Hard-working people

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Chancellor Giddeon (George) Osbourne [edit: there is no u in Giddeon Osborne) likes hard-working people …That’s not in any way surprising of course because it’s hard-working people that keeps him and his class comfortable and not anything near hard-working .

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Child poverty UK

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Child poverty facts and figures

  • There are 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK today. That’s 27 per cent of children, or more than one in four.1
  • There are even more serious concentrations of child poverty at a local level: in 100 local wards, for example, between 50 and 70 per cent of children are growing up in poverty.2
  • Work does not provide a guaranteed route out of poverty in the UK. Two-thirds (66 per cent) of children growing up in poverty live in a family where at least one member works.3
  • People are poor for many reasons. But explanations which put poverty down to drug and alcohol dependency, family breakdown, poor parenting, or a culture of worklessness are not supported by the facts.4
  • Child poverty blights childhoods. Growing up in poverty means being cold, going hungry, not being able to join in activities with friends. For example, 61 per cent of families in the bottom income quintile would like, but cannot afford, to take their children on holiday for one week a year.5
  • Child poverty has long-lasting effects. By 16, children receiving free school meals achieve 1.7 grades lower at GCSE than their wealthier peers.6 Leaving school with fewer qualifications translates into lower earnings over the course of a working life.
  • Poverty is also related to more complicated health histories over the course of a lifetime, again influencing earnings as well as the overall quality – and indeed length – of life. Professionals live, on average, eight years longer than unskilled workers.7
  • Child poverty imposes costs on broader society – estimated to be at least £29 billion a year.8 Governments forgo prospective revenues as well as commit themselves to providing services in the future if they fail to address child poverty in the here and now.
  • Child poverty reduced dramatically between 1998/9-2011/12 when 1.1 million children were lifted out of poverty (BHC).9 This reduction is credited in large part to measures that increased the levels of lone parents working, as well as real and often significant increases in the level of benefits paid to families with children.
  • Under current government policies, child poverty is projected to rise from 2012/13 with an expected 600,000 more children living in poverty by 2015/16.10 This upward trend is expected to continue with 4.7 million children projected to be living in poverty by 2020.


  • 1. Households Below Average Income, An analysis of the income distribution 1994/95 : 2011/12, Tables 4.1tr and 4.3tr. Department for Work and Pensions, 2013
  • 2. Child Poverty Map of the UK, End Child Poverty, March 2011
  • 3. Households Below Average Income, An analysis of the income distribution 1994/95 : 2011/12, Table 4.3db. Department for Work and Pensions, 2013
  • 4. For example, G Hay and L Bauld, Population estimates of problematic drug users in England who access DWP benefits, Department for Work and Pensions, 2008, suggest that 6.6 per cent of the total number of benefit claimants in England were problem drug users. While drug misuse may prove to be a key reason this group of people finds it hard to escape poverty, it clearly has no explanatory power for the other 93.4 per cent of claimants.
  • 5. Households Below Average Income, An analysis of the income distribution 1994/95 : 2011/12, Table 4.7 db. Department for Work and Pensions, 2012
  • 6. GCSE and Equivalent Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England 2009/10, Department for Education 2011
  • 7. Life expectancy at birth and at the age of 65 by local areas in the UK, 2004-6 and 2008-10, Office of National Statistics, October 2011
  • 8. D Hirsch, Estimating the costs of child poverty, 2013
  • 9. Households Below Average Income, An analysis of the income distribution 1994/95 – 2011/2, Department for Work and Pensions, 2013
  • 10. J Browne, A Hood and R Joyce, Child and working age poverty in Northern Ireland, Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2103


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If you’re going to be a politician (except of course you are already a politician) …

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please be an awfully remarkable politician.

Don’t be one of those he was a this or that politician, he did this

Please be an absolutely notable politician that achieved worthwhile goals

Please go for peace and getting rid of ridiculous weapons.

