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Council finance chief to investigate 'workhouse' scheme

Council finance chief to investigate 'workhouse' scheme | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
The finance chief at Blackburn with Darwen Council is to consider more deeply the plan to turn a former bus depot into what could be a 21st-century workhouse, it seems, after a Vox Political commen...

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Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says

Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Frank Field writes to work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, over claims of ‘intrusive and painful questioning’ by assessors

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I should be shocked by this but I'm not in the slightest. In decades to come people will wonder how this man was allowed to do this job without interference or prosecution. He is the living embodiment of Joseph Mengele

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Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News

Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Thousands of disabled people in England face an uncertain future as the Independent Living Fund closes, with responsibility for funding moved to local authorities.

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Let me be clear – Edward Snowden is a hero | Shami Chakrabarti

Let me be clear – Edward Snowden is a hero | Shami Chakrabarti | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
The government, claiming Snowden has ‘blood on his hands’, is using scare tactics to shut down debate. It is a technique Liberty has felt the full force of

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Tory plans to outlaw strikes branded 'vindictive' by trade union boss

Tory plans to outlaw strikes branded 'vindictive' by trade union boss | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
The trade union boss said Unison would campaign for the TUC to organise a mass lobby of Parliament and massive march against austerity

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General Election 2015: Long-serving GP condemns austerity cuts

General Election 2015: Long-serving GP condemns austerity cuts | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
DR Jim O'Neill, who has served 6000 patients in one of Glasgow's poorest areas for 27 years, has condemned the austerity cuts which have piled pressure on his patients and his workload.

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britishroses's curator insight, May 4, 2015 1:43 PM

#ToriesMustGo #EdForChange #EdForPM

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Grant Shapps accused of editing Wikipedia pages of Tory rivals

Grant Shapps accused of editing Wikipedia pages of Tory rivals | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Online encyclopedia administrators block user account believed to be run by Tory party co-chairman or ‘someone else ... under his clear direction’

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britishroses's curator insight, April 21, 2015 5:20 PM

 

 No surprise. #ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich #EdForChange

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The government doesn't want you to see this video

The government doesn't want you to see this video | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Stamping out tax dodging: it's not rocket science. Pass it on.

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britishroses's curator insight, April 15, 2015 6:08 AM

 ‪#‎ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich‬  ‪#‎ToriesOut‬  ‪#‎EdForChange‬

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Britain's Terrible, No-Good Economic Discourse

Britain's Terrible, No-Good Economic Discourse | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
A misleading fixation on budget deficits has become entrenched despite, not because of, what serious economists had to say.

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britishroses's curator insight, April 14, 2015 5:49 PM
 ‪#‎ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich‬  ‪#‎ToriesOut‬  ‪#‎EdForChange‬
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Tories ‘will turn schools into big business’

Tories ‘will turn schools into big business’ | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Hunt warns Cameron sees profit in education

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COMMENT: DWP's threat to DNS

COMMENT: DWP's threat to DNS | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
By John Pring, editor of Disability News Service It is fair to say that the Department for Work and Pensions is not disabled people’s favourite government department, but it is the one that Disabil...

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HSBC - the tax-dodging bank with a Tory chairman

HSBC - the tax-dodging bank with a Tory chairman | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
What can we say about the HSBC bank's activities, in advance of the BBC's Panorama documentary this evening (BBC One, 8.30pm GMT)? One: HSBC Bank has been helping thousands of wealthy clients to ev...

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britishroses's curator insight, February 9, 2015 9:26 AM

#ToriesMustGo  #EdForPM

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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people

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Almost 30% of women are paid below the living wage

Almost 30% of women are paid below the living wage | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Almost thirty per cent of women are paid below the living wage, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. The government stats authority says 29 per cent of women workers earn less than the level calculated to provide a basic standard of living. The figures compare to 18 per cent of men who are missing out on the rate of pay, currently set at £7.85 an hour over most of the UK and £9.15 in London, where living costs are higher.

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No, 51% of Brits don't take more than they've paid in tax

No, 51% of Brits don't take more than they've paid in tax | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
A group founded by Margaret Thatcher used the shock figure to push for even deeper welfare cuts, but a union chief has attacked it as 'spin'

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britishroses's curator insight, July 1, 2015 4:13 AM

Tories manipulating statistics per usual. 

