Call for discounted internet tariff for East Lancashire social housing residents

ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing.

He was speaking during a House of Commons debate on universal credit and welfare reform on Tuesday.

In a question directed at minister for work and pensions Iain Duncan Smith he said: “Although figures vary, you will be aware that the vast majority of people living in social housing have no access to the internet.

“Will he explore the possibility of a social housing broadband tariff to enable those who want to claim their benefits online to do so?”

In response, Mr Duncan Smith said: “Absolutely right. That is exactly what we are trying to do.”

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11:33pm Thu 13 Sep 12

oracle999 says...

“Will he explore the possibility of a social housing broadband tariff to enable those who want to claim their benefits online to do so?”

Nice one, let's give them something else for free/cheap so,they can claim easier ....if it was up to me you would get a daily allowance that would be collected in person at 6am every day.

Genuine people In need excluded of course, we should look after the afflicted, I'm talking about the parasites
“Will he explore the possibility of a social housing broadband tariff to enable those who want to claim their benefits online to do so?” Nice one, let's give them something else for free/cheap so,they can claim easier ....if it was up to me you would get a daily allowance that would be collected in person at 6am every day. Genuine people In need excluded of course, we should look after the afflicted, I'm talking about the parasites oracle999

11:47pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Pommie Art says...

ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing.

This man must be some form of a Human "Cabbage", why would anybody want to go to work if the government gave discounts for people living in social housing & at present getting very good handouts for free. your suggestion is simply pathetic: Jake you need to get a real Job mate.
ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing. This man must be some form of a Human "Cabbage", why would anybody want to go to work if the government gave discounts for people living in social housing & at present getting very good handouts for free. your suggestion is simply pathetic: Jake you need to get a real Job mate. Pommie Art

11:56pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Info-warrior says...

ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing.

And who is going to fund the hardware needed to hook up to his almost free internet..? Or is there a plan to hand out free laptops for benefits users..?
ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing. And who is going to fund the hardware needed to hook up to his almost free internet..? Or is there a plan to hand out free laptops for benefits users..? Info-warrior

12:18am Fri 14 Sep 12

Pommie Art says...

I just cannot believe this mans suggestions,(Jake Berry) he must be away with the fairy's,
suggesting free Internet or heavily discounted internet accounts. what would the working people living near to these people think of this Pathetic scheme.
I bet the residents applying for this discount must think Hell its Xmas time early.????
I just cannot believe this mans suggestions,(Jake Berry) he must be away with the fairy's, suggesting free Internet or heavily discounted internet accounts. what would the working people living near to these people think of this Pathetic scheme. I bet the residents applying for this discount must think Hell its Xmas time early.???? Pommie Art

3:55am Fri 14 Sep 12

icannotrace says...

What next a discounted Sky subscription? Oh sorry they all have Sky already don't they? Can't they all access the internet on their mobiles anyway? There doesn't seem to be any shortage of smart phones amongst the poor and downtrodden.
What next a discounted Sky subscription? Oh sorry they all have Sky already don't they? Can't they all access the internet on their mobiles anyway? There doesn't seem to be any shortage of smart phones amongst the poor and downtrodden. icannotrace

6:31am Fri 14 Sep 12

bfcbez says...

I wonder why I go out and work, I really do. Think I might quit my job, stay at home, drink all day, smoke all day, breed relentlessly and the system will again make it easy for me to do so! I wonder how long it will be before these people living in social housing will have new computers, games consoles and the like to take advantage of this cheap Internet and I wonder who will have to pay for them?
I wonder why I go out and work, I really do. Think I might quit my job, stay at home, drink all day, smoke all day, breed relentlessly and the system will again make it easy for me to do so! I wonder how long it will be before these people living in social housing will have new computers, games consoles and the like to take advantage of this cheap Internet and I wonder who will have to pay for them? bfcbez

6:50am Fri 14 Sep 12

woolywords says...

I nearly choked on my Coco pops reading this farcical article.
Surely the idea is to get these people up and out of bed in a morning, 'actively seeking work' and not laying in bed, ordering free delivery of beer, fags and food online?
I nearly choked on my Coco pops reading this farcical article. Surely the idea is to get these people up and out of bed in a morning, 'actively seeking work' and not laying in bed, ordering free delivery of beer, fags and food online? woolywords

7:02am Fri 14 Sep 12

Common_Sense1 says...

Is this man for real? What a complete joke. If they want to use the Internet get up at 9am and go use the free computers in their local library rather than once again lying at home expecting something for free!
Is this man for real? What a complete joke. If they want to use the Internet get up at 9am and go use the free computers in their local library rather than once again lying at home expecting something for free! Common_Sense1

7:10am Fri 14 Sep 12

wrigglers says...

