Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time


11:54 am - January 14th 2011

by Sue Marsh    


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I know there are lots of cuts happening all at once and group after group must be lobbying for column inches or news slots.

Students, middle income child benefit recipients, housing benefit claimants frightened they are about to become homeless, nurses, fire fighters, police, local councils – we all want you to take our cause to heart, to tell people what is really happening on our behalf.

But there is a group who might as well not exist. We have no-one but ourselves, yet our voices are probably the weakest in society.

Most of us can’t physically march, some can’t even speak at all and others don’t know what is being done to them. We have no networks of influential contacts, most can’t attend rallies or flash-mobs.

Sick and Disabled people are now facing cuts of up to a third in their incomes. Since George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review last October, there has been a steady drip-drip of almost daily announcements that have stripped away decades of hard-fought dignity in just a few short months.

  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) will now be time limited to 1 year        (Cost : £4752.80 pa)
  • 2.27 Million of the 2.5 million claiming ESA will now be considered fit for work (91%)
  • Up to 750,000 of the most profoundly disabled who claim DLA will also be found fit and have their benefits stopped (25%)
  • Benefit rates have been frozen (Potential loss of up to 15% of income over 5 yr parliament)
  • Housing benefit caps will make many disabled people homeless
  • Work support schemes are being scrapped at a time when unemployment is already creeping towards 3 million. The “Access to Work” programme will be scrapped, which helped small and medium sized businesses adapt premises, job centres face cuts and a private, American firm (ATOS) have been given an almost total monopoly in forcing us into work, paid commission for each “success”
  • Local councils face cuts so vast (27% over 5 yr parliament) that they have already started to cut vital support services – pulling funding for hospices, axing specialist school provision, closing hospital wards, cutting care packages – the list goes on and on. This article might help to put things into perspective http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blogspot.com/2011/01/nowhere-to-turn-for-vulnerable.
  • Disability Living Allowance is to be scrapped and replaced, whilst adults needing full time residential care and children in hospital will have the basic right of mobility taken away from them, with the scrapping of mobility payments for these groups.

In exactly one month, DLA is due to be slashed by parliament. By the 14th February, if sickness or disability come for you or your loved ones, (and sadly, the statistics are that one day, in some form, they will) you may find that all those NI payments and tax contributions have been for nothing.

You may find yourself totally dependent on a partner financially, unable to get treatment, care or equipment to make your already unrecognisable life liveable. If you have no partner, you may find yourself in abject poverty, or even homeless as you try to face the un-faceable.

If your soft and perfect new baby turns out to be autistic or dying, you may have to helplessly watch them die. If you think this is dramatic or overly emotional, actually it probably isn’t dramatic enough. I have one month to make you aware of what your future could hold.

Today, we use the only tool we have – the blogosphere.

You can help by posting this and articles like it (see Broken of Britain ) on Facebook, websites and Twitter, by calling radio phone-ins and writing to your MP (a template letter will be available at Broken of Britain too) Sign petitions, tell your friends, write to the papers. The hashtag #ombh will be used on Twitter to bring these articles together.

Just help. Please. Before you realise that we were right, but we couldn’t change things in time to save your Mum or your wife or your son.


cross-posted from Diary of a Benefit Scrounger, which has a longer version

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Thanks for the coverage, Lib Con.

An excellent article showing what I can only call sheer evil from this government. This in no way excuses the previous government for starting this disgusting process or the current opposition for failing to oppose it now

This is precisely the reason why I feel so conflicted. On the one hand, I do believe that the government are right to be making cuts and that there are no easy choices. But it is impossible to defend this kind of thing. It’s impossible to believe that there is no way to avoid this penalising of the most vulnerable and I’m deeply ashamed that my party isn’t making a bigger fuss about it.

Well, you’d have to be a nasty piece of work to defend what the government are doing to the disabled. What makes me feel sick in the stomach is that I actually voted and campaigned for one of the two parties that are making this possible.

