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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression - Telegraph

Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Senior ministers now believe the rules should be reviewed in order to reduce the “huge” numbers of people who are declared unfit for work due to mental health problems.
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The rise of foodbanks in Germany is increasing the commodification of poverty without addressing its structural causes

The rise of foodbanks in Germany is increasing the commodification of poverty without addressing its structural causes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The past two decades have seen a massive rise in the number of foodbanks in Germany, often linked to the country’s welfare reforms. But what are the consequences of foodbanks, beyond simply helping...
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Was the Government's Decision to Tighten Disability Benefits Unlawful?

As a charity representing thousands of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) it's concerning when we see sensationalised stories in the media about 'benefit cheats' and 'disability scroungers'. These unappealing headlines, along with the much publicised Government benefit crackdown, do little to help members of the public understand what it's really like to live with a disability.
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Is David #Cameron’s madness getting worse? (#uk #politics)

Is David #Cameron’s madness getting worse? (#uk #politics) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Just as we are getting to the time when the current government will well and truly bite the dust, it seems that the madness of David Cameron is going into overdrive. First of all, he tries to railr...
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Get rid of large TVs and fridges if you want to save the planet

Get rid of large TVs and fridges if you want to save the planet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ditching large televisions and fridge-freezers could save households up to £36 a year on bills, according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
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I can only imagine the size of televisions and fridge freezers and how many of them they have. 

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Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of 'mass exodus' of members

Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of 'mass exodus' of members | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory activists say disquiet over issues such as HS2 and same-sex marriage have led to membership falling by 10%
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Both the private and public sectors need a payrise | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Both the private and public sectors need a payrise | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When public servants protested over low pay on 10 July the reaction of some was to seek to divide public and private sector workers – suggesting that the p
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The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Antony Loewenstein: At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that's a 'totalitarian mentality'
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The security services are already snooping on us - why aren't we out in the streets about it?

The security services are already snooping on us - why aren't we out in the streets about it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No matter what Nick Clegg might say, the Coalition government will be reintroducing - and rushing into effect - Theresa May's long-cherished Snooper's Charter on Monday. This is her plan to ride ro...
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DISGRACE: #Cameron supports #Israel's right to defend itself by murdering women and children (#gaza #palestine)

DISGRACE: #Cameron supports #Israel's right to defend itself by murdering women and children (#gaza #palestine) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Robin Beste writes for Stop the War Coalition on how David Cameron is supporting an act of cold-blooded murder by Israel. The actions of Israel far surpass any reasonable concept of self-defence an...
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Prime Minister will attempt to solve the Tory's 'women problem' in Government reshuffle next week

Prime Minister will attempt to solve the Tory's 'women problem' in Government reshuffle next week | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron is set to tackle his “women problem” by promoting a series of high-flying female ministers in the Government reshuffle due next week.
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This surveillance bill puts our hard-won freedom in peril

This surveillance bill puts our hard-won freedom in peril | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Harry Leslie Smith: All the data retention and investigatory powers bill will do is put a leash on the human spirit and deaden the hearts of those who desire to live in a free and liberal nation
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David Cameron to promote women in major reshuffle - Telegraph

David Cameron to promote women in major reshuffle - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister will use a reshuffle to promote female rising stars to ministerial and Cabinet positions
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Five minutes with Richard Layard: "Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society"

Five minutes with Richard Layard: "Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Richard Layard discusses the importance of combating mental illness and his new book, Thrive: The Power of Evidence-B...
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Inequality in the UK Is Now a Massive Problem

Inequality in the UK Is Now a Massive Problem | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
How can we reverse this inequality between the rich and the poor, and the North and the South in the UK? We must take bold economic steps to realign our currency to make British goods affordable and desirable for the rest of the world. If we had a more competitive pound, manufacturing would expand, creating more jobs for reasonable rates of pay across the whole country.
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Tory MP deletes tweet claiming Tories "implemented minimum wage"

Tory MP deletes tweet claiming Tories "implemented minimum wage" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tory Party!) Tory MP Guy Opperman has deleted this tweet (from politwoops): It seems even Guy thought this was one claim too many. Because of course the Tory party didn't imp...
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Iain Duncan Smith to be hauled out of Work and Pensions position after Bedroom Tax blunder

Iain Duncan Smith to be hauled out of Work and Pensions position after Bedroom Tax blunder | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron wanted to move the Work and Pensions Secretary two years ago but was thwarted when the former Tory leader threatened to quit the Cabinet
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L - LOSER! 

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Labour calls for regular checks on child poverty

Labour calls for regular checks on child poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As figures show an extra 300,000 children living in households that cannot afford to keep their house warm, Labour accuses Osborne of ignoring the issue
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The Secret Deal that Threatens the Food on Your Plate

A controversial trade deal between the EU and the US is now being negotiated. The biggest in history, it has the power to affect every part of the food chain.  Untangling the EU-US trade talks : Wh...
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Home Office defends Butler-Sloss amid claims of cover-up over bishop

Home Office defends Butler-Sloss amid claims of cover-up over bishop | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reports claim retired judge excluded victim's accounts of abuse by priests in review because she 'cared about the Church'
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8 powerful reasons why Butler-Sloss cannot head the VIP child abuse inquiry

8 powerful reasons why Butler-Sloss cannot head the VIP child abuse inquiry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire) Here are 8 extremely compelling reasons why Baroness Butler-Sloss should stand down as head of the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians and other powerful figures: 1)...
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C of E publishes critical child abuse report - 10 years too late!

C of E publishes critical child abuse report - 10 years too late! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Church of England!) The Diocese of Chichester has just published a detailed report on child abuse which was commissioned by the former Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reveren...
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Tories are 'failing to turn economic recovery into political capital', latest poll shows

Tories are 'failing to turn economic recovery into political capital', latest poll shows | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A “voteless recovery” is harming the Conservatives’ prospects at next year’s general election as David Cameron reaps little or no reward from the improving economy.
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"L - LOSERS"   Fiddling numbers and lying to the electorate!

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Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter

Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron is planning to revive the controversial “snoopers’ charter” through a wide-ranging review of the laws allowing public bodies to access private communications, which he announced today alongside emergency surveillance legislation.
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David Cameron to promote women and younger men in cabinet reshuffle

David Cameron to promote women and younger men in cabinet reshuffle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Osborne, Hague and May set to stay but 'old lags' are expected to make way for 'youthful and modern Tory face'
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Why bother not one of you has any empathy or concern for the disabled, sick, vulnerable or anyone for that matter!

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