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Benefit cuts: Monday will be the day that defines this government

Benefit cuts: Monday will be the day that defines this government | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Those on low incomes, after all the vicious talk dismissing them as cheats and idlers, will be hit by an avalanche of cuts
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Downing Street: high benefits mean food banks should not be needed

Downing Street: high benefits mean food banks should not be needed | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
No 10 risks outrage among poverty campaigners by claiming benefit payments mean no one needs to go hungry
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'Significant' rise in UK suicides

'Significant' rise in UK suicides | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
The number of people taking their own life in the UK rose to more than 6,000 in 2011, new data from the Office for National Statistics reveals.
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I agree with Churchill: let's get stuck into the real shirkers

I agree with Churchill: let's get stuck into the real shirkers | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: They parasitise us from above. But landowners and the Tory party's idle rich are spared the fairest and simplest of taxes
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The employers and the MPs are the real shirkers

The employers and the MPs are the real shirkers | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
The tiny minority that runs big business and politics has failed the hard-working majority in Britain.
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Do you want David Cameron to remain PM until 2020?

Do you want David Cameron to remain PM until 2020? | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
David Cameron says he wants to serve as prime minister for at least another seven years, overseeing radical reforms including on Europe, welfare, education and the economy. Do you support him in his ambition?
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Tories fear return of 'nasty party' in attacks on welfare 'scroungers'

Tories fear return of 'nasty party' in attacks on welfare 'scroungers' | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Rhetoric about benefit “scroungers” and “skivers” used by the Conservatives will be toned down after a backlash from their own ministers and MPs, who fear the attacks could revive the Tories’ image as “the nasty party”.
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Waitrose boss: Britons should brace themselves for 'massive' food price hikes - Telegraph

Waitrose boss: Britons should brace themselves for 'massive' food price hikes - Telegraph | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Britain's recent food price rises are "just the tip of the iceberg," and consumers should brace themselves for "massive" hikes in some commodities this year, the managing director of Waitrose has warned.
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Elderly should do community work or lose pension, peer says - Telegraph

Elderly should do community work or lose pension, peer says - Telegraph | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Older people should lose their pensions if they refuse to do community work to stop them being a “negative burden on society", a former senior Whitehall official has suggested.
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Food is now the ultimate class signifier

Food is now the ultimate class signifier | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: Poor people are being fobbed off with food stamps while the rest of us watch cookery shows and eat fancy ready-meals
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Statistics cast doubt on coalition's '500,000 new jobs' claim

Statistics cast doubt on coalition's '500,000 new jobs' claim | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Labour accuses government of 'fiddling figures' after ONS data shows 105,000 of total on mostly unpaid back-to-work schemes
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Austerity has damaged recovery, says former Bank of England official

Austerity has damaged recovery, says former Bank of England official | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Likelihood of a triple-dip recession and more than two years of flat growth partly blamed on Osborne's handling of the economy, says Adam Posen
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The Green Benches: Lest we forget: See how every MP voted tonight in the cuts that put 200,000 more into Child Poverty.

The Green Benches: Lest we forget: See how every MP voted tonight in the cuts that put 200,000 more into Child Poverty. | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
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MPs call for a '32% pay rise'

MPs call for a '32% pay rise' | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
MPs have recommended a 32% pay hike to the Commons expenses watchdog, it is revealed.
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The Welfare Bill: A government of millionaires just made the poor poorer - and laughed as they did it

The Welfare Bill: A government of millionaires just made the poor poorer - and laughed as they did it | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
They cheered, they guffawed, they mocked.
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The poorest and the disabled are hit hardest by the benefit cuts

The poorest and the disabled are hit hardest by the benefit cuts | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
The government's Impact Assessment shows that the poorest 10 per cent of households lose the most from the decision to raise benefits by just 1 per cent.
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We need a dose of Margaret Thatcher-style privatisation - Telegraph

We need a dose of Margaret Thatcher-style privatisation  - Telegraph | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Wasteful public services need to be sold off, but today’s Tories don’t have the will to do it. (Because utilities & the rail network are so efficient & provide such good value now don't they? - ethicalgirl)
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Benefit cuts 'will see more children taken into care'

Benefit cuts 'will see more children taken into care' | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Record numbers of children are likely to be taken away from their families this year as parents struggle to cope with the effects of public-sector cuts and benefits changes, a senior child protection figure has warned.
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Obese people could face benefit cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's

Obese people could face benefit cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | The abandonment of ethics in UK politics & social policy | Scoop.it
Smart cards could be used to monitor claimants' use of gyms, and those who do not exercise could be penalised by having housing or council tax benefit cut, warn council.
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