It’s the Great British sell off: Osborne reveals plan to sell off more government assets than ever before in bid to raise more than £23BILLION this year

It’s the Great British sell off: Osborne reveals plan to sell off more government assets than ever before in bid to raise more than £23BILLION this year

Thursday 21st May 2015 at 09:23 By David Icke

‘George Osborne signalled the start of the biggest ever sell-off of public assets in a speech to the CBI business conference last night.

The Chancellor said the government would raise more than £23billion this year – a new record – by privatising stakes in Eurostar, Lloyds and the student loan book.

He also revealed that Government departments have already been ordered to start finding extra savings ahead of the emergency budget in July, as he bids to wipe out the government deficit within just two years.’

Read more: It’s the Great British sell off: Osborne reveals plan to sell off more government assets than ever before in bid to raise more than £23BILLION this year

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Tory Cuts Could Push Tens Of Thousands Of Home Carers Onto the Dole, Warns Charity

Tory Cuts Could Push Tens Of Thousands Of Home Carers Onto the Dole, Warns Charity

Posted by Welfare Weekly -May 17, 2015

 

Tens of thousands of home carers who look after vulnerable elderly relatives could be pushed into unemployment, warns the Alzheimer’s Society.

Government cuts are leaving local authority social care budgets “at breaking point”, while struggling home carers are left juggling work and caring duties.

Within ten years, up to one million Alzheimers patients will be dependent upon the care they receive from relatives. This is estimated to save the economy around £11.6bn each year, which is greater than the £8.8bn spent on the NHS.

Head of policy at the Alzheimer’s Society, George McNamara, said: “Further government cuts to social care could lead to tens of thousands of working people forced to give up their jobs to look after elderly relatives over the next five years.”

“Workers can’t fit caring responsibilities into a lunch break”, said Mr McNamara.

“Looking after an elderly parent with dementia takes huge amounts of time, energy and emotional stress. Many carers will have no choice but to give up work unless they get better public services.”

For more click here: Tory Cuts Could Push Tens Of Thousands Of Home Carers Onto the Dole, Warns Charity 

By Welfare Weekly

Street Democracy writes:

Our political system is a massive psychological machine to devour moral decency within our societal system of care and welfare services.

Carers work dedicated hours of long back breaking heavy workloads, time utterly spent providing the attention we all appreciate when where in need.  This career model goes largely unnoticed, ignored and deeply underpaid for their efforts, unless it is to sabotage it further.

We know the Tory bullying agenda, their destruction of the welfare state expedition and a ferocious path of evil, to destroy the poor’s voice and power.

This punishing infrastructure is ripping to pieces at rapid speeds of vigour, to dismantle our welfare state, and all practises and commitments to it. A deliberate manufactured Tory dialogue of force to collapse our social caring community structures to fall and fail.

The agenda is for the private sector to infiltrate their corporate power and control, to eventually privatise the whole system by stepping in to ‘rescue’ the starved of funds avenues.

This punishing infrastructure is on a ceaseless expansion that is hijacked by ruthless corporate politicians who hold power to instigate and frame debates, basically control decision making to favour private interests and this sector is no different.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.

EU draws up plans for military attacks on Libya targets to stop migrant boats

EU draws up plans for military attacks on Libya targets to stop migrant boats

new Monday 11th May 2015 at 10:15 By David Icke

The European Union has drawn up plans for military attacks in Libya to try to curb the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean by targeting the trafficking networks. It is to launch a bid on Monday to secure a UN mandate for armed action in Libya’s territorial waters.

Britain is drafting the UN security council resolution that would authorise the mission, said senior officials in Brussels. It would come under Italian command, have the participation of around 10 EU countries, including Britain, France, Spain, and Italy, and could also drag in Nato although there are no plans for initial alliance involvement.

On Monday, Federica Mogherini, the EU’s chief foreign and security policy coordinator, is to brief the UN security council in New York on the plans for a “chapter seven” resolution authorising the use of force. The British draft is believed to call for the “use of all means to destroy the business model of the traffickers”.

