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21 November 2018
"We're making more cuts! You ain't seen nothing yet!" This was the comment of Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham's Labour council when asked about cuts to the disabled person's mobility card, which gives free bus and tram travel.
3 October 2018
While extracting huge profit from disabled-worker employer Remploy, Maximus made a further 100 employees redundant
12 September 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
11 April 2018
Hull City AFC supporters are currently fighting for their club to use their full name and for concessionary prices for the young, elderly and disabled
6 December 2017
Local MP Iain Duncan Smith devised the spiteful system, which has already left families in rent arrears and without benefits at Christmas time
4 October 2017
Mansfield was one of the few places the Tories gained from Labour in the general election. The new MP, Ben Bradley, had an article in the local paper recently about Chatsworth ward. The campaign sent in a reply
6 September 2017
Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."
26 July 2017
Pensioners and disabled people from South Yorkshire Freedom Riders are to travel by coach to York on 31 July to lobby a police misconduct hearing
10 May 2017
I'd like to thank John Gillman and the editors of the Socialist for making an audio version of the paper available at socialistparty.org.uk
10 May 2017
Some permanent degenerative medical conditions "do get better," according to one Tory MP
19 April 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Cutters get half a billion; care cut by £142 a person. £15 million payday for health secretary; 500 ambulances turned back from A&Es
12 April 2017
Newham Community Cinema held a showing of Ken Loach's film 'I, Daniel Blake' on 8 April. On behalf of East London Socialist Party branch I was asked to introduce the film.
12 April 2017
Four police officers and one police community support officer are to face misconduct hearings relating to the 'freedom ride' protest by pensioners and disabled people on 23 June 2014.
5 April 2017
Finding out one has cancer is worrying enough. Treatment is often an ordeal. Facing financial hardship and insecurity as a result adds enormously to the anxiety many experience.
29 March 2017
By demonstrating and organising mass 'freedom rides' on trains and refusing to pay, we have won free travel for the disabled and half fare for pensioners
22 March 2017
Reader's comment: I'm still here, I'm still fighting for what I rightfully deserve. And I'm writing this to tell you about the plight of disabled people all over the country. We're not on the news separated from you, we're among you
15 March 2017
Rosa Monckton, one of the trustees of Team Domenica, a 'charity' which claims to help disabled people get into work, has said that businesses should be allowed to pay disabled people less than the minimum wage.
8 March 2017
The following is an account of years of struggle by parents of a disabled child to secure the proper resources to meet their daughter's needs. A situation made more difficult by draconian cuts in funding local services.
1 March 2017
Despite two tribunals ruling that the Department for Work and Pensions should expand the reach of the 'personal independence payment' (PIP) disability benefit, the government is bringing emergency legislation to stop it.
1 March 2017
Even in the heyday of the welfare state, parents of disabled children received little help, understanding or support. The Tories want to drive us back to the days when family care was the norm
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