Browsing: Shaping Our Lives

Human Rights Two wheelchair-users protesting outside parliament, one of them (Dennis Queen) is holding a placard saying 'who will be next', and is wearing a Not Dead Yet UK tee-shirt
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Disabled researchers who interviewed both opponents of legalising assisted suicide and those in favour of new laws have found “a surprising amount of common ground” between the two groups. The research, published by the national service-user and disabled people’s network Shaping Our Lives (SOL), found that “oversimplified” media reporting on the complex arguments for
Human Rights Priti Patel speaking in the House of Commons
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A minister partly responsible for the UK being found guilty of “grave or systematic violations” of the UN disability convention has been branded “highly offensive” after announcing that her government would try to become a “world leader” on disability. Priti Patel (pictured) was employment minister for more than a year while the UN’s committee
Human Rights Head and shoulders of Anna Lawson
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Campaigners and experts say they fear that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) could have serious consequences for disabled people, although it is too early for an accurate assessment of the likely impact. Among the concerns raised are that the referendum result could trigger another recession, an increase in unemployment and a
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