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Magda Hassan
05-25-2014, 11:02 AM
An Exercise in Social Control – The REAL Agenda behind Benefit Fraud Campaigns 3 – May 25, 2014 (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/an-exercise-in-social-control-the-real-agenda-behind-benefit-fraud-campaigns-3/) / jaynel62 (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/author/jaynel62/)
This year to date, I’ve written two articles questioning the REAL agenda behind the Benefit Fraud Campaigns, the first (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/the-real-agenda-behind-benefit-fraud/) in January considered how Politicians use psychological coercion (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/the-just-world-fallacy/) to control us, whilst the second (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/the-real-agenda-behind-benefit-fraud-campaigns-with-spending/) in April, introduced the newly formed single fraud investigation service, (SFIS), “a cross Government strategy to reduce fraud and error” apparently costing £140 million (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277190/Touchbase_Feb14.pdf). In April I questioned whether the SFIS would prove to be value for money, particularly as according to DWP figures Fraud and Error has cost the Nation approximately £1 Billion for the past Eight Years?
Well it seems my concerns were justifiable, the latest figures in the DWP official Report (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311237/FEM_1314P.pdf)shows a significant rise in Fraud, although a minor decrease in Error:
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This situation is despite the DWP already having spent at least £296,726, just on campaigns (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/the-real-agenda-behind-benefit-fraud-campaigns-with-spending/) to reduce Fraud & Error; when the REAL costs to the DWP, the SFIS, Justice Department & the CPS are added, the amount of spending on reducing this £1Billion bill must be phenomenal.
Johnny Void (http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/fraud-and-error-in-benefits-system-at-record-high/) in his excellent post on this latest shambles by IDS said “This is a huge embarrassment to Iain Duncan Smith who is currently squandering almost a billion pounds in an attempt to halve benefit over-payments by next year. It is unsurprising that the DWP’s fraud and error strategy was this week given a red/amber rating (meaning it’s a fuck up) in the same Government report into major projects that revealed that Universal Credit has been ‘reset’. (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/23/universal-credit-reset-iain-duncan-smith)”
So that’s One Billion Pounds spending to reduce a One Billion Pound loss – Where is there any logic in this???
However you wouldn’t have thought any of the above existed if you relied solely upon the official press release from the DWP with Lord Fraud, Freud, claiming “Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support fraud and error overpayments are at their lowest recorded levels.” Yes once again we have Politicians making statements that are untrue and based upon erroneously used statistics and ignore reality; the fact is Council Tax is no longer included in DWP figures with the responsibility going to Local Authorities, and this Tax is equivalent to claimed drop in Fraud and Error “2% of overall welfare expenditure (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fraud-and-error-jobseekers-allowance-and-income-support-overpayments-at-lowest-levels-ever)“!
This persistent misrepresentation of information is how Politicians, and the media when it reports verbatim rather than investigates the Truth, is precisely how they use psychological coercion (http://www.theneurotypical.com/psychological_coercion.html)to manage our thinking; IDS, Freud and the rest have consistently -


Rejected alternate information and separate opinions
Devised Rules exist about permissible topics to discuss and
Ensured Communication is highly controlled.

it is for these reasons Debbie Sayers (http://ramblingsofafibrofoggedmind.wordpress.com/about/)and I decided it was time to follow up on our successful petition (http://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/our-petition-finally-goes-to-parliament/) of last year, this resulted in the Work & Pensions Committee calling IDS & Freud to answer for their Lies, and a report stating this social control through the misuse of statistics should cease. This time We are Demanding the Coalition ensures IDS, Freud and Co STOPS this blatant manipulation; we aim to show Parliament, the people will no longer tolerate this abuse, but you need to play your role - Sign the Petition (http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/house-of-commons-stop-ministers-spinning-statistics-accept-the-recommendations-of-select-committees-stop-ministers-spinning-dwp-statistics), tell your friends and families, share it on social media, blog it, do whatever, because unless we all tell Politicians & the Media, WE Will NO longer be Controlled it Will Continue.
This slow erosion of independent thought eats away out our psyche, leaving us unable to see the Truth and falling into the very trap set for us by those in Power, this is Not a World I want to live in?
Time For The Truth
To:
House Of Commons – Stop Ministers Spinning Statistics
Dame Anne Begg MP, Chair W&P Select
Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of Public Admin
Enforce the Recommendations of W&P Select of Use of DWP Statistics and Ensures Minsters and others present statistics in a way that is fair, accurate and “unspun”.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/house-of-commons-stop-ministers-spinning-statistics-accept-the-recommendations-of-select-committees-stop-ministers-spinning-dwp-statistics