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On 30 November 2013 government e-petition supported by Ekklesia and established by sick and disabled people passed the 100,000 signature mark. The organisers, most of whom are living with a serious illness or disability, were delighted and very grateful to all who signed.
Welfare changes and cuts are already causing significant harm to disabled and sick people across the UK. Welfare News Service (http://welfarenewsservice.com) is at the forefront of reporting and analysing what is going on.
The e-petition seeking a comprehensive, cumulative impact assessment of the UK government's welfare reforms has now exceeded 82,000 signatories - and has four weeks to reach its target of 100,000.
It’s a struggle to understand many government policies, when they so obviously achieve the opposite of their stated aims. Take just a few examples.
If you or a loved one have been affected by welfare reform, particularly changes to disability benefits and Atos Work Capability Assessments, the United Nations would now like to hear from you.
During the Iraq War US General Tommy Franks said, "We don’t do body counts."
What he meant was that whilst US forces kept a record of their troops that were killed, they did not count dead civilians. Either they did not care enough to count them, or perhaps wished to avoid being held responsible for them.