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  • peterzzz August 31, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I fully support the objectives of Black Triangles Campaign. Is there a way of contributing to the cause?

  • Pamela Wilkinson August 31, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Pamela Wilkinson
    The government has launched a propaganda campaign, to incite hatred towards the sick and disabled people in the UK, (to justify its intention to remove all of us from benefit entitlement). With the assistance of irresponsible newspapers, such as;The Daily Mail, and through ATrociOuS assessments, the government is therefore trying to deny us our rights. To further demonstrate this belief; there is a bill being pushed through parliament to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights:

    http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/europeanconventiononhumanrightswithdrawal.html

  • Action_T4 August 31, 2011 at 11:51 am

    With the coming of the unelected ConDem regime this country has reached a new political low point, and that took some doing as I thought we had already plunged the depths and reached that low point.
    To what extent is the financial bankruptcy of the world actually due to the illegal wars waged by leaders determined to fulfil their own agenda? These wars that nobody wanted and which we passionately and desperately campaigned against yet were totally ignored as politician of all parties just nodded them through.

    Wars bankrupt countries ans they always have but these liars have caused moral bankruptcy as well as they are still walking free. Everything has to change and this could be the start, if we make it happen.

  • Rebelliousstreak August 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    The government has launched a propaganda campaign against the sick and disabled people of the UK, so they can justify the removal of us all from benefit entitlement and deny us our human rights. It has enlisted the help of irresponsible newspapers such as the Daily Mail, and through ATrociOuS assessments, to achieve its goal. To demonstrate this, there is a bill being pushed through Parliament (2nd reading: House of Commons | 16.09.2011), to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights:

    http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2010-11/europeanconventiononhumanrightswithdrawal.html

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    • DeusExMacintosh August 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Umm, I don’t fully support this because of the exclusively left politics. I think the use of ‘pogrom’ to describe welfare reform is hysterical and inaccurate. I acknowledge that there is a deficit, I think Johan Hari is ‘full of it’ and that capitalism doesn’t discriminate on the basis of creed, colour or indeed disability and therefore can provide a route to empowerment, integration and independence for disabled people. I did vote conservative so I did vote for this coalition government, as did the majority of the population overall. I am NOT happy about what they’re doing or have done but as a society we need to consider that if there is no such thing as too BIG to fail, then there may also be no such thing as too SMALL to fail and vice versa. As a stakeholder in wider society it is our crisis too and we therefore have a contribution to make towards its solution.

      What I’m protesting about is the scapegoating of disabled people and the achievement of welfare reform by spin without proper examination of the new policies by the public or parliament in a democratic fashion. We’ve had government by spin before and it wasn’t nice when Labour did it either. I fully support the UN convention but don’t feel that it’s immediately relevant to the problem of welfare reform (Human Rights legislation can and may be repealed – we need to prepare arguments that don’t rely on it exclusively).

      Personally, I think if we return to the 30’s we’ll be getting off lightly when it comes to things like the economy and peak oil – what I don’t want to see is a return to the 1900s and the working poor of “Round About A Pound a Week” [the Fabian women’s investigation into living conditions in a part of London]. We can transition to the 30’s with only minor changes to society, it’s falling any further back that’s the problem.

      Could the more socialist of the BT administrators please calm down a bit?! If you want to represent the interest of disabled people, you need to recognise that disability occurs randomly in the population and therefore there will be others like myself who are NOT from the left but who still have issues with the choice and exercise of government policy.

      • peterzzz August 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

        An extremely articulate post I must say.What a great invitation from John.Thats what this is all about, free speech.I really hope you will take up the offer.To be honest I consider myself forced left.But feel it has been caused by current policies.
        respect

        Peterzzz

  • Pamela Wilkinson commented on Black Triangle Campaign:

    The government has launched a propaganda campaign, to incite hatred towards the sick and disabled people in the UK, (to justify its intention to remove all of us from benefit entitlement). With the assistance of irresponsible newspapers, such as;The Daily Mail, and through ATrociOuS assessments, the government is therefore trying to deny us our rights. To further demonstrate this belief; there is a bill being pushed through parliament to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights

  • John August 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    @ Deus ExMackintosh:
    “Could the more socialist of the BT administrators please calm down a bit?! If you want to represent the interest of disabled people, you need to recognise that disability occurs randomly in the population and therefore there will be others like myself who are NOT from the left but who still have issues with the choice and exercise of government policy.”

    Yes – such as David Cameron’s father. The experience of disability from the perspective of a moneyed elite is very far from that of most mere mortals.

    I am pleased that you are expressing your views unreservedly, however much we may disagree. That is what this forum is about. However, I shall not tailor my views in order to ingratiate myself to those who disagree with me.

