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New welfare boss is either loyal party stooge or genuinely uncaring

David Gauke is the new man in charge of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in the UK. He has been appointed by lame duck prime minister Theresa May.
David Gauke MP. (Picture: South West Herts Conservatives Association).
So, as the […]

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After PIP, second budget u-turn threatens Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne announced the ‘under fire’ academies plan in his budget in March. Education secretary Nicky Morgan is on the far right of the picture.
First the UK government completes a massive u-turn in welfare benefit reform and now it […]

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Welfare benefit cuts high on anti-austerity agenda

Placards proclaiming ‘Cut War Not Welfare’  are held aloft during Saturday’s Anti-Austerity protest.
Anti-austerity protests and movements have become increasingly popular during the latter half of last year year and again this year.
Mass protests have taken place around the world, notably […]

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No surprise as Welfare Reform and Work bill’s benefit cuts are restored by House of Commons

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson speaking in the House of Lords.
UK Government plans to cut welfare benefits still further were, as expected, put back on track last night, Wednesday, when the House of Commons voted 309 to 275 to throw out […]

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Government wages ‘disability war’ on benefit claims

 

For those of you outside the UK, as I am now, it must be difficult to understand what is happening there with government policies seeming to be continually targeting disabled people including those with multiple sclerosis and all other physical […]

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Uncertain future of circus animals

Animal welfare is an issue of some importance. It matters more to some people than others but the elimination of cruelty and mistreatment is important. Where it lies in relation to human rights, domestic violence and cruelty to children is […]

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Showing we care

Not quite sure why but World Animal Day crept up on me; maybe it was the careful stealth of its approach – like a cat stalking its prey.
Anyway, here it is. Today, 4th October, is World Animal Day, chosen because […]

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