Esther McVey your Hypocrisy is Showing

Sorry this post is going to be like one of your favourite TV shows where inevitably at least one episode is a hash up of clips from previous episodes… Well this post is that episode… I’m a bit behind with this but… WOW talk about hypocrisy… Esther McVey rebuking Labour over their use of Stats……

With Fear and Loathing in Equal Measure

I’ve been out of it a bit… did you notice? Lol… Trying to make work pay… failing miserably and looking after hubby and son… To be honest I felt I had nothing else to contribute to the fight, to this world that hates those of us unfortunate enough to be Ill or disabled and I’d…

ESA Backlogg Causes Disruption and Fear to Vulnerable Lives.

A few nights ago after six pm, I received an urgent cry for help and advice from a lady I know, who has herself faced major health issues with her son and is disabled herself. When completely out of the blue her brother who is also a vulnerable adult with health problems received a accelerated…

Mr S’s interesting Take on Disability Activism

Thursday i had the dubious good fortune to be looking through twitter during and after the #WOW debate… I came across some long and varied tweet between several campaigners and Mr S and as you might of guessed there was plenty of mud slinging. Some of which i felt was way more extreme than was…

Our Story, ESA, PIP, HB and Access To Work

Hi peeps this is a post about Access to work inspired by Kaliya Franklin’s blog post The ‘Scrounging Scum’ to ‘hard working, tax credit claiming, socially acceptable scrounging’ journey  But it’s also a way for me to get some stuff out there so it’s not only in here anymore… *Warning* it will be long… As most…

Sue Marsh’s Open Letter To David Cameron

I know ive not been around since london but to be honest ive been wiped out both physically and mentally and unable to really get it together. On top of which my sons been ill just a virus but it takes its toll on sleepless nights… Anyway this piece is Written by Sue Marsh. and Cross posted…

At last…

Well, we finally did it! We submitted the petition on Monday 18th at 2pm and here’s the article in the Mirror as proof… keep your eyes peeled for an article in the Independent on line as well… Thank you all so much for helping us to get there, we are forever in your debt… when…

Finally the hand in day approaches… Dxxx

It seems such a long time since that day at the beginning of April when i said to Jayne Linney on FB ‘you know someone should write that woman (Esther McVey) a letter’ and Jayne said something like ‘You up for it Deb’… This was in response to yet another out pouring of bile and spin from…

Your chance to #haveyoursayIDS

Hi folks Well as you know we are going to meet with Liz Kendal and Kate Green on the 18th of November. To submit our Petition about the DWPs use of stats asking the Work and Pensions Select Committee to hold Ian Duncan Smith to account, for his and his ministers use of stats to paint…

Our Petition goes to Parliament at LAST

At last we finally have a date to submit our petition for the Work & Select Committee to hold IDS to Account for his persistent misuse of statistics; on Monday 18th November @ 2pm We are meeting with both Liz Kendall – Shadow Secretary for Care and older people and Kate Green – Shadow spokesperson…

The Conspicuous Absence of IDS

Back in June we had reason to feel positive our petition asking the work and pensions select committee to hold IDS to account for his use of statistics had reached 100,000 and we had been told that the committee wanted to tie it in to the end of year review of the DWP so they had all…

This is Rumour Control… These are the Facts…

We are being misled again this time by our new “Minister of State for Work and Pensions” Mike Penning Mike Penning has begun his career as the new Minister of state for work and pensions, by using the same misleading tactic of his predecessors… Manipulating stats to make all DLA/PIP claimants look like they do not…