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When are identical twins not identical twins? When they're disabled and the DWP says they're not.

When are identical twins not identical twins? When they're disabled and the DWP says they're not. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the DWP!)The Department of Work and Pensions has assessed two identical twins with Down's Syndrome - born just minutes apart - and awarded one with an allowance to help his famil...
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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | 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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Disabled girl who can't walk or talk takes modelling world by storm

Disabled girl who can't walk or talk takes modelling world by storm | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Holly Greenhow, nine, from Hemingford Grey in Cambridgeshire, has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, meaning she can't walk or talk. But she is in demand as a model and has posed for Tesco and Boden.
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This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article....
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When They Heard This Homeless Man's Voice, They Rushed Him Into A Studio

When They Heard This Homeless Man's Voice, They Rushed Him Into A Studio | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He was struggling to survive, but when a group of musicians hear the passion in his voice, they decided the world needed to hear him. 
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25 Feb Day of Action To Support Activist Arrested At Jobcentre

Solidarity with unemployed activist arrested for representing a jobseeker – call out by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty via Boycott Workfare Take part in a day of action at job centres Britain-...
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Cameron is clamping down on tax fraud. But by the working poor not the idle rich.

Cameron is clamping down on tax fraud. But by the working poor not the idle rich. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today!) It's not true at all that the Cameron government isn't tackling tax fraud. In fact, it has even brought in a US company - called Concentrix - to help HM Revenue an...
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Middle Class Solutions To Working Class Problems Is Why Charities Like MIND Keep Getting It So Wrong

Middle Class Solutions To Working Class Problems Is Why Charities Like MIND Keep Getting It So Wrong | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith must be pissing himself.  A report released at the end of last year by mental health charity MIND could not have gone further in endorsing the core ideas that lie behind his bungl...
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‘Failing Grayling’ could cost the Tories hundreds of thousands of votes

‘Failing Grayling’ could cost the Tories hundreds of thousands of votes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Politicians and legal workers lay into the Justice secretary as a poll finds that he is turning traditional voters off the Tories
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Andy Coulson perjury trial date set

Andy Coulson perjury trial date set | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Proceedings will begin on 21 April in Edinburgh, and relates to evidence former News of the World editor gave during trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan
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The very clever trick that could save you thousands on train tickets

The very clever trick that could save you thousands on train tickets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rail passengers could save themselves thousands after a computer programmer and train-lover combined ideas and created an algorithm to find fares so cheap they are hidden by companies.
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Rifkind and Straw Exposed in 'Cash for Access' Scandal - Just How Dirty are our Politicians?

Rifkind and Straw Exposed in 'Cash for Access' Scandal - Just How Dirty are our Politicians? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
News broke yesterday that two former cabinet members, Labour's Jack Straw and Tory Malcolm Rifkind, have accepted money from corporations in order to influence legislation in their favour. Caught o...
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Labour's plan to protect animals

Labour's plan to protect animals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's another terrific Labour Party policy announcement that seems to have been overlooked by the news media: Animal protection. The policy was announced by Maria Eagle and runs as follows: 1)    ...
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Strikes: monsters that are almost extinct - Flip Chart Fairy Tales

Strikes: monsters that are almost extinct - Flip Chart Fairy Tales | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After he wisely cautioned the government against further trade union legislation a few years ago, Norman Tebbit changed his tune in the Telegraph earlier this week, writes Flip Chart Rick. In a pie...
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Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’

Judicial Review Into DWP’s Disabled Benefits ‘Fiasco’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Expert lawyers have been given the green light to launch a judicial review into the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP’s) system for providing essential payments to disabled families, on behalf of vulnerable people who have been “left in the lurch” and have faced waits of up to 13 months for vital support.
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Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders

Social security (benefits) claimants are treated worse than offenders | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,013 Friday 27 February 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, in written evidence to the W...
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Labour would cut top level of university tuition fees to £6,000

Labour would cut top level of university tuition fees to £6,000 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband pledges to lower fees from £9,000 by curtailing pension tax reliefs if Labour is elected, arguing current system of student finance is broken

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Sell Off - The Abolition of Your NHS. Website accompanying film.

Additional resources and content for the film Sell Of - The Abolition of Your NHS, by director Peter Bach.
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Workfare Is A Betrayal Of Our Children And We Will All Pay The Price In Time

Workfare Is A Betrayal Of Our Children And We Will All Pay The Price In Time | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Most of the UK's successful creative people were probably once a NEET - meaning someone under 25 who is not in education, employment or training.  Tom Jones was famously revealed as workshy by his ...
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Is Iain Duncan Smith Bullshitting About Universal Credit? Of Course He Fucking Is

Is Iain Duncan Smith Bullshitting About Universal Credit?  Of Course He Fucking Is | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith has been back to his bull-shitting best with a string of wildly optimistic claims about the wonders of Universal Credit. Alongside the Secretary of State's rare appearances in the...
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Protesters accuse government of 'hijacking' Magna Carta anniversary

Protesters accuse government of 'hijacking' Magna Carta anniversary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As Chris Grayling opens Global Law summit, human rights activists and lawyers gather with effigy of justice secretary to protest about legal aid cuts
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New analysis finds that over 5 million people are earning less than Living Wage

New analysis finds that over 5 million people are earning less than Living Wage | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No areas in northern England make the TUC's list of top ten places for fair pay
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Voters 'brainwashed by Tory welfare myths', shows new poll

Voters 'brainwashed by Tory welfare myths', shows new poll | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers were accused of demonising benefits claimants in an attempt to justify their controversial decision to increase most state handouts by less than inflation.
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Grayling doesn't want you pursuing your legal rights - YouTube

Grayling doesn't want ordinary people pursuing their legal rights. He's actively decreasing access to the justice system by limiting it to those who can affo...
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PCS condemns privatisation of Universal Credit appointment booking - News archive - PCS

PCS condemns privatisation of Universal Credit appointment booking - News archive - PCS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Judge attacks Chris Grayling's ‘inaccurate’ legal aid guidance

Judge attacks Chris Grayling's ‘inaccurate’ legal aid guidance | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Chris Grayling was told by a judge today he issued “materially misleading and inaccurate” guidance on rights to legal aid at inquests.
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