Read more: EU draws up plans for military attacks on Libya targets to stop migrant boats

Calling on G4S to end all support for Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestine.

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G4S Now where do we see them? I know our UK Job Centres!

G4S to end all support for Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestine. 

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Displayed by Street Democracy. Privatised profit seeking psychopathic private armies with no empathy or morals, must be held accountable to their crimes.

In a letter published on the morning of the G4S shareholders meeting, renowned artists, academics and writers have called on G4S to end all support for Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestine.

Join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, artists, writers and activists Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Roger Waters, filmmakers Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, in calling on G4S to end its contract with Israel’s prison authorities. Add your name to the letter today!

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As G4S management and shareholders prepare to participate in the G4S AGM today, we call on them to end the corporation’s participation in Israel’s brutal occupation.

G4S operates and maintains security systems at the Ofer prison, located in the occupied West Bank, and for the Kishon and Moskobiyyeh detention/interrogation facilities at which human rights organisations have documented systematic torture and ill treatment of Palestinian prisoners, including child prisoners held in solitary confinement.

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These thugs also welcome you into the Job Centres up and down the UK. Atmosphere is made to feel for those unemployed of ‘do not question us,and do not disagree with any decisions made by staff, either’! Street Democracy

G4S helps the Israeli Prison Service to run prisons inside Israel that hold prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory despite the Fourth Gevena Convention prohibition of the transfer of prisoners from occupied territory into the territory of the occupier.

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Through its involvement in Israel’s prison system, G4S is complicit in violations of international law and participates in Israel’s use of mass incarceration as a means by which to dissuade Palestinians from protesting Israel’s systematic human rights abuses.

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Corrupt capitalist’s corporations that steal wealth have the nerve to inflict authority upon us with aggression of ‘do as we say’ scenario.

G4S also provides equipment and services to the Israeli military checkpoints in the West Bank that form part of the route of Israel’s illegal Wall and to the terminals isolating the occupied and besieged territory of Gaza.

G4S’ role in Israel’s brutal occupation and abhorrent prison system is unacceptable and must end.

SIGN HERE BY CLICKING HERE: G4S’ role in Israel’s brutal occupation and abhorrent prison system is unacceptable and must end.

Update about ‘Balcombe Drilling: Cease the oil exploration activities of Cuadrilla in Balcombe.’ on Change.org

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Update about ‘Balcombe Drilling: Cease the oil exploration activities of Cuadrilla in Balcombe.’ on Change.org

The Fracks in local democracy.
(Concerning the WSCC planning meeting to decide on Cuadrilla’s planning application)

Despite a petition of nearly five and a half thousand signatures, despite over 850 objections – West Sussex County Council chose to ignore the material objection that Cuadrilla has no social licence to be in Balcombe. Well informed and well researched speeches were delivered by residents, which only served to highlight the obvious lack of reading and thought that the voting councillors (with the exception of one – thank you Sue Mullins) had put into this planning meeting. It is a sad day for democracy when the committee, like every other body involved in this process from the EA to the DECC, dismisses some of the most serious concerns as ‘not in their remit’. Then whose responsibility are these concerns? It shows a ridiculous lack of foresight, when an exploration company is allowed to have its process considered piecemeal in separate planning applications, without considering the end-game of oil production close to residents. Thus, each new application is in part validated by the fact that the previous one was approved. Very clever Lord Browne!

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Cuadrilla director Lord Browne

