Labour conference: Abrahams says party will scrap WCA… but not sanctions

    By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday September 29th 2016 A Labour government would replace the “discredited” fitness for work test with a new assessment but it would not scrap benefit sanctions, the party’s shadow work and pensions … Continue reading →

Homeless ordeal of disabled man forced onto streets by hospital

4th August 2016 John Pring Disability News Service A disabled man was left to survive on the streets of London overnight after he was kicked out of hospital, and then forced by a council to beg for money to fund … Continue reading →

The banana republic morality of Labour’s NEC ~ By David Osland

WHEN was the last time a mass social democratic party anywhere in the world was formally forbidden to meet? The best answer I can come up with is 1973, in the wake of the military takeover in Chile.

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Nigel Farage MEP linked to Jo Cox’s killer through extreme-right Springbok Club

Posted by Black Triangle Campaign Friday 17th July 2016 02:20 B.S.T. In 2006 Nigel Farage MEP was a speaker at the Far-Right Swinton Circle in 2006 Jo Cox’s murderer was a “one of the earliest subscribers and supporters of “S.A.Patriot,” … Continue reading →

Activists protest outside premiere of ‘disability snuff movie’

Appalled activists protested outside a London premiere last night after describing the film as a “disability snuff movie” that suggests disabled people are better off dead. The protest outside the Curzon Mayfair cinema in London’s West End was coordinated by … Continue reading →

ANNOUNCEMENT: The People v DWP Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Grayling – Scotland’s leading human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar mandated to act on Black Triangle’s behalf

For the attention of PC Nick Porter, Police Scotland Mandate for Solicitor Advocate Mr. Aamer Anwar Monday 16th May 2016 Allegation of Breach of Duty in Public Office by Mssrs. Iain Duncan Smith MP and Chris Grayling MP – Incident/Crime … Continue reading →

Iain Duncan Smith Legacy

  Updated from:   The following is a list of policies and damning court decisions and findings undertaken under the watch of Iain Duncan Smith (emphasis on those affecting disabled people): April 2011: LHA (Local Housing Allowance) is reduced to … Continue reading →

Apprenticeship taskforce welcomed, despite concerns over membership

Disabled campaigners are hoping a new government taskforce will lead to apprenticeships becoming more accessible to disabled people, despite concerns over who ministers will invite to take part. Three government departments announced this week that they have set up the … Continue reading →

Police Scotland assessing possible investigation into IDS and Grayling

  By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 5th May 2016 Scottish police are assessing whether to launch a criminal investigation into the failure of two government ministers to address a coroner’s concerns about the safety of the “fitness for … Continue reading →

‘First, do no harm’: are disability assessments associated with adverse trends in mental health? A longitudinal ecological study

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Search Home Abstract PDF Current Issue Archive Online First J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206209 Research report ‘First, do no harm’: are disability assessments associated with adverse trends in mental health? A longitudinal ecological study Foreword by Black Triangle – In … Continue reading →

DWP sanctions are incompatible with Lord Bingham’s definition of the rule of law ~ Professor Michael Adler

  Austerity and Public Law Michael Adler: Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law Editors’ note: The blog is running a new series titled ‘Austerity and Public Law’. The theme explores the implications or impact of the austerity measures in the … Continue reading →

#DWP ‘Benefit sanctions: Britain’s secret penal system’ by Dr David Webster University of Glasgow

Benefits claimants are subjected to an ‘amateurish, secret penal system which is more severe than the mainstream judicial system’, writes Dr David Webster of the University of Glasgow. By Dr David Webster Published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Few … Continue reading →