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TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 14:22:53


KormaNotReallyHereChameleon Tue 29-Sep-09 14:24:00

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TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 14:24:53

single mothers are to be rounded up and burnt as witches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mollyroger Tue 29-Sep-09 14:25:51

quite right too. I for one will be grateful for the free gruel.

cocolepew Tue 29-Sep-09 14:26:30

You are bad,bad people.

southeastastra Tue 29-Sep-09 14:27:56

bloody wouldn't suprise me elite twat he is

KormaNotReallyHereChameleon Tue 29-Sep-09 14:28:50

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TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 14:29:09

high earners (who are obviously men) will wear top hats and will vist the workhouse on the first sunday of the month to lecture the poor on the error of their ways

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 14:29:25

Absolutelyn shove the teenage mums in, saw one earlier (will ignore fact that she was surrounded by supportive family, studyuing and child clearly well loved...)- sling them in I say.

<<packs bags ready for announcement of next group to be declared unclean and unsuitable for society, trying to ignore thoughts of what happened when the Nazi rulers decided some parts of their society weren't acceptable....>>

pagwatch Tue 29-Sep-09 14:29:56

what about kids going up chimneys?

DD is pretty slim of build and she is getting on my nerves what with all the cooking and buying stuff and reading to her......

and I am ready if they are planning to open Homes For The Bewildered.

mollyroger Tue 29-Sep-09 14:31:05

we poorhouse dwellers will be given gainful epmloyment, hand-stitching uniforms for the better Public Schools.
And it will be a privilige to do so, may I say <<tugs forelock>>

daftpunk Tue 29-Sep-09 14:31:15

about time..

pagwatch Tue 29-Sep-09 14:32:52

<<pag throws molly a morsel of mouldy bread>>

atlantis Tue 29-Sep-09 14:33:24

Sorry, did I miss more Labour spin?

Is this a real story? Or are we just attacking people who have made some money?

Link Please.

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 14:34:02

seems he will have support

love the line about nobody has to be out of work!. Gis a job then. Wednesdays and Friday mornings please, can't get there before 9.15 (and have top be back by 12; alternate weeks or so we will have appointments for the PAediatrician or similar and of course no holidays / illness.


southeastastra Tue 29-Sep-09 14:35:24

oh sorry, did david cameron make his fortune working in PR for itv then? silly me

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 14:36:15

Atlantis wanting to protect the poor does not automatically equate being anti those with money.


Some of my friends even have bank accounts you know, and own their own begging bowls

atlantis Tue 29-Sep-09 14:54:25

So the champagne socialists want to protect the poor? Since when ?

Some conservatives may have been born with a silver sppon but then so have some Labour MP's.

As for the link dnptrb, do you think Labour aren't doing that now?

A friend was made redundant had to go to one of these retraining courses (schools) and was told he had to do job participation in the local poundland or clean graffitti of the walls or lose his miniscule jsa benefits.
Because there were no jobs in retail management at the moment.

He has paid a stamp all his life and was actively searching for employment, slave labour exists already, maybe your family just hasn't been touched by it yet.


TheBalladofGayTony Tue 29-Sep-09 15:00:26

chillax atlantis

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 15:04:00

Well I feel sorry for your friend, but DH was made redundant in May and hasn't iety overall,had any of that- even with me as a carer. The system rewards him for teh efforts he is making instead- WTC means he ahs been able to set up for himself andstart from scratch as well as retrain professionally- surely a good thing for society overall as he comes from a collapsing industry?

My sister is very well off, I see how hard she slogs and commend her, but theres no guarantees that poorer people arent trying just as hard to get on thier feet either even if it means being poor for a bit, if we ahd a choice I'dnot need to be a carer, Dh wouldn't have ben amde redundant- given thatc arers works out as 17p an hour when you have two disabled children I reckon I know a bit about slave labour!

Anyhow- my point was that we weren't getting at rich people but at attempts to decry the poor; its possible to see both workldviews, and indeed to have been in both camps

And really- PMSL at rhe idea we ahven't been touched! In the last three years we have clocked up:

2 autism dx's
1 redundancy from good job with no prospect of regaing work in field
1 severe illness in an adult (now resolved) causing long term time off
1 otehr child being screened for SEN

life of riley, me. bring out the champers!

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 15:04:35

sorry about first line- toddler liking keyboard!

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 15:05:43

(sorry, that was the red burron from my anme! )

atlantis Tue 29-Sep-09 15:22:59


I hear where you are coming from, I am a single mum, grown up son (two babies)was made redundant, youngest has ASD and has to be home schooled because of failure in the system, I work part time from home (mainly), on wtc while studying for degree and have had to fight off cafcass and the ss for four years.

I have no silver spoon but will be giving the conservatives my vote because I don't believe Labour are the party of the working class, maybe before Blair, but not now.

I voted labour and believed the hype, but to me they are the party of 'don't do as I do, do as I say', worse than the conservatives in their riches and it just peeves me when people wont listen to the Conservatives and give them a chance because they are 'toffs'.

My local Conservative MP was born in Tottenham from a wc family, went into the army and is the most down to earth guy I know, his challenger at the next election not from a working class background and thinks she 'knows' what the 'little' people are going through. Fat chance.

DoNotPressTheRedButton Tue 29-Sep-09 15:33:12

Sorry I lost it- I blame exhaustion but please accept my apol,ogies.

I don't vote Tory or Labour, I find the Green party to have a policy that would best protect me and mine, but out of the two I trust DC the least by far. Too many meories of growing up in a redundant industry town under the Tories.

atlantis Tue 29-Sep-09 15:38:51


I accept your apologies and offer you mine, it seems I am apologising to everyone at the moment ( I think it must be my 'time of life' when I have a short fuse ).

I shall not even venture to offer an opinion of the green party ( as I do not wish to offend again) wink

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