For what it’s worth, Sue, I’m reposting your excellent article at mine.
Thank you for raising awareness.

This is utterly, utterly shaming. I look forward to being part of this campaign.

@ 3 GWP

Conflicted? The LDs didn’t seem to have any problems facing in two directions at once previously. And for their next trick, it was all Labour / the Conservatives fault.

“This is precisely the reason why I feel so conflicted. On the one hand, I do believe that the government are right to be making cuts and that there are no easy choices. But it is impossible to defend this kind of thing.”

George, I fully understand your concern. Which is why many of us are amazed at the arrogance of Clegg. This notion that they have to go along with so much of the tory agenda is horse shit. The tories don’t have the votes on their own. Why are the Lie Dems letting the tories do so much? Huge changes in education, health, welfare, and yet they don’t have a mandate for this stuff. Lie dems are getting very little in return for their surrender, sorry support.

On a brighter note, we seem to be quite troll free today. I wonder why?

@ 6 Actually my previous post is a bit cheap. I allowed my disdain to get the better of me. Not acceptable when the topic is such a serious one. Apologies.

9. emma friedmann

My son is one of the claimants in the litigation to sue Sanofi Aventis for birth defects caused by Epilim, a drug that I took during pregnancy to control epilepsy. The Legal Services Commision have withdrawn funding just 2 weeks before the trial was due to start.

Jon Robins at the Guardian has written about it and next week on 18th January 2011 at 8pm BBC Radio 4 will cover the topic in File on 4.

I have huge concerns about what will happen to my son when I die. He will probably be one of those neglected disabled adults tragically discussed in this article. It breaks my heart. Local projects for adults with learning disabilities have been forced to close.

Where do these vulnerable people go?

“On a brighter note, we seem to be quite troll free today. I wonder why?”

There was a particularly nasty comment on earlier, which has been deleted. Personally I’m in favour of tories showing their true colours, provided Sunny also helpfully provides us with the locations/IP details of those who do so we know they are tories.

On another note this is one of the areas we need to be effective in reaching the MSM – stories like Emma need to be appearing at least once a week in the MSM. I think this site, and others, can be a good way of collecting stories – but also we need an experienced PR worker willing to volunteer time in helping get the stories wider circulation.

11. Jennie Kermode

Penalising disabled people like this is also economic nonsense. Many of us do work (and pay taxes!), but, with the extra costs our disabilities give us, can only afford to do so because we receive DLA. We also, in many cases, do voluntary work, contributing to Mr Cameron’s precious Big Society, but how will that continue if we can’t get out of our homes?

My disability is caused by a progressive illness which is, with current technology, incurable. What sense does it make for me to be reassessed every three years, at considerable cost to the taxpayer? DLA claimants are already subject to ongoing checks, so the coalition’s plans to review all cases at once, from 2013, is an expensive political gimmick that is meaningless in real terms.

I am sick of pragmatic people saying “But we need cuts! If not this cut then what?”

I’ve tried being reasonable, I’ve tried engaging and discussing and I’ve been doing it for months but now I’m tired. This is NOT the way. If you support cuts then YOU make the case for them, don’t ask disabled people to defend their rights to wheelchairs, walking sticks, to personal care and to a hot meal. They shouldn’t have to plead for them and make a case, surely? Not in a civilised society?

There is too much head-in-the-sand, you explain the cuts and people say “Oh, don’t exaggerate” or “I’m sure the *genuine* disabled will be cared for”…they don’t want to hear. The things Sue mentions *are* happening, they will seriously and adversely affect the lives of many sick and disabled adults and children.

How can anyone justify removing a small amount of money from care home residents so that they can never get a taxi to visit family? Or save up for a mobility scooter or powerchair?

How many people know that to qualify for an NHS electric wheelchair you MUST first need to use one indoors for 6 months? What if you can cope indoors but cannot outside and need one? Well you must buy it yourself. How do you do that with no money?

