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Man Returns Overdue Book 69 Years Late, Blames WWII

Man Returns Overdue Book 69 Years Late, Blames WWII | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
TALLINN, Estonia -- An Estonian man has returned a library book 69 years late, partly blaming a World War II aerial bombing that damaged the library for the late return.

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Cam's curator insight, March 28, 2013 7:19 PM

Better late than never!

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Libro restituito con 69 anni di ritardo all'Estonia Biblioteca...
Donald McClendon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:30 PM

Hate to see his bill. But better late than never!

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Seven Atos doctors under investigation - Youreable

Seven Atos doctors under investigation - Youreable | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Isn't it about time : "Seven doctors employed by the company that carries out controversial “fitness to work” tests for the government are being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC). At least one of the doctors has ...
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Food bank problem is 'very serious', admits Business Secretary, Vince Cable

Food bank problem is 'very serious', admits Business Secretary, Vince Cable | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
The growing use of food banks in Britain shows that some people are "falling through the cracks in the system", the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has admitted.
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Are we not supposed to move forward and improve things, not go back to the dark ages???   I think this is disgusting in this age that people have to resort to going to food banks because they can't afford to eat

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Suicide of Bedroom Tax victim Stephanie Bottrill: Grandmother blames government in tragic note

Suicide of Bedroom Tax victim Stephanie Bottrill: Grandmother blames government in tragic note | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Grandmother who had to pay extra £20 a week throws herself in front of motorway lorry
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There will be a lot more people doing this in the near future and the Government are to blame.  They should be punished for the deaths they have caused!!!

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UK Government Launches Legal Review of Assisted Suicide in Bid to End ‘Longevity Trap’

UK Government Launches Legal Review of Assisted Suicide in Bid to End ‘Longevity Trap’ | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
UK Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is to launch a legal review of euthanasia (assisted suicide), in a bid to end what he refers to as ‘the longevity trap’. The UK government currently spends £74bn...
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Now our Government want to kill off old people because their pensions are costing too much???

 

What next?  How cruel can this Government get?

 

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Brown urges local people to sign the petition against the hated ‘bedroom tax’

Brown urges local people to sign the petition against the hated ‘bedroom tax’ | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
The people of Fife have been asked to sign a petition against the hated ‘bedroom tax’. Gordon Brown MP, who promoted the petition in the shopping centres of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath on Saturday mo...

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If you haven't signed this e-petition yet please do it now.  It will be a matter of life or death for some people.

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Lindsey Sorrell's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:26 AM

Have you signed the e-petition against the dreadful Bedroom Tax?

Lindsey Sorrell's comment, May 5, 2013 11:14 AM
Thank you Patsy
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Mystery over ‘fitness for work’ recording equipment

Mystery over ‘fitness for work’ recording equipment | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
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Change to disability benefits appeals process could leave people penniless

Change to disability benefits appeals process could leave people penniless | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants

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Legal aid cuts could spell the end for Thanet criminal law firms - This is Kent

Legal aid cuts could spell the end for Thanet criminal law firms - This is Kent | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
This is Kent Legal aid cuts could spell the end for Thanet criminal law firms This is Kent By pledging to act at the same rate as the Legal Aid agency, if our client would otherwise have been entitled to Legal Aid under the old system, we are...
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Welfare reform: 'taking money from the poorest in society is a sick exercise'

Welfare reform: 'taking money from the poorest in society is a sick exercise' | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Peter Sloman hits out at the government and says local government must take action to prevent vulnerable people from slipping through the net

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Brown urges local people to sign the petition against the hated ‘bedroom tax’

Brown urges local people to sign the petition against the hated ‘bedroom tax’ | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
The people of Fife have been asked to sign a petition against the hated ‘bedroom tax’. Gordon Brown MP, who promoted the petition in the shopping centres of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath on Saturday mo...

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Have you signed the e-petition against the dreadful Bedroom Tax?

