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Facebook refuse to remove post from Tory-supporting page calling for Jeremy Corbyn to be assassinated

Facebook refuse to remove post from Tory-supporting page calling for Jeremy Corbyn to be assassinated | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite numerous complaints, now including one from Evolve Politics, Facebook have categorically refused to remove a post from a Tory-supporting page calling for the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to be assassinated. The post from the Tory supporting meme page ‘Conservative Memes for Tory Teens‘ sarcastically says “I think we should order hits on Russia’s spies”, …
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Border exit checks records for 600,000 people missing, watchdog reveals | UK news | The Guardian

Border exit checks records for 600,000 people missing, watchdog reveals | UK news | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Home Office staff say May’s departure checks system is rushed and flawed
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Completely unacceptable, no excuses! Ask the Americans for advice they know everyone who is coming and going. 
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Britain's youngest local councillor dies suddenly, aged 21 | UK news | The Guardian

Britain's youngest local councillor dies suddenly, aged 21 | UK news | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Clarissa Slade was elected as a Conservative councillor on Mid Devon district council aged 18
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YouGov, an antidemocratic survey question and a brief investigation –

YouGov, an antidemocratic survey question and a brief investigation – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
SameDifference reports being deeply upset by this question from YouGov, today. Firstly, all of these questions reflect a very cavalier and authoritarian view of the democratic rights of citizens. Excluding people from voting on the basis of their characteristics and the group they belong to violates their human rights. We do need to question why this…
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Britain's 'bureaucratic and cumbersome benefits system helps nobody'

Britain's 'bureaucratic and cumbersome benefits system helps nobody' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MS nurses say they are under increasing pressure to help their patients navigate the benefits system.
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Universal credit to slash benefits for the self-employed | Society | The Guardian

Universal credit to slash benefits for the self-employed | Society | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deliveroo riders would be among thousands of low-earners to lose £344 a month, new study says
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The government hired several murky companies plying the same methods as Cambridge Analytica in their election campaign –

The government hired several murky companies plying the same methods as Cambridge Analytica in their election campaign – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The political and corporate economy driving the implementation of 'behavoural science', including 'nudge', by self-interested (and boundedly rational) incumbent governments, policy makers, bureaucrats and corporations has been largely neglected, though a few of us have been raising concerns about the implications of the microregulation of citizen perceptions and  behaviour for democracy for a few years.…
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The revelations about Cambridge Analytica indicate clearly that western governments are subverting democracy –

The revelations about Cambridge Analytica indicate clearly that western governments are subverting democracy – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have already written an article about Cambridge Analytica, the commodification of voter decision making and the marketisation of democracy, along with previous articles about western government's strategies for subverting democracy. I have also extensively criticised governments' use of 'behavioural economics', and the neuroliberal turn more generally.  Within the neoliberal framework, it seems that anything which may…
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UK unemployment rises for the second quarter in a row –

UK unemployment rises for the second quarter in a row – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Unemployment increased by 24,000 between November 2017 to January 2018, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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Heartbreaking image shows ranger comforting world's last male northern white rhino Sudan before he died - Mirror Online

Heartbreaking image shows ranger comforting world's last male northern white rhino Sudan before he died - Mirror Online | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

The species "survived for millions of years but could not survive mankind"
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Scrap 'highly regressive' council tax, says thinktank | Money | The Guardian

Scrap 'highly regressive' council tax, says thinktank | Money | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system
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Man with quarter of skull missing after horror crash refused disability benefits - Birmingham Live

Man with quarter of skull missing after horror crash refused disability benefits - Birmingham Live | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it


Umar Hussain, 24, was seriously injured when his MINI hit a tree in Castle Bromwich

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WATCH: Andrew Neil forensically deconstructs flustered Tory MP over shameful NHS underfunding [VIDEO]

WATCH: Andrew Neil forensically deconstructs flustered Tory MP over shameful NHS underfunding [VIDEO] | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Next time a Tory tells you they're spending more on the NHS than ever before - show them this.
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28 March 2018 Update: Claimants Get Up To £20,000 In Back Pay But Many Miss Out Plus Huge Cuts For Self-Employed

28 March 2018 Update: Claimants Get Up To £20,000 In Back Pay But Many Miss Out Plus Huge Cuts For Self-Employed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Charity calls for £15m fund to tackle UK hunger by preventing food waste | Environment | The Guardian

Charity calls for £15m fund to tackle UK hunger by preventing food waste | Environment | The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Figures show that just 17,000 tonnes of the 270,000 tonnes of edible surplus food in the supply chain is redistributed annually to charities
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Revealed: DWP's 'clumsy and ill-judged attempt' to justify universal credit

Revealed: DWP's 'clumsy and ill-judged attempt' to justify universal credit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Claim that universal credit will help 250,000 more people into work is "plainly inaccurate".
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Cambridge Analytica try to dismiss Chris Wylie’s evidence as ‘conspiracy theories’ and ‘false evidence’ –

Cambridge Analytica try to dismiss Chris Wylie’s evidence as ‘conspiracy theories’ and ‘false evidence’ – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Christopher Wylie told a select committee earlier that the pro-Brexit campaign had a “common plan” to use a network of companies to get around election spending laws and said he thought there “could have been a different outcome had there not been, in my view, cheating”. He added: “It makes me so angry, because a…
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Autism and Asperger syndrome - NAS

Autism and Asperger syndrome - NAS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Autism and Asperger syndrome: definitions, diagnosis information and advice and support.
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Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you’re travelling with someone who has Autism, find out how we can help make their airport experience a smooth journey with an Autism Awareness Voucher.
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Officers walking away from the force due to pressures, says Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner

Officers walking away from the force due to pressures, says Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

OFFICERS are walking away from Merseyside Police due to mounting pressures and sickness levels are also on the rise, the Police and Crime…
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The anti-social public relations of the PR industry –

The anti-social public relations of the PR industry – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the UK, we have a Government that are scandalised and outraged by any criticism whatsoever. Ministers refuse to analyse, reflect and act on legitimate negative appraisal; they prefer instead to adopt outrage, and portray any opposition at all as somehow pathological. However, opposition and critical scrutiny are essential elements of a fully functioning democracy. …
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Lords Call On Government To Re-Think Free School Meals Cuts

Lords Call On Government To Re-Think Free School Meals Cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'No family should be worrying that their kids are going hungry at school.'
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DWP wins legal case to block future benefit appeals - Home Affairs

DWP wins legal case to block future benefit appeals - Home Affairs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government wins legal case which could have major implications for people fighting the DWP.
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The lengths this government will go to, to deny disabled people the benefits they rely on is beyond belief!
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DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors –

DWP underpaid benefits to 70,000 sick and disabled people, say auditors – | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DWP face an extra bill of up to £830 million in backdated Employment and Support Allowance payments.
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