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UN investigates UK Govt. over human rights welfare reform abuses

The United Nations plans to visit the UK to investigate whether Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms have caused harmful and systematic abuses of disabled people's human rights, The Independent reports.

Dead by welfare reform: Penniless soldier, 59, starved to death Special

Stevenage - A diabetic ex-soldier died with no food in his stomach and less than £4 ($6) to his name, after officials at the Department of Work and Pensions in the UK axed his benefits.

Ex-soldier loses welfare benefits for selling Remembrance poppies

A British Army veteran has had his welfare benefits cut for selling poppies for the Royal British Legion instead of looking for work.

UK: Ken Clarke 'will' stand for re-election in 2015

Ken Clarke, the long-standing Conservative Party MP, is to seek re-election at the next British general election, it has been revealed.

'Hated by the Daily Mail' carnival protest planned this weekend

This Sunday, anti-bigotry campaigners are encouraging people to take part in a unique carnival-protest against the British national newspaper the “Daily Mail.”

Op-Ed: April Fool's Day non-jokes from the UK

Although this article is filed under Entertainment, you might not be amused if you are one of the people affected by these Draconian cuts.

Over two-thirds of Brits would work for nothing to land dream job Special

Nearly 70 per cent of the British public would be prepared to work for nothing for up to three months if it meant landing their dream job, according to a new survey.

UK Minister Iain Duncan Smith condemns tax credits

Conservative Works and Pensions Minister Iain Duncan Smith attacks working tax credits as not fit for purpose and a drain on government spending.

Op-Ed: The Unemployed and the Unemployable — in Fiction and Fact

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith has set about reforming the benefit system, but how can he truly ensure that work always pays?

Op-Ed: Iain Duncan Smith and the fantasy of making work 'always' pay

Everyone agrees the benefit system in the UK is a total mess. The man appointed to sort it out thinks he has the answer, but Iain Duncan Smith doesn't even understand what is the real problem.

Iain Duncan Smith 'misled Parliament' on UK rental statistics

London - A British Conservative cabinet minister has been accused of misleading Parliament by passing off property price-comparison figures that were taken from an Internet website as official government figures.

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