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Cameron to woo back lost voters by pledging to wear blazers and be racist more often

Let's go on a journey to the heart of what makes David Cameron tick - Tom Pride's latest satire highlights one genuine fact: The last thing the Conservative Party will do about the UKIP threat is c...
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Atos Join The Army - MOD Hand Out £25 Million Contract To Bungling IT Firm

Atos Join The Army - MOD Hand Out £25 Million Contract To Bungling IT Firm | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Atos, the French IT firm behind the ruthless and bungled assessments for sickness and disability benefits have been handed a whopping £25 million contract by the MOD. Atos will head up a team runni...

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Just how 'sticky' is this Labour vote? | Left Foot Forward

Just how 'sticky' is this Labour vote? | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In terms of forming a Labour government, the only way is not Essex, but it’ll be an important staging post along that path. The signs, it seems, are promising even if work remains to be done.
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Local elections results: panel verdict

Local elections results: panel verdict | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins, Jonathan Freedland, Polly Toynbee and John Harris: As Ukip makes big gains in local elections across England, our panel discuss what these results mean for wider politics
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Blogging Against Disablism - Tube-ageddon

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Blogging Against Disablism - Tube-ageddon | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Court of Protection openness urged

Court of Protection openness urged | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The justice secretary asks a senior judge to consider whether the court dealing with the affairs of mentally incapable people in England and Wales can become more open.
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Number of Claimants On New Sickness Benefit At All Time High Boasts Mark Hoban

Number of Claimants On New Sickness Benefit At All Time High Boasts Mark Hoban | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

It is a tribute to the hard campaigning carried out by disabled people, benefit claimants and supporters that the Government are now boasting that less people are being found 'fit for work' than at...

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Long-term youth unemployment has nearly tripled since Coalition came to power

Long-term youth unemployment has nearly tripled since Coalition came to power | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour said the number of 18 to 24-year-olds out of work for over a year had jumped from 25,800 then to 73,500 now
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Breaking: DWP unit STOLE Seligman's test

Breaking: DWP unit STOLE Seligman's test | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This will be brief, as I'm just making a quick stop on the motorway. The saga of the fake psychometric 'test', which the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forcing jobseekers to take un...
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NHS: 'a significant rise in outsourcing' under Cameron - audio

NHS: 'a significant rise in outsourcing' under Cameron - audio | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Felicity Lawrence asks Tim Williams, managing director of Millstream, which monitors public procurement announcements, to describe the increase in outsourcing in the NHS under the coalition government...
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Tax chief waived £20m owed by bank 'for fear of embarrassing chancellor'

Tax chief waived £20m owed by bank 'for fear of embarrassing chancellor' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dave Hartnett overruled legal advice and HMRC guidelines to settle dispute with Goldman Sachs, high court hears
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Surgeons at Mount Alvernia private hospital 'broke rules and ignored critics'

Surgeons at Mount Alvernia private hospital 'broke rules and ignored critics' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Damning final report by CQC reveals full scale of chaotic and dangerous care at hospital run by BMI Healthcare
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The Department for Work and Pensions rides (roughshod over the facts) - again!

The Department for Work and Pensions rides (roughshod over the facts) - again! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's a fascinating letter to Jay Danielle Waller from her MP, which she posted to the Facebook page of The People Vs The Government, DWP and Atos, describing it as "full of rhetoric and LIES". Le...
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Tory response to UKIP surge: More of the same

Tory response to UKIP surge: More of the same | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative Party's capacity for deception and (self-) delusion would be hilarious if it weren't so dangerous. Faced with the emergence of UKIP as a serious contender and the new third-placed ...
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Fiona Anderson's parents call for children to be buried with their mother

Fiona Anderson's parents call for children to be buried with their mother | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Father of Suffolk woman believed to have killed her three children then herself says she wanted them to be buried together
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Osborne's smack in the face for all victims of cuts

This is a reblog in all but name - Michael Meacher MP, writing on Left Futures, tells us that Gideon George Osborne is keen to re-privatise the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds before the next gen...
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Signing a petition... about statistics

Signing a petition... about statistics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new petition claiming the government's use of statistics on benefits is misleading has attracted more than 16,000 signatures.
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Metal-footed man chains himself to Sunderland Jobcentre railings in benefits row

Metal-footed man chains himself to Sunderland Jobcentre railings in benefits row | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A MAN chained himself to the railings of a Jobcentre in a row over benefit payments. David Garbett, of Southwick, said he was left without money after his employment and support allowance, £99 per ...
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Atos To Sponsor (or sponsored) Nursing Awards - Shame on the Nursing Times

Atos To Sponsor (or sponsored) Nursing Awards - Shame on the Nursing Times | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

UPDATE: Confirmation is needed  urgently from the Nursing Times about whether this sponsorship refers to 2012 or 2013.  Atos definitely sponsored an award at the event in 2012 (how'd we miss that!)...

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Doing Differently in Social Care | So-Mo

Doing Differently in Social Care | So-Mo | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report from innovationXchange - and Unconference on innovation in adult social care in Liverpool run by So-Mo Liverpool City Council's Innovation Network
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Underemployment is rising with 1 in 10 workers desperate for more work

Underemployment is rising with 1 in 10 workers desperate for more work | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The figure equates to 50 million hours a week of pent-up demand - or the same as 500,000 unemployed people
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Is it even possible to get back to growth? | Left Foot Forward

Is it even possible to get back to growth? | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
perhaps there is a form of growth which it is possible to sustain - 'green growth' – and if there is, we all need to know what it would look like. And if it’s impossible, we need to know that too.
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RBS signals government could sell taxpayer stake next year

RBS signals government could sell taxpayer stake next year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Bailed out bank's chairman uses strongest language yet to talk of sale, as it reports first-quarter profits of £826m
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Queen's speech to contain legislation on pensions, social care and benefits

Queen's speech to contain legislation on pensions, social care and benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Coalition government's agenda will be mix of structural reforms to boost economy and more populist measures
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Tories braced for big losses in council polls

Tories braced for big losses in council polls | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cameron fears Ukip surge as Labour looks for gains in north and Midlands
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