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Lindsey Sorrell's comment, May 5, 2013 11:14 AM
Thank you Patsy
Lindsey Sorrell's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:16 AM

If you haven't signed this e-petition yet please do it now.  It will be a matter of life or death for some people.

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People may go hungry due to 'bedroom tax' - Leamington Observer

People may go hungry due to 'bedroom tax' - Leamington Observer | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
People may go hungry due to 'bedroom tax'
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CASH-STRAPPED people in the district set to be hit by the so-called bedroom tax are planning to cut back on food to try and make ends meet.
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Are we heading back to the dark ages under this Government? What do you think?

 

I think it is horrific that the poor, elderly and disabled people will have to choose whether to pay for a spare bedroom or buy food to eat.  I'm sure this will lead to a lot more deaths in the near future.  The Government should be held responsible for these deaths and all the suicides that have already taken place, and they should be punished accordingly.

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Terminally ill hit by new benefit rule | Herald Scotland

Terminally ill hit by new benefit rule | Herald Scotland | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
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Disabled face losing homes under benefit cutbacks

Disabled face losing homes under benefit cutbacks | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Some of Britain's most vulnerable disabled people could be forced out of their homes and into institutionalised care because of cuts to carers' allowances, Government papers show.
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'It will create an underclass': Government lawyers warn Justice Secretary Chris Grayling over proposed 'unconscionable' changes to legal aid

'It will create an underclass': Government lawyers warn Justice Secretary Chris Grayling over proposed 'unconscionable' changes to legal aid | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
The Government’s own lawyers have condemned its proposed changes to legal aid as “unconscionable”, warning the Attorney General that the reforms will “create an underclass” in Britain with no access to justice.
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There they go... hitting the less fortunate yet again!  How much more do we have to put up with?

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David Cameron: Forcing disabled people out of their homes because of the bedroom tax makes no sense

David Cameron: Forcing disabled people out of their homes because of the bedroom tax makes no sense | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister made the shock admission after he was asked to personally intervene in the case of Iris Henderson, who was born with dwarfism.
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Lindsey Sorrell's comment, May 7, 2013 4:20 PM
This is disgusting treatment for disabled people.
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Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants

Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
We are a "Political Campaign Group" we focus on campaigns rather than just Welfare Rights - working...
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UK households 'borrowing to eat'

UK households 'borrowing to eat' | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
One-in-five UK households borrowed money or used savings to cover food costs in April, a Which? survey suggests.
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It is totally disgusting that our Government has brought our country down to this level.  What is worse is that they don't even care.

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The government has a duty to assess the impact of its benefit cuts

The government has a duty to assess the impact of its benefit cuts | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Disabled people are facing life-changing losses of benefit. Why is the government unable to assess what their impact will be? asks Claudia Wood

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Atos pays out to man left in pain and distress by assessment


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Sheridan takes up bedroom tax cause

Sheridan takes up bedroom tax cause | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it

A NEW organisation to oppose the bedroom tax, headed by Tommy Sheridan, is pledging to "build an anti-evictions army of ordinary citizens" and campaign against the UK Government's welfare reforms.


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Charity hands out guide to tackling bedroom tax - South Wales Argus

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Charity hands out guide to tackling bedroom tax
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A CHARITY has produced a guide for people hit by the bedroom tax, giving advice on ways to challenge the cuts.
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Seven Atos doctors under investigation

Seven Atos doctors under investigation | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Seven doctors carrying out controversial 'fitness to work' tests are being investigated by the General Medical Council (GMC).

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Benefit caps – a sledgehammer to crack a nut | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Benefit caps – a sledgehammer to crack a nut | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
The government's starting to get a reputation for slyly using an argument for one policy as cover for something much bigger. They are doing this on a grand
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Austerity is driving us to suicide, depression and causing soaring rates of drug use and HIV

Austerity is driving us to suicide, depression and causing soaring rates of drug use and HIV | Benefit Cuts and the Disabled, Elderly and Poor | Scoop.it
Researchers at the universities of Oxford and Stanford say that austerity has reduced people's access to medicines and to medical care which has further impacted upon health.
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How much worse can things get?

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