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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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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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Saving our Safety Net

Saving our Safety Net | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Government’s review of EU powers: no support for repatriation | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Government’s review of EU powers: no support for repatriation | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last summer, I blogged about the government’s Balance of Competences Review and the first batch of reports. I concluded then that the reports must have been
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Confirmed - The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Confirmed - The FULL Impact of Cuts Disabled People Face | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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House of Lords criticises right-to-be-forgotten laws as 'unworkable and wrong in principle'

House of Lords criticises right-to-be-forgotten laws as 'unworkable and wrong in principle' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
So-called ‘right to be forgotten’ legislation introduced by the European Court of Justice has been described by the House of Lords as both unworkable and undesirable in a new report.
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Patients receiving 'second choice' drugs because of supply shortages

Patients receiving 'second choice' drugs because of supply shortages | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 GP forced to write prescriptions for alternatives to common medicines harming patients' treatment
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Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015 – poll

Three in 10 Conservative voters would prefer Ukip coalition in 2015 – poll | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory support for Ukip pact narrowly trails that for another deal with Lib Dems in event of hung parliament next year
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London Assembly report calls for action as rough sleepers rise 23% » Housing » 24dash.com

London Assembly report calls for action as rough sleepers rise 23% » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With the latest figures showing 2,455 people slept rough in the capital between April and June 2014 – a rise of 23% on the same period in 2013 - the London Assembly All-Party Housing Committee has published its report on tackling rough sleeping...
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Tories and Lib Dems engineer fastest fall in wages since Victorian times

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); David Cameron must be so proud. He wanted a return to the Victorian era and that is exactly what he has achieved. Wages have nosedived, meaning th...
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"Sometimes you get angels" - what a good support worker looks like

"Sometimes you get angels" - what a good support worker looks like | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Many years ago a friend of mine said “Sometimes you get angels”. She was referring to those people who come into your life and support your kids. People who just get it – people who go the extra mi...
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Meet Paul Singer: the greedy capital vulture forcing whole nations into poverty

Meet Paul Singer: the greedy capital vulture forcing whole nations into poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the world today) The fact you've probably never heard of Paul Singer says a lot about the way the world is run today. Whole nations have been driven into poverty by Mr Singer and...
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In a city as wealthy as London, no one should be sleeping rough | Left Foot Forward

In a city as wealthy as London, no one should be sleeping rough | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a city as wealthy as London, no one should be sleeping rough.
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'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said the shelling of the Gaza school was a "serious violation of international law"
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Welfare recipients aren't bludgers, and they deserve respect from Joe Hockey

Welfare recipients aren't bludgers, and they deserve respect from Joe Hockey | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Anthony Albanese: People whose marriage broke down, or who are living with a mental illness, or who need help to improve their lives, shouldn’t be treated with suspicion
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Protection for women against all forms of violence just got better | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Protection for women against all forms of violence just got better | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ending violence against women got a little easier from today (1 August 2014). A significant milestone has been reached with the coming into force of the
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The demand for government bonds continues – so why not exploit it?

The demand for government bonds continues – so why not exploit it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ever since austerity programmes began  they have been justified by a number of rather bizarre economic arguments.

The first of these was that government borrowing would squeeze out private investment. There is no evidence that this is happened. Instead, it appears that big business is choosing to sit on enormous piles...
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DWP outlines budgeting support for universal credit claimants » Housing » 24dash.com

DWP outlines budgeting support for universal credit claimants » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions issued a general reminder that it has joined forces with the Money Advice Service and local authorities to provide free impartial budgeting support to all those who need it.
"Universal credit will replace the com...
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Ben Jennings on Russia's defiance – cartoon

Ben Jennings on Russia's defiance – cartoon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Commons defence committee says Nato is unprepared for potential threats from Russia, as it remains defiant in the face of sanctions
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Public service whistleblowers 'treated shockingly', report finds

Public service whistleblowers 'treated shockingly', report finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report accuses ministers of failing to protect whistleblowers despite their role in exposing a series of major scandals
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DWP plotting 'secret' universal credit plans - Labour MP » Central Government » 24dash.com

DWP plotting 'secret' universal credit plans - Labour MP » Central Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Labour MP has claimed that the government is "keeping under wraps" plans to make people who lose their jobs wait five weeks before they get any benefit payment under universal credit.
Michael Meacher, MP for Oldham West and Royton, says the plans ...
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glynismillward189

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Views on life, the universe and everything...from a middle aged perspective
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64% more sleep on London streets due to coalition neglect

64% more sleep on London streets due to coalition neglect | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Grant Shapps the Conservative Party Chair used to be the minister for housing and in 2009 when shadow minister in opposition constantly attacked the numbers of rough sleepers in London that Labour ...
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More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum

Planning a route, getting gas and changing a flat tire don’t sound challenging to most young adults, but for students on the autism spectrum at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, it was one of the greatest tests of their independence. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a group of [...]
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Coalition releasing sex offenders without treatment | Left Foot Forward

Coalition releasing sex offenders without treatment | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It's time that the Conservative justice secretary stopped trying to justify the oversight and started looking at ways to correct it.
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More protests across the UK taking place this weekend - details (#Gaza #Israel #UK #GazaUnderAttack)

More protests across the UK taking place this weekend - details (#Gaza #Israel #UK #GazaUnderAttack) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More protests are scheduled across the UK this coming weekend. FRIDAY 1st AUGUST Liverpool 8.30am  outside the Liverpool Town Hall for what is likely to be a short demonstration. The aim is to pers...
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Official figures reveal rising violence in prisons in England and Wales

Official figures reveal rising violence in prisons in England and Wales | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice figures show serious assaults in year to March up by 30% and number of suicides at highest level since 2005
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