Academic’s open letter exposes Guardian failure to answer questions about anti-Labour bias — The SKWAWKBOX

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Last month, the SKWAWKBOX published the findings of a landmark academic study that exposed entrenched bias across mainstream media outlets in their handling of the ‘Labour antisemitism’ issue. The study was, of course, immediately attacked and ridiculed – but it was subsequently praised by nineteen leading academics in their field for its rigour, caution and…

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The Economist still likes the idea of Universal Credit — Social policy: commentary and updates

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The Economist this week describes Universal Credit as a good idea, badly done. We can agree at least on the second part. Here are three justifications they offer for thinking it’s a good idea. “Streamlining benefits into one monthly payment will eventually make the system easier to deliver.” Combining six benefits into one doesn’t actually…

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McVey begs think tank for ideas to rescue Universal Credit and ‘bars’ BBC from speech — Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer

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Work and Pensions Secretary lies through her teeth at a speech to Reform think tank whilst begging for their ideas. In a shock twist, a BBC Journalist was barred from attending. He has called out the DWP for their substandard roll-out of Universal Credit before and now McVey has gone full Trump. Yesterday Esther McVey made…

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DWP tell me ‘I’m not entitled to a break from Universal Credit’ when son has surgery — Life of a Universal Credit Sufferer

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The Department for Work and Pensions have this week told me that despite my six-month-old son having major surgery in October, I must still search and be available for work. The Department for Work and Pensions – DWP have this week told me that despite my youngest son having major surgery on his…

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Journalist who ‘left Labour due to antisemitism’ only joined party in 2016 to vote against Corbyn — Evolve Politics

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The journalist who penned an emotional and widely publicised article explaining that she was leaving the Labour Party with a “very heavy heart” because she could not ‘tolerate antisemitism‘ anymore, only actually joined the party in 2016 with the sole intention of voting against Jeremy Corbyn. Telegraph columnist Jane Merrick claimed in her article [paywall]…

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What is the Real Agenda Behind the Great “Twitter Purge”? — OffGuardian

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Kit On July 12th, Twitter launched their announced “purge”. Stripping roughly six percent of all the followers on the platform. Barack Obama lost millions, so did Katy Perry. The stated aim of the exercise was to increase “accuracy” of follower counts, thereby making them more “meaningful”. This was announced in Twitter’s official explanation on July…

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