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UK benefit cuts breach human rights, says UN

Those of us with disabilities, as well as other disadvantaged and vulnerable people, have been battling the UK government and its benefit cuts, disguised as so-called welfare reforms, and other austerity measures
Well, now we have official backing. The United Nations […]

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Retired vicar faces jail in benefit cuts protest

Opinions expressed in this blog, unless attributed to others, are mine alone – Ian Franks
Rev Paul Nicolson (Photo: Evening Standard)
An 84-year-old retired vicar, if a vicar can ever be really ‘retired’, is facing the threat of jail by making a […]

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DWP is not ‘solely’ to blame – just partially

 
You know that I am a great one for words and hidden meanings. I saw through the meaningless words of UK work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb that the government had no plans to make further disability benefits cuts.
I warned […]

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‘No further plans to cut benefits’ pledge lasts 51 days

Work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb discloses his plans to the select committee.
Declaration of interest: I have multiple sclerosis and receive both ESA (in the support group) and Disabled Living Allowance (both care and mobility components at the highest rates).
 
Sneaky, […]

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