the welfare state.
We can only wait as the malevolent murmurs whisper suggestive financial slaughter, and prey for our communities and families sake that the destruction is not devastating.
Our government is a ferocious machine shelling out a hideous vigour of rage towards those unable to support themselves financially.
A government intent on vollying sour principles promoting ‘evil in ink’ with a horrendous array of fierce Tory hosting.
These are love abandoned soul’s, MP’s who will socially destroy those unable to contribute towards a full working week or pay their taxes.
Our disabled communities across our country will be marginalised and expelled from mainstream society with severe brutish expeditions socially discrediting them as ‘scroungers’.
Not all disabled people can run marathons and climb mountains! Many find it hard just to survive each day with pain and misery for comfort.
With soulless suits of blue we’ll witness a dreadful and painful interval upon our society degrading those unable to work, expelling further disabled people by a legalised power centre of prejudice.
The Tories wish to gain a pay rise of £7,000 but cut disabled people’s benefits to below subsistence levels at the same time proves they are morally bankrupt, and incapable of empathy.
Justin Tomlinson is to bring on the Tory toxic onslaught creating more disabilities as lack of medical treatments, equipment, even counselling, will lead to a cruel world mind set, and not ideal for any recovery.
It is clear his principles are a fallen from grace faded splendour and like thieves huddled in the night will steal freedom away and imprison innately decent people across the UK without conscience.
Basically placing disabled people under house arrest, a barrless prison.
Iain Duncan Smith, a bully who sets a furious expedition towards the poorest in society.
We are so atomised, divided, many single minds and their tv’s, the bainwasher, how do the silenced poor speak out?
Protesting is criminalised by a militarised police state, that only the bravest will demonstrate!
He has a sinister art towards the lower end of society, the poor, vulnerable, disabled people, those unable to contribute towards a working week of making ‘real’ feelings of powerless and disbelief.
‘Death dealing policies’ that value human life only as commodities, with no intrinsic value, no ‘we understand your pain and dilemma’ language as Tory democracy avenues close to dissent, the critiques, those with legitimate rage.
The Tories ears are ‘open wide shut’, in some hideous horror show embracing our political theatre with menacing jaws of hostility we have come to recognise.
We fear IDS because he is soulless, serves the oligarchs and has no compassion, perfect to slash rip and disintegrate the Welfare State.
He is a psychopath, no empathy, Tory figure of darkness, a fiend in motion.
How does the public disseminate Tory lies and deception, the Tory jibes against the working poor and propaganda? How do we stop those of society fast asleep who believe them too?
‘David Cameron has reappointed Iain Duncan Smith as Work and Pensions Secretary, meaning he will be in charge of making the huge benefit cuts the Conservatives pledged in their manifesto.
The man who presided over the ‘bedroom tax’ and the £26,000 benefits cap now has to find a further £12 billion in welfare savings.
The pledge – which will hit the working age poor – was one of the most controversial parts of the Conservative manifesto.
But during the campaign they only said where £2 billion of these savings would come from. With a further £10 billion to find, here are seven reasons why people should be worried about the ruthless figure of Mr Duncan Smith returning to the Department for Work and Pensions.’
Sick and disabled claimants are experiencing severe distress and some are even close to suicide due to botched disability benefit reform, an insider has revealed.
Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Britain’s sick and disabled, but the assessment process which should take no longer than 26 weeks is sometimes taking twice as long.
A UK artist has created an art installation as a memorial to the suicide victims of welfare reform.
Melanie Cutler contacted Vox Political regarding her piece – ‘Stewardship’ – a few weeks ago, asking, “Do you think I’ll be arrested?”
The response was that it should be unlikely if she informed the media. The artworks have been displayed at the Northampton Degree Show and are currently at the Free Range Exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery building in Brick Lane, London, which ends tomorrow (June 30).
Entry is free and the installation will be located in F Block, B5.
