Sunday Summary

Welfare Reform and ME/CFS (syzygysue, Think Left)
An interview with an expert on parasites in society (fairly long)
http://think-left.org/2011/08/04/welfare-reform-and-mecfs/

Letter from Countess Mar to Professor Simon Wessely
Totally worth a read
http://www.investinme.org/Article-395a%20Letter%20from%20Lady%20Mar%20to%20SWessel.htm

When Did We Forget? International Day Of Persons With Disabilities (Kaliya Franklin, Benefit Scrounging Scum)
http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/when-did-we-forget-international-day-of.html

Nurses have not stopped caring (Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/05/nurses-have-not-stopped-caring

Where is this ‘Free press’ that needs protecting? Does it report the reality of Welfare Reform and Climate Warming? (syzygysue, Think Left)
http://think-left.org/2012/12/02/where-is-this-free-press-that-needs-protecting-does-it-report-the-reality-of-welfare-reform-and-climate-warming/

Better Together’s Tory Gold for Activists (Tommy Ball, Gauging Govan)
The highlights of the “No” campaign in Scotland.
http://tommyballgovan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/better-togethers-tory-gold-for-activists.html?spref=fb

Welfare & Economics

The Work Programme (alittleecon)
Comment on the “success” of the work program to date
Part 1: Worse than doing nothing
http://alittleecon.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/the-work-programme-part-1-worse-than-doing-nothing/
Part 2: Having a laugh at the public’s expense
http://alittleecon.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/the-work-programme-part-2-having-a-laugh-at-the-publics-expense/

Before the Budget: Why We Need Welfare (Aida Aleksia)
http://aidaaleksia.com/index.php/my-blogs/post/before-the-budget-why-we-need-welfare

Saving the economy (Mike Sivier, Vox Political)
Get a clue, George! (Or, Saving the economy, part two)
http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/get-a-clue-george-or-saving-the-economy-part-two/
Does anyone remember those pesky banks? (Fixing the economy part three)
http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/does-anyone-remember-those-pesky-banks-fixing-the-economy-part-three/

It’s Official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work (John Cassidy, New Yorker)
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/12/austerity-economics-doesnt-work.html?currentPage=all

Responses to the autumn statement (petitions)

Increase Benefits by Rate Of Inflation (Michael Moulding)
https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42863

Let’s have a vote of no confidence in the UK coalition government (Stuart G)
https://petition.avaaz.org/en/petition/Lets_have_a_vote_of_no_confidence_in_the_UK_coalition_government/?aOUZVbb&s=1&external=

Responses to the autumn statement (articles)

What will they do with all those Mobility Scooters? (Pam Field, Think Left)
“Welfare Reform and Remploy Closures: The Double-Edged Sword”
http://think-left.org/2012/12/06/what-will-they-do-with-all-those-mobility-scooters/

Unfair, incompetent, and completely out of touch”- the chance(llo)r’s autumn statement (Mike Sivier, Vox Political)
http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/unfair-incompetent-and-completely-out-of-touch-the-chancellors-autumn-statement/

The Price of Tory Failure (Jude Robinson, (Hey) Jude’s blog)
http://juderobinson.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/the-price-of-tory-failure/

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