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NHS Hospital Waiting Lists Longest For Five Years

NHS Hospital Waiting Lists Longest For Five Years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There has been a rise in the number of people waiting to be seen in hospital although the NHS is still hitting key targets, figures show.
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Iain Duncan Smith rejects benefit cap criticism

Iain Duncan Smith rejects benefit cap criticism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government rolls out benefit cap despite local authority warnings about slashed incomes, a lack of work and a flawed strategy
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George Osborne's father-in-law and the secret frackers of Windsor Castle

George Osborne's father-in-law and the secret frackers of Windsor Castle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lord Howell is chairman of Windsor Energy Group which discussed shale gas mining at its meeting in March
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vince tracy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:23 AM

Keep it in the family!

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The Tories are still the most toxic party to voters

The Tories are still the most toxic party to voters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fifty seven per cent of voters "dislike" the party compared to 43% who dislike Labour and 47% who dislike the Lib Dems.
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Labour urged to bring back heavy hitters like John Prescott to deal with egg throwers

Labour urged to bring back heavy hitters like John Prescott to deal with egg throwers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) Ed Miliband must "bring back the heavy hitters" like John Prescott to strengthen his team and beat the shit out of anyone throwing eggs or thinking they can have a go, an influential form...
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vince tracy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:21 AM

John Prescott would sort them out....

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How to Overthrow the Illuminati

How to Overthrow the Illuminati | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An important pamphlet has emerged which should be read by everyone who suspects that world events are managed by a secret conspiracy behind the scenes.  The document is aimed at people living in th...
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Help challenge the cancer caring crisis

Help challenge the cancer caring crisis | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There are almost a million people in England looking after someone with cancer, and many don't get the support they need. Join me and help challenge the caring crisis.
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DWP denials: They would kill you and call it 'help'

DWP denials: They would kill you and call it 'help' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Who do you believe about the Work Capability Assessment? Not the government, obviously. You may have missed this - because it hasn't been reported widely in the mass media - but a quiet row has bee...
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State Threatens To Confiscate Child For Drinking Goats Milk -

State Threatens To Confiscate Child For Drinking Goats Milk - | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(Thomas Dishaw) This is a warning to any mother who wanders off the reservation by replacing the toxic baby formula many families feed their children and upgrading to a more natural and healthy alternative such as goats milk.
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Why is there silence on the impact of welfare cuts on disabled people?

Why is there silence on the impact of welfare cuts on disabled people? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The silence doesn’t just come from our largely right-wing press. There’s something more insidious going on.
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When is an economic recovery Not an economic recovery? - When It's Based on Slave Labour!

When is an economic recovery Not an economic recovery? - When It's Based on Slave Labour! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When is an economic recovery Not an economic recovery? - When It's Based on Slave Labour!  From Gracie Samuels Before people get carried away and the Conservative government enter meltdown over thi...
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vince tracy's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:11 AM

Britain out of recession? Now way Jose.

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Fracking v renewables? This is dumb electioneering dressed up as policy

Fracking v renewables? This is dumb electioneering dressed up as policy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: As a result Britain's energy future, an issue fraught with complexity, is presented as a mere binary choice
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Parents should pool resources to combat cuts in respite care

Parents should pool resources to combat cuts in respite care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new project where families join forces to purchase short breaks could show a way to mitigate cuts
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'Men Are Better At Some Things'

'Men Are Better At Some Things' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ukip's treasurer believes women are less suited than men to engineering jobs - but thinks they're better at "caring professions".
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vince tracy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 12:19 PM

eventually nobody will have an opinion in the UK...

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ASS - l I can say x
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Suicide bid of woman who feared losing her incapacity benefit

Suicide bid of woman who feared losing her incapacity benefit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A seriously ill woman died two days after trying to kill herself when she was told her incapacity benefit would be stopped, an inquest heard.
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Government spends £800m on temps / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Government spends £800m on temps / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government spends £800m on temps / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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vince tracy's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:22 AM

This is not a new phenomenon...

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English charity sector lobbied Hunt to keep controversial NHS privatisation rules | openDemocracy

English charity sector lobbied Hunt to keep controversial NHS privatisation rules | openDemocracy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Majority of UK renters unhappy with landlords and agents » Housing » 24dash.com

Majority of UK renters unhappy with landlords and agents » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Over half (51%) of renters in the private sector have had bad experiences of letting agents and landlords, a new survey has revealed.
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Charities in talks to prevent more rough sleepers dying in bins | News | Inside Housing

Two homelessness charities are in talks with a major waste management company in a bid to prevent the death of rough sleepers who are bedding down in bins.
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You Cannot Run a Public Service Like a Business, and Here's Why...

One of the greatest myths of our time is that public services can be made more efficient if we run them as businesses.  The commercialisation of our public services has been a manifest failure, and...
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Ed Miliband got egged for not having the guts to stand up to austerity

Ed Miliband got egged for not having the guts to stand up to austerity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ellie Mae O'Hagan: Now that cuts are biting, people are desperate for an alternative, but Labour didn't have the courage to provide it
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The crisis in living standards & how to solve it | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

The crisis in living standards & how to solve it | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The British economy might be recovering but the crisis in living standards sadly shows no signs of abating. As I blogged last week: ... the squeeze on
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Ambulance Strife: Then and Now

Ambulance Strife: Then and Now | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You only have to turn on the news, or read a paper, especially regional news and press, to see the latest horror story about your Ambulance Service. Whatever part of Britain you live in, city or co...
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South-east England has taken 56% of government IT contracts since 2010

South-east England has taken 56% of government IT contracts since 2010 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite promises that procurement opportunities would be less London-centric, little has changed say industry figures. By Jay McGregor
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vince tracy's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:06 AM

Will this ever change?

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My advice for the Labour party

My advice for the Labour party | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: Ed Miliband could dismantle the Tory feelgood factor with some simple questions to voters. What he shouldn't do is bring back Peter Mandelson or Alastair Campbell
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