Cross-posted from Diary of a Benefit Scrounger by Sue Marsh:
Well! Well! Look what just landed in my inbox!!! Are Labour finally getting real on sickness and disability? This is VERY important. We’ve been calling for a cumulative impact assessment for some time. If you want to know why it’s important that government look at how ALL the cuts COMBINED will affect disabled people, please read this article I wrote for #Occupy http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/what-is-overall-impact-of-cuts-to.html.
Please do try to write to your MP and use the hashtag #makerightsreality on twitter to build pressure before the debate at 16:00 on Wednesday 10th July.
Maybe, just maybe all the meetings and emails and campaigning are getting through. Don’t let cynicism stop you from getting involved, things WILL get better one day, We always have to keep believing that this will be the day.
Email from Liam Byrne :
“Time to come clean
After more than three years in power, it’s time for this Government to finally come clean and tell us exactly what impact their changes will have on the lives of disabled people and their carers.
So on Wednesday 10 July, Labour will drag Ministers to the House of Commons to debate the changes they have made that affect disabled people, and at about 16:00 we will force a vote to demand a Cumulative Impact Assessment by October 2013 at the latest – and we will be calling on MPs from across the House to support it.
I am asking supporters to help build pressure on the government in three ways:
Write to your MP and ask them to back the motion
Write to your local paper and explain why we urgently need a cumulative impact assessment
Tweet your support using #MakeRightsReality – here’s the link to the motion (http://liambyrne.co.uk/?p=4534)
This government is failing to support our disabled people. It’s time for Ministers to come clean, admit where they are getting things wrong and change course.
It’s time to start making rights a reality for disabled people.
Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested.
Here’s the motion in full:
That this House believes that the Government should publish a cumulative impact assessment of the changes made by this Government that affect disabled people (to be published by October 2013).