Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Final Countdown

It has been a truly hectic week for all here at The Broken of Britain Towers. We have been putting the finishing touches to a new national campaign that launches on Monday. The campaign will aim to oppose those provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill that are 'anti-disability'. There is a lot of support for this campaign, and we know that you will hlp us make it a success.

As part of the campaign, there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the reform of Disability Living Allowance on the morning of the 9th of March, a couple of hours prior to the Second Reading of the Welfare Reform Bill. The Second Reading is the first opportunity for the House of Commons to debate a Public Bill. This means that the debate at Westminster Hall, from 9.30am - 11am, will give MPs a reminder and primer on the issues to raise regarding Disability Living Allowance.

Finding an MP willing to request a debate at such an opportune timing was a major coup, and we hope that many MPs will participate. I will be briefing the organiser of the debate, Hywel Williams MP, early next week, so that he can decide which issues to discuss and where he wants to steer the debate. For this briefing I will need your help and input, so that I can suggest points to be raise from all disabled people and not just myself.

Please visit The Broken of Britain forum to leave your suggestions on points you want to see raised during the debate.

10 comments:

Romi said...

Good work, thank you!

Achelois said...

Ditto - thank you

Anonymous said...

This is too important to lose, we all support you and know you will do your very best to win. Many thanks to you all.

fourbanks said...

is in receipt of benefits so that the there care worker can be there for guidance as to what is wrong with the patient
This way the patient is kept in there comfort zone and are not stressed by the event
my mp thinks it's a good move in fact the best idea yet to come forward

fourbanks said...

The medicals undertaken by atos should be undertaken in the persons home so that there care worker/doctor can be there for guidance as to what is wrong with the patient
This way the patient is kept in there comfort zone and are not stressed by the event
my mp thinks it's a good move in fact the best idea yet to come forward

Paul said...

PLease try to get the planned Scrapping of the Independent Living Fund to be put high on the agenda, hardly anyone is mentioning this yet thousands of disabled people & their families will be left devastated if this closure goes ahead!

fourbanks said...

Indeed Paul very important

nabraham said...

NAT (The National AIDS Trust) have some useful resources including a briefing paper for people to use with their MP's.

It includes questions to get your MP to raise in the debate.

It can be used for people with other chronic illnesses & disabilities as well:

http://www.nat.org.uk/Living-with-HIV/HIV-activists/Benefits-cuts.aspx

Anonymous said...

Apologies:

Q3 above should of course read 'So why doesn't the government trust and listen to disabled people ...'

Adam said...

Honestly people I think it's almost time for the public to force the government out of power. We should also make sure that rich people can't run for government again and should be given to the common people (Bye Labour, Lib Dems, Conservatives). This will help by making sure rich can't get richer and the poorest (Disabled) and middle class can try to get a good standard life of living. This will also allow us to focus to restore honour, dignity back to the country and that way this economy and country can get moving towards the future

Good luck with your protest, you have everyone's support behind you