Dialect – DWP leaking our data to private companies?
plus Flaws in the Job Centre complaints system
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This week Sabine McNeill talks about child snatching by the state. She has been to Holloway prison to visit an American woman who has been denied access to her son and is being kept in Holloway on what she believes are spurious immigration grounds. Looking closely at the business of ‘child snatching by the state’ and the secret ‘family courts’ that deny access to the public and bloggers such as Sabine. Seeing this as just one aspect of White Collar Crime. Should Adoption Agencies be run for profit when they are playing with peoples’ lives?
Discussion with local man Kazzer about his complaints to the Job Centre Plus about various New Deal and Work Programme private firms that attempt to help people into work. Leakage of personal private data via these companies which may be illegal under the data protection act. More to the point do these private advisers have any qualifications for the job and is public money being spent on The Work Programme being well spent or wasted? Is the real agenda a kind of bullying and why are people being encouraged to break the law by exaggerating the number of self-employed hours are being worked when claiming tax credits which they should not be doing. All this massaging the figures over the number of people unemployed.
Jason talks about the political fall of former twice LibDem leadership candidate Chris Huhne as well as possible anomalies, even rule-breaking, during the UWE Student Union elections.