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MPs call for redesign of ESA

Today, the Work and Pension’s Committee called for a fundamental redesign of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) in its ‘First Report Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Work Capability Assessments… 315 more words

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Indian govt awaits Supreme Court decision, has no plans to amend anti-gay law

India: An Indian minister has told parliament that his government says it has no plans to amend Section 377 law criminalizing same-sex relations till the issue is settled by the Supreme Court. 296 more words

India

The parliamentary prayer

Andrea Vance writes that New Zealand’s parliamentary prayer is up for review again:

Parliament could get a new prayer after the election in September.

A review of standing orders, the rules that MPs must adhere to, was published this week, putting the prayer back on the agenda.

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Society

Victoria shines as Canada's western showcase

The garden city of Victoria, British Columbia, is 152 years old and remains a lively oceanfront provincial capital. It was named after the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch. 67 more words

Travel

British MP: 'If I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? Probably yes'

Western politicians are usually measured in their words when it comes to the Israel-Hamas conflict, but British Liberal Democrat David Ward tweeted today that if he lived in Gaza, he’d probably fire a rocket into Israel. 464 more words

International Events

Prisoner entitled to 4 times the bedroom space than a social tenant!

A prisoner is entitled to a room four times the size that the DWP maintains is a bedroom for a social tenant.

I was alerted to a Ministry of Justice document called Certified Prisoner Accommodation which sets out the minimum sizes for prisoners and the relevant size issue is detailed below and is from ppage 45 of the MoJ document… 239 more words

Mutuality of obligation... the irreducible minimum.

For some time now, I have been concerned that the workfare programme is illegal, particularly around the contract issue.

So with a bit of time on my hands today, I decided to look at this in some more detail. 689 more words