Senior civil servant admits draft industrial strategy failed on disability

By John Pring Disability News Service 21st July 2017 A senior civil servant has admitted to MPs and peers that

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DRUK’s new boss pledges better links with other DPOs and grassroots groups

By John Pring Disability News Service July 2017 The new boss of Disability Rights UK (DR UK) has pledged to

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Jared O’Mara calls for action on bullying and harassment by MPs

Image Courtesy of The Star   By John Pring Disability News Service July 2017 A newly-elected disabled MP is calling

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Government’s UN response ‘exposes failings on disability convention’

By John Pring Disability News Service July 13th 2017 The government has ignored key evidence that demonstrates widespread breaches of

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Police watchdog criticised over investigation into murder of disabled refugee

Picture Courtesy of Guardian By John Pring Disability News Service  6th July 2017   A watchdog has been criticised for

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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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#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

“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

Voting Tory in #GE17 is a vote to kill people like me, and you need to know why

By Blogger a Disabled Activist Fiona Robertson April 21st 2017 IT IS to their credit, and to our collective doom,

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‘Fitness for work’ test has led to deterioration in mental health, say researchers

By John Pring Disability News Service March 16th 2017 Disabled activists have welcomed “timely” new research that concludes that the

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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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UN report failure on benefit deaths by national DPOs ‘is extreme insult to activists’

  By John Pring Disability News Service 2nd February 2017   A crucial report submitted to the United Nations by

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Green refuses three times to apologise to Scotland for harm of benefit reforms

By John Pring Disability News Service November 10th 2016   The work and pensions secretary Damian Green has refused three

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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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