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, 9:04 Fri Nov 16
UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says
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The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.

Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended a two-week fact-finding mission to the UK with a stinging declaration that levels of child poverty were “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”, even though the UK is the world’s fifth largest economy,

About 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty and 1.5 million are destitute, being unable to afford basic essentials, he said, citing figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He highlighted predictions that child poverty could rise by 7% between 2015 and 2022, possibly up to a rate of 40%.

“It is patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty,” he said, adding that compassion had been abandoned during almost a decade of austerity policies that had been so profound that key elements of the postwar social contract, devised by William Beveridge more than 70 years ago, had been swept away.

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Westham67 1:42 Mon Nov 19
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I used to drink the Ship and Shovel on the A13 . The Truckers used to come in on Friday bursting with all the stories of their week. We used to call them long distance bullshitters

Nurse Ratched 1:02 Mon Nov 19
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"...ON their own all day every day"


*swoons*

Plus bacon...

Westham67 12:51 Mon Nov 19
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Truckers can always tell where to get the best ,cheapest English breakfast, its a talking point as they are on there own all day everyday

Nurse Ratched 12:15 Mon Nov 19
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Oooh, skittles!

gph 12:14 Mon Nov 19
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You'd end up splatting as many people as joe does.

Nurse Ratched 11:42 Mon Nov 19
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Spandex makes this sound very appealing. Sod the pay cut.

Realistically, is this a job a fairly physically fit middle-aged female could do?

I suppose I would need to learn to drive first (I never bothered).

Also, will someone teach me to drive?

Ta.

Spandex Sidney 11:38 Mon Nov 19
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I really fancy HGV for my final career move, working on my own mostly would suit a unsocial tosser like me down to the ground.

Plus the kudos that people secretly wonder if you're a serial killer, what's not to like??

I think the average wage nationally is under £30k so money ain't too bad all things considered. Ten years ago I was selling my soul to Barclays for two and a half times that and it wasn't worth ten times that in all honesty.

Work in something you at least mildly enjoy with not too much stress and you are the richest man in the world as far as I'm concerned.

Joe is right, it's all about putting food on the table, nothing else.

Hammer and Pickle 10:47 Mon Nov 19
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Fork on and fork off

Westham67 10:45 Mon Nov 19
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mike hunt might contact you he needs a new I phone he gave his old one to a beggar,salt of the earth

joe royal 10:17 Mon Nov 19
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If anyone is looking at the 7.5 tonne job it’s in Grays and is a 7am start (usually) pallet work , forked on and forked off.

If you ever get a domestic delivery there is a tail lift and it’s ‘to the curb only’

Finish times are between 3 (unusual) and 6 (likely) This is mostly down to traffic and not the volume of work.

You need CPC , Digi card etc and it’s PAYE with holiday pay etc.

Who mail if interested .

Mike Oxsaw 10:07 Mon Nov 19
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overbyyer 9:15 Mon Nov 19

A simple "Yes" would have adequately provided all the information needed.

overbyyer 9:15 Mon Nov 19
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Mike Oxsaw 06.04

What a pathetic reply.

I'd prefer to pay £20 and wait for a week for delivery - you see I'm not one of society's needy fuckers, I'd prefer people to have a living wage based on viable working conditions.

Austerity will fail very soon and society will breath a sigh of relief.

Westham67 7:14 Mon Nov 19
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For Osborne the austerity monger The Party of Law Order BULLSHIT

'A lost generation': How austerity has created vacuum being filled by drug gangs exploiting children

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/stabbings-knife-crime-murders-uk-violent-drug-gangs-children-austerity-a8636071.html

joyo 6:27 Mon Nov 19
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Good point Mr Ox,but most people don't care only want to pay the bottom line,which is why we have so many shit cunt companies like Amazon,Uber,Air B&B etc etc

Mike Oxsaw 6:04 Mon Nov 19
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overbyyer 4:13 Sun Nov 18

So you'll be negotiating any future deliveries directly with a logistics company so that you can ensure that you pay the people who actually deliver your goods enough to live on i a style at least equal to that which you enjoy?

Westham67 4:03 Mon Nov 19
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Good answer, is that a yes or no on the 30K salary ?

mike hunt 3:42 Mon Nov 19
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Westham67 2:55 Sat Nov 17
yeha you may be able to buy an iphone for 50 quid , but you still have to feed it and the dog too

jfk 2:21 Mon Nov 19
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neilalex 1:38 Sun Nov 18
30 grand to do what probably amounts to a 10 hour day and as overbyer said bumping abour heavy white goods is fuck all for a load of ag,probably why there are loads of vacancies around.just a thought.

Westham67 12:00 Mon Nov 19
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I'm not trying to be Willtellesque but is 30k considered to be a good salary in the UK now ?

As mentioned lorry diving would be no fun as a job

Lertie Button 10:12 Sun Nov 18
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And all because of political ideology, an attempt to smash Labour's support base.
The irony is it will ultimately destroy the Tories and result in a left wing Labour government.
Lesson - never let public school boys run a county

overbyyer 4:15 Sun Nov 18
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But its all good as it counts as a decent job in a full-employment economy.

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