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Clueless Cameron - as tired as his policies?

Clueless Cameron - as tired as his policies? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Tennant's outstanding run as the title character in Doctor Who began by ending the career of fictional Prime Minister Harriet Jones with just six words to an aide: "Don't you think she looks ...
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US shutdown: Budget impasse forces 800,000 people off work

US shutdown: Budget impasse forces 800,000 people off work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The US awoke to find its federal government in a partial shutdown, putting an estimated 800,000 people out of work until the squabble over spending in Congress can be resolved.
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Be Prepared: The Right are preparing all out war

Be Prepared: The Right are preparing all out war | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail’s stomach-churning attack on Ed Miliband’s father - and him by association - is a warning. The British right are preparing...
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Carers - They walk among us, unseen, unheard but ever near

Carers - They walk among us, unseen, unheard but ever near | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This week sees the Tory conference held in Manchester. Various ministers have already spoken but today we will hear from a man, Iain Duncan Smith,  who for many carers is the biggest failure to dat...
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Burnham writes to BBC over lack of coverage for NHS march and rally

Burnham writes to BBC over lack of coverage for NHS march and rally | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There was a large march and rally in defence of the NHS in Manchester yesterday - yet the BBC's coverage largely glossed over it, only including it in coverage of Tory conference. Andy Burnham, who...
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Forced labour: Conservative party to force the jobless to work for nothing or lose their dole

Forced labour: Conservative party to force the jobless to work for nothing or lose their dole | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The long-term unemployed are to be sent out to cook for OAPs or pick up litter in the meanest welfare shake-up ever
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Welfare reform PR a 'worry' for minister responsible | News | Inside Housing

The government ‘really needs to worry on the PR around welfare reform’, according to the minister responsible for the process.
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Rent arrears up £2.2m six months after bedroom tax introduced | News | Inside Housing

Rent arrears up £2.2m six months after bedroom tax introduced | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rent arrears in Merseyside have spiralled six months after the introduction of the government’s controversial bedroom tax, a survey of social landlords has found.
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Of course the Daily Mail doesn't like Ed Miliband. He's a Jew.

Of course the Daily Mail doesn't like Ed Miliband. He's a Jew. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Daily Mail!) Oh come on now, don't look so shocked. We all know Lord Rothermere - the original owner of the Daily Mail - was a big fan of Hitler. Not just Hitler's fan - his friend in fact:
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Google accused of sidestepping £150m in UK tax last year using clever accounting

As the Daily Mirror nots this morning:
Google has been accused of using clever accounting to avoid paying around £150million of UK tax last year.
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Why won’t Labour say it ran a budget surplus and ask when the Tories last did?

Why won’t Labour say it ran a budget surplus and ask when the Tories last did? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Osborne has said he will run a government surplus is re-elected. If he does it will be a fluke.

There has been only seven years when that happened in the last 54 and only 4 were coordinated and planned, by labour, at the turn of the century.
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Welfare reform is a reality

Welfare reform is a reality | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Brilliant to have an honest, realistic post on welfare reform on the Faculty of Public Health's blog!
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PROMOTION OF NEW BOOK BY MR MICHAEL MEACHER MP: "THE STATE WE NEED"

PROMOTION OF NEW BOOK BY MR MICHAEL MEACHER MP: "THE STATE WE NEED" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In The State We Need, published in September 2013, Michael Meacher offers a consistent blueprint for the future: Despite the crash, the remote political elite in Westminster is still clinging to th...
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While Ralph Miliband was fighting in Normandy, Paul Dacre's father was avoiding the front-line

(not satire - it's Paul Dacre!)   I have it on good authority that foul-mouthed Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre is very proud of his father. On becoming editor of the Mail he even revived his father's column Ephraim Hardcastle as a tribute to...
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Conservative Party conference: George Osborne announces ANOTHER round of brutal cuts

Conservative Party conference: George Osborne announces ANOTHER round of brutal cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The freeze on public spending would be extended from eight years to 10 with more cuts to welfare, town halls and other public services
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Miliband anger at Daily Mail 'lie'

Miliband anger at Daily Mail 'lie' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour leader accuses the Daily Mail of lying about his father, after the newspaper headlined an article about him as "the man who hated Britain".
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Letter to number 10. No 524.

Letter to number 10. No 524. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Monday 30 September 2013. Hands off the poor. Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste the text for yo...
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Matalan jobs boost with extra 4,000 workers to be taken on for Christmas

Matalan jobs boost with extra 4,000 workers to be taken on for Christmas | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The budget fashion firm says it’ll need the extra staff in 216 stores for up to 12 weeks over the festive period
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Unemployed could be forced to do 35 hours a week supervised job hunting | News | Inside Housing

Unemployed could be forced to do 35 hours a week supervised job hunting | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith today announced plans to introduce pilot projects that would see out of work benefit claimants forced to actively search for jobs.
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Glasgow judge finds bedroom tax breaches human rights | News | Inside Housing

Glasgow judge finds bedroom tax breaches human rights | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Applying the bedroom tax to a couple who cannot share a room because of one partner’s disability is a breach of their human rights, a Scottish tribunal has ruled.
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Osborne lays out a plan for mass unemployment

George Osborne has (I quote the Guardian):
drawn up a new
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Social justice demands engagement with political culture

In the US employees are being sent home because politicians so dislike the idea of the state providing people with healthcare that they'd rather close down government.
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Help to Buy: Odd Priorities | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Help to Buy: Odd Priorities | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As the Government is moving to bring forward the widely derided Help to Buy Scheme*, the latest Money & Credit data from the Bank of England demonstrate
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The married tax allowance will benefit the neediest families the least

Many people are pointing out that a transferrable married tax allowance worth £3.85 to single-earner couples is a rather weak incentive to get married. But it may nevertheless be a welcome if small...
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