Austin Allegro

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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from whocares in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    When I saw her I actually thought it was Lilly Allens giving a hard luck story about how all her wealth had disappeared because of Brexit or Tories or something.
    Sorry but I just don't care any more. These stories are designed to tug at the heartstrings of the guilty middle classes and to perpetuate the 'evil Tory austerity' myth.
    What the Mirror calls the 'brutal' universal credit scheme provides this woman over £300 a month (and she's probably getting other stuff as well like housing benefit). That is for doing nothing, and to which she has never contributed, and is paid for by taxpayers who work hard for their money.
    If people want to see real poverty they should watch the excellent videos of Bald and Bankrupt on Youtube. I was very moved by the story of an elderly man who lives alone in a run down shack in the Chernobyl radiation zone. He is the last person left in his village and all his family are dead. Pensions there are about 40 euros a month. A meal in a cafe costs about 1-2 Euros. Do the math. That's poverty and that's a white Christian in Europe.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from sbn in Smutty limericks.   
    A Lib Dem young lady called Jo
    Drew large crowds wherever she'd go
    The men were asked why;
    And all uttered this cry:
    'We just come for her jugs, doncher know!'
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from One percent in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    In what way has Britain been 'multi faith for thousands of years'? Only one faith was officially allowed from around the 7th century until 1829, even the Jews were expelled for 400 of the last 1000 years.
    It seems the case may have been more about incitement to violence (which is generally not an acceptable use of free speech) but if that is the case a judge should not go making politicised remarks like the one above, which suggest what the real motive for the prosecution was.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Shaneyson in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    In what way has Britain been 'multi faith for thousands of years'? Only one faith was officially allowed from around the 7th century until 1829, even the Jews were expelled for 400 of the last 1000 years.
    It seems the case may have been more about incitement to violence (which is generally not an acceptable use of free speech) but if that is the case a judge should not go making politicised remarks like the one above, which suggest what the real motive for the prosecution was.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from spunko in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    According to the article the money's going to some foodbank charity she uses, not into her pocket, so I guess somebody realised about the £16k limit as well. Or she could just be a genuinely generous person who wants to help others, I make no judgement.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from twocents in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    When I saw her I actually thought it was Lilly Allens giving a hard luck story about how all her wealth had disappeared because of Brexit or Tories or something.
    Sorry but I just don't care any more. These stories are designed to tug at the heartstrings of the guilty middle classes and to perpetuate the 'evil Tory austerity' myth.
    What the Mirror calls the 'brutal' universal credit scheme provides this woman over £300 a month (and she's probably getting other stuff as well like housing benefit). That is for doing nothing, and to which she has never contributed, and is paid for by taxpayers who work hard for their money.
    If people want to see real poverty they should watch the excellent videos of Bald and Bankrupt on Youtube. I was very moved by the story of an elderly man who lives alone in a run down shack in the Chernobyl radiation zone. He is the last person left in his village and all his family are dead. Pensions there are about 40 euros a month. A meal in a cafe costs about 1-2 Euros. Do the math. That's poverty and that's a white Christian in Europe.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from the gardener in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    When I saw her I actually thought it was Lilly Allens giving a hard luck story about how all her wealth had disappeared because of Brexit or Tories or something.
    Sorry but I just don't care any more. These stories are designed to tug at the heartstrings of the guilty middle classes and to perpetuate the 'evil Tory austerity' myth.
    What the Mirror calls the 'brutal' universal credit scheme provides this woman over £300 a month (and she's probably getting other stuff as well like housing benefit). That is for doing nothing, and to which she has never contributed, and is paid for by taxpayers who work hard for their money.
    If people want to see real poverty they should watch the excellent videos of Bald and Bankrupt on Youtube. I was very moved by the story of an elderly man who lives alone in a run down shack in the Chernobyl radiation zone. He is the last person left in his village and all his family are dead. Pensions there are about 40 euros a month. A meal in a cafe costs about 1-2 Euros. Do the math. That's poverty and that's a white Christian in Europe.
