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When poverty means living without soap — Govt Newspeak

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Struggling to pay the bills, and with no success in finding a job, Olly says spending was often a choice between food and electricity. “We were on a key meter and constantly running out. We were in the dark,” said the 42-year-old, from Hampshire. “It was really hard on the children. They would normally watch TV […]

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‘Desperate’ people could be put off claiming for benefits by cost of GP letter to prove they can’t work

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Pharma-psychiatry, bipolar disorder, and the IMMDS Review (2 of 3: COI)

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Thousands Of Terminally ill Are Denied Benefits

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GP: I have never seen so much poverty, homelessness, and mental illness

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Letters: ‘I try to stay out of politics but need to highlight Tory hypocrisy’

HEAR ALL SIDES: Letters to the Editor

I HAVE tried to stay out of politics but feel I need to highlight Heather Scott’s and Tory hypocrisy in general.

It’s all very well blaming the Labour council (who may have made mistakes) but let’s look at the root cause of cuts to library services, Sure Start centres, public health budgets, NHS services, school budgets etc.

As a GP in Darlington for 33 years I have never seen so much poverty, homelessness, and mental ill health attributable to DWP stopping payments for severely disabled and even dying patients. Some of my patients have been driven to suicide.

The Tory party continue to drive up national health and wealth inequalities, partly by slashing council budgets in the North but still finding money for Tory councils in the South.

Sadly, Tory ideology, unnecessary austerity and capitalist greed…

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5 ways we are encouraged to blame women and girls for being raped and abused

Dr Jessica Eaton

23 June 2019

Content warning: This article discusses sexual violence against women and girls and the ways they are blamed for being victims of male violence

Having spent 10 years working with women and girls subjected to sexual and domestic violence of all kinds, I have never had a case or a caseload in which the woman or girl was not being blamed for what someone else (usually a man) was doing to her. Sometimes she is blamed by her family, sometimes by her partner. Sometimes she is blamed by police or by social workers. Sometimes it’s the mental health team blaming her.

Victim blaming is the act of transferring the blame from the perpetrator (who is 100% to blame for sexual offences they commit) and moving that blame back to the victim of the sexual offences.

My interest in the psychology of victim blaming really started…

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