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Straw poll

To suggest that Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkin are anything other than fine upstanding, honest and highly respected parliamentarians is merely cheap political opportunism in the middle of a toxic and seemingly endless election campaign. 510 more words

Politics

The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began

The UK’s homelessness epidemic is growing worse as statistics show there are more people sleeping on the streets in our city centres than at any point since national records began in 1998. 586 more words

Housing And Homelessness

Hands up all those who STILL think privatisation is a good idea

Reposted from the Independent

People in need at risk of losing tax credits after being wrongly accused of cheating …

What a shame this government are not as vociferous in their pursuit of billionaire tax dodging individuals and companies. 954 more words

HMRC

Why can’t Britain create decent jobs? Meet the women struggling against low pay and zero-hours contracts

Reposted from the Guardian

Cecily Blyther, a learning support officer, has been on a zero-hours contract for six years. Photograph: Mark Passmore for the Observer/AP … 1,797 more words

Zero-hours Contracts

Why Are Southern Journos Rumbling Around Horden Looking Stunned? #GE2015

Channel Four News has a report about Horden, Co. Durham a former mining village on the North East Coast.  Heres the truth about the area from Amanda… who is actually from that area.  54 more words

County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank

The Clothing Bank was open at Brandon Welfare Hall yesterday. As always, many thanks to our helpers and donors for their generosity.

As always there was a steady stream of people through the doors- children’s clothes seemed to be popular this time. 113 more words

How The DWP Bribed Employers To Break Age Discrimination Laws With A 'Golden Ticket' Worth £2,275

Jobcentres bribed employers with ‘golden tickets’ worth up to £2,275 to hire young people over older workers despite warnings from lawyers that this Wage Incentive scheme was probably illegal. 643 more words

DWP