Have disabled people been a victim of post-truth?

Over the past week, I have been catching up on what the new term, post-truth, means. My understanding is that post-truth is when an emotional understanding of an issue, especially in politics, supersedes the often complex facts involved, so there is a greater belief in what people want to hear as opposed to the actual evidence … Continue reading Have disabled people been a victim of post-truth?

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The Welfare Movement’s 2040 Dystopia

It is 2040 and I have been living in Budapest for over a decade when I escaped from England. I now work as Head of Impairment Inclusion for the Freedom Alliance, under my amazing Chief Executive, Bill Windsor, who started the organisation when his throne was abolished over 15 years ago. President Corbyn of the … Continue reading The Welfare Movement’s 2040 Dystopia

Impairment-related Assessments should be about removing barriers

It is very easy to complain about how a system is not working but it is much harder to come up with new solutions to replace broken ones. It is also easy to talk about rights but much harder to ensure any system implement rights on an individual level, providing real benefit as oppose to simply political … Continue reading Impairment-related Assessments should be about removing barriers

Has the UN failed British Disabled People?

On Monday the UN Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities released a report of what is generally regarded as the UK government's grave violation of the convention on the rights of people with disabilities. What the report really represents is a political stunt that shows the prejudices that exist towards people with impairments … Continue reading Has the UN failed British Disabled People?

I am proud to say that work has set me free

In the last few months, a number of welfare activists have linked the term 'work sets you free' with the government's welfare reforms. This term is regarded as sinister because in german the term is translated as 'arbeit macht frei', which was painted onto the entrances of Nazi concentration camps. The inference is that the government … Continue reading I am proud to say that work has set me free