WikiWirral 17yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,029,934
Topics75,790
Members13,649
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs6
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
35 registered members (Beebz, 6 invisible), 1,188 guests, and404 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Overuse of packaging
by cools. 22nd Jan 2021 4:40pm
Good Grief, Mr.Starmer !
by granny. 20th Jan 2021 11:59pm
This guy . . .
by GaryFromWirral. 18th Jan 2021 2:47pm
Cat needing good home
by muzzy2. 8th Jan 2021 2:03pm
New Wirral History
4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge.
by mikeeb. 23rd Jan 2021 3:43pm
Pandh Travel
by RawtenstallBus. 22nd Jan 2021 8:35pm
Hardings (Wirral) Birkenhead
by RawtenstallBus. 22nd Jan 2021 8:31pm
Hardings (Wirral) Birkenhead
by RawtenstallBus. 22nd Jan 2021 8:28pm
Gladstone Street
by Chevi. 6th Jan 2021 8:39pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
New Meseyrail trains
by pacef8. 26th Jan 2021 5:53pm
Those flyovers!
by Excoriator. 26th Jan 2021 3:12pm
A Turkish version similar to Game of thrones query
by bert1. 26th Jan 2021 12:14pm
Horses Killed
by granny. 26th Jan 2021 9:06am
Free logs wanted
by fish5133. 25th Jan 2021 7:10pm
Bert assistance My Grandad
by MissGuided. 25th Jan 2021 7:05pm
Gladstone Street
by MissGuided. 25th Jan 2021 6:13pm
What song are you listening to?
by granny. 25th Jan 2021 12:48pm
258 Star Hotel 379 New Chester Road Rock Ferry
by diggingdeeper. 24th Jan 2021 5:04pm
January
M T W T F S S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rating 5
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene #1004690
18th Mar 2016 2:41pm
18th Mar 2016 2:41pm
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,235
Wirral
Mark Offline OP

Wiki Master
Mark  Offline OP

Wiki Master
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,235
Wirral
Pressure is mounting on George Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability benefits as a growing number of Tories express concerns about their impact.
Up to 640,000 people could have support for aids and appliances used for daily tasks either scaled back or removed.
One MP said Personal Independence Payments (PIP) were a "lifeline" while a minister said the policy was a "self-inflicted presentational problem".
George Osborne has insisted the "most vulnerable" will still be protected.
The chancellor said the overall disability budget "is going up" and ministers would be talking to colleagues and disability charities to "make sure we get this absolutely right".
'All over the place'
Labour said the cuts in support, announced last week and included in the Budget, were "shameful" and they would be forcing a vote in the House of Commons as soon as possible.
The government's slender majority means they could potentially block the plans with the support of Tory rebels and the SNP, which is also against the changes to Personal Independence Payments.

Read More : Click Me


My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile
Google Ads
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004709
18th Mar 2016 7:30pm
18th Mar 2016 7:30pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,262
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Master
casper  Online Content
Forum Master
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,262
wallasey
Cameron, we are doing the right and proper thing looking after the most vulnerable in our society ( but only because we've been pushed into it) damage limitation, things are starting to unravel,Gideon has jumped the gun. smack

Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004715
18th Mar 2016 9:02pm
18th Mar 2016 9:02pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,650
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,650
Wirral
Yeh ! yipee Ian Duncan Smith has resigned

Best news this year...... clap


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004717
18th Mar 2016 9:08pm
18th Mar 2016 9:08pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,887
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,887
Birkenhead
Let the mud slinging begin smile


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004718
18th Mar 2016 9:11pm
18th Mar 2016 9:11pm
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
RUDEBOX Offline
Wiki Master
RUDEBOX  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
Oh yes.

First the U turn and now this!!!!!! Made up grin


Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn

Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: granny] #1004721
18th Mar 2016 9:34pm
18th Mar 2016 9:34pm
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,235
Wirral
Mark Offline OP

Wiki Master
Mark  Offline OP

Wiki Master
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 21,235
Wirral
Originally Posted by granny
Yeh ! yipee Ian Duncan Smith has resigned

Best news this year...... clap


withthat


My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004722
18th Mar 2016 9:58pm
18th Mar 2016 9:58pm
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
RUDEBOX Offline
Wiki Master
RUDEBOX  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
After reading his resignation letter I do not for one second believe that he has grown a heart!!

