I am ashamed of my country supporting this.
@ Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 – 21:26:11
I am ashamed of my country supporting this.
@ Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 – 19:09:27
@ Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 – 15:50:05
I bank with the Halifax and have done for decades.
All banks are shit as we and the country have learned to our cost when they caused the 2008 crisis.
Have things changed ?
It appears not.
I cannot change my address easily without a 40 mile round trip.
I cannot even phone my branch - Halifax in Kingston Upon Thames for the information I need.
The first call to kingston gave me wrong information.
The second call put me through to a 'cant be arsed to help' young lady who disconnected my call.
The third call involved brian who was much more informative and helpful.
Sadly my business will still have to undergo a 40 mile round trip.
Just to change my address.
Halifax - Kingston branch.
NOT here to help.
@ Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014 – 09:39:50
In an act of breath-taking hypocrisy, the Salvation Army, along with the YMCA, have both signed a letter to The Times calling the current benefit sanctioning regime unfair and counter-productive.
This comes despite both organisations being involved in ‘Mandatory Work Activity' and therefore responsible for reporting unemployed people to the Jobcentre to face sanctions if they don't turn up for unpaid work placements.
The Salvation Army has even been praised by the DWP for ‘holding the line' on workfare after scores of charities distanced themselves from the scheme. When peaceful anti-workfare campaigners visited the Salvation Army in protest at their use of workfare, the charity locked them inside and attempted to have them arrested with fabricated stories of staff being man-handled.
The Salvation Army have repeatedly defended their involvement in mandatory welfare-to-work provision and also their operation of a Work Programme sub-contract. Claimants on this scheme, including those on out of work sickness or disability benefits, can be ‘mandated' to almost any job search related activity that the charity can dream up, including workfare. If their victims fail to do what they are told then it is the Salvation Army's job to report them to the DWP to have their benefits sanctioned.
Not for the first time some charities are pretending to care about the poor in public whilst stopping their benefits behind the scenes. If the Salvation Army and the YMCA think sanctions are unfair then perhaps they should stop sanctioning people. Until then, these grubby attempts to white wash their own workfare crimes should be treated with the contempt they deserve.
To join the fight against workfare visit Boycott Workfare's website.
Charities and voluntary organisations opposed to workfare can sign the Keep Volunteering Voluntary agreement.
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@ Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014 – 09:24:31
Government whips have a hard job protecting abusers and nonces in power.
That is their job.
#GovernmentWhips Nonce protecting scum.
@ Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 – 16:16:45
To be an ordinary person in a place of HATE.
I despise #Hamas
I despise the leadership of #Israel
I despise bullies with guns.
@ Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 – 16:10:20
Probably posted this before somewhere. Beautifully done.
@ Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 – 18:31:33
After months of failing health - one day good one day bad,
I finally got up and left london.
It had become too much of a struggle even getting up in the morning.
The pain in my chest was constant and i was always tired.
My breathing was laboured not helped by the dirty air.
Outside of the city i feel that i can breathe again.
I have been by the coast for three weeks sucking at clean air.
My heart pain has subsided and i am feeling less stressed.
Do i miss london ?
The smells, the noise, the constant swell of people ?
Not all all - yahoo.
@ Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 – 14:34:18
My prime minister,david cameron, supports israels right to 'defend itself'.
This child like all the other dead and wounded and traumatised children have no means of defence.
@ Monday, Jul. 21, 2014 – 16:27:34
My thanks to murun buchstansangur for uploading to youtube.