A Caring Community.

We all aspire to help those around us. Well, most of us?

When society is being treated with contempt and those within it are forced into poverty and homelessness, let’s not forget that there are thousands who must fulfil a deeper humanitarian role, irrespective of the pain being suffered by the wider population?

Carers must ‘perform’ under pressure, every single day of every single year. Their time is rarely their own and their efforts met with limited remittance and, some times, social contempt? To believe a Carer has an easy life, and “gets paid for being at home”, indicates a lack of educated ability and a naivety to accept the advantages of these Care-givers. Society would, actually, be in dire straits if Carers were unavailable for community service? Be in no doubt, the financial benefit, that these people provide to society, is extremely bias in favour of the community and the greater prosperity of social integrity?

Supporting those who ‘care’ is a service to all who may become ‘less able’, at any time in their lives.

twitter.com/carersuk/status/1062341517027803136

‘CHIP A CHILD’?

When commentary on ‘chipping’ employees, in the workplace, is taken into the public domain, there has to be concerns for the future of a neoliberal future?

With EU technocrats bent on ‘streamlining’ society, there can be little faith in the MEP’s and Technocratic policies that concentrate on efficiency before humanity?

Will future ethics allow for babies to be ‘chipped’ at birth, to assure security and safety of social developments? Or, allow serious controls of community and attendance of the population? To dismiss this as petty scaremongering, is forgetful of the methods used by our own Tory Rulers?

Twitter.com/imajsaclaimant/status/1061740458332831744

‘NO-BILITY’ FOR THE DISABLED?

More and more taken from those ‘less able’ in society, with every stroke of the Tory Technocratic pen? Those, seemingly, deemed as ‘inefficient’ in society being cast into the reject pile, while the neoliberal treasure chests are pushing at the seems with a prosperity that should have been safe within the Public Purse?

http://disabilityrightsuk.blogspot.com/2018/07/uk-global-disability-summit-2018.html

McVey misleading UK?

As Tory policy betrays more and more of those on Welfare, and seeking Social Service support, we are reminded of the misleading nature of the Party who control our lives?

Esther McVey MP has shown her contempt for the less able and disabled, and with her Party’s support she continues to disable people’s lives. Every aspect of Tory control leaves a taste of poison lingering with intent?

Universal Credit has got to be the greatest injustice to be imposed on the British people and, as it continues to inflict pain on those who are desperate for help, we see Tory tormentors pressing on with their torturous denials of its benefits? As with all Tory run public initiatives, their underfunding and irrelevant tinkering proves their inability to serve the people who depend on them?

https://newshoundsnewsround.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/mind-reaffirms-position-on-universal-credit/

A piece I couldn’t ignore.

Tony Blair is not going to ‘save’ the UK from anything. His presence is toxic and serves only himself and, it is suggested, the lobbying mantras of the Arms and Government overthrowing services of foreign governments?

The piece, as follows:-

It is time for Tony Blair to stop talking and go away

It is time for Tony Blair to stop talking and go away
— Read on www.huckmag.com/perspectives/opinion-perspectives/it-is-time-for-tony-blair-to-stop-talking-and-go-away/

Duke of Hazard?

Sign the petition, please:-

A family being evicted from their ‘tied’ farm, to allow Duke to sell off the farm that their family has farmed for years. They are due to retire in 5 yrs but seem fated to lose ‘their’ farm. This may well be a ‘legal’ action but it seems to fall way short of ‘common decency’?

Dear friends, 
I just signed the petition “Let the Telfers keep their home and business” and wanted to ask if you could add your name too. 

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here: 

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/let-the-telfers-keep-their-home-and-business?bucket=email-blast-29_10_2018_telfers30ksflt 

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or click these links: 

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Thank you! 

Andrew

UC EXPECTATIONS?

Recently contacted my MP, for clarification on the roll-out of Universal Credit.

His response is attached and the fact of whether the suffering will be ceased is still uncertain?

What is clear, is the banishing of the UC principals are not going to stop. The roll-out continues and Tory unpredictability will, seemingly, continue to affect those in the most vulnerable of situations?

What is your feelings about UC, or the affects it has had on the people on Welfare? What would you believe will happen, in the future, for those in most need?

Response, from David Duguid MP, as follows:-

Dear Andrew Whaley-Coates,

Thank you for your email about Universal Credit. The UK Government has recognised that there have been teething problems in its introduction and rollout, and I was very pleased to hear the Chancellor pledge to address them in his Budget speech.

As you have probably seen in the media, he has promised an additional £6.6 billion, over the next six years, to ensure the introduction of the new system goes smoothly.

£1bn will be given over five years to the Department for Work and Pensions to help ease the transition from the old to the new system.

In addition, the work allowance – the amount claimants can earn before Universal Credit begins to be withdrawn – is to be increased by £1,000 a year, at a cost of £1.7bn annually. This means 2.4 million working parents and people with disabilities will be better off by £630 per year.

There are also measures to help people who are repaying debts. These include reducing the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit reward from 40 per cent to 30 per cent.

I have visited Banff Job Centre, where Universal Credit has recently been rolled out, and was pleased to find the staff there are confident that, after observing the roll out in Inverness, they can anticipate and address issues when and if they arise in Banff and Buchan.

If you know of anyone who is having problems with their own Universal Credit, do please ask them to contact me. I will do what I can to help in individual cases.

Yours sincerely,

David Duguid

Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan

David.duguid.mp@parliament.uk

UK Parliament.

If you have a view or a concern about Universal Credit, or maybe you feel being on UC is making your life uncertain. Please drop him a note (email).

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