Esther gave the wrong message at Christmas

I READ the Globe Christmas message of Esther McVey, until recently disability minister and now employment minister, with complete disbelief.

Esther tells us ".. it's a time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas ... as well as remembering those who are less fortunate in need of care and support."

Yet as disability minister Esther stood shoulder to shoulder with Iain Duncan Smith as he introduced a vicious and unprecedented series of cunning plans to deny and cut benefits to the chronically sick and disabled.

Going further, the repeated misuse of statistics by the DWP to denigrate the disabled and unemployed, to justify the cuts, was strongly condemned in 2013 by the House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee.

Ms McVey has obviously not read the true Christmas message of the Archbishop of Canterbury this year.

"Where people are measured in their worth only by what they can produce, what economic value they have, then Christ is denied and our humanity is corrupted."

Professor D P Gregg (retired), Spital.

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12:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

woodyres2 says...

Well said, Prof. Gregg I totally agree with all you say.

This woman has no understanding (and indeed does not care) about the problems being experienced by families at the moment.

I am sure Ms. McVey celebrated a lovely Festive Season, all nice & cozy in her home, sadly many of her constituents did not !! Struggling to pay bills and relying on Foodbanks to live, I am sure their celebrations were not lavish !!
Well said, Prof. Gregg I totally agree with all you say. This woman has no understanding (and indeed does not care) about the problems being experienced by families at the moment. I am sure Ms. McVey celebrated a lovely Festive Season, all nice & cozy in her home, sadly many of her constituents did not !! Struggling to pay bills and relying on Foodbanks to live, I am sure their celebrations were not lavish !! woodyres2

10:06am Thu 9 Jan 14

uncatom says...

Well said Prof Gregg, and an excellent quote from the Archbishop of Canterbury, a government or a political party should be judged on the way it treats the people it alleges to represent, what we have at the moment is the Conservative PLC along with their junior business partners and some of their big business share holders who seem to think we pay our taxes for them to indulge themselves.

As to Ms. McVey having witnessed her performance on two occasions, talking over people after them having the courtesy of allowing her to speak, and the latest one in parliament in which she advocated the use of food banks, it appears her only function is to promote herself and her odious party, and not the people who elected her, a case of the tail wagging the dog.
Well said Prof Gregg, and an excellent quote from the Archbishop of Canterbury, a government or a political party should be judged on the way it treats the people it alleges to represent, what we have at the moment is the Conservative PLC along with their junior business partners and some of their big business share holders who seem to think we pay our taxes for them to indulge themselves. As to Ms. McVey having witnessed her performance on two occasions, talking over people after them having the courtesy of allowing her to speak, and the latest one in parliament in which she advocated the use of food banks, it appears her only function is to promote herself and her odious party, and not the people who elected her, a case of the tail wagging the dog. uncatom

1:05pm Fri 10 Jan 14

jeanielou says...

What else, other than hypocrisy, did you expect from this appalling woman?
What else, other than hypocrisy, did you expect from this appalling woman? jeanielou

5:55pm Fri 10 Jan 14

piermaster says...

jeanielou wrote:
What else, other than hypocrisy, did you expect from this appalling woman?
Spot on Jeanielou but this excuse of an M.P. must now know her days are numbered!!
I find it very strange that she thinks she has any chance of being elected in her current seat ever again
[quote][p][bold]jeanielou[/bold] wrote: What else, other than hypocrisy, did you expect from this appalling woman?[/p][/quote]Spot on Jeanielou but this excuse of an M.P. must now know her days are numbered!! I find it very strange that she thinks she has any chance of being elected in her current seat ever again piermaster

8:11pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ordinary personn says...

piermaster wrote:
jeanielou wrote: What else, other than hypocrisy, did you expect from this appalling woman?
Spot on Jeanielou but this excuse of an M.P. must now know her days are numbered!! I find it very strange that she thinks she has any chance of being elected in her current seat ever again
I'd like to think that you are correct BUT people vote for political parties and I suspect that Tory supporters will still vote for this odious woman.
[quote][p][bold]piermaster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeanielou[/bold] wrote: What else, other than hypocrisy, did you expect from this appalling woman?[/p][/quote]Spot on Jeanielou but this excuse of an M.P. must now know her days are numbered!! I find it very strange that she thinks she has any chance of being elected in her current seat ever again[/p][/quote]I'd like to think that you are correct BUT people vote for political parties and I suspect that Tory supporters will still vote for this odious woman. ordinary personn

10:31am Mon 13 Jan 14

jeanielou says...

