There’s No Magic Wand

Britain’s health minister said that he would like to wave a magic want to get huge quantities of personal protective equipment for health workers fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak but that there was a global deficit. Matt Hancock defended plans for NHS staff to reuse personal protective equipment (PPE) because he doesn’t have a magicContinue reading “There’s No Magic Wand”

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Michael Gove Fudges Reply

Michael Gove fudged his response when he was asked if he could promise people wouldn’t die if the United Kingdom crashed out of the EU, only 10 days before the deadline. But Michael Gove told MPs that he’d been instructed to increase contingency arrangements because a settlement had not been reached and Boris Johnson wasContinue reading “Michael Gove Fudges Reply”

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Extinction Rebellion Protester Climbs Big Ben

  An Extinction Rebellion demonstrator clothed as Boris Johnson soared the scaffolding on the Elizabeth Tower after Westminster Bridge was blocked off following an unconnected suspicious package fear. The man, identified by the movement as Ben Atkinson, wore a wig and green trousers as he escalated up the outside of the iconic tower, usually referredContinue reading “Extinction Rebellion Protester Climbs Big Ben”

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Criminal Cuts To Our Legal System

Your right to justice should not be contingent on the size of your bank account, and for decades our legal system has been founded on the belief that anyone, wealthy or impoverished, is treated the same, and this entire premise is now under threat because of Tory cuts. And fees have sunk so low thatContinue reading “Criminal Cuts To Our Legal System”

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Universal Credit Dad-Of-Three Tried To Kill Himself

  A dad who was driven to desperation by Universal Credit tried to kill himself while on the telephone to the DWP after he was denied payment for 10 weeks. Dean Lovell-Payne, 52, who was disabled by a fall, took a large overdose in September 2018 after having to endure approximately three months without gettingContinue reading “Universal Credit Dad-Of-Three Tried To Kill Himself”

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Becoming Homeless Under Universal Credit

A pensioner who cares for her brain-damaged teenage granddaughter worries they could lose their home because of benefit cuts as she goes over to Universal Credit. Jean Godfrey has brought up Emily Lydon, who has the human kind of mad cow disease since she was a baby. The 19-year-old’s condition started in the womb whenContinue reading “Becoming Homeless Under Universal Credit”

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Austerity Is Being Abused And, Children Refused Fundamental Entitlements

Austerity is being abused to drive through budget cuts and revamping of the old system, which is denying children their fundamental human rights, according to a significant new report, supported by more than 60 organisations and experts. The State of Children’s Rights in England report blames the government of utilising economic weight to give groundsContinue reading “Austerity Is Being Abused And, Children Refused Fundamental Entitlements”

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