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Too Many Cuts...come join the #Frothers and have your say
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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:23

This is the 3rd thread in a series.

It is for people who are horrified, frustrated and downright sad at the erosion of human rights with respect to how this country is being run, just now and in the recent past

it is apolitical in nature, but of course due to many recent initiatives by the recent govt, there will be rants against our current "leaders"

please join in

I shall post the link to the old threads, our "Too Many Cuts #Frothers" blog that is attracting a lot of widespread attention and a little bit of what we are about in a moment

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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:29

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FontSnob · 07/12/2011 21:29

HUZZAH!

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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:30

the original thread here that set us all along this path

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blackoutthexmaslights · 07/12/2011 21:30

signing in

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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:31

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MmeLindor. · 07/12/2011 21:32

Our blog

Find us on FACEBOOK

and TWITTER

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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:33

Kate's call to arms on the first thread...

  • Student fees
  • Public sector workers terms and conditions (otherwise known as moving the goal posts after the match has started)
  • Women (Report on Fawcett legal challenge result here)
  • Sure Start
  • NHS
  • Erosion of employment rights
  • Removal of EMA
  • Removal of universal child benefit
  • Unfair changes to DLA
  • Unfair changes to ESA assessment

    I am getting more and more fed up that these decisions are being made to take away some of the things we should be most proud of and that took years to be achieved.

    This thread is a safe haven for some ranting as I know some of us are feeling sick and tired of it all.
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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:36

thanks MMe am having a bloody nightmare with Sky this evening

keep getting bumped off when I am trying to link everything

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SantaIsAnAnagramOfSatan · 07/12/2011 21:37

agreed - especially fed up when many of them don't actually save any money anyway and therefore appear to be ideological changes being pushed through under the guise of 'hard times' and 'austerity'.

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MmeLindor. · 07/12/2011 21:38

You need to give your PC a good kicking, AF.

Am still coughing, despite cough mixture and mulled wine.

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SantaIsAnAnagramOfSatan · 07/12/2011 21:38

(my mum has sky and has constant problems - 02 for everything here best and cheapest which is a double bonus)

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FuckYouGideon · 07/12/2011 21:41

Hello all - checking in. I have been very active on Twitter but not managed to put anything together for the blog. TBH, my planning based rants are nothing compared to the wonderful stuff you ladies have been posting so I'll give some careful consideration to what I write about. I am intending to contribute though, I promise.

Hurrah for the #frothers though - seems to be a huge success.

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Scarletbanner · 07/12/2011 21:45


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NorfolkNCarolSingers · 07/12/2011 21:46

Signing in with pen of rage (and froth)

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RatherBeOnThePiste · 07/12/2011 21:47

Checking in #frothers
Passing mulled Wine and cheers to all...

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AnyFuckerForAMincePie · 07/12/2011 21:56

I have thrown my pc out the window, then retrieved it

then my Mn broke

then my search engine

off to link in AIBU if this bastard will let me

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ChickenLickn · 07/12/2011 21:57

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The link to AF's thread about jobseekers being FORCED to work FT for their meagre £67 a week jobseekers allowance - complete destruction of employment rights.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/1343731-WORKFARE-programmes-Does-anyone-have-any-experience-of-this?msgid=28880403#28880403

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ShirleyKnot · 07/12/2011 22:00



<Goes to bed>

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AngryMum123 · 07/12/2011 22:02



hi, can i froth with all you all please? so impressed with this so far....

two points that are worth considering - introduction of universal credit which according to IFS will hit lone parents the worse www.ifs.org.uk/bns/bn116.pdf

also legal aid planned to not be available for those who need it the most

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ChristinedePizanne · 07/12/2011 22:02

I'm in of course. I am a bit snowed this week but would like to do something a bit more useful. I have a bit of an idea but will need to think on it a bit

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lubeybaublely · 07/12/2011 22:03

More on workfare - suggesting it's been known for some time as well as the other problems and hideous injustices, it's counterproductive and reduces chances of long term employment

eoin-clarke.blogspot.com/2011/12/shocker-government-research-concluded.html

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Meglet · 07/12/2011 22:04

Signing in.

Have been writing letters. The angrier I get the better they are Grin.

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GrumpyCrossPatch · 07/12/2011 22:05

Evenin' all.

After introducing myself last night it has taken me all say to catch up with all the frothing!

Things frothed over today:

  1. Survey of social attitudes from 2009 saying 25% of the population think that unemployment is due to laziness is news today. Why? What's the agenda?

  2. 40% of cancer is due to general fecklessness.

  3. The introduction of the quality indicators when waiting lists are going up and granny is waiting on a trolley in A&E for 2 days. It's as if the last 13 years got wiped out almost overnight. I never thought I'd have to work like this again (A&E staff). Daily dread of going to a job I love as I face the completely appropriate outrage of patients and their relatives. Problem is, I can't fix it...

    V. cross. Have also been catching up with the blog, Shock at CSA and I admit I didn't really grasp the whole ESA/JSA gap.

    Would like to write a piece for the blog explaining why thr Health and Social Care Bill is such a bloody travesty, if that is of any use. Will take some work to break down all the issues into non health care worker digestible chunks though.
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blackoutthexmaslights · 07/12/2011 22:09

grumpy that would be great

have decided that i'm no good at this blogging stuff, it just ends up ranty and sweary and a few choice words about poohead dave

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Scarletbanner · 07/12/2011 22:10

Sounds great, grumpy

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