Monthly Archives: September 2014

The welfare rights adviser on a mission to shame Iain Duncan Smith

Reposted from the Guardian Excellent article about Nick Dilworth, expert welfare rights advisor who blogs on Welfare rights specialist Nick Dilworth is a vocal critic of austerity. Photograph: Emily Whitfield-Wicks/ Make no mistake, warns benefits specialist Nick Dilworth, it … Continue reading

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Disabled Tory Party member pens furious letter to Cameron and Co

Reposted from The Mirror This article says it all really … Anger: Tory party member Mary Laver When the Prime Minister takes to the stage of the Conservative Party conference, among the ranks of the faithful gathered in Birmingham will … Continue reading

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Why the self-employed need to wake up to the threat posed by Universal Credit

Main article reposted from The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) Some of you may recall an article I published in June of this year about  Iain Duncan Smith via Jobcentre plus, pushing people into self employment … Continue reading

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Competence and candour from George Osborne?…err no, I don’t think so!

I have just listened (through gritted teeth and with an increasing rise in blood pressure) to some of Gidiot Osbornes speech at the tory party conference; regarding the reference to the reduction in working age benefits. I am going to concentrate … Continue reading

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Unpopular Tory government goes to war just before election. Sound familiar?

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the UK today!) Eight months before a general election, an unpopular Tory government – supported by a rabidly jingoistic right-wing press – is taking us to war. Sound familiar? It should: 1982…

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There is no such thing as an ‘England-only’ issue..

SKWAWKBOX Much talk continues in the media of the ‘inevitability’ and supposed fairness of ‘English devolution’ – which is nothing more than a cynical Tory attempt to neutralise the 58 out of 59 Scottish MPs who are not Tories, preventing … Continue reading

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Labour Party media release – Reeves: We’ll Uphold The ‘Principles Of Our Welfare State’

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said in her speech to Labour’s Annual Conference: “Just think conference, it could be less than a year left for the Bedroom Tax. Because the very…

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Life after #Atos: Good news for Deborah

Originally posted on Ann McGauran:
Deborah successfully challenges the decision by #Atos to deem her ‘fit for work’. What a difference a couple of days can make. Last week Deborah came into this London Trussell Trust food bank in despair…

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Wales and Northern Ireland to sneak off

Originally posted on notlondonnews:
Wales and Northern Ireland are making plans to nip out on Thursday night and not come back. With the shouting match between Scotland and London likely to reach a crescendo as Scots go to the polls…

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Reposted from the Trussell Trust 913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared to346,992 in 2012-13 Figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ of UK food poverty says Trussell Trust Chairman 83% of foodbanks report … Continue reading

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