Monthly Archives: March 2017

The PIP Process Is Affecting Parent Carers Too

Originally posted on Same Difference:
We’ve just spotted this post on Facebook. It was written by a parent carer who we’re keeping anonymous, so we are deliberately not linking back to the original post. This is how the PIP assessment…

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Strasbourg rejects right to die cases

UK Human Rights Blog The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the applications to the ECtHR in Nicklinson and Lamb v UK, cases concerning assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, are inadmissible. This is the latest development in a … Continue reading

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Assisted suicide and the right to private life: the enduring repercussions of Nicklinson – Stevie Martin

UK Human Rights Blog In the almost three years since the Supreme Court delivered its reasons in Nicklinson (in which a majority refused to issue a declaration that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in s 2(1) of the Suicide … Continue reading

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BHiRCH Yorkshire Carer Reference Panel meeting

Originally posted on Which me am I today?:
Yesterday saw me at my favourite university – Bradford. I’ve been involved with many projects there but don’t think I’ve been there for a while. Looking back through my blogs, I couldn’t…

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BBC Westminster Hour discussing #EmilyforDeputy

SKWAWKBOX When the SKWAWKBOX broke the news last week that Emily Thornberry is considering a challenge against Tom Watson for the Labour deputy leader position, the right-wing response was the predictable ‘fake news’ smear. Future Labour Deputy Leader? Well, the … Continue reading

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Civil war brewing between Progress and Labour First?

SKWAWKBOX The SKWAWKBOX has long treated Progress and Labour First as virtually one and the same – as indeed they are, as far as their antipathy toward Jeremy Corbyn and his vision for the Labour Party are concerned. But it appears … Continue reading

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A change to the SKWAWKBOX content

SKWAWKBOX In order to render the site more readable, the SKWAWKBOX has just changed its WordPress plan to remove the majority of advertising content placed there by WordPress. The new look will, hopefully, be a lot less ‘busy’ and make the … Continue reading

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Surviving neoliberal cultural warfare

Originally posted on Fear and Loathing in Great Britain:
I’ve just come across an AlterNet article entitled ‘5 Ways Trump Is Mentally Torturing Us Now’. UK readers might struggle a bit with this as this is America wearing its heart…

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Labour right’s one-delegate scam has no basis in the party’s rules

SKWAWKBOX The SKWAWKBOX has learned from a huge number of sources that many CLP ‘execs’ (constituency Labour party executive committees – the Chair, Secretary etc) are forcing their CLP this year to only send a single delegate to the Party’s … Continue reading

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