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In the last Parliament, people with disabilities who challenged government cuts were labelled extremists. Political opposition was weakened by a fear of being seen as on the side of ‘scroungers’.
On Friday, when David Cameron stood outside Downing Street to address the nation, he struck a less strident note then he has for some time.
On the eve of the election, 650 stories from people at the sharp end of austerity were read aloud in a live performance, as part of artist-activist Liz Crow’s Figures project.
I have never felt that voting was so important. For many people, the result of this election could, quite literally, be a matter of life and death.
Cuts in the UK have harmed many of the most disadvantaged, including people who are disabled or low-paid.
People with disabilities or a long-term illness, having borne the brunt of welfare cuts in this Parliament, fear what will happen after the General Election.
John Pring is an experienced journalist, who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 20 years.
When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007 I was initially quite pleased.
The Conservatives are refusing to give details of where £12 billion of further social security cuts will come from, but Iain Duncan Smith has sai
On 2 April the Learning Disability Alliance is holding a citizen’s jury, where its members – people with learning disabilities and their supporters – will be quizzing members of political parties about their policies.
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