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Desperate jobseeker sets himself alight outside Selly Oak jobcentre

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by teqniq, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    What is says in the title:

    :(

    Doesn't seem to be anything in the mainstream media...

    http://www.birminghammail.net/news/...vr.it&utm_medium=twitter#.T-2I4cRWB-c.twitter
  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :(
    so it begins
  3. 8ball

    8ball Rusty Spoons...

  4. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    Dear god that is awful, poor, poor man :(
  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    lovely first comment too :facepalm:
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Md dad was going to kill himself outside the exeter doctors they sent him to when they were driving him off DLA.
  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat roast fishco and cornbread

    Fuck.

    Don't tell IDS - he might decide that one -off suicide grants are more cost effective than benefits...
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  8. _angel_

    _angel_ pamphlet militancy

    This sort of thing :(?

    Divide and rule works.
  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah and the "oh he'll be on disability benefit too now!" :(
    cretinous lapping up of the gov/media propaganda
    e2a - oh they've removed it! 'under review'
    had 160 odd thumbs down
  10. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Selly Oak's only 10 mins down the road from me, fucking awful. :(
  11. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    The only surprise about this story is that it doesn't happen more often
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  12. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    I am so enraged by the comments I am signing up.
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    had it open in another window
  14. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

    Individual circumstances - remember the TCR standoff a few weeks ago over the HGV thing.

    Drip, drip - but don't expect a big rush.
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  15. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  16. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Now is the time for every dirty lousy tramp to arm themselves with a revolver or a knife and lie in wait outside the palaces of the rich and stab or shoot them to death as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination and without pity.

    Who could blame them?
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  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat roast fishco and cornbread

    You are Ian Duncan Smith and I claim my prize
  19. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    There's a fuller quote where she starts "If you are thinking of committing suicide then..."
  20. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

    It's the rationality of that quote that gets me. A nation of Winston Smith's - determined to intellectually defeat something far more dark and tumultuous than they will ever experience, set on belittling and dismissing those who actually suffer permanent emotional, mental and physical turmoil as beneath acceptable. Just wait until it's them.
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Have you go it there?
  22. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Some of the nastier comments have evidently been reported; they have been removed and are 'under review'
  23. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    no i just tried to find it on the net but it's not there. it might be in Dynamite!
  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Just checked in there using the index. Not there as afar as i can see, will flick through the biography after the cricket - looks like one we need to dig out.
  25. lighterthief

    lighterthief Well-Known Member

    Lot of detail missing in that article.
  26. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

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  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Got the main ones in though don't you think?
  28. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

  29. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  30. lighterthief

    lighterthief Well-Known Member

    Not regarding motive, no.

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