Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s G4S!)

G4S are back!

The disgraced firm – which failed to provide enough security guards for London’s 2012 Olympics and is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office for irregularities connected with other government contracts – has been given massive new contracts by the coalition government to implement new programmes for the long-term unemployed:

G4S back in favour at Whitehall

These contracts come after G4S also memorably mistakenly tagged a prisoner’s false leg so he was able to leave it at home and break a court-imposed curfew:

Prisoner escaped curfew after G4S mistakenly tagged his false leg!

And G4S were also responsible for this, erm, interesting scandal:

G4S Guards Sacked For Drinking Vodka Out Of Each Others’ Bottoms……

Just what is it about G4S that makes the government so keen to hand over millions of our tax money despite their proven and consistent incompetence at just about everything they try to do?

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Please click on the following link to be taken to special needs jungle website…..   Special Educational Needs: Revised code of practice arrives…. This is a must view website that has it’s finger on the pulse of everything SEN……

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This may be the start of something big!!!

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Well I’m back home in one piece although parts of me don’t feel as if they belong. It was a wonderful day on Monday meeting the valiant  Debbie Sayers, the super people from change.org  Ros from the Mirror and other campaigners Paula Peters & Chris Ball who both came with Cameras.

Aside from the day challenging my photo-phobia, it was fantastic that both Liz Kendall,Shadow Minister for Care and Older People & my MP and Kate Green Shadow Spokesperson for Disabled People took the time out to meet with us, receive the final 105,069 signatures on our petition & more importantly; both women actively listened to what we had to say.

The only thing that took a slight shine off the experience was whilst  we were in the gallery of the House of Commons there was IDS & McVey both up to their old tricks – spinning the truth or Lying…

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The battle is over…let the War Begin.

By Val Whyte
from Esin Nalbantoğlu;
For the past few days, peaceful Turkish citizens have been protesting the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the few green areas left in the center of Istanbul. The plan by the Erdogan-run AKP government is to build a large shopping center instead, benefitting his own interests and filling his own pockets.What started with a mere 100 protestors turned into tens of thousands over the course of a few days. People camped out in the park, sang songs, read books, danced. I was there yesterday and it was heartwarming.

Prime Minister Erdogan made a public announcement two days ago stating, ‘We have made up our minds’, and that nothing will stop his plans to destroy the park.

He subsequently ordered his police forces to attack protestors in the park using water cannons and tear gas without warning in the early hours of the morning. This has been happening for the past two days, and continues as I write these words. Tents were burned, innocent citizens were dragged away and people had tear gas sprayed directly into their faces.

Innocent people are being attacked, injured and hospitalized. There are unofficial reports of one person being dead with his ID confiscated by officials (an eerie replay of the May 1 attacks when an innocent young girl was put into a coma due to tear gas attacks. This girl was later labeled by the government as a terrorist)

This has become a matter about more than just saving trees. This is an ‘I can do whatever I damn well want’, fascist mentality that not only supresses but attacks its own people.

To make matters worse, media channels are being censored so as not to display the news.

#direngeziparki is now the 2nd worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

As our friends overseas, we need your help. Send this message to everyone you know. Create awareness internationally about our plight, or matters are going to get much, much worse. We want all international media channels – soclal and mass – to report this news.

Please help us to share this message and stop Erdogan’s ruthless, inhumane acts.

What you can do:
– Forward this message to everyone you know
– Send your support messages through twitter with the #direngeziparki hashtag
– Tag @bbc @cnn @reuters and other large media channels in these posts
– Post this message on facebook
– Let your local and national media channels know

This is more relevant now, than it was when I wrote it!!!

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Victorian Britain in the 21st Century……

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Scotland

In Scotland, the term “tenement” lacks the pejorative connotations it carries elsewhere, and refers simply to any block of flats sharing a common central staircase and lacking an elevator, particularly those constructed before 1919. Tenements were, and continue to be, inhabited by a wide range of social classes and income groups.

In Glasgow, where Scotland’s highest concentration of tenement dwellings can be found, the urban renewal projects of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s brought an end to the city’s slums, which had primarily consisted of older tenements built in the early 19th century in which large extended families would live together in cramped conditions. They were replaced by high-rise blocks that, within…

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WE MUST AT LEAST TRY TO SAVE OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR ALL OUR SAKES…PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE….

