Originally posted on Just Some Stuff About Us:
I shall say this only once. Actually, no I won’t, I will keep repeating it until the message gets through. Every person deserves to have a relationship where they are treated with respect, love and equality. There is never an excuse for verbal, physical or financial abuse.…

Originally posted on the void:
“I now believe that this governments economic policies – cutting spending in a depression, reducing welfare benefits for the most vulnerable, removing employment protections and cutting taxes for the richest – are completely wrong, economically unjustifiable, and I cannot in good conscience defend their actions.” Torbay  Councillor Matthew James  has…

Originally posted on the void:
Over 80% of Daily Mail readers have slammed Cameron’s brutal plans to slash Housing Benefit for those under 25 reveals a poll on the paper’s website. In a shocking blow to Cameron’s planned welfare reforms, it appears that the squeezed middle classes and now turning on the vicious benefit slashing…

Originally posted on Laurence Pigott:
This image has not been photoshopped Michael Gove wants to get rid of GCSEs, and the press is sure to help him with either lazy, or possibly even worse – deliberately misleading journalism. Michael Gove today announced his desire to overhaul the GCSE exam system. GCSE’s will be replaced by…

Marketisation at heart of political debate now.

Establishment pretending otherwise. Privatisation in police, PFI in health, the social care crisis we obliterated our ability to address for a banking crisis, DWP privatisation, and the unwillingness of older children to drop off the radar when our political media establishment demanded they pay for our current crisis. I will be saying I told you…

New banking arrangements..

Cooperative bank, credit union. Bet am not only one. 72 million customers last weeks glitch affected. We are the market, and banks really need to revisit their understanding of market forces. Added later, that 72 must have been a typo. Sorry. Just noticed.

Newscorp split..

Newscorp view our political press as insignificant, loss making little industry they were only in to satisfy the idiosyncracy of a horrible little old man. I agree. (I may have paraphrased). In that case can we have our democracy back and eject the political media culture which has undermined democracy from our democratic institutions and…

A feel for the state of our banking industry..

I am a Natwest customer(RBS) and spent the best part of last week absolutely clueless about how much money I had, with no way of knowing if payments had even been made. On rent week. Someone just tweeted they logged into their online banking with RBS and didnt have to enter their password. That’s our…

Elitist..

I always thought I was secretly an elitist. I like people with knowledge, think we should give a bit of respect to the dusty academic institutions, believe journalists are guardians of a special privilege. Always felt that a level of elitism was necessary to protect knowledge and institutions. Utter rot. Elitism is about protecting the…