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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Want to help Labour campaign? Here are top 50 marginals where you’re needed

Want to help Labour campaign? Here are top 50 marginals where you’re needed

The SKWAWKBOX A number of people have contacted the SKWAWKBOX to ask where they can best invest their time and effort to help Labour win the General Election. Below is a list of the 50 tightest marginal seats, along with the 2015 winning margin, who won and the total electorate. In each of these, help to attack – or defend – the seat is vital. Pick one or more within reasonable reach and dive in….

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I’ve just told the Conservative director of campaigning to jog on

I’ve just told the Conservative director of campaigning to jog on

Politics and Insights I have just been given an award for Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). Not sure how much I will get towards my rent as the award notice doesn’t make much sense, but I got it after sending in my medical evidence recently. It means I get to keep a roof over my head for a bit longer, anyway. It’s very very difficult to get DHP now, as it has been made highly conditional,…

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Bolton voters show Theresa May in no uncertain terms what they think of her

Bolton voters show Theresa May in no uncertain terms what they think of her

Pride’s Purge Theresa May has had a disastrous start to her election campaign. Her first stop today in Bolton left locals somewhat unimpressed after the Prime Minister chose to make her entrance by landing by helicopter on a golf course. The bungling PM then refused to take or answer questions from local voters or reporters. And finally, as she whizzed by in her chauffeur-driven car back to her helicopter, a motorcycle policeman in her extensive escort had to have…

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