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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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Mansion tax to come in during first year of Labour government, says Ed Balls

Mansion tax to come in during first year of Labour government, says Ed Balls | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor says asset-rich but cash-poor will be able to defer levy on homes worth more than £2m
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#DecentJobsWeek: “I’m the last mother standing” | ToUChstone blog

#DecentJobsWeek: “I’m the last mother standing” | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

If you listen to the government, you could be forgiven for believing that women’s labour market position is better than ever before. It’s certainly true that

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A quarter of a million jobseekers approaching their second Christmas in a row on the dole | ToUChstone blog

A quarter of a million jobseekers approaching their second Christmas in a row on the dole | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Silver bells ringing through the city are as sure a sign as any—Christmas is nearly upon us yet again. For some of us, it is a time of delightful food, visits
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Hundreds of thousands of pensioners having to choose between eating and being taken to the toilet - Telegraph

Hundreds of thousands of pensioners having to choose between eating and being taken to the toilet - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Freedom of Information survey finds 74 per cent of councils are offering 15 minute visits to pensioners at home, up from 69 per cent in same survey last year
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Robert Reich: Insider Traders are Hosing Us All

The former secretary of labor examines how deregulation under Reagan and Bush spawned savage inequalities.
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DWP loses another 3 FOI tribunal hearings, must release names of workfare exploiters

DWP loses another 3 FOI tribunal hearings, must release names of workfare exploiters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP has lost 3* first tier FOI tribunal appeal hearings on disclosure of the names of Mandatory Work Activity (MWA), Work Programme and Day One Support for Young People Trailblazer workfare exp...
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How coalition has helped rich by hitting poor - The Guardian

How coalition has helped rich by hitting poor - The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's the second in the loose series on the economy - this time from a November edition of The Guardian: A landmark study of the coalition’s tax and welfare policies six months before the general ...
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IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES

IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I just supported IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES on @ThunderclapIt // @JayneLinney
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Labour attacks street light cuts

Labour attacks street light cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
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Occupy returns to Parliament Square

Occupy returns to Parliament Square | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This morning, Occupy activists began another weekend occupation of Parliament Square. Once again, fences have gone up, not just around the grass (supposedly closed for repairs), but also around all...
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Sanctions misery for tens of thousands of families this Christmas - Media centre - PCS

Sanctions misery for tens of thousands of families this Christmas  - Media centre - PCS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The Green Party's popularity is soaring

The Green Party's popularity is soaring | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Four out of five people believe the Green Party leader should be included in the 2015 election’s TV leadership debates.
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A year in pictures - ones that tell a thousand IDS lies

A year in pictures  - ones that tell a thousand IDS lies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Let's start with the regrettably seasonal-only bonhomie we have for those roofless and homeless Soon to be followed by those soon to find out what Universal Credit really means - Yes just another o...
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Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government - Telegraph

Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour MP claims vested interested are seeking to protect ‘high profile’ abusers
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Benefit sanctions: How harsh is this government going to get? | ToUChstone blog

Benefit sanctions: How harsh is this government going to get? | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday the DWP published new statistics on the number of people being 'sanctioned' (punished by losing some or all of their benefit for a set amount of time)
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Don’t let UKIP panto take the spotlight off low pay and exploitation | ToUChstone blog

Don’t let UKIP panto take the spotlight off low pay and exploitation | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the last few weeks we all seem to have been given tickets to an extended UKIP panto complete with a string of offensive racist/sexist/homophobic/fill in the
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Ambulance trust turns to Poland to recruit 200 paramedics - Telegraph

Ambulance trust turns to Poland to recruit 200 paramedics - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A shortage of staff leaves South Central Ambulance trust needing 220 paramedic and technician vacancies and 70 emergency care assistants
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Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment - Michael Meacher MP

Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment  - Michael Meacher MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
By chance several events in the last few days have highlighted poignantly how the British Establishment – the small political-economic-financial elite who went to the same public schools and the same universities (usually Oxbridge) – automatically close ranks to protect each other when they come under pressure.   Jonathan Burrows, a former MD of Blackrock Asset...Read more »
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The Austerity Agenda - Paul Krugman

The Austerity Agenda - Paul Krugman | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This one is from way back in 2012, so it seems reasonable to use quite a lot of it without fear of taking away readers from the source material. It shows how right some critics of austerity were, m...
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Sandra Gives The Game Away: Jobcentres Given Sheriff's Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets

Sandra Gives The Game Away:  Jobcentres Given Sheriff's Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sandra Lambert, manager of 149 Jobcentres and self-styled lifestyle guru, has spent much of the last few days frantically blocking people on twitter who have been taking the piss out of the cringem...
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Hope, whilst IDS Lies continue to Persecute the Poor

In this my last post before the festivities kick in I want to take a look at a quick overview of the Truth Campaign and our reasons for pursuing it. It all began on April 14 2013, when Debbie Sayer...
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Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.
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MPs And Peers Named In Westminster Paedophile Ring Dossier

MPs And Peers Named In Westminster Paedophile Ring Dossier | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A dossier implicating three MPs and a three members of the House of Lords in a Westminster paedophile ring has been handed to Scotland Yard.

The Sunday Times reports a list of 22 high-profile figures has been compiled by Labour MP John Mann includ...
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Theresa May to scrap panel for inquiry into child sex abuse | ExaroNews

Theresa May to scrap panel for inquiry into child sex abuse | ExaroNews | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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13m others across the country will spend this Christmas in poverty

13m others across the country will spend this Christmas in poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Christmas shoppers are expected spend £1.2bn today, as 13 million consumers hand over £21m every minute. But while those who can afford it stock up in the desperate rush for gifts on “Panic Saturday”, another 13 million people will have more sobering reasons to worry – living in poverty in a festive Britain characterised as “two nations” divided.
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