There’s still time to sign Pat’s petition against cuts to benefits and services
This post is from Pat Onions, who set up Pat's petition. The petition calls for parliament to "Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families." You can still sign the petition here.
I was so pleased last night to hear that MPs Anne McGuire and Liam Byrne have acknowledged that the WCA is not working.
Reports in the Guardian suggest that they have clear enough evidence of the impact of the changes.
I hope they are looking at the cumulative impact - the impact of welfare reform at the same time as NHS reform and cuts to local authority budgets, but I am heartened that they are now acknowledging that "we believe that this government is forcing disabled people to pay for its economic mistakes."
On Sunday, Karen and I are off to the Labour Party Conference in Manchester where we look forward to hearing more about this. We're aiming to publicise the petition so that the Labour Party knows that nearly 50,000 people have signed asking for a pause - to stop and review the changes.
While we're away, please keep signing and sharing the petition link. Now more than ever we have to show them the size of the disability voices. With only a few weeks left before the petitipn finishes it is perfectly possible to reach the target.
- Posted by: Pat Onions at 5:42pm on 27 September 2012
- Filed under: Benefits, Disability, Protest, Social care
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