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Crippen asks why is the DWP shredding vital evidence about benefits suicides?

The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) has been accused of “a cover-up” after shredding around 50 reports into suicides that were linked to benefits being stopped. DWP officials have admitted that the files were shredded, but that this had been due to data protection laws stating that all ...

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Crippen addresses the news that the government have changed official records

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made a shocking admission about how it treats ‘vulnerable’ claimants. It not only changed official records, replacing the answers it originally gave to an MP, but is now claiming ignorance! One campaigner, meanwhile, told The Canary newspaper this represents “neglect on ...

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Crippen looks at being useful and fulfilled

You’ll remember me mentioning in an earlier Blog that the government have set a target for one million disabled people to be in employment by 2027. Also, because of this we’ll then have "fulfilled and meaningful lives" (sic). Well, a press release issued by the DWP informs us that to mark ...

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Crippen reports on why the high courts found that the DWP acted unlawfully

Two disabled campaigners identified as TP and AR, have delivered another humiliating defeat to The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) through the High Courts. The DWP tried to defend their actions involving a huge drop in income for severely disabled people moving on to Universal Credit but was ...

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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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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, ...

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Cartoonist Crippen comments on disability rights and the Equality Act 2010

Disabled cartoonist Crippen comes out of hibernation to once again provide his hard-hitting political cartoons for DAO. The one thing that is really worrying me now is what Boris Johnson and his cronies are going to do with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The Tories have ...