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An open letter to Michael Gove

An open letter to Michael Gove | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dear Mr Gove, As a teacher I feel it is my duty to educate you as to what exactly it is that we teachers do all day, since you seem to be absolutely clueless. As your latest proposal to lengthen sc...
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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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How I stopped worrying and learned to love Brexit | Arwa Mahdawi

How I stopped worrying and learned to love Brexit | Arwa Mahdawi | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After a year and a half of remoaning, I’ve decided to blindly follow our wise leaders to a post-EU wonderland. It’s as if a 350m-tonne weight has suddenly been lifted
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Let’s stop being so shy about it: there is a Conservative case for redistribution | Nick Denys

Let’s stop being so shy about it: there is a Conservative case for redistribution | Nick Denys | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The systematic injustice we’re seeing is not the result of ‘evil Tories’ wanting to punish the poor, writes the Conservative activist and founder of Tory Workers
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You can start by paying UC after 1 week, as most on UC don't have ANY savings and live paycheck to paycheck!
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The burka ban in Quebec raises some serious questions about how men see women

The burka ban in Quebec raises some serious questions about how men see women | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Quebec has become the latest place where face coverings have been partially banned. It means those using public services (pretty much everyone) will have to uncover.
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'Only 5 MPs who are disabled is a disgrace'

'Only 5 MPs who are disabled is a disgrace' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Looking at the role model of the UK Parliament when it comes to representing a diverse UK
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Inspired by #MeToo, I talked to a sexist I actually love

Inspired by #MeToo, I talked to a sexist I actually love | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It’s 8pm on a Thursday, and I’m sweating through my t-shirt waiting for the phone to ring. The expected caller is a 64-year-old man who has for decades made inappropriate comments about women, and I’ve reached out so that he and I can have a direct conversation about his behavior. I’m feeling galvanized t
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Austerity puts public workers’ wages below private sector

Austerity puts public workers’ wages below private sector | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Workers in public sector received hourly earnings of 0.6% less than their private counterparts, for first time since 2008 financial crash
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Rethink on housing benefit cap for elderly and vulnerable

Rethink on housing benefit cap for elderly and vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Move follows outcry from charities and evidence that housing projects have been abandoned
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If the police give up on low-level crime, we all pay a high price | Deborah Orr

If the police give up on low-level crime, we all pay a high price | Deborah Orr | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When the blue light becomes a white flag, it sends a troubling message to victims and criminals, writes the Guardian columnist Deborah Orr
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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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Brexit opinions stick: Opinium poll shows little shift

Brexit opinions stick: Opinium poll shows little shift | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Voters are holding firm to old views – but are more pessimistic about the outcome of talks with the EU
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UK business chiefs unite to demand urgent Brexit transition deal

UK business chiefs unite to demand urgent Brexit transition deal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Five major lobby groups write letter to David Davis in latest sign of employers’ growing alarm about state of talks with EU
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Backbench Tories hint at significant universal credit climbdown

Backbench Tories hint at significant universal credit climbdown | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MPs suggest six-week wait for first benefit payment could be reduced to a month despite May’s insistence system is working
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1 week is more than sufficient, the majority of those claiming UC have nothing to fall back on - NO £ - a month is too long!
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All former living presidents appear together at hurricane relief concert

All former living presidents appear together at hurricane relief concert | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
All five living former presidents have appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a benefit concert for communities affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.
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Soaring airport drop-off fees 'severe'

Soaring airport drop-off fees 'severe' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Charges for picking up and dropping off passengers at some UK airports have risen by as much as 100%.
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Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte offers to shoot criminals himself

President Duterte says he will "pull the trigger" as he threatens to hand powers back to police accused of human rights abuses.
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Woman lives by candlelight with no power or heating after her benefits were axed

Woman lives by candlelight with no power or heating after her benefits were axed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Desperate Donna Cross said: “I just wish I could get off the couch, have a wash, clean my clothes, have a hot meal and live like a normal person"
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Mum-to-be had her Universal Credit payments slashed to a penny a month

Mum-to-be had her Universal Credit payments slashed to a penny a month | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Keeley Sheppard, 20, was stunned when she looked in her account and found the paltry sum
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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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