Archive for October, 2017

Universal Credit

October 22, 2017

Climate Change & Basic Income

The case for the Universal Credit (UC) would make far more sense headed ‘Universal Basic Income’ (UBI) yet there has been no mention whatsoever of the UBI in debates recently.

The original report ‘Dynamic Benefits: towards Welfare that works’ is not easy to find. I think the government would be embarrassed if anybody more famous than me drew attention to it. Search ‘Centre for Social justice’, Click ‘Policy Work’, then ‘Publications’. You then had to find the right page from about 13 (it was published on 16th September 2009), but strangely, the link for ‘Publications’ where I have accessed the report before did not work today. However, it came up when I searched for ‘Dynamic Benefits’  whilst on the CfSJ website.

Passages should have been read out in last Thursday’s Parliamentary debate on the UC (18.10.2017). Its cardinal point is that the UC would

Make work pay

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3G Pitch Battle – Children At Greatest Risk

October 7, 2017

Jonathan Hornett

3G Cancer Ex-NHS chief claims 3G football pitches may have given his son cancer – Mirror Online

The lines have been drawn at a Wellingborough Leisure Centre, but nanoparticles will cross them.  The proposed Redwell 3G Pitch is next to a primary school, and tyre rubber crumb dust from the pitch will blow into classrooms.  Studies have shown these invisible nanoparticles act like asbestos.  We all now about illnesses caused by asbestos, which is why local people want to know why they and their children should be exposed?

Occasional Exposures Reduce Risk

Stuart L Shalat, scientist at EOHSI (Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute) states “Given that there are only occasional exposures this tends to reduce the risk of adverse health effects.” But local residents argue that there are no “only occasional exposures” for the children in the adjoining school nor for the people living in neighbouring houses.

This really needs rethinking…

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