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Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s Iain Duncan Smith!)

A whistleblower at the Department for Work and Pensions who was contracted to work on Iain Duncan Smith’s disastrous Universal Credit IT system has said the department’s first priority is to please the Daily Mail.

Computing magazine has the extraordinary interview with the whistleblower:

Disaster at DWP: the full interview with DWP’s former employee

So now it’s confirmed what we knew all along.

Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms are nothing at all to do with making the system fairer, or more efficient, or even more cost-effective and everything to do with pleasing the tabloid newspapers to save his own skin.

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

Iain Duncan Smith and Universal Credit – a case of a tool blaming his workmen?

Iain Duncan Smith bullied aide to tears over his expenses claims for – underwear!

DWP forces children centre volunteer to work for Poundland instead

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Pride's Purge

(not satire – believe it or not – it’s the UK today!)

Another one to add to my growing collection of news headlines that look like satire but aren’t.

A private company which is being paid millions of taxpayers’ money by the coalition government to supposedly help unemployed people get back to work is preventing people from ….. getting back to work!

This from local newspaper the Cumbernauld News:

I’m not allowed to look for work

This is not the first time Triage has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

This is from the Daily Record last January:

Fury as taxpayer-funded firm are accused of insulting sick and disabled clients on regular basis

Another example of Cameron’s so-called Big Society?

Or as I like to call it – ‘TOFFS paying SPIVS to rip off PLEBS

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

DWP forces children…

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Réseau International

PHO5e547f9a-292a-11e3-a9a7-380e15aa9404-805x453Voici des semaines que Netanyahou se démène pour faire échouer tout accord avec l’Iran. Son argumentation, toujours la même depuis des années et reprise, non seulement par tous les média, mais aussi par les analystes géopolitiques, est essentiellement, uniquement et exclusivement la crainte de voir l’Iran se doter de l’arme nucléaire.

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 23/11/2013 – 08:59 AM ]

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BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Palestinian young men tried on Friday night to demolish part of the racist, separation wall surrounding occupied Jerusalem and isolating it from the West Bank.

Local sources said that the young men caused a hole to part of the separation wall established on land of Al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem.

They said that the young men monitored the Israeli occupation forces’ patrols and then commenced in their attempt west of Al-Khader village near bypass road 60 that links Jerusalem to Gush Etzion settlement complex.


COMPARE THE BERLIN WALL vs ISRAEL’s APARTHEID WALL IN PALESTINE

Aug 12, 2012 | by occpal


Constructing the apartheid walls. Left Berlin. Right the Israeli wall in Palestine
Constructing the apartheid walls. Left Berlin. Right the Israeli wall in Palestine
Berlin vs Israeli Apartheid wall in Palestine | Segregating the streets
Berlin vs Israeli Apartheid wall in Palestine | Segregating the streets
Berlin vs Israeli Apartheid wall in Palestine | Closing of the road till a dead end...
Berlin vs Israeli Apartheid wall in Palestine | Closing of the road till a dead end…
Berlin Kreuzberg, March 1972 vs Israeli Apartheid wall in Palestine | So children climb on the wall to see...
Berlin Kreuzberg…

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Bending and winding on their iron tracks
Trains wend their way; I sit back and relax
And try to find the signposts of the day.
Without them, where am I? I cannot say.
Outside I see the harsh electric light
Of sleepy houses scattered in the night.
The yellow moon is rising, and it shines
Through bare-branched trees and gloating, deep-green pines.
A student sleeps; behind her people talk
While tired commuters stumble as they walk.
I sit and write. While in the day I roam,
When the sun sets, I curl up and yearn for home.