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Clause 99, Catch 22 – State sadism and silencing the vulnerable

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 1,254 views

Here is the Hansard record of The Work Capability Assessments – Mandatory Reconsideration adjournment debate - it’s the 6th debate about Employment Support Allowance (ESA) tabled by Labour MP Sheila Gilmore, who has worked very hard to present her gathered and substantial…

The Government considers itself to be above the law

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM 1,601 views

The Government says that Atos offices are totally accessible and very fair… …but then this Government says an awful lot that’s utter twaddle, as we know only too well. For example, despite the Tory claim that the Work Capability Assessment…

It’s fraud, Lord Freud.

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM 10,971 views

Lord Freud on Disability Benefits: 27 words, 4 inaccuracies – a new record? On 24 June Lord Freud stated to the House of Lords: “I will set a little bit of context by saying that even in these hard economic…

Welfare wrongs and human rights: a summary

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 2,515 views

A summary of discussion with Anne McGuire, Shadow Minister for disabled people. The Coalition is not a Government that recognises the intrinsic value and worth of life. It is not a Government that recognises human potential, or values personal growth and…

From the archive: The coming tyranny and the legal aid bill

/ June 7, 2013 at 8:35 PM 33,919 views

The Ministry of Justice’s “reforms” (Tory-speak for cuts) to legal aid undermine the fundamental principle of legal equality, breach Article 6(1) of  the European Convention of Human Rights: the right to a fair trial, and reflect a truly authoritarian agenda of tyranny. The cuts will seriously undermine…