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Performance of the Attendance Allowance Unit and Disability Living Allowance 65+: Apr 2017 to Mar 2018


A strange one given they almost abolished the former and the original intention was to PIPify the latter.

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'It must work better than a marriage': personal assistants in social care

"It is about choice, control and independence: living a life other people take for granted,” he says. “My wellbeing is not just that I’m fed and watered like a houseplant"

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Everybody should be given the right in lieu of given, seize control IMHO.

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How one Norfolk council has cut its housing waiting list by 95%


Hard to understand why other councils wouldn't be interested in exploring an approach so demonstrably successful. Depressing really.

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Prince of Wales Bridge name: Labour 'took eye off the ball'


My jaw literally dropped when I heard the Secretary State for Wales had apparently unilaterally and quite arbitrary renamed the Second Severn Crossing, seemingly without any consultation or consideration of the opinions of those communities served by it.

I'm surprised Carwyn Jones nodded it through without any real grasp at just how unpopular it would be with a sizeable chunk of the Welsh (not to mention West Country) population. It's our bridge, paid for out of our pockets with every crossing (of which I've made many over the years). Prince Charles can sod off. It's still the Second Severn Crossing to me.

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My jaw literally dropped when I heard the Secretary State for Wales had apparently unilaterally and quite arbitrary renamed the Second Severn Crossing, seemingly without any consultation or consideration of the opinions of those communities served by it.

I'm surprised Carwyn Jones nodded it through without any real grasp at just how unpopular it would be with a sizeable chunk of the Welsh (not to mention West Country) population. It's our bridge, paid for out of our pockets with every crossing (of which I've made many over the years). Prince Charles can sod off. It's still the Second Severn Crossing to me.
The re-naming is atrocious
It's government wanting to call it, Prince of Wales Bridge, isn't it?
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Oh dear, bit of a boob from Jones there. Its becoming pretty obvious now that his time is drawing to a close.


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To be fair,even organisations that really should know better,"forget" such things.

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Can we beat yesterday's 22 posts today, I wonder......

I do hope that things pick up here as the local elections get closer.


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The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power
by Alex Nunns

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Candidate-Jere ... 1682190641

You get the first three and a half chapters free on the Amazon 'Look Inside'.

Off you go :-)


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https://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/ ... rated-new-‘brexit-museum’

"Nigel Farage and other Brexiteers to be celebrated in new ‘Brexit Museum’"
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As the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum approaches, Leave campaigners have outlined their next ambitious project. Plans are afoot to establish a 'Museum of Brexit' that will recall for future generations "the story of the struggle for the United Kingdom’s independence".

(often unsure whether something's worth posting or not, then invariably make wrong decision ...) ;)


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frog222 wrote:
The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Candidate-Jere ... 1682190641

You get the first three and a half chapters free on the Amazon 'Look Inside'.

Off you go :-)


Its good to be reminded of the sheer scale of the confidence trick the Blairites tried to pull on a shell-shocked Labour party in the days immediately after the 2015 GE :twisted:

Almost regardless of your take on Corbyn, that totally blowing up in their faces was gloriously deserved.


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https://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/diary/nigel-farage-and-other-brexiteers-be-celebrated-new-‘brexit-museum’

"Nigel Farage and other Brexiteers to be celebrated in new ‘Brexit Museum’"
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It might not be the perfect day out for 48 per cent of the country…
As the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum approaches, Leave campaigners have outlined their next ambitious project. Plans are afoot to establish a 'Museum of Brexit' that will recall for future generations "the story of the struggle for the United Kingdom’s independence".

(often unsure whether something's worth posting or not, then invariably make wrong decision ...) ;)

Meanwhile organisers are hoping that that the infamous Brexit campaign bus promising £350m a week for the NHS will be parked in the museum’s forecourt.

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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Can we beat yesterday's 22 posts today, I wonder......

I do hope that things pick up here as the local elections get closer.

I think the main reason for the slow pace here is that the Government is doing literally nothing except trying to trap and smear Corbyn and Labour.

