Posts Tagged ‘David Cameron’

Our government over the last two weeks have been handed the Truth And Lies Report, signed by some 43 Bishops, the  House Of Lords have asked parliament to look again at their proposals regarding the nations budget and even financial experts have told George Osborne that his budget proposals are unworkable…….

And still parliament are not listening to the church, the Lords or financial experts…..don’t you think that it is time for a vote of no-confidence in our current government????

Who on earth was that blonde woman who just said that approximately 50% of people on DLA don’t have corroborating medical evidence???

She then said “We’ve got to put this right!” I think she should check that ‘fact’ and get her information ‘Right’

Even David Cameron would have needed medical evidence for his (Now Deceased) son’s DLA!

And where is the argument for people with learning disabilities? so far this program has only dealt with physical disabilities!

Aha ok, it was Esther McVey! That woman hasn’t a clue. She also thinks so many disabled people will magically be better and not need PIP.

Having watched this entire program, how can Esther McVey not know about the ‘Right Payment Programme’ for the periodic re-testing of those on an indefinite award of DLA.

It’s more likely that she didn’t want to let on about it to the general public that we are systematically re-assessed because it makes her case for PIP look weaker. Having had many of these re-assessments since the inception of DLA, it would disarm her claim that we are “on this for life without being looked at again” if she had mentioned it.

Isn’t not mentioning it the same as lying to the public and the media???

And as for Baroness Tani Grey-Thompson DBE, she’s in a cushy little job with a whopping salary and a title to boot! She didn’t show any understanding towards the point of view this program was trying to convey. Whether she claims DLA herself or not, she doesn’t need it as she is well enough off even without it!

And what happened to learning disabilities? Dispatches need to do another program like this one, but with the focus on people with learning disabilities.

FM

Cleggs_Backbonehttp://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/05/nick-clegg-richard-iii-spoof-news_n_2621290.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

A backbone buried in a car park has been confirmed as that of the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg.

The spine has been missing since May 2010, its whereabouts unknown until this week.

Historians say that the discovery of the backbone also indicates that Clegg was born with one face, as opposed to the two we are used to seeing him with.

“It’s amazing to see what he looks like with a spine and just one face. It’s like you could just talk to him, have a conversation with him right now,” said Lib Dem party member Philippa Liberally. “Of course, he’d ignore everything you say and mutter something about having to make compromises when you’re in government… But still.”

“He’s normally just bones, just a body,” added historian Paddy Ashdown-Hill. “But now that I’ve seen this reconstruction, he’s really come to life. I felt almost in the presence of an actual, living Liberal Democrat.”

The backbone was discovered in a pub car park, where David Cameron‘s daughter was also found in 2012. Fortunately, she had only been missing for 15 minutes.

>lol<

Cameron_and_the_commons06/02/2013 Here we go again…….PMQ‘s…….http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2013/february/prime-ministers-questions-6-february-2013/….from 15:06-15:32mins in….  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-commons-debates/read/unknown/100/…about half way down the page at question 4…

Q4.[141637]

Mr Michael McCann (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) (Lab):

“Can the Prime Minister confirm that Atos has declared that Richard III is fit for work?”

“That is not a constituency case that has come my way. All I can say is that I hope it will engender a great historical understanding of these events among all our people and provide a great boost to the great city of Leicester.”

……The whole house roared with laughter at this; the PM and MP‘s may well be able to laugh at the question posed by Mr Michael McCann but ATOS’s practices are no laughing matter…..

PMQ’s were followed  by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Inquiry)

The Prime Minister: “Quality of care means not accepting that bed sores and hospital infections are somehow occupational hazards—that a little bit of these things is somehow okay. It is not okay; they are unacceptable—full stop, end of story. That is what zero harm—the jargon for this—means. I have therefore asked Don Berwick, who has advised President Obama on this issue, to make zero harm a reality in our NHS.”

