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Changes to Employment Support Allowance Will Only Push People Further Into Poverty - And Further Away From Work

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

There are strong feelings around the proposed changes to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for those who are in the Work Related Activity Group (those people found unable to work but able to take part in some activities that could move them closer to work). We strongly believe that rather than halving the employment gap it will push people further in to poverty and as such, further away from work. In fact a report recently published by Low Lord, Baroness Meacher and myself called 'Halving the Gap' found no evidence to suggest that reducing someone's ESA will provide the incentive that the Government believes it will.

Tim Peake Just Took One Giant Step For Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake has become the first official British astronaut to perform a spacewalk as he took his first steps out into open space. The ESA astronaut has...

LIVE: Watch Tim Peake Become The First Ever Brit To Perform A Spacewalk

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake has become the first Briton to perform a spacewalk as he joins fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra on a routine repair mission outside the Inter...

LIVE: Watch Tim Peake Become The First Ever Brit To Perform A Spacewalk

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Tech

Tim Peake will today become the first Briton to perform a spacewalk as he joins fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra on a routine repair mission outside th...

How Much More Incompetent Can the DWP Get?

Sheila Gilmore | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sheila Gilmore

Just how incompetent does one Government Department have to be before change happens? The National Audit Office has just published yet another damni...

Tim Peake's Soyuz Spacecraft Successfully Docks With The International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake and his fellow astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft has spent the last...

Timothy Peake's Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

Timothy Peake and his fellow astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft docked at 17.33, s...

Curious About The UK's First Astronaut In 20 Years? Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech

As of 15 December, Major Tim Peake will become the first Briton to serve on a mission aboard the International Space Station. Starting his journey in ...

What's Wrong With the Welfare Reform Bill

Steve Ford | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Ford

'How long are you likely to have Parkinson's then?' Philip would have been pretty surprised if a friend in the pub asked him when he'd recover from ...

Suggested Shake-Up of Sickness Benefits Continues Two Decades of Attack on the Long-Term Sick

Stef Benstead | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

There is no evidence that the work ethics of people with long-term sickness are any worse than the average person, and in some respects they are better. Studies frequently find that the long-term sick want to work - which is not the same as being able to work, but does show that fecklessness is unlikely to be the problem here.

My Message to George - Protect Disabled People from Benefit Cuts

Mark Lever | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Lever

David Cameron has spoken of his belief in a 'compassionate nation' - one that protects the most vulnerable. If his Government is serious about this, they need to make sure that they protect all disability benefits and housing benefit for younger disabled people. Only then will people on the autism spectrum receive the support they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

On His Last Day In Space Terry Virts Captures His Most Stunning Picture Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Tech

NASA astronaut Terry Virts is finally heading home after spending a record-breaking 200 days aboard the International Space Station. During those 2...

After Record-Breaking 200 Days In Space, These Astronauts Are Finally Coming Home

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

After almost 200 days in space and a journey that has clocked 84 million miles, three astronauts have begun their journey home. The Expedition 43 c...

A Robot Shaking Hands With An Astronaut Is The Coolest Thing You'll See All Week

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two guys playing with joysticks have made it possible for earth and space to shake hands for the first time. NASA astronaut Terry Virts aboard the...

This Massive Rock Is Mysteriously Balancing On A Comet And No One Knows How

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Despite disappearing from the limelight, Rosetta is still tracking comet 67P through the far reaches of space. In fact the spacecraft has managed t...

Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech

NASA and the ESA are celebrating the Hubble telescope's 25th anniversary and have released this stunning new image showing a giant cluster of about 3,...

Proof: You Can Never Have Too Many Aurora Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has something of a knack for capturing the Earth at its most serene. With the eyes of a hawk she's been captu...

Stunning New Image Of Space Reveals New Galaxies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

This image might look like the edge of the known universe, but actually it's a stunning new view of our galaxy and beyond. Captured using the E...

Hubble Does It Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

This is NGC 5023. It's over 30 million light years away, which should give you just some idea of how powerful Hubble truly is. Viewed from the ...

This Is The Solar Eclipse From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

THIS is the solar eclipse from space, and as you can imagine it's every bit as impressive as you were hoping. It's a stunning image, with the Sun's fl...

ESA Are About To Find Out If Philae Has Survived

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are about to turn on Rosetta's communication system in the hopes of getting a signal from the crash-landed Philae probe that landed on Come...

This Teenage Star Is A Swirling Mass Of Light And Dust

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has managed to produce another incredible picture in 2015, this time showing us a rare glimpse of a young star env...

Galactic Cores Are 'Trillion Sun' Tornadoes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Tech

Supermassive black holes are giant tornadoes, sucking in matter while at the same time creating vast cosmic winds which throw it back into deep in...

Rosetta Takes Most Amazing Comet Pictures Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has released the closest pictures yet of the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko -- that is, if you don’t count t...

'X-Wing' Departs Space Station (In Real Life)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

There are no X-Wings. But there are space vehicles that actually exist which look like X-Wings. And occasionally they are filmed leaving the Intern...