Sunday, March 24, 2013

What lies beneath

Jobcentre sanctions: 'Your money is stopped, you go into freefall'

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Posted by dill @ 12:00 PM (3056 views)
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12 thoughts on “What lies beneath

  • This made my blood boil. F*cking hell, you pay your taxes and NI year after year then your company goes bust and the jobcentre refuse you benefits because they have targets to meet to “sanction” claimants. We are now back to Victorian England levels of inequality and exploitation. Meanwhile banks get bailed out left right and centre at public expense.

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  • In the words of George Osborne – ‘there is no alternative’

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  • stuart
    Your attribution is at fault, ‘tina’ was always the Thatcher (yuk) response, boyGeorge is simply trying to assume her persona. He is getting there, I do picture him as a hectoring old lady.

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  • Yes, I was aware it was one of Thatcher’s soundbites – It was Cameron in a speech last week who used the phrase again, referring to Osborne’s budget – appreciate Osborne didn’t use the soundbite himself but said as much with his ‘there is no plan B’.

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  • The Mail’s front page last week made me laugh: “The Laddie’s not for turning.”

    These muppets have no idea; honestly. Which bit of ‘house prices are too high’ don’t they understand?

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  • nickyb, its more like 1846 when they repealed the corn laws, driving a surge of cheap corn from abroad, putting UK farmers out of business, driving people into the cities to work in the factories. As with today’s mass immigration of cheap labor, it was proceeded by the enactment of the corn laws. Regarding movement of labor, that was restricted initially by the World War’s, prior to which you could globe trot without even a Passport, which the powers that be hated because you could not enakt Socialism, since people just voted with their feet.

    Looking at the greater motivations, corn law repeal was lobbied for by Rothschild and friends who wanted cheap labor to flood the cities to run their factories. I wonder, this time, what the overall game plan is? Maybe, they want a flood of cheap labor to keep the service economy going whilst they dismantle Sterling as part of an effort to bring in a much devalued one world currency?

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  • Libertas
    Your post is a confused jumble of half baked thoughts as ever. I hope you don’t lose your job with all your posting on websites because judging by the incoherence of your ramblings you would be a prime candidate for “sanctioning”.
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  • mark wadsworth says:

    I don’t know what sort of thought processes lead Piddly from the welfare state to the corn laws.

    AFAIAC, corn laws = protectionism for large landowners, were of no benefit to tenant farmers. Cheap food = good for the working man. Protectionism = good for the protects, i.e. the large landowners. Faced with a choice of allowing world markets to provide cheap food for working man or subsidising large landowners, I’d always choose the former.

    What drove people to low paid jobs in cities and factories was the same large landowners driving them off the land. So the choice was, a terrible life in a city or factory or starving to death in the countryside, the rational majority chose the former.

    In the absence of the large landowner class reasserting itself in urban areas (landlords, NIMBYs, bankers), there is a tendency of free market capitalism in towns and cities and factories to create and distribute far more wealth much more widely, as the factory owner needs the worker more than the landowner needs his ag workers, the land owner can always cut down production to something less labour intensive (i.e. sheep farming), which means that while overall ag output and employment falls, is net profits still go up (which is a terrible way of doing things).

    But hey, that’s the Piddly parallel universe for you.

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  • MW @ 8

    Spot on!

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  • The creation of the corn laws led inevitably to their collapse resulting in an influx of cheap corn, which the economy was not predisposed to absorbing.

    The creation of fixed borders and passports after WWII led to the inevitable collapse of borders under the EU, partly to manage inflation, resulting in an influx of cheap labor.

    You may not understand the parallel or agree with it, but your self righteous comments are unjustified. The fact that you are unable to see patterns in history explains why they repeat.

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  • Libertas: How is it that failed libertarian experiment also know as Somalia – no government, no tax, ruled over by oligarchs/warlords. Was that what Ayn Rand had in mind?

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Piddly, why don’t you just become a politician: “The creation of the corn laws led inevitably to their collapse” and “The creation of fixed borders and passports after WWII led to the inevitable collapse of borders under the EU,”

    What sort of meaningless self-referential twaddle is that? I might as well say “The freezing of this fruit juice into a lolly led inevitably to it melting again when it was opened on a hot summer’s day.”

    On a historical note, it was the 14-18 war which led to passportisation, not the 39-45 war. So you can’t even get your facts straight and are incapable of any sort of logical debate anyway.

    So answer SK’s question – how’s that government-free experiment in Somalia working out?

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