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Osborne resigns as Tory MP

George Osborne has announced his resignation as MP inside the paper of which he is now an editor. He was only paid £74,962 for being an MP but as you can see his other jobs are more lucrative:

Editor, London Evening Standard: Paid £200,000, according to reports
Adviser, BlackRock Investment Institute: Paid £650,000 a year
Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute: £120,212
Washington Speaker’s Bureau: Paid nearly £800,000 for engagements since July 2016

Source  Backup

In 2009, he received criticism for the way he had handled his expenses, after he was found to have “flipped” his second home, changing which property he designated as his second home in order to pay less capital gains tax. The Lib Dems estimated he owed £55,000 to the public purse as a result of this. He had previously paid back £1,193 on ‘overpayments’ on his mortgage and chauffeur fares after a complaint from a Labour activist, and it also emerged that he had claimed £47 for two copies of a DVD of his own speech on “value for taxpayers’ money”. Parliament’s standards commissioner’s report found that although Mr Osborne had breached the rules the offence was “unintended” so they would let him off. 

In 2012 he was caught on a train sitting in first class with only a standard ticket

In 2013 his Land Rover was caught parked in a disabled parking bay

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Revealed: the link between life peerages and party donations

Revealed: the link between life peerages and party donations

The link between life peerages and party donations

Cameron admits hammering poor – so vote for him again

Cameron admits hammering poor – so vote for him again

Cameron ponders after a large meal

Cameron ponders after a large meal

David Cameron’s mortgage costs YOU £21,000 per year

David Cameron’s mortgage costs YOU £21,000 per year

David Cameron's mortgage costs YOU £21,000 per year

David Cameron’s mortgage costs YOU £21,000 per year

Donate to Tories and get your free mug, a begging email from Grant Shapps

Donate to Tories and get your free mug, a begging email from Grant Shapps

Donate to Tories and get your free mug, a begging email from Grant Shapps

Donate to Tories and get your free mug, a begging email from Grant Shapps

Reworded for accuracy

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cash for peerages

We’ll probably give a peerage to those who donate the most, as the above picture demonstrates.  You have the chance to earn £300 per day just like disgraced Lord Hanningfield.

So ignore the police investigation into our party. Ignore the United Nations Inquiry into us mistreating sick and disabled people. Ignore the fact that our policies have contributed to the deaths of Nick Barker, Robert Barlow, Cecilia Burns, Chris Cann, Leanne Chambers, David Clapson, David Groves, Stephen Hill, Edward Jacques, Brian McArdle, Mark Mullins, Helen Mullins, Tim Salter, Mark Scott, Karen Sherlock, Elenore Tatton, Colin Traynor, Mark Wood and Linda Wootton (feel free to Google their names). Just give us your money and let us continue.

Grant Shapps aka Michael Green, Sebastian Fox
Conservative Party Chairman

Grant Shapps or whatever name he wants to use is no stranger to controversy as you would expect.

Shapps closed down his dodgy website before the police investigated it

Tory Shapps closes website before police probe

Tory Shapps closes website before police probe

Shapps tried to block housing plan where he keeps his plane

Tory Shapps tried to block housing plan where he keeps plane

Tory Shapps tried to block housing plan where he keeps plane

Jobs for the boys as Cameron creates taxpayer funded job for Shapps

'Jobs for the boys' Cameron's new job for Shapps

‘Jobs for the boys’ Cameron’s new job for Shapps

 Tories offer more carrots if you vote for them

Tories offer more carrots if you vote for them

Tories offer more carrots if you vote for them

Fatberg beneath Government suggests MPs should lose weight to save money – as obesity costs UK more than violence and terrorism

Obesity costs more than war on terrorism as giant fatberg beneath Government suggests MPs should be watching their weight.

Obesity costs more than war on terrorism as giant fatberg beneath Government suggests MPs should be watching their weight

Obesity costs more than war on terrorism as giant fatberg beneath Government suggests MPs should be watching their weight

Tories want regular donations but don’t mention the UN Inquiry

Tories want regular donations but don't mention the UN Inquiry

Tories want regular donations but don’t mention the UN Inquiry

Tories want more cash but don’t mention the UN Inquiry against them.

More information about the United Nations Inquiry into the Tory abuse of disabled people:
http://alturl.com/f88kq

What is TTIP and why it should concern you

What is TTIP and why it should concern you

What is TTIP and why it should concern you

A CHARTER FOR DEREGULATION

AN ATTACK ON JOBS

AN END TO DEMOCRACY

http://freepdfhosting.com/d10d514db3.pdf

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. As officials from both sides acknowledge, the main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Yet these ‘barriers’ are in reality some of our most prized social standards and environmental regulations, such as labour rights, food safety rules (including restrictions on GMOs), regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards introduced to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. The stakes, in other words, could not be higher.