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Save legal aid logo

If you venture into the legal blogosphere right now you can see many erudite blogs about the Ministry of Justice’s proposed “reforms” of the legal aid system.

I’m taking to blogging for the first time to add my voice to the dissenters.

This is a difficult exercise. I am so incensed by the proposals and there are so many points to make that it is difficult to distil them down into any sensible article. I suppose the Powers That Be know that, as it helps them. If you can’t write your campaign slogan on a small yellow sticky note it’s going to be hard to win over the public.

The Consultation

In summary, the Ministry of Justice has unveiled a “consultation” on reforming legal aid,  mostly criminal legal aid. Other areas of practice are also hit, and some have already been hit hard in recent months – ask any family…

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A Brief History Of Baroness Thatcher The Conservative Reality….

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness ThatcherLGOMPCFRS (née Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013)

She arrived at Oxford in 1943 and graduated in 1947 with Second-Class Honours in the four-year Chemistry Bachelor of Science degree; in her final year she specialised in X-ray crystallography under the supervision of Dorothy Hodgkin

Roberts became President of the Oxford University Conservative Association in 1946. She was influenced at university by political works such as Friedrich von Hayek‘s The Road to Serfdom (1944), which condemned economic intervention by government as a precursor to an authoritarian state.

After graduating, Roberts moved to Colchester in Essex to work as a research chemist for BX Plastics. In 1948, she applied for a job at ICI, but was rejected after the personnel department assessed her as “headstrong, obstinate and dangerously self-opinionated”.

She joined the local Conservative Association and attended the party conference at Llandudno in 1948, as a representative of the University Graduate Conservative Association. Officials of the association were so impressed by her that they asked her to apply, even though she was not on the Conservative party’s approved list: she was selected in January 1951 and added to the approved list post ante.

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And the rest, as they say…is history….Thatcher was not even on the Conservative party’s ‘approved’ list, and in the end it was the Tory Party (her own cabinet and ‘friends’) that ultimately ended her career of being Prime Minister.

Lets take a quick look at what influenced Baroness Thatcher and her Conservative party and most regrettably New Labour; even now today…..

The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) between 1940–1943, in which he “warned of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning,” and in which he argues that the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism inevitably leads to a loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, the tyranny of a dictator and the serfdom of the individual.

The following 2 paragraphs are paraphrased with consent from Smiling Carcass’s Two-Penneth as I couldn’t have said it better http://smilingcarcass.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/blair-warns-miliband/#comment-235

Baroness Thatcher said in an interview, when asked what she thought her greatest achievement was, said “New Labour”. That alone should tell us that Old Labour were right for the workers, the poor, the disabled and otherwise disenfranchised population.

It is also my opinion that Blair, and many of his Blairite co-conspirators were planted into the Labour party to make the change to New Labour, to ensure no ‘People’s Party’ would remove the protections and advantages handed to the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor. This is exactly what we are seeing- no effective opposition, a one party state of capitalists.

But as I have said before; under this Tory government we are being made to pay for the irresponsible behaviour of our Tory chancellor, with our taxes; and he still believes that his way is the right way.

Our great nation was built on the strength of a nations pride, and will be destroyed by ‘one’ man’s pride, George Osborne‘s.

It is my opinion that democracy is a mask for dictatorship as warned by the book “The Road To Serfdom”, and that is exactly how all politicians see the general population as serfs. We need at the very least a return to old labour and more rights for the workers and unions. What ever happened to people power, Labour power and power to the people from Labour…..We keep going to war because of dictators treating their people atrociously and yet we are not all that far from that ourselves….

FM

What a load of pompous parliamentary puppets, I’ve rarely heard such incredulous superficial aristocratic brown-nosing speeches from our government with regards to anyone who has died, as they have, over the death of Baroness Thatcher

Miliband: Thatcher was ‘unique and towering’

Labour leader Ed Miliband described Margaret Thatcher as a “unique and towering figure” who “defined her age” during a warm tribute in the House of Commons. Speaking in front of busy, but not packed, Labour benches he said:

“Whatever your view of her, Margaret Thatcher was a unique and towering figure.

