UN demands annual UK progress report on correcting ‘grave and systematic violations’

  By John Pring Disability News Service September 7th 2017 A UN committee has told the UK government to produce

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DPOs consider boycott of government engagement over ‘misrepresentation’ at UN

By John Pring Disability News Service September 7th 2017 Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) are to consider boycotting any engagement with

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  By Steven Naysmith  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15508062.UK_Government_cuts_driving_disabled_people_into_poverty__key_UN_committee_says/ Reblogged DISABLED people are dying as a result of austerity measures and discrimination, campaigners have

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New disabled MP accuses government of ‘eugenics’

Picture Courtesy of Guardian   By John Pring Disability News Service 6th July 2017 A newly-elected disabled MP has accused

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Rebranding of ‘toxic’ Atos will fail, activists promise

  By John Pring Disability News Service 14th June 2017   The “toxic” government contractor Atos has been accused of

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Anger, resignation… and optimism in wake of general election result

By John Pring Disability News Service  14th June 2017 Disabled activists have reacted with a mixture of anger, resignation and

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UK General Election: Why disabled people oppose the Tories ~ And need your help

Video: A woman with learning difficulties has accosted Theresa May while the prime minister was on a walkabout in an

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#CripTheVoteUK #GE2017: #SNP calls on next government to follow Scotland’s lead on benefits

The SNP has called on the next UK government to follow Scotland’s lead in protecting disabled people from social security

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#GE2017 “I cannot believe that so many people across the UK are planning to vote for such a hard, uncaring Tory Government” ~ Dr Philippa Whitford MP (SNP) Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon

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Shock as Universal Credit rules treat sick as ‘fit for all work-related activity’ – against GPs explicit orders

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 25 May 2017 Activists ‘horrified’ by universal credit rules forcing sick claimants into

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Boycott call after DWP wrongly claims DPOs helped devise punitive work scheme

  By John Pring Disability News Service 4th May 2017 Disabled activists have called on disability charities to boycott any

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Potential Legal Challenge to £30 p.w. ESA Cut – defendants needed

From Monday (3rd April), new recipients of employment and support allowance deemed healthy enough to carry out ‘work related activities’

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DWP presentation on ESA plans ‘confirms worst fears’ about green paper

  By John Pring Disability News Service 30th March 2017   Ministers have been accused of ignoring a public consultation

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DPOs join forces to brief UN on how UK has breached disability convention

  By John Pring Disability News Service March 16th 2017   Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have come together to tell

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Watchdog refuses to withdraw report to UN that omits benefit deaths evidence

By John Pring Disability News service 23rd February 2017 The equality and human rights watchdog has refused to withdraw its

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National DPOs forced to withdraw report sent to UN over benefit deaths evidence

By John Pring Disability News Service 9th February 2017 Three national disabled people’s organisations have withdrawn a report they submitted

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Mother of ‘fit for work’ victim calls for ministers to face criminal charges

By John Pring Disability News Service 9th February 2017   The mother of a disabled man who starved to death

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Green Party calls on government to launch benefit deaths inquiry

By John  Pring Disability News Service 9th February 2017 The Green Party has written to work and pensions secretary Damian

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