Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack as she feared being sanctioned

Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack as she feared being sanctioned

Politics and Insights A woman who suffered a heart attack during a job centre in-work progression interview has said she was too scared to get up and leave to get medical help as she was afraid of ­losing her benefits. Salena Hannah, who works part-time, says that she had the attack during her appointment, but was ignored by the “callous” job centre interviewer. She explained: “I had been suffering with chest pains for about two weeks and took…

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Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto

Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto

Pride’s Purge Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017. But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa…

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Exclusive: NPC on #ToryManifesto. Your Tory-voting OAP friend/relative MUST read

Exclusive: NPC on #ToryManifesto. Your Tory-voting OAP friend/relative MUST read

The SKWAWKBOX Tory manifesto on social care – a Frankenstein’s monster of bolted-together bad policies As Jeremy Corbyn’s informal social media feed revealed today, Britain’s biggest pensioners’ organisation, the NPC (National Pensioners Convention) has called the Tory manifesto (or ‘my manifesto’, as Theresa May kept calling it) a “Frankenstein’s monster” of bolted-together bad policies that will damage pensioners and place an unfair burden on their families: The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) describes Tory manifesto pledge…

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Disabled mum takes fatal overdose after she was refused PIP

Disabled mum takes fatal overdose after she was refused PIP

Politics and Insights A disabled mum, Susan Roberts, was found dead at home following an overdose of morphine. Susan died just metres away from a heartbreaking 11-page letter she had written to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), detailing her suffering following being told she wasn’t eligible for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Susan, a grandmother of eight, had survived four heart attacks. She died £4,000 in debt, after taking a fatal overdose within hours…

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Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX Something special is happening up and down the country. The ground is swelling. In spite of the best efforts of the mainstream media to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn and the policies of the Labour party, the message is getting through – or rather, around. Blogs, social media, word of mouth, combined with the fact that the BBC has no choice but to give some unfiltered airtime to Corbyn and his exceptional front-bench team, mean…

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“He was still bleeding when he was put in his coffin”. John Lees is killed, 1819.

“He was still bleeding when he was put in his coffin”. John Lees is killed, 1819.

As we go into this General Election with inequality rising and people’s faith in the political establishment eroded to it’s lowest level in decades, we’d do well to remember that almost 200 years ago people assembled in defiance of the authorities to hear a speech on political reform. 11 people died and over 400 were injured fighting to get the right to vote. If you fail to register to vote they did it in vain….

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Tory MP candidate ‘creates fake news’ for campaign #GE17 #TheresasTories

Tory MP candidate ‘creates fake news’ for campaign #GE17 #TheresasTories

The SKWAWKBOX Lucy Allan, the former Tory MP – and now candidate – for Telford is no stranger to controversy. She was at the centre of bullying allegations after a ranting voicemail left by Allan on the phone of a former employee, who was on sick leave at the time, was released. Ms Allan denied bullying but later apologised for ‘wrong‘ and ‘stupid‘ behaviour. She was also the subject of a #sackLucyAllan campaign after allegedly doctoring an…

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BBC reporter (close relative of 2 Tory MPs) accused of collaborating with Theresa May on planted questions

BBC reporter (close relative of 2 Tory MPs) accused of collaborating with Theresa May on planted questions

Pride’s Purge Channel 4 correspondent Michael Crick claims reporters are asking Theresa May questions which have been pre-chosen by her press team: During campaigning, May’s press team regularly refuse to allow questions from reporters who are “not on their list”. Interestingly, at a closed event yesterday in York, the first reporter Theresa May called by name to offer her a question was BBC political correspondent Eleanor Garnier. A BBC reporter who also happens to be closely related to…

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NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40-minute GP consultations

NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40-minute GP consultations

Pride’s Purge Theresa May has been accused of ignoring news that NHS GP services have begun to charge for consultations. In some parts of the UK, NHS patients will have to continue to wait four weeks for a seven-minute appointment with a GP unless they are prepared to pay £40 for a ten-minute phone consultation, £80 for a 20-minute face-to-face appointment or £145 for a 40-minute consultation. The first roll out of this newly-privatised GP service has already been announced…

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