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    That refusal must have hurt knowing your support for the undeserving underdog and here you are a very deserving militant Trot! True enough, biters get bit.

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    I was between jobs for three months last year, and despite my savings being below the threshold I could not receive JSA or Housing to cover my rent
    Why should taxpayers pay you to do nothing and pay the rent on your house?
    There are plenty of jobs at the jobcentre but obviously they are beneath you, could you not have taken a menial job, you know, the ones you think are only for immigrants from the EU?
    Does being a feckless socialist with a degree disbar you from doing a low paid job to make ends meet whilst looking for better, more suitable employment?

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    It's a strange circumstance isn't it, by an act of kindness they will probably lose their benefits, have to pay the rent and living costs on the new flats until the monies have been exhausted and then reapply for benefits. Hopefully it may at least give them a foot up in the world.

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    I am surprised at the amount of bile out there against me for being made redundant. Where did that come from about low paid menial jobs? I got another job. In the meantime I was hoping to keep a roof over my kids heads while I got that job. Fortunately it didn't matter as my redundancy package covered me for it, I was just enquiring as to my options should it all go wrong - or rather, options for those I support. As you would.

    Snailer, who are you? You just appear on here to get nasty at someone for being laid off?

    You make a hell of a lot of assumptions.

    1) Feckless. How on earth am I feckless?

    2) I think menial jobs are beneath me? Since getting my degree a very long time ago I have worked in pubs, as a postie, a teaching assistant, a builders labourer, a landscape gardener, on a counter at Boots and as a door-to-door doll salesman on Liverpool trading estates. Not that these were all menial, though the last one was. For the past 17 years I have been in a career, the last 10 of it fairly well re-numerated. My only spell of unemployment was the one I mentioned, and as I pointed out I didn't take any of your money for that either.

    3) I think menial jobs are only for immigrants? Where on earth do you get that from?

    4) Receiving benefits equals unemployed. Not true any more - in fact it never was, but especially now. For example I expect you will find a lot of 'menial' - as you put it - employment among those former residents of Grenfell tower who may be in receipt of support.

    I don't know you and you don't know me. Don't make silly assumptions about me and I won't assume you are another foolish internet troll with nothing better to do at 12.01 on a Friday night.. I'd like to meet you, we can compare fecks.

    Taxpayers include me, one pays National Insurance to Insure oneself against temporary redundancy, and I have. And a lot of Tax.

    I was not railing at the 'unfairness' of it or making out I was particularly deserving, just illustrating a quirk in the system that means cash gifts intended to help people in difficulty might end up subsidising the taxpayer not the intended recipient. How does me being a 'socialist' (which I don't believe I am) or a 'militant' (which I most definitely am not) have anything to do with this?

    On a point of order, it's not rent on 'my' house. It's rent on somebody else's house. I don't begrudge it, just highlighting where the money - be it someones hard-earned or from the 'state' - actually goes.

    Biters get bit, John? What on earth does that mean? I haven't laid anyone off in my life - but I don't imagine that's what you meant. What did you mean?
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    Snailer, you obviously are not circumcised as you are a complete ****

    What a load of bile to spout, people do not make themselves unemployed on purpose you know and benefits are there to help them over that period, far better than casting them adrift so they get into such a position that the state ends up helping them for life.

    I was unemployed for 3 months leaving school and simply because I refused offers of jobs.. the reason for it? I was and had my date to join the RAF and at the time work was scarce where I lived, I would join queues of people sent for interviews and when getting interviewed I would point out to the interviewer that I was joining the RAF in 3 months and there were more needy people in the queue, all bar none thanked me for my honesty, while they didn't have a good word for those that had sent me on a fools errand.

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    Tabloid heading spotted today 'Corbyn insults our brave boys'. Oh, thinks I, that's bad, what has he done? Turns out that he went to Glastonbury to speak about decency and equality (or 'rant', as the Sun hears this kind of thing) and yesterday was armed forces day. That making this out to be a slur on our armed forces is all they have left is a sign of desperation.

    The real story is that a 100,000 cross-section of our youth (plus a scattering of older musos and hippies) all cheered a leader of the opposition. Chants of 'Oh, Jeremy Corbyn' to the tune of 'Seven Nation Army' went around the campsites all Friday and Saturday night. He drew a bigger crowd than Radiohead.

    Whether you agree with any of his policies or not this is a news story - or at least a story with more substance than his being there to address many thousands of people was somehow insulting to anyone. Offensive to tories, yes, but one day it will dawn that this isn't an insult to the people.

    Bring it on, feckless people with long hair, of course they'll support him, etc etc. Except that this lazy explanation belongs to those who think this is 1970. Coughjohncough. If one looks at who actually can spare the hundreds it costs to go, maybe look at the people more carefully under the plastic flower headbands, you can see why the tory organs are trying everything to spin this shift towards popular politics as if it were a morally offensive minority.
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    Oh, and I am also braced for the 'dreamland' bit as well. I don't subscribe to any idealist vision, so knock away at those who do if it makes you feel better.

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    Wish McDonnell hadn't used the word 'murder' though. Silly.

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    And it looks like someone's found the Magic Money Tree. Turns out it was guarded by leprechauns.
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    One wonders how those in unions that voted for him on the understanding that the UK would keep Trident now feel. It also makes one feel that even though they lost the election, and they did, they are determined to put themselves first as opposed to the good of the Country. he reminds me of Sturgeon, lose a vote and carry on wittering about we have a mandate.



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-40401111

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    Yes, he might have got a bit carried away by the adulation. I liked the rock star "Thank you Glastonbury" bit at the end of his set (there was clearly a part of him that had always wanted to do that). He doesn't have any more mandate than May, though he would probably poll more votes right now. We will never know, of course.

    But he didn't say that about Trident, it was made up. The actual non-story was, and I quote the Telegraph: "Somerset Live reported that Mr Eavis said Mr Corbyn predicted.." etc.

    The Telegraph were using all the tricks to perpetuate the story though. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...er-will-scrap/

    '...forced to deny he said...' is practically Fleet Street code for 'we have run something largely fabricated and we know it'. Still, quote a Tory MP saying 'This man is dangerous and cannot be trusted' and you can still make your readers nod their heads knowingly and move on to the sport..
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    Indeed - trying to break through the 'who said what' code these days is hard at the best of times, and is about to get harder.

    BM - I think the Magic money tree might be getting a bit nervous. I suspect it will be called on more than it was expecting once the budget is announced.

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