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Bernard Hogan-Howe

Police chief calls for mandatory drug testing

Met police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for mandatory drug testing of all workers, it has been revealed. In a recent speech made to an all-parliamentary group on cannabis and children, the Met police commissioner called for mandatory drug testing to be implemented in workplaces across the country, particularly for those in the teaching or nursing professions. Under the proposed[Read More...]

Patrick Lynch

Disabled man sues government after bungled ATOS examination

A disabled man has launched a court case against ATOS after he was wrongly found fit for work under the government’s disability assessment scheme. Patrick Lynch, a former social care worker was forced to quit his job because of a brain condition which needed surgery. He is suing both the government and ATOS over the benefits test, after being wrongly[Read More...]

What is the point of work?

Following Cat Reilly’s victory over the DWP, which found the workfare scheme forcing her to give up her voluntary role at a museum in order to stack shelves in Poundland for no wage, the workfare debate has re-arisen. Iain Duncan Smith isn’t deterred; he says the problem is that some people think they are “too good to do this sort[Read More...]

Could a Lib Dem win in Eastleigh be a turning point for the party?

If you hate the Lib Dems and desperately want to see them humiliated, it would be hard to orchestrate a better set of circumstances than the Eastleigh by-election. Chris Huhne, his personal life poked and prodded in the papers, resigned with very little integrity left, denying his guilt for as long as he could get away with before pleading guilty[Read More...]

FDA confirm cancer-causing poison found in chicken

FDA confirm cancer-causing poison found in chicken

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  has admitted that chicken feed contains a cancer-causing poison, arsenic, it has emerged.  The FDA said that a study developed by the agency shows that an ingredient in chicken feed which contains arsenic, called Roxarsone, makes its way into parts of the bird that are eaten. However, they also claimed that the levels of[Read More...]