davidcameronpretendingtobecommon:

David Cameron is like a chameleon. Watch as he blends seamlessly into his new urban surroundings.
Almost unrecognisable.

davidcameronpretendingtobecommon:

David Cameron is like a chameleon. Watch as he blends seamlessly into his new urban surroundings.

Almost unrecognisable.

(via callmeclinton)

@6 months ago with 4656 notes
#david cameron 

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@6 months ago with 93842 notes
#david cameron #twitter 

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is reported to the UN for austerity policies violating international human rights law.

The Daily Mirror, January 17 2014:

Liverpool Council is reporting David Cameron to the United Nations, claiming that his government could be breaking international rules on keeping people out of poverty.

Authority bosses believe the coalition – through its controversial policies such as the hated bedroom tax and welfare reform – could be in breach of the UN economic and social rights convention that sets out minimum standards for access to food, clothing and housing.

Labour members from all parts of the city have spoken of the evidence they have gathered of people who were being forced into degrading poverty because they were being denied access to benefits they desperately needed.

Many are ending up having to resort to what they said was effectively “begging” for food at food banks, the Liverpool Echo reports.

At a meeting this week, councillors heard stories of people stripped of their dole money for up to 16 weeks because they had been late for interviews or had failed to meet the criteria of the government’s Welfare to Work programme.

And they heard claims that in some job centres in the city, suspensions of benefits and other sanctions had risen by up to 500% since 2012.

But the government has hailed the removal of benefits from people who “aren’t pulling their weight” as evidence that the “something for nothing” culture was being tackled.

@8 months ago with 19 notes
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #austerity #economics #poverty 
novaramedia:

David Cameron talks about the need for ‘permanent austerity’ besides the Lord Mayor of London who is seated in a giant ormolu gold throne

They were drinking champagne. Seriously, why aren’t we revolting on the streets?

novaramedia:

David Cameron talks about the need for ‘permanent austerity’ besides the Lord Mayor of London who is seated in a giant ormolu gold throne

They were drinking champagne. Seriously, why aren’t we revolting on the streets?

@10 months ago with 632 notes
#david cameron #austerity 

edgeoftheinternet:

David Mitchell on the apparent “sincerity” of David Cameron’s position on gay marriage

(Source: imaginonsensemble, via thenightlymirror)

@1 year ago with 9422 notes
#david cameron #politics #uk politics 
24 April 2013 — The pig issue: Artist confronts British Prime Minister David Cameron
Activist and performance artist Mark McGowan crawled four miles from his home in South London to the Prime Minister’s residence in Westminster pushing a toy pig on roller skates with his nose. McGowan suffers with Bowel Cancer and took the action to highlight privatization of the National Health Service, on the day the House of Lords pushed through legislation to outsource healthcare.
The Artist Taxi Driver is a hero. #wheresdaddyspig

24 April 2013  The pig issue: Artist confronts British Prime Minister David Cameron

Activist and performance artist Mark McGowan crawled four miles from his home in South London to the Prime Minister’s residence in Westminster pushing a toy pig on roller skates with his nose. McGowan suffers with Bowel Cancer and took the action to highlight privatization of the National Health Service, on the day the House of Lords pushed through legislation to outsource healthcare.


The Artist Taxi Driver is a hero. #wheresdaddyspig

(Source: metro.us)

@1 year ago with 8 notes
#nhs #mark mcgowan #tories #artist taxi driver #david cameron #politics #uk politics 

It’s funny how the United Kingdom, a country with a government under which food bank use has triple in and past three years, and which spends at least £3 billion a year on the Trident nuclear weapons system, pours scorn on North Korea for allocating vast sums for nuclear weaponry while forcing thousands of citizens into starvation.

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#david cameron #tories #trident #uk politics #food banks 

Activist assaulted by police officers and fined for "harassment" for protesting against Prime Minister David Cameron. 

Bethan Tichborne, 14 March 2013:

Yesterday I was found guilty in the Oxford Magistrates’ Court of causing “harassment, alarm and distress” following a peaceful and legal political protest in Witney in December. The judge said “I can think of nothing more alarming than the statement that ‘Cameron has blood on his hands.’” I will continue to say that Cameron has blood on his hands, whenever the opportunity presents itself.

