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Inequality


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1 hour ago, Anubis said:

Well said, James. If anyone wonders who this guy is, he started a charity after the death of his son and is trying to live up to being somebody he hoped his son would be proud of. He and his team fit boilers and fix boilers for free for those who need help but have no money, and also do shopping for food for people who need help. Hugh Grant is a supporter. More humanity in his little finger than most politicians entire bodies.

 

 

A thoroughly good egg that man.

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The benefits shit is nuts. When my mum got a funeral grant to bury her husband they went through it with a fine tooth comb and got it down to about 700 quid. Sounded like there was at least three people scrutinising the claim.

 

I had to take her to a benefit tribunal once as they'd knocked her back by a point for PIP. The welfare rights department couldn't spare anyone to come so just sent me over her file to print off (it was basically about 100 emails, none of which made any sense to me). I had to go with her and it was like the trial of general Zod. Three people sat facing us (a judge, a GP and some other character) there was a clerk, and the DWP sent a 'witness for the prosececution' type. When I tried to talk they shushed me. 

 

The questions were along the lines of:

 

"Do you get a bit down sometimes?"

"Yes."

"Have you sought any help for that?"

"I've been to counselling."

"And how did you get there."

"On the bus."

"But you managed did you, on the bus?"

"sometimes."

 

[claimant can use public transport] Case closed. 

 

A job well done for all concerned.

 

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UK spends more financing inequality in favour of rich than rest of Europe, report finds | Inequality | The Guardian

 

 

The UK spends more than anywhere else in Europe subsidising the cost of structural inequality in favour of the rich, according to an analysis of 23 OECD countries.

Inequalities of income, wealth and power cost the UK £106.2bn a year compared with the average developed country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to the Equality Trust’s cost of inequality report.

 

When compared with the top five most equal countries, however, inequality costs the UK £128.4bn a year in damage to the economy, communities and individuals.

Fixing the NHS crisis, including funding the maintenance backlog, hiring more staff and increasing wages, would cost about £66.7bn over 15 years.

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On 27/11/2023 at 09:51, Section_31 said:

UK spends more financing inequality in favour of rich than rest of Europe, report finds | Inequality | The Guardian

 

 

The UK spends more than anywhere else in Europe subsidising the cost of structural inequality in favour of the rich, according to an analysis of 23 OECD countries.

Inequalities of income, wealth and power cost the UK £106.2bn a year compared with the average developed country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to the Equality Trust’s cost of inequality report.

 

When compared with the top five most equal countries, however, inequality costs the UK £128.4bn a year in damage to the economy, communities and individuals.

Fixing the NHS crisis, including funding the maintenance backlog, hiring more staff and increasing wages, would cost about £66.7bn over 15 years.

Yeah, but the forrins in little boats!

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11 minutes ago, Jairzinho said:

 

Fucking hell. A huge congratulations to everyone who voted Tory to save £6 a month on their tax bill. All it cost was the entire fucking breakdown of a functioning society.

Nah mate, it's all down to the forrins stealing the housing stock and the benefits.

 

And at least Corbyn didn't get in eh?

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Very much worth a look, but if your attention span is anything like mine, and your knowledge base is challenged somewhat (by the concepts) then you’ll need to break it into bite sized watchable chunks. Based on his book, ‘The New Human Rights Movement’ and the free pdf ‘The Zeitgeist Movement Defined’

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Red Shift said:

Very much worth a look, but if your attention span is anything like mine, and your knowledge base is challenged somewhat (by the concepts) then you’ll need to break it into bite sized watchable chunks. Based on his book, ‘The New Human Rights Movement’ and the free pdf ‘The Zeitgeist Movement Defined’

 

 


My attention span is worse. Can you just tell me what she says 

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2 hours ago, Bjornebye said:


My attention span is worse. Can you just tell me what she says 

‘She’ is reading the headline news and interviewing an important military figure, as an international group of utopian idealists, attempt to birth a new kind of society.

 

From the IMDB: In a quest for a new, more humane society, a counter-culture revolution takes the world by storm. In the first of the InterReflections Trilogy, we look back to the modern world and wonder how it was we managed to survive as long as we did.

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7 hours ago, Red Shift said:

‘She’ is reading the headline news and interviewing an important military figure, as an international group of utopian idealists, attempt to birth a new kind of society.

 

From the IMDB: In a quest for a new, more humane society, a counter-culture revolution takes the world by storm. In the first of the InterReflections Trilogy, we look back to the modern world and wonder how it was we managed to survive as long as we did.


Oh right, thanks mate. 

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When are we allowed to beat the shit out of these cunts? Surely it can't be far off now.

 

Once the election is over, hopefully, they'll be cast out into the streets like the rats they are and suffer at the hands of everyone they fucked over in the past 13/14 years. A personal favourite would see Suella Braverman left homeless and having her tent pissed on by drunken revellers. I mean it's just a lifestyle choice, right?

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Crap parents? Top local MP. They’ll probably re-elect him as Bolton/Bury seems to be a nest of Tory voting simpletons.

 

https://news.sky.com/story/crap-parents-behind-struggling-children-tory-mp-james-daly-claims-13038891

 

 

 

'Crap parents' behind struggling children, Tory MP James Daly claims

 

James Daly, the MP for Bury North, was elected in 2019. He is a member of the "New Conservatives" caucus in Westminster.

 

A Conservative MP has claimed that most children who struggle in his town are the "products of crap parents".

 

James Daly, the Tory MP for Bury North, made the claim while speaking to the i newspaper.

 

He was first elected in 2019 as an MP for the area. Bury North has swapped between Labour and the Conservatives since 1997.

 

James Frith, the Labour MP who Mr Daly unseated, is aiming to win the seat back at the election set to be called next year. The current majority is just 105.

 

Mr Daly is a member of the "New Conservatives" group, which includes the likes of Lee Anderson, Jonathan Gullis, Danny Kruger and Miriam Cates.

 

He worked as a lawyer before entering parliament.

 

Speaking to the i, Mr Daly said: "I think New Conservatives represent very much working-class conservatism.

 

"We're not a strange right-wing sect. It's just people who want to give people the best chance to succeed and thrive in life.

 

"When you think about the family, it's about stability.

"Most of the kids who struggle in Bury are the products of crap parents and so what do we do to try to address that issue?

 

"On the left it would just be we'll throw money at this and hope something sticks, somebody like me thinks about this more fundamentally."

 

Mr Frith said: "It is revealing to see how little James Daly thinks of his own constituents.

 

"Rather than insulting the parenting skills of people in Bury, he should look closer to home.

 

"Over the last 13 years the Conservatives have failed to grow our economy, protect our public services or provide opportunities for young people in Bury and across the UK."

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