This booklet, written by John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, explains in short what TTIP is and how it will affect the lives of all of us if it comes into force. It’s also available in French, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese versions here.

http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/trade-justice/more/inform/18078-what-is-ttip

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UK benefits inadequate says Council of Europe yet IPSA granted MP payrises on similar basis

UK benefits inadequate says Council of Europe yet IPSA granted MP payrises on similar basis

UK benefits inadequate says Council of Europe yet IPSA granted MP payrises on similar basis

MP double standards

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/29/uk-benefits-inadequate-council-of-europe

The articles thought to have been breached by the Tories are as follows:

* The right to independent living –
(UNCRPD Article 19)

* The right to work –
(ICESCR Article 6 and UNCRPD Article 27)

* The right to fair and just conditions of employment –
(ICESCR Article 7 and UNCRPD Article 27)

* The right to social security –
(ICESCR Article 9)

* The right to social protection –
(UNCRPD Article 28)

* The right to an adequate standard of living –
(ICESCR Article 11 and UNCRPD Article 28)

Here is a collection of evidence but the UN will be gathering even more:

There are three versions of a report are available on the Just Fair website:

The full report;
Easy read report;
A summary report;

Evidence – Just Fair. Online Survey of Disabled People and allies. Excel Version.

Evidence – Just Fair. Online survey of disabled people and their allies. Part 1 (DOCX)

Evidence – Just Fair. Online survey of disabled people and their allies. Part 2. (DOCX)

Evidence – Just Fair. Emailed case-studies from disabled people and their allies. (DOCX)

Evidence for UN which can be verified via the families contactable via the original reports

The full report rigorously examines the available evidence in the light of the obligations contained within ICESCR and UNCRPD, and also draws on the experience of disabled people. Key quotes from the report include the following:

The right to independent living

“There is prima facie evidence that [the local housing allowance and the size criteria in social housing] are retrogressive,
threatening disabled people’s occupation of accessible and affordable housing to enable them to live independently, exercising  their right to choose where they live on an equal basis with others.”

“…. when evaluating the Government’s final decision to proceed with the closure of the [Independent Living Fund]… any change  in support that threatens fund users’ enjoyment of the right to independent living would constitute impermissible
retrogression in relation to UNCRPD Article 19.”

“Given the critical role of social care services in facilitating independent living, we recommend that the Government ensures
sufficient investment is directed towards ensuring that disabled people receive the support they need to exercise their right
to independent living.”

“Despite the complexity and limitations of cumulative impact assessments, the evidence does appear to show that the JCHR’s
concerns about the cumulative impact of a number of reforms and policy changes on independent living have been realised. If
disabled people are hit by two, three, four or even more separate changes to benefits, social care and other services, they
lose much of the support they need to live independently in the community in terms of UNCRPD Article 19.”

“…. the importance of fulfilling disabled people’s right to independent living is such that serious consideration should be
given to incorporating UNCRPD Article 19 (and related international human rights protections) into UK domestic law. This could be done so as to provide an overarching statutory duty on all areas of Government to take account of the need to respect, protect and fulfil disabled people’s right to independent living, and a duty to avoid retrogression, in all relevant
policymaking.”

The rights to work, to social security and to an adequate standard of living

“… there continue to be significant barriers to disabled people’s access to the labour market, compromising their enjoyment of
the right to work and the right to fair and just conditions of employment.”

“The key concern in relation to employment and support allowance, and the operation of the work capability assessment, is that the structure of the benefit and the frequency of inaccurate assessments leaves many people with long term health conditions in a no-man’s land – neither eligible for out of work benefits nor able to undertake paid work. This failure to provide income replacement benefits to disabled people and people with long term health conditions when they are unable to work constitutes a failure to respect, protect and fulfil disabled people’s right to social security … and, for many disabled people, their right to an adequate standard of living….”

“[Disabled people] are disproportionately affected by the reduced availability of advice services, which has an impact on
their enjoyment of their… right to social security and, for many, an adequate standard of living.”

“There are a number of factors that increase the risk of disabled people becoming destitute, which reflect a failure to comply
with the minimum core obligations under ICESCR and UNCRPD and to guarantee their rights to social security, social protection and an adequate standard of living…. appropriate recommendations include refocusing the ethos and performance management of DWP and JobCentre Plus so that their primary responsibility is to ensure claimants are able to support themselves and their families – by being supported to enjoy their rights to work, to social security and to an adequate standard of living…”

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