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Posts tagged “Iain Duncan Smith

The review: Do we have a right to judge?

Merry X edit

While most of us are thinking about Christmas, many people in the UK are worrying about where their next meal is coming from or whether they will end up on the streets begging. Its freezing where I am and will be even colder tonight. (more…)


Beneath the surface

Gothic church - Wednesbury

The sun is shining in the Black Country this morning and all is well. I’ve been out for my morning walk past the runner beans to the apple trees and back; it was very pleasant. Is everything as it seems, this sunny Sunday morning? (more…)


The games people play

The Midland Metro

It seems to me that politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are playing silly games this week. The US government has partially shut-down because Republicans don’t seem to like decent healthcare for the poorer citizens. In Britain, the right wing attack on poorer citizens continues at the Tory Party conference.  They haven’t mentioned HS2 yet though. Have they?

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Society today

“Wealthy elderly people who do not need benefit payments to help with fuel bills or free travel should voluntarily return the money to the authorities, the work and pensions secretary says.” (BBC News) I don’t know. Buckingham Palace is a big place to keep warm, they need their winter fuel payments. They hardly use their bus passes anyway…

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Finance Friday | Monetarist mayhem

The town that I live in used to be run by the town clerk from the town hall. Now we have a new civic centre miles away, they didn’t even put it in a central location. Social Housing used to be council housing and people paid their rent and that included rates, water rates and sewage. (more…)


Nearly Christmas

Happy new year

Today’s picture is one I did to put to use as a header on my Facebook page. I don’t know why, every time I look at it it sends my eyes funny, still, it’s not the end of the world (that was the other day).

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