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Crippen hears about a coronavirus grant for disabled people who cannot return to work

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson has finally emerged from wherever he’s been hiding to announce a funding initiative for those disabled people who are unable to return to their place of work and ...

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Crippen discovers that the DWP loses more money through incompetence than through fraud!

Our friend at Black Isle Media, Alex Tiffin, editor of the Universal Credit Sufferers site has written an impressive article which reveals the true story behind the question of benefit fraud. Alex writes: “Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for work and Pensions (DWP) released their estimates ...

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Crippen remembers Bert Massie

Speaking with some fellow Crips the other day, I was surprised to hear that some activists still regard the late Bert Massie as a bit of a turn coat. Disability Arts Online ·

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3 countries, 3 timelines, 5 studios, 5 creatives, just exactly how are we creating Deluge?

When we embarked on our Deluge creation, we were all conscious that we were going on an exploratory vibrant journey together. I will admit that at times the process of this exploration is echoing the actual themes of the work we are attempting to create. Sometimes we are all caught ...

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Crippen and discriminatory hospital visiting policy

Fleur Perry, disabled journalist and campaigner, has been fighting since April of this year to change NHS hospital visitors policy which discriminates against disabled people. Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen looks for the missing money

OK, call me old fashioned, but didn’t it used to be that when a person went into politics and became an MP it was to represent their constituents? Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen and a not-so-hidden agenda

I know that I’ve banged on about this before, but the evidence is mounting with regard to this government following a not-so-hidden agenda with regard to disabled people. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but there are certainly patterns if you care to look, and not very hard at that.

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Crippen puts the Coronavirus expense bill into perspective

According to government figures the Coronavirus will have cost us an estimated £69 billion by October 2020. Sounds a lot, but let us put it into some perspective … Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen reveals that the five week wait for Universal Credit is completely unnecessary

Have you heard the expression ‘evidence blindness’? Well, let me give you a clue; it’s what’s happening within our welfare system and in particular with regard to the large, unnecessary delays to benefits payments. And its chief architect Iain Duncan Smith now admits that it’s not even necessary!

Crippen and how the government has breached disabled people’s rights during the pandemic

Mike Smith, the former disability commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and now chief executive of the east London disabled people’s organisation Real, said the government’s pandemic strategy appeared to be to “protect the majority rather than those most at risk … (and that disabled people) are ...