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  • Tories move quickly to sneak in work funds cap


    JUST hours after the ballot counting finished yesterday, the Tories were already proposing a cap on access to work funds for people with disabilities.

    The Department for Work and Pensions quietly issued a report on its website outlining plans.

    Access to work money is offered to...

    Saturday 9th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Victim of baseless DWP forfeit seeks apology from McVey


    A MAN who suffered a heart attack after being stripped of benefits demanded an apology yesterday from Tory minister Esther McVey.

    Kevin Griffin, 59, of Salford in Greater Manchester had his jobseeker’s allowance stopped by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) because he...

    Friday 1st May 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tories at war with safety


    ON THE last Workers' Memorial Day of the current Parliament, it's worth taking a look at the Con-Dem coalition's record on safety in the workplace.

    In any civilised society, everyone who goes to work should expect to come back safe and sound at the end of the working day.

    There...

    Tuesday 28th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Promoting the Gestapo Tory brand, down Cambridge way


    Well, I suppose it had to happen… It was only a matter of time before one of the major parties attempted to out-Ukip Ukip by referencing the final solution.

    Miliband has been doing it from the opposite angle, going all Disraeli and attempting to play up his Jewish credentials...

    Saturday 18th Apr 2015

    posted by Paddy McGuffin in Features

  • A con by any other name still stinks


    WHEN it comes to prizes for innovative political thinking, let no-one stand in the way of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

    The injustice and unpopularity of zero-hours contracts has finally penetrated his skull, but he has the perfect answer - rename them flexible hours...

    Saturday 18th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Evicted mum: I’m staying put


    Focus E15 Mums occupy flat after Newham Council kicks woman out of her home of 21 years

    Monday 13th Apr 2015

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Duncan Smith cagey on next victims of Tory cuts


    THE Tories won’t tell voters who will be the latest to fall victim to their next assault on welfare spending, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith admitted yesterday.

    Documents leaked from his department show cuts to disability benefit and compensation for injured...

    Monday 30th Mar 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • SINGLE PARENTS SINGLED OUT


    A new trial at Ashton jobcentre is seeing lone parents being branded ‘troubled families’ and referred to social services, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES

    Friday 27th Mar 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • KILLERS OF THE POOR


    MP report finds benefit sanctions are starving and killing the jobless, even as a Cabinet man laughs at them over drinks at black tie do by Peter Lazenby & Luke James

    Tuesday 24th Mar 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Community activists target jobcentres across Britain to stop deadly benefits cull


    TRADE unionists and activists targeted dozens of jobcentres yesterday in a national day of action to protest against appalling coalition benefits sanctions which have thrown 1.2 million people into destitution.

    Demonstrators took to the streets across Britain to protest against a...

    Friday 20th Mar 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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