30 people have died as a direct result of the government’s ‘welfare reforms’. Thousands have died after being found ‘fit for work’. Over the long term, as more and more is taken away there will be increasing harm and death, including many hidden ones. The fine and costs come to more than I earn in a month, the judge said that on a whole £700 a month of course I’d have no trouble paying it back. After rent, travel to work, food and paying off loans I don’t have money left at the end of the month, and my salary is going down soon, so I’m not sure what will happen next. Except that I’m going to keep saying that Cameron has blood on his hands.

Here’s some notes I wrote earlier on what happened:

On the 30th November David Cameron was booed as he came on stage to turn on the Witney Christmas Lights. You can watch a very funny video of him trying to drown out any criticism by awkwardly getting the crowd to cheer everyone from themselves to the Queen below. When there’s some background heckling during the countdown he appeals to the crowd to “come on, shout louder!”

Kind of funny. Also, kind of not funny. I find it very weird watching the video, because while this was going on I was being beaten up by the police on the other side of the stage. I have never been so scared. My face was being pushed into the ground, I could feel blood coming from my nose, there was someone putting their whole weight on my back while someone else was stamping on my knees, along with various people grabbing and twisting my limbs. And then the officer on my back moved a knee up onto the back of my neck. Up until then I’d been shouting “I’m not resisting, I’m cooperating,” trying to ask them to stop, but from the moment I felt someone pressing their body weight into the back of my neck I gave up trying to communicate anything to them, I realised the police officers on top of me either couldn’t or wouldn’t hear me. Instead I began begging anyone who was nearby to intervene, to tell them to stop. Images flashed into my mind of what could happen. I was in pain, I couldn’t see what was going on, I was crying and bleeding, I couldn’t properly breathe, and I thought that they might leave me seriously injured. I’ve worked supporting people who’ve badly damaged their necks or back, and I can’t believe that any police officer was taught that kneeling on the back of someone’s neck is every an acceptable thing to do.

So that was one of the background sounds that Cameron was trying to drown out with his calls for round after round of applause. One of the things Cameron asked the crowd to cheer was “the Paralympics, that was great.” Well yes, the paralympics was great, but he should remember that his ministers were booed loudly whenever they appeared at paralympic ceremonies, and that it had the least popular sponsor possible, ATOS. The government gave ATOS the contract to kick disabled people off benefits they need to survive, and despite some of its staff quitting on grounds of conscience, they’ve done an admirable job of swiping those benefits away.

To rub salt into the wound the government justify their cuts with misleading press releases about what percentage of disabled people they’ve deemed “fit for work.” These are taken up by the press, who spin them still further from reality and stir up public hatred of “scroungers” and “shirkers”. A survey by Inclusion London found that the general public believe that between 50% and 70% of disability claims are fraudulent. The reality is that the fraud rate for disability benefits is 0.5%.

The words that the government and media are using is the indirect part of their attack on disabled people. Disability hate crime, which ranges from comments in the street through vandalism of motability cars up to imprisonment, torture, rape and murder (yes, in the UK, this happens) is growing. A Comres study found that 66% of disabled people in September 2011 said they experienced aggression, hostility or name calling compared with 41% in May 2011. That’s a huge increase in a short amount of time.

I knew about this through hearing and reading stories about the people who are being affected, I also knew that these stories weren’t being given the front page spreads that ‘scrounger’ stories get. I think it’s important to show that some of us are refusing to buy the rhetoric that would have us scapegoat disabled people. So I held up a placard that said “Cameron has blood on his hands,” and I shouted that “disabled people are dying because of Cameron’s policies.” I didn’t expect that to be a big deal, I only wanted to do my bit to show that we’re not all taken in by the rhetoric that disabled people are ‘scroungers’ and ‘shirkers.’ I didn’t think that it would lead to being beaten up, arrested, held overnight and then taken to court on two ridiculous charges.

Since December there has been a little more attention slowly coming to focus on the horrific way that this government is treating disabled people. MP Micheal Meacher told the House of Commons that Cameron has blood on his hands (he didn’t get arrested). We’ve heard more about how the bedroom tax is going to hit disabled people.

