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Deluded Duncan-Smith says zero-hour contacts need ‘rebranding’ (#UK #Politics #ids #welfare #bedroomtax)

It has been a while since Duncan Smith has put his head above the parapet in the run-up to the general election – no doubt to avoid awkward questions about his conduct and the policies he has implemented while being in charge of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). 852 more words

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Infographic: Bill C-51 by the numbers

Still trying to wrap your mind around Bill C-51? Check out this amazing infographic from our friends at Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). See the full version at:  8 more words

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The Truth About Edward Snowden

Here’s an excellent summary of how governments have been spying on people for many decades. Edward Snowden’s “secrets” are anything but. (He’s a grandson of David Rockefeller and cousin of Mark Zuckerberg… 39 more words

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Mental health experts criticise government austerity agenda (#UK #Politics #mentalhealth #bedroomtax)

Over 400 psychotherapists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals have described government proposals contained in the budget as “profoundly disturbing” and creating an “intimidatory disciplinary regime”. 874 more words

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CPS DISGRACE! Lord Jenner will not face prosecution for child abuse (#UK #politics #childabuse)

In what is a most disgraceful decision, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has stated that the Labour peer Lord Janner of Braunstone will not be charged with historical sexual abuse offences against children which occurred between 1969 and 1988. 1,477 more words

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Wristbands for the mentally ill – only in the most severe cases. (#UK #Politics #mentalhealth #welfare)

So the Conservative candidate for Cambridge, Chamali Fernando, get herself in hot water over suggesting that mentally ill people should wear wristbands.

To be fair, a lot of the ensuing criticism was over-hyped in the media and taken out of context of her… 1,152 more words

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MN Justice Wilhelmina Wright nominated to the federal bench

President Barack Obama has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright to sit on the U.S. District Court in Minnesota.

She would replace Chief Judge Michael Davis, who… 363 more words