The Prime Minister: “However, I think that there was another very profound reason for holding a public inquiry, although I know that it will not satisfy some of the victims. They feel incredibly strongly, and rightly strongly. These terrible things happened to their loved ones, but where is the criminal prosecution? Where are the people who have been struck off? There has not been proper accountability, and there is not proper accountability in our system.”
…..Which was then followed by the ‘Suicide Prevention In The UK‘ debate: This was to discuss the increase in suicides in recent times which I have written about in previous posts here….

https://forcemajeure007.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/extremely-urgent-appeal-deaths-and-suicides-linked-to-wca-evidence-needed-for-justice/ and here….https://forcemajeure007.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/atos-death-toll/

Although some suicides have more to do with personal circumstances or mental health problems many more have been attributed to the welfare reforms. Yet the MP’s in this debate barely touched on and even side stepped the subject of ATOS’s practices of the abhorrent treatment and neglect and abuse of disabled and vulnerable people; which is almost certainly a contributing factor for the recent increase in suicides and I am not the only person to say this, as there are campaigns run by DPAC and Black Triangle against ATOS and the welfare reforms who also share this opinion.

How dare MP’s laugh about ATOS and then in the next debate they state their horror at no-one yet being accountable for the  awful treatment at the hands of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and then in the next debate they show so much emotion for the increase in suicides….They are all HYPOCRITES!!!

How about David Cameron making zero harm a reality in  ATOS and holding them and himself accountable for the deaths and suicides caused by the welfare reform, none of the ‘health care professionals’ have been struck off and none of the MP’s are doing anything about it, they are all complacent and in years to come we will probably have a public inquiry into ATOS’s practices……

So it’s one rule for politicians and those appointed by politicians ‘ATOS’ (a private sector service (They can get away with the deaths of disabled and vulnerable people)) and another rule for those who run our rapidly declining NHS (a public sector service (They can’t get away with the deaths of disabled and vulnerable people)) as many of the patients who experienced such horrific neglect which led to their deaths were elderly and disabled and vulnerable people.

FM

Cameron and Co will yet take the credit over the next two years for a drop in youth unemployment!

However, this will be due to the fact that this years, school year 11’s will have to stay in education or training until they are 17 yrs old, which will take them out of the working age population, and then next years school year 11’s will have to stay in education or training until they are 18 yrs old. Thus taking another years worth of working age population out of the workforce making it look like the youth unemployment has gone down, but they are still in school/college/training!!!

I suppose this would be another way of fiddling the figures and twisting the truth, wouldn’t it???

FM

PMQs 19_12_12 _ Pat’s Petition and Victorian Britain in the 21st Century…

Commons Hansard for PMQ’s 19/12/12

PMQ‘s regarding Pat’s Petition

Q4. [134213] Ian Lavery (Wansbeck) (Lab): I have in my hand a genuine suicide note from a constituent of mine who, sadly, took his own life after he was informed that he was no longer entitled to employment and support allowance and disability benefits. Across the UK, more than 1,000 people have died only months after being told to find work. This is 2012—we are supposed to be a civilised society. We should be looking after disabled citizens in the UK. Will the Prime Minister listen to the 62,000 people who have signed Pat’s petition and please finally order an assessment of all changes hitting disabled people in this country?

The Prime Minister: I will look very carefully at the very tragic case that the hon. Gentleman has brought to the House. Everyone’s thoughts will go out to that person’s family because of what has happened to them.

What I would say to the hon. Gentleman is that the actual money that we are putting into disability benefits over the coming years is going up, not down. I think that everybody knows and accepts that we need to have a review of disability benefits. Some people have been stuck on these benefits and not been reviewed for year after year after year. That is the view of the disability charities and it is the view of the Government as well.

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With respect to the issue introduced by Ian Lavery MP; I too am sorry for the tragic loss of that family’s loved one, and all other families affected by these types of tragedies. So, Mr Cameron is going to look very carefully at the very tragic case that the hon. Gentleman has brought to the house; that’s very ‘nice’ of him, however, that’s just one case; what about the other 1,000 people that have all died, only months after being told to find work.

Stuck on these benefits,… stuck on these benefits…..we have been stuck with our disabilities our whole life, Cameron clearly hasn’t got a clue!

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PMQ’s regarding Unemployment has dropped another 60,000 people….BUT???

