Being dependent on others is not a failing, it’s what living is all about

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,138 Sunday 05 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Britain under the boot heels of the Tories! As we blunder into the chaos of the transition of support for disabled people from the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) to, as yet, unknown local authority provision the […]

Government imposed conditionality denies Motability to severely disabled people who most need it

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,134 Wednesday 01 July 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, I really have to wonder just who the hell you think you are? Your attacks on disabled people are now one stop short of being a cull, which, under the circumstances, would be more honest. Your policies couldn’t make […]

Belief, false or otherwise, is no excuse for sadistic cruelty

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,116 Saturday 13 June 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, We live in an age of assumptions. The problem with assumptions is we believe them because it is ‘we’ who made them up and they are the more difficult to dispel because of our personal attachment to them and […]

Protect the Independent Living Fund

Ed Miliband MP House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 06 February 2014 Dear Mr Miliband, I cannot imagine what you must be thinking, planning to close the Independent Living Fund if you win the general election. At an average cost of £345 a week that’s £6,210,000 for 18,000 recipients, or roughly half what it will […]

The poor are worthless and expendable in Tory Britain

A letter a day to number 10. No 975 Thursday 15 January 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, It seems that George Osborne has told the Times, “I couldn’t have been clearer that our plans do not involve tax increases, including VAT, because our plans involve cutting public expenditure and saving on welfare budgets.” How casually he […]

Disabled people brutalised into labouring to save the economy, but no ILF. Oh really?

A letter a day to number 10. No 945 Sunday 14 December 2014. Dear Mr Cameron, We are facing system failure and sadly that’s down to a failure of imagination and a failure to progress. For example, you and the Unions have something in common, work, you may differ over how you see it but […]