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PICTURES: Massive fight at Turner Contemporary as Ukip supporters and protesters clash | Thanet Gazette

PICTURES: Massive fight at Turner Contemporary as Ukip supporters and protesters clash | Thanet Gazette.

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Anti Ukip rally in Margate | Thanet Gazette

Anti Ukip rally in Margate | Thanet Gazette.

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Plain Jane 270215: Meet the Ukippers

Plain Jane 270215: Meet the Ukippers.

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Aviation minister unclear on Manston airport site ownership | Thanet Gazette

Aviation minister unclear on Manston airport site ownership | Thanet Gazette.

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Plain English Campaign slams Thanet council’s local plan consultation | Thanet Gazette

Plain English Campaign slams Thanet council's local plan consultation | Thanet Gazette.

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Lisa Cherry – Trauma, Resilience and Recovery Conference 2015

http://www.lisacherry.co.uk/trauma-resilience-and-recovery-conference-2015/

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Mum awarded £25,000 after midwives’ mistakes led to baby being stillborn | Hull Daily Mail

Mum awarded £25,000 after midwives’ mistakes led to baby being stillborn | Hull Daily Mail.

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Surviving Spirit Newsletter February 2015 from Michael Skinner

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Middle Class Solutions To Working Class Problems Is Why Charities Like MIND Keep Getting It So Wrong

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didnt-go-to-work-todayIain Duncan Smith must be pissing himself.  A report released at the end of last year by mental health charity MIND could not have gone further in endorsing the core ideas that lie behind his bungled and brutal welfare reforms.

The report is titled “We’ve Got Work To Do” and claims to demand ‘fundamental reform’ of the workplace and social security system to better support people with a mental health condition.  Sadly it is calling for nothing of the sort and is underpinned by the exact same lies and toxic assumptions that have driven both Tory and Labour welfare reforms.

Just like the DWP, MIND have adopted the flawed medical consensus that work is good for your health. The charity does acknowledge that this isn’t actually always true, but falls short of saying that work can be bad for your health, instead arguing that “inappropriate or poor quality work…

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UK Home Office Consultation On Mandatory Reporting Of FGM – My Response

Hilary Burrage

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The UK Home Office has been conducting a Consultation on whether and how to introduce a mandatory reporting requirement for female genital mutilation FGM), as proposed in the Home Affairs (Vaz) Report in 2014. I agree absolutely that reporting of FGM should be mandatory for professionals directly involved, but I’d like to see a single, much more integrated and comprehensive approach – eg including all suspected child abuse, plus adult FGM (and forced marriage?) with a national network of trained Abuse Reporting Officers.  This is my submission:

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