Monday, 7 November 2011

Pat's Petition

Pat Onions has submitted an e-petition to the government website. Pat is blind and Pat is also a carer. When we asked her why she submitted this petition she said -
We were determined to attend the Hardest Hit rally in Edinburgh. Determined, in spite of disability, to stand with the others who had made the long and difficult journey. Determined to show we were united as one voice against the vicious cuts we are all enduring. We knew there were many thousands who couldn’t make it. Disability, ill health or cost would prevent them coming. We made it.
To the many there and those who came in spirit……….this petition is for us all.
Pat’s petition reads –

Stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families.

You can see the full petition on the Government website here 

The Broken of Britain are supporting Pat’s petition.  If Pat gets 100,000 signatures it could generate a debate in Parliament.

There is massive concern over the huge extent of both the welfare reforms and the cuts. Too often when people speak up, their voice is fragmented and discounted. This is an opportunity to get everyone together to speak with one voice, and to register in one place, how many people are asking the government to listen.

Firstly – obviously – we ask you to sign this petition and persuade all your family and friends to do the same. The name of the game is numbers ; so please ask friends, family and any organisations you belong to to sign and get others to sign.

When you sign the petition you will see buttons for twitter and facebook; so please share it with others on Twitter and Facebook.  Let Pat know she has your support by leaving a comment here too.
The first signatures will be the hardest to get, while we get this juggernaut rolling, so please help now and make sure that this petition really takes off.

This petition will only succeed if everyone joins together to support it and TBofB are delighted that  organisations are joining our ranks and offering support.

Organisations on board so far that have agreed to help raise awareness of Pat’s Petition are :

RADAR
Disability Alliance
CarerWatch
The Broken of Britain
CarersUK
DPAC
Benefits and Work

10 comments:

Duncan @ Trabasack said...

I'm am signing and sharing.

fourbanks said...

[QUOTE]Mrs Pat Onions e-petition

Unfortunately since then the economy has gone in to crisis and the government has simultaneously embarked on a massive programme of cuts. This has created a perfect storm and left disabled people/those with ill health, and their carers reeling, confused and afraid.[/QUOTE]

pat should have followed on after afraid (WITH SOME ALREADY HAVING COMMITTED SUICIDE WITH SHATTERED FRIENDS AND FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND)

Remember that the devil is in the detail and i feel the e-petition should have had the above in it as that is the crucial message to get across more then anything else ??

It may just be me that feels this way but i doubt it a man of the church who is angry and for the first time in my life and for me that's the bottom line their is no other line to take

you either have a government DWP policy based on a medical assessment of you go down the death and destruction route of playing with words and for me they are the only two routes that the government can go down ??

Emma said...

I fully support your petition and have signed. I will be trying to get others on board too ... this has to stop. Innocent, and ill people are being pushed to the sidelines while laziness takes the lead.

Take Care... and you are on my blogroll!

Emma x

clive said...

Nope, not interested in anything Carerwatch do while they have a cyber-stalker in their membership.

Also no one noticed RADAR being in that list while Liz Sayce is helping the government screw over disabled people?

Anonymous said...

Can someone please remove Clive's comment, unless he is able to substantiate it, and he has yet to substantiate any of the many allegations he has made against individuals and organisations, it is defamatory.

fourbanks said...

[QUOTE]Anonymous said...

Can someone please remove Clive's comment, unless he is able to substantiate it, and he has yet to substantiate any of the many allegations he has made against individuals and organisations, it is defamatory.[/QUOTE]

No it's not his point is valid there are many people i know of first hand that work for charities and they are not what they seam and they care as much about the sick and disabled as i do about the dinosaurs
You posting anonymously does not help at all your case and in my view point Clive's comment are a true reflection

How many chief executives have told the government in plain words to stop putting excess pressure on the sick and disabled to such an extent that they commit suicide ?

the answer is none I'm afraid you haven't a clue how charities are run or those organisations that purport to be in charge of the vulnerable nothing could be further from the truth

There are many sick people in this country out to kill off as many sick and disabled people as possible over the coming years and you had better believe it this country has a hell of a lot to learn just as countries like the people of Greece are having to

fourbanks said...

This is a leader love him or hate him it's the truth and if we had more people like this fighting our corner this blog would never have come about in the first place

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdob6QRLRJU&feature=youtu.be

Anonymous said...

fourbanks, I was refering to the comment about carerwatch, I posted anonymously because I do not wish to be targeted by Clive, check out his UK Carers blog and I think that you will see why. I think that it is important that organisations like BoB do not leave themselves open to claims of allowing defamatory material to be published on their blog, the interests of the majority surely take precedence over those of one individual who has a reputation for publishing allegations which he is unable to substantiate. I believe that you will find that a similar comment was removed from this blog for similar reasons.

fourbanks said...

You make a valid point but how the hell would this blog owner know the true facts anyhow we post here in good faith

If the blog owner starts removing parts of the comments then it could lose credibility

Sure passions run high and that's to be expected but if those in charge of the respective organisations did their job properly in the first place in supporting the sick and disabled and speaking up for them in a forceful manor we wouldn't even need this blog or any other come to that

What we have are organisations that purport to speak on behalf of the sick and disabled but quite frankly are doing a lousy job so much so that David Cameron has the upper hand and he and his policies are running a muck and causing a lot of uncertainty and stress in vulnerable people which only a sick prime minister would do no sane person would ever attempt to do that and certainly no one i have ever known

Anonymous said...

Hi as anyone contacted the news channels about pats plight and story of her e petition as im sure they would like to report this story and would broadcast the link to her petiton which would generate the required signatures needed