  8. Agree
    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Malthus in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    According to the article the money's going to some foodbank charity she uses, not into her pocket, so I guess somebody realised about the £16k limit as well. Or she could just be a genuinely generous person who wants to help others, I make no judgement.
  9. Lol
    Austin Allegro got a reaction from The Generation Game in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    I think that probably is the case in planned spit-roasts, but in this case it was a spontaneous thing, maybe they thought saying 'I'll go first while you wait outside' might kill the mood.
    Just when you think you know all there is to know about perversion something new pops up, as it were. I was looking at some of the pics of an attractive 'older lady' who I noticed on one of the threads here.
    I did an image search and found a fully clothed one, not at all dodgy. But it was part of some forum where men phone each other up and describe to each other what they are doing to said celebrity during an imaginary spit-roast!  What the...?? Is this even 'a thing'?
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from goldbug9999 in India   
    If only some western government could use its know-how and resources to run the place properly, the Indians would surely welcome that with open arms...oh, hang on...
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from gibbon in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    When I saw her I actually thought it was Lilly Allens giving a hard luck story about how all her wealth had disappeared because of Brexit or Tories or something.
    Sorry but I just don't care any more. These stories are designed to tug at the heartstrings of the guilty middle classes and to perpetuate the 'evil Tory austerity' myth.
    What the Mirror calls the 'brutal' universal credit scheme provides this woman over £300 a month (and she's probably getting other stuff as well like housing benefit). That is for doing nothing, and to which she has never contributed, and is paid for by taxpayers who work hard for their money.
    If people want to see real poverty they should watch the excellent videos of Bald and Bankrupt on Youtube. I was very moved by the story of an elderly man who lives alone in a run down shack in the Chernobyl radiation zone. He is the last person left in his village and all his family are dead. Pensions there are about 40 euros a month. A meal in a cafe costs about 1-2 Euros. Do the math. That's poverty and that's a white Christian in Europe.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from whitevanman in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    In what way has Britain been 'multi faith for thousands of years'? Only one faith was officially allowed from around the 7th century until 1829, even the Jews were expelled for 400 of the last 1000 years.
    It seems the case may have been more about incitement to violence (which is generally not an acceptable use of free speech) but if that is the case a judge should not go making politicised remarks like the one above, which suggest what the real motive for the prosecution was.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Heffalump in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    In what way has Britain been 'multi faith for thousands of years'? Only one faith was officially allowed from around the 7th century until 1829, even the Jews were expelled for 400 of the last 1000 years.
    It seems the case may have been more about incitement to violence (which is generally not an acceptable use of free speech) but if that is the case a judge should not go making politicised remarks like the one above, which suggest what the real motive for the prosecution was.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Fischer in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    Good idea but imagine the number of drongos that would kick off in shops and cause grief for working people and shop keepers when the system began to be implemented.
    I'm fed up with it all. As mentioned before, watch some of Bald and Bankrupt's videos for an idea of real poverty. One of his films in Moldova shows the absolute state of the place; the country has been systematically looted by corrupt officials so that now it looks like a colder version of an African tin pot dictatorship. Whatever our problems in the UK, we have nothing on that level. People in Britain have such amazing opportunities that the majority of the rest of the world can only dream of, yet so many people spend their time moaning about their lot and demanding more handouts.
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from stokiescum in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    Good idea but imagine the number of drongos that would kick off in shops and cause grief for working people and shop keepers when the system began to be implemented.
    I'm fed up with it all. As mentioned before, watch some of Bald and Bankrupt's videos for an idea of real poverty. One of his films in Moldova shows the absolute state of the place; the country has been systematically looted by corrupt officials so that now it looks like a colder version of an African tin pot dictatorship. Whatever our problems in the UK, we have nothing on that level. People in Britain have such amazing opportunities that the majority of the rest of the world can only dream of, yet so many people spend their time moaning about their lot and demanding more handouts.
  16. Agree
    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Great Guy in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    When I saw her I actually thought it was Lilly Allens giving a hard luck story about how all her wealth had disappeared because of Brexit or Tories or something.
    Sorry but I just don't care any more. These stories are designed to tug at the heartstrings of the guilty middle classes and to perpetuate the 'evil Tory austerity' myth.
