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Try looking in the monthly archives. March 2016

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‘No further plans’ does NOT mean ‘no further cuts’

Isn’t it wonderful? The UK’s new Work and Pensions Secretary, Stephen Crabb, stood up in parliament and said that the government will not be going ahead with changes to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
So, that’s all right then. We can […]

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Andalucía: Great scenery, fantastic weather and improving accessibility for those with disabilities

 
There can be absolutely no doubt that the area of Andalucía in the south of Spain is a lovely place to visit on holiday. There are many places to visit, fantastic and varying landscapes plus gorgeous Mediterranean beaches.
   And all […]

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Don’t be fooled by government’s callous weasel words – disability benefits cuts are still planned

Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb.
Mystery still surrounds the fate of the threatened cuts to the UK’s Personal Independence Payment paid to people with disabilities. including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, blindness and mental illnesses.
Just look at the timetable:
March 11, Justin […]

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Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation and government’s benefit cut ‘rethink’ may not change anything

Chancellor George Osborne presenting his 2016 budget to UK’s parliament.
Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation from his position as UK’s Work and Pensions Secretary gives the government a chance to abandon its planned cuts to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – but don’t […]

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It’s time to make HSCT for MS available worldwide

The Maximov centre in Moscow is one of the leading providers of HSCT.
Using HSCT to treat people living with multiple sclerosis may not yet be proven in the long-term, as is often pointed out by various national MS charities and […]

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Back again

Sorry that there was no post on this blog yesterday; it was due to circumstances beyond my control. All being well, normal service will now be resumed.
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Cruise holiday finishes in New York City

Window displays are a big part of Christmas in New York.
Having spent the last three days concentrating on disabilities and the cuts to benefits planned for the UK, I think today it is time to lighten the mood.
A few days […]

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Lies, damn lies, and IDS’s statistics

Ian Duncan Smith has made unreliable claims about sanctions as well as his education.
Mired in controversy over his handling of what the Government calls welfare benefit ‘reform’ and critics call ‘cuts’, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith (pictured, above) is […]

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Now more Tory MPs face disability charities’ anger

 
Further to yesterday’s post about Conservative MP Kit Malthouse being told by Andover and Rural branch of the MS Society that it no longer wanted him as their patron, other MPs are now feeling the heat from charitable organisations with […]

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MP told ‘We don’t want you as patron’ by MS Society

     Kit Malthouse MP not wanted as patron of Andover MS Society.
Not being ones to let the grass grow under their feet, members of Andover’s branch of the MS Society has reacted quickly to their patron voting for cuts to disability […]

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