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More children plunged into poverty unless Tory government stops benefit cuts

More children plunged into poverty unless Tory government stops benefit cuts | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Four Children’s Commissioners will claim in a report to the UN that child poverty rates are “unacceptably high” and they blame the Government

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Using Magna Carta to justify Human Rights Act repeal ‘insult to British history’ – Amnesty

Using Magna Carta to justify Human Rights Act repeal ‘insult to British history’ – Amnesty | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Tory plans to sever ties with the European Court of Human Rights by repealing the Human Rights Act and replacing it with a British Bill of Rights will protect the legacy of a 13th century piece of parchment Britons should be proud of, David Cameron says.

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David Cameron told ministers not to say they would give pay rise to charity

David Cameron told ministers not to say they would give pay rise to charity | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister used a Cabinet meeting this week to tell ministers not to publicly say that they would donate their 10 per cent salary rise to charity.

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britishroses's curator insight, June 5, 2015 3:47 AM

They SHOULD NOT receive a pay increase when they have not given one to nurses, doctors, firemen, police etc. They have cut the social SECURITY of disabled people, no they should NOT receive a penny!

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Boris Johnson's row with Ed Miliband reveals his darker side

Boris Johnson's row with Ed Miliband reveals his darker side | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Appearance on Andrew Marr show has damaged his leadership hopes

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britishroses's curator insight, April 27, 2015 4:16 PM

‪#‎ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich‬  ‪#‎ToriesMustGo‬ 
‪#‎EdForChange‬

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Simon Danczuk: Strip Lord Janner of peerage | PoliticsHome.com

Simon Danczuk: Strip Lord Janner of peerage | PoliticsHome.com | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it

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I'd strip him of a lot more than that but it's at least a start.

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Tory Minister puts photo of prominent campaigner against Tory welfare cuts on her election leaflet | LabourList

Tory Minister puts photo of prominent campaigner against Tory welfare cuts on her election leaflet | LabourList | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
Tory Minister Esther McVey is facing a real struggle to hold onto her marginal seat Wirral West (she has a majority of only just over two thousands), but her latest leaflet includes a bizarre addition - a photo of someone who has campaigned powerfully and prominently against her government. https://twitter.com/BendyGirl/status/582441006378938368 Suffice to say Franklin is probably not a Tory supporter - and doesn't appear to have given permission to appear on a Tory election leaflet.

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britishroses's curator insight, April 14, 2015 5:06 PM

The audacity and after the horrendous way they have treated sick and disabled people!  ‪#‎ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich‬  ‪#‎ToriesOut‬  ‪

#‎EdForChange‬

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The Conservatives are guilty of great deceit in blaming Labour for the deficit - Ed Miliband.

The Conservatives are guilty of great deceit in blaming Labour for the deficit - Ed Miliband. | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
This article was originally posted in the Guardian, on Thursday 6 January 2011: Ed Miliband accuses the Conservatives today of a "great deceit" in blaming Labour for the national deficit and warned...

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britishroses's curator insight, April 5, 2015 8:17 AM

Tory Britain    #ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich  #ToriesOut  #EdForChange  #EdForPM

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Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it

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britishroses's curator insight, April 6, 2015 6:30 PM

 ‪#‎ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich‬ ‪#‎ToriesOut‬ ‪#‎EdForChange‬‪#‎EdForPM‬

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The economy would grow faster under Labour - new study aids Miliband and Balls

The economy would grow faster under Labour - new study aids Miliband and Balls | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
An analysis by NIESR finds the party's less aggressive deficit reduction programme would boost growth. 

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Old people auctioned off to care homes on the internet

Old people auctioned off to care homes on the internet | The Greater Fool | Scoop.it
At least a dozen councils list vulnerable people's ages and care needs, including medication, before up to 100 care firms pick which people to bid for - and the cheapest offer nearly always wins.

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Is there anything that epitomises Tory Britain more than auctioning off the elderly like cattle to the lowest bidder?

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britishroses's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:48 AM

#ToriesMustGo  #EdForPM