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Conservative and Lib-Dem-Conservative attacks on disabled people

We’re NOT all in this together: the story of the closure of the Independent Living Fund from Moore Lavan Films on Vimeo.

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UK politics

Recent UK politics articles and one about abuse in Florida. LONDON DOCTOR TO STAND IN EURO ELECTIONS “TO STOP NHS DEMOLITION” | NHA Party “I want to use this election to raise awareness of the imminent danger posed to the … Continue reading

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Commentary on and analysis of recent political events

The big story today is the current UK coalition government’s attempts to hide the UK’s part in torture and rendition under the Tony Blair government. Despite repeated denials by liar Jack Straw at the time, evidence has surfaced that Tony … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

That Conservative, illiberal Nick Clegg is keen to do the Tories’ work Clegg leaves the door open to further welfare cuts George Osborne has made it clear that he plans to introduce “billions” more in welfare cuts if the Tories … Continue reading

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The government is trying to pass a clause in the Care bill today that will allow hospitals to be closed much easier without public consultation. Hospital closure clause battle heats up today Stormy scenes are likely in parliament today as … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

Mandela’s funeral dominates the news today. Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected the advice of his advisor Nadhim Zahawi that child benefit is only paid for the first two children. Why mention it then? Pope says that he is not … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

Number of homeless in England has risen for 3 years in a row, report says Homelessness has increased for three consecutive years, partly because of housing shortages and cuts to benefits, with an estimated 185,000 people a year now affected … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

There’s a special edition of BBC Question Time tonight from Johannesburg, South Africa. I hope that somebody will discuss the real legacy of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress: that South Africa is still an Apartheid state. The clearest … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Commentary and analysis of recent UK politics events Edward Snowden voted Guardian person of the year 2013 for his whistleblowing on worldwide surveillance activities. Online gamers are targeted by NSA and GCHQ … Online gaming is big business, attracting tens … Continue reading

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Links today – reach your own conclusions. I spared you from a photo of Alastair Campbell. Secret memo shows key role for Blairites in Labour’s election team (Alan Milburn started the privatization of the NHS under Blair) conflicts with David and … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis on recent UK politics news. Con-Dems continue attack on benefits and Osborne’s autumn statement Discussion of the invention of terrorism and the demonization of Islam and Muslims The Conservative-Liberal-‘Democrat’-Conservative coalition intends to persecute benefits claimants and (poor) … Continue reading

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Cabinet minister ‘misled’ Parliament over welfare reform

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10465480/Cabinet-minister-misled-Parliament-over-welfare-reform.html Andrew Lansley, a Tory Cabinet minister, is facing claims that he misled Parliament after doubts were cast on his denial that ministers attempted to influence a report by MPs into the Universal Credit fiasco … Andrew Lansley, the Leader … Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories F*Up again: Training people to use universal credit ‘could cost hundreds of millions’

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/21/universal-credit-benefit-training-cost-millions Research shows many benefit claimants will need extensive help to get online, open bank accounts and manage budgets Equipping benefit claimants with the digital and financial skills to use the government’s new universal credit welfare system is likely to … Continue reading

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Labour: We’ll scrap benefits for under 25s [unless they agree to be subjected to forced labour or some useless training course]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/10461175/Labour-Well-scrap-benefits-for-under-25s.html Only those in “purposeful” training or carrying out an “intensive” job search would be eligible for the allowance, under proposals being considered by the party People under the age of 25 would be barred from claiming unemployment benefits under … Continue reading

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Archbishop attacks UK food poverty

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/19/food-poverty-archbishop-york-john-sentamu John Sentamu calls for ‘more equitable, more caring world’ and questions effects of government’s welfare reforms The archbishop of York has attacked the “new and terrible” blight of food poverty and increasing malnutrition in Britain, questioned the effects of … Continue reading

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Bedroom tax affected more than 522,000 people, first figures show

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/13/bedroom-tax-figures-august The government has released the first statistics showing the impact of the controversial subsidy withdrawal in August More than 522,000 housing benefit claimants were subject to the bedroom tax in August and had their housing benefit reduced by an … Continue reading

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Bedroom tax debate

The Labour party has called an opposition day debate on the subject of the bedroom tax. The bedroom tax has proved hugely disruptive to poor families and the disabled. The debate may be ongoing now or I may have missed … Continue reading

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Conservative pretend-Liberal Democrat achievements

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/08/unthinkable-editorial-legislative-cooling-off-nick-clegg?commentpage=1&per_page=50&orderby=oldest&tab=all#comment-28705937 [T]he Lib Dems did not just “join” the tories, they enabled an economically extreme rightwing administration to assume power and achieve objectives that even the previously most extreme version of rightwingedness would never have even tried. As a consequence: … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Commons report dismantles IDS’ universal credit scheme

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/11/07/catastrophic-commons-report-dismantles-ids-universal-credit Iain Duncan Smith’s universal credit scheme has been so badly managed it is about to to write-off up to £425 million, according to a devastating Commons report. In a humiliating moment for the work and pensions secretary, the public … Continue reading

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Single parents ‘biggest losers’ from IDS’ welfare reforms

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/10/30/single-parents-biggest-losers-from-ids-welfare-reforms Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship universal credit reforms will make life for working single parents harder rather than easier, according to a report out today. The Gingerbread charity suggested there would be very little financial incentive for those in or … Continue reading

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