Monthly Archives: January 2015

Looming Staffing Crisis In The NHS As Atos And Maximus Try To Steal All The Nurses

Originally posted on the void:
Iain Duncan Smith’s brutal and bungled welfare reforms could be set to the plunge the NHS into chaos as nurses and doctors are paid huge sums to carry out benefit-slashing assessments instead of working in…

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Boy battling cancer has benefits stopped

Reposted from Mike Sivier @Vox Political What use is the government’s claim that cancer treatment is improving, if it only subjects sufferers to the increased stress of having their benefits withdrawn? Read more here

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Breathtaking German hypocrisy: Germany owes Greece 11 billion euros in unpaid loans

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s Germany!) This little fact changes everything. In 1943, Germany forced the Bank of Greece to lend it two loans worth 11 billion euros in today’s money. And Germany has still not paid…

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MPs’ inquiry: Five things we’ve learned about benefit sanctions

Reposted from Patrick Cutlers Blog – The Guardian From the effects on claimant health, to why you are more likely to be sanctioned if you sign on in Derby, there was much to learn from this week’s sanctions inquiry hearing … Continue reading

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Sanction and suicide.

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
We don’t easily get shocked on our weekly demos, we hear so many terrible stories but yesterday was a day that I won’t forget for a while. We were stood in our…

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Welsh MP’s horror as figures reveal four in five who have JSA sanctioned “don’t find work”

Reposted from South Wales Evening Post horror as figures reveal four in five who have JSA sanctioned “don’t find work” HAIN NEATH MP Peter Hain has expressed his horror that four in every five individuals who have job seeker benefits … Continue reading

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Sanctions designed to ‘trip people up’

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) website Evidence to MPs on benefits sanctions Our general secretary Mark Serwotka and DWP vice president Helen Flanagan (@Shenanigans_PCS) appeared this morning before the work and pensions select committee. The government’s controversial system … Continue reading

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Benefit Sanctions Will Cause A Deterioration In Health And That’s OK Says DWP Rule Book

Originally posted on the void:
Physical punishment is now built into the benefit system with sanctions both known and intended to cause a deterioration in health says the DWP rule book.. The shocking fact was revealed by Alison Garnham, Chief…

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UNUM … know thine enemy

Reposted from Mike Sivier @ Here’s a timely article by Vox Political‘s friend Mo Stewart. At a time when the main focus of attention appears to be on Maximus, the company taking over Work Capability Assessments, Mo says she hopes this … Continue reading

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Tories Trying To Prevent The Poor From ‘Breeding’, Says Labour MP

Reposted from Welfare Weekly photo credit: NEFATRON via photopin cc Veteran Labour MP Michael Meacher has accused the Conservatives of introducing welfare reforms designed to prevent the poor from ‘breeding’. Writing on his blog, Mr Meacher says: “Occasionally the mask … Continue reading

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