But still, there’s very little media coverage of the disability campaigners who are also in court today, in London, challenging the cut of the Independent Living Fund, which will force people into residential homes? We had a huge amount of coverage of one large family getting one large council house. Where are the front page stories about the far more common experiences of people who are losing their independence, their ability to meet their basic needs, even their houses? Where are the front page stories about the people who have killed themselves, seeing no other option as the support they need is pulled away from under them? There are now 30 cases listed on the website Calum’s List, a memorial site for those who have died because of the welfare reforms, either through suicide or through ill health and hardship. Aren’t any of those 30 people as newsworthy as one large family getting a large house?

We must do what the mainstream media will not, and resist the government’s attempt to divide and rule. We can listen to the voices of the people who know what’s going on, the people on the frontline of the cuts, and share them with our friends.

Calum’s List is hard reading, but important. It lists the deaths caused directly by welfare reform.

Disabled People Against Cuts campaign tirelessly, provide an endless amount of information and analysis, and receive hardly any media coverage, or even the recognition they deserve from the wider anti-cuts movement

The Black Triangle Campaign tells it just how it is, read their about page, read some of their blog posts, and you get a sense of just how violent the government’s two-pronged attack on disabled people is, and how dangerous it is for the rest of society to stay silent.


I am currently trying to get #cameronhasbloodonhishands trending on Twitter in opposition to this totalitarian suppression of dissent.

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#david cameron #uk politics #politics #police state 
hestmord:

proletarianprincess:

how will english people react to a “hang david cameron” tshirt? lets find out

hopefully with cheering

hestmord:

proletarianprincess:

how will english people react to a “hang david cameron” tshirt? lets find out

hopefully with cheering

@6 months ago with 25 notes
#david cameron 

(Source: twitter.com)

@6 months ago with 9 notes
#david cameron #twitter #bedroom tax #politics 

Cameron: Austerity should last for ever and Britain must get used to being a 'leaner, more efficient state' 

class-struggle-anarchism:

Oh we’ll be leaner alright 

Pro austerity: Prime Minister David Cameron made his comments at the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet

Keynote speech: The dinner is a chance for the Prime Minister to make a major announcement

I feel a bit of “propaganda by the deed” coming on”

@10 months ago with 21 notes
#david cameron #austerity 

(Source: twitter.com)

@1 year ago with 8 notes
#david cameron #royal baby #twitter 
Two people in this image are duo notorious for their violence and immoral crookery. The other two are the Kray Twins.

Two people in this image are duo notorious for their violence and immoral crookery. The other two are the Kray Twins.

(Source: twitter.com)

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#david cameron #george osborne 

Amnesty International condemns coalition for assault on disabled 

@1 year ago with 21 notes
#disability #david cameron #Atos #austerity 

"I can think of nothing more alarming than the statement than ‘Cameron has blood on his hands’."

Judge in Oxford to Bethan Titchborne, who was assaulted by police officers and charged and fined for “harassment” for protesting against Prime Minister David Cameron’s cuts to disabled persons’ welfare (and related deaths).

(Source: brightgreenscotland.org)

@1 year ago with 1 note
#david cameron #cameron has blood on his hands #politics #uk politics #tories #police state 
davidcameronpretendingtobecommon:

David Cameron is like a chameleon. Watch as he blends seamlessly into his new urban surroundings.
Almost unrecognisable.
6 months ago
#david cameron 
hestmord:

proletarianprincess:

how will english people react to a “hang david cameron” tshirt? lets find out

hopefully with cheering
6 months ago
#david cameron 
6 months ago
#david cameron #twitter 
6 months ago
#david cameron #twitter #bedroom tax #politics 
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is reported to the UN for austerity policies violating international human rights law.

The Daily Mirror, January 17 2014:

Liverpool Council is reporting David Cameron to the United Nations, claiming that his government could be breaking international rules on keeping people out of poverty.

Authority bosses believe the coalition – through its controversial policies such as the hated bedroom tax and welfare reform – could be in breach of the UN economic and social rights convention that sets out minimum standards for access to food, clothing and housing.

Labour members from all parts of the city have spoken of the evidence they have gathered of people who were being forced into degrading poverty because they were being denied access to benefits they desperately needed.

Many are ending up having to resort to what they said was effectively “begging” for food at food banks, the Liverpool Echo reports.

At a meeting this week, councillors heard stories of people stripped of their dole money for up to 16 weeks because they had been late for interviews or had failed to meet the criteria of the government’s Welfare to Work programme.

And they heard claims that in some job centres in the city, suspensions of benefits and other sanctions had risen by up to 500% since 2012.

