Harry and Meghan’s US election intervention ‘violated’ terms of deal with Queen, say senior aides | Daily Mail Online


Harry and Meghan’s comments, in which they called on American voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’, have been widely interpreted to be a swipe at president Trump.

Source: Harry and Meghan’s US election intervention ‘violated’ terms of deal with Queen, say senior aides | Daily Mail Online

Is DWP Failing To Send Out PIP Review Forms?


This is unbelievable, well it should be, but this is the DWP, a Government department dealing with welfare benefits and therefore it is believable.

For the system to not have the ability to record not only when benefits need to be reviewed, but also the need to have a system of issuing review forms, for this can not be expected to be the responsibility of benefit claimants.

Many of these claimants will have many disabilities and may not have the capacity to remember, for this should be the responsibility of the DWP.

Again, it is a major problem with the benefits system, which needs to be righted without delay.

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With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

Fears of another DWP mess are growing as Benefits and Work members tell us that they have not received a PIP review form or a further extension of their PIP award.

The claimants are all within six months of the end of their PIP award and would normally expect to have received an AR1 review form.

One member, posting on the forum, told us that their PIP was due to end in January but they had not received a review form.

On the moderator’s advice they contacted the DWP and were told that if they had not done so their PIP would have stopped in January, as there was nothing on the system to say a review form should be sent out.

Another member in the same position also rang the DWP. Within a week they had received a review form which needed…

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PIP Claimants Wrongly Accused Of Failing To Return PIP Forms


Again and again the DWP say one thing and then do another, but take the attitude that they are never wrong.

The DWP and that means the Government need to realise that they are dealing with people and not inanimate objects.

They should be transparent and honest, but this is a Government department and unfortunately it is a miracle if they are.

It is not as though not owning up about being wrong will cause no lasting damage and harm, for it will.

The DWP are ruthless in instigating sanctions and once a persons loses a benefit, it can not be reinstated when the wrong has been admitted.

Yes, the claimant can make another claim, but the loss of benefit income will not be regained and even worse, if a Motability vehicle is involved. For once the vehicle has been returned it can take months to obtain another, thus causing much distress to the claimants.

The DWP and the Government need to come into the real world and not play with the feelings of claimants.

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With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

The DWP has mistakenly been sending out letters to PIP claimants telling them their PIP has been stopped because they failed to return a review form, the Disability News Service (DNS) is reporting.

Back in March, when the pandemic first began, many PIP claimants were told that they did not need to return their PIP review form and that their claims would be automatically extended.

However, it appears that last month an official at the DWP did a check for late return of forms and sent out letters to an unknown number of claimants telling them that their PIP had been stopped and, in some cases, that they had to return their Motability vehicles and might have to repay some of the money they had received.

One claimant who received a letter told DNS that she had originally been told by the DWP…

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Parents Want Full Time Return To School For SEN Children


These schools are continuing to feel they are the experts, but experts at what.

Maybe on schools procedure, maybe on educational subject matter, but certainly not on children with disabilities, for that will be the parents and possibly the respective children, but still these schools are showing herd processing.

When will they realise that children are individuals and especially children with disabilities, for what maybe right and good for one, maybe wrong and maybe bad for another.

The schools are also ignoring Department of Education (DoE) guidance, which recommends all children come back fulltime.

But as the Government,early on in the coronavirus pandemic, introduced the Coronavirus Act 2020, which suspended numerous Local Authorities responsibilities, these actions are now coming home to roost.

To enable equality persons with disabilities require more not less, but this Government is unable to understand this. What I am not sure about is, could this be accidental or even more worrying, they already knew the consequences of these actions.

With this Government people with disabilities will never achieve equality, in fact equality will be even more distant.

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Parents of children with special educational needs have told the BBC that their children are not being offered the same access to education as their peers because of the restrictions around coronavirus.

The BBC’s Nikki Fox spoke to Dawn Ashton who said she wanted a full-time education for her son Lewis who has been offered two days at Astley Park School.

Headteacher Kieran Welsh said a phased return would allow children to adapt to the new school routine.

“The positive impact of the phased return on children’s learning and well-being has been incredible and a joy to witness.”

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Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump’s Hatred For Barack Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’ | HuffPost UK


“I believe it’s solely predicated on the fact that Barack Obama is Black,” the president’s former fixer said in a TV interview

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Source: Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump’s Hatred For Barack Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’ | HuffPost UK

Motorway speed limit to be cut on M1 Sheffield and Rotherham with new fines for speeders | The Star


The speed limit on the M1 between Sheffield and Rotherham will be cut to 60mph to help reduce carbon emissions.

Source: Motorway speed limit to be cut on M1 Sheffield and Rotherham with new fines for speeders | The Star

Trump tries to clarify suggestion that voters cast ballots twice, which if done intentionally is illegal – The Washington Post


The president says his intention is to urge those who vote by mail to follow up at polling sites to ensure that their votes are counted.

Source: Trump tries to clarify suggestion that voters cast ballots twice, which if done intentionally is illegal – The Washington Post

The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth : The Conversation


Descendants from the Pilgrims were keen to highlight their ancestors’ role in the country’s founding. But their sanitized version of events is only now starting to be told in full.

Source: The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth : The Conversation