Image of Government humiliated as Commons votes overwhelmingly to pause Universal Credit | The Independent
Government humiliated as Commons votes overwhelmingly to pause Universal Credit | The Independent
FULL STORY ON THE INDEPENDANTThe government has suffered a humiliating defeat as the House of Commons passed a vote to pause the rollout of universal credit, its new flagship benefit scheme.The motion was brought by the Labour Party and was passed despite attempts by the Conservatives to prevent the vote taking place.The vote was passed by 299 to zero, with one Conservative MP voting against the G... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK will regret Brexit, EU president warns
PressTV-UK will regret Brexit, EU president warns
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that Britain will regret its decision to leave the European Union, saying that the bloc will "move on" after London's departure.“On March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. It will be a moment both sad and tragic. We will always regret it and you will regret it soon,” Juncker said Wednesday in his annual state of... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK minister warns of 'chaotic' EU withdrawal
PressTV-UK minister warns of 'chaotic' EU withdrawal
Britain's minister for leaving the European Union has warned MPs that voting against the legislation to end the UK’s membership in the EU would amount to backing a “chaotic” withdrawal from the union."The British people did not vote for confusion and neither should Parliament," Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said on Monday, referring to the EU referendum in... [Read More]
Image of Anaheim's emergency declaration sets stage for removal of huge homeless encampment - LA Times
Anaheim's emergency declaration sets stage for removal of huge homeless encampment - LA Times
Along the Santa Ana River in the shadow of Disneyland and Anaheim Stadium, scores of homeless people young and old have set up makeshift encampments of tarps and tents.They have swelled in recent month and become the latest symbol of Orange County’s worsening homeless problem.“Many times, things appear hopeless because we have nothing — not even restrooms,” said Tammy Schuler, 41, who shares her c... [Read More]
Image of Venezuela’s Crisis Looms Large as Pope Visits Latin America  - WSJ
Venezuela’s Crisis Looms Large as Pope Visits Latin America - WSJ
By Anatoly Kurmanaev in Caracas, Venezuela, andHeilyn Rojas, a 21-year-old Venezuelan student, left her country last year, tired of the crime and food shortages back home. She fled to neighboring Colombia in search of a better life.Now, on the eve of Pope Francis ’ five-day visit to Colombia, she stands among many Venezuelans, including bishops and opposition leaders, who hope the pontiff will cha... [Read More]
Image of What the June unemployment rate is not telling you about job losses- USA
What the June unemployment rate is not telling you about job losses- USA
Even though the June national unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent, millions of people are still out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It notes that the labor participation rate is now running at 62.8 percent. And many of those people may not be able to get a job for lack of having the right skills. It is a quandary facing the nation, and many argue it is hurting U.S. com... [Read More]
Image of 16 Reasons People Are Leaving California By the Millions — Charisma News
16 Reasons People Are Leaving California By the Millions — Charisma News
It has been said that "as California goes, so goes the nation." That is why it is such a shame what is happening to that once great state. At one time, California seemed to be the epicenter of the American Dream. Featuring some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the entire world, the gorgeous weather and booming economy of the state inspired people from all over the world to move to the s... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-May ‘enjoys’ making Britons poorer: UK MP
PressTV-May ‘enjoys’ making Britons poorer: UK MP
The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May “enjoys making people poorer,” a Labour Member of Parliament says, accusing the ruling Tories of undertaking “cold-hearted” policies that serve their own political interests rather than the public.Laura Pidcock, who made her way into the House of Commons in the June 8 snap general election, wrote in an article that her first day in the parliament was... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Cameron calls UK austerity critics ‘selfish’
PressTV-Cameron calls UK austerity critics ‘selfish’
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron says it is “selfish” to challenge the government’s austerity measures, amid a heated standoff among the cabinet members of his successor Theresa May over raising public sector wages.Speaking at the Asia Leadership Conference in Seoul, South Korea, Cameron said Tuesday that it was too soon “to let spending and borrowing rip” in the face of the worries that loo... [Read More]
Image of ‘Shocking’ Study Lays Bare The Reality For Those Forced To Use Foodbanks | HuffPost UK
‘Shocking’ Study Lays Bare The Reality For Those Forced To Use Foodbanks | HuffPost UK
People forced to rely on food donations face multiple forms of destitution, poor health and household income as low as £320 a month, one of the biggest ever studies into Britain’s foodbanks has found.Almost half of the households involved in the Oxford University study reported their incomes were unsteady from week-to-week and month-to-month.A shocking 78% were severely food insecure - meaning the... [Read More]
Image of 'Fit for work' tests cause 'suicidal thoughts' and must be 'redesigned completely'
'Fit for work' tests cause 'suicidal thoughts' and must be 'redesigned completely'
Controversial ‘fit for work’ tests, otherwise known as Work Capability Assessments (WCA), “are fundamentally discriminatory to people with mental health conditions” and must be “redesigned completely”, according to a damning new report that reveals the truly devastating impact of the tests on already vulnerable people.Professor Abigail Marks and Dr Sue Cowan from Heriot-Watt University, together w... [Read More]
