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Consideration for the rights of others? Do you not thing giving people free homes at the expense of working people is showing consideration? And the additional £14 for a spare bedroom quite a good deal, all things considered?

 

Why is suddenly losing £14 a week when the goalposts are shifted a good deal?

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Another Tory Boy. Yes, I am 'alright Jack', but millions ARE NOT.

Do you lot 'get off' on other peoples misery ??

Torys are sad people, they are not into creating anything, just depriving the poor beggars who have nothing.

Cameron is having the words 'decency' and 'humanity' removed from the Oxford Dictionary.

You sad,sad man.

 

yes well matey boy thats life isnt it, haves and have nots and if you get off your backside you tend to end up with the haves! if you leave there sat eating maccy ds whilst watching jeremy kyle you stay with the have nots.

this benefit reduction is a just measure in these times.

no i dont "get off" on it in fact i help people who help themselves and as for Torys being sad and not creating anything thats a laugh, Tories have created most of the Uks economy for years and continue to do so.................so the welfare is paid. you deluded pseudo socialist :roll:

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James whale agrees its wrong, jeez if he does some on here are so far to the right

 

 

 

lol

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yes well matey boy thats life isnt it, haves and have nots and if you get off your backside you tend to end up with the haves! if you leave there sat eating maccy ds whilst watching jeremy kyle you stay with the have nots.

this benefit reduction is a just measure in these times.

no i dont "get off" on it in fact i help people who help themselves and as for Torys being sad and not creating anything thats a laugh, Tories have created most of the Uks economy for years and continue to do so.................so the welfare is paid. you deluded pseudo socialist :roll:

 

I don't personally eat Maccy D's OR watch Jeremy Kyle, Kyle thrives on exploiting the worst examples of society. He is a disgrace.

I myself, despite setbacks with health {lung cancer and rheumatoid arthritis] am still in the 'haves' group. Its been hard but I don't despise the less fortunate. I am nearly retired, been semi retired for 5 years and am still OK. Maybe its the fact that I paid into pensions, savings etc. and was self employed for 14 years. I ran my own business.

You could say that with my background I should be a Tory, but I am definitely not. I don't know all the answers but I do recognise unfeeling, vindictive people when I see them. That's Cameron and Co.

Justice is always hard to attain, but the British Conservative Party don't even understand the concept of justice or fairness. I am not a 'pseudo socialist', I am a socialist and a Christian and always will be.

A little more humanity is what capitalism needs.............nothing more.

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The whole UN argument is utter BS. "Human Rights"? To get free rooms at the publics expense? How many other countries don't even have any kind of social housing? Are they all guilty of human rights violations? Shouldn't the UN be doing something about that, first?

Either way, and back on topic, UK benefit rights are no concern of the UNO.

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I personally think it was a brilliant idea to introduce the bedroom tax, as it hammers the very poor and vulnerable, making some homeless, thus on the streets, where they can get pneumonia or something like that and problem solved.

 

Better still the money taken from the undeserving lot of scroungers and parasites which comes to 12.5 billion or near that figure, will be given to the large rich building contractors, who can make even more money through raising house prices due to this windfall.

 

It will and is fueling a rise in house prices, or at worse stabilising the fall since 2009.

 

Of course ordinary people with low wages will not be able to afford buying property so the rich landlords will be allowed to cash in on the rising bonanza, as in January the doors are being thrown wide open, so get ready for a mini gold rush.

 

So house prices are now on the rise, and will continue till just after the next election where the Tories will be voted the best party ever, to give money away, with this and the bribe of the post office. sell off!

 

Don't you just love short term economics!!!!??? Time for me to buy a bigger wallet, while money stocks last, well at least 2 years of unabated growth.

 

 

Who can we thank for this mini boom, well the poorest of course as without their contribution this could never happen, Bless them all, in their new miserable lives!!!

 

Give them a kick from me when you pass them begging on the streets, with of course, with a big THANK YOU spoken simultaneously.

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Either way, and back on topic, UK benefit rights are no concern of the UNO.

 

The inhuman treatment of disabled people dished out by HM Government offices is UN business. The bedroom tax is only part of it.

If the UN are asked to investigate and they oblige, findings are published.

Cameron hates this............he should hang his head in shame and control his Fascist party.

 

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So what does Socialism need then?

 

It doesn't need knuckleheads like yourself posting one line comments.

Go and watch BigBrother on TV, it about suits your intellect.

 

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An under-fire UN inspector said she had never faced such an ‘aggressive’ reaction from a government, after a report she wrote was branded an ‘absolute disgrace’ by a senior Tory politician.

 

 

Former housing minister Grant Shapps has written to the UN, calling for an investigation into special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik for political bias.

 

She presented her preliminary findings yesterday after a two week trip around the UK, recommending the immediate suspension and review of the bedroom tax on human rights grounds.

 

‘It was the first time a government has been so aggressive,’ she said in an interview with Inside Housing.

 

‘When I was in the USA, I had a constructive conversation with them accepting some things and arguing with others. They did not react like this.’

 

Ms Rolnik has also carried out missions to the Maldives, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Algeria, Argentina, Rwanda, Israel/Palestine and Indonesia.

 

Rejecting allegations of bias she said: ‘I didn’t come here to investigate the bedroom tax, I came here as a normal country mission, to assess the situation.

 

‘I came across the bedroom tax when I was here, but I am an independent investigator.

 

The Torys cant stand the truth...............just what we expected.

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A report she wrote without ever speaking to the relevant government departments... She certainly seems to have written with a conclusion already in mind!

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A report she wrote without ever speaking to the relevant government departments... She certainly seems to have written with a conclusion already in mind!

 

The conclusions are so clear that most children could make them. The policy is deeply flawed, unfair to many people it affects, not a product of coordinated departmental policy and not rooted in real world practicalities. It's an own goal - it brings the housing crisis into sharper focus.

 

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This is the UN reporter's interim report.

 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13706&LangID=E

 

It's clear that she was here on invitation from the government, even meeting with ministers and officials of the UK government, and with representatives from the Scottish and Welsh governments.

 

The scope of her mission was to report on housing in general and she makes many valid observations, some very positive and some not so positive.

 

In a nutshell she can see that the UK housing sector is becoming increasingly broken, and she makes some urgent recommendations. One of these is to suspend (not scrap) and review the spare room subsidy. It is sensible advice and should be followed IMO because the policy should be partnered with policy to provide the additional housing and social infrastructure needed to fairly re-align current provision.

Edited by I1L2T3

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Either way, and back on topic, UK benefit rights are no concern of the UNO.

 

Well it is age discrimination then because people over 60 are exempt if they are on housing benefit with one or more spare bedrooms. Why should this only apply to the under sixties?

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Age discrimination in the UK is now a priority problem that needs the UN intervention?

 

Like Jeffrey Shaw has said, it shouldn't be a concern to the UN because there's far more evils in the world that they should be sorting out.

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