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Chancellor announces extra cold weather payments for MPs' horses at risk of cold

Chancellor announces extra cold weather payments for MPs' horses at risk of cold | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this week set out an increased range of financial support and help from the Government to help Tory MPs keep their horses warm, healthy and ...
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Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man

Inhuman reality of the Bedroom Tax exposed in shocking images of disabled man | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rob Tomlinson, who has cerebral palsy, had to bathe in a paddling pool after Iain Duncan Smith’s rules forced him out of the home converted for his care
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This is why Corbyn needs to be elected and with the right team changes desperately needed will happen!

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DWP's welfare reforms being investigated for 'systemic human rights abuses'

DWP's welfare reforms being investigated for 'systemic human rights abuses' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UN is to visit the UK to investigate whether Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms have caused “grave or systematic violations” of disabled peoples’ human rights, it has been reported.
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As it should be one death from these reforms is one too many, statistical figures released this week show an average of 62 deaths per day of sick and disabled people thanks to IDS/DWP.  This is disgraceful to say the least; sick and disabled people need you and your support we need to come together and let the government know that this is NOT acceptable that we are here to take care of and support these people!

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No wonder Tories didn't want to reveal their 'fit for work' death toll

No wonder Tories didn't want to reveal their 'fit for work' death toll | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sunday People guest columnist Terry Christian says the shocking figures only highlight the cruelty of Iain Duncan Smith's Work and Pensions department
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DWP staff given suicide guidance ahead of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms

DWP staff given suicide guidance ahead of Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Frontline staff at the Department for Work and Pensions have been given guidance on how to deal with suicidal benefit claimants, it has been reported.
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How The DWP Is Trying To Hide Even More #fakedwpstories

How The DWP Is Trying To Hide Even More #fakedwpstories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Panic seems to have set in at the DWP after the department was caught out making up case histories to justify the use of benefit sanctions leading to the hashtag #fakedwpstories.  With Iain Duncan ...
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Disabled couple evicted from home in their pyjamas by bailiffs | The Sun |Irish News

Disabled couple evicted from home in their pyjamas by bailiffs | The Sun |Irish News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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David Cameron went for a swim in raw sewage on Cornish holiday, says report

David Cameron went for a swim in raw sewage on Cornish holiday, says report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
PM should have stayed away for 48 hours after effluent leak on Sunday, but frolicked in surf on Monday
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NHS caps on continuing healthcare pose new threat to former ILF-users

NHS caps on continuing healthcare pose new threat to former ILF-users | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people with complex health needs are at increasing risk of being forced into nursing homes by cash-strapped NHS commissioners unwilling to fund packages to support them to live independent...
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Long-awaited deaths stats ‘do not tell the whole story’

Long-awaited deaths stats ‘do not tell the whole story’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The long-delayed release of government figures on the deaths of benefit claimants has added fuel to years of concerns about the impact of aggressive welfare reform on sick and disabled people.The D...
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COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’

COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dennis Queen (pictured, right), a leading member of the campaign group Not Dead Yet UK, says the support of disabled academic Dr Tom Shakespeare for the assisted dying bill ignores its dangerous fl...
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Police officer filmed ‘repeatedly punching teenager with autism’

Police officer filmed ‘repeatedly punching teenager with autism’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police are investigating allegations that an officer repeatedly punched a teenager with autism, after a film of the incident was posted on social media.The film appears to show two police officers ...
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Labour Rejected Me In The Purge, Then 'Outed' Me In The Media As An 'Infiltrator'

Labour Rejected Me In The Purge, Then 'Outed' Me In The Media As An 'Infiltrator' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With 3,000 new supporters already purged from the Labour Party ahead of the leadership election, and news that Harriet Harman is aiming to reject 100,000 more - it is clear that supporters of such ...
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IDS special adviser gets peerage - as DWP admits thousands died after ‘fit for work’ assessments

IDS special adviser gets peerage - as DWP admits thousands died after ‘fit for work’ assessments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith’s top special adviser has been awarded a peerage — on the same day that the DWP finally admitted that thousands of people have died shortly after being declared ‘fit for work’. Ph...
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What the Labour establishment didn’t really want us to know