But the government has hailed the removal of benefits from people who “aren’t pulling their weight” as evidence that the “something for nothing” culture was being tackled.

8 months ago
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #austerity #economics #poverty 
Cameron: Austerity should last for ever and Britain must get used to being a 'leaner, more efficient state'→

class-struggle-anarchism:

Oh we’ll be leaner alright 

Pro austerity: Prime Minister David Cameron made his comments at the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet

Keynote speech: The dinner is a chance for the Prime Minister to make a major announcement

I feel a bit of “propaganda by the deed” coming on”

10 months ago
#david cameron #austerity 
novaramedia:

David Cameron talks about the need for ‘permanent austerity’ besides the Lord Mayor of London who is seated in a giant ormolu gold throne

They were drinking champagne. Seriously, why aren’t we revolting on the streets?
10 months ago
#david cameron #austerity 
1 year ago
#david cameron #royal baby #twitter 
1 year ago
#david cameron #politics #uk politics 
Two people in this image are duo notorious for their violence and immoral crookery. The other two are the Kray Twins.
1 year ago
#david cameron #george osborne 
24 April 2013 — The pig issue: Artist confronts British Prime Minister David Cameron
Activist and performance artist Mark McGowan crawled four miles from his home in South London to the Prime Minister’s residence in Westminster pushing a toy pig on roller skates with his nose. McGowan suffers with Bowel Cancer and took the action to highlight privatization of the National Health Service, on the day the House of Lords pushed through legislation to outsource healthcare.
The Artist Taxi Driver is a hero. #wheresdaddyspig
1 year ago
#nhs #mark mcgowan #tories #artist taxi driver #david cameron #politics #uk politics 
Amnesty International condemns coalition for assault on disabled→
1 year ago
#disability #david cameron #Atos #austerity 

It’s funny how the United Kingdom, a country with a government under which food bank use has triple in and past three years, and which spends at least £3 billion a year on the Trident nuclear weapons system, pours scorn on North Korea for allocating vast sums for nuclear weaponry while forcing thousands of citizens into starvation.

1 year ago
#david cameron #tories #trident #uk politics #food banks 
"I can think of nothing more alarming than the statement than ‘Cameron has blood on his hands’."
Judge in Oxford to Bethan Titchborne, who was assaulted by police officers and charged and fined for “harassment” for protesting against Prime Minister David Cameron’s cuts to disabled persons’ welfare (and related deaths).

(Source: brightgreenscotland.org)

1 year ago
#david cameron #cameron has blood on his hands #politics #uk politics #tories #police state 
Activist assaulted by police officers and fined for "harassment" for protesting against Prime Minister David Cameron.→

Bethan Tichborne, 14 March 2013:

Yesterday I was found guilty in the Oxford Magistrates’ Court of causing “harassment, alarm and distress” following a peaceful and legal political protest in Witney in December. The judge said “I can think of nothing more alarming than the statement that ‘Cameron has blood on his hands.’” I will continue to say that Cameron has blood on his hands, whenever the opportunity presents itself.

30 people have died as a direct result of the government’s ‘welfare reforms’. Thousands have died after being found ‘fit for work’. Over the long term, as more and more is taken away there will be increasing harm and death, including many hidden ones. The fine and costs come to more than I earn in a month, the judge said that on a whole £700 a month of course I’d have no trouble paying it back. After rent, travel to work, food and paying off loans I don’t have money left at the end of the month, and my salary is going down soon, so I’m not sure what will happen next. Except that I’m going to keep saying that Cameron has blood on his hands.

Here’s some notes I wrote earlier on what happened:

On the 30th November David Cameron was booed as he came on stage to turn on the Witney Christmas Lights. You can watch a very funny video of him trying to drown out any criticism by awkwardly getting the crowd to cheer everyone from themselves to the Queen below. When there’s some background heckling during the countdown he appeals to the crowd to “come on, shout louder!”