How many people know that the government has decided that if you use a wheelchair, you are now “fully mobile”? They say that if you can use one independently that you will no longer be classed as disabled. Not only that they say they think people will refuse to use their mobility aids in an effort to hang on to their measly allowance, how insulting is that?

“We also recognise the need to ensure that taking aids and adaptations into account does not discourage individuals from using them.”

Do they think people use crutches, walking sticks, wheelchairs just for fun?

Disabled people need every decent, compassionate member of the currently able bodied community to speak up too. One day it WILL be you or one of your loved ones, you are all only an accident or quirk of birth/genes away from sickness or disability. Don’t look away.

Even if you are a fervent supporter of the cuts, surely you must see that the government are targeting the people who least deserve it?

DLA has the lowest levels of fraud of any benefit, it is 0.5%, don’t fall for the spin. Claiming DLA is hard, it has tough criteria and must be supported with masses of evidence from Drs, Social Workers, Surgeons…the tabloids aided and abetted by Purnell, Freud and now the coalition have lied to you.

Stand up for what is right and help sick and disabled people get their voices heard.

Sorry for the rant but it needs saying.

*applauds Lex

@8

Apology accepted. I understand why you said what you did but I hope you also appreciate that if there ever is going to be a realignment of the centre left then that kind of comment isn’t going to help. Still, you were grown up enough to apologise so no hard feelings 🙂

There is another element to this, which is the continued exclusion of disabled people from the electorate. This report http://www.pollsapart.org.uk/pages/2010report.php gives numerous examples of how there are barriers to disabled people voting.

When you exclude a group of people from voting, you can’t really be suprised that their interests do not get looked after.

@7

In this age of austerity you need to realise were all in this together, Sally.

Thanks planeshift.

The tabloids and the internet are full of tales of people living the high life on disability benefits.

The truth about people in residential care: “This proposal to cut is made on the belief that local authorities are already meeting those travel costs but they aren’t; many stopped funding that years ago. Without this benefit, people are left with an average personal allowance of just £14 a week to pay for anything beyond their bed and board. ”

FOURTEEN QUID, £14 pw for an adult to live on after food and shelter, not much dignity in that is there?

Source: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/adult-care-blog/2011/01/providers-cuts-to-disabled-mobility-benefit-will-leave-people-with-14-a-week-ombh.html

@15 Sally why are you running a false flag operation?

Don’t you see you’ve given yourself away there by calling yourself “Troll” and using a slogan from George Osborne?

Did you learn this from Mossad or other brownshirts?

@17 It’s not Sally, now if the poster in question had called themselves “Tory Troll” that would be a different story.

Well clearly scoring points is more important…

*ahem* If anyone IS interested, Scope’s response to One Month Before Heartbreak and The Broken of Britain campaign: http://www.scope.org.uk/news/blogs

I would just like to clarify that there are two groups within ESA: the more seriously ill “support group” and the lower “work-related activity group”.

The term “fit for work” should not be used to describe people placed into the lower ESA group (work-related activity group), as to be in this group it is still necessarty to be quite ill indeed, and the description is not accurate. Claimants in this group are recognised as being currently unfit, but with some hope of working in future.

Claimants in the support group are recognised as unlikely to ever be well.

The tabloids, particularly the Express, like to abuse this distinction to claim some absurdly large percentage are really “fit for work” and therefore scroungers because they are in the lower group.

Remember both David Cameron and Nick Clegg openly promised that the Sick and Disabled had nothing to fear and they claimed that if you were Disabled you would actually get more help. So that was just another lie and now the Sick and Disabled are going to get their faces rubbed into the ground like a worthless piece of shit, just like all the other vulnerable in society. This Evil so called Coalition is a deceitful, lying, uncaring bunch of scumBags that are playing Clever, Deceitful, Psychological Mind games with all of us. If this subject does not demonstrate that this so called Coalition is Diabolically Evil, I do not know, what would. I prey that this Evil so called Coalition of misery falls apart and soon.

