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Cost of living? What about the cost of being dead?

Cost of living? What about the cost of being dead? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: The spiralling price of funerals is a symptom of the triumph of the market and the accompanying poverty of civic life
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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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It isn't just child poverty that limits social mobility; inequality does too | Left Foot Forward

It isn't just child poverty that limits social mobility; inequality does too | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The side of social mobility that no politician will talk about: making rich-but-dim children downwardly mobile.
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See just how batty the debate over immigration in the UK has become:

See just how batty the debate over immigration in the UK has become: | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today!) On Question Time last week, Giles Fraser told a funny story which nicely illustrates how batty the whole discussion over immigration has become in the UK. He said ...
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Labour calls Commons vote over Lord Freud comments on disabled workers - The Guardian

Labour calls Commons vote over Lord Freud comments on disabled workers - The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour will force a Commons vote on Lord Freud’s future after David Cameron refused to dismiss him as welfare minister for his suggestion that some disabled workers are not worth the minimum wage, ...
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Alan Milburn delivers broadside against main parties’ policies on poverty

Alan Milburn delivers broadside against main parties’ policies on poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Social mobility commission says coalition plan to raise personal tax allowance and Labour minimum wage pledge are ineffective
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Freud Must Go! Urgent Call Out, Monday Oct 20th Caxton House 12.30pm Or On Twitter #FreudMustGo

Freud Must Go! Urgent Call Out, Monday Oct 20th Caxton House 12.30pm Or On Twitter #FreudMustGo | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Anyone who thinks Lord Fraud 'mispoke' or was just 'thinking outside the box' when he made the shameful comment that some disabled people are not worth the minimum wage has really not been paying a...
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LRB · Francis FitzGibbon · Short Cuts

LRB · Francis FitzGibbon · Short Cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Things aren’t going well for Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for justice. His ‘Spartan’ prisons policy and sacking of hundreds of warders coincided with a rise in violent disorder and suicides in jails. In September a High Court judge described his actions on legal aid as so . . .
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Lord Freud is not the L'Oreal man - His worth? Time he was FACT off

Lord Freud is not the L'Oreal man - His worth? Time he was FACT off | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lord Freud's remarks were, by his own admission, offensive.  If he had said 'blacks' or 'women' or 'gays' were ONLY WORTH £2 per hour the true offence of his words come to the fore. Note well I use...
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Lord Freud was right and Miliband shameful - Spectator Blogs

Lord Freud was right and Miliband shameful - Spectator Blogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Markets are amoral. If a severely disabled person cannot produce more than the minimum wage’s worth of work, no employer will be able to profitably employ them. Some generous ones…
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This is the way forward as shown in America.
 http://www.extraordinaryventures.org/
And per the answer to an email I sent to them questioning what PEOPLE with a disability are paid "Employees wages are varied depending on the job, but most start out at North Carolina's minimum wage, $7.25. Supervisors get paid more, up to $9.00/hour".
And so it should be!

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Staff cuts lead to increase in benefit fraud

Staff cuts lead to increase in benefit fraud | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government cuts and the strain on the benefits system have made it easier to commit housing benefit fraud than ever before, according to experts.
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UK pay protest – in pictures

UK pay protest – in pictures | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of people in London, Glasgow and Belfast take to the streets to march in protest against falling wages in the public sector
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Children's charity Barnardo's told teenager she could have 'avoided' sexual assault

Children's charity Barnardo's told teenager she could have 'avoided' sexual assault | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Barnardo’s has been accused of victim blaming after a letter written in 1993 by a project worker claimed a teenage girl could have “avoided” being sexually assaulted if she had behaved more responsibly.
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Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering | Left Foot Forward

Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.
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Lord Freud's troubles mount as Labour force no confidence vote in the Commons - Telegraph

Lord Freud's troubles mount as Labour force no confidence vote in the Commons - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative peer has been allowed to remain in his job after apologising for saying disabled people are not worth the minimum wage, but Labour will table a motion of no confidence to be voted on later this month
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Tory free schools branded failures by education watchdogs

Tory free schools branded failures by education watchdogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The schools, which were first introduced in 2011, have been outperformed by state-run schools
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Less freedom in Westminster's Parliament Square than in Hong Kong! - The Ecologist

Less freedom in Westminster's Parliament Square than in Hong Kong! - The Ecologist | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Donnachadh McCarthy went to Parliament Square yesterday to address a peaceful rally about the failings of British democracy. The intimidatory, violent and inflammatory police reaction only confirme...
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Lib Dems ban locking up children of migrants - but allow locking up of British children

Lib Dems ban locking up children of migrants - but allow locking up of British children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) The Lib Dems have often boasted that one of their achievements in the coalition government was to ban the detention of children of migrants: Ban on child detention...
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Save our public lands and forests

Save our public lands and forests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
First the Government failed to include a Forests Bill in its legislative programme, writes Owen Adams. Next, campaigners spotted that the Infrastructure Bill enables a wholesale selloff of public lands. Just how safe are Britain's public lands and forests?
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Ministry of Justice recruits redundant prison officers to ease jail crisis

Ministry of Justice recruits redundant prison officers to ease jail crisis | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Embarrassment for justice secretary Chris Grayling as staff are offered contracts two years after they took redundancy
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Call for inquiry over foreign state-owned firms taking over UK rail services Unemployed in Tyne and Wear

Call for inquiry over foreign state-owned firms taking over UK rail services Unemployed in Tyne and Wear | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
UNTyne&Wear brings us the following, originally in the Hartlepool Mail: Easington  MP Grahame Morris has called on Parliament to launch an inquiry into foreign state-owned companies owning UK r...
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"The #Fibromyalgia Letter" Hello Family,... - Fibromyalgia english/afrikaans | Facebook

"The #Fibromyalgia Letter"
Hello Family, Friends, and Anyone Wishing to Know Me!
How do I explain this to you my family and friends? This is very...
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Ministers urged to investigate rate of prison suicides

Ministers urged to investigate rate of prison suicides | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan says prisons have become dens of violence and number of deaths is a national disgrace
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'Disabled are grateful so work harder,' says Tory minister

'Disabled are grateful so work harder,' says Tory minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A second government minister made contentious comments over the disabled and their role in the workplace at the Conservative Party's annual conference last month, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
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Bennett Kathie's curator insight, October 20, 2:34 PM

patronising pigs

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Police budget cuts: unpaid volunteers now used in key roles

Police budget cuts: unpaid volunteers now used in key roles | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Forces are taking on helpers for forensics and at crime scenes as cuts bite, says union
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