Monthly Archives: March 2016

First Demonstration Called Against New DWP Boss Demanding #CrabbMustGo

Originally posted on the void:
If new Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb had any decency at all he would resign from his position as patron of the local branch of Mencap. Ever since Crabb voted to slash benefits for…

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Petition update · Sanctions Update – Change at the DWP? · Gill Thompson Change.org

Originally posted on Tory Britain! :
The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan-Smith sensationally quit the Cabinet. In his closing speech he said, “I am incredibly proud of the welfare reforms undertaken…. and truly believe that we have made changes that…

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Iain Duncan Smith’s ‘groundless’ benefit sanctions claim to be reported to UK Statistics Authority | UK Politics | News | The Independent

Originally posted on Tory Britain! :
Iain Duncan Smith is to be reported to the official statistics watchdog, after a “groundless” claim that 75 per cent of jobseekers believe benefit sanctions have helped them. Owen Smith, the shadow Work and Pensions…

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Osborne’s Tax Cut For Top Earners ‘cost £100 Million’ | LabourList

Originally posted on Tory Britain! :
George Osborne’s decision to cut the 50p tax rate for top earners has cost the Treasury around £100 million, according to an independent report. New analysis by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) confirms that…

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Jeremy Hunt: lies, damned lies & 6,000 statistics

Originally posted on Mr Topple:
As the Junior Doctor’s contract dispute continues with no end in sight, I revisit the saga of certain claims made by the Health Secretary last year – and find, as always, nothing is quite as…

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This Government have gained power illegally.

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NHS trust bosses slam £600m hospital fines over patient targets

Originally posted on ukgovernmentwatch:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/29/nhs-bosses-slam-600m-hospital-fines-over-patient-targets?CMP=share_btn_tw Thanks to Labour Left for this. If the junior doctors are right and Jeremy Hunt is wrong, the NHS is in serious trouble http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12189734/If-the-junior-doctors-are-right-and-Jeremy-Hunt-is-wrong-the-NHS-is-in-serious-trouble.html

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UK employers pillaging Europe’s talent

Originally posted on Flip Chart Fairy Tales:
The UK has one of the highest rates of overqualification in Europe. Research by the Institute of Public Policy Research two years ago placed Britain towards the upper end of the overqualification league table for…

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Hundreds of libraries have closed. Can you help reverse the trend? | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/03/30/hundreds-of-libraries-have-closed-can-you-help-reverse-the-trend/

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Tories fail to lift a finger as foreign firm votes to sell its UK operation | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/03/29/tories-fail-to-lift-a-finger-as-foreign-firm-votes-to-sell-its-uk-operation/

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