Top 'Twonks' - Stashed & Slashed

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We don't have to look far to find Members of the Government's 'Twonks', 'Tories' or 'Nasti Party' who are all too willing to support Slasher Osborne and his version of Austerity measures that punish the most poor and vulnerable.

It might only be £30 per week ...

" The Government speaks of the value of work, while creating barriers to our employment by the toughening of schemes many rely on for independence. Changes to Access to Work guidelines mean that disabled people are now often required to make increased contributions to equipment vital to employment. People are struggling to secure funding for wheelchairs and vehicles, leaving many stranded, stressed and struggling to find or retain a job."

"Cruel cuts to benefits for sick and disabled people will now go ahead, after Lords were forced to back down in their opposition to Government plans.

Ministers were twice defeated by Peers over plans to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by £30 a week.

But the measure was today pushed through the upper chamber, in what Lord Low described as a "black day for disabled people."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tories-force-through-esa-disability...

How did Scarborough & Whitby MP Robert Goodwill vote?  As if you need to ask : http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11804/robert_goodwill/scarborough_and_w...

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?pid=11804

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/124016

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/esa-wrag-disability-benefi...

etc etc etc

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Capt. 'Bob''s picture

Follow the ... Toad

by the Masked Frog :-)

http://newstoad.net/2016/03/10/stop-naming-us-say-mps-who-voted-for-disa...

"Conservative MPs who voted for £30 a week cuts in benefits for disabled people have asked today for people to stop naming them on social media so they can continue to claim huge expenses and lie about giving a shit.

London Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith angrily hit back that there were any conflicts of interest in his patronage of a disability charity. “What’s £30 anyway? I claim that for my pre-dinner drinks on a week-night. But putting it on twitter makes it look like a lot. It’s completely unfair and unrepresentative. People need to stop noticing these things.” ...

Benefitz Betty's picture

DA: IDS Quits - 'Undefensible'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35850200

"Mr Duncan Smith said the £4bn of planned cuts to disability benefits were "not defensible" in a Budget that benefitted higher earning taxpayers."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5Ha3IWeXOo

lol ;-) Nah nobody could, would they?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMWWVhJ7RF0

Cracks. http://politics.co.uk.linkis.com/blogs/2016/03/17/ids-loses-legal-challe...

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-03-18/iain-duncan-smiths-resignation-letter...

"I am unable to watch passively whilst certain policies are enacted in order to meet the fiscal self-imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest. Too often my team and I have been pressured in the immediate run up to a budget or fiscal event to deliver yet more reductions to the working age benefit bill. There has been too much emphasis on money saving exercises and not enough awareness from the Treasury, in particular, that the government's vision of a new welfare-to-work system could not be repeatedly salami-sliced."

Quits being a 'sociopathic tw*t'  highly unlikely... http://newsthump.com/2016/03/18/iain-duncan-smith-resigns-over-restricti...

Odds on selective replacement is Priti Patel ... tho surely she's not that stoopid?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJrPzAUzAs