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
“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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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.