General Election 2017 ... Clowns Day ?

Discuss news stories and political issues that affect carers.
Perhaps George would have crossed 1984 with Animal Farm to produce 2017 ?

Boxer ? Symbolic of ... carers perhaps ?

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This one certainly apt in the case of guide dogs and free travel ???

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" Must keep you caring , mustn't we ? "

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Carers pour scorn on Theresa May’s ‘patronising’ unpaid leave plan

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/pol ... eave-plan/

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The political circus and our supporting organisations are really doing a good job this year.

Their combined efforts are ensuring that virtually no carer will bother voting.

Waste of time in CarerLand ... always has been.

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The Lib Dems bus is very close to falling off the cliff
Several inches of dust on this one ... from CarerWatch ahead of the 2010 election :

Overheard At A Job Centre :

Morning Mr. ....... err ....... X.

Hi !

Let me see ..... ah , your application for Job Seekers Allowance.

Yes , I hope I've completed it correctly ?

Well ..... yes & no.

Any specific problem ?

Mmm .... your stated choice of job.

I've had plenty of experience of that , as a " Carer ".

A 'Carer'.

Yes , the 10 years gap in my work history.

Gap ..... surely as a 'Carer' , you either worked , or was self employed ?

Yes , as a 'Carer'.

Who employed you ?

The government.

A civil servant 'Carer' ?

Not exactly ...... the government paid me a work replacement wage.

Work replacement ?

Yes , carers allowance.

Carers allowance ? That's a benefit , not a wage.

Tell me about it !

Mmmm ..... doesn't fit. I have to amend this application form & put " unemployed " in that section.

Fair enough ..... but I was working ..... as a 'Carer'.

Can't have that , caring is not considered work.

Oka.......y , any other problems ?

Just one ...... the job you are seeking.

Yes ?

A shepherd ?

Yes , I gained plenty of experience of that as a 'Carer'.

How come ?

I had access to the internet , & joined several 'Carer' forums.

Ah , how long did you spend on the internet ? That would affect whether or not you qualified for carers allowance.

No problem there.

Go on , I'm interested.

Whilst monitoring 'Carer' forums , I noticed that many discussions were going nowhere.

Ain't that common with carers , never had a smile out of anyone of 'em ?

Well yes , if you were a 'Carer' , or had been , you'll understand.

Maybe , carry on ..... this shepherding thing.

Yes , discussions .... nobody had bothered to present any alternative ways to them ...... that is , before I arrived.

I'm getting there , very slowly.

Well , I invented a motif to reflect my own view on things , & set to work. I was welcomed onto a forum , & started to post my ideas.

Interesting , where did this shepherding come into it ?

Oh , for exercise , I walked down the road , & found a flock of sheep.

What's the connection ?

I noticed that in the three fields , shepherds were herding sheep into vans destined for the slaughter house.

How many shepherds ?

3 ..... one wearing a red faded hat almost pink , another yellow , the third blue fading to sky blue.

Mmmm .... go on.

Well , I thought to myself , why not try some of my ideas on them ..... after all , the same fate awaited them all ...... what was there to loose ?

You talked to sheep ?

Yes , each day , I went along to the fields , walked amongst the sheep , & tried them with some alternative views as to their fate.

Did it work ?

After 4 months , I didn't enter the field , just watched as the 3 shepherds herded the sheep.

What happened ?

Success ...... at least one sheep turned round , nodded his head , then turned back to accept his fate.

You call that success ?

For me ....... yes !


Fast forward 7 years and .... the same situation ?
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Meanwhile , back in the reality of CarerLand and CareeLand , it's business as usual :

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Queen says to Thersa. "Don't worry Theresa, it wasn't all your fault"