Well he's back, our rat faced overlord; the dull eyed and dull witted employment thug and capitalist extraordinaire, Chris fucking Grayling. This creature really does make my blood both run cold and boil at the same time. There's not many people I hate, but he's definitely one of them. A man in charge of not only ignoring both fact and wisdom, but of advocating blatant hypocrisy. A man happy to abuse the parliamentary expenses system (if only ethically - because these people make the rules in their favour anyway) but lecture the poor on their perceived obligations to his view of society; the Tory view where the poor are just serfs on their land. Same as it ever was.
Over the weekend he came out with this cock and bull, as reported in the Guardian. The nation says NO to workfare, but Grayling hears the opposite, emphatically. No doubt his corporate paymasters have cottoned on to how sweet the deal is for them (not for the slaves sent to these gulags) and are petitioning him to get them as many as their voracious corporate appetites can find. Feed me, Grayling! Like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors.
Not only that but anyone that signs off the dole in (perceived) anticipation of this nonsense is deemed to be 'gaming the system' - which I suppose is a subtle way of accusing them of benefit fraud. This from a man that could very easily be accused of exactly the same thing, and also happy to enjoy a property portfolio of buy to let (you know, that thing that fucks up communities and hikes up rents and causes Tories to oppose rent controls, fuckers). More people are being referred to state sanctioned servitude than to Grayling's beloved Work Programme! So there's work people could do for a wage clearly!
As a result of this another few million quid has been found to pay fr all this. Clearly Labour didn't spend all the money then; or perhaps that note was so big and heavy that it hid all this extra money the coalition magically finds for its batshit hateful schemes of social engineering.
The article even includes some dull witted nonsense alleged to come from the mouth of a young Jobseeker called Lee Sproat who has had some kind of epiphany about workfare. Initially adamant to refuse his sentence, he decided that instead it would be a good thing. Apparently this has directly led to him getting a job:
"The interviewer was quite impressed, [with] the fact that I'd done the voluntary work. [But] I didn't say, 'oh it was mandatory voluntary work'… but it was very positively taken at the interview."
Right, he didn't tell them it was MANDATORY. That makes a huge difference. Employers are impressed because it sounds as if the candidate made the effort to do something for himself (although not in my experience; no employer gave two shits after I worked at Oxfam for a while - they just hired people with 'proper' experience instead). None of this proves that workfare was the deciding factor in Sproat's subsequent employment, nor does the anecdote explain what the job is or who it's for. So this is just another gullible lad suckered into providing the government with its own publicity.
At the same time, it's been revealed that research into workfare demonstrates its uselessness:
"Thousands of jobseekers have been referred to a mandatory work scheme that has done nothing for their employment chances, has made them more likely to claim benefits in the long run, and may have had adverse consequences on their physical and mental health, government research has found."
Pretty damning you might think. So what does ratface want? That's right, he wants MORE workfare. So that means he's happy for all of that negative unhelpful life destroying shit to be heaped onto people he clearly doesn't give a stuff about, all so he and his cunt friends can carry on in the manner to which they have become accustomed. Correction: to which we have allowed them to become accustomed. That's the sad part in all this. We have the power, but of course, through media driven divide and rule, we don't use it, nor do we believe it a good thing to exercise it. People that do, those that campaign against workfare, etc, are branded as trots and scroungers.
An, but hold on, the Daily Fail has come to our hero's defence, with this stirling piece of shit. Apparently people are not only committing fraud to avoid the workfare schemes, but are working in the black economy. They are all working on the sly apparently. By way of proof, Grayling sat in on an interview with a young man at the jobcentre that had been working a 'few hours a week below the benefit threshold' at a local nightclub. A few hours? And he deserves your special attention Chris? As pointed out here the benefit threshold is a fiver, so again Grayling's arse is speaking on his behalf. Now why was this young man singled out for your attention? Did he have any say in whether Grayling sat in on this discussion, most likely causing a great deal of stress and with far reaching consequences? When was the last time we got to sit in on your discussions and examine them? According to the article the man was told he'd lose a week's money for missing his previous signing appointment (that'll learn him huh!). In return, and to Grayling's apparent astonishment, he shrugged: "Noone just shrugs if they lose a week's money!" says our hero, clearly demonstrating a lived-in knowledge of life on the dole. So obviously he's a fraudster, yes? Consequently what this feckless lollygagger needs is a stint working for nothing. That'll certainly help: unlike supporting that which he is doing that gives him some money (if any of this Nazi shit is remotely based in fact).
So here we have it, beyond the bluster of the figures quoted by the Mail, this is just a means to persecute perceived benefit fraud, even though benefit fraud is still a complete non-issue as the likes of Vodafone know full well...if you catch my drift.