As the dust begins to settle after the shock referendum result in the UK that says that Britain should leave the European Union, how do those with disabilities stand? Well, in the medium-term, the country will still be in the EU until two years after clause 50 is triggered and that looks set to not … Continue reading May uncaring, Green self-interested, Crabb disgraced
As is now known worldwide, the UK will have a new prime minister in a couple of months’ time because David Cameron announced that he will be stepping down in light of the referendum result to leave the European Union. Naturally, there are a few Conservatives with their eyes on the top job but, in … Continue reading Not fit to be benefits minister let alone in charge of the whole government
Declaration of interest: I have multiple sclerosis and receive both ESA (in the support group) and Disabled Living Allowance (both care and mobility components at the highest rates). Sneaky, very sneaky and possibly even underhanded, is the only way I can describe how the UK’s work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb decided to reveal … Continue reading ‘No further plans to cut benefits’ pledge lasts 51 days
Sadly, the UK government seems hell bent on ignoring the lessons it should have learnt after the events following the chancellor of the exchequer’s budget speech that included an announcement that cuts would be made to the Personal Independence Payment disability benefit which is paid to people with a whole range of disabilities. They include … Continue reading Disability benefits: When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?
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 all relax, campaigns can stop. The government has seen the error of its ways. … Continue reading ‘No further plans’ does NOT mean ‘no further cuts’
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 Tomlinson, Disabilities Minister in the Department of Work and Pensions, officially announced plans to make changes, to make … Continue reading Don’t be fooled by government’s callous weasel words – disability benefits cuts are still planned