    We would very much like you to write an article to be published on our website setting forth your opinions in full for proper and open debate among our online community.

    Please feel free to submit an article, which will be published in full – uncensored!

    Solidarity! 🙂

    John

  • Zachary Danger Martin on Facebook August 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Nobody voted for coalition, and the members of that regime did not receive a majority of the vote. Just sayin…

  • Jayne Linney on Facebook August 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Shame you’re based in Scotland – for me that is

    • Calum August 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Jayne,

      Based in Iceland actually. The only safe place for free speech, now that the UK is heading back to the 1930’s.

      Don’t worry, the WHOLE of the UK is being supported for disability help as per John’s treatise above.

      Cheers,

      Calum.

  • FS August 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I did NOT ask for this government. I DID not use my fundamental right to vote so that it could be used in such a way as to ingrate 2 people into power who have no right to be there. I DID not ask to become ill. I DID not ask to be treated like I am surplus to requirements. All I want is recognition that I as an individual require those in power to listen, abide and adhere to their own guidelines. To stop ignoring the rights of disabled people. To quit using organizations that care for profit not people. There has to be a way to stop people from fraud, of course. But tarring everyone with the same brush until proven otherwise, takes us all back in time to segregation.

    BlackTriangle wants a just and fair way of life for all disabled people. To stop the reassessments of people who will never again be able to work, to pay attention to doctors, specialists who know more about their patients than someone who has 6 weeks of training to use a LiMA programme.

    Life is hard enough, the government are afraid to look at themselves. So they choose the easiest target available. Every death that has occurred, is blood on their hands. They are to blame. I hope they sleep well at night.

  • Calum August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    WOW,

    Well done John,

    That must have taken a LOT of effort. More substance than many of the thin meaningless political manifestos that pollute our parliamentary ‘democracy’.

    I fully stand with you on what you have written.

    Kindest regards,

    Calum.

  • Be Hinderhund on Facebook August 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Sorry, just a reminder and heads up for newer people that DeusExMacintosh is the online human half of the Behinderhund assistance dog partnership. *I* am DEM.

  • jamesd August 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Pamela Wilkinson wrote
    The government has launched a propaganda campaign, to incite hatred towards the sick and disabled people in the UK, (to justify its intention to remove all of us from benefit entitlement). With the assistance of irresponsible newspapers, such as;The Daily Mail, and through ATrociOuS assessments, the government is therefore trying to deny us our rights. To further demonstrate this belief; there is a bill being pushed through parliament to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights:

    I really couldn’t put it better i would also add with the assistance of Media e.g. BBC as well

  • peterzzz commented on Black Triangle Campaign:

    Oh Wow! Ive just learnt that there is to be a live broadcast tonight at 8.30pm: http://stream.aljazeera.com/
    Thats gotta be a must watch!

    Wake up BBC and the rest and realise your not catching the real feeling and whats going on!!

  • peterzzz September 1, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Congratulatins to John Mc on his interview on: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/uk-health-contractor-accuses-online-critics-libel
    Come on UK press and tv lets have some fair unbiased coverage now.

  • muffie02 September 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    also fully support the campaign – this is simple people – you do not win wars by “playing nice ” or being “politically correct ” – the politicos are playing dirty – they dont care WHO they hurt in the process – THEY wont ever BE in our position – ok they might become disabled – but they have the finances to get the best help – the best treatment and dont NEED the support of benefits ( which incidently i will remind people the majority have paid in for in NI and TAXES – so we are NOT scrounging !! )

    in my book in THIS fight you are either part of the solution or part of the PROBLEM !! –

  • Sarah Martin September 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I have RR MS and have been medicating with only cannabis since 2003. The NHS has offered me no legal alternative as there is a blanket ban on Sativex in the west midlands. I have been offered beta-interferons but their toxicity levels scare me more than the law does.

    In a few day I’ll be giving a presentation at a conference of neuro scientists in Bonn. http://www.bonn2011.org/
    Science takes us seriously and, periodically, the media. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLlhA09Q6SM

    We’re just considering our next move as we’re not famous and so provide little media interest. The tax payer would be better off too and you’d think there would be some interest somewhere. It’s not just MS sufferers who benefit from cannabis as I’m sure you already know.

    • Phil Lockwood September 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

      The illegality of cannabis as a medicine for people who suffer from illnesses where it has a scientifically proven medicinal benefit is a major breach of the Human Rights of the people who use it as a medicine Sarah, especially when you hear of sick and disabled people being imprisoned for using their medicine of choice while many UK health trusts are refusing to pay for GW Pharmaceuticals overpriced Sativex, something that many people can produce themselves at a far cheaper price with the governments claims that Sativex and Herbal cannabis are totally different not standing up to any scientific scrutiny.

      http://www.gwpharm.com/Sativex.aspx

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