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Crippen discovers that the government ‘treats disabled people with contempt’ by handing £2.4 million to charities

The government has been accused of showing “contempt” and “indifference” towards disabled people, after announcing large grants to 13 disability charities but failing to offer a penny to organisations run and controlled by disabled people (DPOs). Reported in

Crippen hears that disabled activist Doug Paulley is taking the government to court again

Fellow disabled activist Doug Paulley is taking on the government again with legal action over its “disrespectful” and “unlawful” approach to seeking our views on the proposed national disability strategy. Doug, who is taking the legal action along with three other disabled people told Disability News Service (DNS) that the ...

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Crippen looks at the many breaches of disabled people’s rights

The so called minister for disabled people, Justin Tomlinson has refused to apologise for as many as 24 breaches of disabled people’s rights – and probably even more – by the government in the 12 months since the first COVID-19 lockdown.

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Crippen discovers restrictions to disabled youngster’s right to education to remain

It appears that the government is to abandon measures that ran “a coach and horses” through the right to social care during the pandemic. However, similar restrictions imposed on disabled young people’s right to education are set to remain.

Crippen hears that Scotland could be set for ‘ground-breaking’ move on UN convention

Get the removal company sorted folks, it looks like we might all be moving to Scotland! Disability Arts Online · Ground ...

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Crippen discovers pandemic backlog means PIP claimants could lose support while waiting in queue

Latest catch-22 scenario from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) comes to light as claimants of disability benefits who successfully overturned decisions at tribunal are being told their support could still be cut off. Disability Arts Online ·

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Crippen hears from our brothers and sisters at the TUC disabled workers online conference

The TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady, speaking at this year’s annual TUC disabled workers online conference about the government and their appalling record of a complete disregard of disabled people during the current pandemic, told conference:

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Crippen says: All the world’s a stage … except if you’re disabled!

How to spend some £2.6 million on a stage that doesn’t even give a passing nod to current access guidance … but then again, why would a disabled person need to use it?

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Crippen hears about the fight to drag the WCA back into the light of day

Crippen hears how disability studies researcher, Mo Stewart, is continuing her campaign towards bringing the ongoing atrocity of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) out of the dark corner that it’s been assigned to by this current government. Disability ...

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Crippen asks is protesting still a fundamental right?

Guardian journalist John Crace sums up the government’s current attitude towards protest in his usual witty style. Disability Arts Online · Protesting, but without the ...