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New Tory University Tsar Toby Young compared disabled students to 'functionally illiterate troglodyte(s)'

New Tory University Tsar Toby Young compared disabled students to ‘functionally illiterate troglodyte(s)’

For anybody who doesn’t already know, Toby Young has been appointed to university regulatory body the Office for Students. This being the ‘Office for Students’ that apparently lacks any representatives who are university staff...
Campaigners just forced the Tories to scrap a target for kicking disabled people off benefits

Campaigners just forced the Tories to scrap a target for kicking disabled people off...

After significant pressure from disability campaigners, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been forced to drop its controversial 80% target for refusing Personal Independance Payment (PIP) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claims,...

Disabled woman’s benefits stopped for 10 months after missing interview DWP had CANCELLED

A 63 year old woman with several serious medical conditions had her benefits stopped for ten months after she failed to turn up for an assessment which she had been told was cancelled. Teresa...

Brain-damaged tetraplegic woman has benefits stopped and told to ‘start looking for work’ by...

After Vince Rodger innocently missed an interview at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for his severely disabled wife Julie, he was told that she would have her benefits completely removed. Though Mr Rodger...

Do I have to “top myself to get help for my son?” – Mother...

A mother committed suicide after asking mental health workers "What have I got to do? Top myself to get help for my son?". 73-year-old Valerie Grant walked in front of a train on 23rd April after...

The Tories are literally now being investigated by the UN for ‘ongoing human rights...

Today, United Nations officials will hear evidence from country-wide disability organisations that show the government's "ongoing human rights violations" have put it in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People. After being...

Gourmet Burger Kitchen facing boycott after throwing out deaf couple for having an assistance...

Restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen is facing a boycott today after it emerged that the manager of their Wimbledon branch threw out a deaf couple for being accompanied by a hearing assistance dog. Louise DeNew...

In 2016 the Tories gave a dementia sufferer a top disability award. Now they’ve...

A 58-year-old woman who was awarded the prestigious Point of Light award by the Tories just over a year ago has now had her benefits slashed and been told that she can 'care for...

If Labour councils continue to carry out Tory cuts, Corbyn could be finished

Since 2010, the Tories’ vicious austerity program has resulted in a colossal 37% drop in funding for local government. Vital services, often the last line of defence between people and complete financial or social...

The Tories set to force the most severely disabled to carry out work-related activity...

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is considering forcing all sick and disabled people receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to carry out ‘mandatory’ work related activities. The proposal includes disabled people receiving ESA...
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