SKWAWKBOX Coverage of the ‘Birmingham bin strike’ – the strike by Unite members of the city’s refuse collection workforce – in television news has been largely limited to footage of bin bags and soundbites from Tory MPs condemning the industrial action and trying to exploit the situation to attack Labour leader jeremy Corbyn. Online coverageContinue reading “Excl: proof faithless council, not union, to blame for Birmingham bin strike”
I’m reading Vulnerable silenced by ‘draconian’ campaign law, major UK charities warn via The Independent Daily Edition https://edition.independent.co.uk/editions/uk.co.independent.issue.300817/data/7919256/index.html Why doesn’t this type of behaviour from the Torries not surprise me. ” “We are concerned that it caused many organisations, often representing our society’s most marginalised and vulnerable people, not to engage in the run-up toContinue reading “Independent – Shared Article ‘Vulnerable silenced by ‘draconian’ campaign law, major UK charities warn’”
Liz Sayce: ‘The UK thinks it is a leader in disability rights. But it has a long way to go’ https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/15/disability-rights-uk-not-doing-enough?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress “Government has continued to focus on influencing individuals to change their behaviour, rather than influencing the behaviour of employers to open up employment opportunities [to disabled people]. You can’t just keep putting pressure onContinue reading “Liz Sayce: ‘The UK thinks it is a leader in disability rights. But it has a long way to go’”
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/11/jeremy-corbyn-labour-campaign-trail-ready-for-another-election#comments This comment states it all: “My generation grew up under governments that believed in full employment and a welfare state. We benefited from decades of struggle, hard won rights that enabled us to have decent wages, decent pensions, own our homes and be cared for when we got old or sick. But then somethingContinue reading “Corbyn continues on campaign trail towards another chance | Politics | The Guardian”
UK judges rule DWP wrong to deny appeals over refused benefits https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/04/uk-judges-rule-dwp-wrong-to-deny-appeals-over-refused-benefits?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress
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