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Eye-Openers: Snowden joins long list of persecuted whistleblowers

The person who arguably generated more global headlines than any other was a previously-unknown IT worker from the United States. While on a job at the CIA, he didn't like what he saw. So Edward Sn...
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£2m: average pay award for JP Morgan's top staff in 2012 revealed

£2m: average pay award for JP Morgan's top staff in 2012 revealed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Banks disclose figures in dying hours of 2013 to comply with new European rule demanding information on bankers' pay
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Cannabis goes on sale in Colorado

Cannabis goes on sale in Colorado | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The US state of Colorado is making history by becoming the first in the country to allow stores to sell cannabis for recreational use.
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Bankers' very happy New Year: RBS boss gets £1.5m shares after three months in job as 115 Goldman Sachs executives pocket £3m each

Bankers' very happy New Year: RBS boss gets £1.5m shares after three months in job as 115 Goldman Sachs executives pocket £3m each | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ross McEwan (pictured), who only took over the State-backed bank in October, was given the stock as compensation for missing out on bonuses at his previous employer.
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On poverty and food banks, the Coalition reveals its true colours

On poverty and food banks, the Coalition reveals its true colours | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is a very personal blog. One of the reasons I have recently struggled to actively maintain my Christian faith is that I've been all-too aware of the support Iain Duncan Smith's policies have e...
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Let's start the New Year with some hopeful news

Let's start the New Year with some hopeful news | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Information Commissioner and the Department of Work and Pensions will have to defend, before a tribunal, their decision to refuse my Freedom of Information request on claimant mortality. Reader...
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People rally to support disabled woman speaking out against cuts

People rally to support disabled woman speaking out against cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People from across the country have offered support to a blind woman from Crawley after she appeared on television about cuts to social care.
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Global war on the poor? Uncanny similarities between Australia and UK coalition policies

Global war on the poor? Uncanny similarities between Australia and UK coalition policies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire) Go back in time a bit. A coalition government of conservatives and liberals - backed by the Rupert Murdoch press - wins the general election. The coalition starts to implement policies...
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Bedroom tax hits 60,000 families with carers

Bedroom tax hits 60,000 families with carers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
About 60,000 families living in council homes where there is someone caring for an elderly or disabled relative have been caught out by the “bedroom tax”.
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What Does Romanian And Bulgarian Immigration Mean For UK?

What Does Romanian And Bulgarian Immigration Mean For UK? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After months of debate, restrictions to the UK labour market will finally be lifted for Romanians and Bulgarians today.
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Five political predictions for 2014

Five political predictions for 2014 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour will end the year ahead in the polls, Scotland will reject independence by a double-digit margin and Ed Balls will remain shadow chancellor.
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New year is not the time for this exercise in dishonour

New year is not the time for this exercise in dishonour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: The ruling classes giving themselves rewards is a depressing sight. We need to start each year with hope for the future
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Unions & NGOs oppose foreign investor privileges in trans-atlantic trade deal | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Unions & NGOs oppose foreign investor privileges in trans-atlantic trade deal | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A coalition of 177 trade unions and campaign organisations from both sides of the Atlantic have demanded the exclusion of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (
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British Gas 3.2% price cut to take effect from New Year's Day

British Gas 3.2% price cut to take effect from New Year's Day | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Energy firm's move represents small reversal of its November price hikes and follows confirmation of shake-up of green levies
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British workers left unprotected says Labour as immigration row deepens

British workers left unprotected says Labour as immigration row deepens | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow immigration minister lambasts government as Britain opens its borders to Bulgarian and Romanian workers
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Exclusive: ‘It was no accident’ - Government blamed for A&E crisis

Exclusive: ‘It was no accident’ - Government blamed for A&E crisis | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Britain's A&E crisis could have been averted two years ago if the Government had heeded warnings of a looming collapse in casualty ward staffing, the country's top emergency doctor has said.
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Care home costs rocket by £740 in three years

Care home costs rocket by £740 in three years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The annual cost for an older person who needs ten hours of home care and receives five meals on wheels a week has risen to £7,900 a year on average.
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The People's Voice - Broadcasting around the world | The People's Voice

The People's Voice - Broadcasting around the world | The People's Voice | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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I, too, am one of the estimated 22,000 homeless students in New York

I, too, am one of the estimated 22,000 homeless students in New York | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
William, homeless student in New York: It's impossible to succeed unless you can escape being homeless. My grades went kaputz when I lived in the shelters
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Three reasons not to panic about Romanian and Bulgarian immigration | Left Foot Forward

Three reasons not to panic about Romanian and Bulgarian immigration | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here are three reasons not to accept tabloid hysteria about Romanian and Bulgarian migration.
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The Green Benches: The Cost of Cameron: 100 Worst Failures of David Cameron's Government from May 2010 to Dec 2013

The Green Benches: The Cost of Cameron: 100 Worst Failures of David Cameron's Government from May 2010 to Dec 2013 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Cameron's Hard Rhetoric on Migration Will Only Make EU Negotiations Tougher

Cameron's Hard Rhetoric on Migration Will Only Make EU Negotiations Tougher | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The prime minister will shortly begin the process of compiling his shopping list for EU reform. There is little doubt that EU migration will be at or near the top...
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Justice Secretary wins and loses in discrimination challenge to post-prison facilities for women

Justice Secretary wins and loses in discrimination challenge to post-prison facilities for women | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2013] EHWC 4077 (Admin)  - read judgment. Oliver Sanders of 1 Crown Office Row represented the Defenda...
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Critics claim crime statistics revamp will mislead public

Critics claim crime statistics revamp will mislead public | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Crime statistics are to be overhauled in an attempt to allay public fears that many alleged offences are never properly investigated by police.
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Jayne Linney's comment, January 1, 3:08 AM
Another example of abuse of Statistics x