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21 October 2020

Disabled students let down by "rotten education system"

The UK's capitalist university system is rotten to the core. Universities' prime aim is not to provide education for students - but to generate income for their vice chancellors and management

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7 October 2020

Film: 'Sick' - 'They've got people looking in the wrong direction'

'Sick' is a heart-wrenching drama/documentary that uses the real stories of benefit claimants battling, and sometimes losing to, the system to claim Personal Independence Payment, and also work capability assessments for Employment Support Allowance.

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2 September 2020

Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation

Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling, and puts profit before lives, including of the people it disables.

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24 June 2020

Call for an increase in PIP due to Covid-19

Disability Campaigners in Chesterfield have launched a campaign following our members' experiences on public transport (or lack of availability), and the increased costs this means if people travel at all

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5 June 2019

Step forward for campaign to reverse mobility pass cuts in Nottingham

On 20 May members of the Reverse Mobility Pass Cuts campaign, including the Socialist Party, lobbied the first meeting of the new Nottingham Labour Council. 50 councillors out of 55 are Labour.

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10 April 2019

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders - still battling on

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders held rallies on 1 April marking five years of our struggle for the full restoration of travel pass rights

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21 November 2018

Stop Nottingham Labour's cuts to disabled travel!

"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.

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3 October 2018

Maximus profitus: disabillity profiteering scandal

While extracting huge profit from disabled-worker employer Remploy, Maximus made a further 100 employees redundant

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12 September 2018

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

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11 April 2018

Hull City supporters fight to reclaim their club and the game

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

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6 December 2017

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

Local MP Iain Duncan Smith devised the spiteful system, which has already left families in rent arrears and without benefits at Christmas time

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4 October 2017

Chatsworth ward campaign replies to Tory MP's intervention

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

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6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

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."

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26 July 2017

'Freedom riders' lobby against violent policing

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

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10 May 2017

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

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

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10 May 2017

What we saw

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

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19 April 2017

Them & Us

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

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12 April 2017

Newham socialists attend 'I, Daniel Blake' film night

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.

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12 April 2017

Police officers face misconduct charges over attack on 'freedom ride'

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.

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5 April 2017

Financial hardship facing millions of cancer sufferers

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.

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