What you’re not being told about Europe’s verdict on social security

I did read this report last night Mike, but thanks for putting it in laymans terms and making it easier to understand have reblogged this

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“Manifestly inadequate” are words that should ring in Iain Duncan Smith’s ears for some time to come.

They are the Council of Europe’s verdict on the UK’s social security system of payments for jobseekers, pensioners and recipients of both short- and long-term incapacity benefit.

The Council, an international organisation promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation, is home to the European Court of Human Rights.

The finding was made in an annual review of the UK’s adherence to the council’s European Social Charter. If the UK’s Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition government takes no action to rectify the situation, then the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers may address a recommendation to the UK, asking it to change the situation in law or in practice. This is clearly a weak way of handling a situation…

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Dedication to Social Justice

Well today I ran a facebook app for a bit of fun, It said that I had wasted 743 days 12 hours and 15 minutes of my time since February 28th 2008 on facebook haha.

Now I could blame the Government for causing me to spend so much time on social media, however I see it as my dedication to social justice so there you are bring on the next 743 days.



Time to Come Together?


I’m sure the majority of you are full aware of my personal Politics by now and browsing through the numerous campaigns I follow/am a member of, all without exception, are against one or more of the Policies/Reforms introduced into Law by this unelected Government; this is almost the same with my Twitter connections, blogging follows and followers & my Facebook Friends.

I follow a range of topics – Welfare, NHS, Freedom of speech, thought and action, Education, Justice, etc; and I have no idea of just how many people I’m ‘linked to’ via all these sites but it must be Thousands. Given this I couldn’t help think and do something I usually avoid – I assume many, if not most of you are in a similar place via your social media contacts; this probably means that between us all there are Millions of people campaigning on similar issues.

Any of you who…

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DWP’s shame: Facts reveal how ministers duped the press

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Today the DWP finally released its press release claiming that huge numbers of people who wanted Employment and Support Allowance have been found fit for work instead.

Interestingly, the DWP story differs from that published by the BBC, even though the corporation must have used a version of the press release provided to it in advance.

In the BBC story, released on Saturday, “More than a million others withdrew their claims after interviews” – but the DWP press notice, released today, claims “More than a million others withdrew their claims before reaching a face-to-face assessment”.

In addition, the DWP release features a long section on its Disability Confident roadshow, and there is another statistic which claims that the proportion of disabled people in work has reached 45 per cent.

Disability Confident, designed “to encourage more employers to hire disabled people”, “to showcase the talents of disabled people and highlight…

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The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Coverup

Andrew Baker ( FFN),– Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts have

1. Known the vaccines don’t work
2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
3. Known they are a hazard to children
4. Colluded to lie to the public
5. Worked to prevent safety studies

Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.

800px-Smallpox_vaccineEducated parents can either get their children out of harm’s way or continue living inside one of the largest most evil lies in history, that vaccines – full of heavy metals, viral diseases, mycoplasma, fecal material, DNA fragments from other species, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (a sterilizing agent) – are a miracle of modern medicine.

Freedom of Information Act filed in the US with the CDC by a doctor with an autistic son, seeking information on what the CDC knows about the dangers of vaccines, had by law to be responded to in 20 days. Nearly 7 years later, the doctor went to court and the CDC argued it does not have to turn over documents. A judge ordered the CDC to turn over the documents on September 30th, 2011.

On October 26, 2011, a Denver Post editorial expressed shock that the Obama administration, after promising to be especially transparent, was proposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow it to go beyond declaring some documents secret and to actually allow government agencies (such as the CDC) to declare some document “non-existent.”

Simultaneous to this on-going massive CDC cover up involving its primary “health” not recommendation but MANDATE for American children, the CDC is in deep trouble over its decades of covering up the damaging effects of fluoride and affecting the lives of all Americans, especially children and the immune compromised. Lawsuits are being prepared.  Children are ingesting 3-4 times more fluoride by body weight as adults and “[t]he sheer number of potentially harmed citizens — persons with dental fluorosis, kidney patients tipped into needing dialysis, diabetics, thyroid patients, etc — numbers in the millions.”

The CDC is obviously acting against the health of the American people. But the threat to the lives of the American people posed by the CDC’s behavior does not stop there. It participated in designed pandemic laws that are on the books in every state in the US, which arrange for the government to use military to force unknown, untested vaccines, drugs, chemicals, and “medical” treatments on the entire country if it declares a pandemic emergency.

The CDC’s credibility in declaring such a pandemic emergency is non-existent, again based on Freedom of Information Act. For in 2009, after the CDC had declared the H1N1 “pandemic,” the CDC refused to respond to Freedom of Information Act filed by CBS News and the CDC also attempted to block their investigation.  What the CDC was hiding was its part in one of the largest medical scandals in history, putting out wildly exaggerated data on what it claimed were H1N1 cases, and by doing so, created the false impression of a “pandemic” in the US.

