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DAVID CAMERON EXTREMIST SHOCK: Conservative Party Aligns itself with BNP and Communists

The not so straight talking No to Av campaign has let the cat out of the bag.

As the dirt slinging continues from the NO campaign the reality of their campaign slightly belies their rhetoric.  As they scare monger over the system of AV somehow helping extremist parties, for which there is no evidence whatsoever.

It is now clear that the only political parties who fully endorse the out of date and undemocratic system of First Past the Post, are the CONSERVATIVE PARTY, BNP and the COMMUNIST PARTY.

Thats right the 2 extremist parties that David Cameron and the rest of the Conservative Party warn us about constantly, these evil extremists – reds under our beds and the ultra right wing BNP.

It is now clear that the Conservative party, in order to keep its grubby hands on power and to subject the British public to a 2 party state, has aligned itself to the extreme right and left in political opportunism that defies belief to anyone who genuinely believes in democracy.

Maybe we should shout out Heil Cameron in future!

This shows just exactly why we need AV, to get these dishonorable MPs to reach out to a wider electorate for their vote rather than sinking into the abyss and aligning themselves with extremists.

(Hope you like the Daily Mail/Sun like editorial:) )

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FRED GOODWIN and OTHER BANKER JOKES

Due to the Super-Injunction:
You can call him a tosser, You can call him a wanker, But whatever you do, Don’t call him a banker
Fred Goodwin:
WAS a Banker … now he’s a laughing stock.

Breaking News: It can now be revealed why the Super-injunction does not allow us to refer to Fred the Shed as a banker:

Film News: Fred Goodwin rumoured to be next Bond Villain.

I say I say I say:

A banker, a Daily Mail reader and a benefit claimant are sitting at a table sharing 12 biscuits. The banker takes 11 and says to the Daily Mail reader: “Watch out for the benefit claimant, he wants your biscuit”

Guess the odd one out:
Lord Stevenson, former chairman, HBOS Bank
Andy Hornby, former CEO, HBOS Bank
Sir Fred Goodwin, former CEO, RBS Bank
Sir Tom McKillup, former chairman, RBS Bank
John McFall MP, chairman, Treasury Select Committee
Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sir terry wogan, presenter of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

It’s terry wogan, the only one with a banking qualification.

Remember folks: banker will lend you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but will want it back the minute it starts raining

Other Jokes Bankers don’t find funny:-  https://extranea.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/jokes-about-bankers-they-dont-find-funny/

THE “WEAK” SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH: FIGHTING THE CUTS

Changes Bristol are an organisation, running support groups for those suffering from mental distress. This article was written for an edition of the internal newsletter on the 17th January

Article Author: Sarah Rudston

The news of the benefit cuts has been somewhat unavoidable recently (unless you‟ve been living with your head in a bucket and believe me, I am tempted to start…). “75% of people on disability benefits are able to work!” scream the Daily Mail, forgetting to mention that according to the current testing methods, if you are able to pick up an empty kettle you are apparently able to hold down a full-time job… Those who are going to be hit hardest seem to be those who are less capable of defending themselves, with the impending measures to cut Disability Living Allowance and the enforced testing of those currently receiving Incapacity Benefit and ESA.  As I am someone who has previously applied for ESA (and been rejected, no surprise there…) as well as having many friends who are unwell and unable to work, the news has not been pleasant reading in the slightest.

Furthermore to the bleak outlook peddled by the news media, I have also been disturbed by the accounts of sheer terror, despair and helplessness as shown on mental health websites and personal blogs. I recently read an account written by a woman who is so traumatised by the thought of losing her benefits and therefore her home, that she has stated she will end her life should it happen. (See here, but I will warn you, it is harrowing reading, http://purple-noise.blogspot.com/2011/01/beginning-of-end.html). I was so shocked and appalled that I posted the link to my Facebook in the hope that maybe someone would share my feelings.

Unfortunately, the first response I got was from a friend of a friend, and here it is: “Sorry to play the Devils Advocate but this is Darwins Law at work. It may not be pretty but it is true. In times of hardship the strong will prosper and the weak….”

The ellipses are used to avoid stating what he obviously meant: that the “weak” will die as a result of what‟s happening, and this is the only way things could be. Happily, he did not go unchallenged and I was reminded of why he is only a friend of a friend (and enjoyed some very pleasing daydreams of him turning up at a Changes meeting and being pelted with coffee mugs and goal books).

I couldn‟t avoid thinking about the incident, however, and how many people perceive those with mental health difficulties. I know how hard it is to live in battle with your own mind, but what makes it so much harder is the lack of understanding from others: the “pull your socks up” attitude, the discomfort, neglect and even scorn that comes from others after mentioning you live with a mental health problem. This all leads to a massive amount of misunderstanding which penetrates our society from the low level insults from someone you don‟t know, to the people at the top who make the decisions about how you live your life.

If we do not challenge those who see us as “weak” or “scrounging”, then we risk the attitude continuing to the point where lives will be lost through ignorance.  It is frightening to contemplate what will happen in the next year, but there is hope. The backlash against the decisions has already been enormous. You can see its progress by following these blogs: Where‟s the Benefit?, The Broken of Britain, the superbly named Benefit Scrounging Scum and One Month Before Heartbreak, a response to the proposed consultation about DLA reform which is happening on the 14th February.

The collected voices are heartening to read: there is a lot of anger, passion and well-reasoned arguments. The feeling is this: If the people at the top were counting on people being too “weak” to fight back, they’re in for a surprise.

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Where‟s the Benefit?                                                http://wheresthebenefit.blogspot.com/

The Broken of Britain                                 http://thebrokenofbritain.blogspot.com/

Benefit Scrounging Scum http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.com/

One Month Before Heartbreak
http://onemonthbeforeheartbreak.blogspot.com/