Monthly Archives: January 2015

From 2005: Failure of Private Medical Scans Brought into NHS

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
I found this article in Private Eye’s edition for the 19th August – 1st September 2005, reporting the extremely poor performance of the private MRI scans administered by Alliance and Medical as part of…

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A Message From Michelle At Fightback About ATOS And PIP

Originally posted on Same Difference:
A very worrying thing happened on Thursday whilst I was attending a PIP medical at the new Manchester Atos Centre. The assessor openly admitted she had access to and had read my clients ESA assessment…

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You’d have to be Green to believe the Green Party: two more lies exposed.

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
“David Cameron and George Osborne believe the only way to persuade millionaires to work harder is to give them more money. But they also seem to believe that the only way to make you…

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Wall Street brokers free to rip off the elderly

Originally posted on Phil Ebersole's Blog:
One of President Barack Obama’s top economic advisers said abusive trading practices are costing workers billions of dollars in retirement savings each year and called for stricter rules on Wall Street brokers. Jason…

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Looming Staffing Crisis In The NHS As Atos And Maximus Try To Steal All The Nurses

Originally posted on the void:
Iain Duncan Smith’s brutal and bungled welfare reforms could be set to the plunge the NHS into chaos as nurses and doctors are paid huge sums to carry out benefit-slashing assessments instead of working in…

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Ministry of Justice reverses burden of proof in advice to defendants

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the UK today!) The Ministry of Justice has produced what it calls an “easy to read” guide for defendants who are going to a Crown Court trial. However, the MoJ…

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Dean, 25, Is Homeless, Living On The Streets Of London. He Has CP

Originally posted on Same Difference:
Readers, I’ve just spotted this on Facebook. As someone who shares Dean’s disability, his is a case close to my heart. I am writing something extremely close to my own heart today as well as…

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Comprehensive Evidence of Benefit Sanctions Targets

Originally posted on www.refuted.org.uk:
Today The Work and Pensions Committee published concrete evidence of targets for benefit sanctions. Read PCS Union submission online – download (pdf) https://twitter.com/refuted/status/561287800394612738 Disturbing graph of @UKLabour & @Conservatives policies to punish people,…

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Dr Lisa McKenzie, Standing Against IDS

Originally posted on New Approach:
Interviewed by Mark McGowan The Artist Taxi Driver (see also her article in the Guardian here) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Guest Post: Blogs, interactivity and political opinion leadership survey

Originally posted on alittleecon:
alittleecon: I’ve been approached by a PhD student from Valencia, and asked if I would allow him to ask the readers of this blog to complete a survey, the results of which will form part of…

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