Nothing new promised by latest work and pensions secretary

The cabinet table seat of the work and pensions secretary must be fitted with an eject mechanism. Yet again, it has a new incumbent. Indeed, in the 20 months since the sudden resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, the role has changed hands four times. And throughout that time, benefits for disabled people, including those with … Continue reading Nothing new promised by latest work and pensions secretary

Needless deaths caused by government spending cuts

Health and social care spending cuts have led to 120,000 needless deaths over the last seven years. A report in the British Medical Journal exposed the dramatic figures. Those are the very cuts that we with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and other diseases and disabilities, have consistently opposed. The shocking total of the coyly named “excess … Continue reading Needless deaths caused by government spending cuts

Disabled politician condemns government’s ‘suffer and die’ policies

New Labour MP Jared O’Mara, who has a disability, has accused the Conservative government of introducing policies in the hope that disabled people will “suffer and die”. It is a view with which I find it hard to disagree. O’Mara is now one of just a few disabled MPs, he has cerebral palsy, in the … Continue reading Disabled politician condemns government’s ‘suffer and die’ policies