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DWP carries out threat to ban questions from Disability News Service

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17 April 2015 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has carried out its threat to stop answering any questions from the country’s only disability news agency. DWP’s chief press officer (disability) had previously warned that he and his staff … Continue reading → »

‘Disabled woman’s life at risk’ after DWP harassment

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  April 23 2015 By John Pring, Disability News Service A disabled woman says her life is at risk following a “barrage” of texts and phone calls from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), threatening – unlawfully – to … Continue reading → »

ELECTION 2015: Labour’s disability mini-manifesto chaos

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  23 April 2015  By John Pring, Disability News Service ELECTION 2015: Labour’s disability manifesto chaos Labour’s launch of its disability manifesto has descended into chaos after major disagreements between a shadow minister and a leading disabled election candidate over … Continue reading → »

ELECTION 2015: Tories refuse to say which human rights they will dump

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  24 April 2015 By John Pring, Disability News Service The Conservative party are refusing to say which vital protections they would scrap if they win the election and abolish the Human Rights Act (HRA). The party’s manifesto says a Conservative … Continue reading → »

ELECTION 2015: SNP pledges to block coalition’s PIP and DLA disability spending cuts

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  23 April 2015  By John Pring, Disability News Service The Scottish National Party (SNP) has pledged to block plans to cut spending on disability benefits by £3 billion by 2017-18, if enough of its MPs are elected. In one of … Continue reading → »

LibLink: Kavya Kaushik: Britain’s immigration debate has taken a turn for the toxic

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Ealing Southall Liberal Democrat candidate Kavya Kaushik has been writing for the New Statesman about the effect of the sort of rhetoric we’re hearing in the immigration debate. She was annoyed by Evan Davis’ comments about Nick Clegg’s family background during his leader’s interview last week and recognised Nick’s obvious irritation: The choice to fixate […] »

Is IDS’s DWP Spin Doctor Richard Caseby Formerly of The Sun Behind Blacklisting of Disability...

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Director, Communications Civil Service, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) March 2014 – Present (1 year 2 months)London, United Kingdom The DWP is implementing the biggest changes to the welfare system in 60 years through the introduction of Universal Credit. … Continue reading → »

Herald Scotland: Letter in Defence Disabled Journalist John Pring – Blacklisted by U.K....

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  Letters to The Herald Saturday 25th April 2015 WE note that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has carried out its threat to refuse to answer questions from, Disability News Service (DNS) editor John Pring (“inside Track: DWP … Continue reading → »