The Domination Begins… Politicoid Gets Published!

my article_thumbThings have been pretty hectic on my end here this week, so I’ve been a bit neglectful of my fine and loyal readers. Let me give you a bit of an update on what’s been going down at politicoid over the last week.  Readership is growing exponentially, so that is obviously wicked. Sadly, I haven’t had time to write a huge amount as I have been working my ass off at the day job, and I kind of burned myself out.

The main news this week is relating to politicoidal blogospheric domination. First, my articles on the hydraulic fracturing issue were published on www.frackfreedorset.com, so people are starting to hear the word – and believe it. Continue reading

It’s The End Of Workfare As We Know it, and I Feel Fine. Welfare Reform Pt.II

welfare_2478950bcaitSome time ago, around the inaugruration of the ConDem coalition, I wrote about the the potential of the new governments Universal Credit scheme and the looming Workfare programme. Well, finally I have got round to continuing the analysis now that we have had a couple of years to see how it has all panned out. Shockingly enough the answer is: not very well.

The coalition’s workfare scheme has been one of the government’s most high profile policy directives since they came to power. On the face of it, the idea sounds great. Continue reading