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The Debate Over Welfare Reform in Britain ... and Even France

The Debate Over Welfare Reform in Britain ... and Even France | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The claim by a wealthy British politician this week that he could live on just a few pounds a day is reigniting debate over how much welfare support governments should provide for the poor.
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Duncan Smith: MP Complains Over £53 Challenge

Duncan Smith: MP Complains Over £53 Challenge | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Dominic Raab MP raises concerns about an interview that led to a petition urging the Work and Pensions Secretary to live off £53.
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Iain Duncan Smith welfare reforms threatened by fraud, warn MPs

Iain Duncan Smith welfare reforms threatened by fraud, warn MPs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs say that “urgent action” is needed to improve the IT system for the scheme which comes into force at the end of this month
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£53 a week: ‘You can live on that money only
if you have nothing to live for’

£53 a week: ‘You can live on that money only<br/>if you have nothing to live for’ | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
South Chingford’s estates are one of the less affluent areas in the Work and Pensions Secretary’s constituency in north-east London.
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PISSES ME OFF, EVEN RADIO DJ, RECKONS HE COULD, NO ONE ADDING ON THE BILLS

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The middle class loves the welfare state – but the poor hate it, because they see the devastating impact it has – Telegraph Blogs

The middle class loves the welfare state – but the poor hate it, because they see the devastating impact it has – Telegraph Blogs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Comfortably off liberals are always bemused to discover that the working classes and poor do not share their love of the welfare state.
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Could you live on £53 a week? - Channel 4 News

Could you live on £53 a week? - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith says he could live on £53 a week - but could he? Channel 4 News looks at the numbers and speaks to one woman who is struggling to cope on this amount of money.
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Prove it! 240,000 call on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week

Prove it! 240,000 call on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A petition calling on Iain Duncan Smith to demonstrate he can live on £53 per week passed 240,000 signatures today.
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Iain Duncan Smith: How the Work and Pensions Secretary compares to market trader David Bennett

Iain Duncan Smith: How the Work and Pensions Secretary compares to market trader David Bennett | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Tory sparked fury by telling Mr Bennett he could live on his £7.50 a day income
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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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Welfare reforms fair - Duncan Smith

Welfare reforms fair - Duncan Smith | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Changes to the UK's welfare system are fair, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists, as some of the new measures come into effect.
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Bedroom tax: Iain Duncan Smith lives rent free in £2million country home with at least FOUR spare bedrooms

Bedroom tax: Iain Duncan Smith lives rent free in £2million country home with at least FOUR spare bedrooms | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Old Etonian - the man behind the hated tex - is a tenant of the landed gentry Fremantle family
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Iain Duncan Smith found out the true depth of feeling over Tory benefit cuts

Iain Duncan Smith found out the true depth of feeling over Tory benefit cuts | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
THE Tory minister was in for a shock when he was ambushed by disabled campaigners on his visit to Scotland.
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IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill

IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith says controversial benefit reforms, which come in to force next week, will not cut the UK's welfare bill.
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Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare

Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
I can see why people might want to make Iain Duncan Smith live on a £53-a-week salary — but I can’t help wondering what it would achieve.
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Tory MP complains to the BBC about market trader who challenged IDS on benefits - Telegraph

Tory MP complains to the BBC about market trader who challenged IDS on benefits - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A Conservative MP has made a formal complaint to the BBC after it emerged that a market trader who challenged Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week is receiving three times that amount himself.
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IDS challenged to live on £53 a week by man who gets £156 - Telegraph

IDS challenged to live on £53 a week by man who gets £156 - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The market trader who challenged Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week is receiving three times that amount himself.
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No, comrades. Welfare reform isn't about hurting poor people. It's about trying to make them richer

No, comrades. Welfare reform isn't about hurting poor people. It's about trying to make them richer | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Conservative MEP DANIEL HANNAN: A collective madness has seized the BBC and our Left-wing papers. They cannot discuss the Coalition’s welfare reforms without an unfocused rage that no longer bears any relation to the facts.
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Iain Duncan Smith blasts petition calling on him to prove he can live on breadline as

Iain Duncan Smith blasts petition calling on him to prove he can live on breadline as | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The online petition, signed by over 280,000 people, began after the Tory minister insisted in an interview he could get by on that amount
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IDS petition 'went viral very quickly'

IDS petition 'went viral very quickly' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Dom Arvesano who set up a petition calling for the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to prove he can live on £53 per week, says he was surprised it went viral so quickly.
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Iain Duncan Smith is not the first MP to try living on benefits – others have failed before him

Iain Duncan Smith is not the first MP to try living on benefits – others have failed before him | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Matthew Parris could not get by on welfare payments in 1984 – and those who followed him have struggled as well, writes Jon Henley
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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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Ministers Hit Back At Church Leaders Over Benefit Reform

Ministers Hit Back At Church Leaders Over Benefit Reform | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government has defended its controversial reforms to the welfare state in the face of attacks from church leaders, charities and opposition politicians.
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Thousands taking jobs 'because of Iain Duncan Smith's benefits cap': He says reforms are changing behaviour

Thousands taking jobs 'because of Iain Duncan Smith's benefits cap': He says reforms are changing behaviour | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Secretary is due to publish figures next week showing that the Government’s benefits cap is already ‘changing behaviour’ even before it is introduced.
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IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill

IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith says controversial benefit reforms, which come in to force next week, will not cut the UK's welfare bill.
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