This group is established to galvanise opposition to the current vicious attack on the fundamental human rights of disabled people by the Government of the United Kingdom utilising “Work Capability Assessments” (as administered by ‘AtoS Healthcare Ltd’ on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions ‘DWP’) to re-classify sick and disabled individuals as “fit for work” – in flagrant violation of all accepted medical, and human, ethical standards.
This crime against sick and/or disabled people is being carried out at the behest of heartless, amoral, opportunistic British political élites, from all sides of the political spectrum, whom obscenely arrogate to themselves the titles of being “just” and “civilised” members of the human race. They merit only the contempt, oppobrium and disgust of all decent, caring people everywhere for their shameful conduct in betraying many of the most vulnerable people in our society in order to make ‘political capital’ – also known as ‘scapegoating’.
Sick and/or disabled people are not ‘Vulnerable’ of themselves – we have been rendered so by the disgraceful, despicable treatment meted out by the hands of these political élites who have abdicated their civic duties and responsibilities to disabled people, and by so doing have abandoned many of us to a life of ever-increasing hardship, penury and neglect. How can we not all but feel ashamed to be British while this scandal continues unabated?
Will YOU permit this to continue?
Each one of us has their duty to do whatever we can to oppose and bring an immediate end to this barbarism. Whether you study the facts herein and disseminate them in order to counter government-sponsored myths about disabled people and social security, or you choose to become more actively involved in our disability rights activist community (you don’t need to be disabled!) or donate: Please support our work in whatever way you can!
“It is not incumbent on you to finish the work, but neither are you entitled to refrain from it”
~ Pirkei Avot 2:16
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paul Reekie (Born January 23, 1962; Died June 2010) : Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him; May He Rest in Peace.
By John McArdle Black Triangle Campaign Sunday 19th May 2013 As our members and supporters know, Black Triangle has been at the forefront of lobbying members of the medical profession to help us bring an end to the DWP-Atos Work … Continue reading
‘Brit Nat Down’ posted on May 18, 2013 by Rev. Stuart Campbell Thanks to the alert reader who pointed us at a Plymouth Herald story today about lovable UKIP candidate and teacher of British children, the charming Ron Northcott. “Plymouth UKIP man quits … Continue reading
By Adrian Pearson 17 May 2013 Labour cannot promise to repeal the bedroom tax, its shadow benefits minister has told a Newcastle audience. Liam Byrne was in Tyneside to set out Labour’s plans to create jobs if it forms the next … Continue reading
Co-ordinator of Labour’s policy review is charged with the task of defining party’s ‘One Nation’ slogans Continue reading
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‘Disability benefit assessments ‘unfair’, says ex-worker’ The fit to work tests were introduced in 2010 and have proved controversial By Sophie Hutchinson BBC News A doctor who worked for the private company which assesses people for disability benefits says … Continue reading
May 15th 2013 We have sent the following complaint about what we consider to be the incitement to hatred by Cornish councillor Colin Brewer. In Wadebridge … Continue reading
Magnus Gardham Political Editor Wednesday 15 May 2013 THOUSANDS of benefit claimants are being subjected to stressful fitness-for-work tests because GPs are failing to provide the the Department for Work and Pensions with medical information on time. Figures released … Continue reading
The hidden welfare state Posted on May 14, 2013 by syzygysue The UK has two welfare states. There is one that is reported and endlessly discussed, and another, which is rarely mentioned. Whilst the first is suffering enormous cuts under the … Continue reading
Iain Duncan Smith’s punishing new payments were the last straw for the tragic 53-year-old who killed herself to avoid plunging into further poverty Steven Bottrill Page One Photography Unable to work because of a crippling illness, Stephanie Bottrill was already … Continue reading
Article written by Patrick Burns 14 May 2013 Last updated at 11:53 Political editor, Midlands “The government was to blame.” It’s one simple, chilling sentence in the suicide note left by Stephanie Bottrill from Solihull early on the … Continue reading
By John McArdle Published on 14/05/2013 12:00 Sick and disabled people are being subjected to enormous and avoidable suffering as a consequence of the UK
Government’s draconian welfare reforms. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reportedly written to Iain Duncan … Continue reading
By John Pring May 10, 2013 4:23 pm Disabled activists could target the British Medical Association (BMA) with direct action protests after it refused to campaign for the government’s “fitness for work” test to be scrapped, despite an overwhelming vote … Continue reading
Published on 08/05/2013 12:00 SOME of the Capital’s most vulnerable residents are being subjected to “enormous avoidable suffering” as a result of fitness-to-work benefits tests, prominent city GPs have said. The controversial assessments are carried out by private … Continue reading
By Judith Duffy Sunday 5 May 2013 SCOTTISH ministers have warned UK Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith that NHS services are coming under “intolerable strain” due to the extra workload created by welfare reforms. The letter sent … Continue reading
Black Triangle Campaign Anti-Defamation Campaign in Defence of Disability Rights email@example.com 1. Doctors’ Letter TEXT On 24th June last year at the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) doctors from every discipline voted overwhelmingly to demand that the DWP-Atos … Continue reading
Herald View Sunday 5 May 2013 THE misery that the UK welfare reforms have caused disabled people has been highlighted often by this paper. But that makes the cases cited by doctors today in … Continue reading
Campaign launched to challenge the benefits system in a bid to protect the wellbeing of vulnerable claimants. Exclusive by Judith Duffy Sunday 5 May 2013 FRONTLINE doctors in Scotland have hit out at the “Kafkaesque” system of fitness-to-work … Continue reading
Posted on May 03, 2013 by Rev. Stuart Campbell This shouldn’t take long. Since 1997, and particularly since 2001, what passes for the political ideology of the Labour Party in Britain could be accurately summed up in one short … Continue reading