Apr 222017
 

General Election Meme #TrashTheTories13 million Disabled Voters say time for politicians to take us seriously

May 2nd meet 12.15 pm Old Palace Yard
As more and more disabled people are affected daily by the vicious cuts inflicted on us by the Tories. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) are calling on all disabled people to register and vote in the forthcoming General Election to make sure that the Tories cannot win.The 13 million disabled voters in the UK and their families very much hold the balance of power in this election, yet politicians continue to ignore us as a serious political force – but we are and will prove this in 2017.

With the Trash the Tories (#TrashTheTories) campaign, DPAC will be making sure that disabled people and their demands are not forgotten by candidates in the forthcoming election. Nor will we sit back quietly now the UN has found this Conservative government guilty of the “Grave and Systematic violation” of disabled people’s human rights.

Our lively protest on the final day that Parliament sits before the election will be followed up by further actions around the country against politicians who have voted for policies harmful to disabled people since 2010. This will culminate with a protest in Theresa May’s constituency of Maidenhead.

Funding available to help with any travel or PA costs you may have. If help needed please email details to mail@dpac.uk.net
 

Further reading


The 5 Tory benefit cuts taking force this week that could affect YOU
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-benefit-cuts-today-disability-10144250?service=responsiveCancer patient’s family stands to lose £50k under benefit cuts
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/02/cancer-patients-family-stands-to-lose-50k-under-benefit-cuts

Benefit cuts: Five cuts coming into force this week – and they could affect you
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/benefit-cuts-five-cuts-coming-into-force-this-week-and-they-could-affect-you/story-30248892-detail/story.html

Limited life changes of disabled people in Britain revealed by damming report
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/03/limited-life-chances-of-disabled-people-in-britain-revealed-by-damning-report

Imminent tax benefit cuts set to hit families hard and benefit the richest
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-04-05/imminent-tax-and-benefit-cuts-set-to-hit-families-hard-and-benefit-the-richest/

ESA disability benefits are changing – THE WEEK – here’s what you need to know
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/esa-disability-benefits-changing-week-10169466

Charity highlights impact of move from DLA to PIP
http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/23869

Universal credit benefit just changed today- here’s how it will affect you
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/universal-credit-benefits-just-changed-10197976

UK cutting benefits for people with incurable disease
http://presstv.ir/Detail/2017/04/10/517472/UK-Benefit-DWP-PIP

50000 disabilied people lose adapted vehicles in Tory benefits shake-up
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/50000-disabled-people-lose-adapted-10203451

The DWP decided to take away a disabled women’s Motability car after tickling her with a feather
ww.thecanary.co/2017/04/12/dwp-decided-take-away-disabled-womans-motability-tickling-feather/

Thousands of disabled people lose special cars due to controverial scheme
http://www.itv.com/news/border/2017-04-12/thousands-lose-cars-due-to-change-in-disability-benefits/

Disability benefit claimant was asked why she had not killed herself
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/disability-benefit-claimant-was-asked-why-she-had-not-killed-herself/

Companies behind controversial disability tests set to get millions more in cash than planned
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/companies-behind-controversial-disability-tests-12891576

Man who lost mobility scooter under PIP brands assessment “outrageous” as 50000 have vehicles taken away
http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/health/man-who-lost-mobility-scooter-under-pip-brands-assessment-system-outrageous-as-50-000-have-vehicles-taken-away-1-4975759

Pushed to the brink
https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c9a6-Pushed-to-the-brink#.WQCrUYjyuUk

Unfair disability benefit changes
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15227004._Unfair_disability_benefit_changes_/

Sharp rise in rejected claims for disability benefit
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/17/sharp-rise-in-rejected-claims-for-disability-benefit

Shock rise of people given ZERO points in the Tories’ cruel disability benefit tests
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/shock-rise-people-given-zero-10237346

DWP’s unfair twist for disabled people
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/17/dwps-unfair-twist-for-disabled-people

200000 people facing cuts to disabiliy benefit
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/200000-people-facing-cuts-to-disability-benefit-11364173718886

The systematic Tory abuse of disabled people
http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-systematic-tory-abuse-of-disabled.ht

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  One Response to “#TrashTheTories May 2nd meet 12pm Old Palace Yard”

  1. Is there anything organised for the rest of the country? Many, many can’t get to London and this is always the focus. We need people protesting up and the country. same day, same day. With so little time to get organised. I can’t find anything like this planned on any group??

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