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Again, I'm reminded of the sage words from that student socialist guy I used to know in uni: "fascism is the extreme reaction of the ruling class when their position of power is under threat".

 

The tea party, Obama and his new deal for drones, the Labour party backing a welfare cap. the rise of UKIP, the rise of right wing movements in France and across Europe. Turning people against each other and away from the real enemy. We all know where it leads, we've been there - twice.

 

The only time the world seems to get its shit together is when there's been a cataclysmic conflict. It seems to focus the people at ground level into looking at what's truly important (having lots of working class men back from war, jobless and handy with a gun also no doubt helps prompt those at the top to throw down a few crumbs). But we seem to get all our social progress when the left is given a shot. A European Community that was genuinely about not letting conflict start again, wasn't expansionist or had federalist goals, but was about the common good. Labour movements over here and in the states that built social housing and social security, and that - over here- built free healthcare. 

 

Then, as time goes by, that whole new framework is torn apart by the rich as though they were termites. They nibble, demonise, scoff more than their fair share until there's not enough to go around. Economic problems follow, then come the social problems, then the finger of blame for those social problems is pointed at the wrong people and conflict erupts, first small scale and then large scale, until eventually the counter is set to zero.

 

If you look at the middle east, the direction of the EU, the rise of Russia, the direction of the USA, you can see the way this is all heading - again.

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No wonder the tories want to get rid of the Human Rights Act.

 

 

Withdrawal of night-time care breached disabled woman's human rights

 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided today (20 May 2014) that the withdrawal of night-time care from Mrs McDonald by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea breached her human rights for a period of almost a year before proper care planning processes were completed.

Sean Rivers, instructed solicitor and senior solicitor (social welfare) at the Disability Law Service

“We hope that this judgement will make local authorities like the “Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea” start to consider the inherent ‘right to dignity’ when dealing with the most vulnerable people in society”

“It is a tragedy that someone like Elaine McDonald OBE should face the indignity of putting the most personal elements of her care though the British legal system just so that she can be afforded the most basic human rights”

Elaine McDonald OBE is a former prima ballerina of the Royal Scottish Ballet. Her complaint arose from the decision by Kensington and Chelsea to withdraw her night-time care on cost saving grounds. This meant Mrs McDonald was forced to wear incontinence pads although she is not in fact incontinent, but needs assistance to reach the commode.

The judgment in McDonald v UK is the first time that a breach of Article 8 ECHR, the right to respect for private and family life, has been identified by the ECtHR in a case concerning the provision of services or support to a disabled person. The ECtHR held that the withdrawal of night-time care was an interference with Mrs McDonald's right to respect for private life, and that for the relevant period this interference was 'not in accordance with the law' because of the admitted failures of the care planning in her case. Although the Court of Appeal found that care planning had not been carried out properly in that period, a finding upheld by the Supreme Court, none of the domestic courts considered this to be a breach of Article 8 ECHR.

An important aspect of the judgment is the focus on Mrs McDonald's human dignity, and in particular the extension of the principles established in Pretty v UK, a case on assisted dying, to the arena of the provision of welfare support.

A further key finding by the ECtHR was that the withdrawal of night-time care constituted a negative interference with Mrs McDonald's Article 8 ECHR rights, which meant she did not need to establish any positive obligation to provide the support she was seeking. This is likely to be very helpful to future challenges to cuts to disabled people's care packages, not least because any such cut which is implemented without a proper reassessment or care plan review is highly likely to involve a breach of Article 8.

Mrs McDonald has been awarded damages of 1,000 Euros by way of just satisfaction.

 

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I see Galloway is making a film called the killing of tony Blair which features his role in killing the Labour Party, and many in the Middle East it visits his 7 mansions and discusses the vast wealth he has accumulated. I look forward to it.

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If you look at the middle east, the direction of the EU, the rise of Russia, the direction of the USA, you can see the way this is all heading - again.

It is difficult to see a common thread between these examples.

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There's an article in the guardian saying the east coast line has made the taxpayer a billion quid but the Tories have said they are still going to privatize it. So the country needs all the revenue it can get and yet it flogs all the service its has that makes money. Seems to me like we just have a load of robbing cunts in charge who will fucking decimate this country to enrichen their ilk. A fucking pox on them.

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There's an article in the guardian saying the east coast line has made the taxpayer a billion quid but the Tories have said they are still going to privatize it. So the country needs all the revenue it can get and yet it flogs all the service its has that makes money. Seems to me like we just have a load of robbing cunts in charge who will fucking decimate this country to enrichen their ilk. A fucking pox on them.

Surely the line is already privatised, and £1bn back is no bad thing? That will continue after the franchise comes up for renewal.

 

I was not in favour of the wholesale privatisation of the railways, nor do I think that reprivatizing them in total is the answer.

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There's an article in the guardian saying the east coast line has made the taxpayer a billion quid but the Tories have said they are still going to privatize it. So the country needs all the revenue it can get and yet it flogs all the service its has that makes money. Seems to me like we just have a load of robbing cunts in charge who will fucking decimate this country to enrichen their ilk. A fucking pox on them.

 

An absolutely ludicrous accusation.

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I don't want another single thing privatized fuck privatization and all the cunts who want it, I will throw fucking leaves on the lines. Look I'm not prone to emotional outbursts or being overly dramatic but if the Tories get another tenure we are all fucking dead. Spread the word.

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Surely the line is already privatised, and £1bn back is no bad thing? That will continue after the franchise comes up for renewal.

 

I was not in favour of the wholesale privatisation of the railways, nor do I think that reprivatizing them in total is the answer.

 

Not it isnt. It was taken back into state ownership after National Express defaulted on payments.

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Whilst I hate the tories and Osborne the fact he's had a sex life and dabbled in class A's shouldn't stop him from being an MP, chancellor or even stop his ambitions of being leader of the tories and PM.

 

The fact he's a vile fucking politician with no scruples or compassion should.

 

It really should bar him since most people would lose their jobs if they were be found to be on lemo, its not a drug Id like my political representatives to be permitted to take. I could see half the cabinet were lemo heads many moons ago, can we drum up a frenzy get rid of Osbourne anyway?

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How can anyone make a valid point of not returning the country's assets away from a few rich individuals and back into the publics hands? Rail should be first to be renationalised, followed by gas and electricity.

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How can anyone make a valid point of not returning the country's assets away from a few rich individuals and back into the publics hands? Rail should be first to be renationalised, followed by gas and electricity.

 

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You think you'll live long enough to spend our money, you fucking hump!?

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How can anyone make a valid point of not returning the country's assets away from a few rich individuals and back into the publics hands? Rail should be first to be renationalised, followed by gas and electricity.

Where's the money coming from? They have to buy it back, not just take it back.

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Wonder why the chronic alcoholic Ed Balls wouldnt stop at the scene after bumping his car? A £900 pound fine ey, not bad Id pay that on my excess alone were I to report it at the time of me doing it. The police corporation meeting its remit again. No rule for the rulers.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bradford-west-yorkshire-28658217

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Where's the money coming from? They have to buy it back, not just take it back.

They wouldnt, its our country. If we want to have a country of our own we just need to cancel the queens leasing agreement with us of its possession. Or just buy it back for 0p once they bankrupt themselves. Most the private companies will go bankrupt if the state takes its support and subsidisation away

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