Monthly Archives: June 2014

Looks like it’s going to be a summer of strikes

Reposted from the Guardian I’m not a big lover of strikes, but when you are dealing with a bone headed government like the one we’ve got at the moment, who refuse to listen to concerns and discuss issues, then it … Continue reading

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Scottish workers go on strike over job cuts

Reposted from the Scotsman  Sometimes, members of the public complain when civil servants go on strike. Civil servants do not carry out their role in the anticipation of making a profit for shareholders, they do their job to provide a … Continue reading

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Disabled and without a carer for the night …. go to Asda

Reposted from Kate Belgrave This one goes out to every prat MP and commentator who says we must keep hacking away at social security until there is nothing left to cut. I like to think this story will remind those people about … Continue reading

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Pictures and words

On this beautiful sunny day, I thought I’d post a few thought provoking pictures and words sent to me on facebook. P.S the first pic is my favourite!

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DWP spends £170,000 on consultants to help clear PIP chaos

Reposted from John Pring @ Disability News Service The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to spend £170,000 paying consultants to help clear up the mess caused by the chaotic implementation of its new disability benefit. The … Continue reading

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DWP DEMAND ACCESS TO YOUR HOME & DOCUMENTS

Reposted from DWPExamination.org In today’s scary news, it has emerged that the DWP are claiming the right to enter the home of people in receipt of a variety of benefits, demand to see their ID and financial documents, and interrogate … Continue reading

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Time to write to Olivier De Schutter?

Who is Olivier De Schutter, I hear you ask. I didn’t know who he was either until I did a bit of research after reading a post by Mike Sivier over on the Vox Political blog http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/if-the-dwp-reckons-its-getting-decisions-right-why-are-people-still-suffering/ It made me … Continue reading

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