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Diane Abbott sacked by Ed Miliband in Labour reshuffle

Diane Abbott sacked by Ed Miliband in Labour reshuffle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Leftwing MP loses post of shadow public health minister after reportedly being told she had failed to show sufficient loyalty
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have just sent out a 'diary marker' to press organisations, notifying them of the Information Tribunal that will be held in Cardiff next week. Inevitably, there will be organisations I have misse...
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Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger’s sufferer who starved to death

Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger’s sufferer who starved to death | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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How to picture child poverty: The Mirror may have used a stock photo, but there was nothing fake about the story

How to picture child poverty: The Mirror may have used a stock photo, but there was nothing fake about the story | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Twitter is many things, and one of them is a gigantic classroom full of insufferable swots with their hands up going “Me! Me! I know! I know!” You cannot get away with anything without a Twitter swot pointing out you are wrong. So when the Mirror ran a picture of a crying child, apparently hungry, to illustrate its front-page story that one million Britons (including 330,000 children) are now using food banks, up popped someone to declare that the youngster was not British, but American, she was not crying because she was starving, but because she had lost her pet earthworm, and it had been taken in 2009, not 2014. It turned out the Mirror had used a picture by the American photographer Lauren Rosenbaum, who had documented her daughter Anne’s tears over the earthworm, and later had sold it to Getty’s picture library for general use.
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Christian charity hits back over Tory attacks on food banks

Christian charity hits back over Tory attacks on food banks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Praise from David Cameron for Trussell Trust at odds with Iain Duncan Smith attack
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Holidays are precious, but work dominates our lives more than ever

Holidays are precious, but work dominates our lives more than ever | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: The world is changing profoundly, and traditional working patterns have fallen out of step. We need to reclaim our free time
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Labour considers raising national insurance to fix £30bn NHS 'black hole'

Labour considers raising national insurance to fix £30bn NHS 'black hole' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Drastic action needed to keep NHS in anything like its current form, says former minister Frank Field, as elderly care costs rise
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NHS whistleblower wins landmark dismissal case - Telegraph

NHS whistleblower wins landmark dismissal case - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"Dystopian" culture of NHS laid bare by landmark whistleblower ruling, MPs say
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From 2013: Neglect and Low Standards at Bupa Care Homes in Scotland

From 2013: Neglect and Low Standards at Bupa Care Homes in Scotland | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is from Private Eye's edition for the 1st - 14th November 2013. Bupa in Scotland Home Affront Something appears to be seriously wrong within Bupa care homes in Scotland. Company bosses were su...
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Video interview on pensions reform | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Video interview on pensions reform | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I recently did an interview for the World Finance website on why I don't like the Budget pension reforms.You can read a transcription on their website here or
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How Labour would reform the Work Capability Assessment

How Labour would reform the Work Capability Assessment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The resignation of the Conservative Mayor of Swindon following his appalling comments about disabled people was a reminder of the discrimination that far too many of our fellow citizens face every day.
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Sanction figures: Shurely shome mishtake?

Sanction figures: Shurely shome mishtake? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There's something not quite right about the DWP's latest statistics covering benefit sanctions. I'd go into it in detail but, in the spirit of the saying that a picture can tell a story better than...
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Tory party made 73 electioneering phone calls during 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial

Tory party made 73 electioneering phone calls during 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shocking gaffe follows on from Wirral West MP Esther McVey's party-political tweet during memorial service On Tuesday
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have just sent out a 'diary marker' to press organisations, notifying them of the Information Tribunal that will be held in Cardiff next week. Inevitably, there will be organisations I have misse...
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'We were wrong': Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger's sufferer who starved to death just five months later weighing five-and-a-half stone

'We were wrong': Government admits it should not have axed disability benefits of Asperger's sufferer who starved to death just five months later weighing five-and-a-half stone | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mark Wood, 44, weighed just five-and-a-half stone when he died after staff from Government contractor Atos assessed him as being fit to work - despite suffering from more than seven disabilities and illnesses, including Asperger's syndrome.
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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Wreckage could be found within a week as search reaches 'very critical juncture', says minister

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Wreckage could be found within a week as search reaches 'very critical juncture', says minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is at “a very critical juncture”, with the area officials believe the wreckage could be in narrowing significantly over the next two days, Malaysia’s acting transport minister has said.
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Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues

Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Carolyne Willow: The method of restraint that ended up killing Gareth in Rainsbrook may have been phased out, but questions surround its replacement
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Foreign doctors 'should face tougher skills test before practising in UK'

Foreign doctors 'should face tougher skills test before practising in UK' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Studies published in British Medical Journal say medics trained overseas are often not as competent as those schooled in UK
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HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Firms could buy 'anonymised' financial details under scheme described by senior Tory MP as 'borderline insane'
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Benefits claimants who smoke & have satellite TV pay the penalty

Benefits claimants who smoke & have satellite TV pay the penalty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE debate over benefits claimants being denied money from a hardship fund if they smoke or own a satellite dish has reopened. It comes after it emerged North Lincolnshire Council had only spent 17...
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NHS whistleblower: I was accused of fraud and sexual impropriety - Telegraph

NHS whistleblower: I was accused of fraud and sexual impropriety - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dr Raj Mattu, a cardiologist who “hounded mercilessly” out of his job after raising concerns about patient safety, says hospital tried to blacken his name and put him under surveillance
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

I have just sent out a 'diary marker' to press organisations, notifying them of the Information Tribunal that will be held in Cardiff next week. Inevitably, there will be organisations I have misse...
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Osborne brings in new tax avoidance laws; city minister undermines him

Osborne brings in new tax avoidance laws; city minister undermines him | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne's latest attempt to make us think that Conservatives can be tough on tax avoiders has lasted less than a week. The part-time Chancellor announced measures that meant avoiders faced b...
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At last, Labour has a plan for getting disabled people into employment

At last, Labour has a plan for getting disabled people into employment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sue Marsh: Rachel Reeves and Kate Green are moving Labour away from defining the problem as one of 'shirkers' who can work but don't
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Anger as record number of maimed troops are denied disability benefit in Government's controversial assessments

Anger as record number of maimed troops are denied disability benefit in Government's controversial assessments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hundreds of injured ex-soldiers are being declared fit for work by by the Government's assessment company in spite of injuries they suffered in Afghanistan and Iraq (file picture).
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Tories apologise for making electioneering phone calls during Hillsborough memorial

Tories apologise for making electioneering phone calls during Hillsborough memorial | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tories) As if a Merseyside Tory MP tweeting a political attack during the 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial wasn't bad enough - it's now been revealed that local Tories ...
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