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Dugdale resigns — Skwawkbox

Posted: August 29, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

According to a very senior Labour source moments ago, Kezia Dugdale has resigned – a move that could open the door to wholesale changes in Scottish Labour. More to follow. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you […]

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You really couldn’t make this up. Seriously. After getting their social media behinds kicked by Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters during the General Election campaign, the Tories decided – as Tories do – that they needed their own ‘grass-roots’ social media presence. So, being Tories, they decided to buy one, by setting up a ‘professional’, official […]

via You won’t believe how the Tories screwed up ‘Tory Momentum’ launch —


It’s all over now, isn’t it? With Brexit in focus and the coalition government long out of office, it would be easy to believe the Tories’ brutal “welfare” policies were a thing of the past. The bedroom tax is old news. The once notorious “fit for work” tests are no longer set pieces in ministers’ […]

via Disabled? You May Be Sanctioned For Being Too Ill To Get To The Jobcentre — Same Difference


It’s all over now, isn’t it? With Brexit in focus and the coalition government long out of office, it would be easy to believe the Tories’ brutal “welfare” policies were a thing of the past. The bedroom tax is old news. The once notorious “fit for work” tests are no longer set pieces in ministers’ […]

via Disabled? You May Be Sanctioned For Being Too Ill To Get To The Jobcentre — Same Difference


via Government accused of breaching UN convention on disabled people — Benefit tales


Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal. Freedom of Information requests have exposed how taxpayers’ money has been spent on futile legal battles to prevent vulnerable people receiving help. The hit to the public purse […]

via DWP Spends £39M On Unnecessary Disability Benefit Appeals — Same Difference


Institutionalised Food Poverty. The will to feed people who are hungry is one of the most basic reasons to have some hope in human beings. The ‘Better Angels of our Nature’, showing sympathy for others, still comes out, for all that we are pushed to hate and selfish ideas. But… Making concern for other people, […]

via On Food Banks: Don’t Institutionalise Food Poverty. — Ipswich Unemployed Action.