October 6th 2011
To say that we warmly welcome this development would be a gross understatement.
Black Triangle and Inclusion Scotland have been lobbying MSP’s for this and we will continue to work together to see that all our voices are heard and that all our views are fully taken into account by MSP’s and the Parliament’s Health and Sports Committee.
In the coming days we will issue a further joint statement after consultations with disabled people’s organisations and among ourselves.
We sincerely hope that Scotland will take the lead on the fightback against this appalling Bill and that it will empower and encourage all our brothers and sisters in our movement in all the other countries in the UK.
We will not cease to fight until all the dogs have been called off sick and/or disabled people everywhere and our human rights have been fully restored to us.
Not only do we reject these ideologically driven cuts to welfare, we demand better for all the sick and/or disabled people of the UK.
We demand a life of independence,security and dignity; social justice with freedom from fear, freedom from official scapegoating and tyranny; and full inclusion in every aspect of society – economically, politically and socially!