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

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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.

Want a SKWAWKBOX T-shirt to wear to #Conference (or anywhere)? —

Posted: August 29, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

At the suggestion of a savvy reader, the SKWAWKBOX is planning to produce a run of T-shirts with the new, soon-to-be-launched SKWAWKBOX logo in time for delegates who are so inclined to wear them at Labour’s Conference next month – or anywhere else, of course – to raise awareness of this blog and of the […]

via Want a SKWAWKBOX T-shirt to wear to #Conference (or anywhere)? —

SKWAWKBOX T-shirt design options —

Posted: August 29, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

As published earlier, the SKWAWKBOX is planning to produce a batch of T-shirts in time for Labour’s annual Conference for delegates and anyone else. As our new design has now been published, the proposed design options can be shown. One design has been mocked up in black, as some readers contacted the blog to say […]

via SKWAWKBOX T-shirt design options —


NHS campaign groups from around the country are gathering in Louth, Lincolnshire on Saturday 2 September to protest against the threatened downgrading or closure of Louth County Hospital: The gathering is being organised by the campaign group ‘Fighting for Louth Hospital’. Organisers expect up to 300 supporters to attend and the march will be headed […]

via Important: #NHS supporter march this Sat in #Louth, Lincs —


Sharp-eyed, quick-witted NHS supporters ‘Elle M Bee’ and friends combined opportunism with a stroke of genius to make Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s life uncomfortable – and to give a much-needed morale-boost to junior doctors and other beleaguered NHS staff. Hearing from the parents of some friends that Hunt was sitting just behind them on a […]

via Opportunism meets genius to give NHS staff a boost and Hunt palpitations —

This ‘journo-bias table’ looks set to go viral — Skwawkbox

Posted: August 29, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Twitter account @the_awakened appears to have set a cat among pigeons with a tweet of a spreadsheet table showing his/her assessment of British journalists and their political position or bias: The table is causing a furore as agitated journalists object to their position in the table – or, in some cases, their omission from it. […]

via This ‘journo-bias table’ looks set to go viral —