Royal Family granted new right of secrecy 

class-struggle-anarchism:

noislandofdreams:

Letters, emails and documents relating to the monarch, her heir and the second in line to the throne will no longer be disclosed even if they are in the public interest.

Little chance of those black spider memos being published now

Tbf who cares, a guillotine is much cheaper and quicker

You pay for them to live in obscene luxury, they have the power to veto legislation and are in constant contact with government ministers, but you’re not allowed to know anything about them. 

Nor does the Freedom of Information Act apply to any royal’s meddling in government affairs. Remember they’re “apolitical”.

@2 weeks ago with 203 notes
#royals #monarchy #uk politics 
"Bloody immigrants…"

"Bloody immigrants…"

(Source: class-struggle-anarchism, via colourmeamazed)

@2 months ago with 372 notes
#immigration #uk politics 
centurytoad:

This needed to be a gif.

centurytoad:

This needed to be a gif.

@2 months ago with 11445 notes
#nigel farage #ukip #politics #uk politics 

"Abandoning a domesticated animal or withdrawing its supply of food can end in criminal convictions here in the UK, yet the duty of care and animal cruelty legislation does not, it seems, apply to human beings."

@4 months ago
#politics #austerity #uk 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.

@6 months ago with 19 notes
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #austerity #economics #poverty 

5 GRAPHS THAT SHOW HOW WE’RE HELPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

emperorvonbears:

sharethefacts

<insert a load of spin and bollocks from the conservative party in handy graphic form here, about hardworking families through misleading information>


Let’s translate this whole #sharethefacts campaign, shall we? I’m pretty sure this is rather more accurate, so here goes:

"Really we’re just out-of-touch, neo-liberal liars and con artists who hate human rights, disabled people, and the poors. We like to buddy up to the corporations who donate to our party and then end up selling off national assets to.


Here are some facts about what the Conservatives are doing for you, #hardworkingpeople ! Don’t forget to #sharethefacts

  • Removing the safety net of social security for thousands of people by sanctioning them over things which are not their fault.

  • Making it more difficult to appeal the already enormously problematic decisions Atos are making in Employment and Support Allowance claims.
  • Cutting NHS funding in real terms in order to starve it, claim it to be a failure, and proclaim it must have ‘market competition’ introduced to ‘save’ it.

  • Outsourcing the services to healthcare companies with questionable ethics, who just happen to have a financial link to the Conservative Party.
  • Forcing sick and disabled people from their homes by making it impossible for them to make up short falls in their rent caused by the spare room subsidy (aka ‘bedroom tax’) for rooms which are actually required.
  • Increasing the deficit in 3 years more than Labour managed to do in 13.

  • Going to Europe to fight to protect bankers bonuses, reducing the top rate of tax, allowing loopholes in the law that can be exploited to avoid paying tax.

  • Racist immigration campaigns.

  • Created a housing bubble.

  • Outright lied in the 2010 General Election in order to gain voted. Has since gone back on every promise made, erased evidence of promises from the internet.”

(via particlecollisions)

@8 months ago with 21 notes
#tories #uk politics 
This tweet of mine went viral. People are apparently keen to speak out against The Daily Mail&#8217;s propaganda and lies.

This tweet of mine went viral. People are apparently keen to speak out against The Daily Mail’s propaganda and lies.

(Source: twitter.com)

@8 months ago with 21 notes
#daily mail #propaganda #journalism #media #gordon brown #politics #uk politics 
class-struggle-anarchism:

THEY DESTROY LIVES

Tory scum.

class-struggle-anarchism:

THEY DESTROY LIVES

Tory scum.

@9 months ago with 27 notes
#tories #uk politics 
relivingthe80s:

“If you’re worried that we are going to sell off the NHS and create some ­American-style private system – we will not.”
BROKEN: No. 5 of David Cameron’s NHS personal guarantees

The Tory bastards have been planning to destroy the NHS since the Thatcher years.

relivingthe80s:

“If you’re worried that we are going to sell off the NHS and create some ­American-style private system – we will not.”

BROKEN: No. 5 of David Cameron’s NHS personal guarantees

The Tory bastards have been planning to destroy the NHS since the Thatcher years.

