Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins Morning Joe to discuss Monday’s joint news conference in Finland with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and why she says Trump’s behavior there was un-American.
Source: Madeleine Albright: Trump behavior in Helsinki ‘un-American’ : MSNBC
On Sunday, President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani resurfaced with new talking points on the Mueller investigation, calling it the most corrupt investigation he’s ever seen. The Morning Joe panel discusses.
Source: Joe: Rudy Giuliani made the president look foolish
The House of Commons unites in condemnation of Israel.
“We are dealing with the reality that this forceful eviction & demolition, this breach of international law, this hammerblow to the two state solution is taking place as we sit here today.
We are all frankly tired of wasting our breath asking what can be done to cajole or compel the Netenyahu government to start listening – because it is all just a waste of breath.
THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO RECOGNISE THE STATE OF PALESTINE IMMEDIATELY, WHILST THERE IS STILL A STATE LEFT TO RECOGNISE.”
Source: “The government needs to recognise the state of Palestine immediately, whilst there is still a state left to recognise.” | Nye Bevan News
Draconian eligibility rules for disability benefits are preventing people suffering with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from accessing the support they desperately need, a leading charity has warned.
People with MS have been losing support since Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was replaced by the Tory-led coalition Government in 2013 with Personal Independence Payments (PIP), the MS Society claims.
The charity argues one of the main reason for this is the introduction of the 20 metre rule, which is used to assess disabled people’s mobility.
Under DLA the measure was 50 metres, but was reduced by more than half in spite of concerns raised by charities and disability rights campaigners that the move would impact upon large numbers of severely sick and disabled people and limit their independence.
According to a report from the MS Society, the change is causing preventable harm to MS patients who have transferred from DLA to PIP.
The charity has also calculated that the NHS is spending more than an additional £1.8 million a year on GP services and £5.9 million a year on A&E services for people with MS who’ve lost support when moved to PIP.
Source: ‘Senseless’ disability benefit rule costs the NHS at least £7.7 million a year
Nearly 2,000 children still in limbo as separated parents wait to be reunited
The government says about 500 migrant children have been reunited with their parents. For the parents separated from their children, they wait in agony to see their sons and daughters again.
Source: Nearly 2,000 children still in limbo as separated parents wait to be reunited – NBC News
A new campaign by the charity MS Society is calling on the DWP to scrap a “senseless and unfounded” policy that’s harming claimants and costing the NHS millions.
The 20 metre rule
MS Society represents people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a “condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord”. It causes a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, trouble walking, numbness, muscle stiffness / spasms, and problems with balance.
The charity’s campaign is focused on scrapping the ’20 metre rule’ which governs access to the mobility component of the PIP disability benefit. A press release for the campaign seen by The Canary states:
People with MS have been increasingly losing vital support since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) began in 2013. The biggest change has been the introduction of the 20 metre rule, used in PIP assessments to determine eligibility for the higher rate of mobility support. Under the previous benefit – Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – the measure was 50 metres. Now, if you can walk just one step over 20 metres, roughly the length of two double-decker buses, you won’t qualify for higher level of mobility support. Under DLA 94% of people with MS were receiving this higher rate but this has fallen to just 66% under PIP.
The charity has also released a campaign video highlighting the callousness of the 20 metre policy:
Source: A ‘senseless and unfounded’ DWP policy is causing harm to claimants and costing the NHS millions, says a charity | The Canary
This is what happens when you deny epileptic children their medication – all so that you can adhere to the politics of Richard Nixon & Margaret Thatcher’s ‘War on Drugs’…
Anyone who thinks CBD medication, harnessed from the Cannabis plant, is morally wrong should watch this and sort their moral compass out.
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE PEOPLE
WHO TOOK THE TIME TO HELP WITH THIS,
YOU MADE THE DIFFERENCE.
Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister, has condemned Israel for brutally killing a Palestinian paramedic near Gaza fence.
Razan Al-Najjar was shot dead by Israeli forces during the tenth week of March demonstrations returning to the Gaza border. She was one of the first female medical volunteers to treat protesters at weekly events.
“In a week when Israeli regime airs an absurd message to Iranians while its US patrons veto a resolution condemning its use of deadly force against unarmed protestors, its snipers murder a Palestinian medic tending to the wounded. Shame upon shame”, Zarif tweeted on his official account.
Source: Iranian FM slams Israel over killing of Palestinian nurse : AMN
The Israeli military said it was investigating a video that surfaced on Monday that appears to show IDF sharpshooters cheering as one of them shoots and fells a Palestinian who approached the Gaza security fence.
The video, which was widely shared on the WhatsApp messaging application, was apparently filmed through a scope or binoculars.
The soldiers can be heard discussing the shot head of time, as the sniper trains his rifle on the suspect, who is seen standing next to another Palestinian crouching in front of a roll of barbed wire several meters away from the security fence.
Source: IDF probes video of troops cheering as sniper shoots Palestinian near Gaza fence : The Times of Israel
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