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He’ s just put the Labour Party in Scotland down another few notches.  How dare he swear and hand slam people who are there with various concerns.  He should lose his seat now instead of waiting for the next round of MEP elections.

the void

rough-sleeping-graphThe UK’s homelessness epidemic is growing worse as statistics show there are more people sleeping on the streets in our city centres than at any point since national records began in 1998.

Rough sleeping has leapt by over 50% across England since the current Government weren’t elected going from 1,768 people in 2010 to an unprecedented 2,744 in 2014.  Despite Boris’ claim he would end rough sleeping in the capital by 2012, the number of street homeless people in London has almost doubled from 415 to 742 people between 2010 and 2014.

The first national street count was carried out in 1998 when 1,850 people were estimated to be sleeping rough in the UK according to homelessness charity Crisis.  By 2002 it had fallen to 585.  Since then it has more than quadrupled and the rise shows no sign of slowing – rough sleeping in London jumped by 37%…

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Who the hell do the people in this jobcentre think they are? They are with-holding legal monies to people – they are in effect stealing money from those who have won appeals, are entitled to benefits and are enjoying it! I think the police should be called to attend and make sure that monies due to people are paid. How very dare they!!

The poor side of life

Our demo yesterday was quiet but emotionally exhausting. We are hearing a lot of stories from people who are very obviously chronically ill. These people are all Ill and had sick notes from their doctors but the Jobcentre yet again are saying that these sick notes aren’t good enough. They are ignoring a lot of sick notes and in some cases loosing them and claiming that they didn’t exist. One lady who was obviously very ill and disabled has her money stopped for 3 months all over christmas. She was freezing cold because she didn’t have the money to put her heating on due to having pay as you go metres. She didn’t realise that she could get her housing benefit paid to her on a zero income basis either so she is now in debt to her landlord. She challenged her non payment and won but the job centre…

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A really good one from Tom Pride 😀

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UKIP!)

Nigel Farage spoke in the US at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday along with a bunch of other right-wing fruitcakes such as Sarah Palin and the pro-gun National Rifle Association.

For example, here’s one of the other speakers at the conference:

cpac

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While in the US, Farage has been telling his US hosts that Britain and the US should stand up for “Judeo-Christian values”.

So bearing that in mind, here’s some good advice from the bible for Nigel and his fruitcake US friends:

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – Proverbs 13:20

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Same Difference

Some of you have asked if there was one. I’ve just found it.

Sheriff Philip Mann has sentenced a 16-year-old autistic boy to 3 years in jail.

A few months ago, Sam suffered a breakdown. As a result of his autism, the nature of the breakdown was severely amplified and culminated in a regrettably dangerous situation.

While sentencing is acceptable for some, it will inevitably be an isolating and counterproductive experience for a 16 year old with autism. This is a draconian decision that has evidently overlooked the complexity of a very young person’s health and wellbeing, and will exacerbate the problem.

Rather than tackling the underlying causes of the incident, this decision has made an example of a powerless young person.

As a highly vulnerable individual, Sam needs a supportive network of professionals around him. For this to happen, our community needs to act now to ensure that this…

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Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UKIP!)

Nigel Farage spoke in the US at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday along with a bunch of other right-wing fruitcakes such as Sarah Palin and the pro-gun National Rifle Association.

For example, here’s one of the other speakers at the conference:

cpac

.

While in the US, Farage has been telling his US hosts that Britain and the US should stand up for “Judeo-Christian values”.

So bearing that in mind, here’s some good advice from the bible for Nigel and his fruitcake US friends:

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – Proverbs 13:20

.

Please feel free to comment. And share. Thanks:

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Same Difference

A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, for whom more than £300,000 was subsequently raised in donations.

The 67-year-old suffered a broken collarbone when he was knocked to the ground outside his Gateshead home on 25 January.

An online appeal set up on his behalf raised £330,135.

Richard Gatiss, 25, from Gateshead, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to rob at Newcastle Crown Court.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

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Danny Savage, North of England Correspondent

Richard Gatiss cut a sorry figure when he originally appeared before magistrates. He sat weeping in the dock as the court was told his DNA linked him to the assault.

Newcastle Crown Court heard that Gatiss is “shocked , horrified and deeply ashamed of what he did”. He is also conscious of being in the public eye, the judge was told.

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Mr Barnes was putting out his wheelie…

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