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Work Programme facing new crisis as failing firms threatened with losing contracts - Telegraph

Work Programme facing new crisis as failing firms threatened with losing contracts - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE Coalition’s £5 billion welfare-to-work scheme is facing a new crisis, a committee of MPs has warned after figures suggested it might have done more good to do nothing.
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Inspectors declare Whiston Hospital among the best in the NHS

Inspectors declare Whiston Hospital among the best in the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
WHISTON Hospital has been rated as good with outstanding features placing it amongst the best hospitals in the NHS
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Way to go Whiston Hospital and ALL staff, an excellent achievement in the face of all the cuts and shortage of staff, we are very lucky!
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The whistleblower who exposed a billion-pound scam by HSBC claims the media is now gagging him [VIDEO] | The Canary

The whistleblower who exposed a billion-pound scam by HSBC claims the media is now gagging him [VIDEO] | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Trump to hang photo of inauguration crowd in front of White House reporters

Trump to hang photo of inauguration crowd in front of White House reporters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Trump made no reference to the clash between his administration and the press corps over the weekend regarding the attendance at his inauguration, only writing that the photo was delivered yesterday and that it “will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall.”
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'Alternative Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration

'Alternative Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If the president and his aides will tell easily disproven falsehoods about crowd sizes and speeches, what else will they be willing to dissemble about?
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The truth as told by Trump!
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Trump doling out plum adviser jobs to rich friends

Trump doling out plum adviser jobs to rich friends | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The arrangement has worried ethics experts, especially because the advisers may sidestep conflict-of-interest rules.
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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 22, 7:52 PM

El Populismo (eufemismo para no decir Fascismo) no conoce la ética

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Stop saying identity politics caused Trump

Stop saying identity politics caused Trump | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It's a wildly unsophisticated analysis that ignores the fact that all politics is inflected by identity.
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Press secretary attacks media over 'shameful and wrong' inauguration attendance reports

Press secretary attacks media over 'shameful and wrong' inauguration attendance reports | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
White House press secretary Sean Spicer chided the news media for what he called "deliberate false reporting" regarding the attendance at President Donald Trump's inauguration.  "Yesterday, at a time when our nation and the world was watching the peaceful transition of power ... some members of the media were enaged in deliberate and false reporting." Mr Spicer first pointed out an erroneous report from a pool reporter that the bust of Martin Luther King Jr had been removed form the Oval Office. That report was corrected prior to Mr Spicer's statement.
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Women's March on Washington begins as Trump presidency faces global protests – live

Women's March on Washington begins as Trump presidency faces global protests – live | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Live updates on marches in the United States and around the world as more than 20 countries see protests on the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency
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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 23, 6:26 PM

Era lógico que el populista y misógino (todos los fascismos fueron machistas) encontrara la primera respuesta en la marcha de las mujeres.

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Immediately release Donald Trump's full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Immediately release Donald Trump's full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Local NHS worker selected as UKIP candidate for the Copeland By-Election

Local NHS worker selected as UKIP candidate for the Copeland By-Election | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Stop Murdoch taking over Sky

I've signed the petition calling on Karen Bradley to refer Murdoch's Sky takeover bid to OfCom. Please can you join me?
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Man spends last day alive at a Jobcentre being told he's 'fit to work'. He dies on the way home | The Canary

Man spends last day alive at a Jobcentre being told he's 'fit to work'. He dies on the way home | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is awful.
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Lancashire woman saved from suicide calls for people to be open about mental health issues

Lancashire woman saved from suicide calls for people to be open about mental health issues | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When the world was getting too much for Becky Sumner, the kindness of a stranger prevented her taking the most drastic of actions. Today, she bravely tells her story to SARAH CARTER, to help give others hope and encourage them to reach out
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The whistleblower who exposed a billion-pound scam by HSBC claims the media is now gagging him [VIDEO] | The Canary

The whistleblower who exposed a billion-pound scam by HSBC claims the media is now gagging him [VIDEO] | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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There is something about justice silenced and being unjustly punished/ silenced because of stating the truth that some do not want to be told.

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Big Brexit battle was no such thing

Big Brexit battle was no such thing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Article 50 court case is over. Now look to Scotland.
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We had a democratic vote to leave the EU and everyone who voted, no matter which way you voted, made an informed choice! It was made clear by both sides what leaving the EU meant and what those voting to leave wanted. The vote to leave was to take back control of who/what comes through our borders, our money and how it is spent, our sovereignty and our right to make our own trade agreements with the rest of the world. We have more information at our fingertips then we could ever dream of getting through, so we had the freedom to also research the EU, and every aspect of leaving or staying; so this nonsense of people not knowing what they voted for, is an insult to people's intelligence! I highly suggest that those who DEMOCRATICALLY voted to leave, write a note detailing why you voted to leave and mail, email, facebook, twitter the PM and every MP and Lord and make sure you tell them if you are a conservative, Labour, Ukip, etc. I and my family, extended family and friends for generations have voted Labour and we voted to "Leave the EU", if they do not collectively make sure we have a clean break from the EU, which is what we voted for, they will lose our votes! Furthermore, this was a UK wide vote, it was not an English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish vote, it was a UK wide vote!
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School demands parents take more responsibility – now their sign is spreading like wildfire online

