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Andrew Marr: stroke has made me more aware of people with disabilities

Andrew Marr: stroke has made me more aware of people with disabilities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
BBC presenter says he is a changed man and sees the world differently after near fatal stroke in January
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Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News

Fears as government's Independent Living fund closes - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of disabled people in England face an uncertain future as the Independent Living Fund closes, with responsibility for funding moved to local authorities.
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Fifth of peers appointed by David Cameron are major Tory donors

Fifth of peers appointed by David Cameron are major Tory donors | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Of new Tory picks 11% are City fatcats while 43% are political cronies
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Tens of thousands of DLA to PIP lower rate mobility claimants could lose due to new decision

The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Peer claims £300-a-day expenses despite living 200m from House of Lords

Peer claims £300-a-day expenses despite living 200m from House of Lords | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Baroness Wilcox can walk to work in just a few minutes, but can still claim the full daily tax-free allowance
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As new Peers are to be created how DO you become a member of the House of Lords?

As new Peers are to be created how DO you become a member of the House of Lords? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has said he will push on with plans to create 50 new Peers this summer just as Lord Sewel quits
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Britain’s rich are thrust into the future. The poor get kicked back into the past | Aditya Chakrabortty

Britain’s rich are thrust into the future. The poor get kicked back into the past | Aditya Chakrabortty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Children and their parents relying on holiday food camps to eat – how can this be happening in 2015?
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Andy Burnham promises to table vote of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt

Andy Burnham promises to table vote of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has promised to move for the vote in response to an online petition
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25th ADA Anniversary

25th ADA Anniversary: Including People with Disabilities in Public Health
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Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary the Right Hon Jeremy Hunt

Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary the Right Hon Jeremy Hunt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hunt has alienated the entire workforce of the NHS by threatening to impose a harsh contract and conditions on first consultants and soon the rest of the NHS staff.
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HMRC wins “Missing Woods for Trees” award after cracking down on eBay users rather than eBay itself

HMRC wins “Missing Woods for Trees” award after cracking down on eBay users rather than eBay itself | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
HMRC have scooped the prestigious ‘Missing Woods for the Trees’ award after launching a huge crackdown on people who make money buying and selling on eBay, while simultaneously failing to notice th...
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Mark Steel: Blair's right! The last thing Labour needs is a leader people want to vote for

Mark Steel: Blair's right! The last thing Labour needs is a leader people want to vote for | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
At last sensible Labour politicians are injecting some maturity into the leadership debate. To start with, Tony Blair’s aide John McTernan called anyone who nominated Jeremy Corbyn a “moron”, which is such a refreshing change from the divisive and childish approach of the Left.
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Energy prices - Track our progress - Which?

Energy prices - Track our progress - Which? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Which? campaign to make people's lives fairer, simpler and safer. With your support, we get heard.
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Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in DWP secretary Ian Duncan Smith

Petition: To debate a vote of no confidence in DWP secretary Ian Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
For denying the existence of, and refusing to publish data on the deaths of claimants of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance between November 2011 and May 2014. This is despite the rulings of the Information Commissioner and public pressure resulting in a 200,000 strong petition.
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49 claimant deaths – evidence of DWP negligence cover-up grows

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Jeremy Corbyn opens MASSIVE 20-point lead in Labour leadership race

Jeremy Corbyn opens MASSIVE 20-point lead in Labour leadership race | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Private polling seen by the Daily Mirror shows Mr Corbyn set to top the ballot with 42%, way ahead of second-placed Yvette Cooper on 22.6%
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The austerity delusion | Paul Krugman

The long read: The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?
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The country where disabled people are beaten and chained - BBC News

The country where disabled people are beaten and chained - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Presenter Sophie Morgan visited Ghana and found that the stigma attached to being disabled can lead to confinement and torture.
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Doctors accuse government of ignoring Jeremy Hunt vote of no confidence calls

Doctors accuse government of ignoring Jeremy Hunt vote of no confidence calls | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
NHS workers accuse Westminster of using 'misleading' statistics to dismiss seven day working concerns
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Doctor's searing open letter slams the claim Michael Gove couldn't get an X-ray

Doctor's searing open letter slams the claim Michael Gove couldn't get an X-ray | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What started with the Justice Secretary tripping over a toy has turned into a political row - and consultant Tony Cartwright is not happy
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Tory attack on NHS backfires badly; Hunt and Gove (and Mrs Gove) labelled 'c---s'

Tory attack on NHS backfires badly; Hunt and Gove (and Mrs Gove) labelled 'c---s' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conservative Party bigwigs seem determined to make fools of themselves, and undermine their own policies, during the summer Parliamentary recess. Already, This Blog has recorded how Priti Patel sin...
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GPs to work in A&Es and mobile care units as NHS England announces eight new 'vanguards'

GPs to work in A&Es and mobile care units as NHS England announces eight new 'vanguards' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Urgent and emergency care ‘vanguards’ will try to reduce A&E pressures
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Sanction threat to health: Duncan Smith replies with lies

Sanction threat to health: Duncan Smith replies with lies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith has responded to the concerns of fellow Catholics over the harmful effects of benefit sanctions on health - by lying to them. Earlier this year, Catholic magazine The Tablet publi...
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Companies paying to escape prosecution for alleged corruption is not right - they must be properly punished

Companies paying to escape prosecution for alleged corruption is not right - they must be properly punished | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thanks to their use elsewhere in the world – and in light of out-of-court settlements negotiated previously by the Serious Fraud Office – we know what a bad Deferred Prosecution Agreement looks like: a settlement that is not in the public interest, in which companies and individuals can buy their way out of real punishment for serious crime.
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Yvette Cooper hits out at 'startlingly retro' Labour leadership campaign

Yvette Cooper hits out at 'startlingly retro' Labour leadership campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Contender for party leadership tells Guardian the campaign risks taking Labour back to 1950s, with women treated as incapable of top jobs
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