Eye on Leadership.


Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn

Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004727
18th Mar 2016 11:07pm
18th Mar 2016 11:07pm
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
RUDEBOX Offline
Wiki Master
RUDEBOX  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 19,446
Here.
Virtual Facebook party going on. Not on pute so cannot copy and paste the link.

Just Facebook search 'Iain Duncan Smith Resignation party' to join the Fun


Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn

Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: RUDEBOX] #1004738
19th Mar 2016 9:59am
19th Mar 2016 9:59am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,262
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Master
casper  Online Content
Forum Master
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,262
wallasey
I think your right Rude, all is not as it appears, ulterior motives, strange things happen when thieves fall out, why leave things to the very last minute? he has presided over some of the most vicious attacks on the poor and disabled in modern History, and now decides he has a conscience and is doing right for the country, these people only think of themselves, more like the knives are out for self preservation.

Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004742
19th Mar 2016 11:22am
19th Mar 2016 11:22am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Wirral
Well if the welfare budget is to be brought under control,(and it HAS to be) then ANYONE who takes on that job , is going to be hated - its a poisoned chalice. Look what happened to Labour's Frank Field, and I believe he is-with the odd hiccup-- a basically a good genuine man)

Although I havent agreed with all that IDS has done , I do think he was genuinely wanting to make the system fairer. I believe wrong research information led him to make cuts in the wrong places , and frustratingly he couldnt touch pensions or child benefit to even things out. Not saying hes whiter than white but I dont think he's as bad as people think and I do believe he thinks Osbournes latest move is a cut too far.




Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004805
20th Mar 2016 1:03am
20th Mar 2016 1:03am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,887
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,887
Birkenhead
IDS was revelling in being able to achieve the unachievable by making massive cuts in areas nobody feared tread, perhaps the reality of destroying lives has actually hit him, perhaps not. I doubt if we'll ever properly find out who was setting the targets:- IDS, Osbourne or Cameron.

An FOI request has gone through the appeals and finally is about to be released which will possibly show some of what went on over Universal Credit.

Its amazing that ONLY just over 200,000 people (Feb 2016) are actually on UC, it has not scaled up anywhere near the figures that we were led to believe. 80,000 in-work and 120,000 unemployed in round terms, so about 7% of the unemployed are on UC

Lord Ashcroft is having a thinly disguised poke at Cameron ...

Quote
In history we had empires so emperors ruled. Then we had kingdoms so kings ruled. Now we are just a country...


While I'm on figures, there are about 2 million EU migrant workers and 1.2 million non-EU migrant workers so about 10% of our workforce are non UK citizens.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004806
20th Mar 2016 1:24am
20th Mar 2016 1:24am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,650
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,650
Wirral
IDS is a liar. So to believe anything that comes forth from him, is very difficult.
He may be campaigning for Brexit, but he can go back to Scotland with the rest of them so far as I'm concerned. All he ever did was by default and as Leader of the Tories in 2001, he had no credentials worthy of the job.

He has lived off the back of his father ,mother and ancestors to move in big places and as he only spent 6 yrs in the army (we were once, led to believe it was almost a long career)the following would indicate that he never had much staying power for anything. Give up when the water gets too hot...so to speak.
I'm glad he has gone.

quote:

Controversy over qualifications

According to the BBC, Duncan Smith's biography on the Conservative Party website and his entry in Who's Who originally stated that he had studied at the University of Perugia in Italy. A BBC investigation in 2002 found this statement to be untrue.[8] In response to the BBC story, Duncan Smith's office stated that he had in fact attended the Universitą per Stranieri, a different institution in Perugia, for a year.[8] He did not complete his course of study, sit exams, or gain any qualifications there. Duncan Smith's biography, on the Conservative Party website, also stated that he was "educated at Dunchurch College of Management" but his office later confirmed that he did not gain any qualifications there either, that he completed six separate courses lasting a few days each, adding up to about a month in total.[8] Dunchurch was the former staff college for GEC Marconi, for whom Duncan Smith worked in the 1980s






Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: granny] #1004807
20th Mar 2016 7:33am
20th Mar 2016 7:33am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,262
wallasey
C
casper Online content
Forum Master
casper  Online Content
Forum Master
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,262
wallasey
He sounds like the classic cuckoo in the nest granny, Insidious Duncan Smith

Last edited by casper; 20th Mar 2016 7:34am.
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004826
20th Mar 2016 11:26am
20th Mar 2016 11:26am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,650
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,650
Wirral
A the end of the day, we can't believe any thing.

As I watched the budget this week, and as George Osborn was giving his speech, the BBC clearly gave a view of Iain Duncan Smith, standing and watching Osborne as he delivered the budget.

However, IDS has told Andrew Marr this morning, that the picture was not of him on that day, as he wasn't even there for the budget, he was at a funeral !!

So, BBC are also VERY questionable with the reports and visual impacts they must falsely create for the benefit of their own spin. How disgusting, and we have to wonder how far they are responsible for so much aggravation in this country. It should be challenged at the highest level. We never seem to get the complete truth, only what media wish us to know and they twist our ability to form an honest opinion, even down to the live broadcasts !! How very clever of them.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Osborne to rethink £4bn in cuts to disability bene [Re: Mark] #1004834
20th Mar 2016 12:30pm
20th Mar 2016 12:30pm
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 211
wirral
palemoon Offline
Addict
palemoon  Offline
Addict
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 211
wirral
I watched him on the Andrew Marr show. He came across as ok to me. Resigned for the right reasons and no sign of any hidden agenda.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
New Meseyrail trains
by Excoriator. 26th Jan 2021 3:16pm
Those flyovers!
by Excoriator. 26th Jan 2021 3:12pm
A Turkish version similar to Game of thrones query
by derekdwc. 26th Jan 2021 11:46am
Sorry, you are not logged in.
by mikeeb. 24th Jan 2021 12:38pm
4mph speed limit over the Penny Bridge.
by mikeeb. 23rd Jan 2021 3:43pm
For Sale & Free
Free logs wanted
by Boots. 18th Jan 2021 7:48pm
Women's LFC Top - Price Drop
by Julie64. 16th Jan 2021 6:13pm
Women's LFC Top
by Julie64. 14th Jan 2021 9:53pm
AQUARIUM
by lincle. 8th Jan 2021 10:47am
kids boots used size 6
by gerry1. 6th Jan 2021 4:22pm
Member Spotlight
_Ste_
_Ste_
The Bronx
Posts: 16,291
Joined: August 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
RawtenstallBus, Martin1189, Gibsonhouse, tinapeas, Lambretta150
13649 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
arsenal (75)
New Wirral Info
Free parking
by cools. 20th Jan 2021 9:14pm
Nervous Nelly?
by Excoriator. 15th Jan 2021 5:38pm
Visiting the tip - opinions?
by Greenwood. 9th Jan 2021 5:25pm
covid & cold
by lincle. 7th Jan 2021 9:25am
Coastal views
by rossie. 31st Dec 2020 9:01pm
News : New Topics
New Meseyrail trains
by Excoriator. 26th Jan 2021 3:16pm
Those flyovers!
by Excoriator. 26th Jan 2021 3:12pm
Horses Killed
by granny. 17th Jan 2021 3:29pm
Donald Chump
by mikeeb. 10th Jan 2021 1:39pm
Eleccy Off in Oxton
by diggingdeeper. 3rd Jan 2021 8:31pm
New Enthusiast Forums
A Turkish version similar to Game of thrones query
by derekdwc. 26th Jan 2021 11:46am
The Co-op Ghoul
by Erainn. 11th Jan 2021 1:54pm
Toyah . .
by GaryFromWirral. 10th Jan 2021 1:39pm
Wirral Covid
by diggingdeeper. 4th Jan 2021 2:59am
Wildlife
by cools. 31st Dec 2020 2:21pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 8:03am
Sunset Wed 4:46pm
Local Time Wed 1:39am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1