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Should the Police Investigate Benefit Deaths

‘Police Complaints’ type body should investigate benefits deaths, says commons committee Category: Latest news Created: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 01:01 The influential Commons Work and Pensions committee has today called for “a body modelled on the Independent Police...

Conservative spending cuts don’t add up

The Con-Dem Government has talked a lot about cutting welfare spending, and reducing the cost to tax payers. Mostly, it has cut how much the rich pay in taxes, although it hasn't talked much about that. Also, it hasn't talked about how most of the welfare benefits...

Universal Dis-Credit

Iain Duncan Smith,  Work & Pension Secretary, continues to keep his job by ridng on the coattails of his "feelings" about the success of universal credit, because the facts continue to shout "incompetence""failure" and "scandalous waste of money". The Government...

Public concerns over private health services

The Government project to privatise the health service by the back door has brought up evidence of a poorer quality of service for patients, as feared. 19 Patients in Devon given cateract operations by a private hospital paid by the NHS are having their surgery...

Cameron’s Britain

The millionaire’s club that is the Government Cabinet, seem to be laughing all the way to the banks that we are funding. While the rich have been offered tax cuts and no clampdown on tax evasion and offshore accounts, the poor are now living in sheds and garages.

Atos Lose WCA Contract from February 2015

As reported the government is ending ATOS's delivery of the Work Capability Assessment for ESA 6 months early - this is now known to be from February 2015. The government is yet to appointment a replacement contractor but they are expected to employ the staff and...

The cost of pharma

The NHS drug approval body - NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) has turned down a breast cancer drug that offers women with advanced breast cancer about 6 months longer. The NHS are developing something of a list of breast cancer drugs they have refused...

NHS to sell our records

The NHS belongs to all of right? We pay for it, it's our service. But soon we will be paying in a different way, as the NHS intends to sell our records to firms willing to pay - insurers, employers etc - anyone who is willing to pay money for stuff we thought was...

Lobbying Bill – Silencing our voices?

The Coalition's Lobbying Bill, is a purely political piece of legislation aiming to stop voluntary organisations and others from doing campaigning in the 8 month run up to the election. Muzzling organisations that campaign for equality and civil rights is a pernicious...

Black Deaths in Custody

BBC News Today programme reports that over 590 black people have died in custody over the last few years - that is the figure for the UK, not for apartheid South Africa. If it was 590 women or 590 wheelchair users, would there be a national outcry? But its 590 black...

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