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Stop the bedroom tax: Labour MP Rachel Reeves vows to scrap bedroom tax on her first day in power

Stop the bedroom tax: Labour MP Rachel Reeves vows to scrap bedroom tax on her first day in power | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Rachel,
34, was promoted from shadow Treasury Secretary to Labour’s welfare chief in leader Ed Miliband’s October ­reshuffle

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Jeremy Corbyn won a landslide with full Labour party members, not just

Jeremy Corbyn won a landslide with full Labour party members, not just | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn overwhelmingly won the Labour leadership election not only amongst party supporters but also full members and affiliate trade unionists, a breakdown of his party’s leadership results show.
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For those who have forgotten! 
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Disabled Access Day sees venue numbers quadruple

Disabled Access Day sees venue numbers quadruple | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 venues and an estimated 10,000 people took part in the second annual Disabled Access Day, according to a new report.The figures show that last month’s event, which saw eight countri…
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DWP ‘is deliberately misleading’ benefit claimants over PIP deadline

DWP ‘is deliberately misleading’ benefit claimants over PIP deadline | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing claims that it is deliberately misleading benefit claimants into thinking they have no right of appeal if they miss the deadline for applying fo…
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‘Conflict of interest’ lawyer to chair EHRC, as minister ignores MPs’ concerns

‘Conflict of interest’ lawyer to chair EHRC, as minister ignores MPs’ concerns | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has appointed a commercial lawyer to chair the equality and human rights watchdog, despite MPs raising serious concerns about a potential conflict of interest caused by his firm’s wo…
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Leonard Cheshire set to scrap disabled-only team over budget black hole

Leonard Cheshire set to scrap disabled-only team over budget black hole | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A disability charity is set to scrap a team of disabled staff members dedicated to empowering the residents of its care homes, in a bid to cope with a budgetary black hole.Leonard Cheshire Disabili…
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Workfare coercion in the UK: an assault on persons with disabilities and their human rights – Anne-Laure Donskoy

Workfare coercion in the UK: an assault on persons with disabilities and their human rights – Anne-Laure Donskoy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Hundreds of thousands of disabled people in ‘destitution’, research suggests

Hundreds of thousands of disabled people in ‘destitution’, research suggests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of disabled people are living in destitution, the first piece of research to look at extreme poverty in the UK suggests.The study, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation,…
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Tory Britain 2016 Hundreds of Thousands  of Disabled People Living in Destitution
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Tony Greenstein's Blog: How Labour Was Destabilised by the Israel Lobby and Progress Right

Tony Greenstein's Blog: How Labour Was Destabilised by the Israel Lobby and Progress Right | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Tony Greenstein's Blog: Naz Shah - More False Allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ – British Jews are NOT oppressed

Tony Greenstein's Blog: Naz Shah - More False Allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ – British Jews are NOT oppressed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Leave.eu - The Facts

Leave.eu - The Facts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Leave.eu is Britain's fastest growing grassroots movement to leave the EU. Register your support today to receive the latest news and referendum updates.
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‘Humiliated, isolated’: Over 1.25mn destitute in 21st century Britain

‘Humiliated, isolated’: Over 1.25mn destitute in 21st century Britain | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a climate of unyielding austerity, more than a million people across the UK are so impoverished they don’t have enough food, clothes, heating, shelter and toiletries, Britain’s first study into destitution has revealed.
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This is UNACCEPTABLE #DavidCameron and there's absolutely NO excuse - STOP sending our money to other countries and invest in our own people! 21st century Britain under TORY rule.
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Farage shoots down Brexit support from French far-right chief Le Pen

Farage shoots down Brexit support from French far-right chief Le Pen | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Brexit campaigners, including UKIP’s Nigel Farage, have shunned support from the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, ahead of her controversial visit to Britain.
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The politics of punishment and blame: in-work conditionality

The politics of punishment and blame: in-work conditionality | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has submitted a document about the Randomised Control Trial (RCT) they are currently conducting regarding in-work "progression." The submission was made to the Work and Pensions Committee in January, as the Committee have conducted an inquiry into in-work conditionality. The document specifies that: "This document is for internal use…
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Trade Union Bill: Stand up for union rights

