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Crippen joins in the anger about ‘terrifying and discriminating’ intensive care guidance

Disabled activists Liz Carr and Dennis Queen have joined with other disabled people in expressing their outrage at the ‘frailty scoring system’ which is being used to determine whether disabled people who are admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are to be offered ...

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Crippen sends Boris a ‘Get well soon’ message

I’m sure we all wish Boris a speedy recovery, but there must be quite a few of us who are pleased that the government’s lack of preparedness has come around to bite him in the proverbial. Karma I think it’s called! Get well soon anyway Boris. You are a cartoonist’s dream ...

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Here are some terrible jokes – you’re welcome

My brain can't behave itself when it's stressed. It goes one of two ways: into the darkness or into humour. At the moment I am in the humour mode, to the point I want to ring up the RSPB and ask them to show me their tits. Anywho, I have taken ...

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Crippen exposes the truth behind Exercise Cygnus

Heard of Exercise Cygnus? No, well don’t worry because it’s been buried so deep by this government that not many people have. Breaking ranks, the Torygraph (sic) have published a damning exposé of this government cover-up which shows that they ...

Is it weird that I don’t really find this weird?

It feels weird right? I’ve had that word weird in my head for a while now. That moment between not really scared and not knowing what the hell is going to happen. NO ONE in this country has ever experienced this before – super weird – and just, well, actually for ...

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ZEN GIRLS: Artists in Conversation

Several months ago Shape Artist Angela Edmonds had a conversation via Instagram Direct Messages with Sculptor Tony Heaton about his sculpture ZEN GIRLS, carved directly from Carrara marble. They talk about the artistic process and the thinking behind the work, which consists of two figures sitting back to back on ...

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A Self-Isolating Website

I like subverting websites and showing they can be art pieces in themselves. I do try to respond to the world as it tries to convince me that my reality is problematic. I can't help but derive humour from the pain and absurdity of life. I want virtual reality to ...

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Crippen looks at the irony of Universal Credit design

UNIVERSAL Credit claimants could face online queues of more than 30,000 people when attempting to make a claim during the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of ordinary people (sic) are suddenly being confronted with the issues that disabled people have been faced with ever since Iain Duncan Smith, former head of the Department ...

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Coronavirus Bill frees up psychiatrists to fight COVID19

The Coronavirus Bill became the Coronavirus Act and passed into law last week. It included changes to mental health legislation which is not yet in force. Only one doctor will be needed to section someone, and sections will be able to last longer without review. Those of us who have been ...

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Tips for Lockdown or How to Shave the Eyebrows off a Potato

I hope people are holding out ok. I live in my own head a lot of the time, which has its weird lockkdowns, and the flashes of the weird virus of the past infecting the present, but a lot of the time, it is my own beautiful, spectacular cosmos. I ...