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Jayne Linney

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15 October 2012

Spot on!

Natalie Graham

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14 October 2012

Presumably the government's idea is that if no-one sees the disability then there will be no reason for disability benefits. Of course if everyone on benefits was in work and earning a bigger share of the nation's wealth, that would leave a smaller share for those who complain about 'benefit scroungers' and 'handouts'. Mmmm... makes you think just who is subsidising whom?

Crippen

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13 October 2012

Please go to this link and comment. Thanks

http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/Richard-Downes?item=1557&itemoffset=1

Theresa Hodge

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13 October 2012

Talking about people committing suicide because of the Atos assessment situation to my mum, I was told that "It can't be true because it would have been on the news and there would be uproar!" All this "See the person, not the disability" stuff gfom government is just empty words when they just crush any opportunities that disabled people might have by the way they're going about welfare reform and social care cuts!

richard downes

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13 October 2012

See the person not the disability is of course a slogan adopted by successive governments in failed changing hearts and minds campaigns which links directly to a tragedy model outlook which i talk about in my DAO blog Touched By The Hand Of Jimmy Savile, http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/Richard-Downes?item=1557&itemoffset=1 In this I seek to make this link clear and too monitor feelings about the possibility of further direct action. I note that you have read and responded to this Crippen which I thank you for here

Sean Vasey via FaceBook

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12 October 2012

When I mention these issues to my neighbours they think I'm making it all up. But now I've got some hard evidence to show them. Thanks Crippen

Arty Farty

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12 October 2012

You've done it again Mr C. Hit the bloody nail right on the head. Nice one!

Kevin James via FaceBook

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12 October 2012

Good One Crippen. whenever I brought up my mum with dementia and how she was treated/abused and how she died I have always been told "Shit Happens Get Over it!" and when I said about mums, carers and special needs children and disabled suffering since 2010 bot tories and lib dems ( and to be honest labour) tell me we need to get used to it, get called scroungers and we need to learn not to have it so cushy any more. No empathy or sympathy at all. When I raise it I am a scrounger and lazy person, when cameron brings it up he is an empathic caring person? puke....

Melissa Mostyn-Thomas via FaceBook

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12 October 2012

It is such crap, isn't it? When TV coverage showed Cameron endorsing the Paralympics I did wonder when the hypocrisy would show its full face. Urgh.

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