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Nondescript Maria Miller should be thankful for her expenses scandal - Telegraph

Nondescript Maria Miller should be thankful for her expenses scandal  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When the political obituaries come to be written about Maria Miller, the most depressing truth for the Culture Secretary will be how her expenses subsumed everything else about her career (and finally put her on the public's radar), because it's very difficult to name anything else she has achieved in office, argues Cathy Newman
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Miliband to promise councils £20bn | News | Inside Housing

Ed Miliband is to promise £20 billion to English councils to spend on housing, back-to-work schemes and transport in a speech today.
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PRS shorthold tenancies being terminated at 'alarming' rate | News | Inside Housing

Landlords are prematurely terminating assured shorthold tenancies at an ‘alarming’ rate and increasing homelessness in London, according to a report released today.
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How have these corporations colonised our public life?

How have these corporations colonised our public life? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Our politicians have delegated power to global giants engineering a world of conformity and consumerism
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Infected meat could reach UK's plates, inspectors warn

Infected meat could reach UK's plates, inspectors warn | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fears expressed over shakeup in rules that shifts responsibility for checking quality shifts to food companies
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Maria Miller MP: Either pay back £45,000 in fraudulent expense claims or resign.

Maria Miller MP: Either pay back £45,000 in fraudulent expense claims or resign. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After a 14-month investigation, Kathryn Hudson, Parliament’s standards commissioner, said earlier this year that the Culture Secretary Maria Miller...
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Sketch: Tougher sanctions for claimants... except one - Telegraph

Sketch: Tougher sanctions for claimants... except one - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith’s speech celebrating his reform of the ‘something-for-nothing culture’ is overshadowed by the story of Maria Miller’s expenses
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Concern about MPs policing each other 'widely shared by our constituents', says John Bercow - Telegraph

Concern about MPs policing each other 'widely shared by our constituents', says John Bercow - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Concerns about the way MPs are allowed to police other MPs’ conduct are “widely shared by our constituents”, the Commons Speaker has said
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Anti-bullying hotline set up for House of Commons workers - Telegraph

Anti-bullying hotline set up for House of Commons workers - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MPs' staff are to get a helpline so they can get confidential advice if they feel they have been bullied or harassed at work
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The Rich Will Destroy London Like They Destroy Everything Else

The Rich Will Destroy London Like They Destroy Everything Else | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is difficult to imagine a more grotesque situation than entire streets full of mansions lying empty in Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Kensington whilst just down the road the number of people sleepi...
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Tweet from @Avitusparta

Tweet from @Avitusparta | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
#MariaMiller Minister Disabled People 2010 to 2012 while fiddling her own expenses,she was denying people theirs > pic.twitter.com/AZzNL9Ix8f
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Maria Miller: Another Rotten Apple in Cameron's Cabinet of Crooks

Maria Miller: Another Rotten Apple in Cameron's Cabinet of Crooks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As Maria Miller is rightly hounded out of office and hopefully into the courts for her egregious abuse of privilege, many are pointing out that she is but one rotten cog in a thoroughly rotten mach...
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Rules on unemployment benefits tightened to end 'signing on' culture

Rules on unemployment benefits tightened to end 'signing on' culture | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jobless will have to take 'basic steps' towards finding work before they can claim, as part of government push on welfare
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Iain Duncan Smith unveils latest welfare reforms

Iain Duncan Smith unveils latest welfare reforms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith used a major speech today to outline his latest reforms of the welfare system.
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£16.6m pledged for social housing fraud clampdown | News | Inside Housing

Kris Hopkins has pledged £16.6 million to help councils across England clamp down on social housing cheats.
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'Ignore EU and ban migrant benefits' - Telegraph

'Ignore EU and ban migrant benefits' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Secretary said the Conservatives wanted to stop some migrants being able to claim benefits for up to a year
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Maria Miller: pressure grows as minister criticises 32-second apology

Maria Miller: pressure grows as minister criticises 32-second apology | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Expenses row continues to dominate agenda as culture secretary comes under fire for giving wrong message to voters
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EU chief attacks UK over youth unemployment

EU chief attacks UK over youth unemployment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE UK Government's scheme to tackle youth unemployment is not enough, the European Commissioner responsible for employment has said.
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Back to work interviews to be scrapped after experts blast demeaning capability assessments as a waste of time

Back to work interviews to be scrapped after experts blast demeaning capability assessments as a waste of time | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
UNPOPULAR face-to-face interviews are to be axed as part of a Government shake-up of their Work Capability Assessment following recommendations set out by a chief medical officer recruited to review WCA testing.
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The Tory Architectural Future: 19th Century Pittville in Cheltenham

The Tory Architectural Future: 19th Century Pittville in Cheltenham | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Pittville Gates in Cheltenham, c. 1845 A number of left-wing bloggers, particularly Johnny Void, have attacked the Coalition's welfare reforms for the social cleansing they effecting in London and ...
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The Rich Will Destroy London Like They Destroy Everything Else

The Rich Will Destroy London Like They Destroy Everything Else | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It is difficult to imagine a more grotesque situation than entire streets full of mansions lying empty in Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Kensington whilst just down the road the number of people sleepi...
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Tory MPs call for Miller to be sacked - Telegraph

Tory MPs call for Miller to be sacked - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'Toxic' expenses scandal is damaging the party, 1922 Committee chief tells David Cameron
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Who The Fuck Does Esther McVey Think She Is?

Who The Fuck Does Esther McVey Think She Is? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Newly unemployed people are to be treated as benefit scroungers from the first day of their claim the Minister for Unemployment Esther Mcvey announced today. In a breath-takingly patronising statem...
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The Tory Hypocrisy of IDS and Miller

The Tory Hypocrisy of IDS and Miller | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'm sure I'm not the only one to feel absolutely sickened by the Maria Miller saga, and I'm not going to go over rigmarole here; what I do want to consider is one element of the fallout, the hypocr...
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Jobseekers told to do more to find (non-existent) work

Jobseekers told to do more to find (non-existent) work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
WARNING: This article has been edited using the 'Guide to DWP euphemisms' published by Richard Hutton, and with inspiration from it. New rules coming into force at the end of the month mean jobseek...
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