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Whose fault is poverty? The election blame game is on

Whose fault is poverty? The election blame game is on | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: In claiming there are half a million problem families, the government is discrediting those who need help while ignoring the causes
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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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DWP loses another 3 FOI tribunal hearings, must release names of workfare exploiters

DWP loses another 3 FOI tribunal hearings, must release names of workfare exploiters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP has lost 3* first tier FOI tribunal appeal hearings on disclosure of the names of Mandatory Work Activity (MWA), Work Programme and Day One Support for Young People Trailblazer workfare exp...
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How coalition has helped rich by hitting poor - The Guardian

How coalition has helped rich by hitting poor - The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's the second in the loose series on the economy - this time from a November edition of The Guardian: A landmark study of the coalition’s tax and welfare policies six months before the general ...
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IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES

IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I just supported IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES on @ThunderclapIt // @JayneLinney
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Labour attacks street light cuts

Labour attacks street light cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
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Occupy returns to Parliament Square

Occupy returns to Parliament Square | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This morning, Occupy activists began another weekend occupation of Parliament Square. Once again, fences have gone up, not just around the grass (supposedly closed for repairs), but also around all...
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Sanctions misery for tens of thousands of families this Christmas - Media centre - PCS

Sanctions misery for tens of thousands of families this Christmas  - Media centre - PCS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The Green Party's popularity is soaring

The Green Party's popularity is soaring | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Four out of five people believe the Green Party leader should be included in the 2015 election’s TV leadership debates.
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Miliband's US guru says UK govt must make disabled people full partners in economy

Miliband's US guru says UK govt must make disabled people full partners in economy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK government must do more to enable disabled people to be “full partners” in the economy, according to a leading US academic.
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Qatari ruling family hit with £38million stamp duty bill

Qatari ruling family hit with £38million stamp duty bill | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Qatari ruling family bought Chelsea Barracks (pictured) from the Ministry of Defence for almost £1billion in 2007 but did not pay any stamp duty on the purchase.
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Benefit Delays Set To Soar As Waiting Period Increases To Pay For Workfare

Benefit Delays Set To Soar As Waiting Period Increases To Pay For Workfare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of people dependent on food banks is likely to soar as the government have pushed ahead with plans to increase the waiting period for the main out of work benefits. According to the larg...
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Harper dodges questions over delays in closing assessment centres

The minister for disabled people is facing questions over why he delayed responding to concerns about a pledge to close an inaccessible assessment centre.
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Why you should help me sue the DVLA and parking firms - YouTube

SIGN UP AT www.challengethefine.com www.facebook.com/challengethefine They're acting illegally and screwing you over in the process. Simple as that. Spread t...
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Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment - Michael Meacher MP

Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment  - Michael Meacher MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
By chance several events in the last few days have highlighted poignantly how the British Establishment – the small political-economic-financial elite who went to the same public schools and the same universities (usually Oxbridge) – automatically close ranks to protect each other when they come under pressure.   Jonathan Burrows, a former MD of Blackrock Asset...Read more »
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The Austerity Agenda - Paul Krugman

The Austerity Agenda - Paul Krugman | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This one is from way back in 2012, so it seems reasonable to use quite a lot of it without fear of taking away readers from the source material. It shows how right some critics of austerity were, m...
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Sandra Gives The Game Away: Jobcentres Given Sheriff's Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets

Sandra Gives The Game Away:  Jobcentres Given Sheriff's Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sandra Lambert, manager of 149 Jobcentres and self-styled lifestyle guru, has spent much of the last few days frantically blocking people on twitter who have been taking the piss out of the cringem...
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Hope, whilst IDS Lies continue to Persecute the Poor

In this my last post before the festivities kick in I want to take a look at a quick overview of the Truth Campaign and our reasons for pursuing it. It all began on April 14 2013, when Debbie Sayer...
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Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.
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MPs And Peers Named In Westminster Paedophile Ring Dossier

MPs And Peers Named In Westminster Paedophile Ring Dossier | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A dossier implicating three MPs and a three members of the House of Lords in a Westminster paedophile ring has been handed to Scotland Yard.

The Sunday Times reports a list of 22 high-profile figures has been compiled by Labour MP John Mann includ...
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Theresa May to scrap panel for inquiry into child sex abuse | ExaroNews

Theresa May to scrap panel for inquiry into child sex abuse | ExaroNews | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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13m others across the country will spend this Christmas in poverty

13m others across the country will spend this Christmas in poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Christmas shoppers are expected spend £1.2bn today, as 13 million consumers hand over £21m every minute. But while those who can afford it stock up in the desperate rush for gifts on “Panic Saturday”, another 13 million people will have more sobering reasons to worry – living in poverty in a festive Britain characterised as “two nations” divided.
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Problems At Work? Contact A Real Fighting Union And Stuff Your Boss!

Problems At Work? Contact A Real Fighting Union And Stuff Your Boss! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
To hear the current government talk you would think the business community are paragons of virtue - nobly trickling down wealth to the rest of us whilst sticking to the rules and giving us poor ple...
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Pauline Got Promoted! DWP Management Psychobabble Is Turning Jobcentres Into Cults

Pauline Got Promoted!  DWP Management Psychobabble Is Turning Jobcentres Into Cults | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you want an example of the glassy-eyed idiots currently handed senior positions at the DWP then the twitter feed of the regional manager responsible for 149 Jobcentres in Central England is a go...
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Recession and austerity have produced a 'deadly mixture'

Recession and austerity have produced a 'deadly mixture' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The combination of the recession and the coalition’s austerity programme is likely to have been responsible for hundreds of suicides in England
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Access to Work crisis: Scheme must improve, say MPs

Access to Work crisis: Scheme must improve, say MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Access to Work scheme is only helping a minority of the disabled people it should be supporting in the workplace, according to a committee of MPs.
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Sailor returns from six months at sea to discover wife's dramatic secret weight loss

Sailor returns from six months at sea to discover wife's dramatic secret weight loss | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Michelle Dalgleish dropped from a size 16 to a 10 as a surprise for her navy commander husband
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