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On Welfare and the Budget, reality for Stormont is acceptable

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Only the rashest observer would claim that s/he that she has a complete understanding of the complexities of welfare payments and reform and the  other details of the negotiations that are said to be reaching a climax. My feeling is that they are less about negotiations and more about accepting realities they can live with. more...

Stormont Talks: A Step in the Right Direction?

3 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Executive Parties have agreed a deal on welfare reform and have sent a paper to the NIO outlining an agreement. Earlier Martin McGuinness tweeted that there had been “a step change” in the atmosphere at the talks. Progress at the talks had seemed unlikely and there were suggestions that they could have drawn to more...

Modestly provocative proposals for dealing with NI’s gapping fiscal black hole

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

UTV this evening runs what promises to be a fascinating programme on what three experts would do to address Northern Ireland’s public finance deficit – around £600m give or take, assuming some sort of deal on Welfare Reform and taking into account Barnett consequentials. I am not an expert, of course, but merely a humble more...

Wisconsin GOP congressman accuses government of bribing single moms to not work

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A newly-elected Republican congressman from Wisconsin made his case for welfare reform by saying the federal government “bribes” single mothers into not looking for work, Crooks and Liars reported. “A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year in total benefits...

Can Iain Duncan Smith force Labour to continue his welfare reforms?

Iain Duncan Smith is taking the fight to Labour today, accusing them of being the ‘party of welfare’ with their ‘heads in the sand’ as he marks the next ‘roll-out’ of… Continue reading The post Can Iain Duncan Smith force Labour to continue his welfare reforms? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will scale back Welfare Reform

WASHINGTON — Bill de Blasio, who was elected mayor to succeed Michael Bloomberg, will do away with welfare reform put into place by Rudy Giuliani. Fox News reported de Blasio will no longer tie welfare benefits to work, undoing decades of progress under former mayor Rudy Giuliani (and de Blasio’s predecessor Michael Bloomberg). Welfare recipients […]

Wu-Tang Forever: Ol' Dirty Bastard's Role in American Welfare Reform

Ten years after the rapper's death, a friend explains why—and how—he had an MTV crew film him taking a limo to collect food stamps.

McGuinness: I am calling therefore on the SDLP to withdraw their candidates in Fermanagh/South Tyrone, Upper Bann and North Belfast

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Just when you think there aren’t any more rabbits in that Sinn Fein hat, Martin McGuinness pulled another one out of it today and just before the SDLP conference. Whilst the SDLP were hoping for a focus on welfare reform and budget cuts, it will now be overshadowed somewhat by an offer from McGuinness for more...

Great Britons: Octavia Hill – The English Social Reformer Who Helped Found England’s National Trust

Octavia Hill was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, especially London, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Born into a family with a strong commitment to alleviating poverty, she herself grew up in straitened circumstances owing to the financial failure of her father. Show More Summary

Haslam Water Carrier, Jon Alfuth, Claims to Be the Voice of Teachers

Jon Alfuth has tapped in to the main artery of corporate welfare education reform schooling in Tennessee, with a blog up called Bluff City Education, where Alfuth leads a team of fellow TFA cult members in massaging and pasting up all the news that corporate education reformers want to frame for educator and parent consumption in West Tennessee. Show More Summary

We’re just managing poverty (and those who experience it) rather than tackling and overcoming it

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

This is my response to an article on Slugger O’Toole describing welfare reform as the “horror show“. The article itself was excellent, in the sense that it gave an entirely fair commentary of many of the opinions held on welfare reform (albeit limited to a particular, often unrepresentative sector). However, most of these are based more...

While Brussels Burns In "Anti-Austerity" Riots, Here Is The Real Reason For Europe's Depression

Riot police clashed with demonstrators in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Thursday amid a massive protest against government plans to reform the country’s welfare system. This comes on the heels of violent French, Italian, and Spanish...Show More Summary

Should Stormont be cut down to size?

The immediate emphasis in the Stormont talks has been on welfare reform and the budget, but the politicians are also discussing the not-entirely-unconnected question of cutting the size of the government. The DUP has circulated a paper reaffirming its support for fewer departments and fewer MLAs. Show More Summary

India links: Clean India, Dengue fever, Kashmir, China-India standoff, welfare reforms and more

Last week, PM Modi launched a new 'Clean India' initiative. Amy Kazmin argues that the biggest hurdle will be in changing the mindset of Indians towards the task. How a comic book is attempting to break down taboos around menstruation...Show More Summary

The reality of welfare reform: “it’s a horror show”

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

  At the NICVA offices along the Duncairn Gardens on Wednesday, an important conference was held to open up debate about the future of welfare reform in Northern Ireland. It was one of those crisp autumn days which one likes to think of as typical of the atmosphere of cool, reasoned thinking. After heated debate more...

Sugar and Spice

Lord Sugar of 'The Apprentice' fame has stopped into the ongoing row over welfare benefits, but in a way that is unlikely to please the leadership Labour Party who have struggled to get into step with voters over need to reform the present system. Show More Summary

Liam Fox launches One Minute Fox campaign

Liam Fox has launched a series of ‘One Minute Fox’ videos in which he sets out his position on various hot issues from the threat of fundamentalism to welfare reform. He unveiled… Continue reading The post Liam Fox launches One Minute Fox campaign appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ivan Lewis: I have made it clear that I want to stay in NI until the election and beyond

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

On Monday night I caught up with the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, Ivan Lewis MP to get his views on welfare reform, the Secretary of State and his own future as he marks a year in the job. I began by asking him, how he thought the Secretary of State was handling the current talk’s process more...

Stormont: When is a deal not a deal?

Given the ramifications for the public of the deadlock at the Northern Ireland Assembly over budgets and welfare reform, the failure to elect a new assembly speaker may seem exclusively of concern to those inside the Belmont "beltway"...Show More Summary

Welfare Group Brands Twiggy Reforms As 'Cruel, Harsh And Inhumane'

The Forrest Review into Aboriginal employment has been savaged by a key welfare group.

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