@21

The last government were just as bad, and by the looks of things Milliband shares their view. If an individual behaved like the political parties and media do then they would be called sociopaths, their drip feeding of propaganda is nauseating, the fact that people are willing to take it in is depressing and points to some serious problems at the heart of what’s going on.

GWP @ 3

On the one hand, I do believe that the government are right to be making cuts and that there are no easy choices

But George, this is exactly why the disabled have been singled out. It precisely because these people are ‘soft’ targets with no effective advocacy groups. This is not a ‘difficult’ decision, it is a very easy one, the ‘difficult decisions are the one where advocacy group abound. Nobody in the coalition is going to shut down rural post offices or attempt to claw back huge EU subsidies (even if it were practical), because ‘the Countryside’ has one of the most powerful lobby groups in the Country. No, Tory is ever going to call them ‘subsidy junkies’ no matter what.

Lets face it, George; the psychically and mentally disabled are nothing but a nuisance to those in power. They are not ‘sexy’ or particularly photogenic therefore they can go to the back of the queue when the resources are being allocated. You say it is difficult to believe that there is no alternative to cuts on the vulnerable, but surely that can only confirm that these cuts are driven by ideology, rather than practical considerations?

George, I am on record as suggesting that the Tories are infested by people I judge to be ‘evil’ or downright ‘scum’ and I sincerely think you are neither, but I have a genuine question: Given that ‘your party’ either:

a) Are totally blind to the damage they are about to cause.
b) Do not care about the damage they are about to cause.

At what point do they cease to be ‘your Party’, because whatever the cause of their silence (a or b) it is a pretty damming indictment on them

Jim @ 23

They are my party because their policies are still those which I agree with. That the leadership is failing in government is nothing I can do about now but which I expect will change in the future. In the meantime they have at least done stuff like ending child detention. And I do wish to point out that many Labour members stuck with the party despite the Iraq War and child detention.

It appears to me that the Sick and Disabled have been either Persecuted, Discriminated against, Victimised or Abused by this so called Coalition to justify their cutbacks. Surely there must be grounds in which a legal challenge can be made. I recall that David Cameron on at least three occasions labelled all unemployed, including the Sick and Disabled as Scroungers and other equally Discriminatory remarks and comments. Maybe there has been civil or human rights breaches that this so called Coalition is guilty of regarding this matter aswell as the Discrimination. Whatever the case I truely hope that someone will look into this and soon so that the vulnerable can at least have some hope that fairness may fall upon them. Surely this so called Coalition cannot get away with this Evil, surely not, I prey.

GWP @ 24

I do not wish to leave you with the impression that I think the Labour Party membership should be allowed to slither off the hook regarding their shameful record on many aspects of policy. Not just ones the you mentioned, but I would ask Labour supporters to defend the crazy policy of persecuting the disabled as well. Lets us not forget that this was originally a Labour policy, George.

The wider point I was making was, at what point does these remorseless attacks on the vulnerable cancel out any ‘good’ you are doing? Surely at some point, the damage you are doing makes a referendum on AV too high a price? Is there a line you personally would not cross?

@ Mr Grunt

What exactly do you mean by “so called Coaltion”?

*Coalition

Mr George W.Potter, Sir

As you are very much aware Sir, a Coalition is as follows : A group consisting of people from different political or social groups who are co-operating to achieve a particular aim. I see this Coalition as a group of politicians from two completely different Political Parties, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats that have completely different Ideologies that made conflicting pledges/promises at the last election campaign in May 2010. This Coalition was born from the Diabolical Mess of that election and already you hear what Vince Cable and others have been saying about each other in public and in private. This Coalition is almost like a Force/Fixed Marriage as a result of that last election and they are already showing serious signs that they are not compatible and not at peace with each other. Also David Cameron and Nick Clegg appear to think that because it is a Coalition that justifies them changing what they promised, the lie’s, and basically making things up as they go along and make the excuse that this is what the electorate voted for, so that legitamizes what ever we now do. It is my personal view that this so called Coalition is a Diabolical Mess that is conning the electorate and taking us all for a ride. I do not recognise this so called Coalition and believe that it is Evil in many ways.

