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Local councils the stupid bedroom tax cowards

Local councils could take 150,000 to 200,000 households out of the bedroom tax at a stroke by ruling that a bedroom has to have a minimum usable floor space of 70 square feet.  This is within their...
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Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man

Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rob Tomlinson, who has cerebral palsy, had to bathe in a paddling pool after Iain Duncan Smith’s rules forced him out of the home converted for his care
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This is why Corbyn needs to be elected and with the right team changes desperately needed will happen!

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Why publishing the Labour leadership result will help, not hurt, Corbyn

The Labour leadership candidate is expected to win among all three sections - his mandate will be even greater. 
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Those with the most to fear from a Corbyn-led Labour – and the most to gain

This week's Politics Column from the New Statesman's political editor.
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More than 2,500 benefit claimants have died after being found fit for work

More than 2,500 benefit claimants have died after being found fit for work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There's been widespread fury as the Tories finally released the total today - only after 250,000 furious people signed a petition
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Jeremy Corbyn says Iain Duncan Smith should resign over fit for work deaths

Jeremy Corbyn says Iain Duncan Smith should resign over fit for work deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour leadership frontrunner spoke out in a Mirror hustings after it emerged 2,650 people have died after being declared 'fit for work'
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Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system | Frances Ryan

Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system | Frances Ryan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 80 people a month are now dying after being declared ‘fit for work’. The safety net that used to be there for the most vulnerable is being torn to shreds
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More than 2,300 died after fit for work assessment - DWP figures - BBC News

More than 2,300 died after fit for work assessment - DWP figures - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some 2,380 people have died after being found fit for work and losing benefits, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show.
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IDS, the government and anyone who stands by and does nothing about this are guilty of murder - you have the blood of these THOUSANDS of people on your hands! This is unacceptable and has to STOP NOW!

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Known number of deaths while claiming incapacity benefits nears 100,000

Known number of deaths while claiming incapacity benefits nears 100,000 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has admitted defeat in its attempt to hide the number of people who have died while claiming incapacity benefits since November 2011 - and has announced that th...
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OMG how many have to DIE before people stand up and say ENOUGH? As a country we have to come together and STOP this now or those who do nothing are just as guilty of killing these people, you have their blood on your hands!

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Vulnerable are easy targets for benefits sanctions

Vulnerable are easy targets for benefits sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THOSE who are 'under-educated' or mentally ill are the easy victims of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare changes, and some ambitious Job Centre workers are hitting their sanctions targets at any cost.
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SNPs Joan McAlpine accuses IDS of being pantomime villain

SNPs Joan McAlpine accuses IDS of being pantomime villain | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
JOAN says Work and Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan Smith is the pantomime villain of politics, and he wouldn't dare show his face in Easterhouse again.
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Room use, disability and bedroom tax - A favourable UT precedent

Room use, disability and bedroom tax - A favourable UT precedent | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you have a reasonable alternate use of a room in your home that can be supported by professional evidence then a therapy room or store room can be deemed NOT to be a bedroom. The Upper Tribunal ...
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Pressure mounts on Iain Duncan Smith to resign

Pressure mounts on Iain Duncan Smith to resign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An online petition sees thousands demand the resignation of pensions and work secretary over fake case studies farce
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Sanctions of people on disability benefits has risen by 30% in a year

Sanctions of people on disability benefits has risen by 30% in a year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Almost 7 out of every hundred people on disability benefits was sanctioned last year
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Inexcusable and reprehensible!

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The five most dangerous myths about sickness and disability benefits

Iain Duncan Smith’s “overhaul” of the benefit system is surrounded by harmful distortions.
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Watch smug IDS tell MPs to stop 'lecturing' him for hushing up benefits deaths

Watch smug IDS tell MPs to stop 'lecturing' him for hushing up benefits deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour MPs want Iain Duncan Smith to reveal the truth - but they've been accused of  'chuntering away' and 'scaremongering about suicide'
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Victim of Tory benefit cuts starved to death four months after 'fit to work'

Victim of Tory benefit cuts starved to death four months after 'fit to work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When police found Mark Wood there was just half a banana and a tin of tuna in his house
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Labour leadership election: party to check voting history of new supporters

Labour leadership election: party to check voting history of new supporters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Party reverses decision not to use internal canvass data that reveals people’s voting histories after three of the four leadership candidates raised concerns
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Statement On DWP Mortality Data

Statement On DWP Mortality Data | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
New Approach Statement  A number of statements have been made by the DWP, Iain Duncan Smith and his ministers since the Conservatives won the election in May. These have, by and large, revolved aro...
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Thousands have died soon after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP’s benefit tests

Thousands have died soon after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP’s benefit tests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of people have died within six weeks of being found ‘fit to work’ by the Government’s disability benefits test, departmental figures show.
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This is murder!  IDS, the government and anyone who stands by and does nothing about this are guilty of murder - you have the blood of these THOUSANDS of people on your hands! This is unacceptable and has to STOP NOW!

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Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DWP figures show

Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DWP figures show | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Campaigners demand welfare overhaul after statistics reveal 2,380 people died between 2011 and 2014 shortly after being declared able to work
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IDS, the government and anyone who stands by and does nothing about this are guilty of murder - you have the blood of these THOUSANDS of people on your hands!

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DWP reveals benefit claimant deaths (From Herald Scotland)

DWP reveals benefit claimant deaths (From Herald Scotland) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP's death statistics are getting mainstream media publicity and it would be welcome if these reports get as much publicity as possible. Here's one: Nearly 10,000 people claiming benefits died...
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DWP kills thousands of sick and disabled people -DO ANY OF YOU CARE ENOUGH TO HELP PUT A STOP TO THIS?

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Record View: Scandalous policies must be put into reverse

Record View: Scandalous policies must be put into reverse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
AFTER a whistleblower spoke out against vulnerable job seekers being targetted by benefit sanctions, RECORD VIEW demands change.
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We Need to Talk About Sexual Harassment

We Need to Talk About Sexual Harassment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Saying that women should travel in single-sex carriages to avoid harassment is much the same as suggesting that women should dress conservatively in order to avoid being raped. The measure places responsibility in the hands of women.
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Forget heartless, IDS is INCOMPETENT

Forget heartless, IDS is INCOMPETENT | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The man whose policies have single handedly managed to increase the housing benefit bill by a billion pounds per year in real terms  - or about £2.74 million per day if you prefer - with the bedroo...
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Tories to bury immigration figures under House of Lords new peers announcement

Tories to bury immigration figures under House of Lords new peers announcement | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers will reveal the appointment of dozens of Tory cronies and donors as immigration soars to its 320,000-a-year peak under Labour
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It’s time we gave our most vulnerable people proper protection in custody | Chris Bath

It’s time we gave our most vulnerable people proper protection in custody | Chris Bath | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Appropriate Adult scheme was meant to protect mentally vulnerable detainees. But many are being interviewed by police without any support
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