The etymology of Social Security: From Safety and Care to Disdain and Unworthiness

The following is a post built on thoughts by Dave Burns | @daveburns422    Has anyone else noticed a drift into a change in the language we use to explain the benefit system?  “Social Security” has somehow been replaced in the press and parliament by the words “Credits” and “Benefits” – Americanism’s that are generally… Continue reading The etymology of Social Security: From Safety and Care to Disdain and Unworthiness

Who Benefits? The Welfare State and the Middle Classes

The following was written by Sean Hodges | @Howdiddly    It’s been said that the name “benefits,” when used to refer to the British welfare system, is misleading. Actually, it’s a blatant attempt at political propaganda. Since coming to power in 2010 as part of the coalition, the Conservatives have launched an all-out attack on… Continue reading Who Benefits? The Welfare State and the Middle Classes

The deplorable Community Work Placement

The following was written by someone that wishes to remain anonymous. Any comments made on this post will be shared with the individual that wrote it, thank you.  This here and this here have been sent to me through Twitter, they also contain important information regarding CWP.  I was told to report to the Provider for CWP… Continue reading The deplorable Community Work Placement

What does it mean to be ‘fit/unfit-to-work’?

For starters, the obsession with fitness/able-ness to work is abhorrent, this obsession of labelling how able/disabled someone is, is abhorrent, this obsession with defining ourselves, defining our ‘worth’, based upon being able to work is abhorrent, life ISN’T just about work, at least it shouldn’t be. There isn’t some universal magical line that separates someone… Continue reading What does it mean to be ‘fit/unfit-to-work’?

Latest revelations prove the government know they’re causing deaths.

  The recent revelations surrounding the supposed ‘training‘ given to DWP staff on what to do if a recipient says they’re going to self-harm or commit suicide is simply passing the blame onto people that are unprepared, untrained and unqualified. They shouldn’t be dealing with such delicate circumstances, we are talking about human life here,… Continue reading Latest revelations prove the government know they’re causing deaths.