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ATOS are drinking in the last chance saloon

ATOS are drinking in the last chance saloon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As some of you know, I've spent the past week at home with a bad back, unable to make it into Parliament. I'm very grateful for the get well messages I've received, and hope to be back on my feet s...
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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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Devastated dad begs heartless thieves to return bag stolen from son who has special needs

Devastated dad begs heartless thieves to return bag stolen from son who has special needs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Darren Warren, who has Down Syndrome, had a picture book and MP3 player in the bag when it was taken in Co Louth on January 17
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Knowing M.E, Knowing You

Knowing M.E, Knowing You | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Imagine being told with utter conviction from a stranger that what you had - whether it's an illness, the ability to recite the seven times table, or an actual living entity like a cat in your arms - wasn't actually real, and all because they once re...
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The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human

The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of autism is almost five times more common in boys than girls. But a new study suggest the sex differences in autism have been greatly exaggerated.
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Research shows only a fifth of 2 million people find employment after losing jobseeker’s allowance

Research shows only a fifth of 2 million people find employment after losing jobseeker’s allowance | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Further to an article I wrote last November - Government under fire for massaging unemployment figures via benefit sanctions from Commons Select Commitee - it's emerged that the Coalition’s claims ...
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MPs' inquiry: Five things we've learned about benefit sanctions

MPs' inquiry: Five things we've learned about benefit sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
From the effects on claimant health, to why you are more likely to be sanctioned if you sign on in Derby, there was much to learn from this week’s sanctions inquiry hearing
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Ed Miliband set for landslide election victory say Sunday People readers

Ed Miliband set for landslide election victory say Sunday People readers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The picture you have given so far is that Red Ed's Labour Party is set to storm into Downing Street following the General Election on May 7
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It's A Fucking Landslide - Class War Top Online Election Poll!

It's A Fucking Landslide - Class War Top Online Election Poll! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Class War are currently topping an online election poll with 21% of the vote raising the possibility of a twisted coalition consisting of Class War, pub landlord Al Murray and the Greens or the SNP...
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MP to quiz ministers over Gunnyeon's Maximus WCA role

An MP is to ask ministers why a former senior civil servant had to wait just 6 months before working for a company on two contracts he led on at DWP.
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Artists' banners were 800 years in the making

Three disabled artists this week played a central role in an event held to celebrate the 750th birthday of the UK’s first parliament.
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Capita ready to dump scores of PIP assessors

Capita ready to dump scores of PIP assessors | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An outsourcing giant that won a contract to assess people for the government’s new disability benefit could make a fifth of its assessment staff redundant.
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Bedroom Tax - some important developments and have councils been perverting the course of justice?

Bedroom Tax - some important developments and have councils been perverting the course of justice? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Upper Tribunal decision in the Fife cases is starting to give some repercussions as I predicted and especially in relation to the basis of fact in how decisions were made.  Fact in two respects...
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Ed Miliband promises that Labour will save the Independent Living Fund.

Ed Miliband promises that Labour will save the Independent Living Fund. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
    Trudie McGuinness ‏@trudiemc @IlfSave At a Q&A with @Ed_Miliband this morning, he gave a solid and passionate commitment that @UKLabour *will* #saveIFL. We're with you. Ed Miliband Promises...
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This Election, It's Time to Take on the Scandal of Tax-Dodging

This Election, It's Time to Take on the Scandal of Tax-Dodging | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We all pay our tax. But as we've seen from scandal after scandal in the last few years, companies like Amazon, Google and Starbucks can get away without paying their fair share. Every year the UK loses billions of pounds to corporate tax dodging....
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Government faces major setback on fracking as MPs call for total ban

Government faces major setback on fracking as MPs call for total ban | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Joan Walley, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, has said that Shale fracking should be put on hold in the UK because it is incompatible with our climate change targets and could pose significant localis...
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Amjad Bashir on Cameron, before he defected to the Tories: "We don't trust him"

Amjad Bashir on Cameron, before he defected to the Tories: "We don't trust him" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tories!) UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir has just defected to the Tories. Here he is looking very cosy with David Cameron on Saturday announcing his defection:   Which is all a bi...
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A Selection of Especially Stupid Benefit Sanctions

A Selection of Especially Stupid Benefit Sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cruel, arbitrary and ridiculous reasons why people have their benefits stopped
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Patrick Butler's cuts blog | Society | The Guardian

Patrick Butler's cuts blog | Society | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Patrick Butler blogs on cuts across the UK
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If you don’t understand how people fall into poverty, you’re probably a sociopath

If you don’t understand how people fall into poverty, you’re probably a sociopath | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lucy Mangan: Why don’t abused women just leave their partners? Why don’t poor people just spend less? Why do people in positions of power ask so many stupid questions?
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Benefit Sanctions Will Cause A Deterioration In Health And That's OK Says DWP Rule Book

Benefit Sanctions Will Cause A Deterioration In Health And That's OK Says DWP Rule Book | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Physical punishment is now built into the benefit system with sanctions both known and intended to cause a deterioration in health says the DWP rule book.. The shocking fact was revealed by Alison ...
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Evidence mounts in case against sanctions regime

Evidence mounts in case against sanctions regime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disturbing fresh evidence emerged this week that the government’s strict sanctions regime is harming the health of many out-of-work sick and disabled people
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Lib Dems silent on assisted dying bill, despite goal of 'zero suicides'

The Liberal Democrats have refused to say if setting a new “ambition” for “zero suicides” in the NHS would be compatible with legalising assisted suicide.
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Tory Cuts KILL - perhaps it's because they're Psychologically disturbed?

Tory Cuts KILL - perhaps it's because they're Psychologically disturbed? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterdays news was full of the latest findings from Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrating  the ConDems Changes to the Tax and Benefits system has cost households £1,127 a year on average, and...
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Blue badge delays are 'national scandal'

Blue badge delays are 'national scandal' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Delays to the renewal of blue parking badges across the country – following government reforms – are a “national problem, scandal and injustice”.
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