Then the people who vote her back in deserve all they get!
Then the people who vote her back in deserve all they get! jeanielou

11:48am Mon 13 Jan 14

uncatom says...

jeanielou wrote:
Then the people who vote her back in deserve all they get!
Trouble is we all have to suffer, unless Cameron tires of her foot in mouth gibes and thinks perhaps his effort to promote women in the Tory party is not worth the effort and tells her "to calm down dear" still her bad manners, arrogance and her botched attempts to be a mini me Thatcher are an asset to the other parties.
[quote][p][bold]jeanielou[/bold] wrote: Then the people who vote her back in deserve all they get![/p][/quote]Trouble is we all have to suffer, unless Cameron tires of her foot in mouth gibes and thinks perhaps his effort to promote women in the Tory party is not worth the effort and tells her "to calm down dear" still her bad manners, arrogance and her botched attempts to be a mini me Thatcher are an asset to the other parties. uncatom

1:27pm Mon 13 Jan 14

jeanielou says...

All tory women he promotes are the same. Peroxide airhead chavs with not a brain cell between them.
All tory women he promotes are the same. Peroxide airhead chavs with not a brain cell between them. jeanielou

9:43pm Mon 13 Jan 14

brian bigbaz says...

I hope they all rot in hell. This government are an absolute disgrace. The devil in blue cameron and his band of merry brown tongues. Ur no Robin Hood more of a Robin B#####d
I hope they all rot in hell. This government are an absolute disgrace. The devil in blue cameron and his band of merry brown tongues. Ur no Robin Hood more of a Robin B#####d brian bigbaz

10:57am Tue 14 Jan 14

hobroW says...

I suspect Ms McVey's promotion is a thanks for past services, you get a minister's pension, Love David

The redistribution of boundaries gives Ms McVey small chance of re-election . Thereby she may be the expendable attack-dog required by the Coalition at the DWP.
I suspect Ms McVey's promotion is a thanks for past services, you get a minister's pension, Love David The redistribution of boundaries gives Ms McVey small chance of re-election . Thereby she may be the expendable attack-dog required by the Coalition at the DWP. hobroW

3:07pm Tue 14 Jan 14

benny07 says...

she & the rest are the true perverted scroungers,& SCUM,ITS GOING TO GET WORSE,A LOT WORSE IF WE LOSE OUR HUMAN RIGHTS,,THEY ALL SHOULD BE PROSICUTED UNDER THESE LAWS ASWELL AS ALL THE ABUSE LAWS,TODAY,NOT TOMORROW ,TODAY,THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW,THATS WHY THEY ARE TRYING TO GET IT SCRAPPED,,NOT TO PROTECT US FROM TERRORISTS,BUT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES,FROM PROSICUTION AT A LATER DATE,THERE SICK & UNJUST LAWS,ON THE MOST VUNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY,PAY THE PRICE EVERY DAY,,10.600 + PREMATURE DEATHS,& OVER 31000 MORE,!! OLDER PEOPLE HAVE DIED,IN 1 YEAR ONTOP,THIS IS GENOCIDE,MAKE NO MISTAKE,& THE TORYS MAKE NO APOLIGIES,PLEASE CHECK THESE FIGUERS,THEY ARE ALL CORRECT,& THIS INCREASES EVERY DAY,WHAT A SICK NASTY EVIL & VINDICTIVE BRITISH TORY/LIB GOVERMENT WE HAVE,BUT THANK GOD, NOT FOR MUCH LONGER,CRIMINALS THE LOT,ALL PARTIES..& WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK,TO PAY THE PRICE OF ALL THESE LOST SOULS.!!
she & the rest are the true perverted scroungers,& SCUM,ITS GOING TO GET WORSE,A LOT WORSE IF WE LOSE OUR HUMAN RIGHTS,,THEY ALL SHOULD BE PROSICUTED UNDER THESE LAWS ASWELL AS ALL THE ABUSE LAWS,TODAY,NOT TOMORROW ,TODAY,THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW,THATS WHY THEY ARE TRYING TO GET IT SCRAPPED,,NOT TO PROTECT US FROM TERRORISTS,BUT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES,FROM PROSICUTION AT A LATER DATE,THERE SICK & UNJUST LAWS,ON THE MOST VUNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY,PAY THE PRICE EVERY DAY,,10.600 + PREMATURE DEATHS,& OVER 31000 MORE,!! OLDER PEOPLE HAVE DIED,IN 1 YEAR ONTOP,THIS IS GENOCIDE,MAKE NO MISTAKE,& THE TORYS MAKE NO APOLIGIES,PLEASE CHECK THESE FIGUERS,THEY ARE ALL CORRECT,& THIS INCREASES EVERY DAY,WHAT A SICK NASTY EVIL & VINDICTIVE BRITISH TORY/LIB GOVERMENT WE HAVE,BUT THANK GOD, NOT FOR MUCH LONGER,CRIMINALS THE LOT,ALL PARTIES..& WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK,TO PAY THE PRICE OF ALL THESE LOST SOULS.!! benny07

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