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Help the Fight Against Hate Crime

Help the Fight Against Hate Crime | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I've never been involved nor had a friend involved with a hate crime before. I didn't know what to expect or how that would feel. I've read stories in the news. I've read about 'The Sophie Lancaster Foundation' online.
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DWP makes progress on opening up Access to Work - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

DWP makes progress on opening up Access to Work - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has opened up its Access to Work (AtW) scheme to new groups of young disabled people, just days before it is due to release statistics on how many people used the programme last year.
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Maynard retreats from ‘extremists’ comments - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Maynard retreats from ‘extremists’ comments - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The disabled MP who caused outrage across the disability movement by branding anti-cuts activists and campaigners “extremists” has privately apologised to some of those he insulted.Despite promising to meet with some of the groups he referred to in...
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HR Magazine - Government launches campaign to help more disabled people into work

HR Magazine - Government launches campaign to help more disabled people into work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Equality watchdog ignored calls to assess impact of cuts on disabled people

Equality watchdog ignored calls to assess impact of cuts on disabled people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Jaynelinney on McVey's Non-Reply to Letters about the Disability Living Allowance

It seems that the government's reluctance to provide the public with information about its welfare policy is certainly not confined to Atos. Eight weeks ago Jaynelinney and others sent a letter to ...
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The OECD fails to rise to the challenge

The OECD fails to rise to the challenge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have already explained that the OECD has in its new Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) report has acknowledged that the arguments of the tax justice movement have been right on the issue of international tax avoidance by multinational...
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Private Eye Questions on the Competence and Integrity of Information Minister over FOI Inquiry About BCCI

As I've covered before, a number of bloggers, including my brother, over at Vox Political, have had their Freedom of Information Act request for details of the numbers of deaths from Atos assessmen...
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Wolverhampton bomb deliberately targeted by suspected Muslim victims

Wolverhampton bomb deliberately targeted by suspected Muslim victims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) A suspected Muslim mosque has been found near a Wolverhampton bomb, making it the third explosive device to be targeted by Muslims in the West Midlands in a month. Police said traces of d...
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Why is there silence on the impact of welfare cuts on disabled people?

Why is there silence on the impact of welfare cuts on disabled people? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The silence doesn’t just come from our largely right-wing press. There’s something more insidious going on.
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Private Eye on the Perils of Healthcare Ownership: The Winterbourne View Hospital Scandal

I've blogged today about how the government has privatised the NHS blood plasma service to a private equity firm. It was a private equity firm, Lydian Capital Partners, that owned Castle Holdings, ...
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Social services for vulnerable children in England to be privatised

Social services for vulnerable children in England to be privatised | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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'Why Do You Lie To The British People?'

'Why Do You Lie To The British People?' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has been accused of lying to the people of Britain by an angry woman at a celebration in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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‘Let councils take the strain on employment’ - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

‘Let councils take the strain on employment’ - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Local authorities in London have questioned why the government’s Work Programme is finding jobs for so few disabled people, when council-run schemes are much more successful.
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End of the road for Equality 2025

End of the road for Equality 2025 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Government’s softly-softly jobs conference sparks anger - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Government’s softly-softly jobs conference sparks anger - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government has held a huge conference to set out its “non-confrontational” approach to persuading business to employ more disabled people.The Working Together conference in London brought about 300 businesses and disabled entrepreneurs together,...
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Equality watchdog to scrap vital disability committee - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Equality watchdog to scrap vital disability committee - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Serious questions have been raised over why the equality watchdog has decided to scrap the disabled-led committee that makes some of its most important decisions on disability equality, ignoring the advice of an independent reviewer.The Equality and...
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A Social Story About Social Care

Why Social Care Is So Shite * Personalisation has been hijacked to cut costs. * Fairer Charging Policies are unfair * Person centred plans are system centred plans. * Choice is no choice. * Indepen...
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Watch: Cameron heckled by protester over NHS privatisation

During a visit to the Olympic park, the PM is asked: "why are you privatising the NHS? Why are you lying to the British people?"
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The IMF sets out its work programme on international tax reform – and it seems more enlightened than the OECD

The IMF sets out its work programme on international tax reform – and it seems more enlightened than the OECD | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The OECD is dominating debate on international tax this morning with its new report to the G20 about which I have commented  here. However, it is not the only player in this arena.
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Number of people calling mental health helplines soars by 50% in one year

Number of people calling mental health helplines soars by 50% in one year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Number of people calling mental health helplines soars by 50% in one year - and 'financial pressures' are to blame The number of people ringing helplines to seek advice for mental illness has shot ...
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Lobbying: Cameron Faces Questions On Fracking

Lobbying: Cameron Faces Questions On Fracking | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After being criticised over the Tory party's election advisor's links to tobacco firms, the PM now faces questions over fracking.
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Brian Dove on the Crisis of the French Health Service

Brian Dove, one of the commenters on this blog, posted this fascinating observation on the French health service in the comments to my post, How Committed Have the Lib-Dems ever been to the NHS: Th...
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Vox Permanent - our venture into print

Vox Permanent - our venture into print | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You may have noticed there has been no new article from Vox Political today - only reblogs from other people's pages. This is because I have been quietly celebrating the anniversary of my birth. I ...
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Did 13,000 people die because of poor NHS care?

Did 13,000 people die because of poor NHS care? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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