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Why we need to save our safety net | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Why we need to save our safety net | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The strategic priority of this government is to shrink the state. Despite the recovery the cuts keep on coming. What we face now is not emergency, if mistaken,
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Cuts to legal aid force parents to defend themselves in family court cases

Cuts to legal aid force parents to defend themselves in family court cases | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of parents forced to represent themselves before the family courts jumped by 20,000 last year following the withdrawal of legal aid for almost all family cases, official figures obtained by The Independent show.
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6 Graphs That Show How Out Of Touch Cameron's New Cabinet Is

6 Graphs That Show How Out Of Touch Cameron's New Cabinet Is | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has shaken up his top team with his last cabinet reshuffle before the 2015 general election, which was heavily trumpeted as a move to stop the cabinet looking "pale, male and stale".

But how does it really look? HuffPost UK...
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The process of change

The process of change | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I wrote a blog in about 7 minutes yesterday which included a minor error inconsequential to the argument I presented ( although you would not think that from the reaction of those who had clearly never actually read or understood what I was saying) and over 100 comments followed, most...
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9 disturbing things you should know about Cameron’s reshuffle

9 disturbing things you should know about Cameron’s reshuffle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from Labour List 1. The Minister for Equalities but not equal marriageNicky Morgan has replaced Gove at Education, while keeping the Minister for Women brief she has had since Maria Miller...
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Data retention debate: The lies they tell to steal your rights

Data retention debate: The lies they tell to steal your rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is ironically appropriate that an Act of Parliament guaranteeing government the right to invade the private communications of every single citizen in the UK, ostensibly in the interests of justi...
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Impact of Bedroom Tax revealed: 59% in arrears

Impact of Bedroom Tax revealed: 59% in arrears | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Figures in a study sneaked out by the Government damned Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, who kept his job in the Cabinet reshuffle
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New Ed Sec voted to end help for poor kids to get to college and buy books

New Ed Sec voted to end help for poor kids to get to college and buy books | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tories!)   Way back in 2011 - before she thought she would ever be Education Secretary - Michael Gove's replacement Nicky Morgan voted to end 'Education Maintenance Allo...
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Truly Caring is Healthy - Invisible Disabilities Association - IDA

Truly Caring is Healthy - Invisible Disabilities Association - IDA | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
“Why did I decide to found the Invisible Disabilities® Association (IDA)?” This question has been posed to me on many occasions. The obvious answer is because of my wife, Sherri. As you may know, Sherri lives daily with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic Lyme disease, chemical injury and traumatic brain injury, as well as severe …
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Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

Ban neonicotinoids now –  to avert another silent spring | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it
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Almost one in four Britons are now living below the poverty line, according to a new report

Almost one in four Britons are now living below the poverty line, according to a new report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
INSTITUTE for Fiscal Studies finds young adults have been hit hardest by the recession as number of people struggling to scrape a living rises to 14.6million.
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The FCA cap on payday loans: acting where the market has failed | Left Foot Forward

The FCA cap on payday loans: acting where the market has failed | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The proposed cap means that if someone pays back a £100 loan within 30 days they would pay a maximum of £24 in charges.
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The best #IDS #reshuffle Tweets

The best #IDS #reshuffle Tweets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite rumours last week (repeated here) that Iain Duncan Smith was to be moved in David Cameron's reshuffle, he seems to have clung on. Many on Twitter reacted with disbelief. Here are some of th...
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Older workers require real change not a personality gimmick | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Older workers require real change not a personality gimmick | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is easy to imagine that in Whitehall, young fast track recruits to the civil service are inducted into the art of the external appointee.“For problems
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Emergency surveillance bill clears Commons

Emergency surveillance bill clears Commons | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Data retention and investigatory powers bill is agreed after angry exchanges alleging an abuse of parliament
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I thought we where a democratic country?

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Governments response to Select Committee Report

Governments response to Select Committee Report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government has responded to the W&P Select Committee's investigation of performance of the Department for Work and Pensions in 2012-13 - It is too long to reproduce here (link to http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmworpen/394/39404.htm )

As we expected the Government's response is full of rhetoric of how well the DWP is doing and focus on the range of processes to ensure their Stats are always good.

Well today we witness another set of "Lies, damn lies" - based upon the release of DWP bedroom tax reports.

Clearly the demand for Government to deal with this situation remains as necessary as ever - Please keep sharing this petition and show the Government WE the People WILL scrutinise them and we WILL Demand our RIGHTS to the TRUTH

Thanks all

Jayne & Debbie
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Lies, damn lies and failing DWP bedroom tax reports

Lies, damn lies and failing DWP bedroom tax reports | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
On the same day as the cabinet reshuffle the DWP released a 163-page interim report into the bedroom tax.  Unfortunately this deliberate burial of a report is the best that can be said for it as it...
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Tom Watson: Why Ed Miliband must reverse Dennis Skinner's sacking

Tom Watson: Why Ed Miliband must reverse Dennis Skinner's sacking | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour MP Tom Watson is incredulous that the party has ousted the union stalwart from the ruling National Executive Committee
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The Bedroom Tax is obviously unfair and Lord Freud is completely out of touch

The Bedroom Tax is obviously unfair and Lord Freud is completely out of touch | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tessa Munt, the Liberal Democrat MP on our politics panel, on the ordinary people who have fallen through the cracks in the 'Spare Room Subsidy' rules
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Shocking images reveal elderly couple living on the streets after being evicted from their home

Shocking images reveal elderly couple living on the streets after being evicted from their home | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

TThe 84-year-old man and his 75-year-old partner are sleeping rough in Bournemouth after failing to pay their rent

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This is life in England thanks to the Tories!

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Victims of alleged child abuse 'raped by MPs in exclusive flats near House of Commons'

Victims of alleged child abuse 'raped by MPs in exclusive flats near House of Commons' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The pair claim they were 11 and 13 when they were first taken to “parties” at Dolphin Square, short walk from the Commons and home for up to 59 MPs at a time
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DWP awards Atos £10 million IT contract for healthcare assessments

DWP awards Atos £10 million IT contract for healthcare assessments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has awarded Atos a contract worth £10 million a year to continue providing IT services to support work capability assessments after it steps down as the main supplier next year.
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Unbelievable!  Makes you wonder if they are getting a kick back.

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A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith

A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Both men are passionate and sincere reformers determined to give opportunities to the poor, but only one has been demoted
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What should Labour be saying on free schools? | Left Foot Forward

What should Labour be saying on free schools? | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Data to be released next week looks set to reignite questions over Labour's education policy.
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