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Miliband: Stormont parties must carry on with welfare reform

4 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

It’s well worth watching Stephen Walker’s interview with Ed Miliband in Manchester for last night’s Newsline. It’s not good news for Sinn Fein who’ve been counting Macawberlike for something to turn up with regard to their hold out on the negotiated welfare reform deal: “The Labour leader said his party would abolish what he calls more...

Labour Party: “Making no progress on welfare has financial implications. It is not a cost-free choice…”

4 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

As Mick mentioned, the repeated attempts to blame the fallout from the Northern Ireland Executive’s deadlock on Welfare Reform on “the right wing Tory/DUP austerity agenda“, or “the British Tory Government“, or, more frequently, “a cabinet of Tory millionaires“,  have been dealt a blow by clarification of the Labour Party’s position by the Shadow NI Secretary of more...

Podcast: Cameron the radical, animal welfare and student sex

How will Cameron be remembered in years to come? As a steady-as-she-goes pragmatist or a radical reformer? In actual fact, he’s both. No modern Tory leader has been so good… Continue reading The post Podcast: Cameron the radical, animal welfare and student sex appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ira Stoll on What the GOP Can Learn from the Party of Roosevelt and Kennedy

last weekNews : Reason

Republicans thinking about an agenda for the future may want to borrow some ideas from an unlikely source—the Democrats of the past. Bill Clinton’s welfare reform and North American Free Trade Agreement. John F. Kennedy’s tax cuts. President Carter’s deregulation. Show More Summary

Villiers: “Northern Ireland’s political leaders need to act now to grip the situation”

In the aftermath of the Scottish referendum and the debate over welfare reform, the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP, writes exclusively for Slugger O’Toole about how we move forward There is much to celebrate about modern Northern Ireland. Twenty years ago this small place carried the burden of a global reputation built on images more...

Why Congress Voting to Ban Welfare at Marijuana Stores Is Good News for Reform

The reform movement has long asked for marijuana to be treated just like alcohol and that is basically what this bill does. This is one of the first small steps by Congress towards creating federal regulations around marijuana business like those for alcohol.

The Scottish jobs miracle is an argument for Union, not independence

One of the more bizarre aspects of the Scottish independence debate is the idea that UK welfare reform somehow doesn’t fit Scotland. On the contrary, it was designed for Glasgow… Continue reading The post The Scottish jobs miracle is an argument for Union, not independence appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

DUP respond to Welfare Reform deadlock by restating proposals to change Stormont (that would also result in deadlock)

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

First Minister Peter Robinson has told the Belfast Telegraph that the systems up on the hill are “are no longer fit for purpose”. The structures required cross-community agreement for every significant issue – a process that would have tested and defeated less divergent coalitions. The failure for the DUP and Sinn Fein to build consensus more...

Tax Harvard, reject the status quo and reform the welfare state

A survey of Harvard business grads shows that they “see, on one hand, an uncompetitive K-12 education system, a poor tax code and a broken political system. On the other hand, they see high-quality capital markets, sophisticated management systems, pathbreaking universities and a vibrant environment for entrepreneurs.” Hmm. (Maybe Harvard business grads should stop going […]

Abbott's Punishing Welfare 'Reforms' Voted Down In The Senate

Abbott Government plans to punish some of the most disadvantaged users of social welfare have today been torpedoed in the Senate.

Noted for Your Evening Procrastination for August 24, 2014

Over at [Equitable Growth]([The Equitablog]( Nick Bunker: Weekend reading - Washington Center for Equitable Growth Morning Must-Read: Kevin Drum: Welfare Reform and the Great...Show More Summary

Morning Must-Read: Kevin Drum: Welfare Reform and the Great Recession

Kevin Drum: Welfare Reform and the Great Recession "CBPP.... Welfare reform... in its first few years... >...seemed like a great success... but it was a bubbly economy that made the biggest difference. So how would welfare reform fare when it got hit with a real test? Answer: not so well. Show More Summary

Chart of the Day: Welfare Reform and the Great Recession

CBPP has posted a series of charts showing the effects of welfare reform on the poor over the past couple of decades. In its first few years it seemed like a great success: welfare rolls went down substantially in the late 90s while the number of poor people with jobs went up. Show More Summary

Poots to pit welfare reform against impending NHS spending ‘cuts’ in Northern Ireland?

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

So, relax. Despite some fevered rumours to the contrary Ed Poots is calling time on the current executive, yet. Despite, or perhaps because of, a wrap over the knuckles for a £13.1 million overspend in Health, he’s gone into overdrive to point out that a £20 million rise in the Health budget is in fact a more...

How To Get From Welfare To Work Without Punishing The Poor

Participation not punishment should be the area of focus for any fair dinkum welfare reform.

Are unionists ‘…committed to drastically lowering people’s standards of living’?

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

This is a quick companion piece to Mick’s on welfare reform cuts. Gerry Adams issued a longish statement last week on the issue, which presumably can be taken as the current Sinn Féin position. These are a few relevant extracts: The DUP has repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to participate positively in any of the institutions. Instead more...

Could Stormont collapse over non implementation of welfare reform?

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

So, at Stormont the DUP and Sinn Fein have informed the ministers of the other parties that they will have to take the brunt of the spending cuts which follow on foot of the OFMdFM parties to come to terms with the relatively generous terms offered Northern Ireland by the Chancellor of Exchequer… #179628975 / more...

Benefits Street's TV Scrounger 'White Dee' To Speak At Conservative Conference

White Dee, the woman made famous by a Channel 4 Television Show about benefit claimants in Birmingham, is to speak at Conservative Party Conference on Welfare Reform, according to the Daily Mail. Deirdre "Dee" Kelly is being hailed by the party as an expert after she boasted that she had held down a job since March, just over six months. Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 11 Aug 2014

IDS: BENEFIT CUTS ‘VITAL’ FOR ECONOMY Cutting benefits is vital for the economic recovery, Iain Duncan Smith will say today. The Work and Pensions Secretary will use a speech to argue that the coalition government’s welfare reforms will lead to a “more contented future”. Show More Summary

Why is a Conservative government backing the illiberal plain packs for cigarettes?

David Cameron’s government can boast a number of very serious Conservative achievements, such as welfare reform and the steady re-establishment of standards of British schools. However, there have also been some puzzling lapses, of which the most outlandish is health minister Jane Ellison's demented project to impose so-called plain packaging on cigarettes. I wrote about [...]

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