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Lib Dems pledge to charge £9,000 for access to national museums

Lib Dems pledge to charge £9,000 for access to national museums | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) The Liberal Democrats will pledge in their general election manifesto to make access to selected national museums and galleries more open to poorer families by charging people up to £9,00...
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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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Another sickening  indictment of the Tory rich penalising those who are unable to challenge, the poor, the old, the disabled, the vulnerable didn't cause the crash or the false deficit. It was the bankers in 2008 the govt paid out £900bn which is the reason we are in this mess

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'Murderer!'- Iain Duncan Smith confronted by furious protest at Job Centre visit

'Murderer!'- Iain Duncan Smith confronted by furious protest at Job Centre visit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The work and pensions secretary was shouted down by people demonstrating against his handling of disability benefits
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Telling It Straight-Disabled People Lives at Risk from Further Ideology on Welfare Reform

Telling It Straight-Disabled People Lives at Risk from Further Ideology on Welfare Reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday The Reform Think Tank published its second report with a further one to come before the white paper is published later this year, recommendations in this report will fuel the fear project inflicted by the Tories on those who are considered the most vulnerable whom they promised to protect. Its proposals call for a…
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Millionaire Tory MP gives the most pathetic excuse for failing to declare £400,000 in extra earnings | The Canary

Millionaire Tory MP gives the most pathetic excuse for failing to declare £400,000 in extra earnings | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite his oversight, the millionaire backbencher still submitted claims for a 49p bottle of milk and  £2 worth of tea bags. 
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Jeremy Corbyn: 'Councils should run local services' - BBC News

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Councils should run local services' - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say.
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If having more no longer satisfies us, perhaps we’ve reached ‘peak stuff’ | Will Hutton

If having more no longer satisfies us, perhaps we’ve reached ‘peak stuff’ | Will Hutton | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Societies must learn to use economics to help provide purpose and fulfilment
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Security industry silent on flaws in disability equality training for bouncers

Security industry silent on flaws in disability equality training for bouncers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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On Benefits? PM Says You May Be Making A 'Lifestyle Choice'

On Benefits? PM Says You May Be Making A 'Lifestyle Choice' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron came under fire today after declaring that some benefit claimants were making a “lifestyle choice”.

The Prime Minister used the phrase after he rejected calls to ditch wel
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Takes from our sick and disabled and then turn around and keeps giving and giving to other countries. Where  are the good people of England our sick and disabled need YOU, now! 

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700,000 patients continuing to have objections to data sharing ignored

700,000 patients continuing to have objections to data sharing ignored | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Patients are still having their data extracted and shared by the NHS despite registering opt outs with their GP practice in 2013 and assurances that objections would be honoured by January 2016.
The NHS’s own information centre has told Pulse they were unable to meet the deadline they had promised in November last year.
Pulse understand this is pending the release of an independent review into patient consent and opt-outs by National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott which was due last month.
Pulse revealed last year that at least 700,000 patient had lodged objections to their data being shared around the NHS, many during the aborted launch of NHS England’s flagship record sharing drive, care.data.
The story grabbed headlines after revealing the Health and Social Care Information had been forced to ignore
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‘Appalling’ consultation ‘shows government’s PIP plans are deplorable’

‘Appalling’ consultation ‘shows government’s PIP plans are deplorable’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Alarm over huge new ‘care village’ for autistic adults

Alarm over huge new ‘care village’ for autistic adults | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Government departments and judiciary in ‘fit for work’ suicide ‘cover-up’

Government departments and judiciary in ‘fit for work’ suicide ‘cover-up’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Atos, Maximus and Capita forced to admit assessment failures

Atos, Maximus and Capita forced to admit assessment failures | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Senior politician accused of £32,000 benefit fraud

Senior politician accused of £32,000 benefit fraud | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A SENIOR Hampshire politician has appeared in court after being charged with fraudulently receiving £32,000 in benefits.
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DON'T ABOLISH ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE

DON'T ABOLISH ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A single paragraph in the Local Government Finance Settlement published before Christmas sounded the death knell for attendance allowance (AA).
The government is to launch a consultation on abolishing AA for all new claims and handing the money over to local councils to pay for support for older people.
We are writing with our grave concerns about the abolition of Attendance Allowance, we believe that taking away this financial support from people who may not meet the substantial/critical...
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This is unacceptable and has to STOP! NO money should leave this country to support other countries or their people until our own are properly cared for and given dignity and choice. 

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Revealed: the Tories new plan to squeeze the working poor

Revealed: the Tories new plan to squeeze the working poor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE TORY government been attacked over plans to extend controversial benefit sanctions to claimants with jobs, with critics warning introducing…
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Tory councillor accidentally sent details of 'smear plot' to intended targets

Tory councillor accidentally sent details of 'smear plot' to intended targets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Conservative member of Portsmouth council Scott Harris was allegedly planning a dirty tricks campaign against women’s rights and domestic violence services
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Organisations banned from using government grants to lobby ministers - BBC News

Organisations banned from using government grants to lobby ministers - BBC News | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Organisations given UK government grants will be banned from using the money to try to persuade ministers to change the law or increase spending.
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Goldman Sachs Says It May Be Forced to Fundamentally Question How Capitalism Is Working

Goldman Sachs Says It May Be Forced to Fundamentally Question How Capitalism Is Working | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The profit margins debate could lead to an unsettling conclusion.
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Disabled ex-Lib Dem MP backs IDS over WCA suicide report ‘cover-up’

Disabled ex-Lib Dem MP backs IDS over WCA suicide report ‘cover-up’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Government told to restrict gabapentin and pregabalin availability

Government told to restrict gabapentin and pregabalin availability | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The prescription drugs gabapentin and pregabalin could soon be more tightly regulated in the UK, after Government advisors called for them to be classed as controlled drugs.
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Britain's biggest food bank charity has hit out at the DWP

Britain's biggest food bank charity has hit out at the DWP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of Britons driven to food banks by poverty in the past year are seen as “collateral damage” by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), according to Chris Mould, chair of the Trussell Trust. 

The Government has spent years in denial of the existence of food poverty and continues to threaten the charity for speaking out on the issue, he said.
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Privatise food banks says Iain Duncan Smith | NEWS CRASHER

Privatise food banks says Iain Duncan Smith | NEWS CRASHER | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Protesters to march on GP surgery over Maximus job coach project

Protesters to march on GP surgery over Maximus job coach project | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Discrimination against disabled staff shoots up at DWP, the home of ‘Disability Confident’

Discrimination against disabled staff shoots up at DWP, the home of ‘Disability Confident’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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GPs threaten mass resignation in extraordinary challenge to Jeremy Hunt (VIDEO) | The Canary

GPs threaten mass resignation in extraordinary challenge to Jeremy Hunt (VIDEO) | The Canary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
GPs have chosen the 'nuclear option'.
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