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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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Water Cannon Being 'Prepared For Use' In London

Water Cannon Being 'Prepared For Use' In London | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Water cannon have been shipped to the UK and are being prepared for use in London despite police not yet having official permission to deploy them, Mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed. Speaking to the Police and Crime Committee at City Hall this morning, Boris said the cannon are being worked on at a secret location.
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‘Behind closed doors’ deal between government and insurance industry comes to light | Left Foot Forward

‘Behind closed doors’ deal between government and insurance industry comes to light | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mesothelioma sufferers and their families must come before the profits of insurers.
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The Government should conduct an investigation into the Sanction Culture at Job Centre Plus

The Government should conduct an investigation into the Sanction Culture at Job Centre Plus | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This afternoon, Dame Anne Begg MP for Aberdeen South and Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee will lead a debate in Westminster Hall around the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s repor...
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Maybe MPs should be on zero hours contracts.

Maybe MPs should be on zero hours contracts. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Imagine if your boss called you and said you were only needed for, and being paid for, five hours work next week. And probably not at all the following week. Would it be a problem making ends meet?...
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Slave #Britain: DISGRACEFUL!! Tory councillor laments closure of workhouses for the mentally ill! (#mentalhealth #uk #poverty #austerity)

Slave #Britain: DISGRACEFUL!! Tory councillor laments closure of workhouses for the mentally ill! (#mentalhealth #uk #poverty #austerity) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a meeting about mental health services, a Tory counsellor in Torbay expressed regret that workhouses had been closed down. The counsellor, Michael Hytche, was condemned by other counsellors in T...
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David Cameron: Public sector strikes are never justified - Telegraph

David Cameron: Public sector strikes are never justified - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister suggests any public sector strike which causes disruption is wrong, raising prospect of no-strike clauses in contracts of essential workers
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Women on strike have lost so much – enough is enough

Women on strike have lost so much – enough is enough | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lola Okolosie: Women have been disproportionately affected by public sector pay and job cuts. Institutional sexism must be addressed
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Westminster whistleblower told to 'back off' over paedophiles - Telegraph

Westminster whistleblower told to 'back off' over paedophiles - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Former Home Office employee Tim Hulbert reveals that he was told to back off after raising concerns over Government grants to paedophiles
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Open Rights Group - No Emergency! Stop the Data Retention Stitch Up!

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Man starved after benefits were cut

Man starved after benefits were cut | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A ‘vulnerable and fragile’ man starved to death four months after most of his benefits were stopped and he was left with just £40 a week to survive on.
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Awkward. Butler-Sloss once said leaders have "sovereign" right to immunity and anonymity

Awkward. Butler-Sloss once said leaders have "sovereign" right to immunity and anonymity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today) I've already written about the unsuitability of putting Lady Butler-Sloss in charge of the official inquiry into child abuse by VIPs - not least because she would h...
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Dutch who once backed euthanasia warns it leads to mass deaths

Dutch who once backed euthanasia warns it leads to mass deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A former euthanasia supporter warned of a surge in deaths if Parliament allowed doctors to give deadly drugs to their patients.
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Holton-le-Clay man is suing Prime Minister David Cameron in battle over freedom of speech

Holton-le-Clay man is suing Prime Minister David Cameron in battle over freedom of speech | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An unemployed Holton-le-Clay man is suing Prime Minister David Cameron for £1 million in a battle over freedom of speech.
Jobseeker Harvey Stone claims he was unlawfully prosecuted for sending...
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The Debt Trap: End the damage to children

The Debt Trap: End the damage to children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The vast majority of parents try to build normal lives for their children, but too often unmanageable debt wrecks their efforts. A simple setback can push families into The Debt Trap.
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Strong unions won you your rights, not kind-hearted rich men | Left Foot Forward

Strong unions won you your rights, not kind-hearted rich men | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Decent pay and conditions for working people didn't simply fall out of the sky.
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glynismillward189 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Views on life, the universe and everything...from a middle aged perspective
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Water cannon could be used against protesters within months

Water cannon could be used against protesters within months | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Weapons are now being adapted for use on London's streets.
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Nando's using secretive tax haven trust to avoid inheritance tax bills

Nando's using secretive tax haven trust to avoid inheritance tax bills | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Popular restaurant chain's Channel Islands tax haven trust at top of elaborate web of companies is worth £750m
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Forcing through the surveillance laws is a further erosion of political trust

Forcing through the surveillance laws is a further erosion of political trust | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tom Watson: The secret deal to make law a bill that is in breach of our human rights takes parliament a step further away from the people
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David Cameron makes concessions to rush through snooping law

David Cameron makes concessions to rush through snooping law | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Prime minister offers review of intercept legislation to secure cross-party support for emergency surveillance laws
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Westminster 'chumocracy' protected their own over paedophilia, MP says - Telegraph

Westminster 'chumocracy' protected their own over paedophilia, MP says  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Claire Perry, David Cameron’s child abuse adviser, says people with the 'same out-of-touch sense of entitlement' protected each other
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Black Propaganda

Black Propaganda | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
During a universal credit debate in the House of Commons, the Labour MP, Glenda Jackson, responded to the news that civil Sir Bob Kerslake had informed the Public Accounts Committee that the busine...
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ACT NOW: UK Govt to Pass Police State Bill to Record All Your Calls, Texts and Internet Use

ACT NOW: UK Govt to Pass Police State Bill to Record All Your Calls, Texts and Internet Use | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government is seeking to push its new Police State Bill through Parliament as emergency legislation, meaning it could pass through the House of Commons and Lords in a single day next week. The ...
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Cameron cannot win his fight with the unions

Cameron cannot win his fight with the unions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The prime minister cannot win the next election by re-running the battles of the 80s.
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Our liberties must not be given away lightly - Telegraph

Our liberties must not be given away lightly - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A written constitution would create more litigation, and require the judiciary to pass judgment on the constitutionality of legislation
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