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School children distraught after sick vandals decapitate pet ducks - and keep the heads | UK | News | Daily Express

School children distraught after sick vandals decapitate pet ducks - and keep the heads | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
SCHOOL children have been left distraught after sick vandals decapitated their pet ducks and took the heads.
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Don't be fooled by the economic recovery, the odds are still against a Tory win in 2015

Don't be fooled by the economic recovery, the odds are still against a Tory win in 2015 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The challenges facing the Conservatives are mostly structural and may be impossible to overcome.
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Go Juliet - the anti bedroom tax candidate too good for politics

Go Juliet - the anti bedroom tax candidate too good for politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

On Thursday this week November 7th there is a local councillor election in the Derby ward in Bootle part of Sefton and part of Merseyside.  I grew up in the neighbouring ward in Liverpool and know ...

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Phone Hacking Trial: Journalists told police they hacked Milly Dowler’s phone, court hears - Martin Hickman

Phone Hacking Trial: Journalists told police they hacked Milly Dowler’s phone, court hears - Martin Hickman | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Journalists at the News of the World repeatedly told Surrey police that they had listened to messages on Milly Dowler’s phone, the hacking trial heard today. Senior members of staff investigating t...
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Wirral letter exemplifies the unlawful conduct of councils in the bedroom tax...by its own hand!!

Wirral letter exemplifies the unlawful conduct of councils in the bedroom tax...by its own hand!! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Wirral Council and it's councillors are incompetent and are and have been acting unlawfully when it comes to the bedroom tax. That is a bold statement yet Wirral council confirm this by their own h...
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Government IT systems 'main reason' for increased benefit fraud, auditor says | News | Inside Housing

Government IT systems 'main reason' for increased benefit fraud, auditor says | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Soaring housing benefit fraud in Northern Ireland was a result of new IT systems introduced by the UK government, an auditor’s report has said.
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In Michael Gove's world Jane Austen, Orwell and Dickens will die out

In Michael Gove's world Jane Austen, Orwell and Dickens will die out | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: The core English GCSE is to be stripped of literature – leaving nothing but grammatical correctness and straitjacket language
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Stop the gagging law

Stop the gagging law | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government are rushing the gagging law through the House of Lords. If hundreds of thousands of us add our names to a petition today, peers won't be able to ignore the outcry.

'Scrap or fix the gagging law': sign the petition now.
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PM David Cameron (@David_Cameron): Keep your promise to our military & let my husband have his pension

PM David Cameron (@David_Cameron): Keep your promise to our military & let my husband have his pension | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
On 13 June this year, my husband, Sergeant Michael Anderson, was told he is to be made redundant just three days before qualifying for his military...
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Judge 'Powerless' To Help Muslim Girl, 14, Wed At Gunpoint

Judge 'Powerless' To Help Muslim Girl, 14, Wed At Gunpoint | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A judge has said he is powerless to help a 14-year-old Muslim girl who says she was taken to Pakistan by her father and forced to marry a man at gunpoint.
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Until we demand full accounts for the UK from the Big 6 energy companies we will have no idea what they’re doing here

Until we demand full accounts for the UK from the Big 6 energy companies we will have no idea what they’re doing here | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

I was quite heavily featured on Channel 4's Dispatches programme on the Big 6 energy companies last night. You can watch again here.

Preparing a programme like this takes a lot of work. A tiny fraction of what is discovered gets to air.

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This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy

This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Brussels has kept quiet about a treaty that would let rapacious companies subvert our laws, rights and national sovereignty
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Is the EU at the root of our tax problems?

I'm inherently at heart pro-Europe. As a passport holder of two EU states, and as someone who appreciates the right to movement that it delivers, as well as the dialogue that it has created that has undoubtedly contributed to peace on one of the...
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Ed Miliband's speech on the cost of living crisis: full text

Ed Miliband's speech on the cost of living crisis: full text | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"The first and last test of economic policy is whether living standards for ordinary families are rising."
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"I decided not to vote once": Jeremy Paxman backs Russell Brand's apathy over politics

"I decided not to vote once": Jeremy Paxman backs Russell Brand's apathy over politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Newsnight presenter reveals he did not vote once, as he expresses sympathy with New Statesman guest editor's disillusionment with Westminster.

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Poots 'paedophile-protecting' taunt

Poots 'paedophile-protecting' taunt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Health Minister Edwin Poots accuses Sinn Féin of being more interested in covering up for their 'paedophile-protecting president' than serving the needs of the community.
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Why Aren’t We Rising up as Our Country is Sold Off & Our Govt Sells Out?

  An apathetic mainstream media, an ambivalent political class and a broad populace who have become spectators rather than actors in their daily lives, have created the mistaken impression tha...
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Your chance to #haveyoursayIDS

Your chance to #haveyoursayIDS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As you know from yesterdays blog we are going to meet with Liz Kendal and Kate Green on the 18th of November to submit our Petition about IDS & the DWP's misuse of statistics, and asking the Wo...
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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Do You Have It?

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Do You Have It? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), rather like stress, has been one of those invisible, ambiguous afflictions that no one really knows whether to take seriously.

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#Slave #Britain: Sick and #disabled will be forced to see government ‘medic’ or lose #benefits

#Slave #Britain: Sick and #disabled will be forced to see government ‘medic’ or lose #benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Unemployed sickness benefit claimants who are too unwell to work will be required to have regular meetings with a government appointed healthcare professional as a precondition to receiving their b...
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Is My Child Normal?

Is My Child Normal? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

The reality is that most parents just want their children to fit in, to be socially acceptable, thrive at school and yes, be 'normal'.

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Russell Brand: 'I'm Not In Favour Of Death Camps'

Russell Brand: 'I'm Not In Favour Of Death Camps' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Russell Brand has defended his call for a revolution against the political system, insisting that he is, unsurprisingly, not in favour of death camps.

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The sell out of Britain to global corporations: the process goes on

George Monbiot has what I think to be an accurate and frightening price in the Guardian this morning under this headline: As he argues: The purpose of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is to remove the regulatory differences...
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Jersey jails a blogger for blogging what it admits might be the truth

As the Guardian report this morning:
Jersey's former health minister has been sentenced to three months in prison after refusing to take down articles on his blog making serious allegations against a number of people on the island.
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