31. Just Visiting

actually, changing tack… I’m not sure this bit actually helps you make you point:

> If your soft and perfect new baby turns out to be autistic or dying, you may have to helplessly watch them die.

Wel, if they are dying…. then…. yes, we will have to watch them die. And ‘helplessly’ is always the case when illness is terminal, isn’t it?

> If you think this is dramatic or overly emotional, actually it probably isn’t dramatic enough.

I guess it depends on what you want to achieve – if it’s raising emotional temperatures fair enough.
But isn’t indignance gained through the facts a better basis for lobbying and politics?

•Housing benefit caps will make many disabled people homeless

I doubt this will be the case. I work for a housing association providing social housing and my impression is that cuts in HB and Supporting People will lead to a reduction in rents charged – particularly in the pivate rented sector. HB is not so much a benefit as a subsidy to landlords.

33. mariansummerlight

Good passionate article.

The poor are being scapegoated by this and the last government and have no political voice. We are effectively disenfranchised because no party is willing to speak out for the trampled poor. Labour is still only interested in the ‘squeezed middle’ and is happy to stand by whilst its one great achievement – the welfare state- is completely shredded.
So called Red Ed has defined his constituency as those with incomes above £12000 p.a. Claiments on considerably less than that can go hang.

The question is, when does not having the right to means to support life become a denial of the right to live.

The last time the politics of hate and scapegoating took over Europe was in the 30’s and look what happened then.

Meanwhile this year the government will pay over £40 billion in debt interest. Our debt-based currency system is the cause of our problems. These problems will get worse and worse until the root cause is dealt with. No sovereign nation need ever be in debt – governments selling bonds to issue currency is the biggest scam in history. It is doomed to collapse eventually and nothing will improve until our monetary system is based on sanity rather than greed.

@25/27 George W Potter
I join Jim on his excellent point: at which point does supporting the LibDems become untenable and the promise of a referendum on AV too flimsy to make up for one mistake (or atrocity, in the case of this article here) too many.

(Please note that any whataboutery would be a waste of time as I was never a Labour voter, not in 2010, nor in 2005 or 2001 – I may be now for the first time thanks to Cleggo).

#32 & #34 – Can you please stop ruining this brilliant, emotional, scaremongering discussion by bringing facts into it?

For god’s sake, think of the children!!!

@32 and @36
my impression is that cuts in HB and Supporting People will lead to a reduction in rents charged

Oh yeah? And if you’re “impression” is wrong, what do all these people do? Go fuck themselves?

@Vince, there’s nothing scaremongering about it. There are sources for what Sue has said.

Excuse us disabled people for being a bit “emotional” but the thought of other disabled people being confined to residential care with no option to ever have a day out or buy themselves a wheelchair/scooter is unpalatable to many of us.

Cameron has said that he wants to bring it in line with hospital care but the major flaw with that is:people in hospital are sick, too ill to pop out to the park or go swimming. People in residential care are not *sick* they are disabled, they need high levels of care but they are not *sick* and therefore in a supposedly civilised country have every right to leave their home once in a while. They should not be treated like prisoners.

@36
Vince don’t forget that there is such a thing called karma.

What’s really distasteful is that public money is being squandered to dress up spending cuts as “welfare reform” when work could genuinely be made to pay by raising the personal tax allowance to £10,000 a year. It was an election promise by the LibDems and is currently an ‘aspiration’ of the coalition and would make it possible to scrap the Tax Credit bureaucracy entirely, saving £23.7 billion which would then pay for both a) the tax cut and b) any genuine reforms they’d like to make to the DWP. You can’t really argue that we “can’t afford” a tax-cut of that size when economic theory and the laffer curve suggest that a tax-cut is likely to actually INCREASE the amount the revenue takes (mainly as more people who are currently economically inactive but could do some work find it’s suddenly worth their while do so part-time).

