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Three arrested after boy, 16, takes ecstasy at rave and dies

Three arrested after boy, 16, takes ecstasy at rave and dies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Teenager taken to hospital after going to a party at an industrial site in Hayes, west London
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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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Sanctions of people on disability benefits has risen by 30% in a year

Sanctions of people on disability benefits has risen by 30% in a year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Almost 7 out of every hundred people on disability benefits was sanctioned last year
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Attack on Corbyn over Bin Laden assassination is hysterical

Attack on Corbyn over Bin Laden assassination is hysterical | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
... In both senses of the word. It seems that people who should know better have dredged up a comment made by Jeremy Corbyn in 2011 about the death of Osama Bin Laden - that it would have been bett...
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UN officials to visit UK over coming months to investigate whether Iain Duncan Smith's "reforms" to disability benefits are compatible with Human Rights

UN officials to visit UK over coming months to investigate whether Iain Duncan Smith's "reforms" to disability benefits are compatible with Human Rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I reported last year that the UK has become the first country to face a United Nations inquiry into disability rights violations. A formal investigation was launched by the United Nation’s Committe...
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The Daily Mail is a far-right rag and an utter disgrace for meddling in the Human Rights of sick and disabled people

The Daily Mail is a far-right rag and an utter disgrace for meddling in the Human Rights of sick and disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I reported yesterday that the United Nations (UN) is investigating the UK government's welfare "reforms" and the consequences of them for evidence of abuses of the human rights of sick and disabled...
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How could these thieves steal from a 5-year-old autistic boy?

How could these thieves steal from a 5-year-old autistic boy? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The gang struck while Carl Smith was on a weekend trip away with his mum Karon White. The raiders stole special turf worth £1,000, part of a sensory garden kit the youngster adored.
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More than 2,500 benefit claimants have died after being found fit for work

More than 2,500 benefit claimants have died after being found fit for work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There's been widespread fury as the Tories finally released the total today - only after 250,000 people signed a petition
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26 ways the Tories were told to clean up benefit sanctions

26 ways the Tories were told to clean up benefit sanctions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Six months ago a damning report by MPs said the Tories should make 26 urgent reforms to the welfare system. Not a single one has happened
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Cost of killing a badger revealed - and it's WAY more than you think

Cost of killing a badger revealed - and it's WAY more than you think | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Killing badgers is not only cruel it also costs the taxpayer an incredible £7,580 - per animal
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Government announce a crackdown on firms failing to pay new national living wage

Government announce a crackdown on firms failing to pay new national living wage | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Businesses face fines of up to £20,000 and bosses could be barred being company directors if they do not ensure the new wage rise is passed on to staff, said Prime Minister
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Benefit cuts don't force people into work despite what Iain Duncan Smith says

Benefit cuts don't force people into work despite what Iain Duncan Smith says | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
New research shows that welfare reforms cut public expenditure but don't lead to higher employment
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There's more chance of dying at the hands of the government than at the hands of a murderer in the UK. 

There's more chance of dying at the hands of the government than at the hands of a murderer in the UK.  | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Why the delay, DWP? The ONS has templates on calculating death rates

Why the delay, DWP? The ONS has templates on calculating death rates | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Did you know that the Department for Work and Pensions spent two years delaying the publication of death figures for incapacity benefit claimants when they could have been completed in a week? The ...
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More disability benefit data refused for release by DWP.

More disability benefit data refused for release by DWP. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Back in January I wrote about how my transition from DLA to PIP lost me £140 per month, and in March I posted about the saga I had with my Mandatory Reconsideration; both of these pieces demonstrat...
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It's Never Been More Important To Ask What's Wrong With Work

It's Never Been More Important To Ask What's Wrong With Work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If work was really so fucking wonderful then nobody would resent people living on meagre unemployment benefits.  It might even be seen as a noble and selfless thing - to give up the wonderful oppor...
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DWP's death figures aren't adding up

DWP's death figures aren't adding up | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It seems clear that the new 'statistical releases' from the Department for Work and Pensions aren't worth the immense amount of time they took to prepare - other than as tools for confusion and cor...
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Government Finally Reveals That More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work'

Government Finally Reveals That More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Figures released today show that between December 2011 to February 2014, 4,010 people died after being told they were fit for work, following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA). 40,680 died within ...
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A Group Of Student Lawyers Has Overturned 95% Of DWP Decisions Against 200 People Declared 'Fit For Work'

A Group Of Student Lawyers Has Overturned 95% Of DWP Decisions Against 200 People Declared 'Fit For Work' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A group of student lawyers in Bristol has overturned 95% of decisions made by the Department of Work and Pensions in relation to 200 people it deemed "fit for work".

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I would like to say thank you to all who stand up to help sick and disabled people through any and all of the process of applying for and or appealing their application for ESA/PIP; the Tories have had this planned for who knows how many years one of the first things they did was to stop legal aid so that people were unable to seek the justice everyone is supposed to be able to access. There are thousands upon thousands of people told they are fit for work when they CLEARLY are not and anyone who has had any part of enabling the government to do this are just as guilty. 

 

Take a few minutes to put yourself in the shoes of the vulnerable person, if you have ANY empathy in your heart at all you would NOT approve of what has been happening and is continuing to happen. Please take a stand and reach out to help stop the government from attacking our most vulnerable, petitions only take a minute to sign, write to your MP and counsels explaining your disgust, volunteer some time, etc., etc. Thank you.

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United Nations launches human rights probe into Iain Duncan Smith's welfare cuts

United Nations launches human rights probe into Iain Duncan Smith's welfare cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A charity chief has been told a top UN investigator will sweep into Britain after the Tories slashed disability benefits by £30 a week
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Rt Hon David Cameron MP: Implement the recommendations of the Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review

Rt Hon David Cameron MP: Implement the recommendations of the  Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Leaving people with no means of feeding themselves, heating food and keeping warm is unconscionable and has no place in a civilised and rich society such as Great Britain.
In March 2015 "Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review" was printed
It made twenty-six recommendations for changes to the current sanction policies
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmworpen/814/814.pdf
 None of these have yet been implemented!
 Of these twenty-six recommendati
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Special forces transform into hi-tech 'desert ghosts' to hunt Jihadi John

Special forces transform into hi-tech 'desert ghosts' to hunt Jihadi John | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
SAS and other elite snipers are wearing the suits which keep them hidden from sophisticated surveillance systems used by Islamic State extremists in Syria
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An Attack on Renewables Is an Attack on the Young

An Attack on Renewables Is an Attack on the Young | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Imagine if the government took the money it spends on war and fossil fuels and spent it on developing a vibrant renewable energy industry instead. At the moment they're doing the reverse. They're backing the interests of big oil and gas over the interests of young people.
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Liverpool councillors pledge support for Jeremy Corbyn

Liverpool councillors pledge support for Jeremy Corbyn | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In an open letter to the ECHO, ten councillors have said they will be supporting Corbyn in the upcoming Labour leader elections
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Cameron and Clegg 'snobbish and arrogant' – emails to Clinton

Cameron and Clegg 'snobbish and arrogant' – emails to Clinton | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
US secretary of state’s unofficial adviser said Tory-led coalition government was draconian and not an economic partner
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To say the least.

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Welfare Reforms Not Boosting Employment - News & Parliament TV :  Scottish Parliament

Welfare Reforms Not Boosting Employment - News & Parliament TV :  Scottish Parliament | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Controversial and hard-hitting reforms to the benefits system are failing in their objective of encouraging the unemployed into work, according to new research.
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