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How Shifty Osborne Evades the Fracking Truth!

How Shifty Osborne Evades the Fracking Truth! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
  How Shifty Osborne Evades the Fracking Truth! Don't Frack our Future: Doreen's story. This excellent video from Frack Off puts the fracking issue in perspective.   Please share this widely. Frack...
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Week Of Action Down the Jobcentre Starts August 5th

Week Of Action Down the Jobcentre Starts August 5th | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Civil Service Rank & File Network  (CSRF) has called for action aimed at Jobcentre Plus in the week beginning the 5 August. "In the week commencing 5 August we encourage civil servants to w...
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: HSJ Inspirational Women in Healthcare

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: HSJ Inspirational Women in Healthcare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Rupert Murdoch admits error in criticism of police investigations

Media mogul writes to MP Keith Vaz to retract 'incompetence' remark but says inquiries have taken too long
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2,000 Sports Direct staff to receive £100,000 bonus after record profits

2,000 Sports Direct staff to receive £100,000 bonus after record profits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Workers hit the jackpot after profits soar 40% to £200m, as sports retailer reaps benefits of 2012's summer of sport
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'Worrying' rise in alcohol-related deaths among women in their 30s and 40s

'Worrying' rise in alcohol-related deaths among women in their 30s and 40s | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
While deaths from drinking have generally been falling, rate for women born in 1970s is on the up, research finds
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Fracking: tax breaks raise questions over agenda for tackling climate change

Fracking: tax breaks raise questions over agenda for tackling climate change | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There are many potential side issues around shale but the real concern is that fiscal support feeds into a short-termist agenda
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Nowhere Left to Turn? The Impact of Changes to the Social Fund

Nowhere Left to Turn? The Impact of Changes to the Social Fund | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some of the country's poorest families could be forced to turn to loan sharks, following changes to the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) Social Fund. That's the worrying conclusion from our report, Nowhere to Turn?
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David Cameron dragged into Muirfield men-only club row as spotlight turns to his privileged background

David Cameron dragged into Muirfield men-only club row as spotlight turns to his privileged background | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Maria Miller’s attempt to boost the Conservatives’ standing amongst women backfired as she put the spotlight on David Cameron’s privileged background.
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David Cameron Criticises Men-Only Clubs (Despite Having Joined Two Himself)

David Cameron Criticises Men-Only Clubs (Despite Having Joined Two Himself) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has criticised men-only clubs - despite having been a member of two himself.
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Unemployment: Long-term jobless total hits 17-year high as thousands face 'life without hope'

Unemployment: Long-term jobless total hits 17-year high as thousands face 'life without hope' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The worrying figures undermine Chancellor George Osborne’s over-blown claims that the battered economy is now back on track
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For the sake of democracy, we need to get the young voting again. Here's how

For the sake of democracy, we need to get the young voting again. Here's how | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Votes at 16; students registered by and at their place of study; a polling booth in every school, college and university. All of these reforms would help instil the voting habit.
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South Wales GPs Told Not To Help Benefit Appeal Patients

South Wales GPs Told Not To Help Benefit Appeal Patients | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
South Wales GPs Told Not To Help Benefit Appeal Patients Due To Time Constraints The Huffington Post UK  |  By Chris York Posted: 18/07/2013 13:10 BST  |  Updated: 18/07/2013 13:57 BST Overstretche...
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Another Angry Voice on the Privatisation of the Blood Service

The Angry Yorkshireman has more on the sale of the NHS blood plasma service to US private Equity firm, Bain. As with everything the Angry One writes, it's well worth reading. It begins On July 18th...
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One in four cancer survivors suffers serious side-effects, study finds

One in four cancer survivors suffers serious side-effects, study finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Call for survivors to receive 'cancer recovery package' of care and support to help them with consequences of treatment
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Lord Coe: 'We've been living in an artificial landscape'

Lord Coe: 'We've been living in an artificial landscape' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Olympic ambassador underscores need for UK to 'really work' in aftermath of Games' success to safeguard sporting legacy
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NHS could save £84m using cheaper drug to prevent blindness, trial finds

NHS could save £84m using cheaper drug to prevent blindness, trial finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Researchers say Avastin is just as good as more-expensive Lucentis for treating wet age-related macular degeneration
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George Osborne reveals 50% tax break for fracking firms

George Osborne reveals 50% tax break for fracking firms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry will get a major boost today as George Osborne cuts taxes on fracking profits to less than half the amount paid by conventional oil and gas producers.
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Fracking companies should not get tax breaks, says No 10 adviser

Fracking companies should not get tax breaks, says No 10 adviser | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Peter Lilley says shale gas firms are likely to be profitable without incentives as government prepares to offer 'allowances'
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Benefit cap takes its toll on Enfield families

Benefit cap takes its toll on Enfield families | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As the benefit cap forces Enfield families out of the borough, the council predicts more people will be faced with eviction and homelessness. Figures obtained using Freedom of Information requests ...
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'Is there no limit to what this Government will privatise?': UK’s blood supply sold to US private equity firm Bain Capital

'Is there no limit to what this Government will privatise?': UK’s blood supply sold to US private equity firm Bain Capital | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government was tonight accused of gambling with the UK’s blood supply by selling the state owned NHS plasma supplier to a US private equity firm.
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Look left: Trident, unemployment and the benefit cap | Left Foot Forward

Look left: Trident, unemployment and the benefit cap | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
James Bloodworth looks back at the week’s politics, including our progressive, regressive and evidence of the week.
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Tory benefit cap will drive thousands more into destitution

Tory benefit cap will drive thousands more into destitution | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of people took a huge hit to their housing benefits on Monday of this week. The first part of the Tories’ benefit cap came into force in the majority of Britain’s councils.
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The Tories think they’re winning – but it’s the coalition that is beating Labour

The Tories think they’re winning – but it’s the coalition that is beating Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With a Conservative majority almost certainly out of reach, Cameron must redefine as victory something the Tories have tasted once before as defeat.
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