“I disagreed with much of what she did but I respect what her death means for many, many people who admired her and I honour her personal achievements.

“Today we also remember a prime minister who defined her age.”

Paddy Ashdown: Thatcher greatest PM of our age

Former leader of the Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown paid a thoughtful tribute to Baroness Thatcher in the House of Lords this afternoon, giving personal anecdotes about their relationship and praising the former prime minister as “the greatest of our age.” He said:

“If politics is defined, and I think it can be, by principles, the courage to hold to them, and the ability to drive them through with success, then she was without a doubt the commanding politician and the greatest prime minister of our age.”

Norman Tebbit pays emotional tribute to Thatcher

Thatcher’s former cabinet minister Norman Tebbit paid an emotional tribute to his old boss and friend in the House of Commons today.

He spoke movingly of the support she provided his family after he and his wife were injured in an IRA bomb attack at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. He praised her courage and popularity, and reflected on her demise, saying:

“I left her, I fear at the mercy of her friends, that I do regret.”   “

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Even her ‘friends’ turned against Baroness Thatcher when she was Prime Minister when her own cabinet ousted her from government before she could do even more damage to the country.

There were few honest words spoken with regards to the brutal reality that faced millions of people that had to deal with the cuts under the last Tory government but here is one:

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Labour MP: Thatcher caused ‘pain and suffering’

MP David Winnick criticised the “human cost” of Thatcher’s policies, and said MPs should be free to criticise her time in government.

The veteran Labour MP, who was first elected to parliament in 1966 said it would be hypocritical for him not to voice his thoughts on the “brutal contempt” with which she treated “millions of working people.” In an impassioned speech in the House of Commons he said:

“What was done under her premiership, the way in which the policies that have been praised here today were carried out, in my view, and indeed the view of these benches at the time, were highly damaging and caused immense pain and suffering to ordinary people.”

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Now with all the current round of taxes, cuts and caps it is not only ordinary people that are suffering, but the most vulnerable people of our crumbling society, the disabled, and yet the government are going to spend X amount of money, probably hundreds of thousands of pounds if not a million or even more than that on a ‘Ceremonial Funeral with Full Military Honours’.  How dare they…..How…. Dare…. They!!!

The loudest protest that could easily be done and would be heard and would be seen (or rather not seen) by the international media that will be covering this pompous procession is to do absolutely……… NOTHING……………BOYCOTT the Iron Lady’s funeral, may she ‘rust’ sorry ‘rest’ in peace…….this means don’t watch it on TV either, and hopefully the streets will look as empty as the following video….

If the streets are full of people for the funeral procession, even if only to see the Queen and other high ranking officials and celebrities, then that footage will be used by historians in the future to prove that Baroness Thatcher was well liked and respected and was good for the country which is blatantly wrong, the historians, like our government will and are creating a false history.

FM

Video footage from last night’s disturbances in Bristol

 

I did not write the following, and I do not condone violence of any kind.

Watch mobile phone footage of last night’s disturbances in the Easton area of Bristol below;

Please follow the link and scroll down about one quarter of the page….

200 people had gathered in Chelsea Road to celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Bottles and cans were thrown at officers, six of whom suffered injuries. One remains in hospital.

A police vehicle was damaged and one person was arrested for violent disorder.

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As Britain received the news that Baroness Thatcher had died, not everyone was in mourning.

In Brixton, south London – the scene of fierce rioting in the 1980s, blamed on deep social divisions as well as racial tensions – a hastily convened party was gathering pace.

People celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher in Brixton, south London. Credit: PA

“Thatcher herself, she represents so much of what people hate about what has happened to Britain in the last 20, 30 years,” said 40-year-old graphic designer Ben Windsor.

Some people shouted: “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, dead.” Credit: PA

One woman, who gave her name as Claire, said: “That woman made my youth a misery. I think that she was to blame for most of the ills of society. And most of the things that poor people and ill people are now being blamed for were her fault.”

As police watched on, people arrived clutching cans of lager and bottles of wine and shouting “she’s dead!”Credit: PA

Another demonstrator said: “She started the whole neo-liberal madness we’re all suffering from now.

“People in Brixton suffered. People in Brixton suffered directly because of her policies.”

For the full article please see http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-04-09/brixton-margaret-thatcher-protests/

FM