FibroGirls call to Action

Hi Folks its been a long time and ill do a blog post soon that explains that, but first A new project… Myself and fibrogirl with a group of other campaigners are going to start a campaign for the correct classification of Fibromyalgia and ME. This was triggered by a hastily removed article yesterday that…

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…

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…

Esther Mcvey Letter Arrives @ Parliament

Almost a month ago Jayne Linney & I wrote a letter to Esther McVey disputing her use of statistics & offering a wide range of evidence which demonstrated just this. 866 people signed the letter and many left harrowing tales of suffering as a result of  ’Welfare Reform’; which were then appended to the end of the signatures; the letter was posted…

Politics ‘V’ Political… Blogging Against Disableism 2013

Hi folks wow where did that year go? 🙂 Today is blogging against disableism day, this time last year I did a piece about how the media had whole heartedly embraced the scrounger  rhetoric condemning thousands of us to derision and hate from the general public. Has much changed in that time? Yes and No… We still have…

A Call to Arms- PIP Needs You

Hi All, time for another guest post this is regarding the coming PIP regulations FibroGirl, and 500,000 disabled people are  asking for your help… Dxxx A call to arms – PIP needs you I was moved to roll up my campaigning sleeves late in 2011 when I finally dipped my toes in the water of twitter…

How is an Activist Born…

It’s amazing how circumstances can change your out look… What are the circumstances that would change you from the archetypal mild mannered citizen, to the protester, activist, activist blogger or creator of a movement? For me it wasn’t the student fees protests although as  a teacher that almost swayed me… It wasn’t the riots because…