(Source: nhsforsale.info, via infernalseason)

@1 month ago with 10 notes
#nhs #uk politics 

If you are registered to vote in the UK, then I would strongly encourage to go out at vote (there’s still time until 10pm!) in the European Parliament elections. I was unable to vote due to a registration issue, but I would advocate a vote for the Green Party, who (unlike Labour) oppose austerity and privatisation (including that imposed domestically by EU economic policies), have a serious focus on the climate change crisis, and welcome the contributions of immigrants. A solid Green vote would both counter the threat of UKIP, and if the Greens defeat the contemptible Lib Dems it could potentially begin a national political transformation in the UK for the better. Or you could vote for the Pirate Party in protest towards the violation of our digital rights, or the National Health Action Party as a message against the privatisation of the NHS.

@2 months ago with 4 notes
#eu elections #politics #ukip #green party #uk politics 

Anonymous said: so which party do you support?

The party whose platform I most support is the Green Party of England and Wales, but it’s basically 0% likely that they will win the next general election. Seeing how Labour, who will probably form the next government, are committed to a continuation of Tory austerity policies, my primary hope is that there will be mass dissident protest movements incited by this democratic vacuum.

@4 months ago
#politics #uk politics #inbox 

"It must be better to be in employment and to work than be on benefits, if you can. And what we saw - and chris is right we did see less people claiming employment benefit - but we saw a huge increase in people on DLA and other sickness benefits, so lets see if we can work together to actually get more people in to work"

- Mike Penning MP, 17/02/14 Live on Channel 4.

MJ: They literally can’t even get their facts right. DLA is not and has never been a “sickness” benefit. It is to help towards added costs occurring from a disability or chronic illness. Here, he strongly implies that DLA is an out-of-work benefit but employment status is irrelevant to DLA/PIP assessments. (via everydayableism)

They’re in control of social security payments to thousands of people which they don’t even understand the purpose of.

(via particlecollisions)

@5 months ago with 22 notes
#welfare #disability #uk politics #dwp 

Britain's highest paid bankers in line for a £100m income tax cut after top rate drops to 45p 

relivingthe80s:

Britain™’s highest paid bankers are on course to receive an income tax cut of almost £100m this year following George Osborne’s decision to reduce the top rate from 50p to 45p.

The calculations are based on the latest figures from the European Banking Authority (EBA), which relate to 2012. Taking account of more recent data, Labour has assumed that bankers’ incomes will be maintained at the same level this year. The top rate was cut for earnings over £150,000 in April this year.

The EBA figures showed that total remuneration for the highest earning bankers in Britain was £2,377m, an average of just under £1.6m each. They also showed that the amount paid in bonuses to UK bankers was almost four times more than that paid in fixed pay.

Cathy Jamieson, a Labour Treasury spokeswoman, said: “While ordinary families are facing a cost-of-living crisis, Britain’s highest paid bankers have received a multi-million pound tax cut.

So let’s be clear, city bankers’ pay has gone up by some 15% in 2012 and 29% in 2013. This round of banker bonuses are expected to rise by 44%. George Osborne’s solution is to reduce their tax burden by 5%, this being transferred to the entire population through the 2.5% increase in VAT, don’t forget. And to spend £16,000 of taxpayers’ money on external legal fees to challenge European Union plans to cap bankers’ bonuses at the same level as their fixed salary, or twice as much with explicit shareholder approval (same article).

All in this together? Osborne and his cronies are just laughing in your face.

Austerity…

(via infernalseason)

@7 months ago with 6 notes
#uk politics 

Food bank Britain: Thousands need charity handouts because of welfare system failings | UK | News | Daily Express 

class-struggle-anarchism:

emiello:

class-struggle-anarchism:

• A blind woman whose benefits were removed because she did not apply for a cleaning job.

• A father with terminal cancer punished after he missed signing on because of a hospital appointment.

• A woman refused benefits because she forgot to “sign on” on the day of her younger brother’s funeral.

• A 33-year-old man with severe dyslexia who had his benefits removed because he could not fill in his claim form correctly.

• A mother of three denied benefits because her husband mistakenly filled in a claim form with the wrong date of birth for one of their children.

• A man whose benefits were removed after he missed two job centre appointments because of the death of his mother following a stroke.

My mother was refused benefits because she refused to sit down with a stranger to fill in the forms. She had severe depression and anxiety. My father offered to fill the forms in in the next room and ask my mother anything he didn’t know, but the benefits person refused.

Working in a benefits office in Britain these days is like doing the literal devils work. I don’t know how they find these people who are so happy to cause so much grief and harm in their own communities. Absolute bastards.

