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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 May 2017

What we saw

Richard Graham

Richard Graham   (Click to enlarge)

Some permanent degenerative medical conditions "do get better," according to one Tory MP.

Richard Graham sits on parliament's work and pensions committee. A BBC journalist challenged him to explain why people with these permanent conditions face reassessment for their 'personal independence payment' (Pip) disability benefits. That was his explanation.

Amalia of the Socialist Party's disabled people and carers group comments. "This reminds me of Theresa May's claim that there are 'complex reasons' people use food banks.

"Graham should know that his government is taking mobility cars away from people who they later cheer on at the Paralympics exactly because Pip isn't working, but punishing, and because you need to prove you are not a liar throughout.

"Lots of money has been lost since abolition of the old 'disability living allowance' benefit, and the Tories are cutting 30 a week from 'employment and support allowance' benefits - about what former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith was costing us in expenses for his breakfast!

"No wonder the United Nations has found that this government is violating disabled people's human rights."

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Socialist Party news and analysis

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Corbyn pledges freeze on 'STP' health cuts

Corbyn pledges council powers to take over academies

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Corbyn promises to scrap hospital parking fees

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International socialist news and analysis

France: Macron won't solve economic & social crises


Local elections 2017

TUSC's anti-cuts message finds positive response

Liverpool city region mayor election - almost 8,000 votes for TUSC

Tories win West Midlands mayor - the complete failure of the Labour right

Labour hangs on in Wales despite cuts councillors

Doncaster TUSC's campaigning against cuts goes on


Workplace news and analysis

Tube strike at London Bridge over unfair dismissal

After the Unite elections - now turn outwards

Workers fight back against race to the bottom!

Royal Mail walkout over suspension of union reps

Good debate and response at radiographers' union conference


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

US: women ice hockey players' strike threat wins living wage

Featured letter: disabled workers want our voices heard, not charity

Foreign aid corruption: capitalism to blame

Why I joined: raising the ideas of socialism

Theatre review: Fracked! Political satire skewers frackers

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Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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Overflowing Corbyn rally in Leicester

Hundreds rally for Corbyn in Leamington

One Housing tenants force housing association back

Jobstown Not Guilty trial round-up

Yorkshire meeting in solidarity with the #JobstownNotGuilty campaign

Socialists tell free marketeers

Packed Socialist Party meeting discusses the general election

Sutton Coldfield socialist campaign stall


 

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