Category Archives: Video

Shall the British Prime Minister Please Stand Up?

What a shame there are so few comedians who can impersonate David Cameron! (does anyone remember Mike Yarwood regularly taking off a few of our members of parliament every Saturday night?). I’m sure that a lot of us remember that during the 70s & 80s we had so many of our MPs lampooned in the media – who could forget Spitting Image?

It seems that satire’s being suppressed in the mainstream right now – which is odd, considering we are supposed to have a free and unbiased media (yeah, right!).

Anyway, here’s a little clip we found on YouTube (and were searching for more, so send in your funnies!)

Employment & Support Allowance: Your Appeal

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

The Video the UK Government want banned….

Published: Jun 30, 2012

 
Sue Marsh wrote about a video by the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) that had been taken off YouTube again. The video was pulled after less than a week, on the orders of senior officials. Independent benefits expert Neil Bateman discovered that the video was taken down after employment minister Chris Grayling emailed the ministry complaining about it.
 

Why does Chris Grayling find the video offensive? Because it tells claimants:

 
They are twice as likely to win their appeal if they appear in person rather than having a paper hearing;
That the DWP doesn’t normally send a representative to the hearing;
To send additional evidence to the tribunal, when Grayling wants it sent to the DWP.