The Tories, as usual, punishing the poor simply because they are poor!

1 October 2014 — 38 Degrees

A new campaign has just been launched to stop the Conservatives from changing the way benefits are paid if they win the next election. 38 Degrees member Llewelyn is demanding they scrap plans for benefits to be put onto prepaid cards, which could only be used to buy certain products in certain shops.

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Britain: Disabled widow commits suicide after benefits withdrawn By Mark Blackwood and Paul Mitchell

11 December 2013 — WSWS

Despite being partially sighted, only able to walk with the aid of a cane and in constant pain due to slipped discs, Jacqueline Harris, a 53-year-old former nurse from Bristol, England, was pronounced fit for work in November 2012, following a government Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

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Video: Who Is Really Behind the Syrian War? y grtv

2 September 2013 — grtv

Given that the pretext for attacking Syria is falling apart before the public’s eyes, why is the US preparing to wage war on that country? Who benefits from the ongoing destabilization of Assad’s government? What will the Middle East look like if the Sunnis take over Syria? What is Israel’s role in this? What do Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have to gain from a war in Syria? And what does Bandar Bush have to do with all of this? Join us today on The Corbett Report as we discuss these and other pressing issues as the world stands on the brink of yet another US-led Middle Eastern military adventure. 

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English charity sector lobbied Hunt to keep controversial NHS privatisation rules By Andrew Robertson

14 August 2013 — OurNHS

Who benefits if charity leaders lobby for more competition in the NHS?

Charity boss Sir Stephen Bubb lobbied alongside the head of a private healthcare trade group to persuade Jeremy Hunt to not water down highly controversial “Section 75” privatisation regulations, according to new documents revealed today.

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BBC welfare reform show breached impartiality guidelines

30 July 2013 — BBC

The Trust’s editorial standards committee said that while there was no evidence that Humphrys advocated the coalition government’s reforms, viewers were likely to have formed the impression that there was a “healthy supply of jobs overall” in the UK economy because no information was given on the ratio of jobs to applicants.

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UK government set on deeper cuts to welfare By Julie Hyland

20 July 2013 — WSWS

Britain’s Conservative Party has set out plans to escalate the government’s assault on welfare.

Earlier this week, Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps said unemployed parents should only receive benefit for their first two children, meaning entitlement to child benefit and/or income support and other financial aid could potentially be removed for any children above that number.

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