Conservative peer calls out McVey for lying to MPs about Motability

Current work and pensions secretary Esther McVey stands accused of lying to fellow MPs about the Motability disability car scheme. In parliamentary-speak, this is called 'misleading the house'. And the accusation comes from within her own party! Lord Sterling, who was a founder of Motability in 1977, told McVey in a letter that the “litany … Continue reading Conservative peer calls out McVey for lying to MPs about Motability

More lies from a disability minister – this time to MPs

As soon as Esther McVey was work and pensions secretary, one of her junior minister  told lies to MPs. Not that parliamentarians call it telling lies. In their terms, disabilities minister Sarah Newton misled the house of commons. Now, Department of Work and Pensions officials are making excuses. A DWP spokeswoman told Disability News Service … Continue reading More lies from a disability minister – this time to MPs

Referendum, they think it’s all over, but it isn’t yet

To Brexit or not to Brexit, that is the question hanging over the UK´s politicians at the moment. But, surely, the majority of people voted ‘Leave’ in the referendum; it must all be over bar the shouting. Whatever that might mean for people with disabilities, whatever that might mean for the health service, whatever it … Continue reading Referendum, they think it’s all over, but it isn’t yet

From benefit cuts to tax havens – blame Dodgy Dave

      Prime Minister Dodgy Dave David Cameron and, right, Dennis Skinner, the Beast of Bolsover. Putting aside all talk of the leak of the so-called Panama Papers, the kerfuffle which followed did result in UK Prime Minister David Cameron being labelled ‘Dodgy Dave’, not exactly a term of endearment and one that might well follow … Continue reading From benefit cuts to tax havens – blame Dodgy Dave