@ 37: “Oh yeah? And if you’re “impression” is wrong, what do all these people do? Go fuck themselves?”

claude: Is this intemperate retort the best you can do?

Basic economics suggests that, ceteris paribus, if you subsidise rents, rents will rise; and if you reduce the subsidy, rents will fall.

Furthermore, I have worked in social housing for nearly 10 years; and I know many social landlords have, like their private sector counterparts, raised their rents as HB and SP became more generous. (Most housing associations have significant reserves; and nearly all could make efficiency savings.) So it is not unreasonable to assume that if these subsidies are cut, they will lower their rents again, as all landlords most certainly will want to avoid vast numbers of voids!

And if I’m wrong? Then this government will doubtless respond swiftly – out of electoral self-interest. No-one wants to see a rise in homelessness.

@paul ilc, spending cuts threaten a quarter of homeless hostel beds.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jan/18/spending-cuts-homeless-hostel-beds

2 million people use credit cards to pay mortgage or rent.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/jan/06/credit-cards-pay-mortgage-rent

Housing benefit changes could double homelessness.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/dec/29/housing-benefit-cut-homeless

It’s ok though, I’m alright Jack.

More evidence to show what a liar David Cameron is regarding the Sick and Disabled along with all his broken promises, please watch and spread the word. hppt://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UvqmZlaAPY

My Apologies third time lucky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UvqmZlaAPY


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    1 month? Already feeling full force of the cuts trying not to be homeless again. http://fb.me/SFvN6tWW

  38. Ma

    RT @BrokenOfBritain: 1 month? Already feeling full force of the cuts trying not to be homeless again. http://fb.me/SFvN6tWW

  39. Pam Cook

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  40. Stuart White

    Sue Marsh on cuts to the benefits of disabled people http://t.co/90srL91 via @libcon

  41. Nemesis Republic

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  42. Curious Questioner

    RT @NemesisRepublic: Why the sick & disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  43. simon tyszko

    @GuyAitchison @DannyAnarchy further to use of 'tory scum'. compare this article, with bank bonus, tax system etc etc http://is.gd/SJpdcw

  44. Andy Bean

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  45. Sol Smith

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  46. Sue Marsh

    @BrokenofBritain Wow @sunny_hundal not a RT it's a story http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q Great bloke. #ombh #BofB #condem #UKCuts #disability

  47. Down'sSyndromeAssoc

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by #ombh

  48. Disagreeable Weasel

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  49. Angela

    RT @BrokenOfBritain: 1 month? Already feeling full force of the cuts trying not to be homeless again. http://fb.me/SFvN6tWW

  50. Ellie Mae

    Shameful RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  51. fizz

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  52. Sinister

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  53. Alison Charlton

    Disgrace doesn't begin to cover it. RT @libcon Why sick and disabled will feel full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  54. Andy Shaw

    Please read @suey2y's piece on cuts hitting the weakest in society http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q #ombh

  55. Deni Nicol

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  56. Chris Keegan

    While osborne smugly announces cut after cut, who are the victims? Our "society"'s most vulnerable. http://bit.ly/fbLBEf #ombh

  57. Farah Mendlesohn

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  58. Lisa Ellwood

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/a4EZIea via @libcon

  59. Amadi

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  60. untolddamage

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  61. Lambchops

    Why the #sick and #disabled will feel the full force of the #cuts in a month's time: http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q (@libcon) #DLA #UKCuts #Solidarity

  62. Changing Worship

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  63. Christian

    RT @NerveInjurySupp: Why the #sick and #disabled will feel the full force of the #cuts in a month's time: http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q (@libcon) …

  64. Emma Friedmann

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/anvmx0n via @libcon

  65. Emma Friedmann

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  66. Kevin Arscott

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  67. Ian Trott

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  68. Kevin Arscott

    @empireofthekop could you RT:How the sick and disabled need our help to resist government cuts http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  69. Eric Wyn Roberts

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  70. DanielPoxton

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  71. Liz Ixer

    It is time for communities to become the advocates for those too sick, old or disabled to defend themselves RT @libcon http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  72. no name writer

    RT @amaditalks: RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  73. pajh

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  74. Liz Church

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  75. Rachel Hubbard

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://goo.gl/9JzV1

  76. ABC

    RT @rachellh: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://goo.gl/9JzV1

  77. Rocky Hamster

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  78. Robert Pettitt

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  79. mick gregson

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  80. bc tmh

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  81. green_knight

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  82. Ross Baxter

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  83. This week I have mostly been reading… | Road Maps For The Soul

    […] Earlier in the week I suggested that if you only read one blog post all week, Sue Marsh’s “Nowhere to Turn for the Vulnerable” should be it. Typically, however, Sue has outdone herself with more brilliance, with her piece “Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time” over at Liberal Conspiracy. […]

  84. Terri Smith

    RT @sunny_hundal: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time – http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q by @suey2y #ombh

  85. Sallysjourney

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/9nyxWCH via @libcon

  86. hilary

    RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  87. Benjie Moss

    RT @regordane: RT @libcon: Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q

  88. Lizzie Charlton

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/2B4uSns via @libcon

  89. Tim J

    What's happening to disabled people under this government: http://bit.ly/guQEkA

  90. Ian Adamson

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/cAvk6rb via @libcon

  91. Christine Burns

    Not funny: Why the sick and disabled (sic) will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/fELzcW

  92. Sue Mitchell

    RT @christineburns: Not funny: Why the sick and disabled (sic) will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/fELzcW

  93. Absolut Queer

    RT @christineburns: Not funny: Why the sick and disabled (sic) will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/fELzcW

  94. Elinor Predota

    RT @christineburns: Not funny: Why the sick and disabled (sic) will feel the full force of the cuts in a month's time http://bit.ly/fELzcW

  95. Poshaudrey

    RT @suey2y @BrokenofBritain http://bit.ly/dFNQ5Q Great bloke. #ombh #BofB #condem #UKCuts #disability /// PLEASE RT!!

  96. Does the Broken of Britain campaign need celebrity support? | Liberal Conspiracy

    […] Sue Marsh has pointed out, the consultation on Disability Living Allowance reform ends on 14th February 2011 – […]

  97. Pamela Heywood

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time: "Sick and Disabled people ar… http://twurl.nl/wbj6ig

  98. Curious Questioner

    RT @chaostocosmos: Why sick & disabled will feel full force of the cuts in a month’s time: "Sick & Disabled ppl ar… http://twurl.nl/wbj6ig

  99. Links of Interest (weekly) : Cosmos

    […] Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time […]

  100. kirst

    Housing benefit caps will make many disabled people homeless…
    http://bit.ly/dWCgen

  101. Broken OfBritain

    @suey2y @BendyGirl @DisabilityNow @DisabilityXpert – http://t.co/doqsCNi

  102. Sue Marsh

    RT @BrokenOfBritain: @suey2y @BendyGirl @DisabilityNow @DisabilityXpert – http://t.co/doqsCNi

  103. Jane

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/pSVcD9W via @libcon

  104. yellmell

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/01/14/why-the-sick-and-disabled-will-feel-the-full-force-of-the-cuts-in-a-months-time/

  105. yellmell

    @LizIxer have u read this ?
    http://t.co/CM9ajgOZ

  106. Liz Ixer

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time http://t.co/BypOLs0P via @yellmell

  107. Nick Stanton

    Why the sick and disabled will feel the full force of the cuts in a month’s time http://t.co/BypOLs0P via @yellmell





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