Monthly Archives: October 2017

DWP Watches Your Social Media Activity

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Mueller investigation: 2 former Trump aides indicted on conspiracy charges, 1 pleads guilty of lying to FBI

Originally posted on The Secular Jurist:
By Robert A. Vella Today, three former aides of President Trump fell under the weight of DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. From:  Manafort indicted…

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It’s not ‘risk’ that people will ask how long May knew. We’re asking NOW

SKWAWKBOX ITV politics editor Robert Peston has posted his analysis of Tory MPs’ fears that the ‘Tory sex pest’ scandal will bring down the government – and it’s anotherexample of the effects of the so-called ‘Westminster bubble’. Peston’s commentary is … Continue reading

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A ‘racket’? Government departments and regulators are protecting elites by covering up large corporations’ failures

Originally posted on Political Concern:
The growing public awareness of this unholy alliance is leading to a rapidly increasing loss of confidence in our institutions of democracy, lower tax revenues, and cuts in healthcare, pensions, education and infrastructure spend. Professor…

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Tories take away war veteran’s benefits – for selling poppies!

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
OK. So Theresa May and her Tory pals think even war veterans don’t deserve social security if they fall on hard times: But at least they could stop rubbing our faces in it by…

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Expect a u-turn on Universal Credit in the Budget – but not one that will make any real difference | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/10/29/expect-a-u-turn-on-universal-credit-in-the-budget-but-not-one-that-will-make-any-real-difference/

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Williamson’s latest WiW: Tory u-turns, weakness, hypocrisy and despot-cosiness

SKWAWKBOX Labour MP Chris Williamson’s ‘Week in Westminster’ video series continues with a hard-hitting ‘piece to camera’ in which he lays into the Tories for yet more u-turns, their weakness and cowardice over Commons votes, their lack of concern for … Continue reading

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ESA Reassessments Will Be “Switched Off” For Severely Disabled But This Will Not Apply To PIP

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Years of austerity ‘have left UK with same level of public spending as it had 10 years ago’ says IFS|The Independent 

Originally posted on Tory Britain! :
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-public-spending-same-2008-ifs-ten-years-austerity-national-income-labour-tory-government-a8023511.html?amp

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Choice architecture, neoliberalism and the politics of compliance

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
? “The point for neoliberalism is not to make a model that is more adequate to the real world, but to make the real world more adequate to its model” – Simon Clarke (2005). (See…

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