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Protesters outside Westminster with placards


Disabled activists were out in force in Westminster today (18 July) to demonstrate their opposition to Lord Falconer's assisted dying bill, as peers took part in a marathon second reading.


School locked my disabled son in ‘quiet room’ as punishment, says mum

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Anger and bemusement over IB and ESA stats controversy

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DaDaFest set to break new ground with arts and rights conference

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Benefit claimants ‘missing out on thousands’ in transfer from DLA to PIP

Some disabled people forced to transfer across to the government's new disability benefit are missing out on thousands of pounds of backdated payments, thanks to "grossly unfair" … [Read More...]


Campaigner had benefits docked despite inaccessible workshop

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