Backlash over ‘terrible insult’ of McVey’s DWP appointment

    By John Pring Disability News Service 11th January 2018 Campaigners have reacted furiously to the decision to appoint

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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

‘Inspired by ‘I, Daniel Blake’ disabled protesters make ‘Declaration of Humanity’ in Seoul

By Ahn Young-choon, Staff reporter     Disabled people in wheelchairs spraypaint their names as a declaration of their humanity,

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May’s mental health speech ‘is smokescreen to hide damage of welfare reform’

  By John Pring Disability News Service 12th January 2017 The prime minister has been accused of hypocrisy, after making

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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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DWP issued guidance that made suicides more likely, then ‘lied’ to cover its tracks

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday September 29th 2016 or removing regulations 29 and 35, and said that such

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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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Government’s hate crime plan’s ‘unforgiveable’ failure on disability

  Angry campaigners have attacked the government’s new hate crime action plan for its “totally disrespectful” failure to address problems

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#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

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WATCH ‪#‎BBCQT‬ ‪#‎BBCbias‬: Man’s question to ‪Tories‬ ignored over current ‪UN‬ ‪CRPD‬ ‪‎investigation‬ into UK disability rights violations

BBC Question Time, Grimsby, Thursday 22nd October 2015 LINK TO FULL SEGMENT [Scroll to 35 minutes 35 seconds into the

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#DavidClapson #SanctionsDeaths: IDS rejects three key calls from MPs on sanctions safety

By John Pring Disability News Service Thursday 22nd October 2015 The government has rejected three key recommendations by a cross-party

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