On November 16 2017, during a House of Lords debate on Universal Credit, Lord Shinkwin, who is himself disabled, accused MPs from the ‘hard left’ of scaremongering, and exaggerating the problems that Universal Credit is causing.
We know that the problems are already very real, and directly impacting on disabled people.
When Disabled people in high places like Lord Skinkwin downplay what is happening it makes it much more difficult for campaigners to get our voices heard.
So DPAC is encouraging anyone who has a personal story about how Universal Credit is causing you problems to write to him and let him know.
You can write to him at: House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Or send an email marked for him in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send copies of your letters and any response you receive to us here at: email@example.com
His speech is available on the Hansard website.