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WATCH Kent Tory Joke About Bet on Universal Credit Cut Mention

A Conservative Councillor from Kent County Council (KCC) is under pressure to resign after claimed his colleagues had been running a sweepstake on when the withdrawal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift would be mentioned at a Council meeting. In a shocking show of disrespect, the Tory Councillor cuts in to make a now alleged “joke” about the bet they

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UN Withdraw Job Offer to Matt Hancock

Just 4 days ago, former Health Health Secretary Matt Hancock was proudly tweeting he’d been offered a role on The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In a dramatic turnaround it appears that following a public backlash at the appointment, the United Nations has withdrawn that offer. Non profit news organisation PassBlue, who are based in the UN Press

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New VR Tool by Northern Rail Hopes to Improve Railway Accessibility

A new “Serious Game” Virtual Reality Simulation is being developed to support disabled people to better access travel on Northern’s services. The first of its kind, the technology will allow passengers to explore their journey and the support they require in advance, from the comfort of their own home.  Users will be able to experience trains, stations and interact with station and

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Evacuation OF Kabul – Twitter Thread

When Kabul first fell to the Taliban, I started at thread detailing what is happening. I have continued posting to it Ocer several days now. There are currently 196 tweets containing images and video from Kabul Afghanistan. I am posting them here to act as an archive. @Channel4News have reported that the UK ambassador to Afghanistan, Laurie Bristow, has remained

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Sunak Britcoin Plan Signals Push to Cashless Society

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is reported to be keen on introducing a National Digital Currency called “Britcoin” which would be a direct equivalent to physical money. In reported plans it would be overseen by the Bank of England giving the Treasury the same control it does with Sterling. While some people may see this as a welcome

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DWP To Stop Reassessing Severely Disabled Claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its long awaited Green Paper on Disability. The paper reveals several things the DWP plan on implementing. One such changes is the introduction of a Severe Disability Group (SDG) for people will lifelong health conditions that are unlikely to improve. The DWP consultation titled: Shaping Future Support, The Health and Disability

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It WASN’T Contact Tracers WHO Found The Missing Brazil Variant Patient

Yesterday, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that the unidentified person who tested positive for COVID-19 with the Brazil variant, had been traced. He was quick to heap praise on Contact Tracers for helping find the person. However, deep in most mainstream reports on the matter lies a fact nobody has noticed; The person was only identified when they called

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My Cancer Diagnosis and The Plan – BLOG

In January I attended a medical to see of I was fit enough to donate stem cells. Just before Christmas I had come up as a match for someone the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Register run by The Anthony Nolan Trust. After some basic blood samples by my GP, I embarked on a journey to Sheffield. This just happened

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Buy Now Pay Later Firms To Face Tighter Regulation

Klarna Buy Now Pay Later

Buy now, pay later firms which offer short repayment periods are to face more scrutiny by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following a review by the government. These services allow customers to split payments and are initially interest free. This enables the customer to pay for items in instalments, with some allowing up to 30 days deferment to pay for

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Matt Hancock Claims £942 Newspaper Subscription on Expenses

Members of Parliament in Westminster are afforded a generous expenses package on top of their £81,932 yearly salary. These are meant to cover costs involved with representing their constituents. Travel, rent and staffing claims are the most common, but it appears some less essential items are also being claimed In the current tax year to date, Health Secretary Matt Hancock,

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Kashmir – A History of Oppression & Abandonment

The final status of Kashmir is a shadow that has hung over India and Pakistan since the partition of British India in 1947. Indeed, it has been the main reason for hostilities between the two nuclear armed states over the years. While both countries initially agreed that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide their own future status,

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Homeless People “In Lockdown” Before Pandemic Says Report

A new report released by Justlife Foundation has shown that for many living in temporary homeless accommodation during the pandemic, life remains unchanged because they were “already self-isolating” before the COVID-19 crisis hit. This comes as the Westminster Government has given Local Authorities in England more money to help with homeless people. However, many council’s have said it’s simply not

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Ban On Evictions Reintroduced In England

Extra support to help protect rough sleepers and renters from the effects of COVID-19 has been announced by the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick today, 8th January. Just yesterday we wrote of the lack of support being offered to renters and homeless people during the latest lockdown. Backed by an additional £10 million in funding, all councils in England are being asked to redouble their efforts

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Tenants and Homeless Abandoned for Lockdown

Homeless person affected by Austerity sitting in front of At Paul's Cathedral

As we enter the third lockdown, over 76,000 deaths have been recorded as being COVID-19 related in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Since the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there has been no mention of re-introducing the ban on tenants being evicted that was put in place last March. Nor have provisions for rough sleepers been

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