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"James Gray: Syria – and why May should act without a Commons vote"
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"James Gray: Syria – and why May should act without a Commons vote"
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Theresa May will need political support for whatever she does in reaction to the vile use of chemical weapons in Syria. If she gets it wrong, she will pay a heavy political price. However, any call for a Commons vote on the matter prior to any such military strike against Assad would both risk losing – as happened to David Cameron in very similar circumstances in 2013 – and would also abdicate the heavy responsibility for taking that kind of decision which ultimately must be hers and hers alone.


TBG -- interestingly it was from a Tory MP today that we heard another Tomahawking or whatever described as gesture politics .
( The MP for the IOW iirc.)


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Re my above post, this thread now has more posts than yesterday's.


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Can we beat yesterday's 22 posts today, I wonder......

I do hope that things pick up here as the local elections get closer.


We don't have any local elections in Bath & North East Somerset this year, so it's all a bit remote for me.

And most of the April budget changes were introduced by Osborne yonks ago and progress of the Great Repeal Bill is paused due to recess.

It's actually a struggle to find any British politics to talk about at the moment.

I guess there's always the calamity that is Donald Trump to keep us all entertained, though he's really dragging out the 'will he, won't he' fire Robert Mueller storyline now - American soaps aren't what they used to be:


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tinybgoat wrote:
https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2018/04/james-grey-syria-and-why-may-should-act-without-a-commons-vote.html
"James Gray: Syria – and why May should act without a Commons vote"


TBG -- interestingly it was from a Tory MP today that we heard another Tomahawking or whatever described as gesture politics .
( The MP for the IOW iirc.)


Sadly, despite having stared out at it from Highcliffe beach once a month for 10 years, I had to resort to Google to work out IOW, was Isle Of Wight, (other half new instantly, obv.) :cry:


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https://t.co/pnjqHMabvd

One of the recent apparently bad bits of news is that the Israeli Labour Party has cut relations with JC, but not with the LP as a whole .

Their leader Gabbay is such a nasty bit of work that it should well have been the other way round !


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Interesting that I literally just picked up on this...also written last year.

Don’t believe the hype about Israel’s Labour Party being progressive – it’s just proven that it’s decidedly not

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/israel-palestine-labor-party-gabbay-netanyahu-settlements-two-state-bds-movement-a8005136.html

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Yesterday, Gabbay told Israeli television that he opposed discussing the removal of even the most isolated illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The remarks came a day after Gabbay told a meeting of party activists that “the Arabs have to be afraid of us”. He added: “They fire one missile – you fire 20. That’s all they understand in the Middle East”.

On Saturday, meanwhile, Gabbay vowed to never enter into a coalition with the Joint List, a Knesset group dominated by parties representing Palestinian citizens.


Labour Friends of Israel really ought to have a think about whether they should support someone with views like that.

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RoT -- Snap ?


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RoT -- Snap ?


Indeed - I was reading the Indy article and then refreshed this page and saw your post.

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Indeed - I was reading the Indy article and then refreshed this page and saw your post.


The LFI and Friends may well be overplaying their hand with these unceasing attacks ?

What does concern me is that there appear to be no counterattacks or even solid defence by Corbyn and Co . One way to do it is disarmingly simple --

Here is a more astute political reaction to difficult ‘news’ than we usually get in the LP on their most recent issue —

” “I think probably you’d be hard-pressed to find a country that didn’t have racism in it, New Zealand is one of them.”

“Is there racism in New Zealand? Undeniably. Is there racism in most countries? Undeniably. Can we do better? Yes.” “


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ka-waititi

Translate that into UK society and the LP, add the complication of Palestine, and you would have a convincing pedagogical response ?


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Gosh!

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This is the European Commission over competition laws?

Brexit didn't come quite soon enough for Murdoch, did it.

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This is the European Commission over competition laws?

Brexit didn't come quite soon enough for Murdoch, did it.

Or at the request of the FBI , ie Bob Mueller ... ?


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34 posts . Now exactly who was grumbling ....


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Incidentally, that letter from the leader of the Labor party in Israel reads as if he's taken the decision himself and is then instructing the whole of his party to follow suit rather than having consulted them first.

Given how unhappy some of his party are with him, I wonder whether we might hear more about this.

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The Neoliberal Democrats are claiming to have Blair father and son behind them - although they both appear to be denying this.

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The Neoliberal Democrats are claiming to have Blair father and son behind them - although they both appear to be denying this.

Lord Mandelson the 'financier' is in there in the background companies ...


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