Friday, 15 July 2011

BREAKING NEWS!!! Government Delays Welfare Reform Bill...

This just in from the Disability Alliance http://www.disabilityalliance.org/welreform5.htm

I'm sure they won't mind me posting it in full :


Government delays Welfare Reform Bill

15 July 2011
The Government has been forced to delay the 2nd Reading of the flagship Bill in the Lords due to peers' concerns over the people affected.
DWP is suggesting other business has blocked progress but the surprise postponement till September from Tues will also give the Government time to lobby peers and answer the queries raised in DA's legal challenge.

This is wonderful, surprising, startling news!!! I need a little lie down before I say any more, but remember this - if it gives the government more time to lobby, it gives us more time too :)))

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, we MUST see it as a positive step, though why all the parties are clearly still so keen to do the dirty on disabled people above all others is beyond me; the only reason I can think of being that they are seen as an easy target. May they all be forgiven (maybe).

fourbanks said...

A very small step if ever their was one but i still remain unconvinced that they know best and have your interest's at heart such is their remoteness in ever having dealt with the sick or disabled

Also i should make clear that both the government and the seniors in the house of lords could never be classed as normal people.

The majority in the house of lords live a singular completely detached life and very rarely venture out on their own and even when i worked in amongst them or socialised in the evening with their friends the chances are they would never ever acknowledge you the same for the government ministers never a word of thanks never

And yet these are the same very people who will make up policy's on who's fit and who's not and everything else in between and in reality they are so detached from you they could be referring to the dogs muck on their shoes such is their remoteness from ever having to come in contact with a sick or disabled person

A most truly shocking state of affairs if ever their was one

fourbanks said...

A very small step if ever their was one but i still remain unconvinced that they know best and have your interest's at heart such is their remoteness in ever having dealt with the sick or disabled

Also i should make clear that both the government and the seniors in the house of lords could never be classed as normal people.

The majority in the house of lords live a singular completely detached life and very rarely venture out on their own and even when i worked in amongst them or socialised in the evening with their friends the chances are they would never ever acknowledge you the same for the government ministers never a word of thanks never

And yet these are the same very people who will make up policy's on who's fit and who's not and everything else in between and in reality they are so detached from you they could be referring to the dogs muck on their shoes such is their remoteness from ever having to come in contact with a sick or disabled person

A most truly shocking state of affairs if ever their was one

Ambitious Mamas said...

Good news. What can we do in the meantime? There's a small window of opportunity, I realise, but can we do something constructive?

Anonymous said...

eer.....no!