HomeBlogNational Union of Journalists Delegates Meeting 2012: Resolution on reporting of issues affecting disabled people
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  • papasmurf December 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Someone has booby trapped the link to the NUJ at the top of the page you need to alter it.

    • JJ December 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out. Sorted now 😉

  • kelpimare December 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I’m a simple soul so, deep breath, dare I believe the Tory strangled on our press is about to be broken???!! Forgive my lack of faith but…..I’ll believe when the BBC and diverse newspapers denounce this unelected government, without either mandate or honesty, for the liars that they undoubtedly are.

  • jed goodright December 7, 2012 at 2:56 am

    can’t see the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Express, Sun or Guardian buying this

  • DAVID A SHAW December 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    They really should get a grip on this, using legislation, the very thing cameron fears. Leveson would stop the likes of IDS and grayling spouting lies without fear of action against them. We need press legislation simply to give us a right to reply and a right to take legal action. This sadly is only something the wealthy can do, even mosely said that on the radio and commented that it was not a fair situation.

  • K Peake December 8, 2012 at 12:26 am

    The system is rigged. The extraordinarily privileged and expensively educated 7% keep control and everyone else down by occupying 50% of the senior, decision-making roles in Westminster and Whitehall. The more kindly among them need a nudge to give a sh** about the failing country they are fortunate enough to own and run. Sign the petition:

    http://hackinginquiry.org/

    The DWP once accommodated braincells and was encouraging employers to make it physically and environmentally possible for disabled people to work with them, as well as to have the odd nervous breakdown, hospital appointment and collapse without being booted back onto welfare again. They called this excellent scheme “Positive About Disabled People”. To sign up you needed only to be capable of acknowledging that health conditions existed and willing to accommodate them.

    However, it works, which is terribly confusing and threatening, and it requires skilful management, so it was abandoned in favour of stigma, persecution, slave labour, genocide and a fight to the death to become an undeveloped nation (http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2010/nov/04/united-nations-report-britain-inequality).

    Yet they managed to sell the idea to 250 employers before wandering off in the direction of the Nuremberg rally, and here are those 250 employers willing to have any of the 1.3 million disabled jobseekers among us sit alongside them in their offices and communicate with them over the internet (this is more than the brain-dead DWP or Work Programme will tell you so be sure to share this list of disabled-friendly employers):

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/104171/response/252587/attach/3/Disability%20symbol%20national%20list.pdf

    Notice the only large media outfit on the list is Channel 4. Notice the complete absence of the press who claim we are work-shy cheats but don’t and won’t or haven’t thought to, if you want to be nice about it, employ us themselves. They have held this position passionately for years now, never thinking to so much as glance over their offices or employment practises or the history of disability despite several decades worth of research available to them at the click of a button and despite obviously not having any personal experience to draw from or any imagination or many brain cells and despite claiming to be journalists.

    The UK press are charlatans at play which is to be pleasant about them. The fact that their stupid, incoherent, juvenile and unpleasant “position” continues to hold water tells you all you need to know about most of them and why it is deadly necessary for us all that they are made to be responsible. This would be nothing at all to ask any decent person.

  • Serenity December 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    The con-dems and press are all off on jollies together riding their horses and socialising with their hands up each others jacksies!

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