Please do it.

later edit:

All this terrrism nonsense aqart from anything else is so expensive and counter-produtive. I am here suggesting that alt.states have nothing to do with the mythical terrrorism discourse and instead just get on with being a state.

later again edit: The point is that most national intelligence agencies accept totally that 911 was done by US agencies and that it’s ridiculous to reach any other conclusion. It doesn’t have to be proved – it’s just that any other explanation is so ridiculous.

I have shown that the official explanation for the 7 July 2005 events is hugely ridiculous. I suggest that it’s very dangerous to rely on such official bullshit (which is actually not regarded as credible by so many people).

later edit: OK I accept that London 7 July bullshit is more accepted that 911 bullshit … but it’s only a matter of time.

Then there’s that state execution of Jean Charles de Menezes


(not even a murder by UK)

edit: like the bus was not UKians. Some nation does bus bombings really well .

i.e. I am saying murdered by other than UKians

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Since We’re on these name terms Ed

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I am awfully sore at the Fascist Neo-Con Labour Party of only so many years before. I consider that I am fully aware of their totally reprehensible approach to political – what’s the word I’m loking for? It’s about controlling the whole ‘discourse’ of politics. it’s the Neo-Con idea of controlling the agenda …

Well anyway Ed. I’d like to give you an easy time (and I don’t hold you responsible for your brother) but it looks like I am pissed off because Labour ministers have been total cunts but I’ll also go for the Tories and the twats ;)

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I most definetely consider it as incitement to murder. If it was by certain cabinet ministers, then they are all jointly responsible.

I’m in IT


I would like them held to account for their actions.

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I’d certainly like that law enforced .

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that Tony Blair’s cabinet is jointly responsible according to law …

THAT’S UK LAW … if you were in Tony Blair’s cabinet then you are as responsible as Tony the Queen him or her self …

(He was probably him when you were following (and so… legally culpable) )

UK law is about the Cabinet – the central government being jointly responsible – …

I’m going to suggest something here …

If I’ve broken the law, it has always been in fairly unimportant ways … which are not really worth going after.

Governments on the other hand – and of course it’s not one or two people – but that shared responsibility of all cabinet members to abide by the law … which apparently applies to everyone without regard for them being born …

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With this blind old cnut Blunkett .

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.. he’s a bit crap isn’t he?

Been a blind cnut all his life … and played on it?

See … I don’t have to be politically correct because I’m not a politician.

Let’s get back to Blunkett …

A ridiculous, biggotted blind man.

A little later edit: It doesn’t matter that you’re blind if you’re a Fascist: You’re still a Fascist having a good disregard for “airy fairy” civil liberties. You’re still a Fascist being a cabinet minister for Tony Blair’s Fascist government.

It occurs to me that cabinet ministers at that time are jointly responsible under the law. I want that law enforced.

[26/9/13 11.40 An improvement in infrequency and quality perhaps. Blunkett is certainly a Blairite Fascist old cnut. He’s been talking shit in a fringe meeting. As if the Blairites didn’t use fake manufactured terrorism to cow (the cows or ‘cattle’) into submission. Blair was present for the scroll of Bush. Blair & co were there every step of the way.]

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Enough of that .

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austerity nonsense.

I am very tempted to have a go at Blunkett .. cos he’s such a useless old .. good for fa appendage. He cheered Tony in those days of .. let’s have ignorant voters voting for Nu Labour fascism.

Hey Ed.

Can I call you Ed?

Well fuck of course I can I can – everyone else calls you Ed.

If you don’t like it, you’ll have to get another name.

So how’s it going then Ed?

we#ll see …

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The right to express myself

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I have the right to express myself. My right to express myself is currently being denied by online spooks disrupting internet service (obviously not here). I want my right to to express myself respected and the disruption to end. I will fight back if necessary.

4pm I think that perhaps owe online spooks an apology. It looks as though it’s extremely poor service by my ISP Virgin Media. Virgin Media sold me this service knowing full well that the service was oversubscribed and could never realise the standard of service that they claimed. Virgin Media are providing an absolutely useless service. Sorry for blaming you online spooks.

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