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UN inquiry for UK disability rights violations

UN inquiry for UK disability rights violations | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Vox Political reader Tony Dean writes, "I would love to know how the DWP are going to explain this": UK ‘is first country to face UN inquiry into disability rights violations’ By John Pring The UK ...
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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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Cameron tries to chicken out of head-to-head debate with Miliband

Cameron tries to chicken out of head-to-head debate with Miliband | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's David Cameron!) It's looking more and more like David Cameron is chickening out of the head-to-head debate with Ed Miliband scheduled for 30th April. Tory Party negotiators have ...
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The UK and poverty: a mixed record | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The UK and poverty: a mixed record | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Patient given bed in hospital TOILET before surgery

Patient given bed in hospital TOILET before surgery | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Salesman Darren Walters was left in the tiny closet for four hours before his haemorrhoids surgery
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Food banks: benefit sanctions leave clients hungry for months

Food banks: benefit sanctions leave clients hungry for months | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new study finds that vulnerable people who fall foul of benefit rules can be plunged into reliance on food parcels for up to half a year
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How the London property boom is built on dirty money

How the London property boom is built on dirty money | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Billions of pounds of corruptly gained money has been laundered by criminals and foreign officials buying upmarket London properties through anonymous offshore front companies – making the city arguably the world capital of money laundering.
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I wish I’d seen this video a long time ago. It really helps to understand what’s going on.

I wish I’d seen this video a long time ago. It really helps to understand what’s going on. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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DWP's letter to the headmaster explaining why Universal Credit not ready to replace Tax Credits until 2017 at earliest...

DWP's letter to the headmaster explaining why Universal Credit not ready to replace Tax Credits until 2017 at earliest... | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
... and what it means for 98% of claimants.  (Hint: they stay with the existing rusty system).  @TimMorton2 
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Council criticised after removing blue badge concessions

Council criticised after removing blue badge concessions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A council has been criticised over plans to remove a concession that offered free parking at work for disabled members of staff with blue badges. Newcastle City Council wants to charge its 18 disab...
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Britain's top institutions are still dominated by the privileged. That has to change

Britain's top institutions are still dominated by the privileged. That has to change | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
 8,000 children on free school meals make the top grades at primary school but just 900 will end up at Britain's top universities. That has to change.
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100,000 children affected by benefit sanctions - how Britain is still going hungry

100,000 children affected by benefit sanctions - how Britain is still going hungry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
About 100,000 children were affected by benefit sanctions last year, according to a new report which says people are still going hungry in modern Britain.
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Ignore the ‘pro-business’ rhetoric: a pro-rich government is anti-business | Ha-Joon Chang

Ignore the ‘pro-business’ rhetoric: a pro-rich government is anti-business | Ha-Joon Chang | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Being soft on tax avoidance or market-rigging is bad for business, whatever Tory donors think. Giving some businesses special treatment means the rest suffer
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Pension freedom day? Pension fleecing day, more like | Polly Toynbee

Pension freedom day? Pension fleecing day, more like | Polly Toynbee | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fraudsters and City types can’t wait for next month’s scramble to relieve older people of their retirement pots. Never have so many lambs been so ripe for fleecing
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The Housing Ministers: Build more disabled-friendly homes

The Housing Ministers: Build more disabled-friendly homes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I wash in the kitchen. I sleep in the living room. Please sign my petition to get a plan to build more disabled friendly homes.
I’ve had Fibromyalgia since 1996 and doctors say it won’t get better. I get so tired and my muscles get stiff, which means I often have trouble sleeping.
The house I live in now was fine for me when I moved in eight years ago. My landlord put in a bannister on the stairs to help me get up to my bathroom and bedroom.
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Terminal cancer patients now expected to attend work interviews or lose welfare support

Terminal cancer patients now expected to attend work interviews or lose welfare support | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire) From Charlotte Ryan: "I have terminal cancer, my prognosis is 0-3 years and I was diagnosed in March 2014 with my brain stem glioma. In April 2014 I was placed in the support group* fo...
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Tory MP sponsors hospital radio show - and then claims the cash back on expenses

Tory MP sponsors hospital radio show - and then claims the cash back on expenses | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mark Simmonds, who once moaned he could not live on £67,000-a-year Parliamentary salary, claimed £170,000 in the last financial year
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UK properties held by offshore firms used in global corruption, say police

UK properties held by offshore firms used in global corruption, say police | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Anti-corruption groups and Met detectives say £180m worth of real estate is under investigation as being used in money laundering and stolen capital
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Churches call government welfare sanctions 'inhumane and un-Christian'

Churches call government welfare sanctions 'inhumane and un-Christian' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Report by religious leaders says Department of Work and Pensions targets vulnerable families to make ideological cuts under guise of regulations
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Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut

Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nearly 100,000 of the poorest children in the UK went hungry last year because their parents’ benefits were stopped or cut, according to a report by a coalition of churches.
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Iain Duncan Smith launches new benefits raid on Scotland's deprived families

Iain Duncan Smith launches new benefits raid on Scotland's deprived families | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
AFTER failing in his bid to impose the bedroom tax on Scotland, it's feared the Tory multi-millionaire's latest attack on welfare will leave deprived families at risk of homelessness.
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Netanyahu Scaremongers again about Iran Nuclear Threat

Netanyahu Scaremongers again about Iran Nuclear Threat | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Netanyahu has been at it again today. According to the I, he criticised Obama's attempts to make an agreement with Iran over the country's nuclear programme. He told a meeting of AIPAC - the Americ...
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Government fitness for work test is making disabled people sicker, report claims

Government fitness for work test is making disabled people sicker, report claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government test to prove that disabled and sick people are unable to work is causing an increase in physical pain, worsening their condition or delaying their recovery, according to a new survey.
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Is Isis the ultimate evil? They would love you to think so | Owen Jones

Is Isis the ultimate evil? They would love you to think so | Owen Jones | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Presenting Isis as iconic demons obscures the symbiotic relationship between jihadis and the west
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I exist in a fog. Some days it blows away, but some days it's heavy and suffocating | Anna Spargo-Ryan

I exist in a fog. Some days it blows away, but some days it's heavy and suffocating | Anna Spargo-Ryan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A quarter of Australians will experience an anxiety condition. It’s not a buzzword, it’s real, and it means I’ve been afraid since before I knew what it was to be afraid
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