The CDC was also covering up e financial scandal to rival the bailout since the vaccines for the false pandemic cost the US billions. And worse, the CDC put pregnant women first in line for an untested vaccine with a sterilizing agent, polysorbate 80, in it. Thanks to the CDC,  “the number of vaccine-related “fetal demise” reports increased by 2,440 percent in 2009 compared to previous years, which is even more shocking than the miscarriage statistic [700% increase].

The exposure of the vaccine hoax is running neck and neck with the much older hoax of a deadly 1918-19 flu. It was aspirin  that killed people in 1918-19, not a pandemic flu. It was the greatest industrial catastrophe in human history with 20-50 million people dying but it was blamed on a flu. The beginning of the drug industry began with that success (and Monsanto was part of it). The flu myth was used by George Bush to threaten the world with “another pandemic flu that could kill millions” – a terror tactic to get pandemic laws on the books in every state and worldwide. Then the CDC used hoax of the pandemic hoax to create terror over H1N1 and to push deadly vaccines on the public, killing thousands of unborn children and others.  (CDC will not release the data and continues to push the same vaccine.)

The hoax of the vaccine schedule is over, exposed by FOIAs in the UK. 

The hoax of the CDC’s interest in children’s lives has been exposed by its refusal to respond to a doctor’s FOIAs around its knowledge of vaccine dangers.

The 1918-19 pandemic hoax has been exposed by Dr. Karen Starko’s work on aspirin’s role in killing people.

And despite refusing to respond to FOIAS, the CDC’s scandalous hoax of a 2009 flu pandemic and its part in creating it, was exposed by CBS NEWS. 

And the Obama administration, in attempting to salvage the last vestige of secrecy around what is really happening with vaccines, by declaring agency documents non-existent, has made its claim of transparency, non-existent.

But pandemic laws arranging for unknown vaccines to be forced on the entire country are still in place with HHS creating a vaccine mixture that should never be used on anyone and all liability for vaccines having been removed. Meanwhile, a Canadian study has just proven that the flu vaccine containing the H1N1 vaccine which kills babies in utero, actually increases the risk of serious pandemic flu.

Americans who have been duped into submitting their children to the CDC’s deadly vaccines, have a means to respond now. People from every walk of life and every organization, must

1. take the information from the UK FOIAs exposing 30 years of vaccine lies, the refusal of the CDC to provide any information on what it knows about those lies, and the Obama Administration’s efforts to hide the CDC’s awareness of those lies, and go to their state legislatures, demand the immediate nullification of the CDC vaccine schedule and the pandemic laws.

2. inform every vet. active duty military person, law enforcement people, DHS agents and medical personnel they know, of the vaccine hoax, for their families are deeply threatened, too, but they may not be aware of it or that they have been folded into agency structures by the pharmaceutical industry (indistinguishable from the bankers and oil companies) that would make them agents of death for their country with the declaration of a “pandemic” emergency or “bio-terrorist” attack. It is completely clear now that the terrorism/bioterrorism structures are scams so that any actions taken to “protect” this country using those laws would in fact be what threatens the existence of Americans.

It was aspirin that killed millions in 1918-19.  Now it is mandated and unknown, untested vaccines with banned adjuvants in them that threaten the country with millions of deaths.  At the same time, the CDC is holding 500,000 mega-coffins, built to be incinerated, on its property outside Atlanta.  Not to put to fine a point on this, but it’s clear now that the CDC should not be involved in any way with public health.

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we know that vaccines are not a miracle of modern medicine.  Any medical or government authority which insists vaccines prevent diseases is either ignorant of government documents (and endless studies) revealing the exact opposite or of the CDC’s attempts to hide the truth about vaccines from the public, or means harm to the public.

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we know the vaccine schedule is a hoax.

The health danger to American children and adults are vaccines.


The vaccination policy and the Code of Practice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation ( JCVI): are they at odds?

More ‘sick’ propaganda via BBC hereby corrected….

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We should all be grateful to Nick from iLegal for his work debunking the factually-inaccurate DWP press release, reported widely in the BBC and other press outlets yesterday (Saturday). Vox Political led the backlash against it.

Nick goes into the figures and digs out the facts that the BBC (and the others) haven’t told you. He writes:

“For some extraordinary reason the DWP and media have an almost obsession with ‘new claims’ for the dreaded Employment & Support Allowance.  On nearly every statistical release the accent is principally on new claims and it’s not hard to understand why; they invariably provide the public with more sensationalist headlines over ‘millions being found fit for work or ‘closing their claims without an assessment’ (by the awful Atos ‘Healthcare’ who conduct the controversial examinations under £100 million contracts with the DWP).

