@1 month ago with 632 notes
#david cameron #austerity
David Cameron talks about the need for ‘permanent austerity’ besides the Lord Mayor of London who is seated in a giant ormolu gold throne
They were drinking champagne. Seriously, why aren’t we revolting on the streets?
Sign the War on Welfare petition.
@8 months ago with 10 notes
#wowpetition #disability #welfare #austerity #atos #uk politics
We call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions
We call for:
A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.
An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.
Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits.
An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service.
On behalf of the basic well-being and human rights of all disabled people, please sign this if you are in the UK! (And pass it on whether you are or not).
@8 months ago with 4 notes
#economics #deficit #austerity
The only western countries in surplus are two Scandinavian social democracies (followed by fellow two nations with the smallest deficits, including Iceland, who let their banks fail and jailed economy-crashing banksters rather than imposing damaging neoliberal austerity on its society).