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Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge

Petition: Amend PIP rules so that mentally disabled adults can get a Blue parking Badge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Currently rules on personal independence payments mean that mobility points, which allow people to access a Blue Badge for disabled parking, are allocated on a physical capacity to walk only not mental impairment.
This is demonstrably unrealistic & impacts both people with disabilities and carers.
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Establishment escalating attacks on SKWAWBOX and other left media

Establishment escalating attacks on SKWAWBOX and other left media | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Establishment and its media allies have long had the knives out for what might best be termed the ‘new left media’ (NLM), such as the SKWAWKBOX, Canary, Evolve Politics,  Another An…
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Six ways the UK’s financial regulation system is a protection racket for the elite

Regulators and government keep covering for large corporations' failures. After yet another stitch up, accounting expert Prem Sikka is calling it out.
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The Tories just showed their utter contempt for those hurt by Universal Credit

The government didn't even try to defend their controversial welfare reforms, failing to take part in a vote last night.
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EXCLUSIVE: People on Universal Credit are being refused prescriptions and dental care

GPs and dental practices can't tell who is eligible for free treatment under Universal Credit - meaning some claimants are going without, Left Foot Forward can
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All EU countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers | News | European Parliament

All EU countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers | News | European Parliament | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
EU countries refusing to relocate asylum seekers should have reduced access to EU funds, say MEPs in Parliament’s draft negotiating mandate on new Dublin rules.
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In David Gauke's world, universal credit is working well

In David Gauke's world, universal credit is working well | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A fifth of claimants are not paid on time, but the work and pensions secretary seems to think that is within ‘acceptable parameters’
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Universal credit isn’t about saving money – it’s about disciplining unemployed people

Universal credit isn’t about saving money – it’s about disciplining unemployed people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The scheme has cost a fortune and done nothing but cause suffering. So why does it exist at all? Tom Walker digs into universal credit’s origins in Tory ideology
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Theresa May calls for new dynamic for Brexit deal - but Angela Merkel says it's 'still not enough'

Theresa May calls for new dynamic for Brexit deal - but Angela Merkel says it's 'still not enough' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Theresa May has called for a new dynamic for Brexit deal at a dinner with European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday.
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We owe them nothing, it's the other way around, let's not forget all the billions they owe us from rebuilding their countries after the war! We need to control our borders, get hiring, training and building to make sure this is done. We will welcome anyone but they are to come here through legal channels. Stop making this more difficult than it needs to be and stop insulting the intelligence of those who voted to leave, they knew exactly what they where voting for and what leaving the EU meant, if they didn't they had and have an abundance of information available at their fingertips! Get on with the job and STOP giving in and giving away!
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Kamil Ahmad: Discrimination led to murder of disabled refugee, say friends

Kamil Ahmad: Discrimination led to murder of disabled refugee, say friends | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Friends of a disabled Kurdish asylum-seeker have spoken of the institutionalised discrimination that they believe led to his murder at the hands of a racist neighbour. Kamil Ahmad wanted nothing mo…
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Remploy refuses to carry out basic background checks for care inspection roles

Remploy refuses to carry out basic background checks for care inspection roles | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The company employed by the care watchdog to find service-users to help inspect residential homes and hospitals is failing to make the most basic background checks on its recruits, undercover journ…
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National summit set to build new alliances and ‘reinvigorate’ the movement

National summit set to build new alliances and ‘reinvigorate’ the movement | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Organisers of a national “summit meeting” of disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), grassroots campaigns and trade unions hope it will “reinvigorate” the disability movement. The National Disabled…
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Police watchdog orders force to reinvestigate treatment of autistic man

Police watchdog orders force to reinvestigate treatment of autistic man | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An independent watchdog has upheld an appeal by the family of a young autistic man who say he faced discrimination and mistreatment by a police force, months after it cleared another force of simil…
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The ignorance that is rampant in this country is appalling! 
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‘Child protection must not be used for dealing with the symptoms of increased poverty’

‘Child protection must not be used for dealing with the symptoms of increased poverty’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social work academics on why we must pause to evaluate the growing need for child protection services amidst a backdrop of austerity
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Lavery hits back at smear as MSM regurgitate old news

