Select Committee launch inquiry into ‘effectiveness of welfare system’ as UN rapporteur condemns Conservative policies

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
The Work and Pensions Select Committee have launched an inquiry into ‘effectiveness of welfare system.’ The Committee say the inquiry was launched as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty makes an investigative visit to the UK, and it will consider how effectively our welfare system works to protect citizens…

They don’t teach life in school

Seismic shifts in personal consciousness happen. For me this has been going on for months now and I can see the tantalising bits of cloth floating around me, but I can’t get my fingers on them to read what’s in the weave and weft to gather a fuller picture. Part of me doesn’t want to […]

Establishment won’t destabilise a Corbyn government says author of “A Very British Coup”

Originally posted on Westminster Confidential:
Chris Mullin, author Pic credit: Twitter CROSS POSTED ON BYLINE.COM Chris Mullin, the former Labour minister and MP, last night told an audience of MPs and peers that he did not believe that the Establishment would seek to undermine a future Labour government  led by ” saintly” Jeremy Corbyn .…

The criminally corrupt DWP Sanctions Regime

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Sanctions Regime is the presumption of authority to negatively and punitively impact the lives of others without their permission and against their will. Sanctions are the denial of the sovereign being of others, imposing life affecting (and ending) punishments without trial and taking no responsibility for the consequences […]

Tories propose nudge, big business AI initiative and ‘personal responsibility’ in place of adequate health care funding

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
A breakdown of spending on health care under each government up to 2016. Under the Major government, we saw a post code lottery of health care provision and patients were left for hours on end in hospital corridors. It’s a grim consideration that the Major government spent rather more…