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Link: Sign the petition
Deadline: 17 May 2017
Time estimate: 2 mins
Requirements: personal information (name, email address, country, postcode)
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As a result of being investigated by a United Nations committee for not fulfilling the terms of the UNCRPD, the government have been found guilty of grave & systematic violations of the rights of disabled people as a direct result of austerity policies introduced into welfare & social care.


(Sorry for the brief stub post, I accidentally posted before I was ready somehow...)

Date: 2016-11-22 04:22 am (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Already signed this one.

Damien Green, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (IDS, the Next Generation), claimed the report was 'patronising and offensive'. Disabled people, who triggered the investigation, think it's patronising and offensive of him to claim to speak for us.

Date: 2016-11-22 10:01 am (UTC)
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Thanks for the heads-up!

You can read the UN report here:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/InquiryProcedure.aspx (it's the first document; the next one is the Government response going "Fuck you, we're awesome, we love the disableds and are doing this for their own good").

DPAC has the summary of the findings here:

http://dpac.uk.net/2016/11/the-united-nations-report-into-the-uk-government-maltreatment-of-disabled-people-has-been-published/

Date: 2016-11-22 01:01 pm (UTC)
nanila: me (Default)
From: [personal profile] nanila
Signed. Thanks for bringing this up.

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