Thats great now all the parasites can sign up to plenty of fish and meet jezza clients and breed like rabbits with there own kind creating more kids for the state to pick up the tab for. Great idea.
Thats great now all the parasites can sign up to plenty of fish and meet jezza clients and breed like rabbits with there own kind creating more kids for the state to pick up the tab for. Great idea. wrigglers

7:19am Fri 14 Sep 12

alf-abett says...

What a total thicko! talk about cheap vote catching it just shows once again that the minority will get what they want for doing nothing in return, I am not going too reiterate the comments made above but just say "remember this Plonker at voting time. Gob in gear b/4 engaging brain.
What a total thicko! talk about cheap vote catching it just shows once again that the minority will get what they want for doing nothing in return, I am not going too reiterate the comments made above but just say "remember this Plonker at voting time. Gob in gear b/4 engaging brain. alf-abett

7:38am Fri 14 Sep 12

Rosie's mum says...

What more freebies, I suppose they can hook it all up to the large flat screen telly that everyone seems to have. Where does it end, free line rental? Free internet security so the claim form cant be hacked lol. Money for the extra leccy running cost etc?
What more freebies, I suppose they can hook it all up to the large flat screen telly that everyone seems to have. Where does it end, free line rental? Free internet security so the claim form cant be hacked lol. Money for the extra leccy running cost etc? Rosie's mum

8:00am Fri 14 Sep 12

Keith Myath says...

Well, this bloke has certainly managed to generate a unanimous public opinion! Don't play poker with Jake Berry; he's already got a full house!
Well, this bloke has certainly managed to generate a unanimous public opinion! Don't play poker with Jake Berry; he's already got a full house! Keith Myath

8:16am Fri 14 Sep 12

nonjob says...

When a conservative MP is dreaming up such absurd nonsense, you know the country is in big trouble.
When a conservative MP is dreaming up such absurd nonsense, you know the country is in big trouble. nonjob

8:18am Fri 14 Sep 12

superfly agaric says...

Info-warrior wrote:
ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing.

And who is going to fund the hardware needed to hook up to his almost free internet..? Or is there a plan to hand out free laptops for benefits users..?
They already hand out free laptops - you just have to pretend you're going to go to college. I know this as I have bought several from the various pawnbrokers of the area - brand new in the box.
The pawnbrokers tell me that they get hundreds - I never pay more than £200 so they must sell/pawn them for £100 - £150.
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: ROSSENDALE and Darwen MP Jake Berry has called on the Government to look into a discounted internet tariff for people living in social housing. And who is going to fund the hardware needed to hook up to his almost free internet..? Or is there a plan to hand out free laptops for benefits users..?[/p][/quote]They already hand out free laptops - you just have to pretend you're going to go to college. I know this as I have bought several from the various pawnbrokers of the area - brand new in the box. The pawnbrokers tell me that they get hundreds - I never pay more than £200 so they must sell/pawn them for £100 - £150. superfly agaric

8:28am Fri 14 Sep 12

S4AWX100 says...

Shadsworth estate one day,then this idea the day after,you could not make it up.
Shadsworth estate one day,then this idea the day after,you could not make it up. S4AWX100

8:42am Fri 14 Sep 12

LoobyLou369 says...

Is this guy for real??????!!!!!

When on earth are the government going to realise that throwing free things at people who refuse to work is what is making a **** hole of this country!!!!

When are genuine people who work for aliving going to get something back eh???

May aswell go the whole hog and give them 30 grand a year for watching jeremy kyle, free food vouchers and pay their bills for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This country is a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!
Is this guy for real??????!!!!! When on earth are the government going to realise that throwing free things at people who refuse to work is what is making a **** hole of this country!!!! When are genuine people who work for aliving going to get something back eh??? May aswell go the whole hog and give them 30 grand a year for watching jeremy kyle, free food vouchers and pay their bills for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This country is a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!! LoobyLou369

10:38am Fri 14 Sep 12

davemcb says...

Couldn't the couch potatoes waddle down to the nearest library to use the Internet for free? They've got rid of most of the books so that people can play games on 'puters all day and watch the cricket. Surely the gargoyles and scroungers don't need even more excuse not to get off their behinds?
Couldn't the couch potatoes waddle down to the nearest library to use the Internet for free? They've got rid of most of the books so that people can play games on 'puters all day and watch the cricket. Surely the gargoyles and scroungers don't need even more excuse not to get off their behinds? davemcb

3:37pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Major Tom says...

so that will be another 1in3 homes subsidzed in darwen n blackbun if it gets passed. every home should be online n taxed like tv tax is.
so that will be another 1in3 homes subsidzed in darwen n blackbun if it gets passed. every home should be online n taxed like tv tax is. Major Tom

4:35pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Bacupbloke says...

