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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 ...

Boris manipulated by Cummings

Crippen asks, “Is eugenics influencing government policy?”

Disabled people have long been the focus for those who support the eugenics movement. From the extremes practiced by the Nazi party during WWII when over 200,000 disabled people were killed and more than twice the number were sterilised, to such statements as made by ...

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Crippen queries why DWP officials have pocketed over £1m in bonuses

Senior officials at the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) have recently pocketed over £1m in bonuses as a reward for their work in the Tory flag  ship benefits-cutting department. This, despite criticism from opposition MPs, groups and organisations of disabled people, and anti-cuts campaigners, including family and friends of ...

medical equipment only available for important people

Crippen asks – “Are you important enough to have access to the best care?”

As ‘high profile people' start getting Corona virus symptoms, it will be interesting to see the different levels of care that are being offered! At the time of going to Press, Prince Charles, Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock (Health Secretary) and Nadine Dorries (Health Minister) have all ...

Loss of benefits in NI

Crippen exposes loss of benefits in Northern Ireland

Thousands in Northern Ireland have lost their benefits in the transition to PIP system Almost one in four disabled people in Northern Ireland who were claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) have had their benefit taken away during the transition to Personal Independence Payments (PIP). PIP is designed to replace DLA ...

Faux Pas by leading Tories

Crippen says “just let the Tories shoot themselves in the foot!”

Well, what can I say?! Seems like if we leave the Tories alone, they’re more than capable of shooting themselves in the foot! The first one comes from Boris Johnson, who in response to a question from SNP MP Mhairi Black about whether one of her constituents had enough to ...

DWP corrections

Crippen exposes scandal of changes to DWP health assessments

The full scandal of benefit tampering can be revealed after the DWP admitted nearly 7,000 health assessments were changed or binned over two years. Last month, the Daily Record revealed how one of two firms working for welfare chiefs had “audited” the paperwork ...

The park is closed

Liz Bentley on our mad mad world, no Tesco Delivery Man

"You need to leave." Said the masked man. "Why?" Asked the mother, with two small children. "Coronavirus." He said. I watched while the family left the park and the man locked up. Opposite the park are flats, full of everyone, families, singletons, couples, pensioners, disabled, with no outside space. As I relish getting vitamin ...

care act cartoon

Crippen asks “did you know that the Tories are going to tear up the Care Act?”

Are you aware that this government are proposing a Coronavirus Bill that will effectively free local authorities of their duties to provide social care support under the Care Act 2014? This will have a devastating impact on the lives of thousands of Disabled people, especially those of us who need social ...