Back to our WSCC committee of elected representatives – evidence of health risks from flaring? Not their concern. Cuadrilla’s own researchers admit fluid can migrate up to 2000ft along fault plains and intend to put fluid down an uncased lateral borehole in a highly faulted area, within 1600ft of the aquifer- apparently nobody’s concern. Cuadrilla failed to include certain gases in their models of flaring emissions; have lost air samples and failed to consider the contour of the land so that the flare will actually pump chemicals out at more or less the level of our village (Lower Stumble is lower than Balcombe remember) -apparently nobody’s concern. Then of course there are the regulatory bodies that are supposed to protect us, but instead make assumptions that Cuadrilla has effectively self-regulated, which we know from past history that they have not. The HSE for example, have admitted they made no onsite checks of the well, yet this is part of their own best practice to ensure well failure does not occur. The WSCC and EA have then based their own permits on the idea that the well is, in fact, sound. This cannot be guaranteed, and as we have seen in Singleton, well failure does happen. Again – apparently nobody’s concern. Climate change? Clearly nobody’s concern, and certainly not the government’s, who admit climate change is occurring in one breath whilst redirecting subsidies away from renewables and into onshore oil and gas with the other. At what cost do we want our energy? We can only hope now, that an educated public will use their votes wisely.
By a concerned Balcombe resident.

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As a result of the decision taken in this meeting Frack Free Balcombe Resident’s association has now written to WSCC to inform them that they are prepared to take the case to a Judicial Review on the basis that the decisions of the committee were unlawful. They were not made with due diligence and attention to a number of very important issues. Among these being the issue of flaring, lack of well checks and WSCC ignoring public opinion.

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More information available on:

http://investigatingbalcombeandcuadrilla.com/2014/05/18/balcombe-residents-group-tells-west-sussex-why-well-testing-decision-was-illegal/#more-2447

Please make your vote count on Thursday this week at the European elections. As yet the Greens are the only party to have a fully anti-fracking stance, but please visit this website for information on how all MEPs have voted. These elections use proportional representation so your vote really does count.

Fracking: http://votetracker.eu/fracking.html#mep1965

Please continue to spread the word about this petition, we hope, if the judicial review is successful, that it will be of use again. Also West Sussex County Council get emailed every time someone signs up.

Please continue to lobby, all those on the planning committee below took the decision to allow this planning permission to go ahead. If you are a WSCC resident or particularly in one of their wards, then they made a decision on your behalf. Following this are other people you may wish to lobby…not least the final lists of government decision-makers.

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Councillors on the planning committee that made the decision to allow Cuadrilla’s application:

Andrew Barratt-Miles. Burgess Hill town: Andrew.barrett.miles@westsussex.gov.uk

Heidi Brunsdon. Imberdown: Heidi.brunsdon@westsussex.gov.uk (Chair)

Trixie Hall. Durrington and Salvington:Trixie.hall@westsussex.gov.uk

Liz Kitchen. Warnham and Rusper: liz.kitchen@westsussex.gov.uk

Duncan Crow. Tilgate & Furnace Green: Duncan.crow@westsussex.gov.uk

Gordon McAra. Midhurst: Gordon.mcara@westsussex.gov.uk

Janet Mockridge. Southwick: Janet.mockridge@westsussex.gov.uk

Simon Oakley. Chichester East: Simon.oakley@westsussex.gov.uk

Lionel Parsons. Sompting & North Lancing: Lionel.parsons@westsussex.gov.uk

John Rodgers. Cissbury: John.rogers@westsussex.gov.uk absent at meeting, Mr Hunt acted as substitute

Robin Rodgers. Northbrook: Robin.rogers@westsussex.gov.uk

Sujan Wickremaratchi. Haywards Heath Town: Sujan.wickremaratchi@westsussex.gov.uk

Recommendation to allow the work to go ahead made by:

Jane Moseley – Principal Planner: Jane.Moseley@westsussex.gov.uk
Mike Elkington – Minerals and Waste Dep: mwdf@westsussex.gov.uk

Please note Sue Mullins (Gossops Green and Ifield East: sue.mullins@westsussex.gov.uk) was also on this committee and voted against.

Bill Acraman County Councillor for Worth Forest inc Balcombe, Mr Acraman was at this meeting and allowed to speak, although not to take part in decisions: bill@sussextory.org.uk,

Copy and paste into your browser to see the Webcast of the meeting.

