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Sturgeon opens welfare debate with referendum warning

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened a debate on welfare by contrasting the options open to voters in next month’s referendum.

Voters on 18 September, she told members of the Scottish Parliament, would choose between increasing austerity and division under the union, and a better, more progressive path under independence. 153 more words

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TUC Side With Bosses To Back Tory Workfare Scheme

In an astonishing and genuinely sad day for the trade uni0n movement, the TUC have teamed up with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to… 411 more words

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RIP David Clapson, Another Man 'Helped' To Death By Iain Duncan Smith

When Funghi, the unemployed alcoholic  featured in the recent Benefits Street television series, disclosed that he had been abused as a child, most of those condemning him on twitter did not even blink.  1,075 more words

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Shameless - Workfare Exploiting Charities Slam The Benefit Sanctions They Are Responsible For

In an act of breath-taking hypocrisy, the Salvation Army, along with the YMCA, have both signed a letter to The Times calling the current benefit sanctioning regime unfair and counter-productive. 319 more words

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Snouts In The Trough, Let's Make Sure Everyone Knows What Welfare-to-work Industry Parasites Are Up To #intowork2014

Child poverty, eviction, special dietary needs going unmet, ill health, street homelessness, depression, suicide attempts, self-harming, relationships fracturing, utilities being disconnected, people with mental health conditions being sectioned, claimants forced to beg, go through bins or steal to survive Рall of these things have been well documented as the consequences of benefit sanctions.  426 more words

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