Tag Archives: disabled rights

Watch: “Lying, thieving, b******s”… Whistleblower reveals sick views of Work Programme contractors

Disabled and jobless people were referred to as “lying, thieving, bastards” by a major Work Programme contractor, the BBC’s Panorama revealed last night.

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ESA SOS: Another day, another attack on disabled people

The government are sneaking through major changes to how disabled people are assessed, writes Sue Marsh.

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The nasty department: DWP threaten to take disabled children away from parents

The DWP is sending out threatening, menacing letters to disabled parents, ordering them to do as they say or risk having their children taken into care.

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Welsh education minister: ‘Callous, ignorant’ IDS should be sacked

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has called on UK work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith to be sacked over his “callous” comments on Remploy.

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The three welfare amendments the Lords must fight for

Alex Hern gives their noble lordships pointers on how to avoid completely wrecking life for disabled people in Britain

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The DWP’s ‘scrounger’ rhetoric is causing real harm

Following today’s news six major disability charities have warned the government about its use of ‘scrounger’ rhetoric, we look at how widespread it has become.

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The government’s replacement for DLA is not fit for purpose

Anjuli Veall of Parkinson’s UK argues that the changes being made to DLA as it becomes PIP will harm those with conditions like Parkinson’s, and anyone with a long-term, yet fluctuating condition

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Time to step forward on the Spartacus report

Alex Hern writes on the Spartacus report, which shows the extent of opposition to the changes to DLA

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Tory MP: Disabled should work for less than minimum wage

Tory backbencher Philip Davies caused outrage today by telling Parliament that disabled people should work for less than the minimum wage, reports Shamik Das.

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