Hear, Hear #WeAreHisMedia to Calls for #Corbyn4All to Root Out Nepotism & Unqualified @UKLabour SPADs!


Jeremy can start by sacking John McDonnell’s new chief of staff, a 25 year old, middle class graduate from Cambridge University, called Seb.

Seb worked as a paid member of Corbyn’s leadership campaign and before that he was Mr McDonnell’s parliamentary aide.  Seb will now be one of the most influential, paid party officials outside of the leader’s office.

Giving Seb Corbyn his cards would show that New, New Labour is serious about rooting out the nepotism and career politicians that nauseated so many Corbynettes during the days of New Labour.

Sack the spads, finish the focus groups and stick to your guns, Jeremy!


More disability benefit data refused for release by DWP.



Back in January I wrote about how my transition from DLA to PIP lost me £140 per month, and in March I posted about the saga I had with my Mandatory Reconsideration; both of these pieces demonstrated precisely what this loss meant to me in real terms. Since then I have found myself so behind with bill payments, I now am past ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ and am at the bailiffs knocking on the door stage.

The reason for raising this is, today a FOI request asking  ‘The percentage of current DLA claimants, who, on conversion to PiP, were reduced in their claims’…was answered by the DWP. Unsurprisingly their response was “I can confirm that the Department holds the information you are seeking. However, Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act exempts this information from disclosure. This is because the information is intended for publication at a future date.

Once again…

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