Duncan Smith on anarchists & workfare

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Jun 28 2012 02:10
Duncan Smith on anarchists & workfare

This has been doing the rounds on social media...

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The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr Iain Duncan Smith): Early analysis shows that approximately half of participants are off benefit within 21 weeks of starting a work experience placement. I am delighted that, despite a campaign run by anarchists and members of the Labour party, just like hon. Gentlemen on the Benches opposite me, to try to blight the chances of these young people, employers continue to come forward to join this excellent scheme. Young people have overwhelmingly shown that they want this valuable experience by continuing to volunteer to do their part.

Mr Duncan Smith: I agree with my hon. Friend. One of the big problems we had was that some people, including the Labour party and those anarchists, have tried to stop those companies from doing that. I sometimes get confused as to who the anarchists are and who the Labour party members are when I look at the Opposition line-up, but the reality is that this is good for the young people who do it; it is good in terms of their experience; and they actually ask for it in the first place.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm120625/debtext/120625-0001.htm#12062515000005

Proof that standing outside shops causes big problems for capital and the state.

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Jun 28 2012 16:13

Proof, if proof be need be.

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Jun 28 2012 05:12

IDS seems to have a bit of a hang-up with anarchists. He's mentioned us before, not long ago, in regards to workfare protests.

Though I'd like to think he's worried about the threat we pose, I think it has more to do with him trying to tarnish Labour's reputation more than anything, as the word "anarchist" generally has a negative connotation with the wider public. I'm not sure Labour will be happy about being lumped together with anarchists.

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Jun 28 2012 07:46
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I'm not sure Labour will be happy about being lumped together with anarchists.

The feeling is mutual, I'm sure. grin

Who knows, maybe anarchism will replace the spectre of Militant as the anti-capitalist boogeyman in Parliament...

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Jun 28 2012 08:18

I too get a bit confused sometimes when trying see the difference between some anarchists and members of the Labour party.

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Jun 28 2012 09:03

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Jun 28 2012 10:18
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That is brilliant!

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Jun 28 2012 10:25

Can someone who is good at the internet please put Ed Miliband's face onto this pic?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92004956@N00/4977875325/lightbox/

Thanks smile

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Jun 28 2012 10:46

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Jun 28 2012 11:45

But I can clearly recognise Raw as the character in the middle of the second bench.

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Jun 28 2012 12:39

This seems appropriate...

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BURNING Fortnum and Mason to the ground is a more credible alternative to the budget cuts than Ed Miliband, a survey has found.

In the wake of Saturday’s anti-cuts flounce, 42% backed the government, 5% said ‘don’t know’ and 53% said they would like to set fire to an overpriced food shop and throw a breeze-block at a five star hotel.

Helen Archer, from Peterborough, said: “I’m an anarchist now. Like the Labour Party, anarchism is inherently destructive but at least it’s backed up with an actual set of ideas.

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Jun 28 2012 12:56
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Though I'd like to think he's worried about the threat we pose, I think it has more to do with him trying to tarnish Labour's reputation more than anything, as the word "anarchist" generally has a negative connotation with the wider public. I'm not sure Labour will be happy about being lumped together with anarchists.

Yeah, this seems like the more likely motivation to me. Can't wait for the fucking labourites bleating about how the anarchists are ruining everything by not playing nice, and how we're making the left look less credible (as if they fucking needed our help!).

I'd say it's a positive that IDS has mentioned us in connection with the anti-workfare campaign though, it's good for our profile even if it is just as a dig at Labour.

~J.

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Jun 28 2012 13:17
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I'd say it's a positive that IDS has mentioned us in connection with the anti-workfare campaign though, it's good for our profile even if it is just as a dig at Labour.

Yeah, I'd go along with that.

Here's an IDS soundbite from February, promoting anarchism again:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/690275-iain-duncan-smith-on-anarchists-opposing-workfare

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Jun 28 2012 13:35
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Though I'd like to think he's worried about the threat we pose, I think it has more to do with him trying to tarnish Labour's reputation more than anything,

BOLLOCKS! It is the establishment finally admitting that SolFed are a real fucking force to be reckoned with. That standing outside jobs is the real movement that abolishes the existing state of things.

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Jun 28 2012 13:54

Look upon our pamphlets, bosses, and tremble.

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Jun 28 2012 21:52

Get in there, proud to be an anarchist.

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Jun 29 2012 11:55

Duncan Smith was in Liverpool today and met some of those anti-workfare Labour anarchists. This sticker ended up on his car as he tried to get through.

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Jun 29 2012 12:15

So SolFed's strategy to beat workfare is for all SolFed members to put a sticker on every car in the world? confused

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Jun 29 2012 12:18

Whilst practising entryism in the Labour Party, that's right.

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Jun 29 2012 12:19

Must be difficult balancing that with the shop steward positions that their secret industrial strategy dictates they have to have.

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Jun 29 2012 12:21

I think the secret industrial strategy allows for facility time so long as its spent stickering all the cars.

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Jun 29 2012 12:24

They should wait until the workers spontaneously sticker all the cars with the stickers they designed in the works councils, tbh.

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Jun 29 2012 12:47

Ah Iain Duncan Smith, the quiet man yet ever the master of the stupid soundbite. If they change the boundaries and abolish his cosy monkhams/posho-bit-of-chingford based safe tory constituency next election by lumping it in with edmonton we might almost miss the cunt

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Jun 29 2012 13:29

Remember when IDS called unemployment a sin even though God worked for six days and has been resting ever since? Methinks he needs to go back to Sunday school.

Edit: Or just kill himself.

Desperate jobseeker sets himself alight outside Selly Oak jobcentre

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Jun 29 2012 16:57
Joseph Kay wrote:
Duncan Smith was in Liverpool today and met some of those anti-workfare Labour anarchists. This sticker ended up on his car as he tried to get through.

This is fucking awesome. AWESOME!

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Jun 29 2012 17:06

I always knew IDS was an Anarchist...

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Jun 29 2012 17:14

Full story is here : http://www.solfed.org.uk/?q=liverpool%2Fanarchists-and-trade-unionists-rattle-iain-duncan-smith-in-bootle

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Jun 29 2012 19:31

'and you've got cheap shoes!' hahaha

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Jun 29 2012 19:39

Yeah, I laughed my arse off at that bit too! smile

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Jun 29 2012 19:59

quality heckling in that video laugh out loud