Archive for April, 2013


MP SCEPTICAL OVER USEFULNESS of Tameside Universal Credit Pilot

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Jack Monroe on BBC Breakfast: VIDEO

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

In Solidarity!

JACK MONROE

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To see part one of Saturday morning’s BBC Breakfast interview with Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt, click the link below:

VIDEO: Jack Monroe on BBC Breakfast, 27 April 2013

Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe

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Tory department of dirty deeds swings into pre-election action

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Vox Political

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The Nasty Party is at it again, spreading dire warnings about its political foes and trawling opponents’ appearances on the social media for anything it can use against them.

Labour and – especially – UKIP candidates had better watch out; these are people who will take any apparently-innocuous off-the-cuff comment and turn it into galloping racism (for example) before your eyes!

The Party of Smears kicked off in typical fashion yesterday by attacking UKIP as “a collection of clowns” in a protest party with no positive policies, that was primarily opposed to foreigners.

The comment about being a party of protest will also ring in the ears of Labour candidates, after former party leader Tony Blair warned Ed Miliband that Labour must not be seen as one.

According to the BBC, UKIP reckons it has evidence that Conservative Central Office is spreading smears about its candidates, after spending months trawling…

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Government U-turn on EHRC’s General Duty – Neil Crowther

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

UK Human Rights Blog

EHRC-logoThe Government abandoned its plans to repeal the ‘general duty’ of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) under the Equality Act 2006 (the Act) last week, but insisted upon amendments to the EHRC’s duty to monitor progress on equality and human rights.

The general duty in section 3 of the Act sets out why the EHRC exists and the aims towards which it should be working, namely that it:

shall exercise its functions…with a view to encouraging and supporting the development of a society in which

(a) people’s ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination,

(b) there is respect for and protection of each individual’s human rights,

(c) there is respect for the dignity and worth of each individual,

(d) each individual has an equal opportunity to participate in society, and

(e) there is mutual respect between groups based on understanding and valuing…

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Live below the line, day one, mid morning snacks.

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

JACK MONROE

Well, it’s only half eleven and I’m already glad I had the foresight to pack some snacks for the day. After breakfast of lemon curd on toast this morning, with a glass of water, I packed two separate 20g portions of corn flakes to graze on, and a lemon curd sandwich. Normally a big protein eater, and off the back of an extraordinarily busy weekend, I find myself struggling to concentrate at my desk.

The cornflake portions cost just over 1p each, and the lemon curd sandwich was 6 pence. In total, my food consumption so far has cost 13 pence for the day – but I only have dry cornflakes left until I get home for dinner. I’m craving something fresh, something unprocessed, something that isn’t a starchy carbohydrate. I’m craving one of my own carrot, kidney bean and cumin burgers, with fresh vegetables and soft, warm rice.

Knocking…

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LABOUR LINK – community news for Reddish residents

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Leeds children’s heart unit – the ‘unembellished’ verdict

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

The SKWAWKBOX

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote how a source close to the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) heart surgery unit had told me, ahead of the publication of NHS England’s official review into its operation and standards, that the NHS ‘Rapid Response Team’ that conducted the inspection had found the unit to be ‘fully exonerated’.

The official review, when it was published, did indeed state that there were no safety concerns at LGI, but the wording of other parts of the report seemed to be phrased in such as a way as still to cast doubt on the performance of the Leeds unit – or at least to justify the original decision to suspend its surgeries the morning after a judge ruled that the decision to close it as part of the ‘Safe and Sustainable’ review had been illegally reached.

The extent of this ‘padding’, and the way it was…

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BACKING LABOUR’S Alternative Queen’s Speech

Posted: April 29, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized