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Crippen is confused about the sudden appearance of 7 billion pounds / 22 November 2010

Excuse me for seeming a little confused here, but hasn't the Prime Minister just been telling us how little money we have and that we're all going to have to tighten our belts and that Disabled people have to accept benefit cuts to the tune of 12 billion pounds ...?!

So, what's with this sudden appearance of seven billion that is going to be paid into the Irish banks as a token of the "particular economic relationship" that exists?

I suppose the key word here is 'economic'. This government has convinced itself that we are in effect 'useless eaters' and a terrible burden upon society - especially as most of us are supposed to be fiddling the system anyway - and that we are therefore far from being an economical asset!

You don't have to read between the lines any more. The ConDems are writing it large that unless we can contribute in a meaningful way (and for meaningful read productive) then we are a burden to their big society. You can almost hear the jackboots marching down Whitehall can't you!

So, perhaps we should invaded the Isle of Wight, set up an independent Cripdom, max out all of our credit cards, borrow even more money, and then we can ask the government for a nice big payout to get ourselves out of the red?!

Works for me.

Keywords: benefit cuts,cuts to services,disabled peoples movement,disabled peoples protest,nazi party atrocities towards disabled people,politics,useless eaters,wheelchair users,young disabled people

Comments

Crippen

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26 November 2010

A warm welcome to the fold Helly and thanks guys for your usual excellent standard of comments.

Now back on Face Book (Crippen page having been sabotaged!) under my real name 'Dave Lupton'.

:-)

Sue

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25 November 2010

Hmm all these disabled people complainiing again - let them eat potatoes!

vince laws

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24 November 2010

Don't worry Crippen, the banks are about to announce £7 billion in bonuses... and I'm sure they will want to donate that to the nation in gratitude for the help we gave them.... problem solved.

Helly Copeland

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24 November 2010

I have recently heard the name Crippen echoing around social networks but until today had no clue who or what it was...

Sent the link for here and was told I was in for a real treat...

Having just read this as the first post, have to say I likey!!

Your writing reflects what on everyones lips.

I look forward to indulging in your blog..

Shaun Johnson - via Face Book

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22 November 2010

The thing that confuses me here is that for ages the Tories & LieDems have been saying that they've got to savagely slash jobs and services because our country is on the verge of bankruptcy. Yet, not only can we easily bail out Ireland with $7billion, but we're bailing them out because they've nearly gone bankrupt because of their policy of savagely slashing jobs and services.....

Arty Farty

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22 November 2010

And you think you're confused!

Andrew Little - via Face Book

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22 November 2010

I'm (also) confused tonight. Isn't the UK economy supposed to be broke and we cannot afford to pay £137 million Mobility component of DLA to disabled people living in care homes, but somehow the government can find money to help bail out the Irish. Something does not add up somewhere?

Andrew Little - via Face Book

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22 November 2010

I stated that the Big Society was a big con the instant I heard the phrase. NoW it appears that it could become the micro-fizzle!