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UKs most vulnerable families struggling to afford beds | News | Inside Housing

A report released today has revealed some of the UK’s most vulnerable families are struggling to afford essential items such as fridges and beds due to a ‘poverty penalty’.
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Tory MP Paul Maynard - who claimed expenses for biscuits, soap and coasters - criticises food banks

(not satire - it's Paul Maynard MP!)   Back in July I wrote a blogpost about Tory MP Paul Maynard - famous for calling disability activists extremists - who had claimed over £10k off the taxpayer in expenses for things like biscuits, soap...
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Another Angry Voice | Beastrabban\'s Weblog

Posts about Another Angry Voice written by beastrabban
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Stop Your Habit Of Going To Food Banks, Tory MP Tells Poor

Stop Your Habit Of Going To Food Banks, Tory MP Tells Poor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory MP Paul Maynard has come under fire after warning that people could get into a "habit" of relying on emergency parcels from food banks.
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Benefits cap to leave families ‘destitute’, court hears | News | Inside Housing

Lone mothers and their children face ‘destitution’ as a result of the £500-a-week household benefits cap, the High Court heard in a legal challenge due to conclude today.
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Eton teaches pupils how to break the law and illegally hunt hares

(not satire - it's Eton!)   Eton is planning something they call the Young Hare Hunters' Day later this month where pupils at David Cameron's old school will learn all aspects about how to hunt hares with dogs.
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This time the crisis is deliberate, planned and coolly calculated

An FT email this morning has this headline:

Melodramatic? I don't think so. I'm beginning to get those September / October 2008 feelings all over again. Except this time it's different.
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Regaining Real Power: An Energy Price Cap and Green Investment

Regaining Real Power: An Energy Price Cap and Green Investment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Way Forward - An Energy Cap as well as Green Investment  Ed Miliband's welcome announcement at the Labour Party Conference to cap energy prices was a popular one with the electorate. Realisatio...
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Betting websites receive 700,000 hits a year from parliament computers

Betting websites receive 700,000 hits a year from parliament computers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In just one month bet365.com was clicked on 16,986 from computers used by members of the Houses of Parliament and their employees.
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The bedroom tax is manifestly without reasonable foundation says judge at appeal appeal appeal

The bedroom tax is manifestly without reasonable foundation says judge at appeal appeal appeal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Today case F was reported in Glasgow, yet another successful bedroom tax appeal case and this time the judge found the bedroom tax policy breaches the human rights of a disabled person.  This is an...
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DWP Cancel Poverty Party: Week of Festivities to Celebrate Benefit Sanctions Scrapped

DWP Cancel Poverty Party: Week of Festivities to Celebrate Benefit Sanctions Scrapped | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP have cancelled a vile week long celebration of benefit sanctions due to be held to coincide with the Tory Party Conference the PCS Union have reported.   In a sign of growing militancy from...
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£20m fund to help bedroom tax victims allocated | News | Inside Housing

The Scottish government has announced where it will allocate the £20 million pot to help households affected by the bedroom tax.
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The Magical Land of Os(borne) - fantasy economics

The Magical Land of Os(borne) - fantasy economics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne's claim that his nonsense policies have magically turned the economy around, coupled with his equally-preposterous claim that the UK needs another seven years of austerity before he ...
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Welfare Reform Workshops at the Anarchist Bookfair

Welfare Reform Workshops at the Anarchist Bookfair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The 2013 London Anarchist Bookfair will be held on Saturday 19th October and feature two workshops on fighting welfare reforms. The long running event which hosts workshops, films, political stalls...
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Disabled woman wins bedroom tax appeal | News | Inside Housing

Couples who cannot share a bedroom because of one partner’s disability have been given fresh hope of being able to escape the bedroom tax as a result of the first successful human rights challenge to the penalty.
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Is the neo-feudalists party over? Not yet. Not by a long way.

Neo-feudalism is a term is a term that literally means new feudalism. It was introduced onto this blog, I think, by regular commentator Ivan Horrocks.
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Mythbusting: austerity has not reduced the UK’s debt and borrowing

Mythbusting: austerity has not reduced the UK’s debt and borrowing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This comes from the excellent Class mythbuster on dept and austerity:



 

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The New New Poor Law

The New New Poor Law | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A society with inequalities is and always has been the rational product of Conservative Governments. History shows this to be true. Tory ideology is built upon a very traditional feudal vision of a...
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NHS faces unexpected £500m cuts, say hospitals

NHS faces unexpected £500m cuts, say hospitals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hospital trusts say frontline services are threatened by cuts on top of anticipated £1bn fall in funding
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Lister Surgicentre's £53m buy-out: staggering 26.5x (and more) what they paid

Lister Surgicentre's £53m buy-out: staggering 26.5x (and more) what they paid | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In an article on the insanity of the supposed efficiency of NHS marketisation, which includes the government loaning or giving huge sums of money to private companies to help private NHS providers ...
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VIP: EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: The UN Disability Convention: Participation Questionnaire...PLEASE COMPLETE & SHARE!!!

VIP: EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: The UN Disability Convention: Participation Questionnaire...PLEASE COMPLETE & SHARE!!! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Please complete the questionnaire by 10 November 2013. Introduction This questionnaire is about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the UNCRPD, or the Disability Conventio...
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Will The Last Person To Leave Britain Please Turn Out The Lights

Will The Last Person To Leave Britain Please Turn Out The Lights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
So now we know for sure.  David Cameron will not be happy until his race to the bottom turns the UK into a sweat shop economy with millions of low or even unpaid workers toiling in misery and livin...
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