Monthly Archives: April 2021

Gove kicks reform of the Parliamentary Ombudsman service into the long grass

Official portrait of Chloe Smith MP and Cabinet Office minister for the constitution and devolution Government dumps on Parliamentary Ombudsman as waiting list of cases forecast to rise to 4000 The government has thrown out any proposals to reform the … Continue reading

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Satellites show world’s glaciers melting faster than ever

https://www.yahoo.com/news/satellites-show-worlds-glaciers-melting-150116879.html 1 / 3 Melting Glaciers This September 2017 photo provided by researcher Brian Menounos shows the Klinaklini glacier in British Columbia, Canada. The glacier and the adjacent icefield lost about 15 gigatons of water from 2000-2019, Menounos says. And the … Continue reading

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Over 42,000 Carers Hit With Overpayment Bills

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.   42,400 carers are being forced to repay benefits overpayments, even though very often these were due to failings by the DWP. Justin Tomlinson, minister for disabled people, told MPs in a written … Continue reading

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DWP Admits LEAP Letter Was Untrue

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.   Benefits and Work has been provided with a copy of a letter from the DWP in which a decision maker admits that a review of the claimants PIP award had not been … Continue reading

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Government has ‘no capacity’ now for inquiry, bereaved families told | The Canary

Government has ‘no capacity’ now for inquiry, bereaved families told Government has ‘no capacity’ now for inquiry, bereaved families told | The Canary

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Claimants Left With Nothing When PIP Claims End Before Review

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.   Some PIP claimants are being left with no payments because their fixed-term award has come to an end before the DWP has made a decision about a new award, a government minister … Continue reading

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Tory donor who paid for PM’s Downing Street refurb won lucrative public contracts worth up to £120m

https://bywire.news/articles/tory-donor-who-paid-for-pms-downing-street-refurb-won-lucrative-public-contracts-worth-up-to-pound120m Tory donor who paid for PM’s Downing Street refurb won lucrative public contracts worth up to £120m

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Twitter Is Blocking Tweets That Criticize How The Indian Government Has Handled The Pandemic

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/twitter-blocking-tweets-india More than 50 tweets are now blocked in India.Pranav DixitBuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on April 24, 2021, at 2:42 p.m. ET Tweet Share Copy As India’s coronavirus pandemic burns out of control, the country’s government is cracking down — on … Continue reading

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Unforgivable: anti-lockdown protesters compare masks and vaccines with the Holocaust

I was going to avoid reporting on anti-lockdown protests, because in a time when wearing a mask and having a vaccination injection could save many thousands of lives, I would have hoped anyone with sense could see that these people … Continue reading

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Israeli Jewish racists condemned over ‘Death to Arabs’ street demonstration

This is what happens when a country’s government demands that anybody not belonging to a particular ethnic/religious group must be second-class citizens. The right-wing government of Israel has enacted laws to put Jewish citizens above anybody else who lives there … Continue reading

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