“I have become an artist later on in life,” Melanie told Vox Political. “I was a carer for my son and, a few decades later, my father. I have worked most of my life too, raising three children.
“Only recently, while studying fine art at University I found my health deteriorating. I have a cocktail of conditions – Type 1 diabetes (diagnosed last year), Coeliac disease, asthma, rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis (currently being investigated), osteoarthritis, psoriasis and a brain tumour (thankfully benign and inactive). I have also lived with depression for almost all my adult life.
“I wanted my work to articulate how I feel about certain issues. In March this year I pitched up in Thurrock, a marginal seat which will be hotly fought-over in the run-up to the next general election. I sat in front of a blank canvas and asked the people of the town to tell me how they felt about welfare reform, the press and the 2015 General Election. I took a team of people to film and photograph the event and to explain to people what the work was about.
“Buoyed on by the reaction to ‘People of Thurrock’, I went on to something else I felt was an important issue; I put welfare reform under the microscope and conducted research around this issue. I was struck by the amount of people who, through no fault of their own, seek to end their own lives as they feel they have no other option. My own family has been touched by suicide and one of my own children is on ESA and awaiting an interview with ATOS.”
Here is the Hansard record of The Work Capability Assessments – Mandatory Reconsideration adjournment debate – it’s the 6th debate about Employment Support Allowance (ESA) tabled by Labour MP Sheila Gilmore, who has worked very hard to present her gathered and substantial evidence to an indifferent government about the terrible consequences of their sadistic sickness and disability “reforms”.
Section 102 and Schedule 11 of the Welfare Reform Act, (Clause 99) is the (State) Power to require revision before appeal. People who wish to challenge a benefit decision will no longer be allowed to lodge an appeal immediately. Instead, the government introduced mandatory revision or review stage, during which a different Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) decision maker will reconsider the original decision and the evidence and, if necessary, send for more information.
We have campaigned since 2012 to raise awareness of Clause 99. During the Consultation period, I wrote a response to the government’s proposals, which many people used as a template for their own responses. I remember that Black Triangle, amongst others, ran a campaign also, and I remember that we ALL RAISED THE SAME CONCERNS.
A ‘Punishing Dialogue’ is having an effect by those benefit staff forced to regurgitate such cruel Tory policies.
Street Democracy writes:
It is almost nice to know some human emotions remain by Job Centre benefit staff up and down the UK.
For so long now, the harsh treatments of benefit sanctions and the obliteration of empathy has over spilled into the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable groups who are unable to stand up for themselves.
The Job Centre has become a detention centre with a punishing atmosphere the moment you arrive, isn’t inspiring for the unemployed or, according to this report, for the staff.
They have taken our legal rights away with no legal aid we the poor cannot stand up for ourselves.
Vocally intensified financial blackmail of ‘do as we say or we dock your benefits’ is echoed with every word or comments from Job Centre staff.
It automatically silences you from you views, your opinions and natural emotions and you cannot disagree.
It leaves the DWP to instigate cruel dialogues towards benefit claimants and there is nothing we can do about it.
Will aid towards benefit sanctions and the obliteration of empathy and all the while this corporation is totally immoral in its own ethics.
When you arrive at the Job Centre you are greeted by discourteous G4S heavy weight bouncers making sure you feel most uncomfortable and it is a statement of ‘do not complain or disagree with any decision-making within these walls’.
However, you have to be almost a ruthless individual not to feel any remorse or guilt at the benefit slaughter-house and seeing the eyes of despair as you economically sanction and destroy the lives of the poor.
It just feels the ethics now invented by the DWP are forcing the staff at the local Job Centre’s to deliberately agitate, destabilise and harm people, rather than help.
People have left in tears after having interviews with Job Centre staff. To be forced into hard long hours of low pay that makes your feet and your hands sore, never mind your back and neck isn’t what the poor need.
It isn’t at all surprising people working there are becoming depressed as you do become as toxic as the policies you embrace and become as harmful as the polices do harm.
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