School demands parents take more responsibility – now their sign is spreading like wildfire online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"Dear parents..."
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Exactly!  Many parents nowadays just can't be bothered parenting their children and teaching them something as simple as manners and respect! Parents should legally be held responsible for their children!
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Trump's Press Secretary Falsely Claims: 'Largest Audience Ever to Witness an Inauguration, Period'

Trump's Press Secretary Falsely Claims: 'Largest Audience Ever to Witness an Inauguration, Period' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In his first official White House briefing, Sean Spicer blasted journalists for “deliberately false reporting,” and made categorical claims about crowd-size at odds with the available evidence.
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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 23, 10:38 AM

El populismo identico al fascismo desconoce la ética, sólo busca el poder. La mentira es para ellos un arma más. Pero quiza olvidan el poder de los medios libres, que odian, cuando presentan la evidencia fotográfica del numero de seguidores a su juramento (izquierda) frente al que obtuvo el negro Obama hace ocho años (derecha).

 

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44 Labour MPs write to May opposing plans for a hard Brexit

44 Labour MPs write to May opposing plans for a hard Brexit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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My family for generations have voted Labour, my friends are mostly Labour, we ALL voted to Leave the EU knowing full and well what that meant!  It was clear from all sides that a vote to Leave the EU, meant a vote to leave the single market! Cameron came back from the EU with nothing, because he not only asked for nothing, but the EU said they would not budge on the freedom of movement and no freedom of movement meant no access to the single market. Cameron spent £9 million of taxpayers money on a pamphlet posted to every household and in that pamphlet we were told that a vote to leave meant no access to the single market. People campaigning to leave where clear they wanted back control of our borders, an end to the freedom of movement of people from the EU, sovereignty and our money. The referendum has happened and the majority voted to Leave. Any interference with the triggering of Article 50 is a slap in the face of all those who did vote to Leave, and an attack on democracy! What is it going to take for Politicians to listen to the people? We want to protect our borders and choose who comes and goes, that is very clear, and we have been told that would mean no access to the single market, it's time to get on with it and get out! If Labour does not back getting us OUT asap they will lose our votes!
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Trump’s real war isn’t with the media. It’s with facts.

Trump’s real war isn’t with the media. It’s with facts. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Trump needs to delegitimize the media because he needs to delegitimize facts.
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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 23, 6:24 PM

Como buen populista, Trump vive creyendo, religiosamente, en su ideología simplificadora de la realidad, que es complejidad total, por eso su mayor enemigo no es el adversario politico o los medios, sino los Hechos. Como sucedió en los fascismos de los años treinta, la realidad, la facticidad terminarán por imponerse, pero esperemos no sea esta vez a costa de sesenta millones de muertos.

 

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White House website plugs Melania Trump's jewelry business

White House website plugs Melania Trump's jewelry business | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The revamped Trump White House website has reportedly added, then swiftly deleted a mention of First Lady Melania Trump’s jewellery business.
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The Disability page has gone, but Melania Trump's jewelry business was plugged, speaks volumes!
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Woman's new identity 'revealed to her domestic abuser by the DWP'

Woman's new identity 'revealed to her domestic abuser by the DWP' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has revealed a domestic violence victim’s identity to her abuser, an MP has claimed. Hannah Bardell, MP for Livingston, says one of her constituents approached her for help after the government released her identity to her abusive former partner while they were in the process of calculating her benefits. It is thought the move could have placed the woman at serious risk as she was on a police protection programme and her identity had been changed due to her violent ex-partner.
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A mental health director's moving story is a stark warning of the recklessness of Tory cuts

A mental health director's moving story is a stark warning of the recklessness of Tory cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
But mental health services are still being slashed across the country.
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Inauguration protesters vandalize, set fires, try to disrupt Trump’s oath, as police arrest nearly 100

Inauguration protesters vandalize, set fires, try to disrupt Trump’s oath, as police arrest nearly 100 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of protesters descend on Washington, some of them blocking checkpoints, preventing Trump supporters from making in to see ceremony.
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Lib Dem leader accuses Labour's Corbyn of giving up over Brexit

Lib Dem leader accuses Labour's Corbyn of giving up over Brexit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tim Farron says the Labour party is failing and that his party’s clear pro-EU stance can help it become the main opposition
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It was clear from all sides that a vote to Leave the EU, meant a vote to leave the single market! Cameron came back from the EU with nothing, because he not only asked for nothing, but the EU said they would not budge on the freedom of movement and no freedom of movement meant no access to the single market. 

Cameron spent £9 million of taxpayers money on a pamphlet posted to every household and in that pamphlet we were told that a vote to leave meant no access to the single market. 

People campaigning to leave where clear they wanted back control of our borders, an end to the freedom of movement of people from the EU, sovereignty and our money. 

The referendum has happened and the majority voted to Leave. Any interference with the triggering of Article 50 is a slap in the face of all those who did vote to Leave, and an attack on democracy! What is it going to take for Politicians to listen to the people? 

As for you Tim Farron, you are an opportunistic little weasel trying to jump on the bandwagon at the expense of democracy and the people of this country; the vote has happened, Article 50 should be triggered now!
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