I’m surprised to see an article like this in the Express, seeing as they’re the tabloid that usually publishes the most vitriolic “benefit scroungers” propaganda. The situation is bad enough for them to object to.

(via myheadisweak)

@8 months ago with 176 notes
#welfare #social security #uk politics 

(Source: twitter.com)

@8 months ago with 7 notes
#austerity #uk politics #economics 
Royal Family granted new right of secrecy→

class-struggle-anarchism:

noislandofdreams:

Letters, emails and documents relating to the monarch, her heir and the second in line to the throne will no longer be disclosed even if they are in the public interest.

Little chance of those black spider memos being published now

Tbf who cares, a guillotine is much cheaper and quicker

You pay for them to live in obscene luxury, they have the power to veto legislation and are in constant contact with government ministers, but you’re not allowed to know anything about them. 

Nor does the Freedom of Information Act apply to any royal’s meddling in government affairs. Remember they’re “apolitical”.

2 weeks ago
#royals #monarchy #uk politics 
relivingthe80s:

“If you’re worried that we are going to sell off the NHS and create some ­American-style private system – we will not.”
BROKEN: No. 5 of David Cameron’s NHS personal guarantees

The Tory bastards have been planning to destroy the NHS since the Thatcher years.
1 month ago
#nhs #uk politics 
"Bloody immigrants&#8230;"
2 months ago
#immigration #uk politics 

If you are registered to vote in the UK, then I would strongly encourage to go out at vote (there’s still time until 10pm!) in the European Parliament elections. I was unable to vote due to a registration issue, but I would advocate a vote for the Green Party, who (unlike Labour) oppose austerity and privatisation (including that imposed domestically by EU economic policies), have a serious focus on the climate change crisis, and welcome the contributions of immigrants. A solid Green vote would both counter the threat of UKIP, and if the Greens defeat the contemptible Lib Dems it could potentially begin a national political transformation in the UK for the better. Or you could vote for the Pirate Party in protest towards the violation of our digital rights, or the National Health Action Party as a message against the privatisation of the NHS.

2 months ago
#eu elections #politics #ukip #green party #uk politics 
centurytoad:

This needed to be a gif.
2 months ago
#nigel farage #ukip #politics #uk politics 

Anonymous said: so which party do you support?

The party whose platform I most support is the Green Party of England and Wales, but it’s basically 0% likely that they will win the next general election. Seeing how Labour, who will probably form the next government, are committed to a continuation of Tory austerity policies, my primary hope is that there will be mass dissident protest movements incited by this democratic vacuum.

4 months ago
#politics #uk politics #inbox 
"Abandoning a domesticated animal or withdrawing its supply of food can end in criminal convictions here in the UK, yet the duty of care and animal cruelty legislation does not, it seems, apply to human beings."
4 months ago
#politics #austerity #uk politics 
"It must be better to be in employment and to work than be on benefits, if you can. And what we saw - and chris is right we did see less people claiming employment benefit - but we saw a huge increase in people on DLA and other sickness benefits, so lets see if we can work together to actually get more people in to work"

- Mike Penning MP, 17/02/14 Live on Channel 4.

MJ: They literally can’t even get their facts right. DLA is not and has never been a “sickness” benefit. It is to help towards added costs occurring from a disability or chronic illness. Here, he strongly implies that DLA is an out-of-work benefit but employment status is irrelevant to DLA/PIP assessments. (via everydayableism)

They’re in control of social security payments to thousands of people which they don’t even understand the purpose of.

(via particlecollisions)

5 months ago
#welfare #disability #uk politics #dwp 
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.

6 months ago
#politics #uk politics #david cameron #austerity #economics #poverty 
Britain's highest paid bankers in line for a £100m income tax cut after top rate drops to 45p→

relivingthe80s:

Britain™’s highest paid bankers are on course to receive an income tax cut of almost £100m this year following George Osborne’s decision to reduce the top rate from 50p to 45p.

The calculations are based on the latest figures from the European Banking Authority (EBA), which relate to 2012. Taking account of more recent data, Labour has assumed that bankers’ incomes will be maintained at the same level this year. The top rate was cut for earnings over £150,000 in April this year.

The EBA figures showed that total remuneration for the highest earning bankers in Britain was £2,377m, an average of just under £1.6m each. They also showed that the amount paid in bonuses to UK bankers was almost four times more than that paid in fixed pay.