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/living/environment_and_planning/planning/planning_applications/fracking.aspx

Others at WSCC:

louise.goldsmith@westsussex.gov.uk, Head of WSCC
pieter.montyn@westsussex.gov.uk, lead on Waste and Minerals
tony.kershaw@westsussex.gov.uk
chiefexecutive@westsussex.gov.uk
planning.enforcement@westsussex.gov.uk
highwaysandtransport@westsussex.gov.uk
planning.applications@westsussex.gov.uk
Helen.Card@westsussex.gov.uk, WSCC community liaison

Mid sussex District Councillors:

Leader: Gary Wall garry.wall@midsussex.gov.uk
Christopher Snowling (Health and Community) christopher.snowling@midsussex.gov.uk
Pru Moore (Leisure and Sustainability)pru.moore@midsussex.gov.uk
Gary Marsh (Planning and regeneration) gary.marsh@midsussex.gov.uk

Other people worth lobbying…

enquiries@Cuadrillaresources.com
andrewtyrie.mp@parliament.uk, conservative MP Sussex South Coast francismaude.mp@parliament.uk or: office@horshamconservatives.com MP Balcombe, Horsham, Billingshurst.
keithtaylor@greenmeps.org.uk, Green MEP SouthEast.
nicholas.soames.mp@parliament.uk, asks parliament questions for Maude
eric.pickles@communities.gsi.gov.uk, Secretary of State for communities and local government.

Environment Agency:

ssdenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Health and Safety Executive:

donald.dobson@hse.gsi.gov.uk
dave.HID.scott@hse.gov.uk
david.nolan@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Department of Energy and Climate Change:

correspondence@decc.gsi.gov.uk
toni.harvey@decc.gsi.gov.uk (Senior Geoscientist UK Onshore)
p.s.gregory.barker@decc.gov.uk
ps.decc.sos@decc.gsi.gov.uk, Ed Davy at (DECC)
michael.fallon.mp@parliament.uk, Energy minister
mpst.fallon@bis.gsi.gov.uk
Baroness Verma: contactholmember@parliament.uk

Owen Paterson: Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
Email: defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Labour, Shadow DECC:

tom.greatrex.mp@parliament.uk
caroline.flint.mp@parliament.uk
Julie.elliot.mp@parliament.uk
Jonothan.reynolds.mp@parliament.uk
Chris Ruane: ruanec@parliament.uk
Baroness Worthington: worthingtonb@parliament.uk

Annelise Dodds is asking for comments on Labour MEP’s website :
www.annelisiesedodds.org.uk

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Please note this list is not exhaustive, but it’s a great start, every email counts! Thank you once again for your kind support.

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What Happens With Unfettered Corrupt Capitalism-We Get Toilet Water To Drink!!!

Don’t freak out, but you may be drinking recycled toilet water

7 May 2014 6:53 PM By 
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Not content with fluoride and the fluoridation of our water now they can’t even be bothered to give us wholesome pure water as they lead us to believe. It costs too much you see.

Street Democracy writes:
This is what happens when you leave unregulated and unfettered capitalism to grow, expand and manifest by itself. It becomes as toxic and as corrupt as any Mafia family.
In fact it is precisely what capitalism is today, a Mafia commerce, totalitarian corrupt capitalist, morally bankrupt system a model of death and destruction, a model of pain and distortion.
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Unfettered corrupt capitalism is a model of commercialised death, pain and distortion of truths.

Our capitalist system is a model of corruption for sure. Our corporate controlled water companies are as corrupt as any other corporation by fiddling the customer with cheap shoddy products for the highest price they can squeeze out of each customer.
This is dirty drinking water instead of clean and pure as they like us to believe.
It is to the point where filter systems in our own kitchens are a must and essential as we don’t trust our capitalist system and its stories like these that don’t help either.
For more on this click here or continue reading:

Don’t freak out, but you may be drinking recycled toilet water

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Residents in Wichita Falls, Texas, recently told NPR that they’re skeeved out about their old toilet water being turned into drinking water. (The recycled wastewater gets purified in what some disparagingly refer to as “toilet to tap.”) Surprise: You may’ve been drinking that for years without knowing it!

