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McAlpine v Bercow – no justice here …

McAlpine v Bercow – no justice here … | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The outcome of Sally Bercow’s libel trial is an absolute travesty of – well, I was going to say justice, but this has nothing to do with justice at all. Her *Innocent Face* tweet was in response to...
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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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Pressure on Hunt to reveal what he knew about A&E major incident rules row

Pressure on Hunt to reveal what he knew about A&E major incident rules row | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is under pressure to come clean on what he knew about changes to major incident rules at the height of A&E crisis
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Big Society has failed those it promised to help

Big Society has failed those it promised to help | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite Cameron's promises we are heading towards a more divided society
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Disabled Gateshead man Alan Barnes attacked by cowardly thug outside his home

Disabled Gateshead man Alan Barnes attacked by cowardly thug outside his home | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A cowardly robber knocked vulnerable 67-year-old Alan Barnes to the ground breaking his collar bone
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We must defend Katie Price’s right to welfare benefits for her disabled son | Frances Ryan

We must defend Katie Price’s right to welfare benefits for her disabled son | Frances Ryan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Attacks on the celebrity’s entitlement to state support are part of a deeper assault on the principle of social security
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Polly Toynbee on David Cameron: Don't underestimate him, he's a ruthless man - video

Polly Toynbee on David Cameron: Don't underestimate him, he's a ruthless man - video | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee argues that if Cameron's party win again, they plan £48bn more cuts. The Conservatives are taking Britain to the brink
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David Cameron Plots The Social Cleansing Of The South

David Cameron Plots The Social Cleansing Of The South | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A further cut in the Benefit Cap, as pledged by David Cameron yesterday, could lead to the social cleansing of the entire south of England as families on benefits are pushed ever further north by s...
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Rachel Reeves could single-handedly lose the election for Labour

Rachel Reeves could single-handedly lose the election for Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'll say it if nobody else will - Rachel Reeves is so stupid she could lose Labour the election. Work and Pensions is a gaping policy open-goal for the Tories but Ms Reeves can't see this and wants...
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Angry MPs slam IDS’s ‘cruel trick’

Angry MPs slam IDS’s ‘cruel trick’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The only English-language socialist daily newspaper in the world, published six days a week.
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Stephen Hawking: NHS is Britain's finest public service and must be preserved from commercial interests

Stephen Hawking: NHS is Britain's finest public service and must be preserved from commercial interests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The NHS "must be preserved from commercial interests who want to privatise it", Professor Stephen Hawking has warned, in a heartfelt tribute to the health service, recorded to accompany a new documentary about his life.
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100 stories in 100 days - Scope's new campaign

100 stories in 100 days - Scope's new campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A lot of people don’t know a disabled person or really understand their life. As a result, almost two thirds of us feel awkward, panic or avoid interaction with disabled people – and that goes for ...
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Food banks: MPs call for fresh inquiry into scale of UK food poverty

Food banks: MPs call for fresh inquiry into scale of UK food poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A cross-party group of MPs has called on government to commission research into the extent and causes of food insecurity and the growth in food banks
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Health, housing, poverty: the coalition's social policy record audited

Health, housing, poverty: the coalition's social policy record audited | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The coalition promised that austerity cuts would be shared equally between rich and poor, young and old. It didn’t turn out quite like that, a new study finds
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Forget the Greens – if the UK wants a truly leftwing party, it might have to grow its own

Forget the Greens – if the UK wants a truly leftwing party, it might have to grow its own | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: The Greens are rising in popularity but if they are the protest vote for the left, then the left has become a fairly meaningless term
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Woman issues warning over drink spike terror

Woman issues warning over drink spike terror | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A YOUNG woman who believes her drink was spiked during a night out says the experience has left her terrified and scared to leave the house.
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The Tories’ PIP failure has left thousands of disabled people without support

The Tories’ PIP failure has left thousands of disabled people without support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Statistics show that thousands of disabled people are still waiting over 16 weeks just to get an assessment
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Councillor 'still a risk to children'

Councillor 'still a risk to children' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Cornwall councillor continues to pose a "serious and enduring risk" to children, a review concludes.
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Bank of England governor attacks eurozone austerity

Bank of England governor attacks eurozone austerity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mark Carney says eurozone is caught in a debt trap and should ease hardline budget cuts just days after the Syriza election directly challenged policy
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Fuck Landlords, Fuck Politicians, It's Time To Take Our City Back From The Rich

Fuck Landlords, Fuck Politicians, It's Time To Take Our City Back From The Rich | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a world run for people, not private profit, sorting out a place to live would be no big deal. There are already far more empty homes than there are homeless people. They are not even that expens...
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Daily Mail caught stirring up hate against benefit claimants with fake story?

Daily Mail caught stirring up hate against benefit claimants with fake story? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail has been accused of using an actor to fabricate a story stirring up hatred against benefit claimants. Its article I'm TOO FIT to work! Gym enthusiast who spends four hours a day work...
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15 Labour MPs release statement calling for change in party policy direction

15 Labour MPs release statement calling for change in party policy direction | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A group of 15 Labour MPs have issued a public statement this morning, expressing concern about elements of Labour's policy agenda, and urging a change of course in three key areas. The letter - signed by MPs on the left of the Parliamentary Labour Party - calls for an alternative to Labour's current
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I'm frightened of needing the loo: #100days100stories

I'm frightened of needing the loo: #100days100stories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angie first shared her story with us in March 2014. We're republishing it here as part of Scope's 100 Days, 100 Stories campaign. How would you feel if you couldn't have a drink of water, because t...
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In social policy there’s no escaping the big generational divide

In social policy there’s no escaping the big generational divide | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tom Clark: The protection of the state pension and the NHS under the coalition suggest a systematic bias against the young
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Delays and disarray shatter lives of new disability claimants

Delays and disarray shatter lives of new disability claimants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people waiting more than a year for benefits as personal independence payments (PIP) come under scrutiny by MPs
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Poorest hit hardest by coalition changes, says report

Poorest hit hardest by coalition changes, says report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cuts to welfare offset by tax cuts higher up income scale, with no overall contribution to paying down deficit, study finds
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