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We need more unemployed……politicians!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2013 by Paul Timms

How is it that politicians can demonize the unemployed on welfare. Is it because they are such hard working, honest citizens or could it just be that they are part of ‘the elite’ that are privileged enough to never have to worry about being unemployed. We all know that when they resign from their lofty positions they are set up for life. They never have to work or worry again. You never see an ex-politician working in a McDonald’s, call center or selling cancer insurance to vulnerable women. Its easy to demonize the unemployed and talk about statistics and consistently suggest that all problems arise from the ground up. Very rarely do they walk in the shoes of those who not only cannot find work, are unable to work or those who have also collapsed mentality from the struggle of consistently trying to make their lives work for the better,  and are knocked back by a complex number of reasons – to say its just as easy as “get a job” is really a shameful oversight and being starkly hypocritical of everything the government spews forth from its venomous mouth. Sociological research which the government are so fond of using to back up their claims about the condition of British society and unemployment, trends and so forth, seems to conveniently erase these ‘complex reasons’ that prevent people from finding work. For instance, suddenly, under this current government regime, psychological factors no longer play a part. According to Cameron and his clowns, there is only one sickness according to their professional and collective prognosis – laziness! 
It has been said before, “what this country needs is more unemployed politicians”!

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Boycott Workfare – What Cyprus can learn from the actions of UK protesters

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by Paul Timms

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There is all kind of action going on around the world in opposition to government exploitation, mismanagement and corruption. Workfare, which has seen the government put in new legislation in England, which attempts to criminalize and deprive the unemployed and disabled of welfare benefits (which in effect many of them have earned the right to receive through paying national insurance and numerous different types of taxes – you can’t even die gracefully without paying an Inheritance Tax!) – and forces them to do so-called ‘volunteer work’. What it amounts to is another dirty trick by the government in the UK to get people to work for far less than a minimum wage. The same government that also imposed the new Bedroom Tax, which prevents, let’s say, someone offering a cheap room for somebody who is struggling to get by – this is now considered under this new regime, an unlawful act).
As has been witnessed, even the minority of protesters in England have the power. They have promised that if any of the charities or companies that take on this scheme which exploits the poor, and those unable to work (not forgetting that even if every job in England was filled there would still be around two million unemployed), those same organizations will be boycotted by the public, and effectively ‘shut down’. This kind of action would be even easier in Cyprus to ensure that the decisions that are made are of concern of the people, and not the soul interests of the EU, the Cypriot government, and what they think is good for the people. By joining the EU, colluding financially with the EU, and Greece over the past five years Cyprus has taken on a huge economic deficit and mounting debts, which will no doubt triple again in the next 5-8 years in the form of continued hyperinflation. Just in time for the EU or other dominant foreign power to step in and demand as payment our oil and gas reserves. This government has shown that it is incapable of leading the people and has REVOKED ITS RIGHT TO LEAD THEM!
Cyprus, like England and many countries in Europe (and this includes Trade Unions protesting in Brussels the home of the EU!), must fight even the most superficial decisions, which lead to any kind of dictatorial agendas and jeopardize so-called democracy –  a vague term whenever and wherever it has appeared as an event in history. Is it even relevant anymore and completely lost it context? I believe we need a new word, but perhaps I’ll leave this for now.
It is apparent by now if the reader has followed the events of the last five years in detail, that there is a bigger agenda. We must break that agenda, we must not be broken down piecemeal for the powers to take, and we must certainly not allow our own governments to do it. We must take action. We must SHUT IT DOWN!

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