Disabled campaigner and husband say they are ‘political prisoners’ of the hated Bedroom Tax


Originally posted on Benefit tales:
Jayson and Jacqueline Carmichael described the Court of Appeal’s decision to reject their case against the benefit reforms as ‘flabbergasting’ The husband and full-time carer of a woman with spina bifida yesterday branded themselves “political prisoners” of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform. They also described the High Court’s rejection of…

Care dot data


Originally posted on A Better NHS:
Care dot data When you visit your GP, certain words are coded when they are added to your electronic record. Care.data will extract coded data only. The following is an example of GP consultation. I have written all the information that is coded, usually automatically as it is typed…

Farmers, floods, and fraud


Originally posted on alittleecon:
A good mixture of links this week in this, my 100th blog post. We start with the floods, and a reminder from George Monbiot that ‘cutting red tape’ can have unintended consequences: How we ended up paying farmers to flood our homes The Scottish Independence Referendum has been in the news…

School Safety Expert: ‘Sandy Hook was a scripted event, at least two years in planning’


Originally posted on Street Democracy – where it should reach – Our Streets!:
‘After only filing Connecticut Freedom Of Information requests about the alleged Sandy Hook ‘massacre’, School Safety expert Wolfgang W. Halbig (photo, above) was visited by homicide detectives warning him that if he keeps making inquiries he would suffer the legal consequences. Halbig…