Smear Campaign against the Sick and Disabled

Please sign – click here.  Running a vilification program against the sick and disabled is unacceptable and has to stop.

The budget claims to be saving 11 billion in benefits – mainly by throwing the sick and disabled off  DLA. They did the same with IB. Changed it to ESA and put every one through a Mickey Mouse computer program run by private insurance contractors with the aim of throwing 1 million people off IB/ESA. The Work Capability Assessment has been completely discredited – most appeals are granted.

Yet this morning Danny Alexander said that the same test was going to be used to throw half the people off DLA. 

Disability benefits have never come under this kind of attack before. Who is defending us? Where is the disability lobby? Can we rely on the disability charities to fight this time? The disabled and their supporters have to organise – and do it now.

Come and help – here

Read more – here


5 Responses to “Smear Campaign against the Sick and Disabled”

  1. Joanne Moran Says:

    The nasty name calling has been going on for years and will now be used to justify nasty cuts by the coalition. It is the standard way to create division in society by making the outgroup (sick & disabled) appear sub-human who can then be attacked by the ingroup. It effectively sets back the cause of anti-disability discrimination years and those who use these derogatory terms to justify their policies should be deeply ashamed.


  2. Geoff Says:

    I’m sorry to keep saying this but what else do you expect from the tories – they never change

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  4. Norrms Says:

    Why wont some people just leave the sick and infirm alone and let us get on with our lifes with as much dignity as we have left?? We dont ask for much, only a decent living wage for carers and benifit for us. We have to eat as well !!! Please God let some one hear our voices one day

    Best wishes, Norrms and family xxxxxx

  5. john Says:

    They did it in the 80’s demonising single mothers,
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

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