Sunday Summary

Welfare Reform and ME/CFS (syzygysue, Think Left)
An interview with an expert on parasites in society (fairly long)

Letter from Countess Mar to Professor Simon Wessely
Totally worth a read

When Did We Forget? International Day Of Persons With Disabilities (Kaliya Franklin, Benefit Scrounging Scum)

Nurses have not stopped caring (Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Guardian)

Where is this ‘Free press’ that needs protecting? Does it report the reality of Welfare Reform and Climate Warming? (syzygysue, Think Left)

Better Together’s Tory Gold for Activists (Tommy Ball, Gauging Govan)
The highlights of the “No” campaign in Scotland.

Welfare & Economics

The Work Programme (alittleecon)
Comment on the “success” of the work program to date
Part 1: Worse than doing nothing
Part 2: Having a laugh at the public’s expense

Before the Budget: Why We Need Welfare (Aida Aleksia)

Saving the economy (Mike Sivier, Vox Political)
Get a clue, George! (Or, Saving the economy, part two)
Does anyone remember those pesky banks? (Fixing the economy part three)

It’s Official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work (John Cassidy, New Yorker)

Responses to the autumn statement (petitions)

Increase Benefits by Rate Of Inflation (Michael Moulding)

Let’s have a vote of no confidence in the UK coalition government (Stuart G)

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”

Unfair, incompetent, and completely out of touch”- the chance(llo)r’s autumn statement (Mike Sivier, Vox Political)

The Price of Tory Failure (Jude Robinson, (Hey) Jude’s blog)


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