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John Pring's Disability News Round Up - - NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog)

John Pring's Disability News Round Up - - NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog) | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it

John Pring's Disability News Round Up - NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog) Hundreds of thousands of disabled people who claim disability living allowance (DLA) will not have to be reassessed for at least two years, after the coalition announced a...


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Back to the future: a housing movement no more?

Back to the future: a housing movement no more? | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Greg Campbell and Maggie Rafalowicz ask whether commercialism has changed the social housing sector for good?

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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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‘What’s the difference between 1930s Germany and modern-day Britain?’ ~ Where’s the Benefit Blog

‘What’s the difference between 1930s Germany and modern-day Britain?’ ~ Where’s the Benefit Blog | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
PUBLISHED THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2012 IN Where's the Benefit Blog Before we start I would like to point out that I am not a historian and I am not a sociologist and as such I have done my best to present the information here as I understand itRead...

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'Axe the bedroom tax!': Thousands of protesters join demonstrations against ... - Daily Mail

'Axe the bedroom tax!': Thousands of protesters join demonstrations against ... - Daily Mail | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
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'Axe the bedroom tax!': Thousands of protesters join demonstrations against ...

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George Osborne: We Will Make Work Pay

George Osborne: We Will Make Work Pay | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Chancellor defends welfare reforms as necessary to fix a broken system as protests against change grow louder
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Bedroom Tax - the tale of identical twins and Tories, Sheila and Patricia

Bedroom Tax - the tale of identical twins and Tories, Sheila and Patricia | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Imagine a set of identical twins in Liverpool who would ordinarily be celebrating the “Big five-0” on Wednesday having been born with minutes of each other on April 3 1963.  They not only still loo...
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Welfare Reform Is Costing A Fortune IDS Admits - And It's Barely Even Begun

Welfare Reform Is Costing A Fortune IDS Admits - And It's Barely Even Begun | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
The Daily Telegraph managed to bludgeon together a front page story yesterday after Iain Duncan Smith's panicky response to hecklers in Edinburgh  recently. The hapless Secretary of State claimed t...
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Now Zuckerberg's funding the GOP, shouldn't anyone left of centre boycott Facebook?

Now Zuckerberg's funding the GOP, shouldn't anyone left of centre boycott Facebook? | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
(not satire) Facebook likes to make out it's non-political, and most of the time it's successfully managed to be. Until now. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally decided to reveal w...
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How to challenge and appeal against the bedroom tax decision

How to challenge and appeal against the bedroom tax decision | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
I have placed this on my website in MS Word so you can simply cut and paste and fill in the blanks.  The link is below and it is the only MS Word file there called Standard Letter. http://www.hsmon...
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George Osborne blames pesticides for disappearance of UK's AAA status

George Osborne blames pesticides for disappearance of UK's AAA status | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
(satire - I think) Scientists say pesticides possible reason for rapid loss of George Osborne's ability to find new excuses for tanking economy. Two new studies show that widely used pesticides - m...
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Dr Mr Miliband Will You Also Listen To Me??

Dr Mr Miliband Will You Also Listen To Me?? | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
I've just sent this email to Ed Miliband, at tweets to @Ed_Miliband really appreciated. Dear Mr Ed Miliband MPI've just read a really interesting article in The Independent wherein the author Andre...
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Will the government's benefit raid turn us all into April Fools?

Will the government's benefit raid turn us all into April Fools? | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Why is the cumulative effect of the government's raid on benefits and other public services continuing to be ignored by the public at large? Are people deliberately sticking their heads in the sand...
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'She began to smile at us' – living with my profoundly disabled child

'She began to smile at us' – living with my profoundly disabled child | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
When Ailsa was born, it soon became clear that all was not well. Five years on, Saira Shah recalls what it's like to be told your child will never know you.

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Bedroom tax: Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne predicts a riot

Bedroom tax: Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne predicts a riot | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
The TV favourite compared the spare room supplement to the introduction of the Poll Tax under Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

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A summary of my work on Employment and Support Allowance ...

A summary of my work on Employment and Support Allowance ... | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
In this article I will bring together all my parliamentary work on this issue and set out how the Government could improve to the WCA process so that people are correctly assessed and figures for appeals and waiting times can ...
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MPs debate Welfare Reform (Disabled People and Carers) - DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)

MPs debate Welfare Reform (Disabled People and Carers) DeHavilland (press release) (subscription) The Government's welfare reforms, especially the cut to the Disability Living Allowance (DLA), would result in a significant number of disabled people...


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Iain Duncan Smith: I could live on £53 in benefits a week

Iain Duncan Smith: I could live on £53 in benefits a week | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Work and pensions secretary says he would be able to survive on lowest rate of jobseeker's allowance given to adults under 25

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Minimum wage could be frozen or cut if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy, Government suggests - Telegraph

Minimum wage could be frozen or cut if it starts to cost jobs or damage economy, Government suggests - Telegraph | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
The minimum wage for millions of people could have to be capped or frozen in future if it risks damaging jobs or the economy, the Government has said.

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Paul Smyth's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:01 PM

I've been waiting for this one...

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Uniting the People; Homes for People, Not Profiteers!

Uniting the People;  Homes for People, Not Profiteers! | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Building Homes for People, not for Profiteers In the depths of a housing crisis, people are divided.  History has taught us what happens when a society is divided. Those without blame each other. H...
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Don't turn your back. Because you're going to be disabled too one day.

Don't turn your back. Because you're going to be disabled too one day. | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's UK today) This report shows how disabled people in the UK are being hit the hardest by government cuts: Cuts hitting disabled people hardest A lot of able-bodied, fully healthy p...
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Thousands turn out for Bedroom Tax protests - but what happens next?

Thousands turn out for Bedroom Tax protests - but what happens next? | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
According to the Daily Mirror, 26,000 people across the country took part in the 50-odd protests against the Bedroom Tax, all staged earlier today (March 30) - so we can reasonably assume the real ...
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Homebase are so embarrassed about using workfare - they're reduced to lying about it

Homebase are so embarrassed about using workfare - they're reduced to lying about it | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
(not satire) On their Facebook page today, Homebase have denied they're using unemployed people from the government's Workfare scheme to work for them for free: Which is a bit strange when you cons...
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Work For Free Or Lose Your Home Say Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Work For Free Or Lose Your Home Say Hammersmith and Fulham Council | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
Social housing tenants in Hammersmith and Fulham could be forced to carry out unpaid work or face losing their homes the Council's new Housing Allocation policy reveals. There was outrage last year...
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Fuck the Courts, Fuck the Law, We're Stealing Your Money Say DWP

Fuck the Courts, Fuck the Law, We're Stealing Your Money Say DWP | Human Rights & Political Journal | Scoop.it
In a shocking abuse of state power - which could have a chilling impact on the independence of the courts - Iain Duncan Smith is attempting to reverse the impact of a recent Appeal Court judgement ...
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