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Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights

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Video catches McVey’s misleading claims about disability job stats

Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has been caught making misleading claims on social media about the number of disabled people in work.




"Less is more"

It's a necessary attribute at the DWP to compulsively lie.


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Nature or Nurture, explanations for TMay's impossibilistic antilogic , Polly examples below --

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... rant-visas

Son coming soon to fetch loads of firewood, but will later find a link on exactly that from a French scientist , physical differences in the brain.

Will read this later, Gina Miller on same theme --

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ina-miller


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Will read this later, Gina Miller on same theme --

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ina-miller

Unusually, some intelligent contributions btl on that one.

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Nature or Nurture, explanations for TMay's impossibilistic antilogic , Polly examples below --

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... rant-visas


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inside their brains they may share the same levels of nonsensical unreason that make them both a risk to their countries.

Where I come from we call 'nonsensical unreason' 'thick as two short planks'.

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Tories tipped for elevation include former ministers Sir Eric Pickles and Peter Lilley. (Guardian - my emphasis)


Put out more flags and pass the biscuits . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/18/pm-set-to-nominate-10-tory-peers-in-attempt-to-overcome-brexit-defeats


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They will need more than 10 to reverse most of those defeats tbh.


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PM set to nominate 10 Tory peers after string of Brexit defeats

Tories tipped for elevation include former ministers Sir Eric Pickles and Peter Lilley. (Guardian - my emphasis)

Put out more flags and pass the biscuits . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/18/pm-set-to-nominate-10-tory-peers-in-attempt-to-overcome-brexit-defeats

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Pickles, don't come after the citizen family baked goods
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Number of low-paid UK workers falls to lowest level in decades


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https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/19 ... ts/enacted


https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hans ... 529_HOC_13


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If we could bequeath one precious gift to posterity, I would choose a society in which there is genuine compassion for long-term sick and disabled people; where understanding is unostentatious and sincere; where needs come before means; where if years cannot be added to their lives, at least life can be added to their years; where the mobility of disabled people is restricted only by the bounds of technical progress and discovery; where they have the fundamental right to participate in industry and society according to ability; where socially preventable distress is unknown; and where no one has cause to be ill at ease because of his or her disability


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10.54%
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What do these figures refer to?


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The European Commission on Wednesday outlined a €100 billion budget for its new research programme, running between 2021 and 2027.

The figure includes €97.6 billion for Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship research programme, and €2.4 billion for the Euratom nuclear research programme. For Horizon Europe, that’s an increase of almost 30 per cent – when adjusted for inflation – on the EU’s existing research programme of €77 billion. Without the inflation adjustment, it’s a less-inspiring rise to €86.6 billion – though Commission officials are promoting the bigger number.

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NHS secretly planning to develop Royal Free hospital building into luxury flats

‘One Hyde Park-style’ apartments to replace housing for London staff, selling for up to £10m each


The NHS is secretly marketing a 100-year-old hospital building that provides affordable housing for 52 nurses and other key workers to property developers to create a One Hyde Park-style complex of luxury flats overlooking Hampstead Heath.

The Royal Free Hospital is promoting Queen Mary’s House – a gift from the Lever Brothers co-founder Lord Leverhulme 97 years ago – as “Hampstead Gardens … a rare opportunity to create one of the most desirable new-build schemes in London”. (Guardian)


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/18/royal-free-secretly-planning-to-develop-100-year-old-hospital-into-luxury-flats


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May says Bercow’s alleged ‘stupid woman’ remarks unacceptable May says Bercow’s alleged ‘stupid woman’ remarks unacceptable (Guardian)


Leadsom is understood not to have heard the comment but to have been told of it by someone who was not normally critical of the Speaker.

She has often crossed Bercow during her campaign to improve the protection of the rights of everyone employed by MPs and the House of Commons.

Leadsom has made no secret of the fact that [she is stupid] . . .






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Another school shooting in the USA.


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One wonders why on earth this was thought up in the first place.

Home Office-sponsored survey on foreign students is withdrawn

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/may/18/home-office-sponsored-survey-on-foreign-students-is-withdrawn

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A Home Office-sponsored survey that asked students how many of their friends at university were from overseas has been axed after criticism that it was flawed and open to abuse.

The survey by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), as part of its inquiry into the impact of international students, was circulated to students by British universities earlier this week. But the survey quickly drew criticism that it was vulnerable to manipulation, with any internet user able to access the survey and respond multiple times.

The online address for the survey was replaced by a note explaining that it had been terminated.