Back in 2009, Reuters reported that Disneyland drinking fountains were circulating “a small quantity of water that once flowed through a sewer.” In fact, more than 2 million Orange County residents drink purified wastewater, due to this drought thing you may have heard about. Same for El Paso. One Washington, D.C., suburb gets about 5 percent of its drinking water from recycled sewage and has been using the process since the ’70s.

Before you grab an Evian in horror, chill. According to The New York Times, only a TEENY amount of drinking water in America used to be in your toilet — one-tenth of a percent. As Wichita Falls official Daniel Nix told NPR:

“The vast majority of water that enters a wastewater plant did not come from a toilet,” he says. “They come from sinks, and bathtubs, and washing machines and dishwashers.”

Plus, the water is, you know, CLEANED between your toilet and your mouth. (Don’t make us break out the “pee is super-sterile” line.) According to NPR, it’s chlorinated, filtered, and subjected to reverse osmosis. Everything from viruses to pharmaceuticals and chemicals are filtered out. One resident of the O.C. even did a taste test comparing bottled water to former toilet water, and he couldn’t tell them apart — something cats have been telling us for years.

Click here for more:

Don’t freak out, but you may be drinking recycled toilet water

Gluttonous Greed-Government MPs call for road charging

Government MPs call for road charging

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Soon if you can’t pay you can’t be a member of society. The poor will be first- Banished from all forms of travel, the complete erosion of freedom.

 

 

Street Democracy writes:

The Hunger Game society is being adopted by governments.

It is being eagerly structured and socially engineered and is becoming more of our reality the more these venal psychopathic political ruling elites open their mouths.

Soon the lower classes will be out priced to travel.

This is nothing more than a corrupt form of capitalism, a control grid of totalitarianism of the ruling elites owning the corporations who sit in government controlling our lives.

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The poor excluded from travel if they can’t pay is an Orwellian 1984 society that needs to be shunned before it gets out of hand.

 

Travel for the rich is the social programme here and is obvious to anyone with eyes open.

A sophisticated form of repression is being instigated jeopardising citizens freedom that is being deliberately eroded bit by bit.

This political cesspit is enforcing an Orwellian infrastructure, obliterating the freedoms of the citizens, criminalising them for not having the money to function accordingly within society.

Enshrined into law is a psychopathic main frame of demonising the poor, penalising them and reducing their freedoms.

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Freedom is being eroded bit by bit so the sleepies, the sheep of society don’t notice….at first.

 

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If you can’t pay you can’t drive, you can’t enter, you can’t travel by order of the government.

The moral core of our governments is disintegrating fast as the embodied corporate society will control the power grid. It is a corporation that will own the roads, that will demand payment that government will pay from our financial bill of road usage.

The controlled market principles will determine the prices and how fast they will rise.

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Social engineering has dumbed down skills, taking livelihoods away and now freedoms of travel will decimate the poor into a Hunger Game Society.

It will socially exclude the poor from travel, end of story.

For more on this disaster of the oligarchical control and their self perpetuating ego’s, click here or continue reading:

Government MPs call for road charging

‘A Transport Select Committee report said investment needs to increase “substantially” during the next decade.

Traffic levels on motorways and A roads are predicted to rise 46 per cent by 2040.

MPs warned that revenue from fuel duty and vehicle excise duty is likely to drop, meaning road expenditure will “require new funding streams”.

One option would be continental-style toll charges on new roads or the use of tracking devices to charge vehicles for every mile they travel.’

Read more …

Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive

‘The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive.

KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple reports that Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, introduced a bill to test out the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax because the state’s gas tax was no longer bringing in the revenue it used to due to people driving more fuel efficient vehicles.

The program is modeled after ones in Oregon and Washington.

“We want to do as Washington and Oregon have done in a much bigger state with much longer commutes…to make sure that we find out whether it would work, whether the public would like it or not,” DeSaulnier said.’

Read more …

Cuadrilla gets green light for oil test at Balcombe

Cuadrilla gets green light for oil test at Balcombe

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Fracking is the extinction button these gluttonous greedy and venal politicians are willing to press and will change the laws to suit so they can industrialised fracking to its maximum!