Image of DWP confirm existing ESA claimants will not be affected by £30 a week cut - sort of
DWP confirm existing ESA claimants will not be affected by £30 a week cut - sort of
Welfare Weekly Freedom of Information (FOI) request:“Proposed changes to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will see payments for new claimants placed within the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) reduced by around £30 a week, bringing the sickness and disability benefit inline with Jobseeker’s Allowance.“The Government has stated that existing claimants will be unaffected by these changes. It... [Read More]
Image of Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts at 'record high'
Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts at 'record high'
The number of UK workers in zero-hours employment has rocketed to reach a staggering 905,000 people, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Data published by the ONS on Wednesday shows the number of people in zero-hours employment has increased by 101,000 over the past year alone, as unions and opposition parties urge the government to get to grips with the cont... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘Brexit can end exploitation of poor nations’
PressTV-‘Brexit can end exploitation of poor nations’
The UK should push ahead with Brexit so that it can revise the way it conducts trade with poor nations, says a British scholar, warning that the current situation makes it possible for those countries to be ripped off.Dr. Rodney Shakespeare, a professor of economy, made the remarks while discussing a report about the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union and its impacts on poor countries th... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘UK ignoring Brexit impacts on poor nations’
PressTV-‘UK ignoring Brexit impacts on poor nations’
The UK government is ignoring the impacts of its withdrawal from the European Union on the poor countries that rely on it to create jobs and fight poverty, a new report has warned.Malawi and Bangladesh are two of the least developed nations that are bound to lose at least £323 million each year if the UK does not guarantee the existing trade terms with them before Brexit, the independent Overseas ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-200K protest NHS cuts in London rally
PressTV-200K protest NHS cuts in London rally
Nearly 200,000 protesters took to the streets of the British capital London to voice their opposition to National Health Service (NHS) cuts and the privatization of Britain’s healthcare services.Crowds of protesters carried banners and placards during the Saturday rally, which was organized by Unite trade union. Demonstrators chanted slogans such as “NHS not for sale” and “The blood on my hands wa... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK welfare cuts will increase child poverty: Report
PressTV-UK welfare cuts will increase child poverty: Report
The UK government’s plan to cut welfare benefits and implement tax reform is likely to push more children into “absolute poverty” over the next five years, reversing recent improvements, a British think tank has warned.The proportion of children living in poverty is likely to rise to around 30 percent by 2022, a 3 percent rise from 2015, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said Thursday.The IFS... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Greeks protest bailout talks in Athens
PressTV-Greeks protest bailout talks in Athens
Anti-austerity protesters have rallied in the Greek capital against bailout talks underway between the country’s officials and its international creditors.On Wednesday, some 2,000 protesters took part in the peaceful rally outside the hotel in Athens where the officials were discussing a new set of reforms, including cuts in pensions and income tax breaks.The talks, which had started a day earlier... [Read More]
Image of HORROR: Look What's Happening in Leftist Paradise of Venezuela RIGHT NOW | The Federalist Papers
HORROR: Look What's Happening in Leftist Paradise of Venezuela RIGHT NOW | The Federalist Papers
Once the most prosperous nation in South America decades ago, Venezuela turned to socialism and it has devastated the country and its people.Venezuelans are literally starving to death, a latest study concludes. On average, they have lost more than 20 pounds and one-third eat only once or twice daily.More than 93 percent say their income does not support the cost of food, so they must find cheaper... [Read More]
Image of Venezuelans killing flamingos and anteaters to stave off hunger amid mounting food crisis | Fox News
Venezuelans killing flamingos and anteaters to stave off hunger amid mounting food crisis | Fox News
Venezuela’s food crisis has gotten so bad that people are apparently killing pink flamingos and other protected animals in order to stave off hunger.While flamingo hunting is both illegal and uncommon in the South American nation, investigators from Zulia University in the northwestern Venezuelan city of Maracaibo have noted at least 20 cases of bird carcasses being discovered with their breasts a... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK putting refugees in rat-infested homes
PressTV-UK putting refugees in rat-infested homes
The British government is placing underprivileged asylum seekers and refugees in rat-infested homes of the most deprived parts of the country, a parliamentary report has revealed.The government has been resettling refugees in “disgraceful” situations, a sign that the dispersal system is “not working,” according to a report by the UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee.Dirty carpets, rotten ... [Read More]
Image of America Has Unofficially Declared War on the Homeless
America Has Unofficially Declared War on the Homeless
(ANTIMEDIA) Police departments across the country have been ramping up raids on the homeless, stealing coats, blankets, and other personal items and leaving those on the street with no protection from the cold and rain.The Homelessness San Diego Facebook page recently posted a video of city workers conducting an “encampment sweep” that was recorded by homeless advocate Michael McConnell. According... [Read More]