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The cost of PIP? £35 less per week, Thanks #DWP! – This is A CALL OUT for Info | jaynelinney

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Labour would end this Government’s demonisation of benefits claimants – Chi Onwurah MP | Politics and Insights – kittysjones

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Political parties – there are very BIG differences in their policies.

This is crucial knowledge.

This is the knowledge that the mainstream media have meticulously hidden, distorted, ridiculed, misrepresented or silenced over the last 4 years.

It is our responsibility to share this over and over until May 7th.

Let’s get to it.

Political parties – there are very BIG differences in their policies..

The low levels that Ashton Jobcentre will go to to sanction people.

The law is supposed to protect all people from this sort of abuse, why does human rights law and employment law not protect people in the abuse cycle of JSA workfare and sanctions?
Beyond words.

The poor side of life

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23 week pregnant woman sanctioned.

The above woman (wearing costume so the Jobcentre staff don’t recognise her) was sanctioned when 23 weeks pregnant. The reason you may ask…. for attending a work fare interview (work for nothing) at B&Q.

Whilst at the interview they noticed that she was pregnant and they said yep we will put you on light duties…. The jobcentre decided otherwise… in their words “we are sanctioning you because you told them that you were pregnant”.

So in other words she was meant to break all health and safety laws in the uk and not declare that she was pregnant. How on earth can this be right? It isn’t. She was heartbroken. She had walked a few miles to this workfare interview and she saw it as her last hope of not being sanctioned.

Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre knowingly target pregnant women. On one of our demonstrations…

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Labour landslide in Camborne

This what happens when we work from the ground, house by house, street by street, town by town.
Labour makes a difference.
Congratulations to everyone who fought so hard and to Camborne’s new Councillor, Tevor Dalley.

The establishment are ‘frit’ because Ed Miliband is the biggest threat to the status quo we’ve seen for decades

The most succinct description of why Conservatism creates inequality and fear & why Labour and Ed will reverse their damage.

Politics and Insights

10424302_677497562319775_766713150422913861_n“We’re in a fight not because our opponents think we’re destined to lose the election. But because they fear we can win. And between now and the election they are going to use every tactic to try to destabilise, distract us and throw us off course. Our task, the task for every person in this party, is simple: To focus our eyes on the prize of changing this country.” Ed Miliband.

Ed Miliband has pledged to take on “vested interests” and “powerful forces” in his bid to win the next general election. Not even the Crosby  and Murdoch orchestrated  media campaign, which was aimed at demoralising, undermining and monstering Ed Miliband can disguise the fact that the Tories are in a state of panic.

In fact the media campaign, aimed at attempting to undermine Miliband’s credibility as a leader, arose precisely because Miliband is the biggest threat to the UK power…

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Miliband is an excellent leader, and here’s why.

Ed Miliband is on course to become a radical, reforming, innovative PM.

Ask yourselves why the Tory party, UKIP anf the corporate backed media are so frightened of him that they create hysterical fiction in order to oust him.
Keep Calm and Back Ed.
We will win this and return this country to its soul, humanity, decency and community.

Politics and Insights

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Breaking news: Thirty MPs. and almost the entire nation demand that Cameron stands down. UKIP defectors say he’s not leadership quality, and can’t eat a chip butty without looking stupid, and Lynton Crosby blames Labour…

Odd, isn’t it, that the media didn’t declare that Cameron’s leadership is in crisis, recently, with the two high profile UKIP defections. .

Rumour-mongering in the media, paraded as newsworthy headlines about “discontent” over Miliband’s leadership is based almost entirely on two cowardly backbenchers – who have curiously chosen to remain anonymous and thus remain conveniently unquotable – grumbling about Miliband.

Welcome to the new era of media amplified political campaigning Crosby-style: the politics of spite.

Not only is this malicious approach meant to be potentially profoundly damaging to Miliband, but to candidates and of course, to the millions of people  suffering enormously under the current regime, who desperately need a Labour government. It’s an attempt to…

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When a man tells me how to do feminism

THIS – a thousand times, THIS.

What Labour achieved, lest we forget

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1. Longest period of sustained low inflation since the 60s.
2. Low mortgage rates.
3. Introduced the National Minimum Wage and raised it to £5.52 per hour.
4. Over 14,000 more police in England and Wales.
5. Cut overall crime by 32 per cent.
6. Record levels of literacy and numeracy in schools.
7. Young people achieving some of the best ever results at 14, 16, and 18.
8. Funding for every pupil in England has doubled.
9. Employment is at its highest level ever.
10. 3,700 rebuilt and significantly refurbished schools; including new and improved classrooms, laboratories and kitchens. 
11. 85,000 more nurses.
12. 32,000 more doctors.
13. Brought back matrons to hospital wards.
14. Devolved power to the Scottish Parliament.
15. Devolved power to the Welsh Assembly.
16. Dads now get paternity leave of 2 weeks for the first time.
17. NHS Direct offering free convenient patient advice.
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Turning the world upside-down

Why inclusion and transparency and humanity will bring about the change we need. Not buying into the received wisdom of the privileged.

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one of those days

Earlier this week, I had a twitter conversation with an active member of the Labour Party. I like the woman, even though my cynicism around Labour is running at an all-time high. When she invited feedback, I gave her my honest opinion which, as regular readers of this blog will know, tends to be extremely upfront with both barrels. Bev is the kind of person who values this and I was invited to contribute further. It was at this point I did something that interests me, although I’m sure all traditional advice would have counseled against it. At the time of writing, she has yet to respond, so I thought I’d share my action to see what others might make of it.

In my current society, the ‘norm’ for introducing oneself to others favours the good: a CV will, for example, promote our successes whilst seeking to minimise our failures…

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Exposing the unfair treatment of jobseekers, the horrors of Universal Credit, unfair sanctions and heinous treatment of claimants at Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre.

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