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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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: Tory disability minister endorses forced institutionalisation of disabled people

  Election 2017: Tory disability minister endorses forced institutionalisation By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 1st June 2017  

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#CripTheVoteUK: As UK doctors’ leaders abdicate duty to defend patients’ human rights disabled people face perilous post-election future

BMA ‘will be complicit in future deaths’, after silence on ‘fit note’ rules By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday

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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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Concern over UN’s ‘silence’ on benefit-related deaths

  By John Pring Disability News Service 6th April 2017   Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the

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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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Joint – letter from the United Kingdom Disabled People’s Movement and Allied Civil Society Organisations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Published By Black Triangle November 19th 2016 Secretary General   As U.K. disabled campaigners and civil society organisations we write

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UN’s conclusion that UK violated disability rights is ‘vindication’ for activists

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday November 10th 2016 Disabled activists who persuaded the United Nations (UN) to investigate

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Dr Sarah Glynn: Why we must resist the ‘work cure’

By Dr Sarah Glynn SUWN  1stNov 2016 Ahead of the IdeaSpace event in Glasgow this week, Dr Sarah Glynn of

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MSPs hear call for government to ‘speak out more forcefully’ on WCA deaths

    13th October 2016  By John Pring -Disability News Service A disabled activist has told a parliamentary committee that

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Ministers know their WCA system is increasing suicide risk, says Ken Loach

By John Pring Disability News Service October 6th 2016   Government ministers know their “fitness for work” system is making

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Duncan Smith tells DNS: ‘I’m not going to be accused by you’ over mental health deaths

By John Pring  Disability News Service October 6th 2016   Iain Duncan Smith has denied responsibility for the deaths of

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‘Fit for work’ suicide man’s sister tried to take her own life after DWP ordeal

  By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday September 21st 2016   The sister of a man driven to suicide

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Disabled researcher’s book exposes ‘corporate demolition of welfare state’

15th September 2016 John Pring http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/ A string of activists, academics, politicians and journalists have welcomed the publication of a new

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Benefit claimants die as DWP staff keep failing to follow suicide guidelines

  September 8th 2016 John Pring Disability News Service The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has refused to consider

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Documents show WCA suicide death mirrored 2010 tragedy

4th August 2016 John Pring A physiotherapist took just 35 minutes to carry out a face-to-face assessment that led to

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Parents of Scottish ‘fit for work’ suicide man back call for Iain Duncan Smith prosecution

    John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 28 July 2016 The parents of a disabled man who took his

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