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The Sun just keeps getting it wrong on human rights

The Sun just keeps getting it wrong on human rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With the May 2015 General Election looming, the battle for the future of human rights in the UK is hotting up. The Prime Minister has just sacked his long-standing Attorney General apparently becau...
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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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What's behind the massive increase of renters in poverty?

What's behind the massive increase of renters in poverty? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of private renters living in poverty has doubled in a decade even though the rates for everybody else have fallen. Hannah Aldridge explains why
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British PM David Cameron Sparks #CameronMustGo Twitter Trend

British PM David Cameron Sparks #CameronMustGo Twitter Trend | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We analyze the surge of popularity for the twitter hashtag #CameronMustGo as United Kingdom PM David Cameron's leadership is called into question.
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Fury as retaliatory evictions bill talked out of Commons | News | Inside Housing

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Widow's treatment by DWP has been 'inhumane and cruel'

A disabled widow has accused the government of subjecting her and her late husband to “inhumane and cruel” treatment
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Motability rule change

New rules introduced secretly by Motability make it harder for disabled people with high support needs to apply for grants
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Concern over government’s ‘dreadful’ response to MPs’ ‘fitness for work' report

Concern over government’s ‘dreadful’ response to MPs’ ‘fitness for work' report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Minister for disabled people criticised for his response to work and pensions committee report on ESA/WCA
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Austerity testimony shows need to get the vote out

Austerity testimony shows need to get the vote out | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Austerity testimony report shows need to persuade disabled people to register to vote in general election 2015
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How the Plebgate footage doesn't show what Mitchell & C4 claim

How the Plebgate footage doesn't show what Mitchell & C4 claim | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers

The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
These are just a small handful of the 24 million Americans who reported they had abused illicit drugs or prescription medication in the past month
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WCA review author condemns claimants to 5 more years of misery

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The Personal Tax Statement George Osborne Doesn't Want You to See

The Personal Tax Statement George Osborne Doesn't Want You to See | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is the statement George Osborne would not want you to see because it makes clear that subsidies, allowances and reliefs extend right across the UK economy. And they do not, by any means, appear to go to those who necessarily need them most. The ...
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Next recruits Polish workers after ‘failing to hire enough British people’

Next recruits Polish workers after ‘failing to hire enough British people’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Retailer starts recruitment drive in Poland before UK, for minimum-wage Yorkshire warehouse jobs
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Iain Duncan Smith vetoed greater Scottish powers over universal credit

Iain Duncan Smith vetoed greater Scottish powers over universal credit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Holyrood allowed to vary key parts of housing elements of universal credit but not other elements after DWP intervention
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Eddie Keavey - Eddie Keavey shared a video to Bev... | Facebook

Eddie Keavey shared a video to Bev Rawsthorn's timeline.
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Tory peer asks government to ramp up access

Tory peer asks government to ramp up access | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled Tory peer introduces private member's bill that would improve access to shops and restaurants
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Government silent on latest school abuse claims

Government silent on latest school abuse claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government refuses to comment after yet more allegations of abuse of disabled pupils
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Krip-Hop Nation brings musical plea for disability justice to UK

Krip-Hop Nation brings musical plea for disability justice to UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
International Krip-Hop Nation collective brings musical plea for disability justice to UK
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Wheelchair-user fights Home Office bid to send him back to frontline of battle with ISIS

Wheelchair-user fights Home Office bid to send him back to frontline of battle with ISIS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled asylum-seeker fights Home Office bid to send him back to his home town in Iraq, just a few miles from the frontline of the battle with IS
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Social landlord launches project to reduce fuel poverty for 4,000 tenants | News | Inside Housing

Social landlord launches project to reduce fuel poverty for 4,000 tenants | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Is the end near for lollipop men and women?

Is the end near for lollipop men and women? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
According to a survey, the number of guards has fallen in 21 of 30 councils since 2010 and risen in just seven - the biggest cut was in Portsmouth
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Only 7% of IB to ESA transfers found fit for work

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People With Learning Disabilities Know What's Wrong and What Matters

People With Learning Disabilities Know What's Wrong and What Matters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People with learning disabilities are an important group, who don't often get heard. If anyone does speak for them it's usually well-intentioned professionals or family members. This tends to encourage the false belief that people with learning disab...
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Is Fraud Always Wrong?

Is Fraud Always Wrong? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Anyone who examines the facts knows that benefit fraud is a minor problem. Tax fraud is 15 times bigger, unclaimed benefits 17 times bigger, benefit cuts are 22 times bigger and tax evasion is 30 to 70 times bigger. In the context of our national fin...
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'Nasty' Theresa May is suppressing the facts about immigration

'Nasty' Theresa May is suppressing the facts about immigration | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The woman who defined herself and her fellow Tories as "the Nasty Party" showed she was happy to live down to that name after it was revealed that Theresa May has been sitting on five potentially-d...
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