The SKWAWKBOX This post is highly likely to be provocative – and may lead you to think I’m paranoid. If so, ah well. The facts speak for themselves, I think. I only started writing this blog about 6 weeks ago. The government’s decision to cut corporation tax and the top rate of income tax on…

The Maze of Jobseekers Allowance…will you avoid sanction?

You receive three letters. Each an appointment with a different agency, all relating to your jobseekers allowance claim. Each appoint at the same time, different places. Which one do you pick? Do you ring each one? Before the appointments? Do you ask which one you should go to? Do you make sure they noted the…

Barrister calls client a slag..

Why not? Asks his peers….. Someone want to explain that slag isn’t a factual accurate term, and never has been. Although it has always been useful. It’s 2012. Before twitter it had not occurred to me so much of our establishment still thought it was 1872. Really, ignorance is no excuse.

Poverty is violence

And the patterns of poverty deliberately imposed and spread in the past two years, especially so.

Originally posted on skint and angry:
The following is not verbatim but it is based on real conversations I have had with Work Programme Advisors. WP: Hello, it’s really nice to meet you. We’re really looking forward to getting you into sustainable work. Me: That’s great. What happens now? WP: You go off and look…

The Sun Front Page

Osborne is expendible, Cameron is expendible. Murdoch is crying out for Osborne blood not the Tories. Labour are still not electable, and are in denial about why. A denial held up by a self reinforcing social network.  Murdoch looks prepared to sanction a Labour he appears to think he has given a bloody nose to(why…

Media focused democracy…

Without so much as a regulatory body, with teeth. Is it any wonder things fucked up so badly?  I suggest we look at what our democracy orbits, why, and who contributed, before buying into the ‘it was them it wasn’t me’ thing over the summer. Start looking at the whole picture.

Daily Mail

2 things. 1, they really need to stop stalking Suri Cruise. It’s weird. 2. They have a bizarrely compelling website. It irks me that a click on their website, or buying a paper gives them political power. Read their content. Clicking on that, or buying that isn’t anything to do with democracy. That’s power conferred…