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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Her current Wikipedia entry contains:
Early life and career[edit]

McVey was born in Liverpool and educated at The Belvedere School, before undertaking a Law degree at Queen Mary & Westfield College, London. In July 2009 McVey graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a distinction for her MSc in corporate governance, and won the North of England Cruella de Ville Award for her hateful treatment of the sick and disabled. She is very, very proud of this award.

McVey specialises in demolishing people's lives and looking after the idle rich. [2] land reclamation and regeneration.
:D :D :D
By Malcolm Armsteen
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:D :D :D
Wiki wrote:Esther Louise McVey (born 24 October 1967) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wirral West since 2010, and the Assistant Grim Reaper for Disabled People]] since 2012, second only to Iain Duncan Smith. She was previously a television presenter and businesswoman before deciding to branch out into professional lying and helping disabled people into the grave.
By Tubby Isaacs
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http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... c47901.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Less than stellar effort by her and the DWP bod on Wed before the Select Committee.
Q520 Teresa Pearce: Regarding the Essex trial you just mentioned, you said before that, when people come off benefit, you do not track them because it is too big a job. Are you tracking people in that trial when they come off benefit?

Neil Couling: Not as part of the work for Claimant Commitment, no, and that trial has ended. It ended five or six months ago.

Q521 Teresa Pearce: You do not know, but there is a presumption that there is a reduced number of people on benefit because of the trial. There is a presumption that it is because they have gone into work. You do not know that they have gone into work, but you are rolling it out.

Neil Couling: What we are tracking and what we are using is our offflow data.

Teresa Pearce: They are off benefit but not necessarily into work. They could be dead.

Ester McVey: This is a different trial. This is a trial for Claimant Commitment to check that the Claimant Commitment is working and that people are engaging it and doing it. We were not analysing that in the data you were requesting there; we were doing it for buy-in and how the Claimant Commitment was working.

Q522 Teresa Pearce: How will you tell if the Claimant Commitment is working if you are not tracking the people who actually come off benefit and go into work?

Neil Couling: Offflow.

Q523 Teresa Pearce: That is exactly the question I just asked. You are looking at the trial and you are thinking there are people coming off benefit, so therefore it is a success, but unless you track why they come off benefit, it is a possibility it is a success, but you cannot prove that, yet you are rolling it out on a presumption.

Neil Couling: Offflow, as a measure, measures some things that you might think are a good outcome, like getting a job; some things that you might think are not a good outcome-

Teresa Pearce: Like going to gaol.

Neil Couling: Yes, like going to gaol. It also measures some people who were working and who, because of the regime we have applied, have decided they have not, which in my book is good offflow as well.
Teresa Pearce is one the leadership could use better, I think. She's an ex-Senior Manager with PWC and seems to have some leftwing credentials.
By new puritan
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A deeply unpleasant, wilfully ignorant and generally stupid woman. This is pure let-them-eat-cake stuff.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... young.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Young people should be prepared to take lowly jobs in coffee shops if they want to get on in life, the employment minister has said.

Esther McVey said jobseekers need reminding that they have to start at the bottom and work their way up, rather than expecting to walk into their dream job.

In an interview with the Mail, she admitted that young Britons are less prepared for the world of work than foreign migrants and need to learn the basics, such as turning up on time.
This country's rulers hate everyone except affluent middle-aged white people. And even then, as soon as they become ill/old they become a 'drain on the state'.
Asked if they should be prepared to take ‘entry-level jobs’, she said: ‘Absolutely. You could be working at Costa. But in a couple of years’ time you might say, “I’d like to manage the area” or might even want to run a hotel in Dubai.’

Last year, more than 1,700 people applied for eight jobs at a new Costa Coffee shop in Nottingham, which paid between £6.10 and £10 an hour.
Extraordinarily thick. Please fuck off back to daytime TV asap you utter skidmark.
By mojojojo
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Neil Couling: Yes, like going to gaol. It also measures some people who were working and who, because of the regime we have applied, have decided they have not, which in my book is good offflow as well.
Was the next question "What?"?
By Bones McCoy
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There is evidence that the country does not have enough coffee shops.

"We can't find people to work in them", Said Sir Reginald Starbuck.
"If we could we'd open one in every odd-numbered unit on every high-street".
By Messianic Trees
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Deborah "thick as pig shit" Meaden is a fan:
... it was after reading the Mail that I whooped so loud that up and down the bus headphones were coming off and everyone was looking to see what on Earth had happened.

And what had happened? Well, only that very rare thing — newspaper headlines reporting a Government minister talking common sense for once.

That minister was the brilliant Esther McVey, the bubbly Liverpudlian who gave up an exciting career in TV to become an MP and who has already reached impressive heights by becoming employment minister. Well, she could rise even further if she keeps talking the sound good sense that she articulated so fluently in her interview with this newspaper.
I'm sure there is a fine-tuning of the benefits system for young people that could be profitably done — and I'm pretty sure the straight-talking Esther McVey is probably the minister to do it.
By new puritan
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I don't think 'straight-talking' is an adjective that can meaningfully be applied to anyone at the DWP. But in practice it does just mean 'spouts boilerplate right-wing shite'.
By Tubby Isaacs
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This is a good one. Shapps v McVey for party chairman?

http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/57032 ... y-chairman" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
THE Liverpudlian blonde Esther McVey is being tipped today as the new voice of the Conservative Party to replace Grant Shapps as Tory chairman in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
I remember when Tebbitt was the Chairman, at the height of his powers.
By Abernathy
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The criteria for being Tory Chair seem to include being a total cunt. Sayeeda Warsi certainly met that, along with a fucking great slice of incompetence. So does Schnapps. And McVey definitely does.
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