 Street Democracy writes:

For latest up to date information on Cuadrilla please scroll to the end of this story for information received today from Change.org

 (Update about ‘Balcombe Drilling: Cease the oil exploration activities of Cuadrilla in Balcombe.’ on Change.org)

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Our sore and wounded planet is being further ruthlessly exploited by gluttonous corrupt capitalist’s model of destruction and pain for us all and for their profits.

This is the extinction button waiting and wilfully demanding it be pushed by the gluttonous greed or corporations today.

It is DNA damaging for all life concerned.

For our local wildlife, for our natural water table it is the essential life giving natural resources that is being seriously threatened by unaccountable heavy weight bureaucrats, a dysfunctional corrupt and ravishing commerce.

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Public opinion is being disrespected, democracy is in tatters over this fracking and many other issues too.

In fact our ruling elites are impervious to outside interference and treating the voices of the public as hermetically as they can.

Closing the avenues of democracy and herding opinions that don’t match theirs in some place the mainstream media can’t or won’t get too.

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You can’t make this up!

It is an outrage and total disgrace towards a country where elites send fit and healthy men and women out to other countries to blow them up, machine gun down and obliterate their political infrastructure to bring the democracy and yet we are denied this very process here.

There is legitimate rage, legitimate anger and legitimate fear and fracking is in the centre and needs to be halted to listen to the people speaking out at this.

Our sore and plundered planet is being pushed to create even more death zones as the inability of corporate monsters are in denial about the toxic pollution fracking has and will cause.

The industrialisation of fracking must be stopped.

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Corporations will never halt their wealth accumulation tactics of exploiting earth, destroying her eco-system and fast tracking our planet to mass extinction by toxic chemicals polluting our water.

This aggressive method of extracting shale gas entangled in a web of greed and political venal politicians desires is creating a bitter conflict by the get rich from destroying our lands to the innately decent people who fight this.

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Balcombe is experiencing such an aggressive attack a dirty engine of corrupt capitalism of ceaseless expansion and economic exploitation.

They are bringing a model of moribund of death and dying upon our locals lands and all for money and profit.

This psychopathic attitude has to stop!

For more on the story of returning to Balcombe click here for the Guardian or continue to read:

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Cuadrilla gets green light for oil test at Balcombe

Shale gas explorer gets approval from county council to test oil flow rates at site that saw anti-fracking protests

A view of the drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on 17 August, 2013 in Balcombe, West Sussex.
A view of the drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources Ltd on 17 August, 2013 in Balcombe, West Sussex. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

UK shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has been given the green light to test oil extraction in Balcombe, the West Sussex village that sawmajor anti-fracking protests last summer.

At a planning committee meeting that had to be adjourned at one point due to people disrupting it, West Sussex county council approved the company’s application to undertake tests to see how fast oil would flow at a site on the outskirts of the village.

The committee’s decision at County Hall North in Horsham on Tuesday was announced to cries of “shame on you” by some residents. Over 100 people attended the meeting.

Heidi Brunsdon, chairman of the committee, said: “I thought the debate was robust. Members gave all the issues a good airing and the further conditions we agreed might not go as far as some would have wanted, but we feel they were proportionate and fair in addressing the issues that members of the committee had surrounding this application.” Monitoring of light and sound from the site were two of the conditions imposed on the approval.

Cuadrilla submitted a planning application in January for an oil flow test at the well it drilled last year.

For more on the return of to Balcombe click here for: Guardian or continue reading Change.org latest information. Street Democracy.

Change.org Progress Report on the Balcombe Campaign,

Thank you for all those who sent in comments to WSCC or lobbied their Councillors. Cuadrilla’s application for planning permission to flow-test their Balcombe well (acid wash and flare) will be decided on Tuesday 29th April by West Sussex County Council’s planning committee. 10.30 start, 12.30 end of the Cuadrilla case, in the Park Suite, County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH. At this meeting we intend to present this petition (although it will continue to grow we hope, in case of further applications). The current total, including our paper copies is 5445, a big thank you to all who have signed! The decision will be made at the end of this meeting, after which we will be able to give you more information on how we intend to proceed with our campaign.

