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Pensions opt-out should be scrapped, says thinktank

Pensions opt-out should be scrapped, says thinktank | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Policy Exchange says building up a pension pot 'should be an obligation equivalent to paying taxes for public services'
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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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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: A Well Run Hospital

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: A Well Run Hospital | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Rachel Reeves' weak speech has little to offer but social insecurity

Rachel Reeves' weak speech has little to offer but social insecurity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Was anyone else underwhelmed by Rachel Reeves' speech in this years Labour conference? Not by the promise to take the Bedroom Tax off the statute books, obviously. That has been a settled part of L...
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Illinois State Trooper Flips Out On Motorist For Defending His Rights During Checkpoint Search (VIDEO)

Illinois State Trooper Flips Out On Motorist For Defending His Rights During Checkpoint Search (VIDEO) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ryan Scott keeps a video camera on the dash of his vehicle, and it's a good thing he did, too, or the state troopers who stopped him probably would have done more than what they did to him.
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The City of London is at the heart of the UK constitutional crisis

I was reading Magna Carta the other day (as you do). I was looking for references to tax. And when doing so I realised that embedded within it is the problem at the very heart of the constitutional debate in this country.

The following clauses comes from the British Library  translation...
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Ed Miliband vows to save NHS and create fairer society

Ed Miliband vows to save NHS and create fairer society | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a crucial speech to the Labour Party conference in Manchester, he will set out six national goals for creating a better country over the next decade
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'Why Red Ed has to halt Tory push for United States of Britain'

'Why Red Ed has to halt Tory push for United States of Britain' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mirror Associate Editor Kevin Maguire says the upheaval debate is unavoidable now that the devolution genie’s out of the bottle
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Dennis Skinner: We MUST shift extreme Tories for good of NHS

Dennis Skinner: We MUST shift extreme Tories for good of NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour veteran said the current Conservative MPs are the most right-wing he has ever seen and must not be allowed to take full control at Westminster
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Labour Party media release - Reeves: We’ll Uphold The ‘Principles Of Our Welfare State’

Labour Party media release - Reeves: We’ll Uphold The ‘Principles Of Our Welfare State’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said in her speech to Labour’s Annual Conference: "Just think conference, it could be less than a year left for the Bedroom Tax. Because the ver...
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Our chance to end poverty

Our chance to end poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Over a quarter of the European population could face poverty by 2025. But concerned citizens are demanding research into Unconditional Basic Income: our chance to completely eradicate poverty. We have an unprecedented opportunity to push our leaders to act. Sign now and share!
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Tony Blair says Britain must be prepared to invade Iraq (again)

Tony Blair says Britain must be prepared to invade Iraq (again) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Blair will warn air strikes alone will not be enough to smash the advance of Islamic State in an essay published on his Faith Foundation website
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Ripped-off Britons: Graphs at a glance: In the 30 years since 1983 the cost of Housing Benefits quadrupled, and yet the number of claimants has hardly increased. Why is that?

Ripped-off Britons: Graphs at a glance: In the 30 years since 1983 the cost of Housing Benefits quadrupled, and yet the number of claimants has hardly increased. Why is that? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Freya Newman, the whistleblower behind Frances Abbott's scholarship, should be thanked not punished

Freya Newman, the whistleblower behind Frances Abbott's scholarship, should be thanked not punished | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Julian Burnside: Freya Newman blew the whistle on a questionable scholarship awarded to Tony Abbott’s daughter – and she’s now paying dearly for having done so
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Labour's Shadow Pensions Secretary Doesn't Know How Much The State Pension Is

Labour's Shadow Pensions Secretary Doesn't Know How Much The State Pension Is | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves has been caught out appearing not to know the value of the basic state pension.

Ms Reeves, who has oversight of Labour's pension policy, initially estimated that the basic state pension was "ju...
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Labour conference 2014: How easy to call for political fizz. How tough to deliver it

Labour conference 2014: How easy to call for political fizz. How tough to deliver it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: The party is blamed for neglecting its base, but Ed Miliband has to consider fragmented interest groups
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Emma Watson Emotional & Powerful Speech at UN About Gender Inequality | HD - YouTube

Emma Watson Speech UN Full United Nations HD 720p 1080p News Full Press Conference Harry Porter Feminism Gender equality Men Women HeForShe Organization Orga...
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For real politics, don’t look to parliament but to an empty London housing estate

For real politics, don’t look to parliament but to an empty London housing estate | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty: A group of 29 homeless single mothers, about to be shunted 200 miles away, have taken radical action
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New report: The tax gap is £119.4 billion and rising

New report: The tax gap is £119.4 billion and rising | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new report by PCS, the union for most staff at HMRC, issued this morning, reappraises the UK tax gap and suggests it was £119.4 billion in 2013/14, and is rising steadily.



I wrote the report on PCS's behalf.

Building on work I published earlier this year, funded by Oxfam and the Joseph...
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Man with uncontrolled epilepsy hanged himself over benefit threat

Man with uncontrolled epilepsy hanged himself over benefit threat | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Trevor Drakard was panic-stricken at the thought he would have to find a job when he could suffer a severe attack at any time
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Labour to promise ''new deal'' on water bills

Labour to promise ''new deal'' on water bills | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The water watchdog will be handed beefed-up powers to strip companies of their licence if they fail to help those who are struggling
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Tories defeated in benefit bill vote

Tories defeated in benefit bill vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Benefits bosses hounded my disabled lover to death - because he went on charity bike ride

Benefits bosses hounded my disabled lover to death - because he went on charity bike ride | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
They stopped Nathan Hartwell's allowance, accused him of lying about his condition and demanded £11,000 after learning he had cycled to raise £2,000 for Help for Heroes
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Emma Watson's UN speech: gender equality is a men's issue too – video

Emma Watson's UN speech: gender equality is a men's issue too – video | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UN Women's goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson, has launched the United Nation's HeForShe campaign by inviting men to take part in the global fight for equality. The Harry Potter actress told an audience of UN delegates that men, too, must take action against sexism around the world, and the fight for feminist ideals must not be confused with 'man-hating'
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The seven rules of being posh

The seven rules of being posh | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After 25 years of living in Britain, US-born Tim Dowling believes he has finally worked out the class system. Here’s what he has learned
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English votes plan is ‘most un-prime ministerial thing Cameron has done’

English votes plan is ‘most un-prime ministerial thing Cameron has done’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls attacks plan to start talks on only English MPs voting on English laws
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The battle between capital and labour is still raging on film

The battle between capital and labour is still raging on film | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: Pride, Billy Elliott and Brassed Off see the crushing of unions for what it was – a new phase in a war that never really went away
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