While Scotland Yard's Andy Redwood continues to waste tax payers money (2 million to date) investigating psychics and dreamers to pacify the McCanns for BROOKS. IN the real world -----
500,000 to lose disability benefit
Half a million people are set to lose disability benefits as the Government pushes ahead with plans to rid the system of abuse and fraud, Iain Duncan Smith says.
The rigorous new process being introduced by Mr Duncan Smith could lead to those without limbs, including former soldiers, having their payments reduced as their everyday mobility is not undermined by their prosthetic limbs.
The Work and Pensions Secretary says: “It’s not like incapacity benefit, it’s not a statement of sickness. It is a gauge of your capability. In other words, do you need care, do you need support to get around. Those are the two things that are measured. Not, you have lost a limb...”
May 13 2012 By Mark Aitken
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DAVID Cameron has put off his appearance before the Leveson inquiry amid mounting panic in Downing Street over the phone-hacking scandal.
The Prime Minister is said by friends to be “deeply nervous” about the probe into links between politicians and newspaper executives, which has already caused him acute embarrassment.
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, revealed last week that Cameron signed off phone texts to her with the message LOL, thinking it meant “lots of love”.
The inquiry has seriously implicated one of the Prime Minister’s favourite cabinet ministers, Jeremy Hunt. The Culture Secretary was facing renewed calls to resign this weekend over claims he colluded with newspaper executives.
Chancellor George Osborne is also now likely to be summonsed after fresh details emerged of his close contacts with News International.
Cameron is said to be preparing “night and day” for his appearance before Lord Justice Leveson, which had been expected in the next week or so.
But sources say he will not now give evidence until next month after asking for more time to prepare.
He has also requested that he is questioned after Tony Blair and Gordon Brown give their evidence.
That way, he can explain his strategy of cosying up to newspaper executives by pointing to the fact that Blair and Brown admitted doing the same thing when they were PM, insiders revealed.
Cameron’s relationship with News International has come increasingly under the spotlight as the inquiry looks at claims that there was a deal between the Tories and Rupert Murdoch over the media mogul’s bid for full control of BSkyB.
“It’s all he thinks about,” said a source close to the Prime Minister.
“He’s terrified of getting somthing wrong, or being caught off guard.
“He knows that if he fluffs his appearance it could be devastating.”