Message To Disabled People Regarding Owen Smith MPs Leadership Bid

Owen Smith
Disabled less important????????

Same Difference

Spotted here.

Liza Van Zyl, a disability rights activist has made this statement:

‘Owen Smith needs to be challenged robustly on his position on the Work Capability Assessment and on his commitment to disabled people’s rights. I was a Labour Party activist who had no choice but to resign from the party after a very unpleasant encounter with Mr Smith. I am recounting it now because I believe it is very important that his views are robustly challenged if he stands for the Labour leadership.

On Saturday 7th March 2015 I attended a Labour meeting in Pontypridd at which the guest speaker was Owen Smith MP, then shadow secretary of state for Wales. When questions were invited from the floor, I asked Mr Smith why, given that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has been responsible for a great many more deaths than the Bedroom Tax, Labour had pledged to scrap…

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STC Tory Censorship!

Stanley TORIES
Really really like Censorship

Swanley & District Labour Party

5 Live investigates Sunday 3rd April 11.00am Radio 5The Tories are demanding Swanley & District Labour Party takes down the following web pages:

Key Facts

  • It was a resident at a public meeting that raised the questions about financial competence of Swanley Town Council after he revealed the losses they had made.
  • It was a Tory, Cllr Ray Morris, Chair of the Swanley Banqueting Board who replied: “The bit which you actually picked up on -which is great-  because you studied the Account in GREAT DETAIL is that we are actually clearly accounting the situation…we are aware of the situation and that’s why we have the change as far as Banqueting was concerned.” He did not say then that it was an abusive, or offensive question.
  • It is Swanley Town Council who have paid out tens of thousands of pounds in out of court Industrial Tribunal settlements.
  • It is Tory…

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Why Trident is a useless waste of public money

Climate over Trident, everyday of the week

Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

Monday evenings vote by the UK parliament to renew the Trident nuclear weapons programme which is planned to begin in the early 2030s at an estimated cost of £205 billion, speaks volumes about the malaise at the heart of British parliamentary democracy. The disconnect between Labour members and the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) is, in part, indicative of this broader malaise.

This is, for example, highlighted by the fact that the democratically-elected leader of the party, Jeremy Corbyn, who commands 20 point lead over his rival, Owen Smith in the renewed challenge to his leadership set for September, voted against the renewal of Trident, while 60 per cent of Labour MPs, the vast majority of whom are opposed to Corbyn’s leadership, voted in favour.

The replacement of the current stock of nuclear submarines is predicated on the 2006 White Paper, The Future of the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent

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Gods & monsters

Wars are started and exploited, by the Rich, indeed

Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

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During the dark pre-enlightenment days before science, the earth was widely perceived as a stable force at the centre of the universe overseen by a God who envisaged humanity as having a fixed set of roles within it. To step outside this framework of ‘stability and order’ was to challenge the prevailing orthodoxy that shaped society. By challenging the existence of God (and hence the nature of society) through science, Galileo and others paid the ultimate price with their lives.

For man to disobey God by tasting the fruit of the forbidden tree was deemed to have brought evil into the world. Thus theology and the clergy explained the existence of wrongdoing as a primordial human condition that had to be controlled by a deity for whom the wrongdoers were required to seek salvation. This salvation took root in a system of ideas that underpinned the philosophical…

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Spark Cover Reveal and Some Updates

Spark

Rupert Dreyfus

Greetings, people.

So here it is; the new cover for the paperback version of Spark courtesy of my regular artist Will over at Gonzo Design. I couldn’t be any happier with it as it’s exactly what I had in mind.

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I’m hoping for an early August release. Once it’s out there I’ll be doing some give aways across social media of signed copies and anyone who wins will also get a free Guerrilla Fiction bookmark.

For those who are waiting for new Dreyfus material; I will soon be moving swiftly on to finishing my second novel Broke which is about living in abject poverty in 2016. The main focus of this novel is the extremes of inequality and will see the dirt poor ripping off the filthy rich for once. So far it’s working out really well and I hope to get it out there before the end of the year…

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