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The rise in poisonous political rhetoric is threatening to roll back human rights and creating a more dangerous world, Amnesty International has warned.

Source: Poisonous political rhetoric is a danger to the world warns Amnesty International | Euronews


Edward Price worked loyally for Bush and Obama, but Trump has been too troubling

Source: National Security Council spokesman quits CIA, writes scathing editorial in Washington Post – Salon.com


What kind of a place has the UK become, where people think it is acceptable to beat a disabled man to death? And how much of the blame should be attached to our Conservative Government and its cons…

Source: Is the Tory media campaign against the disabled the root cause of Brendan Mason’s murder? | Vox Political


Social care allows me to overcome barriers to assist me to achieve independence without parents having to look after me as they did when I was a child.

The emergency care provided by the local council has been cut due to funding cuts. I can’t access care when I need it the most.

Once, I was left for two weeks without sufficient care, and my health suffered as a result.

Until these cuts occurred, I was happy with the care I was getting, which was helping me to remain independent.

With good quality emergency care, I could live the life I’d like, without having to worry about being stuck without help.

Source: Julie’s story — the state of social care in Great Britain in 2016 | Leonard Cheshire Disability


Age UK report calls for urgent action, including cash injection in spring budget and development of long-term plan Social care in England is at risk of imminent collapse in the worst affected areas unless urgent steps are taken to address the crisis engulfing the sector, Age UK has warned. The charity’s latest report on the healthcare of older people calls for a cash injection into the adult social care system in the spring budget and the development of a long-term solution to a problem that will otherwise become more acute. Analysis previously published by Age UK suggests almost 1.2 million people aged 65 and over do not receive the care and support they need with essential daily activities such as eating, dressing and bathing. That figure has shot up by 17.9% in just a year and almost by 50% since 2010, with nearly one in eight now living with some level of unmet need, it says. Age UK’s charity director, Caroline Abrahams, said the report makes for “frightening reading”, adding:

Source: English social care system for elderly facing ‘complete collapse’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


The government has finally announced the date when it will bring into force regulations that will ban taxi drivers from discriminating against wheelchair-users, more than 20 years after they were first included in legislation. From 6 April, taxi and private hire vehicle drivers will face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to accept wheelchair-users, try to charge them extra, or fail to provide them with appropriate assistance. The announcement has been seen as a success for a committee of peers that called for the move last year. Successive Labour, coalition and Conservative governments have refused to bring the measures into force, since they were included in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and then incorporated into the Equality Act 2010. But the Equality Act 2010 and disability committee, which included several disabled peers among its members, and reported last March on the impact of equality laws on disabled people, called in its report for the measures to be implemented.

Source: Peer pressure sees minister finally announce date for taxi access laws | DisabledGo News and Blog


Stop MP lies & corruption

Episode 1:
Ken Loach explains in order to gather facts for his film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ they went across the country and it was always the same story.

Episode 2:
A Maximus Nurse talks about how DWP wants to trip claimants up

Episode 3:
Disturbing findings about the dodgy work capability assessments

Episode 4
Coronation Street Actress Cherylee Houston talks about the dodgy work capability assessments

 

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Herefordshire Labour Party condemn closure of facilities that provide ALL of the county’s day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.

Source: Labour condemns Tory Council over service cuts for adults with learning difficulties


Trump’s unbridled bellicosity is testimony to his psychological frailty and an enervating personal insecurity. The bigger the bully, the weaker his own sense of self and that internal, pathol…

Source: Roaming Charges: Big Boss Man  – Counter Punch


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By Shaun Bradley

In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.

The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State.

The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism…

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