“In excess of 2.3 million claimants incapacity benefit claimants being tested…

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Jobcentre Worker: ‘We Are Not There To Help Or Advise’

Same Difference

I think this should go viral.

Kirsty Mum
Please check out this comment posted to this article in The Guardian … it says it all

19 January 2014 9:42am

As a Jobcentre worker who took early retirement last year to get away from the pressures & stress I can confirm what many contributors are saying. Since the change of government in 2010 there was a total shift in emphasis in what we are there for. It is now to “police” the benefit system, “protect the public purse” & deter people from claiming anything. We are NOT there to help or advise people anymore.
We had a mystery shopper process where we would be rung up & visited several times a year & mystery shoppers would ask questions about claiming, ask for leaflets etc. This was fed back to offices & used to improve the service. The new…

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Unfairly knocked of ESA Sickness Benefit?…….

……. I’d say so allow me to explain.

As many of my blog followers will know I am in battle with the DWP  but let me explain what lead to where I am now and more importantly the DWP’s maladministration and my MP’s uncaring stance.

I was on Incapacity Benefit (IB) for reasons well explained elsewhere in my blog and thus was migrated from this benefit to Employment Support Allowance (ESA). I was quiet happy with IB even if it was only a little shy of £100 a week because with my Disability Living Allowance and my wife’s part-time earnings we had enough to get by and lived a life with a modicum of decency with no threat of sanction or 365 day rule.

This migration set the ball rolling for an utter balls up due to the DWP’s lack of understanding and empathy which still goes on today even though I am now not even getting my just entitlement to ESA as I was in the wrong WRAG Group which has a 365 day limit despite me paying into this government via taxes and national insurance for many many years.

Firstly when I was forced to apply for ESA via the ESA50 form I missed the 6 week deadline to return the form because I struggled with it due to my impaired cognitive functioning and thus stopped my IB so had to type and send in a reconsideration letter of that decision it was reinstated eventually and thus from this point the DWP was well aware of my cognitive impairments right? well no as you will see as I further explain below.

I was put in the WRAG Group of ESA without an assessment however I thought this was wrong given the level of my illnesses and disability and thought I should have been in the Support Group of ESA and on my first work focused interview at JC+ the advisor agreed with me and so much she made my recommendations in job hunting or courses and said I should appeal as she thought I would win hands down, indeed some of you may think this advisor was a rarity and perhaps she was but she knew what she was talking about and indeed what her job should have entailed.

I wish I could have appealed but the fact is my SAH and the secondary conditions that serious event caused made an appeal too difficult to deal with indeed putting an appeal together for most people is hard let alone someone with clinical mental health and physical disability so it never happened and I remained in the WRAG Group for the 365 days after all it was no less than I was getting with IB. I found this whole process very confusing and did not know were to turn too for help.

Very few people understand SAH or rather the secondary conditions it brings which are both mental and physical indeed one of the conditions which causes the most problems for me is executive dysfunction this causes many issues including motivation which many put down to laziness but is nothing of the sort executive dysfunction plays a big part in me not being able to manage a working life and is why I went from job to job in the 17yrs I worked post SAH.

I sort help from my MP David Willett’s but he was a waste of space and could not wait to get me out of his surgery but said he would write to the DWP, that turned out to be a waste of time because his letter was very short and said that my health issues were STABLE now whilst the SAH was stable and indeed I have had no further incidences of SAH that was not the point I was making or indeed claiming ESA for, it was the many secondary health issues that the SAH caused of which he made no mention off in his letter to the DWP indeed he was someone who failed to understand or give me the time to explain.

An MP with a duty of care indeed

The DWP wrote back and said in black and white that:

“Mr Carter is not expected to get any better”

That is the one and only truth I have heard come out of DWP’s mouths and if that is the case why was my entitlement limited to 365 days and furthermore they knowing knew I would be left with no ESA support beyond the 365 days.

I have now been without ESA support since October 2013 but made a complaint to the District Manager for my area that complaint that seeks an anytime revision to be put into ESA Support group and be back dated to the date I was put in the WRAG Group is here:


This complaint centres around the recent upper tier tribunal court case on mental health grounds there failure to take into consideration Regulations 29 and 35 and Reliably, repeatedly and safely.

I have had a reply from the District Manager here:


However this reply took 4 weeks to arrive cause further distress to me not knowing what the hell was happening and I also raised the question why they use second class post as surely this is not good enough for people like me.

I also note that the DWP proclaim to be positive about disabled people and investors in people that I think not.

I have written this blog in response to Mike Sivier’s blog here:


I await the DWP’s response in earnest.