Only half of 25-54 year olds with a longstanding mental health problem are in work compared with nearly 90% of the rest of the population. Those with a mental health problem who are in work, earn on average 23% less per week than the rest of the population. Four in ten people with mental health problems are in poverty, more than double the national rate. These are the headline findings from a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which looks at the scale of inequality in our nation today. The report paints a picture of a country scarred by financial inequality, and deep injustice in terms of distribution of assets, power and opportunities. We remain a country where a young person’s chance of fulfilling their potential rests on the vagaries of where they were born and what their parents do, rather than their innate talent and ambition. Specifically, the report highlights the shameful links between poor mental health and poverty amongst 25-54 year olds. A … [Read more...] about Breaking The Link Between Poverty And Mental Ill-Health
A look at GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's critical comments of Trump Few Republicans have criticized Trump more strongly than former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is seeking his old job.In 2016, Pawlenty said Trump was "unsound, uninformed, unhinged and unfit to be president of the United States" in the days after a recording of the presidential candidate making vulgar comments about women surfaced. After launching his campaign in April, Pawlenty said he still voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 and supports the president's policies.Jeff Johnson, the state GOP's endorsed candidate for governor, has been stronger in his support of the president. He and his allies have portrayed himself as more in tune with the party's base and say Pawlenty -- who holds a huge fundraising advantage -- should be disqualified for his criticism of Trump.Republican political operative Gregg Peppin said it's another chance for Mr. Trump to aid an underdog candidate who has been a loyal supporter."I think it's a pretty cut-and-dried … [Read more...] about Trump to hold rally in Minnesota — live updates
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives tried to resolve the issues with PayPal. Acid's postings on Twitter and an online bulletin board included the hashtags "QuitCensoringUs," ''FreedomOfExpression" and "WeWillBeBack." PayPal confirmed it closed the account. "PayPal has a longstanding, well-defined and consistently enforced Acceptable Use Policy, and regardless of the individual or organization in question, we work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments for activities that promote violence," the company, based in San Jose, California, said in a statement Wednesday. "Active Shooter" is branded as a "SWAT simulator" that lets players choose between being an active shooter terrorizing a school or the SWAT … [Read more...] about PayPal dumps “Active Shooter” game developer Acid Software
Labour has announced it will oppose a third runway at Heathrow Airport - but it will give its MPs a free vote. The announcement, in the run-up to a crucial Commons vote on Monday, illustrates the divisions within the party over Heathrow expansion. North East Labour MPs have said that expanding Heathrow is vital for the future success of the region’s economy, as it will safeguard domestic routes at Newcastle International and may allow the creation of new services between Heathrow and Durham tees Valley Airport. The Unite union, Labour’s largest financial backer, also supports expansion. But Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, whose London constituency will be affected by the expansion, has been campaigning against it for many years. Conservatives are also divided. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also has a long history of opposing a third runway, and will be out of the country at a EU foreign affairs ministers’ meeting when the vote takes place. Labour previously … [Read more...] about Labour to give MPs a ‘free vote’ on Heathrow third runway
UK Politics By Reality Check team BBC News 20 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44523513 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The claim: Extra funding for the NHS, up to 2023, will be part-funded by a Brexit dividend.Reality Check verdict: Once the UK stops paying into the EU … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Will there be a Brexit dividend?