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Ed Miliband has no answer to IDS the dragon-slayer - Telegraph

Ed Miliband has no answer to IDS the dragon-slayer - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There have been snarl-ups, but Iain Duncan Smith is undeterred – if welfare reform was easy, he’ll say, someone else would have done it by now
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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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Stroke Tattler's curator insight, September 21, 9:51 AM

We live in a time when inequality is increasing.  A smaller and smaller % of the population holds the majority of wealth in the world.

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Universal credit timetable slips again

Universal credit timetable slips again | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DWP insists it remains on course to secure savings even though less than 15,000 claimants are currently on new benefits system
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A British teenager has been murdered abroad – why is David Cameron so quiet?

A British teenager has been murdered abroad – why is David Cameron so quiet? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Stella Creasy: Cameron has intervened over the killing of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand, but for Tyrell Matthews-Burton he does nothing. There is no consistency
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Paying for bad habits: sex work and drugs lift UK’s EU bill

Paying for bad habits: sex work and drugs lift UK’s EU bill | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK Treasury is paying for being one of the few among the EU’s 27 economies to strengthen this year
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Alan Milburn’s social mobility report and a toxic recipe for poverty

Alan Milburn’s social mobility report and a toxic recipe for poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letters: The commission on social mobility will be too kind to all the political parties unless it tackles the unrelenting efforts of those in power to force citizens on the lowest incomes into unmanageable debts
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St Helens men deny 'vicious' stabbing of pub landlord

St Helens men deny 'vicious' stabbing of pub landlord | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Llewellyn and Martin Hogarth deny stabbing the landlord eight times- puncturing his lung
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Worker racially abused after newsagent would 'not serve soldier'

Worker racially abused after newsagent would 'not serve soldier' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hate crime unit probe into offensive and threatening comments aimed at business
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Hard-working parents and daughter living in CAR with two cats, dog and cockatiel

Hard-working parents and daughter living in CAR with two cats, dog and cockatiel | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deborah Talbot, partner Glyn Jones, daughter Rachel, and their four pets live in a people carrier after their home in Newport, Gwent, was repossessed          
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Unions In Uproar As Hunt Mulls Privatising Another NHS Service

Unions In Uproar As Hunt Mulls Privatising Another NHS Service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hunt has been accused of having "no interest" in the National Health Service's future amid reports that his department may sell off its main supplier of temporary staff.

NHS Professionals, which has around 40,000 nurses, doctors, ...
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Parents warned to watch out for child snatchers after FIVE attempted abductions within days

Parents warned to watch out for child snatchers after FIVE attempted abductions within days | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Kids were approached in three incidents in Manchester while two mums reported their children were stalked in supermarkets in Glasgow
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IDS: 'We spend more on disabled than most countries' - video

IDS: 'We spend more on disabled than most countries' - video | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick "than almost any other country in the developed world".
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How this man continues to get away with all his lies amazes me, 10 countries in the OECD spend more than UK, sickness benefits 0.1% compared to OECD average 0.7% http://lartsocial.org/disexpintrnl ;

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Squalid hostel exposed by the Daily Record ordered to upgrade

Squalid hostel exposed by the Daily Record ordered to upgrade | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE owners of the Bellgrove Hotel have been told they must clean up the slum conditions exposed by the Record in order to continue operating.
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Duncan Smith lies twice about disabled people’s support… in less than five minutes

Duncan Smith lies twice about disabled people’s support… in less than five minutes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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We *can* beat 'evil' benefit sanctions

We *can* beat 'evil' benefit sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No less than two stories floated across the Vox Political desktop this morning to ensure that the big story of the day would not be the EU's attempt to extort money from David Cameron*. Both these ...
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Hands off our Forest home page

Hands off our Forest home page | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hands off our Forest is a campaigning body dedicated to fighting the privatisation of forests bill especially the Forest of Dean.
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Universal Credit stats - you can prove what you want...

Universal Credit stats - you can prove what you want... | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An official report just issued seems to show that 5% of claimants come off Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) faster if they are being processed as a Universal Credit 'Pathfinder' case. Looking at the cl...
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The NHS is on life support. Can this plan revive it?

The NHS is on life support. Can this plan revive it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Simon Stevens was feared as a privatising stooge. But his prescription may save the health system
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Pay at the top has become a self-enriching racket | Left Foot Forward

Pay at the top has become a self-enriching racket | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The relationship between bonus increases and profit growth is virtually non-existent.
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The row over TTIP rumbles on | Left Foot Forward

The row over TTIP rumbles on | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The row over TTIP and the inclusion of an ISDS mechanism is growing.
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UPDATE: Hardshaw Centre newsagent apologises for 'misunderstanding' that led to soldier being refused sale of cigarettes

UPDATE: Hardshaw Centre newsagent apologises for 'misunderstanding' that led to soldier being refused sale of cigarettes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A SHOP has apologised for a "misunderstanding" of the law which led to staff refusing to serve a uniformed soldier with cigarettes.
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Get a job or get evicted! The Tory benefit cap message and the end of social housing!

Get a job or get evicted! The Tory benefit cap message and the end of social housing! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social landlords are stupid enough to let the Tories kill off social housing as they simply don't get what the welfare reform policies are all about.  None more so than the Overall Benefit Cap whic...
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Family fined by school for attending grandmother's FUNERAL

Family fined by school for attending grandmother's FUNERAL | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ikram Hussain ended up with a £416.80 bill for taking daughter Imaan and three other children out of Paddock Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Huddersfield
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Man wrestled out of House of Commons after 'throwing MARBLES at MPs' during PMQs

Man wrestled out of House of Commons after 'throwing MARBLES at MPs' during PMQs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The man was heard to shout "I'm an Englishman and you're all idiots" before being bundled out of the public gallery today
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Lord Freud's war on disabled people even worse than his words

Lord Freud's war on disabled people even worse than his words | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Mirror's Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones on the fight against cuts to the Independent Living Fund
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How to develop strategy in the NHS

How to develop strategy in the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Developing a robust strategy is vital for the future and can help support boards to manage present situations, writes Alison Leary
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