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What’s killing Labour? A thousand failures to oppose the cuts – Comment – Voices – The Independent

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These GDP figures show the Bank of England didn’t know what it was doing – Comment – Voices – The Independent

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How much does “health tourism” actually cost the NHS?

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How much does “health tourism” actually cost the NHS?

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To put this in context. UK MPs basic salaries cost £43million. Over 50% of the 2005-2010 cohort of MPs had to pay back misclaimed (ie fraudulently claimed) expenses.

In turn, the Conservatives took a 440, 000 from the “foreigner” Asil Nadir who was recently convicted of theft of 29 million….

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Jobcentre staff told to put 30% of claimants on sanction EACH WEEK.

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Jobcentre staff told to put 30% of claimants on sanction EACH WEEK.

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George Osborne’s demonisation of the jobless is based on complete ignorance

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How the Lib Dems broke their promise to block new welfare cuts

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How the Lib Dems broke their promise to block new welfare cuts

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In language and action, there’s a new brutalism in Westminster | Will Hutton

June 29, 2013 Leave a comment

In language and action, there’s a new brutalism in Westminster | Will Hutton

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Government caught spending our taxes on anything they like – upper classes mostly. | The Daily Shame

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Clause 99, Catch 22 – The ESA Mandatory Second Revision and Appeals

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552733_435687149834152_88095195_nSection 102 and Schedule 11 of the Welfare Reform Act, (Clause 99) – Power to require revision before appeal.

If anyone left in doubt that this Government’s policies are grossly unfair, and are intentionally punishing sick and disabled people – some of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens – you need look no further than Clause 99 for verification. Currently, claimants who are found fit for work can continue to receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA) at the basic rate by immediately lodging an appeal if they think the decision is wrong. ESA will then remain in payment until the appeal is decided.

That is all set to change, however, under Clause 99 of the Welfare Reform Bill, intended to be effective from April 2013 – and according to the Department for Work and Pensions, from October 2013 that includes ESA and DLA decisions. Under the new rules, claimants…

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DWP admits ‘real’ disability poverty rose under coalition

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