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Low-Paid, Unattractive Jobs

Low-Paid, Unattractive Jobs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Just one in six people in Britain thinks immigration has been good for the country, a major study reveals. And Britons say the main benefits come from migrants' willingness to do unattractive, low-paid jobs.
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Chell stroke victim loses benefits cut battle

Chell stroke victim loses benefits cut battle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
STROKE victim Karen Cotton has had her benefits halved – despite being left with mobility problems after a brain operation.Since the cash was pulled last year the mother-of-two and her husband...
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The Drums of War

The Drums of War | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The drums of war: an ordinary person’s view From Prue Plumridge Yesterday was  a tense one not only for our MPs but also for a nation aghast at the prospect of yet another disastrous  intervention....
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#Slave #Britain: For the Good of the Nation. Part Two: Freedom [video]

#Slave #Britain: For the Good of the Nation. Part Two: Freedom [video] | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Our second video in a series looking at modern Britain and the effects government policies are having on ordinary citizens. In part two, we take a look at freedom, including the use of CCTV, mass s...
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Bedroom Tax: Ed Miliband says Labour will scrap hated levy

Bedroom Tax: Ed Miliband says Labour will scrap hated levy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a sensational victory for the Sunday People’s
campaign, the Labour leader
could unveil his plan as early as this month in his Brighton conference speech
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Child poverty: the only way to end inequality is to change economic policy

Child poverty: the only way to end inequality is to change economic policy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The big issue: The government must put children first when it decides how to spend
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Equal rights for those who can. Social (in)Security for those who cannot?

Blog looking at developments in equality, human rights, disability rights and public policy
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Opinion poll boost for Labour and Ed Miliband after Syria vote

Opinion poll boost for Labour and Ed Miliband after Syria vote | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire) The latest YouGov opinion poll (YouGov is the Rolls Royce of pollsters IMO) has Labour with a 10 point lead and Ed Miliband's personal ratings up by 9 points after the Syria vote. The ...
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Get 'Connected' magazine! | Contact a Family

Get 'Connected' magazine! | Contact a Family | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Contact a Family - a charity for families of disabled children. Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
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The cat that gave a boy his voice back

The cat that gave a boy his voice back | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Eight-year-old Lorcan Dillon has selective mutism, a condition that makes it hard for him to talk. But a new pet proved a turning point, his mother tells Nick McGrath
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Two-tier workforce condemning millions to low-paid jobs, study warns

Two-tier workforce condemning millions to low-paid jobs, study warns | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Gap between high- and low-paid jobs in UK is growing despite signs of economic recovery, according to new report
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Mom of autistic Canadian boy: Letter writer 'cowardly'

Mom of autistic Canadian boy: Letter writer 'cowardly' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An Ontario mom is speaking out after a family received an anonymous letter imploring them to move or euthanize their autistic son.
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US rulers fear American people

US rulers fear American people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What the disclosures of former CIA contractor Edward Snowden show perhaps above all else is just how petrified the leaders of the United States have become - of ordinary citizens both in the US and around the world.
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George Osborne's family firm profits as UK’s diplomats splash our cash

George Osborne's family firm profits as UK’s diplomats splash our cash | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Most shoppers looking for wallpaper or a few groceries are satisfied with a high street name.
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Immigrants On Benefits Rises By 40%

Immigrants On Benefits Rises By 40% | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of immigrants claiming benefits in the UK has risen by 40% over the last four years, according to newly emerged figures.
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Zero Hours Contracts

Zero Hours Contracts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Colin Angel, Policy and Campaigns Director On Tuesday, 20th August, UKHCA attended a round-table event on the use of zero-hours contracts of employment across all employment sectors, at the invitat...
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Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after war began

Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after war began | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
FURIOUS politicians have demanded Prime Minister David Cameron explain why chemical export licences were granted to firms last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.
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Inequality in Britain: too many children are born to fail. Why?

Inequality in Britain: too many children are born to fail. Why? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Observer editorial: Almost no progress has been made in closing the gap in life chances between poor and affluent children in the past 40 years
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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:30 PM

We have an abundance of tax free GIGA international companies that represent our interests in achieving greater rights and equality and receive massive injections of funding to do so - but these companies have no obligation to deliver on their promises and seem quite satisfied to only supply us with good intentions - year after decade - after all, if they were to succeed, they would not have a job anymore and their existance would be obsolete.

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UK fights EU bid to introduce speed limit devices

UK fights EU bid to introduce speed limit devices | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
European road safety rules would force cars to fit systems that would automatically apply brakes to keep to speed limits
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Monday Morning in Committee Room Five

Monday Morning in Committee Room Five | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It was Monday morning in Committee Room Five. It was standing room only. All 61 Hub Inclusion Champions (HICs - Salary £61K pa) were assembled to hear the director's three monthly Hub Inclusion rep...
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Personal Independence Payment: 29 Aug 2013: Hansard Written Answers and Statements - TheyWorkForYou

Personal Independence Payment: 29 Aug 2013: Hansard Written Answers and Statements - TheyWorkForYou | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Pure OCD: a rude awakening

Pure OCD: a rude awakening | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You mentally undress your friends, Tony Blair, the lollipop lady. Your thoughts are X-rated. You wonder if you're a paedophile – or just losing your mind.
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Britain’s barbaric ‘special relationship’ with Arab dictators

Britain’s barbaric ‘special relationship’ with Arab dictators | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Finally, Finian Cunningham explains the relationship between Britain and the Bahraini Royal Family. Back in 2002 my partner worked in Bahrain for 6 months and I went over there with him. It was an ...
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Why Fukushima is worse than you think

Why Fukushima is worse than you think | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
By Mycle Schneider, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: Mycle Schneider is an independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy based in Paris. He is the coordinator and lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report.
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