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18/09/2014 at 9:08 AM

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Panicking Cameron facing open rebellion in the event of both a YES and a NO vote

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Originally posted on Pride's Purge:

(not satire – it’s David Cameron!)

David Cameron is facing a rebellion from within his own party if Scotland votes YES to independence on Thursday.

But Cameron is also facing open rebellion from within his own party if Scots vote NO too.

Backbench Tory MPs are livid after Cameron – panicking as polls started to show there was a good chance YES could win – agreed with other UK party leaders to offer more powers to Scotland if Scots vote NO to independence.

Tory rebels usually prefer to stay anonymous until forced to show their hand against their leader.

Not this time. This is an open rebellion against Cameron:

tory rebellion

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Only a leader as incompetent as Cameron could find himself facing rebellion in the event of both a YES and a NO vote on Thursday.

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BBC reporter caught red-handed manipulating video in Scottish indy campaign

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17/09/2014 at 7:56 AM

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Pass the sick bag not the pop corn: US verdict on DWP’s privatised sick note service

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Smiling Carcass:

How the hell can it be justified that a doctor can say you are unfit for work, but a private company can, on the other end of a ‘phone overrule him- by email!

Everybody who gets an email ‘fit note’ from them while their doctor says they aren’t ready to return to work should immediately enquire whether the doctor’s opinion has been taken into consideration and if the response is yes, ask what their medical qualification is to override his professional opinion and how they can tell over the ‘phone; if the answer’s no, ask them why not?

Originally posted on David Hencke:

Last week I revealed how Lord Freud, the welfare reform minister, had awarded a new contract to Health Management Ltd, subsidiary of US multinational company, Maximusto take over from doctors  to decide when you should return to work if you claim more than four weeks sick pay.

The programme is to be rolled out from November to next May aims to save up to £165 million a year by getting people back to work faster as part of Lord Freud’s welfare reforms. Effectively it will mean you will get a telephone consultation  from a call centre and be emailed when you should return to work. If don’t co-operate you will lose your benefit.

The company’s press release reveals the 63 month contract will be rolled out first in Wales, the Midlands and the North before it hits the more affluent South.

Richard A  Montoni, the multi billionaire chief executive…

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16/09/2014 at 7:39 AM

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Tests for Jobseekers Must be Ethical – let’s Ditch them Entirely!

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Smiling Carcass:

It’s IDS and McVey who need a psychological assessment.

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:

We are all ‘umble, very ‘umble indeed.

The British Psychological society has stated, 

If psychological tests are to be used to judge whether jobseekers have a psychological resistance to work, they must be administered by experienced users of psychometrics and proper feedback must be provided.

That was the reaction of the British Psychological Society to the news that the government is considering such a move.

Dr Ian Bushnell CPsychol from the University of Glasgow, the chair of the Society’s Division Division of Occupational Psychology, said:

“Psychometrics can be a valuable source of information for guiding people in their career search and decisions; the longer term unemployed could find the insights provided by a professionally conducted psychometric assessment very helpful in determining their choices about jobs.

“It is critical, however, that all assessments are conducted by experienced users of psychometrics – ideally under the supervision of…

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14/09/2014 at 6:41 PM

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Be Brave Scotland! A Vote For No Just Means More Of The Same Shit. Forever.

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Smiling Carcass:

When asked my opinion on the Scottish referendum, I reply “If a Tory is saying ‘vote no’ that’s the perfect reason to vote yes!”

Originally posted on the void:

scotland-yes-voteThere are have been few things more joyful recently than watching the British establishment runnung scared as the Scottish referendum draws closer.   When toffs are this panicked you know you’re onto a winner.

It will David Cameron who will pay the price of a vote for Scottish Independence on Thursday.  He will forever be remembered as the Prine Minister who oversaw the break up of the union, and that really means something to the kind of upper class knobs who think Game Of Thrones is an instruction manual on how to run a country.  He will not last long if Scotland votes yes, and questions will also be asked what role Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms played in the result.

But there are far better reasons than just spite to support the yes vote.  One thing that unites increasing numbers of people both north and south of the…

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14/09/2014 at 3:13 PM

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BBC reporter caught red-handed manipulating video in Scottish indy campaign

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Smiling Carcass:

Your ‘Independent’ BBC. (Who actually don’t like independence!)

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:

(not satire – it’s the BBC!)

Even a hardened old cynic like me is a little bit shocked by this.

The BBC’s Political Editor Nick Robinson edited out an answer by Alex Salmond and told viewers the Scottish First Minister didn’t answer his question:

But Mr Salmond did answer the question. Compare Robinson’s version with this unedited footage of what really happened:

There was a time when a clear case of factual manipulation by a BBC reporter like this would have been a sacking matter at the corporation.

No longer it seems.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

13/09/2014 at 10:51 AM

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Meet MAXIMUS – the new ATOS (but even worse)

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Originally posted on Pride's Purge:

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Here’s one that got in under the radar.

The coalition government has chosen a VERY controversial US private company to run its new health assessment service to be called the Health and Work Service.

In less than 2 months time any employee who is sick enough to have to claim sick leave from work for more than 4 weeks will be assessed – mostly by phone – by employees of a US firm called MAXIMUS.

Apart from the ludicrous assumption that sick people can be assessed over the telephone, for some reason, when the UK government decided to hand the lucrative contract to run the service over to MAXIMUS, they also decided to ignore the numerous scandals involving the company in the US.

Here are just a few examples:

Lawmakers lash out at Maximus for questionable expenses payments

Medical workers allowed to keep practising despite failing drug…

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13/09/2014 at 10:31 AM

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