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PMQs: David Cameron urged to 'think again' on ESA cuts - BBC News
[ we should help them get back to work ... 'by cutting their existence and add to worry, subsistence living and food and fuel poverty' ] Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged David Cameron to "think again" about cuts to employment and support allowance, warning that it will badly impact cancer patients and people with "severe" disabilities. Raising the topic at PMQs, Mr Corbyn said the government should not try to reverse its defeat in the House of Lords over the plans to cut the benefit by £30 a week. The PM said existing ESA claimants unable to work would not lose any money. "But in future, those who are able to get back to work, we should help them get back to work. That is what a compassionate country does," he added, and went on to attack Labour's health and economic policies in Wales and Scotland.
ESA  DWP  Disabled  disability  David  Cameron  Jeremy  Hunt  progressive  tax  code  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  PR  spin  doctor  Positioning  nasty  party  Conservative  fairness  Generationengerechtigkeit  bank  bailout  budget  deficit  neoliberalism  neoliberal  trickle-down  economics  vulnerable  vulnerability  mental  health  George  Osborne  Iain  Duncan  Smith  welfare  state  social  safety  net  food  poverty  fuel  poverty  poverty  WCA 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
DWP to apologise to woman whose brother killed himself after his benefits were cut | Society | The Guardian
A woman whose partially sighted brother killed himself after his benefits were cut is to receive an apology from the Department for Work and Pensions, after the health service ombudsman partially upheld her complaint about his case. It marks the end of a two-year battle for Linda Cooksey, 60, who believes her brother Tim Salter, a recluse with undiagnosed mental health problems, should never have been found fit for work by DWP assessors. [...] A report last month linked fit-for-work tests carried out between 2010 and 2013 with extra suicides and mental ill health. The DWP has said it has worked with medical experts and charities to make significant improvements to the work capability assessment (WCA) and give additional support to those with mental health issues.
DWP  austerity  welfare  state  social  safety  net  mental  health  mental  illness  vulnerability  vulnerable  Disabled  disability  UK  stigma  discrimination  social  discrimination  Iain  Duncan  Smith  spin  doctor  PR  Positioning  fairness 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Disabled students fear loss of essential support - BBC News
[ easy thing to move double digit spend off balance sheet onto someone else's - Career Politicians trick ] "Disabled students should be allowed equal opportunities to non-disabled students and to put it bluntly, the cuts to DSA limit our futures. "Having discussed the cuts to DSA with deaf and other disabled students I have seen a trend in a loss of hope. These students, myself included, feel disregarded by the government and our access to higher education has been unjustly restricted." [...] The National Union of Students fears small, specialised institutions will struggle to meet the costs. Disabled students' officer Maddy Kirkman said the changes risked inconsistency in support and complained the government had ignored these concerns. [...] The Green party said the changes amounted to a £70m cut to support for disabled students. [...] She warned that disabled students could "fall into a no man's land" with government and universities each claiming it is the other's responsibility.
Disabled  disability  vulnerability  vulnerable  budget2015  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  Education  Maintenance  Allowance  Student  Maintenance  Grant  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Manifesto  budget  deficit  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  social  democracy  democracy  corporate  welfare  subsidies  subsidizing  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  policy  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  income  mobility  inequality  discrimination  Equality  Act  2010  spin  doctor  PR  reframing  framing  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  constituency  babyboomers  generational  contract  Millennials  generationy  health  inequality  income  inequality  social  cohesion  social  tension  austerity 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Addiction and Depression - Have You Considered This? - YouTube
What are you running from? // the tip of the iceberg is off-label use of prescription drugs (Modafinil) for narcolepsy, ADHD and other conditions that give you the kick to focus ... on work. // Work to keep up with the Jonse's. // taking is time consuming. vs giving // commodification of human as resource, exchangable resource via capitalism // Love & Community // Do what ever it takes to get you through the day. // Good for the collective. // Coffee as gateway drug. // give everything up for success, use every thing for success // honor your needs! //
food  addiction  substance  abuse  food  engineering  orthorexia  psychology  Psychiatry  food  industry  junk  food  mental  health  well  being  happiness  index  chronic  stress  environment  tobacco  drug  abuse  binge  drinking  Legal  Highs  stress  Oxidative  stress  fast  food  Alain  de  Botton  Politics  Positioning  marketing  advertising  messaging  food  poverty  Escapeism  Dopamine  self-medication  distraction  anxiety  Precariat  WHO  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  public  health  policy  public  health  sick  population  productivity  health  crisis  burnout  Coffee  4-day  work  week  6-hour  work  day  status  symbol  status  anxiety  materialism  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  capitalism  crony  capitalism  shared  economic  interest  Shift  intellectual  self-actualization  self-awareness  self-regulation  self-respect  Self-esteem  child  abuse  pre-diabetic  metabolic  syndrome  diabetes  endocrine  system  addiction  alcohol  abuse  processed  food  community  Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  empathy  compassion  Porn  pornography  Selfie  selfish  gene  vulnerability  radical  honesty  feminism  feminist  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  commuting  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  Big  Society  celebrity  culture  of  You  celebrity  Succes 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
The Weight | The Players' Tribune
via - bit.ly/1IRTX3b --- ie Storytelling, like what Fish has done here, is certainly changing the world and it is this incremental progress which we should all celebrate. His beautiful story, among others like his, will inspire people to be more open about their mental health and hopefully in the process inspire a better future.
vulnerability  Brene  Brown  mental  health  mental  illness  Failure  Success  sociology  philosophy  Alain  de  Botton  storytelling  Perspective  stigma  meditation  competitive  competition  competitiveness  rat  race  corporate  culture  4-day  work  week  Descape  chronic  stress  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  well  being  happiness  index  work  environment  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  crony  capitalism  capitalism  status  anxiety  label  prejudice  judgement  snap  judgement  life  hacker  life  lesson 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - People not talking to each other
"Smartphones have made everyone seriously dull" claims the man who took this series of intriguing images. The street photographer - who goes by the name of Babycakes Romero - calls the set the Death of Conversation. [...] See some of the images below - or click to see more, and hear his personal observations as to why people are so keen to jump into a virtual world of "computer cuddles".
Smartphone  social  beings  social  science  socialising  distraction  vulnerable  vulnerability  rejection  frictionless  friction  making  conversation  social  skills 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Martha Nussbaum - The Fragility of Goodness - YouTube
“Our emotional life maps our incompleteness: A creature without any needs would never have reasons for fear, or grief, or hope, or anger.” || http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/10/12/martha-nussbaum-take-my-advice/ + “To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control.” || http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/14/martha-nussbaum-bill-moyers-world-of-ideas/ || || Polluted by things we can not control. ... Tragedy comes only to those who live life. || Being a human means accepting promises from other people and trusting that other people will be good to you. When that is too much to bear, it is always possible to retreat into the thought, “I’ll live for my own comfort, for my own revenge, for my own anger, and I just won’t be a member of society anymore.” That really means, “I won’t be a human being anymore.”
Philosophy  life  lesson  life  hacker  student  of  life  civic  life  vulnerable  vulnerability  leadership  western  lifestyle  work  life  balance  lifelessons  lifehacks  lifestyle  quality  of  life  ethical  life  ethical  beliefs  uncertainty  unknown  unknowns  ethics  life  human  beings  circumstances  moral  life  morals  moral  beliefs  morality  struggle  value  of  moral  life  corporate  governance  governance  Martha  Nussbaum  civilisation  society  social  science  social  society  Free  Will  human  tragedy  human  rights  compassion  unintended  consequences 
april 2014 by asterisk2a

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