You may also wish to sign this anti-fracking petition from Greenpeace, endorsed by 38 degrees, WWF and a number of other notable bodies, which comes in the wake of Cameron’s wish to change legislation to allow companies to drill under our land without permission.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/fracking-petition-1

‘Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little’.
-Edmund Burke

Best Wishes,
The No Fracking in Balcombe Society.

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The Demonisation of Housing Benefit Claimants-Unfair Housing System Excludes Poor!

London Housing: Landlords Refuse Housing Benefit Claimants And Terminate Their Tenancy Agreements Early, London Assembly Finds 

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A psychopathic Tory main frame following some form of social cleansing, washing out the poorest, in a silent but aggressive war against the poor.

Street Democracy writes:

A wilful arrogance by private landlords furthering the demonisation towards the poorest is a continuation of the Tories nonsensical, illogical and sterile, no empathy treatment upon the lower classes.

To ridicule further some of the poorest individuals and families in the UK.

It is a Tory political agenda of humiliating the poor, the removal of dignity by denying them access to homes owned privately.

The fact the Tories are not building social housing, on a mass scale but rather cheap affordable housing that is still owned by private landlords is going to further the housing crisis with literally no where for the poor to live.

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Landlords no longer content for a ‘free mortgage’ even if it’s paid 4 weeks later. For this the poor are being evicted and excluded from their homes.

A natural right to shelter has been conquered by the ruling elites.

The private sector, the affluent and often unscrupulous private landlord’s in a no empathy and seemingly psychopathic main frame is to totally exclude those with financial scarcity from the housing market, even as tenants.

This punishing infrastructure is herding the poor out of their home turf, out of their own communities by the greed and profit mentality of today’s housing network.

It is shunting the poorest families, students, minimum wage earners, those unable to contribute to a working week and benefit dependants to be excluded and expelled from mainstream society.

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Social exclusion, social expulsion and social demonisation has been the Tory’s spirit of the age against those in need of welfare financial assistance.

Amplifying misery, localising suppression and pushing forward a commanding dialogue this is because of the Tory’s idiocy of threatening benefit claimants with the universal credit system comprising of Housing Benefit to be paid in arrears.

Landlords don’t like arrears.

Landlords like their mortgage to be paid on time so this is the key to evict thousands who depend upon Housing Benefit even if it is just a small amount of a top to help those on the lowest incomes pay their rent.

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The cost of living, the private sector, the decrease slave wage is forcing the poorest to apply for welfare top up’s. This isn’t their fault yet they are being demonised and penalised.

Less social housing means more low earners, the unemployed, single parents, disabled people, those too unwell to work, being forced towards privately rented homes.

If no landlord will accept them as tenants, then this means less private homes available means more homelessness issues, more temporary accommodation that is expensive like B & B’s and hotels renting rooms out to families.

Bedroom tax has forced many social housing tenants out of their  homes through rent arrears placing them in private accommodation forcing a massive increase in Housing Benefit.

Completely defeating the object of saving money!

This is an insane ‘out of touch’ Tory strategy to follow which is causing more social problems than before.

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The wealth disparity has increased at the social cost to the lower classes. It’s austerity for the poor, prosperity for the rich.

For more information click here or continue reading The Morning Star:

London Housing: Landlords Refuse Housing Benefit Claimants And Terminate Their Tenancy Agreements Early, London Assembly Finds 

Capital’s private-sector renters dealt double blow as profiteering landlords refuse access to crisis-hit housing market to the quarter of city households on housing benefit


London landlords are refusing to rent to housing benefit recipients because of welfare cuts, the London Assembly has found.

An assembly housing committee report published today showed that landlords are increasingly likely to terminate tenancy agreements prematurely.

There has been a four-fold increase in the number of tenancy terminations since 2010, rising from 300 to over 1,400 per quarter.

The committee said that the majority of landlords, and particularly buy-to-let landlords, are concerned about the benefit cap and other welfare reforms and are cautious about letting to housing benefit claimants as a result.

