We have to stand together
“This government is taking action domestically on [tax] avoidance and evasion,” wrote George Osborne in an article for The Observer, back in February. How right he was.
The Tory-led Coalition has done everything in its power to facilitate tax avoidance and ignore evasion, it seems, including the latest wheeze, which is to link it with a feeble attempt to get working people to throw away their rights in exchange for a few shares.
The BBC has reported that the new status of “employee shareholder” has come into force, allowing working people to claim shares in the company that employs them, if they give up the rights to claim unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy pay, the right to request flexible working (except in the case of two weeks’ parental leave), and some rights to request time off for training.
Nobody in their right mind would do this and expert opinion…
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It’s Hugh the this excuse of a man was taken out of office
Street Democracy writes:
Staff who follow the harshest housing and benefit policies continue these procedures without considering the detrimental effect they are having on individuals and families. The putrid ‘Bedroom Tax’ produces a silent punishment, a silent horror causing a legitimate indignant rage that social housing tenants feel.
This rage is endemic with complete erosion of trust, tolerance and reassurance as no one is listening that it is causing desperate situations from now desperate people. No political expression is tolerated, heard and definitely encouraged. Like any pressure pot, the lid has to blow.
People, innocent people, pushed to the edge is no joke. It is barbaric and why these members of staff refuse to see what they are administering to us, to the unemployed, to us social housing tenants.
Social housing tenants feel, wounded, gagged and bound. It isn’t fair. This housing policy isn’t fair. This moral squalor imposed upon…
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I led a very eclectic lifestyle when I was a child, traveling around the country with a vagabond family. It was a wonderful life, made all that more meaningful by a mother who possessed a natural spirituality. We may not have gone to church Sundays, but our life was naturally filled with the presence of God.
Because I feel that I know you all, I am going to share a personal, life altering childhood experience. We were camping high in the mountains, a favorite spot for my father because he could sit and look out over the valleys and little towns below. For him, it seemed to minimized the stressors of life. How could life be so bad when the people were the size of ants and the lakes the size of large drops of water? For whatever reason, he seemed to feel safe in the mountains Things were good…
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It’s time for him to go along with the rest of the coalition