Monday, October 20th 12.30pm-2.30pm DWP headquarters, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA
As Labour politicians call for the resignation of Lord Freud disabled activists will be visiting the office of the totally discredited DWP minister to demand that he resigns or is sacked.
Yet again Lord Freud showed his contempt for disabled people when he supported the view of Conservative councillor David Scott who suggested that disabled people should work for £2 per hour as they were not worth more and disclosed the illegal ways he was supporting this already.
Freud is the architect of the government’s noxious welfare reform programme that is pushing disabled people off benefits and causing untold distress and misery, in too many cases leading to suicides and avoidable deaths.
What kind of a society are we that the lives of disabled people are left in the hands of someone who thinks disabled people have lesser worth and refers to them as stock.
DPAC supporter Paula Peters said “ we are not stock, we are human beings and as disabled people we are worth the very best that life has to offer which is not to work for £2 per hour. We should have the same rights as everyone else, decent access to health care, social care, in the work place, education, and the right to live as independently as possible with the right support just living our lives, and I know only this, I will fight for that right until there is nothing left inside me for that.”
A co-founder of DPAC added “Freud must go together with any other politician who shares his views that disabled people are worth less than others. This type of view is only one of the reasons why the UK is the first country in the world being investigated for grave and systematic violations of our human rights by the United Nations . That is something this government should be totally ashamed about.“
Notes to Editor
Join in the protest at Caxton House, Tothill St London, tomorrow Monday 20th October at 12.30 or if you can’t get there you can take part in the protest on Twitter