What an enormous Plonker. This month he has already spoken about the Nutters and now shows that he is Nutter number one. He is nuttier than our previous useless MP and that is some going. But don't just post a message here. Write to him at House of Commons and better still get your Labour councillors to write in protest as well. Oops, forgot, they support skiving scumbags. So who can we vote for next time? No-one.
What an enormous Plonker. This month he has already spoken about the Nutters and now shows that he is Nutter number one. He is nuttier than our previous useless MP and that is some going. But don't just post a message here. Write to him at House of Commons and better still get your Labour councillors to write in protest as well. Oops, forgot, they support skiving scumbags. So who can we vote for next time? No-one. Bacupbloke

5:40pm Fri 14 Sep 12

lwg76 says...

Not much different to the Governments Policy of Giving Discounted High Speed Internet to those who are lucky enough and rich enough to enjoy the Rural Idyll in what is left of Our Villages.
Not much different to the Governments Policy of Giving Discounted High Speed Internet to those who are lucky enough and rich enough to enjoy the Rural Idyll in what is left of Our Villages. lwg76

5:41pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I'm sick of working all week, can some one tell me how I get free internet a 50'' TV X-box Sky new trainers and loads of money and a free house. Where did I go wrong :( I'm becoming an Alcoholic and a Cannabis Addict will that do the trick?
I'm sick of working all week, can some one tell me how I get free internet a 50'' TV X-box Sky new trainers and loads of money and a free house. Where did I go wrong :( I'm becoming an Alcoholic and a Cannabis Addict will that do the trick? Michael@ClitheroeSince58

6:59pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
I'm sick of working all week, can some one tell me how I get free internet a 50'' TV X-box Sky new trainers and loads of money and a free house. Where did I go wrong :( I'm becoming an Alcoholic and a Cannabis Addict will that do the trick?
Oh and a dog called Tyson That drinks stella and does Bubble
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: I'm sick of working all week, can some one tell me how I get free internet a 50'' TV X-box Sky new trainers and loads of money and a free house. Where did I go wrong :( I'm becoming an Alcoholic and a Cannabis Addict will that do the trick?[/p][/quote]Oh and a dog called Tyson That drinks stella and does Bubble Michael@ClitheroeSince58

2:19pm Sun 16 Sep 12

l m h jones says...

oracle999 wrote:
“Will he explore the possibility of a social housing broadband tariff to enable those who want to claim their benefits online to do so?”

Nice one, let's give them something else for free/cheap so,they can claim easier ....if it was up to me you would get a daily allowance that would be collected in person at 6am every day.

Genuine people In need excluded of course, we should look after the afflicted, I'm talking about the parasites
unfortunately this government is deliberately targeting "the afflicted" i presume you mean disabled people? next year will see people who live in social housing with a spare room for overnight carers being bedroom taxed oh and a special broadband tariff suggested by jake berry we currently have even the cbi saying that duncan-smiths big idea is not going to work so this is merely rearranging deck chairs on the titanic
[quote][p][bold]oracle999[/bold] wrote: “Will he explore the possibility of a social housing broadband tariff to enable those who want to claim their benefits online to do so?” Nice one, let's give them something else for free/cheap so,they can claim easier ....if it was up to me you would get a daily allowance that would be collected in person at 6am every day. Genuine people In need excluded of course, we should look after the afflicted, I'm talking about the parasites[/p][/quote]unfortunately this government is deliberately targeting "the afflicted" i presume you mean disabled people? next year will see people who live in social housing with a spare room for overnight carers being bedroom taxed oh and a special broadband tariff suggested by jake berry we currently have even the cbi saying that duncan-smiths big idea is not going to work so this is merely rearranging deck chairs on the titanic l m h jones

2:21pm Sun 16 Sep 12

l m h jones says...

Common_Sense1 wrote:
Is this man for real? What a complete joke. If they want to use the Internet get up at 9am and go use the free computers in their local library rather than once again lying at home expecting something for free!
does that include the disabled?
[quote][p][bold]Common_Sense1[/bold] wrote: Is this man for real? What a complete joke. If they want to use the Internet get up at 9am and go use the free computers in their local library rather than once again lying at home expecting something for free![/p][/quote]does that include the disabled? l m h jones

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