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Crippen exposes the possible real agenda behind the Tory Disability Strategy

The Tory Government is to introduce an “ambitious” new strategy, supporting disabled people in all aspects and phases of their life. They state that they will use “all the levers of Government” to support disabled people to achieve their full potential. In the background notes to the Queen’s speech ...

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Crippen’s latest cartoon asks what will the current minister for Disabled People, Health and Work do for us crips?

Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, we now have a new Minister for Disabled people – Justin Tomlinson MP … well, actually, a new Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work to be exact (yes, they’ve changed the job title again!) – so he’s stretched pretty thin. AND he’s ...

Signs; Not Shutting Up

I can’t remember the film poster I cribbed these lines from. It was there in my local tube station. At the bottom of the stairs. When I stole the slogan I’m sure it had another resonance for me than the lyrics formed today. Might have had something to do with ...

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Liz Bentley being comforted by the Tesco Delivery Man

I've been away, it was good to come home to a Tesco Delivery. One of the issues of internet shopping is sizing. I have in the past got excited about offers on wine, only to find when delivered they were little bottles, the same with coleslaw, and silver hoop earrings ...

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Women’s Art Activism – Provocation and Politics: The Personal is Political

Join me on 8 March 2020 at 1pm Parliament Square at the statue of Millicent Fawcett to march and celebrate International Women’s Day with Performance Artist Michelle Baharier AKA MichelleDuchamp, Michelle Anglo and @dyslxicRant on twitter or @bahariermichelle on Instagram Be your own personification of a woman who inspires you and perform with me ...

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Cartoonist Crippen comments on the Government’s refusal to assess the impact of benefit sanctions

Campaigners have responded with anger when it was revealed that the government has refused to assess the impact benefit sanctions have on people’s mental health despite repeated warnings they can cause long-lasting damage to the wellbeing of claimants and their families. This is despite warnings over the past several years ...

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Juice; Hit Head Bang Wall

Yoko’s Wall Piece to Orchestra says only; ‘Hit a wall with your head’. How many times have we done that. How many times have we said the same thing over and over again. There are two voices in this piece. The ones like me, like you, like ...

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Dyslexic Rant is back and blogging, happy new year all, and happy new year of the Rat ……so  back to Instagram  part 3

This is a series of blogs/views about Instagram and artistic practice. Hashtags and a dyslexic brain ....... lets talk cut and paste and what to do? Well I am dyslexic and I do not get #hashtags so help! ‘Cut and paste’ how does that work? Yes you can be famous if you are ...

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Introduction; To A Break Down

An unusual thing for me…. I’m starting to have kittens. Where is that nerveless self when needed. Consequently, my stammer is re-appearing. Consequently, I think back to when all this was supposed to have started. The school nativity play. Play up to expectations is a piece of advice someone once gave me. ...

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Cartoonist Crippen marks our exit from the European Union with a chilling comment on Inhuman Rights?!

Boris Johnson didn’t like it when MPs stood up to him in parliament and prevented him from carrying out what he wanted, and he was similarly antagonistic towards the judges who declared that his suspension of parliament was not legal. Now that Johnson has been re-elected, and with a large majority, ...