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Let's kill the myth that right-wingers merely think those on the left are 'misguided'

Let's kill the myth that right-wingers merely think those on the left are 'misguided' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dominic Lawson, writing in the Daily Mail (yes, we're still having fun at the Rothermere Rag's expense - any objections? I thought not), has told us: "The tribal left is driven by hate." Paraphrasi...
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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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Debbie Abrahams MP Calls Slow Disability Payments “Unjust And Inhumane”

Debbie Abrahams MP Calls Slow Disability Payments “Unjust And Inhumane” | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams is calling for an end to the ‘injustice of delayed payments to disabled and terminally ill people’. Mrs Abrahams has spoken in a Westminster debate de...
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Don't Let The Garden Bridge Turn Into The Workfare Bridge, Tell @TheGardenBridge To Pay A Living Wage

Don't Let The Garden Bridge Turn Into The Workfare Bridge, Tell @TheGardenBridge To Pay A Living Wage | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
All those struggling with ever more vicious cuts to social security will be delighted to learn that millions of pounds of public money is soon to spent building a new bridge in Central London with ...
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Labour MP attacks academy group in maiden parliamentary speech

Labour MP attacks academy group in maiden parliamentary speech | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Inspiration Trust defends its record after Clive Lewis, who represents Norwich South, questions plans for Hewett school and Earlham early years centre
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Jeremy Corbyn is in the Labour leadership race. The real debate starts here | Owen Jones

Jeremy Corbyn is in the Labour leadership race. The real debate starts here | Owen Jones | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The current contenders are uninspiring and all but indistinguishable. The MP for Islington North offers the fresh, principled perspective the party so badly needs
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Victim's sister says Tory refusal to reveal benefit cuts deaths made her cry

Victim's sister says Tory refusal to reveal benefit cuts deaths made her cry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It's two years since David Clapson's death - but the Tories are refusing to reveal figures on similar cases. His sister Gill says she's had enough
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Disabled consumers ‘should embrace the badge of disability’ to get a better deal

Disabled consumers ‘should embrace the badge of disability’ to get a better deal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people should accept the “badge of disability” in order to increase their profile as consumers and help drive down the extra costs they face, according to a new report.The year-long Extra ...
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History project will dig deep into the past, thanks to Lottery cash

History project will dig deep into the past, thanks to Lottery cash | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded nearly £880,000 to a three-year project that will uncover disabled people’s history, through examination of eight unique buildings across England.Accentuate’s ...
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Minister feels for PIP throttle, despite delays and cancellations

Minister feels for PIP throttle, despite delays and cancellations | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The new minister for disabled people has brought forward plans to roll out the government’s new disability benefit to those with the highest support needs, despite continuing lengthy delays for tho...
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ILF closure: DPAC brings fight to save fund to the heart of Westminster

ILF closure: DPAC brings fight to save fund to the heart of Westminster | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled activists came close to forcing their way into the main debating chamber of the House of Commons during prime minister’s questions, in a last-ditch protest against the closure of the Indep...
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Iain Duncan Smith says campaign to reveal Tory benefits deaths is 'disgraceful'

Iain Duncan Smith says campaign to reveal Tory benefits deaths is 'disgraceful' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He's fighting a legal battle to keep the figures secret - yet the Work and Pensions Secretary claims Labour MPs are just 'frightening people'
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What's disgraceful is all the sick and disabled people you have killed!

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Figures detailing benefit-related deaths to be published, says David Cameron

Figures detailing benefit-related deaths to be published, says David Cameron | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Prime minister’s disclosure, in wake of 200,000-strong petition, comes two days after Iain Duncan Smith’s claim in parliament that such data did not exist
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Proof That Britons Have Got The Worst Deal In Europe When It Comes To Renting

Proof That Britons Have Got The Worst Deal In Europe When It Comes To Renting | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Property rental prices are a constant source of grief for Britons but a new study has now shown that the UK is actually getting the worst deal in the whole of Europe.

Rents in the UK are not only t
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How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations - Glenn Greenwald

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations - Glenn Greenwald | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This article was originally posted on The Intercept site by Glenn Greenwald.  [I can't say any of it surprises me.]  One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snow...
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Wednesday 8th July – DPAC Return to Parliament in a day of action to say #Balls2TheBudget.

Wednesday 8th July – DPAC Return to Parliament in a day of action to say #Balls2TheBudget. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
via Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) DPAC joined by Class War, Streets Kitchen, Black Dissidents & others Announce: Balls to the Budget #Balls2TheBudget Wednesday 8th July, 10.30 am Downing ...
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Labour says universal credit will take 495 years to roll out as costs rise £3bn

Labour says universal credit will take 495 years to roll out as costs rise £3bn | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cost of Iain Duncan Smith’s troubled plan for benefits rises to £15.8bn as Major Projects Authority report reveals HS2 also among schemes at high risk of failing
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Filing a class-action lawsuit against the government

Filing a class-action lawsuit against the government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Will you help to spread the word? We're filing a massive class-action lawsuit against the British Conservative government over its hugely unpopular, unfair and destructive Austerity plan. We see it as embezzlement of public funds. We need the best lawyer's support, and we believe we CAN WIN THIS. Please, SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS via any and every means at your disposal, including but not limited to facebook, twitter, email and word-of-mouth.
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Neo-Nazis doorstep holocaust survivor, deliver ‘Jews go home’ message on Star of David

Neo-Nazis doorstep holocaust survivor, deliver ‘Jews go home’ message on Star of David | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Neo-Nazis have been distributing anti-Jewish propaganda ahead of an anti-Semitic rally in North London, according to an elderly person living there.
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Big families could lose thousands of pounds a year under the Tories - here's why

Big families could lose thousands of pounds a year under the Tories - here's why | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Tories are sharpening their knives for a whole new set of benefit cuts. And this time it looks like the ones feeling the pain will be working families with kids
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One in four civil servants still faces discrimination at work, says watchdog

One in four civil servants still faces discrimination at work, says watchdog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One in four disabled civil servants still feels discriminated against at work, four years after Disability News Service revealed “disturbing” levels of discrimination, bullying and harassment acros...
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‘Unique history’ of disability arts movement set for preservation, thanks to £850K funding

‘Unique history’ of disability arts movement set for preservation, thanks to £850K funding | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded more than £850,000 to a project that will create a digital archive of the 40-year history of the disability arts movement.The Shape Arts project will cat...
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ILF closure: Process has caused ‘fear, stress and anxiety’, say researchers

ILF closure: Process has caused ‘fear, stress and anxiety’, say researchers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people who receive support through the Independent Living Fund (ILF) have been caused fear, stress and anxiety by the process leading to its closure, according to new research.A seminar or...
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ILF closure: Shock over government’s funding fiasco

ILF closure: Shock over government’s funding fiasco | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has yet to tell English local authorities how much money they will be given to deal with the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) – just five days before it shuts for good.Th...
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Osborne 'to cut highest rate of income tax' for rich as poor face welfare cuts

Osborne 'to cut highest rate of income tax' for rich as poor face welfare cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne has indicated in Treasury meetings that he might go ahead and cut the tax rate for high earners - at the same time £12bn is being slashed from the welfare budget
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Starve the children and disabled while you feed your fat faces!

 

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David Cameron's attempts to move the goalposts on poverty are a disaster - but don't take my word for it

David Cameron's attempts to move the goalposts on poverty are a disaster - but don't take my word for it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You can't define away poverty - and David Cameron himself has admitted that. 
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