‘People across the country will be taking part in a different kind of protest – on the day of the state opening of Parliament.
May 27 will be the first National Switch Off Day, when thousands of people have already pledged to stop using gas and electricity, and stop shopping in non-local shops for 24 hours.
Organised by a varied group of campaigners, this will be the first in a series of multi-issue actions that will take place once a month. Reasons for taking part range from keeping the NHS public and tackling issues like overpriced parking in hospitals, to stopping benefit cuts, to issues affecting vulnerable people and their carers such as the cold weather benefits to the elderly, to keeping the Human Rights Act, to stopping fracking – and mostly that all members of the general public get a voice in matters that concern them.’
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
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.
We’re ruled by a cosy elite who all go to the same dinner parties, says former No10 policy guru chief Steve Hilton
‘David Cameron’s former chief strategist has launched a stinging attack on the ‘insular ruling class’ threatening Britain’s democracy.
Steve Hilton said too many of those at the heart of government go to the same dinner parties and send their children to the same schools.
He said the UK’s political system is now in ‘crisis’ because the same type of people stay in charge whatever the outcome of the elections.
In what will be seen as a criticism of the ‘chumocracy’ of his former boss, Mr Hilton warned: ‘Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.
‘Regardless of who’s in office, the same people are in power.’
‘Anarchris explains why he chooses Anarchy (no rulers) over the force of Government. Hint: Because he doesn’t agree with mass murder.’
‘Ministers could be given stronger powers to block scrutiny of public bodies under government transparency law, Downing Street has said.
Speaking ahead of the expected release of documents detailing Prince Charles’s correspondence with ministers, Number 10 argued that there was a “strong case” for beefing up the ministerial veto on freedom of information requests.
“Our view remains – as the government has argued in the lengthy legal proceedings [regarding the Prince’s correspondence] – that there is a strong case for there being the ability to exercise a ministerial veto,” he told a briefing of journalists.’
Street Democracy writes:
Our Tory government have an intolerable thirst to inflict legalised oppressions with lips of blue, spouting verbal destruction towards human rights, basic civil liberties and our welfare state.
Tory political bullies set a furious legalised corrupt expedition at our expense to the point it is so obvious they having to reset laws to become invisible to the public eye.
Democracy expresses an ‘open government’ representing its legitimacy and the Tories want a shut tight, closed one.
It is painfully obvious corruption is saturated within Tory government with a fanatical commitment to its ceaseless expansion that it needs to legalise hiding behind armed guard doors.
We are saturated by antagonising and oppressive policies and forced to walk a darken loathsome pathyway filled with sour principles and unclean wisdom by virtue of the Tory Party.
By Debbie Simmons- Street Democracy
‘David Cameron is facing diplomatic isolation and his first backbench rebellion over plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and exempt the Government from implementing unfavourable European Court of Human Rights rulings.
Mr Cameron has made the abolition of Labour’s 1998 legislation a key part of his 100-day policy offensive and the measure is expected to be included in the Queen’s Speech later this month.
But the Prime Minister is already facing a revolt from a growing number of his backbenchers over the proposals with a former aide to the new Justice Secretary Michael Gove warning that they have less than a 5 per cent chance of being implemented.’
Street Democracy writes:
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.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy
New Tory disabilities minister opposed protecting benefits for disabled children and cancer patients
‘The Tories’ new disabilities minister voted against protecting extra benefits for disabled children and cancer patients.
Justin Tomlinson opposed giving the safeguards in the controversial Welfare Reform Bill – despite pleas from the House of Lords.
Today David Cameron named the 38-year-old North Swindon MP as disabilities minister in the Department for Work and Pensions as part of his Cabinet shake-up.
He’ll be tasked with helping Iain Duncan Smith cut £12billion from the welfare bill.’
‘MPs who were only elected last week are set to receive a backdated an 10 per cent pay rise worth £7,000 within months.
Parliament’s expenses watchdog is planning to a statutory review of MP’s pay in the next few weeks, which will report in the Autumn.
The review is likely to rubber stamp a finding from 2013 that MPs’ pay should increase from £67,060 to £74,000 a year.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said the pay rise would be backdated to last Friday May 8 – the day after the general election.’
Street Democracy writes:
Have we the people of Britain, lost control of influencing their government here in the UK?
Does the financial manoeuvres working within our government, our political ‘centralised’ infrastructure, making government a mere fanciable legalised banking system for the wealthy to further their financial interests?
Our government houses political parties with commercial interests, engaged in a plethora of corporate structures and a financial framework enmeshed with corporate oligarchs influencing agendas for them and not for us.
The MP’s seemingly favour the concentrated wealth and all profits are institutionally organised as our democracy is warped to serve corporate elites.
Is it a ‘democracy’ for those above and police state society and controlled ‘totalitarianism’ for us below?
We see a ‘criminalisation’ of the public deemed ‘domestic terrorists’ unless you overtly prove you’re not.
The ‘criminalisation’ of the protester, the unemployed, homeless people and all those unable to contribute towards a working week and paying taxes.
The corrupt capitalist system that has crudely penetrated our political arenas is being seen by the awakening public and this stems fear into the oligarchs.
Their answer is simple.
The uniformed unsuspecting public have swallowed terrorism and the corporate media overwhelmingly repeats how terrorists have human rights.
They inform us the public, how they can’t protect society (with their manufactured planted made up terrorist plots) unless we remove their human rights.
What they fail to say is ‘we’ll all loose our human rights!’
So we have seen staged false flags, killing innocent lives, a tragic response they receive and rightly so.
Then they let the terrorist off because of human rights issues.They know the response they will get.
Our government officials are a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them.
This will get the public to denounce their rights and the public will be powerless to ever defend themselves again.
A perfect sophisticated propaganda machine to spew such tactics of divide and conquer, ‘you’re either a terrorist or your not’ works.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy
‘A counter-terrorism bill including plans for extremism disruption orders designed to restrict those trying to radicalise young people is to be included in the Queen’s speech, David Cameron will tell the national security council on Wednesday.
The orders, the product of an extremism task force set up by the prime minister, were proposed during the last parliament in March, but were largely vetoed by the Liberal Democrats on the grounds of free speech. They were subsequently revived in the Conservative manifesto.
The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the “harmful activities” of an extremist individual. The definition of harmful is to include a risk of public disorder, a risk of harassment, alarm or distress or creating a “threat to the functioning of democracy”.’
‘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.’