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Weekly spoof #1

Brexit specials, unmissable offers for the terminally bigoted and xenophobically inclined.

Coming soon – Your daily guide to market leading English Bigotry. (We find it for you so you don’t need to bother) featuring:

#1 Light racist morning narrative – For those who Prefer their racism to be couched in paternalist terms,with daily stories of stupid brown people in far away lands; failing to demonstrate a correct appreciation of decent plumbing as they send their kids several miles each morning to collect dirty water. (most commonly found in your quality news-sheet editorial and opinion pages.)

#2 Blatant racism “in the raw” – For those who prefer their racism to be up-front and nasty – especially attractive for those who lack the time and attention span to hold coherent thoughts beyond thirty seconds: (mostly to be found on the front pages of red-top news sources.)

#3 Poorly informed “out of context” selective racism – Especially attractive for those who are looking for stimulating fact twisted conversation starters at the water fountain, over coffee or down the pub / trendy bottle bar. A superior version of the “Blatant in the raw” model. (Most often found within the pages of those middle weight mid market news sheets and commonly presented as informed opinion within discussion programmes – both on television and radio outlets.)

Hurry, don’t miss your opportunity to be misinformed. Register your interest now.

64 year old woman with multiple health condition fails universal credit medical assessment. Living in substandard accommodation. How are people supposed to survive this?

Charlotte and her small group of good hearted volunteers have been offering help. support and love to people caught up in the DWP web of bullshite @ Ashton Under Lyne for several years now. She works tirelessly and with great humanity and passion to offer support and practical assistance – publishing her accounts of the shameful way the State deals with our most vulnerable citizens within her informative and inspiring blog. Please share her work with as wide an audience as possible and consider offering whatever support you can. Thanks John Glendenning, Southport.

The poor side of life

Dear readers, its Thursday yet again. The sun was shining for us today, what a welcome surprise. It was lovely to see. No joy was found from the DWP though, there’s a surprise.

I’ll be listing everything that happened today as usual. No real names will be divulged either. Today we handed out six food parcels and helped lots of people who would have otherwise been left, stranded without help by a system that doesn’t care about them.

Those of you that have been through the system or know people that have will already know that the DWPs flagship universal credit system is cruel, heartless and punishing. It discriminates against everyone but particularly women, children, single parents and people with disabilities.

Universal credit is obscenely complicated and hard to navigate, often DWP advisors don’t know the rules either. Not one department communicates with another even though universal credit is computer…

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Five weeks without money and I’m hungry. Workfare raises its ugly head again.

The poor side of life

Hi readers, you might have noticed a big change in the layout of my blog. It was much needed and a lovely techy angel came to my rescue. The content has stayed the same but its now got so much more in it for you to look at.

I hope that you like it.

I’m writing this weeks blog on my mobile so please excuse any typos. They will be accidental because the keyboard is extremely small.

Anyway today we had a bit of sun albeit a little cold. This was most welcome indeed. We were also joined by a new member of the team who was extremely helpful. I can’t thank the team enough because it is hard work.

I shall list todays conversations in order.

The first person that I spoke to had been waiting for their first universal credit payment to be made. They had waited 5…

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Family made homeless due to no fault of their own… Children taken into care. There’s no duty of care to keep families together. Welcome to Tory britain.

The poor side of life

Sorry for the delay in writing my blog this week. After the demo I had to attend a meeting and time quickly drifted away. This sometimes happens so my apologies once again.

Today was freezing cold, horrendous for anyone who are forced to live on the streets, having no roof over their head. Not only do they have the weather to contend with they also have to cope with life on the streets, it’s tough much tougher than we can comprehend. My heart goes out to everyone in this situation and as I know we are all either one or two steps away from this ourselves.

I really didn’t think that I could despise this Conservative government even more than I did previously, but today has deepened my dislike of them. Let’s get it right, they really don’t care about anyone that isn’t a member of their club, and nor…

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Man sanctioned for a missed appointment last year.. That he didn’t receive. Inappropriate questioning by advisor. Don’t go to hospital, attend your appointment instead. Welcome to Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre.

The poor side of life

Hello readers, and thank you for reading my blog. It always feels like Thursday comes round very quickly, and because Thursday mornings are usually very busy outside the Jobcentre thats entirely appropriate.

I’ll start with the weather, freezing cold, although not quite as cold as some other weeks and it wasn’t raining, brilliant that made a change both for us and the people having to use the Jobcentre. There’s nothing worse than being wet and cold and not having the ability to dry off.

I arrived at the Jobcentre and was almost immediately met by a lovely lady by the name of Vicky. She had travelled all the way from Salford, which is quite a distance away with some extra food parcels containing goodies such as fruit, UHT milk, margarine etc. Believe me when you have nothing these essentials become luxuries and you treasure them. Vicky was so lovely and…

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8 1/2 month pregnant lady told to attend parenting course on the threat of a sanction. Man forced onto a 2 week course 5 days a week at the Jobcentre 9-4. Welcome to Universal Credit hell.

The poor side of life

Can I start this weeks blog by saying how angry I am at this system that the government likes to call ‘Benefits’. Change the name, make it sound different then stigmatise the vulnerable people that are in desperate need of help. That’s exactly how this government rolls isn’t it. Today was just awful and there are no excuses that can be made to justify the governments deplorable behaviour against the poor. I do feel that it is a war against the poor and at the moment they have the upper hand. This cannot be allowed to continue for forever can it.

Anyway, you don’t want to hear my rant but it’s how I feel. But remember its not ‘Benefits’ it’s ‘Social Security’.

I arrived at the Jobcentre and was met by two Journalists from BBC North West, I do believe that the presenter was one of the two chaps but…

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