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Activism and Campaigning Eight people, including four wheelchair-users smiling at the camera
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Disabled Labour supporters have described some of the ways in which left-wing activists could push back against years of government austerity, oppression and attacks on inclusion. They were speaking at two events taking place on the fringes of this week’s Labour conference in Liverpool, both organised by disabled researchers and campaigners Dr Paul Darke
Politics Anne Pridmore, her assistance dog, and Alex Hovden at the conference
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Labour is facing concerted pressure to put an end to years of “blatant discrimination” against its own disabled party members, while also facing complaints about “inexcusable” access failings at this week’s annual conference in Brighton. Members of one disabled members’ campaign – Party Participation and Disabled People (PPDP) – handed out leaflets at the
Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams and two other panellists listen to a woman speaking
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has called for nurses and other healthcare professionals who write misleading benefit assessment reports to be “held to account”. Debbie Abrahams said there had been “too many times” when healthcare professionals had written reports that did not “marry” with the evidence they had been given by disabled benefit
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