Monthly Archives: December 2013

Soon you will have to prove your nationality before receiving NHS treatment

Originally posted on Vox Political:
‘Papiere, bitte!’ An NHS nurse checks a patient’s claim to be British in the ‘fair’ NHS of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. Suppose Michael Schumacher had moved to Britain and had his accident here after…

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One in 10 older people now work, reports Saga

reposted from Guardian Society Number of working pensioners rises by a third since 2010 to 1m with many postponing retirement to combat falling living standards Saga reports nearly that more than 1m, or 10%, of people aged 65 or older … Continue reading

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RIP Tim Salter and Denis Jones. Is This What You Wanted Iain Duncan Smith?

Originally posted on the void:
Ever since this Government weren’t elected the question has been raised whether Iain Duncan Smith really is a murderous tyrant, or whether he’s just a fucking idiot. The truth is that it doesn’t really matter…

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Food banks: cowardly coalition can’t face the truth about them

Reposted from the Guardian I went to the Trussell Trust food bank round the corner from theObserver’s offices just before Christmas. If I hadn’t been reading the papers, I would have assumed it represented everything Conservativesadmire. As at every other food bank, volunteers who … Continue reading

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury calls Iain Duncan Smith’s remarks “disturbing”

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s Iain Duncan Smith) In an escalation of the war of words between church leaders and the coalition government, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called Iain Duncan Smith’s…

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Christmas Food Bank Use Triples In One Year

Reblogged from the Huffington Post The number of people using food banks this Christmas has tripled compared to last year, according to a charity which runs 400 across the UK. Over the two weeks leading up to Christmas Day, the … Continue reading

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We Must Stop the ‘Painful Increase’ in Need for Donations of Food and Clothing

    On the busiest Christmas shopping day of the year staff at Action for Children are working to support the poorest families across the UK stay warm and fed. This is a sad reflection of the worsening effects of the tough … Continue reading

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