    What the Mirror calls the 'brutal' universal credit scheme provides this woman over £300 a month (and she's probably getting other stuff as well like housing benefit). That is for doing nothing, and to which she has never contributed, and is paid for by taxpayers who work hard for their money.
    If people want to see real poverty they should watch the excellent videos of Bald and Bankrupt on Youtube. I was very moved by the story of an elderly man who lives alone in a run down shack in the Chernobyl radiation zone. He is the last person left in his village and all his family are dead. Pensions there are about 40 euros a month. A meal in a cafe costs about 1-2 Euros. Do the math. That's poverty and that's a white Christian in Europe.
  17. Agree
    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Frank Hovis in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    In what way has Britain been 'multi faith for thousands of years'? Only one faith was officially allowed from around the 7th century until 1829, even the Jews were expelled for 400 of the last 1000 years.
    It seems the case may have been more about incitement to violence (which is generally not an acceptable use of free speech) but if that is the case a judge should not go making politicised remarks like the one above, which suggest what the real motive for the prosecution was.
  18. Agree
    Austin Allegro reacted to stokiescum in You know who is in control by who you are not allowed to criticise   
    Multi faithed island for thousands of years has it my arse the judge needs educating on how tolerant our history regarding different religions realy is 
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from gibbon in Deluded Old Scrapper Birds On Dating Sites   
    IIRC the right to remain silent was removed under Thatcher or Major I think, ostensibly something to do with IRA I think.
    The Guardian I recall went absolutely apesh*t over it but seemed strangely quiet a few years later when Blair quietly got rid of double jeopardy (done so that the Stephen Lawrence case could  be re-opened).
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    Austin Allegro got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Wardrobes   
    That will look nice when you've plastered it! (only joking).
    I would just go to one of those big charity furniture shops and get a decent solid wood wardrobe (not chipboard). Either that or go on Ebay/Facebook loads of people will practically give wardrobes away if you pick them up.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Frank Hovis in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    I've always thought them a great idea because currently in most counties the only decent education has to be paid for.  One school I went too was notionally comprehensive but was actually a grammar school (dubbed SL - science and language) and a secondary modern (dubbed SP - social and practical I think) at the same time.  Everyone came together for assemblies and sports, form classes were entirely mixed and there was no rivalry or division at all between SL and SP but the actual teaching classes were separate.  Now that was a genuinely good idea - properly inclusive but also allowing kids to excel in subjects at which they were good.  I even did Latin there which shows how good it was (IMHO).  My mates were certainly a mixture of SL and SP though it was so unstated and unimportant that I would only be guessing if I said whcih were which.
    Loads of people from the generation above mine however have a huge chip on their shoulder about grammar schools (basically because they didn't get in) and start foaming at the mouth if the subject comes up.
  22. Agree
    Austin Allegro reacted to stokiescum in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    The majority won’t recover because they cannot possably earn has much has they get in benifits most of the country is on minimum wage
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Calcutta in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    Anyone mentioned grammar schools yet?
    Right now the quality of school a kid atteneds is roughly determined by how much of a shithole they grow up in. If a smart kid from a benefit ghetto does manage to get into a decent school he's probably going to get picked on for being poor.
    Grammar schools change that, offer a way out based on natural intelligence.
    But paying benefits on a card and only for essentials is the big game changer. Watch these mutants suddenly recover from their depression/anxiety.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Wight Flight in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    I would like all benefits to be handed out on a pre-paid debit card.
    This card could look and work like every other card around - so no 'stigma'.
    EXCEPT that it could only be used to pay for things that are zero rated for vat. Because that is what our Government has decided are essentials.
    If it attracts vat, you can't buy it. If you need it, lobby the government to change VAT or suck it up.
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    Austin Allegro reacted to Great Guy in Mum with just 14p to her name tells full story of desperate Universal Credit plight   
    In most parts of the world the poor simply don't get money from the government. I really don't have a lot of sympathy for someone that's never (?) worked and cant budget. 
    Part of growing up is dealing with the consequences of your actions...