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Activism and Campaigning Protesters outside the Tory offices, watched by police officers
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Anti-cuts activists have called for disabled people to vote tactically at the general election, in a bid to remove the Conservative party from power. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) launched a campaign this week to “unseat” the Tory government, with a protest outside the party’s election headquarters in Westminster (pictured). Although they failed to
Human Rights Poster with Iain Duncan Smith' in a prison outfit and the word 'guilty'
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Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the UK’s progress on implementing the disability rights convention may be ignoring links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. This week, the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) published its “list of issues”, the areas where it
Benefits and Poverty Penny Mordaunt speaking in the House of Commons
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Nearly half of disabled people subject to “planned reviews” of their eligibility for the government’s new disability benefit are having their existing award either cut or removed completely, according to new figures obtained by Disability News Service (DNS). The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of
Benefits and Poverty Hundreds of white flowers lying on grass
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Disabled activists have welcomed “timely” new research that concludes that the government’s “fitness for work” process has caused a deterioration in many people’s mental health which they have failed to recover from, and has even led to thoughts of suicide. The research, Mental Health And Unemployment In Scotland, was carried out by academics at
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