Trade Union Bill: Stand up for union rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This week saw the latest skirmish in the battle against the Trade Union Bill. Through cross-party working in Parliament and campaigning hard across the
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Disabled people are ‘stronger and safer’ in EU, say leading academics

Disabled people are ‘stronger and safer’ in EU, say leading academics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Leaving the European Union (EU) would put at risk significant improvements that have been made to the lives of disabled people over the last 15 years, according to three of the country’s leading ac…
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‘Enforcement is key on Equality Act’

‘Enforcement is key on Equality Act’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lawyers, campaigners, peers and academics have spoken of how disabled people can find it almost impossible to enforce their rights to equality, six years after the introduction of the Equality Act.…
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Government set to slash equality watchdog’s budget… again

Government set to slash equality watchdog’s budget… again | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has told the equality watchdog that it plans to slash its budget again, even though the financial year has already started.The planned cuts only emerged after the Government Equaliti…
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Workfare coercion in the UK: an assault on persons with disabilities and their human rights – Anne-Laure Donskoy

Workfare coercion in the UK: an assault on persons with disabilities and their human rights – Anne-Laure Donskoy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Superstore Introduces 'Quiet Hour' for Customers on the Autism Spectrum

Superstore Introduces 'Quiet Hour' for Customers on the Autism Spectrum | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Superstore Asda Living will introduce a "quiet hour" for customers on the autism spectrum who may experience sensory overload in loud, busy stores.
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Court maintains benefit sanctions are unlawful

Court maintains benefit sanctions are unlawful | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Maslow's hierarchy of human needs. If people cannot fulfil their basic physiological needs, such as for food, fuel and shelter, they cannot move on to meet higher level psychosocial needs, such as looking for work. The Court of Appeal have dismissed a legal challenge by the Government, the Independent reports.  Sanctions imposed on thousands of benefit…
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EU referendum: Nigel Farage tells Leave campaigners to focus on migration - BBC News

EU referendum: Nigel Farage tells Leave campaigners to focus on migration - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The official EU Leave campaign has failed to campaign hard enough on immigration so far, UKIP leader Nigel Farage says.
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Senior Conservative suspended amid 'antisemitism speech' allegations | The Jewish Chronicle

Senior Conservative suspended amid 'antisemitism speech' allegations | The Jewish Chronicle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A senior Conservative Party member has been suspended by the party after a Labour MP claimed he made antisemitic remarks at the launch of a local election campaign. Abdul Zaman was said to have made inappropriate comments about Jews and women while
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Boss of academy school hailed by David Cameron to sack 140 staff over funds

Boss of academy school hailed by David Cameron to sack 140 staff over funds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The PM made a fresh blunder when he quoted head teacher Helena Mills, who has angered parents at Harlow’s Burnt Hill Academy, to defend his policies
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Merkel 'expects Cameron to back EU army' in exchange for renegotiation

Merkel 'expects Cameron to back EU army' in exchange for renegotiation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
German chancellor will ask UK to stand aside as she promotes ambitious plan to
integrate continental Europe’s armed forces, The Telegraph has been told
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Renegotiation? Cameron asked for nothing and got nothing, I don't know who died and made Merkel King of the castle but it's clear we have no power at that table! I'm Labour and I voted for Jeremy Corbyn but I will be voting to leave the EU, we didn't sign up for what we have and the direction in which it is going, we need to get out while we can!
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Tasing children: UK cops used stun gun on 407 minors despite UN warning

Tasing children: UK cops used stun gun on 407 minors despite UN warning | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hundreds of minors were tased by police across England and Wales between January 2014 and November 2015, according to a report by police monitoring group StopWatch.
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Police Brutality taking out the youth Tasing style.

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33 Things People With Fibromyalgia Wish Their Doctors Knew

33 Things People With Fibromyalgia Wish Their Doctors Knew | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What people with fibromyalgia wish their doctors knew about their lives and symptoms.
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