Lavery hits back at smear as MSM regurgitate old news | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour Party Chair and MP Ian Lavery is highly regarded, capable and proudly northern. He is also leading the ‘democracy review’ into Labour Party procedures ordered by Labour leader Je…
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German unions are pushing for a 28 hour working week. We need to too

They're preparing for automation, which is likely to eliminate millions of manufacturing jobs in the future.
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HALF of schools face a real-terms funding cut this year

The Tories claim education budgets are being protected -- new analysis suggests they're lying through their teeth.
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All EU countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers | News | European Parliament

All EU countries must take their fair share of asylum seekers | News | European Parliament | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
EU countries refusing to relocate asylum seekers should have reduced access to EU funds, say MEPs in Parliament’s draft negotiating mandate on new Dublin rules.
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Merkel had no right to open the borders inviting in people we know nothing about that could be murderers, paedophiles, rapists have all kinds of diseases not in our population, etc., without calling for a referendum, not on something as big as this; she was wrong and owes every person in every EU country an apology, at the very least! She wanted them, she can have them, we have enough homelessness, poverty and hunger and until we take care of them we have NO business caring for anyone else!
 
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Violet-Grace's parents 'welcome the change' to law that will see dangerous drivers face life in prison

Violet-Grace's parents 'welcome the change' to law that will see dangerous drivers face life in prison | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

THE parents of Violet-Grace Youens say they welcome plans that will see motorists who kill people in the most serious cases of dangerous driving…
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Universal credit is returning my city to the days of Cathy Come Home | Nick Forbes

Universal credit is returning my city to the days of Cathy Come Home | Nick Forbes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This new benefit seems designed to cause a housing crisis, writes Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle council
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Universal credit is designed to blame the poor for their poverty | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Universal credit is designed to blame the poor for their poverty | Giles Fraser: Loose canon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Loose canon: At my vicarage door, I am seeing the terrible impact of these changes to the benefits system. It is nothing short of gross malevolence on the part of the Tories
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UC makes the poor even poorer and is set up the way it is on purpose as is PIP/ESA and the FACT that the DWP pay TAXPAYERS money to ATOS, CAPITA AND MAXIMUS to outright LIE about people's disabilities and or chronic illnessess, causing more stress, anxiety and illness and then the cost to the TAXPAYERS once again as people have their cases overturned in the courts. They are not only treating our most vulnerable with utter contempt and disregard, but they are handing over our money to corporations to do it! 
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Trump: 'Ask General Kelly' if Obama called after son died in Afghanistan

Trump: 'Ask General Kelly' if Obama called after son died in Afghanistan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
White House records show chief of staff attended Gold Star families breakfast, report says, while Trump warns McCain he may ‘fight back’ over criticism in speech
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Trump, grow up and STOP with the jealousy and tit for tat!  
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Advisor says 30 local claimants with terminal cancer had PIP rejections overturned

Advisor says 30 local claimants with terminal cancer had PIP rejections overturned | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A welfare rights advisor has described how at least 30 local benefit claimants with terminal cancer have had their claims rejected in the last year, with every one of the decisions later overturned…
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Sir Bert Massie: Tributes to ‘a life committed to disabled people’s liberation’

Sir Bert Massie: Tributes to ‘a life committed to disabled people’s liberation’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tributes have been paid to Sir Bert Massie, the chair of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) throughout its seven years, who made a “fundamental” contribution to disabled people’s liberation, an…
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Second year of huge rises in disability hate crime, but causes still unclear

Second year of huge rises in disability hate crime, but causes still unclear | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of disability hate crimes recorded by the police rose by more than 50 per cent last year, according to new figures released by the Home Office. The rise in recorded disability hate crime…
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UK wants to promote its disability policies to rest of the world, says Mordaunt

UK wants to promote its disability policies to rest of the world, says Mordaunt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The minister for disabled people has dismissed a damning UN report on her government’s disability rights record, arguing that the rest of the world should instead be learning from the UK’s policies…
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LOL, promote your heinous, deplorable and contemptible treatment of the most vulnerable in our society, roflmao - I've heard it all now! 
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