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David Weir Can't Get Accessible Council House

Paralympic legacy, anyone? PARALYMPIC hero David Weir has to drag himself upstairs by his arms to the toilet — because housing chiefs won’t give him a home with a downstairs loo.   David, who ...
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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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'Selling off NHS for profit': Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms

'Selling off NHS for profit': Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
PM David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Lib Dems Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are also on the list - here is the full rundown. Is your MP on there?
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‘Disabled woman’s life at risk’ after DWP harassment

‘Disabled woman’s life at risk’ after DWP harassment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disabled woman says her life is at risk following a “barrage” of texts and phone calls from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), threatening – unlawfully – to remove her benefits if she fa...
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Coalition government has learned nothing over the deaths of disabled due to their welfare reforms, which do NOT protect disabled or chronically sick and disabled people!

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ELECTION 2015: Green party faces questions over assisted suicide backing

ELECTION 2015: Green party faces questions over assisted suicide backing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Green party has been asked how it can justify calls for the legalisation of assisted suicide at the same time that it claims to be in favour of implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of P...
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ELECTION 2015: Plaid Cymru starts planning for more control over benefits

ELECTION 2015: Plaid Cymru starts planning for more control over benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Plaid Cymru wants to develop an employment and social security system that does more to support benefit claimants into work, “dealing with people fairly” and “without the use of sanctions”. In its ...
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ELECTION 2015: SNP pledges to block coalition’s PIP and DLA spending cuts

ELECTION 2015: SNP pledges to block coalition’s PIP and DLA spending cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has pledged to block plans to cut spending on disability benefits by £3 billion by 2017-18, if enough of its MPs are elected. In one of a series of manifesto commi...
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ELECTION 2015: Tories refuse to say which human rights they will dump

ELECTION 2015: Tories refuse to say which human rights they will dump | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative party are refusing to say which vital protections they would scrap if they win the election and abolish the Human Rights Act (HRA). The party’s manifesto says a Conservative govern...
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#ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich  #ToriesMustGo  #EdForChange

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Concerns for safety of missing hospital patient

Concerns for safety of missing hospital patient | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
POLICE are appealing for the public's help in tracing a vulnerable man who has been reported missing from a hospital in St Helens.
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'Ashamed' Tories quit Newsnight welfare debate at the last moment

'Ashamed' Tories quit Newsnight welfare debate at the last moment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conservative Mark Harper agreed to appear alongside rivals and Benefits Street star White Dee, but cancelled on the BBC show with two hours to spare
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Thanet Tory candidate owns website encouraging Hungarians to come to UK for work

Thanet Tory candidate owns website encouraging Hungarians to come to UK for work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
South Thanet Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay says he'd be "tough on economic migration" - but owns a site offering to find migrants low paid jobs
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A political party is threatening the union – and it's not the SNP

A political party is threatening the union – and it's not the SNP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nicola Sturgeon faces daily attacks for undermining England. But The Conservatives are hitting new lows with their latest proposal.
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How the New Flexible Economy Is Making Workers’ Lives Hell: Robert Reich

How the New Flexible Economy Is Making Workers’ Lives Hell: Robert Reich | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.
- 2015/04/21
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Ed Miliband interview: Labour leader explains why he's confident he'll be prime minister

Ed Miliband interview: Labour leader explains why he's confident he'll be prime minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
“We are making the weather,” Ed Miliband smiles as he lists the issues on which he claims  Labour has set the election agenda – zero hours contracts, non-doms, fiscal responsibility, the NHS.
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Hear Francis Maude PRAISING company set to cut hundreds of probation jobs

Hear Francis Maude PRAISING company set to cut hundreds of probation jobs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A secret recording caught Francis Maude praising outsourcing firm Sodexo - and promising a "flood" of similar privatisations if the Tories win a second term
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£2bn private health deals since David Cameron came to power new figures show

£2bn private health deals since David Cameron came to power new figures show | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Data reveals 40 per cent of national health service contracts have gone to private companies over past five years
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ELECTION 2015: UKIP’s silence on UN disability convention

ELECTION 2015: UKIP’s silence on UN disability convention | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
UKIP is refusing to say whether it is in favour of key sections of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Last week, its election manifesto made it clear that UKIP s...
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ELECTION 2015: Bus tour highlights disabled people’s voting power

ELECTION 2015: Bus tour highlights disabled people’s voting power | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A five-day bus tour across London has helped raise the profile of disabled people’s potential voting power in next month’s general election. London’s pan-disability disabled people’s organisation, ...
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ELECTION 2015: Lib Dem president ‘astonished’ at manifesto’s disability benefits failure

ELECTION 2015: Lib Dem president ‘astonished’ at manifesto’s disability benefits failure | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats’ disabled president has told Disability News Service (DNS) she is “astonished” that her party’s planned cuts to social security spending would not exempt all recipients of dis...
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ELECTION 2015: Labour’s disability manifesto chaos

ELECTION 2015: Labour’s disability manifesto chaos | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour’s launch of its disability manifesto has descended into chaos after major disagreements between a shadow minister and a leading disabled election candidate over how far it would go in govern...
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Can't Move | Find homes of a lifetime in your area

Can't Move | Find homes of a lifetime in your area | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Find your home of a lifetime! Could the perfect home be just around the corner from you? Enter your UK postcode to find out!
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Ridiculous and NO excuse!

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Forget the SNP, this is who the Tories could be about to get in bed with

Forget the SNP, this is who the Tories could be about to get in bed with | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DUP might end up in government with the Tory party - 10 reasons we should be afraid
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Tories accused of sinking to all-time low with this sick stroke 'joke'

Tories accused of sinking to all-time low with this sick stroke 'joke' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

The offensive image mocks the Stroke Association's Act FAST poster - illustrating each of the charity's three signs of a stroke with a picture of Ed Miliband

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Disgusting! Tories true colours shining through! #ToriesMustGo #EdForChange #ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich

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BBC accused of left-wing ambush on David Cameron over hostile Radio 1 interview

BBC accused of left-wing ambush on David Cameron over hostile Radio 1 interview | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Radio 1's Live Lounge presenter Chris Smith bets David Cameron £1,000 he won't win a majority, as PM faces grilling from highly critical audience of young people
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What a wus you are Cameron, you can't even deal with questions asked of you from  young adults without crying and accusing the BBC of a left-wing ambush, sounds like Farage. You Cameron are not nor will you ever be PM material!   #ToriesMustGo #EdForChange #ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich

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Fact Check: has austerity held back economic growth?

Fact Check: has austerity held back economic growth? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon says austerity has held the economy back. Is she right?
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Cuts to prison restorative justice show why Chris Grayling should be voted out | Eric Allison

Cuts to prison restorative justice show why Chris Grayling should be voted out | Eric Allison | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Justice minister Chris Grayling is an incompetent recidivist – cutting effective programmes like the one in Brixton the archbishop of Canterbury is visiting
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Trussell-Trust-foodbank-use-tops-one-million.pdf

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PLUS other groups who provide food packages to those in need. #ToriesMustGo

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