Image of David Icke | Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft
David Icke | Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft
'Hundreds of retail stores and soon thousands are investigating using biometric facial recognition software FaceFirst to build a database of shoplifters to aid in the fight against theft, Peter Trepp CEO of FaceFirst told BuzzFeed News.The software is called FaceFirst and is designed to scan faces as far as 50 to 100 feet away. As customers walk through a store entrance, the video camera captures ... [Read More]
Image of 'Survival' shoplifting soars as people battle to cope with brutal cuts in austerity Britain - Mirror Online
'Survival' shoplifting soars as people battle to cope with brutal cuts in austerity Britain - Mirror Online
Shoplifting has soared in the past year as Brits battle austerity cuts. There were more than 21,000 extra thefts from stores across England and Wales, a near seven per cent hike, figures reveal. In the year up to last June there 321,014 shoplifting crimes. The worst hit area was London with 37,680 thefts. The all-party Parliamentary group on food poverty and hunger revealed it had hear... [Read More]
Iain Duncan Smith Starving The Poor Into Committing Crime, Says Labour MP
“The papers are full-on when members or ex-members of the government make a fool of themselves behaving badly when they can’t get their way – Andrew Mitchell foul-mouthing a policeman with the toxic ‘plebs’ allegedly added in because he couldn’t ride his bike through the No.10 gates, and David Mellor ranting at a black cab driver over the best route home to his £8m pad near Tower Bridge. “But w... [Read More]
European Court Benefits Ruling Actually Bolsters EU Freedom Of Movement
Among the 28 countries of the European Union, there are vast differences in welfare and social security provision and in their systems. Would you rather be drawing welfare payments in Hungary or Sweden? Tuesday’s European court of justice ruling pertains to the peculiarities of the German system known as Hartz IV, the overhaul of the welfare regime introduced not by the current chancellor, Ange... [Read More]
Image of Human rights fears over DWP's random spot checks - Disability in the News | The Fed Online
Human rights fears over DWP's random spot checks - Disability in the News | The Fed Online
Disabled activists have criticised the government's policy of turning up unannounced at the home of social security claimants to check their benefit payments are correct. [Read More]
Image of Government Criticised For Over-Emphasising 0.7% Benefit Fraud
Government Criticised For Over-Emphasising 0.7% Benefit Fraud
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has accused the coalition government of over-emphasising benefit fraud in a report on fraud and error in the benefits system. [Read More]
Image of Was Labour Correct To Support The Welfare Spending Cap? – Poll | Welfare News Service
Was Labour Correct To Support The Welfare Spending Cap? – Poll | Welfare News Service
MPs voted 520 - 22 in favour of an annual cap on welfare spending yesterday. Despite 13 Labour MPs voting against (SNP also voted against), the vast majority voted in favour of an arbitrary annual cap... [Read More]
Image of Welfare Cuts: Have Christian Leaders Become The New Voice Of The Left?
Welfare Cuts: Have Christian Leaders Become The New Voice Of The Left?
There is a tradition as long as Christianity itself of the "turbulent priest", of bishops and church leaders taking on the political establishment. [Read More]
Image of Rise in female shoplifters linked to benefit cuts, say police
Rise in female shoplifters linked to benefit cuts, say police
Analysis in east Newcastle echoes wider concerns about rise in numbers of female first-time shoplifters stealing food [Read More]
Image of Bishops Attacking The Coalition: A Brief History Of Religious Leaders Vs Benefit Cuts
Bishops Attacking The Coalition: A Brief History Of Religious Leaders Vs Benefit Cuts
Another day, and another of those pesky religious leaders has attacked the government over welfare reform. This time it's Vincent Nichols, the leading Roman Catholic cleric in England and Wales, who has branded the Coalition's welfare reforms as a "disgrace" which leave vulnerable people facing "hunger and destitution". [Read More]
Image of PressTV - Archbishop criticizes UK austerity cuts as ‘disgrace’
PressTV - Archbishop criticizes UK austerity cuts as ‘disgrace’
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has renewed his attack on the coalition government’s austerity cuts, describing them as a “disgrace” for Britain. [Read More]
Image of DWP Has 'No Idea' How Much It Is Paying To Get Young People Into Sex Industry Jobs
DWP Has 'No Idea' How Much It Is Paying To Get Young People Into Sex Industry Jobs
Iain Duncan Smith has come under fire after the Department for Work and Pensions admitted it does not know how much it is paying adult employers in government subsidies to take on young people. Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart told HuffPostUK that the department's failure to know how many adult employers were getting £2,275 "wage incentives" to hire young people in full-time work was "unacceptable". [Read More]
Image of Universal credit claimants not counted in jobless figures, says Labour
Universal credit claimants not counted in jobless figures, says Labour
Labour has launched a fresh attack on the government's universal credit (UC) scheme, saying errors by the Department for Work and Pensions have meant claimants are being excluded from official unemployment figures. [Read More]
Care In The ConDemmunity: Welfare Cuts And Suicide
Recently there has been a resurgence in the campaign for the right to die, with Margo MacDonald pushing forward the assisted suicide bill in Scotland. As a disability rights campaigner, I have always sat on the fence with regards to the assisted suicide debate. I have no idea what it is like to live with a terminal illness, be in constant agonising pain or to suddenly lose a significant amount ... [Read More]
UNIVERSAL JOBMATCH SANCTIONS THE UPDATE AND MY FEELINGS - YouTube
THIS IS PART 2 OF MY SANCTIONS BY THE JOB CENTER. THESE ARE MY OWN VIEWS AND COMMENTS. THIS VIDEO IS ALL MY OWN WORK AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAW AND ... [Read More]
Image of Iain Duncan Smith compares being on benefits to slavery and suggests he is acting in tradition of abolitionist
Iain Duncan Smith compares being on benefits to slavery and suggests he is acting in tradition of abolitionist
Iain Duncan Smith has suggested being on benefits is a form of slavery and he is like abolitionist William Wilberforce through his introduction of welfare reforms. [Read More]
Image of Getting more Britons into work is vital – here's how Labour will do it
Getting more Britons into work is vital – here's how Labour will do it
Rachel Reeves for LabourList: Britain must earn its way out of the cost-of-living crisis and in so doing create a social security system that is sustainable [Read More]
Image of Labour To Strip Jobseekers Of Benefits Unless They Take Up Training
Labour To Strip Jobseekers Of Benefits Unless They Take Up Training
Unemployed people who lack basic English, maths and computing skills will face being stripped of benefits unless they take up training under changes proposed by Labour. Under the plan, all new claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance would have to sit a basic skills test to measure their literacy, numeracy and IT ability within six weeks of signing on. [Read More]
Image of Shoplifting Rise Linked To "Poverty And Welfare Reform" - Police Commissioner
Shoplifting Rise Linked To "Poverty And Welfare Reform" - Police Commissioner
Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC , has linked a stark rise in the number of women committing shoplifting offences to the rise in poverty caused by coalition welfare reforms. [Read More]