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TUC slams 'Scrooge of Europe' UK over poor maternity pay

TUC slams 'Scrooge of Europe' UK over poor maternity pay | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK has been dubbed the “scrooge of Europe” by the TUC over its level of parental pay.
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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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Black books, threats and rumour: secrets of the whips may be laid bare

Black books, threats and rumour: secrets of the whips may be laid bare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The child abuse inquiry may for the first time open up the 'dirt' used to enforce discipline by the most secretive figures in politics
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Desmond Tutu backs assisted dying

Desmond Tutu backs assisted dying | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The allegations of the VIP paedophile plot further shred respect for key institutions

The allegations of the VIP paedophile plot further shred respect for key institutions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Andrew Rawnsley: We cannot make meaningful political choices if we trust no one
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I know what it's like to live with Crohn's disease - Telegraph

I know what it's like to live with Crohn's disease - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A photograph of Bethany Townsend wearing a bikini with her colostomy bags on display has become a turning point for those with Crohn's disease, says a fellow sufferer
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What does matter?

What does matter? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Having written two blogs in a row on quite personal issues - one on being despised by a commentator on Forbes and another on commentators on this blog who seem intent on a destructive relationship - the question of what does matter seems of relevance early on a Saturday morning...
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Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression - Telegraph

Tories discuss stripping benefits claimants who refuse treatment for depression - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Senior ministers now believe the rules should be reviewed in order to reduce the “huge” numbers of people who are declared unfit for work due to mental health problems.
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The rise of foodbanks in Germany is increasing the commodification of poverty without addressing its structural causes

The rise of foodbanks in Germany is increasing the commodification of poverty without addressing its structural causes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The past two decades have seen a massive rise in the number of foodbanks in Germany, often linked to the country’s welfare reforms. But what are the consequences of foodbanks, beyond simply helping...
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Was the Government's Decision to Tighten Disability Benefits Unlawful?

As a charity representing thousands of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) it's concerning when we see sensationalised stories in the media about 'benefit cheats' and 'disability scroungers'. These unappealing headlines, along with the much publicised Government benefit crackdown, do little to help members of the public understand what it's really like to live with a disability.
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Is David #Cameron’s madness getting worse? (#uk #politics)

Is David #Cameron’s madness getting worse? (#uk #politics) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Just as we are getting to the time when the current government will well and truly bite the dust, it seems that the madness of David Cameron is going into overdrive. First of all, he tries to railr...
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Get rid of large TVs and fridges if you want to save the planet

Get rid of large TVs and fridges if you want to save the planet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ditching large televisions and fridge-freezers could save households up to £36 a year on bills, according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
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I can only imagine the size of televisions and fridge freezers and how many of them they have. 

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Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of 'mass exodus' of members

Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of 'mass exodus' of members | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory activists say disquiet over issues such as HS2 and same-sex marriage have led to membership falling by 10%
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Both the private and public sectors need a payrise | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Both the private and public sectors need a payrise | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When public servants protested over low pay on 10 July the reaction of some was to seek to divide public and private sector workers – suggesting that the p
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The overweight deserve help, not sneers or malice

The overweight deserve help, not sneers or malice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Barbara Ellen: Fitting more people with gastric bands could in fact save the NHS millions in the long run
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Promotion of women in Tory reshuffle looks last-minute, says Labour

Promotion of women in Tory reshuffle looks last-minute, says Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yvette Cooper says David Cameron has had four years to put more women in cabinet, and has 'blind spot' on issue
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Church set for women bishops vote

Church set for women bishops vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Ambulances taking longer to reach seriously ill patients, says Labour

Ambulances taking longer to reach seriously ill patients, says Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Callouts for life-threatening conditions take 67 seconds longer on average than in 2011, and three minutes more in some areas
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The ever subtle Tim Worstall

The ever subtle Tim Worstall | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This has been published on Forbes today, written by Tim Worstall:
I really do despise the Tax Justice Network and their ilk. Spreading untruths to make the world a worse place. Well done chaps, oh yes, well done.
Let's ignore the fact for a moment that governments around the world and the...
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David Cameron to promote women in major reshuffle - Telegraph

David Cameron to promote women in major reshuffle - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister will use a reshuffle to promote female rising stars to ministerial and Cabinet positions
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Five minutes with Richard Layard: "Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society"

Five minutes with Richard Layard: "Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Richard Layard discusses the importance of combating mental illness and his new book, Thrive: The Power of Evidence-B...
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Inequality in the UK Is Now a Massive Problem

Inequality in the UK Is Now a Massive Problem | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
How can we reverse this inequality between the rich and the poor, and the North and the South in the UK? We must take bold economic steps to realign our currency to make British goods affordable and desirable for the rest of the world. If we had a more competitive pound, manufacturing would expand, creating more jobs for reasonable rates of pay across the whole country.
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Tory MP deletes tweet claiming Tories "implemented minimum wage"

Tory MP deletes tweet claiming Tories "implemented minimum wage" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tory Party!) Tory MP Guy Opperman has deleted this tweet (from politwoops): It seems even Guy thought this was one claim too many. Because of course the Tory party didn't imp...
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Iain Duncan Smith to be hauled out of Work and Pensions position after Bedroom Tax blunder

Iain Duncan Smith to be hauled out of Work and Pensions position after Bedroom Tax blunder | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron wanted to move the Work and Pensions Secretary two years ago but was thwarted when the former Tory leader threatened to quit the Cabinet
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L - LOSER! 

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Labour calls for regular checks on child poverty

Labour calls for regular checks on child poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As figures show an extra 300,000 children living in households that cannot afford to keep their house warm, Labour accuses Osborne of ignoring the issue
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The Secret Deal that Threatens the Food on Your Plate

A controversial trade deal between the EU and the US is now being negotiated. The biggest in history, it has the power to affect every part of the food chain.  Untangling the EU-US trade talks : Wh...
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Home Office defends Butler-Sloss amid claims of cover-up over bishop

Home Office defends Butler-Sloss amid claims of cover-up over bishop | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reports claim retired judge excluded victim's accounts of abuse by priests in review because she 'cared about the Church'
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