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con): As we approach Christmas, will the Prime Minister join me in celebrating the fact that there are more people in employment this Christmas than ever before in this nation’s great history?

The Prime Minister: My hon. Friend makes an important point. After all, the Leader of the Opposition said back in January that unemployment would go up. That was his prediction—he stood at the Dispatch Box and said that. The fact is that unemployment has come down, employment has gone up and we have seen a record fall in youth unemployment in the last quarter. All of those things are welcome, particularly as we are seeing growth

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in the private sector, because everyone knows that we have to have a rebalancing of our economy whereby we shed some jobs in the public sector but grow the private sector, and that is what is happening.

PMQ’s regarding Victorian Britain in the 21st Century

Q5. [134214] Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Lab): Merry Christmas, Mr Speaker. [ Interruption . ] People realise, now, that the Prime Minister has a Dickensian vision for the UK: grandeur for the few, workhouse for the many. Why is he limiting welfare benefits for parents caring for adults with disabilities? Could we have an explanation from Ebenezer?

The Prime Minister: I say to the hon. Gentleman that it is probably a case of merry Christmas and happy speaking opportunities in the new year.

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FM

The Prime Minister David Cameron said during PMQ‘s on Wed 19/12/12 that, unemployment has dropped by another 60,000 people…….BUT???

“What happens if a claimant’s JSA is stopped?

If the claimant’s JSA is stopped because they have failed to meet their responsibilities, they must still attend the Jobcentre for their fortnightly jobsearch review, and attend any appointments to avoid losing benefit for a longer period.”

Copied from  http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/changes-to-contribution/#stop

 

However, I was wondering whether or not, those that are having their benefits sanctioned are counted in the numbers used for the statistics quoted by David Cameron. If their benefits are being sanctioned then they are not in receipt of any benefit payment, therefore, not in receipt of benefit, thus adding to the number of those no longer claiming benefit. Therefore, it would look like more people are in work as benefit claimant numbers have gone down.

He may well be cooking the books, so to speak, with regards to the unemployment statistics!

FM

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We are raising more money for the rich

            Edward Miliband:
I must say, I have heard everything when the boy from the Bullingdon club lectures people on bullying. Absolutely extraordinary. Have you wrecked a restaurant recently?The Prime Minister does not want to talk about the facts, but let us give him another one. He is hitting working families, and the richest people in our society will get a massive tax cut next April—an average of £107,000 each for people earning over £1 million. Is he the only person left in the country who cannot see the fundamental injustice of giving huge tax cuts to the richest while punishing those in work on the lowest pay?
            The Prime Minister:
The tax take for the richest under this Government will be higher in every year than it was for any year when the right hon. Gentleman was in government. He has obviously got a short memory, because I explained to him last week that under his plans for the 50p tax rate, millionaires paid £7 billion less in tax than they did previously. The point of raising taxes is to pay for public services. We are raising more money for the rich, but where he is really so profoundly wrong is in the choice that he has decided to make. The facts are these: over the last five years, people in work have seen their incomes go up by 10%, and people out of work have seen their incomes go up by 20%. At a time when people accept a pay freeze we should not be massively increasing benefits massively, yet that is what he wants to do. A party that is not serious about controlling welfare is not serious about controlling the deficit either.
            Edward Miliband:
From the first part of his answer, it seems the Prime Minister is claiming to be Robin Hood; I really do not think that is going to work. He is not taking from the richest and giving to everybody else. Didn’t the Business Secretary give it away in what he said about the autumn statement? He said:“what happened was some of their donors,”—we know who he is talking about—“very wealthy people, stamped their feet”,so the Conservatives scrapped the mansion tax and went ahead with the 50p tax cut. They look after their friends—the people on their Christmas card list.Meanwhile, they hit people they never meet, and whose lives they will never understand.
            For the full article please got to Commons Hansard at:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm121212/debtext/121212-0001.htm#12121240000011

Or watch it here, at approx 38mins in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01pfs6b/Daily_Politics_12_12_2012/

It seems to me that no one, including the news, picked up on that sentence that Mr Cameron said…..

Thanks for reading!

FM