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Another school shooting in the USA.


I know what will sort this out - MORE GUNS!!!!


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"UK paid consultants £1.9M for installing ‘Brexit computer"
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Notably, in light of widespread criticism of the U.K. government’s indecision over its Brexit strategy, the contract stipulates that consulting staff assigned to the project “will need to be comfortable with considerable ambiguity” while working at the Brexit department.
Senior strategic consultants assigned to the project are told they will need “a close attention to detail, being comfortable moving between the big picture and the supporting detail, being adept at distilling a wide range of complex inputs to the simple ‘so what?’”

gibo: garbage in, brexit out.


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https://www.politico.eu/article/david-davis-uk-paid-consultants-1-9m-for-installing-brexit-computer-system/
"UK paid consultants £1.9M for installing ‘Brexit computer"
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Notably, in light of widespread criticism of the U.K. government’s indecision over its Brexit strategy, the contract stipulates that consulting staff assigned to the project “will need to be comfortable with considerable ambiguity” while working at the Brexit department.
Senior strategic consultants assigned to the project are told they will need “a close attention to detail, being comfortable moving between the big picture and the supporting detail, being adept at distilling a wide range of complex inputs to the simple ‘so what?’”

gibo: garbage in, brexit out.


What detail? And what (assuming it exists - and that's a big assumption) is it supporting?


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tinybgoat wrote:
https://www.politico.eu/article/david-davis-uk-paid-consultants-1-9m-for-installing-brexit-computer-system/
"UK paid consultants £1.9M for installing ‘Brexit computer"
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Notably, in light of widespread criticism of the U.K. government’s indecision over its Brexit strategy, the contract stipulates that consulting staff assigned to the project “will need to be comfortable with considerable ambiguity” while working at the Brexit department.
Senior strategic consultants assigned to the project are told they will need “a close attention to detail, being comfortable moving between the big picture and the supporting detail, being adept at distilling a wide range of complex inputs to the simple ‘so what?’”

gibo: garbage in, brexit out.


What detail? And what (assuming it exists - and that's a big assumption) is it supporting?

Based on strategy so far, my guess is it's a virtual reality simulation.


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First local council byelections since the May 3 polls yesterday:

Suffolk Coastal DC - Tory hold in a ward that split 1Ind/1C in the most recent 2015 contest after electing two Tories (on slightly different boundaries) in the three previous elections since 2003. They got a double figure increase to over 40% and held on fairly comfortably given a pretty evenly divided opposition - Labour now up to second, but little changed on last time, whilst the Independent came third down about 10% on what their poll topping candidate three years ago achieved. LibDems last but with approaching 15%, up by over 6 points - no Green this time despite polling decently previously.

Lancaster DC - two contests here, the first was an easy Labour hold in a ward which returned three councillors for them in 2015 - they took well over half the vote now in a double figure swing from the runner-up Tories since then (and a smaller one compared to a previous byelection here last year) LibDems took 9% - up from the by-election - and the Greens 6%, they sat the byelection out but this was 4 points down compared with three years ago. The other contest was in fact a "double header" covering the university area - and the ward split 2Lab/1Grn in 2015 with one of the Labour seats and the Green vacancy up this time, Labour winning both meant a gain for them officially even though the Green had defected to them since their election. A previous by-election here for the "other" Labour seat in 2016 had been notable for its extraordinarily low turnout of just 7% - it was rather higher now (even if not brilliant) and Labour seemed to benefit most as they achieved double figure increases on both the previous two contests to move into the mid-40s share wise. Greens with about a quarter of the vote, down on 2016 and more so on when they won a seat the year before (and they won a seat from Labour in the predecessor ward in yet another 2014 byelection, after taking both available spots back in 2007) Tories also down on the previous couple of outings, whilst the LibDems (over 11%) were up on three years ago but dipped slightly compared to a year later.

Six contests next week, including an unusual Friday poll for a vacancy deferred from earlier this month (another deferred poll the previous day)


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"Windrush scandal: arrest of vulnerable 62-year-old is 'outrageous'"
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Labour MP David Lammy has accused the government of “outrageous” insensitivity after a vulnerable Windrush citizen was arrested for an alleged criminal offence 20 years ago after a Home Office meeting.

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This week the prime minister pledged that information received by a taskforce set up to deal with the fallout from the Windrush scandal would not be passed on to immigration enforcement.
However, the government did not say anything about passing information to HM Prison Service. Lammy said he had not specifically raised this as he was under the assumption officials were coming to reassure people and help with individual cases.


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