Cathy Jamieson, a Labour Treasury spokeswoman, said: “While ordinary families are facing a cost-of-living crisis, Britain’s highest paid bankers have received a multi-million pound tax cut.

So let’s be clear, city bankers’ pay has gone up by some 15% in 2012 and 29% in 2013. This round of banker bonuses are expected to rise by 44%. George Osborne’s solution is to reduce their tax burden by 5%, this being transferred to the entire population through the 2.5% increase in VAT, don’t forget. And to spend £16,000 of taxpayers’ money on external legal fees to challenge European Union plans to cap bankers’ bonuses at the same level as their fixed salary, or twice as much with explicit shareholder approval (same article).

All in this together? Osborne and his cronies are just laughing in your face.

Austerity…

(via infernalseason)

7 months ago
#uk politics 
5 GRAPHS THAT SHOW HOW WE’RE HELPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

emperorvonbears:

sharethefacts

<insert a load of spin and bollocks from the conservative party in handy graphic form here, about hardworking families through misleading information>


Let’s translate this whole #sharethefacts campaign, shall we? I’m pretty sure this is rather more accurate, so here goes:

"Really we’re just out-of-touch, neo-liberal liars and con artists who hate human rights, disabled people, and the poors. We like to buddy up to the corporations who donate to our party and then end up selling off national assets to.


Here are some facts about what the Conservatives are doing for you, #hardworkingpeople ! Don’t forget to #sharethefacts

  • Removing the safety net of social security for thousands of people by sanctioning them over things which are not their fault.

  • Making it more difficult to appeal the already enormously problematic decisions Atos are making in Employment and Support Allowance claims.
  • Cutting NHS funding in real terms in order to starve it, claim it to be a failure, and proclaim it must have ‘market competition’ introduced to ‘save’ it.

  • Outsourcing the services to healthcare companies with questionable ethics, who just happen to have a financial link to the Conservative Party.
  • Forcing sick and disabled people from their homes by making it impossible for them to make up short falls in their rent caused by the spare room subsidy (aka ‘bedroom tax’) for rooms which are actually required.
  • Increasing the deficit in 3 years more than Labour managed to do in 13.

  • Going to Europe to fight to protect bankers bonuses, reducing the top rate of tax, allowing loopholes in the law that can be exploited to avoid paying tax.

  • Racist immigration campaigns.

  • Created a housing bubble.

  • Outright lied in the 2010 General Election in order to gain voted. Has since gone back on every promise made, erased evidence of promises from the internet.”

(via particlecollisions)

8 months ago
#tories #uk politics 
Food bank Britain: Thousands need charity handouts because of welfare system failings | UK | News | Daily Express→

class-struggle-anarchism:

emiello:

class-struggle-anarchism:

• A blind woman whose benefits were removed because she did not apply for a cleaning job.

• A father with terminal cancer punished after he missed signing on because of a hospital appointment.

• A woman refused benefits because she forgot to “sign on” on the day of her younger brother’s funeral.

• A 33-year-old man with severe dyslexia who had his benefits removed because he could not fill in his claim form correctly.

• A mother of three denied benefits because her husband mistakenly filled in a claim form with the wrong date of birth for one of their children.

• A man whose benefits were removed after he missed two job centre appointments because of the death of his mother following a stroke.

My mother was refused benefits because she refused to sit down with a stranger to fill in the forms. She had severe depression and anxiety. My father offered to fill the forms in in the next room and ask my mother anything he didn’t know, but the benefits person refused.

Working in a benefits office in Britain these days is like doing the literal devils work. I don’t know how they find these people who are so happy to cause so much grief and harm in their own communities. Absolute bastards.

I’m surprised to see an article like this in the Express, seeing as they’re the tabloid that usually publishes the most vitriolic “benefit scroungers” propaganda. The situation is bad enough for them to object to.

(via myheadisweak)

8 months ago
#welfare #social security #uk politics 
This tweet of mine went viral. People are apparently keen to speak out against The Daily Mail&#8217;s propaganda and lies.
8 months ago
#daily mail #propaganda #journalism #media #gordon brown #politics #uk politics 
8 months ago
#austerity #uk politics #economics 
class-struggle-anarchism:

THEY DESTROY LIVES

Tory scum.
9 months ago
#tories #uk politics