Kind of funny. Also, kind of not funny. I find it very weird watching the video, because while this was going on I was being beaten up by the police on the other side of the stage. I have never been so scared. My face was being pushed into the ground, I could feel blood coming from my nose, there was someone putting their whole weight on my back while someone else was stamping on my knees, along with various people grabbing and twisting my limbs. And then the officer on my back moved a knee up onto the back of my neck. Up until then I’d been shouting “I’m not resisting, I’m cooperating,” trying to ask them to stop, but from the moment I felt someone pressing their body weight into the back of my neck I gave up trying to communicate anything to them, I realised the police officers on top of me either couldn’t or wouldn’t hear me. Instead I began begging anyone who was nearby to intervene, to tell them to stop. Images flashed into my mind of what could happen. I was in pain, I couldn’t see what was going on, I was crying and bleeding, I couldn’t properly breathe, and I thought that they might leave me seriously injured. I’ve worked supporting people who’ve badly damaged their necks or back, and I can’t believe that any police officer was taught that kneeling on the back of someone’s neck is every an acceptable thing to do.

So that was one of the background sounds that Cameron was trying to drown out with his calls for round after round of applause. One of the things Cameron asked the crowd to cheer was “the Paralympics, that was great.” Well yes, the paralympics was great, but he should remember that his ministers were booed loudly whenever they appeared at paralympic ceremonies, and that it had the least popular sponsor possible, ATOS. The government gave ATOS the contract to kick disabled people off benefits they need to survive, and despite some of its staff quitting on grounds of conscience, they’ve done an admirable job of swiping those benefits away.

To rub salt into the wound the government justify their cuts with misleading press releases about what percentage of disabled people they’ve deemed “fit for work.” These are taken up by the press, who spin them still further from reality and stir up public hatred of “scroungers” and “shirkers”. A survey by Inclusion London found that the general public believe that between 50% and 70% of disability claims are fraudulent. The reality is that the fraud rate for disability benefits is 0.5%.

The words that the government and media are using is the indirect part of their attack on disabled people. Disability hate crime, which ranges from comments in the street through vandalism of motability cars up to imprisonment, torture, rape and murder (yes, in the UK, this happens) is growing. A Comres study found that 66% of disabled people in September 2011 said they experienced aggression, hostility or name calling compared with 41% in May 2011. That’s a huge increase in a short amount of time.

I knew about this through hearing and reading stories about the people who are being affected, I also knew that these stories weren’t being given the front page spreads that ‘scrounger’ stories get. I think it’s important to show that some of us are refusing to buy the rhetoric that would have us scapegoat disabled people. So I held up a placard that said “Cameron has blood on his hands,” and I shouted that “disabled people are dying because of Cameron’s policies.” I didn’t expect that to be a big deal, I only wanted to do my bit to show that we’re not all taken in by the rhetoric that disabled people are ‘scroungers’ and ‘shirkers.’ I didn’t think that it would lead to being beaten up, arrested, held overnight and then taken to court on two ridiculous charges.

Since December there has been a little more attention slowly coming to focus on the horrific way that this government is treating disabled people. MP Micheal Meacher told the House of Commons that Cameron has blood on his hands (he didn’t get arrested). We’ve heard more about how the bedroom tax is going to hit disabled people.

But still, there’s very little media coverage of the disability campaigners who are also in court today, in London, challenging the cut of the Independent Living Fund, which will force people into residential homes? We had a huge amount of coverage of one large family getting one large council house. Where are the front page stories about the far more common experiences of people who are losing their independence, their ability to meet their basic needs, even their houses? Where are the front page stories about the people who have killed themselves, seeing no other option as the support they need is pulled away from under them? There are now 30 cases listed on the website Calum’s List, a memorial site for those who have died because of the welfare reforms, either through suicide or through ill health and hardship. Aren’t any of those 30 people as newsworthy as one large family getting a large house?

We must do what the mainstream media will not, and resist the government’s attempt to divide and rule. We can listen to the voices of the people who know what’s going on, the people on the frontline of the cuts, and share them with our friends.

Calum’s List is hard reading, but important. It lists the deaths caused directly by welfare reform.

Disabled People Against Cuts campaign tirelessly, provide an endless amount of information and analysis, and receive hardly any media coverage, or even the recognition they deserve from the wider anti-cuts movement

The Black Triangle Campaign tells it just how it is, read their about page, read some of their blog posts, and you get a sense of just how violent the government’s two-pronged attack on disabled people is, and how dangerous it is for the rest of society to stay silent.


I am currently trying to get #cameronhasbloodonhishands trending on Twitter in opposition to this totalitarian suppression of dissent.

1 year ago
#david cameron #uk politics #politics #police state