Housing committee chairman Darren Johnson AM said: “We have heard evidence of a range of problems, including more evictions and rising homelessness, and councils are having more difficulty finding affordable accommodation for their residents.”

One in four London households — approximately 843,000 — receives housing benefit.

 

They Are Trying Every Dirty ‘Fracking’ Trick To Get Our Lands-Even Changing Laws!

Trespass law overhauled to make it easier for frackers: Firms will be able to access underground gas without asking landowners for permission

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When do we realise commerce is the ‘extinction button’ and capitalism is helping ‘Earth’s’ early premature death along at great speed.

Street Democracy writes:

In some form of sick and twisted diabolical brilliance, the dark sinister foundations of our government are trying every conceivable way to get hold of our sacred lands, even by changing law to suit them.

To re-shape law so it is clear no one actually owns the land under your home.

To distort law so trespassing gets overhauled for fracking purposes.

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Hydraulic fracturing is an aggressive manner to extract anything from earth, but especially using highly toxic chemicals to do so. Fracking is the extinction button these gluttonous companies are willing to press.

To give way for corporate giants to just steam in, and rip up the land for the industrialisation of fracking right under your home.

The distortion is dirty as fracking is harmful to our planet. 

We face legions of faceless and nameless bureaucratic corrupt sterile Tory ‘think tanks’ who work out every possible way to push fracking ahead and where we the citizen have no choices.

It is bureaucratic harassment, and the ecological death, the murdering of our planet is pushed to one side.

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We cannot allow a colossal size, mass industrialisation of fracturing our lands with highly toxic chemicals, it is beyond insanity to even think about it.

 

They refuse to see its destruction, for the profits of gain out weigh the cost of earth and her precious lands and our quality of survival.

Her ecology, her bio-diversity, her health already sore and wounded.

Earth’s death zones spiralling out of control in some form of splendid isolation as some corporations even find her death zones as source for wealth accumulation.

Our Tory government is full of two faced, psychopathic diseased minded venal politicians with a rapacious appetite for their gluttonous greed and financial returns of the fracking industry.

Flammabe tapwater fracking gasland

This picture depicts just one form of environmental disaster amongst the many issues surrounding fracking.

The battles are fierce between innately decent citizens and corporate greed and destruction where the war against fracking is vast.

We in Crawley, West Sussex have our local MP who is sympathetic towards fracking.

Henry Smith Tory MP of Crawley is encouraging moves of industrialising fracking, but then I find Tory politicians and local Councillors tend to spit out what the Tory government say anyway.

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Henry Smith Tory MP-supported ATOS-supports the bedroom tax, supports the raising of student fees and feels fracking is good for the economy. He is morally bankrupt with no deep or meaningful soul.

There appears little individual thought and independence within any of these political parties but regurgitation.

For more on the cesspit of governmental decisions click here for more or continue reading:

Trespass law overhauled to make it easier for frackers: Firms will be able to access underground gas without asking landowners for permission

‘Fracking firms will be allowed to access vast reserves of underground gas without the permission of landowners under controversial laws being drawn up by the Government.

Ministers are preparing an overhaul of trespass legislation to make it easier for firms to ignore objections.

One source said the reform, which will infuriate anti-fracking campaigners, was likely to be included in the Queen’s Speech setting out the Government’s plans for its final year.’

Read more: Trespass law overhauled to make it easier for frackers: Firms will be able to access underground gas without asking landowners for permission

Fracking operations may start in Pennsylvania against landowners’ will

‘An energy company is hoping to use a little-used, 53-year-old Pennsylvania law in order to launch a fracking operation on land even if landowners oppose the action.

The incident revolves around a potential oil and gas site in New Bedford, Pennsylvania, where four landowners have refused to sign leases authorizing a new drilling operation by Texas-based Hilcorp Energy.

According to the company, 99 percent of the area’s landowners have signed leases permitting the operation in exchange for cash and royalties, but the holdouts – representing 35 of the 3,267 acres in limbo – have been adamant in their refusal to budge.’

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