I’ve called for disabled/sick people to come together regularly through my blogs; this is a great summary of the reasons why we should Unite and Not allow the rhetoric of Gov or anyone else to divide us.
A quick reply to Sue Marsh’s important post earlier today.
People cannot exist, let along get on in life, while enduring grinding poverty. And one needs only look at levels of poverty and material deprivation among disabled people to recognise that in the UK and internationally the right to live life free of poverty is rarely realised. People are absolutely right to oppose the reforms underway because they are not doing anything to alleviate or eradicate poverty. The current programme of welfare reform is in fact making matters worse. That – in my personal view – is not a matter for debate.
What is a matter for debate is setting out a viable alternative and how to win the political and public argument for it. A few principles that I suspect – hope – we all agree on:
People with impairments and health conditions:
- Have the right…
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