What the Labour establishment didn’t really want us to know | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
First and foremost… what an unmitigated mess they’re making of the leadership contest… the LP elite have certainly shown us their ‘petticoats’. Significantly, the proverbial tide has gone out, reve...
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Full Fact's 'fit for work' coverage is unfit for use as toilet paper

Full Fact's 'fit for work' coverage is unfit for use as toilet paper | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's a slimy little article for you: Sam Ashworth-Hayes' piece on the benefit deaths at Full Fact. The fact-checking website set him to respond to reporting of the DWP's statistical release on in...
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Corbyn promises to fight Osborne’s Northern economic powerhouse plans

Corbyn promises to fight Osborne’s Northern economic powerhouse plans | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn is hoping to win over Labour supporters in the party’s northern heartlands with a promise to fight the “cruel deception” of George Osborne’s plans to turn the region into an economic powerhouse.
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These Statistics Tell Us Fuck All But One Death Was Too Many

These Statistics Tell Us Fuck All But One Death Was Too Many | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If there's one thing we can learn from the release of statistics examining the deaths of sickness benefit claimants it's that most journalists writing about social security haven't got a fucking cl...
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"How *Dare* ISIL Kill British Citizens! That's *Our* Job!"

"How *Dare* ISIL Kill British Citizens! That's *Our* Job!" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
by Martin Odoni NOTE: I nearly wrote this article back in June, but in the end I decided to wait until evidence was in the public domain of post-Work-Assessment-Test deaths. Seifeddine Rezgui is th...
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Mistrust and discrimination - or empowerment and aspiration?

Mistrust and discrimination - or empowerment and aspiration? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A conversation with a colleague earlier this week made me think about what's really wrong with this Government's disability policy. I know disabled people are set up to fail by the actions of DWP a...
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Is Jeremy Corbyn Planning To Gender-Segregate Trains In Britain?

Is Jeremy Corbyn Planning To Gender-Segregate Trains In Britain? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As someone driven to write, in part, by the bias of much of our mainstream media, it's not often I'm left dumbstruck by misrepresentation of left-leaning politicians. But the widespread reporting t...
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Disabled woman loses all but one of 49 hours of ILF support

Disabled woman loses all but one of 49 hours of ILF support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Gaping holes have been exposed in the government’s Independent Living Fund (ILF) promises, after a local authority slashed a disabled woman’s support by 48 hours a week when the fund closed.Daisy* ...
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IDS announces ‘fitness for work’ U-turn that was five years in the making

IDS announces ‘fitness for work’ U-turn that was five years in the making | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith appears set to scrap the “fitness for work” test championed by successive Labour, coalition and Conservative governments, but there are fears that its ...
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COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’

COMMENT: Shakespeare’s bill is ‘deadly discrimination’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dennis Queen (pictured, right), a leading member of the campaign group Not Dead Yet UK, says the support of disabled academic Dr Tom Shakespeare for the assisted dying bill ignores its dangerous fl...
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New ‘fitness for work’ firm ‘discriminates against disabled staff’

New ‘fitness for work’ firm ‘discriminates against disabled staff’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The controversial US outsourcing giant brought in to deliver “fitness for work” tests for the government is facing allegations that it discriminates against disabled staff, and has sacked hundreds ...
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Metropolitan Police, CPS: Investigate the Manslaughter of Benefit claimants

Metropolitan Police, CPS: Investigate the Manslaughter of Benefit claimants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron and and Duncan Smith may be guilty of either corporate or negligent manslaughter. In light of the fact that figures with held by the government regarding benefit deaths may not be published or lost/covered up we should move forward with already well documented cases. The weight of this petition will make the next stage of a bonafide police investigation more likely. 
This petition is targeted at Ian Duncan Smith's constituency Police stations of Woodford Green and Chingford.
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IDS and everyone else involved should  be held accountable in a court of l This is  unacceptable.

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Many Commiserations On Your Unqualified Success | TheCritique Archives

Mr Odoni is absolutely right. While I was overjoyed to learn that my two-year campaign to get these figures has been a success, the actual figures were heartbreaking. I don't think for a moment tha...
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