Apr 202017

#CriptheVoteUK   #WeFightOn

Note: DPAC are running our own #CripTheVoteUK Campaign to encourage disabled people to get registered to vote and then vote for change in the upcoming General Election via our normal blog, Facebook and Twitter outlets.

There is another Crip The Vote UK Campaign which is not organised nor run by DPAC. This Campaign can be found @CripTheVoteUK on Twitter, @CripTheVoteUK on Medium. or CripTheVoteUK on Facebook.

We urge you to visit both campaigns to make the best of the materials and events and get the best of both sets of campaigners work.

Both the Crip The Vote UK and the DPAC campaigns are sharing the hashtag #CripTheVoteUK and cooperating in an open and friendly spirit to achieve the same ends.

Crip the Vote UK Ballot Box MemeThis week Theresa May announced yet another Tory U-turn scrapping their fixed term parliaments to call a surprise General Election. This couldn’t possibly be because the CPS is likely to charge 30 of the corrupt bastards with fraud I suppose?

Like most other people I’ve probably had enough elections in the past couple of years to last almost a lifetime but it does give us all an opportunity to show how powerful disabled voters are and to get rid of the Tory vermin once and for all. And we need to do that for all of those previously driven to their deaths and for others still being harassed and vilified simply for being disabled.

For the past 7 years disabled people have been treated as scapegoats for the rancid and vile Osborne austerity agenda. As a group of people we have endured cuts which have impacted on us 9 times more than others and for those with the highest support needs 19 times more. The UN has found the UK Tory government guilty of the grave and systematic violation of disabled people’s human rights thanks to the efforts of DPAC and our supporters who presented evidence to the inquiry carried out in October 2015. So we have indisputable evidence from an internationally respected organisation about the atrocities people have been forced to endure.

It is vital that disabled people and their friends and families are registered to vote on June 8th and that they do vote to get rid of the Tories.

If you aren’t already registered this is how to

vote Registration

you must register by midnight on Monday 22 May.

If you want a postal proxy  you must apply by Tuesday 23 May.

If you want a different type of proxy vote (someone to vote for you),  you must apply by Wednesday 31 May.

For an emergency proxy vote, for example if you end up in hospital, it’s 5pm on the day of the election.


While real change is unlikely to happen without a leftist Labour party in power our first battle must be against the Tories and ridding ourselves of them. In the 2015 general election Ed Miliband effectively threw away the bulk of the Labour vote in Scotland by refusing to run on an anti-austerity agenda and this will be problematic this time round but not impossible to combat.

What if you have a Labour MP who you don’t think it’s worth voting for? I’ve already seen people in Southwark saying they would never vote for the Labour MP there and then there’s Birmingham Yardley’s MP, Edgbaston’s MP and others. Worse could you/should you vote Lib Dem aka the little yellow Tories with a seemingly homophobic leader if they offer the opportunity to trash the Tories? Tactical voting to eradicate one scourge on mankind or voting from the heart might be the choice only you can make.

You’re all adults so in spite of requests we have no intention of telling you how you should vote but will be presenting various facts, figures and policies for you to consider over the next few weeks plus organising some fun activities on and off-line for you to take part in.

Graphic Images to download and share (all made by the ever-brilliant Brian Hilton)

#CripTheVoteUK MemeCrip the Vote UK Ballot Box MemeCrip the Vote UK Ballot Box Meme

And the following square images can be used as your  Twitter and Facebook Icons

Crip the Vote UK Ballot Box IconCrip the Vote UK Loud Hailer IconCrip The Vote UK Text Icon



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 Posted by at 19:42

  7 Responses to “Time to Trash the Tories #CriptheVoteUK #GE2017”

  1. If every single disabled person who is legible to vote does vote, even Labour. The evil Tory’s will lose so many seats. I know that there are Tory Labourites and you do to. They have lost the empathy to accept the abject and cruel hardship created by these sociopathic Narcissists of a Tory Government. I genuinely feel it so deep inside that to let May back into power is signing a death sentence for even more disabled people. This sadistic and vile government are hell bent on destroying the welfare state, the nhs and remove as many workers rights as is possible. The cuts of benefit for disabled people are the worse ever and continue on a downward spiral. If they get back into power it will be 20 times worse. We will have to rely on charity for help with daily living. The charities will never be able to afford to dope with the increase in requests for help. They are overwhelmed at the moment, never mind in the future. I truly loath this government with every molecule of my being. The cuts are abhorrent and a disgrace in a country that is supposed to be amongst the richest in the world. When the nhs is dismantled it will be exactly like the us. No money no medical treatment. A second and maybe third tier system where the disabled are below the bottom of the list. Every single time I think that it can’t get worse it does. They are systematically removing any help for disabled people so it isn’t noticed. Then suddenly it’s gone and no one cares. The media don’t give a dam. They even tried to say the movie Daniel Blake was a lie. It wasn’t a lie and it was as near the truth as it can be. Yet the truth is much worse. The reality is so much deeper. One life lost is one life too many. A life is worth something but not to these evil people. They have no conscience, no reality of what life is like for the disabled in the uk. The people I feel for are those with a mental health condition. After losing a high court case, the government then change the law. They didn’t even put it through Parliament. They used a convenient means of bending the legislation so they could once again hit the disabled. “The genuine disabled”. “The real disabled”.

  2. my wife and I are already registered voters and as disabled ppl, we agree whole heartedly. We are both currently unemployed and are very eager to work. I am sick to the back teeth of the way the nhs has been ground to dust by this government through the media and want people to be given the facts

  3. Here’s a tactical voting chart for constituencies , showing the best way to vote to get rid of the Tories:


  4. If the torys get back in we all going back to 1918

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