Jul 142012


There will be an alternative Picnic On The Commons on Tuesday 17th July 2012. The aim is to Lobby MP’s in the Central Lobby and then go onto a Paupers Picnic consisting of BREAD AND WATER AS A SYMBOLIC GESTURE.

The time to start going into the Central Lobby to see your MP is 2pm onwards, so please give yourselves enough time to go through Security and be guided by House Of Commons Guides to walk you to the Central Lobby. Meet for 1.45pm on College Green opposite Parliament if you want to go in a group.
As Tuesday 17th July is the day that Parliament goes in Recess and all the MP’s rush off for their 2 month paid holidays, by lobbying them we will be keeping them back a bit and maybe  inconvenience them as they must see their constituents if a signed Green Slip is submitted.

Everyone attending will be wanting to lobby their MP on their local disability issues in their constituency or they will be lobbying them in supporting DPAC in their aims of direct action to raise the harm that the Welfare Reform Act has caused many of us in the UK Disabled Community.

After we have seen our MPs, we will invite them to join in with our alternative picnic, so bring along a blanket, food & drink, I promise you all it will be something to remember.

I look forward to seeing as many people there as possible, until then, BE WELL, BE GOOD & BE HAPPY…Adam


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  5 Responses to “July 17th Don’t forget DPAC’s Paupers’ Picnic at House of Commons”

  1. We should bombard whoever we can, whenever and wherever we can. On the Liberal Democrat website, if you press ‘contact’, it sends a message, so it says, to Nick ‘the megalomaniac’ Clegg; this may make a difference if everyone who reads DPAC can send a message saying what a difference the Welfare Reform Act has made to their life, reminding the Lib Dems that the reps at last year’s Lib Dems Conference voiced their dislike of the majorty of the then Bill.

    Tom, would really appreciate a positive suggestion from you; we do not give in, we are fighters. The easiest thing to do, Tom, is to criticise – how about sharing some good ideas with us? For example, ideas as to how we can get our message to MPs, the media, those tens of millions in this country who still support “cuts” without knowing what it is they actually support, and the damage that these cuts are doing to the lives of probably millions of disabled people and their families. Tom, we need to remain united, and fight a common cause. Joe, Bury, Lancs

  2. Yes! I just wish I could get there, with umbrella and soggy sandwiches. I am so with you all and hoping the day will be a good one.
    Will be with you in sprit

  3. Tom,during darker days I used to dream about being in a locked room with the Atos nurse who stitched me up good and proper and given them a chance to do their job in constant pain.However in reality it is not something I could have done and thinking such thoughts did not make me feel better, quite the reverse.DPAC is the way forward and one day the ConDems/ DWP and ATOS will have to answer to a greater power for their actions. My fear though, is that some poor soul will, in desperation, carry out a violent act against those who treat us like dirt beneath their feet.

  4. unless you can do any better we’re quite pleased with the way MPs see us and Black Triangle.
    quote from Hansard:
    “Finally, the Government should not think that this issue or these people are going to go away because they are not: these people are mobilising. We now have a disability movement in this country of which we have not seen the equal before. Black Triangle occupied Atos offices in Scotland; members of DPAC—Disabled People Against Cuts—chained themselves in Trafalgar square. These people are not going to go away. They will be in our face—and rightly so. I will support them”

  5. Porridge as an altertative?

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