Concerns over criteria for ‘fitness for work’ reassessment exemptions

By John  Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 Disabled campaigners have criticised new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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SNP hears ‘justice for the dead’ demand as it backs call to implement UN report

By John Pring Disability News Service 12th October 2017 The SNP’s annual conference has unanimously called on the UK government

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Labour conference: Abrahams pledges ‘supportive and enabling’ social security system

By John Pring Disability News Service September 28th 2017 Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the

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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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UK faces UN examination: Government cuts caused ‘human catastrophe’

By John Pring   Disability News Service   August 24th 2017   An international committee of disabled human rights experts

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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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#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

“I cannot believe that so many people across the UK are planning to vote for such a hard, uncaring Tory Government – and that so many others will simply stand back and not vote at all” ~ Surgeon Dr Philippa Whitford MP (SNP) … Continue reading#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

Nobody is Unfit for Work

  What you will read may be very distressing for you, but we are looking at the worst-case scenario and

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Vote Labour England to uphold the rights of disabled people

    Re- Blogged By Gail Ward Black Triangle 20th May 2017 Black Triangle Campaign is a Scottish – based

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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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