Author John Pring

Activism and Campaigning Matt Hancock speaking at a podium at the mental health summit
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The government has been asked by campaigners from across the world why it blocked the “meaningful” involvement of user-led and survivor organisations in this week’s high-profile global mental health summit in London. Two open letters have criticised the way the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit was organised, and the hypocrisy of it being hosted
Arts, Culture and Sport David Dimbleby waving his hands and smirking
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A disabled activist has lodged complaints with the government and the BBC after the broadcaster’s flagship current affairs programme Question Time mocked the idea of using “silent applause” to make political events more accessible for autistic people. BBC Question Time (BBCQT) panellists were asked if they agreed with steps taken by the University of
Benefits and Poverty Esther McVey speaking in the House of Commons
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A charity has refused to criticise the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over four deaths linked to universal credit, hours after a minister announced it would receive tens of millions of pounds to support claimants on the new benefit system. Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey (pictured) told the Conservative party conference on
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