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Amnesty International Are Listening!

September 24, 2013

Spotted on Facebook. Written by Julia Smith.

Another well respected organisation supoorting us….

THIS IS WHAT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE COALITION’S ATTACK ON THE SICK & DISABLED…..after promising to support us with our campaigns for justice…

“For disabled people, this represents a significant step forward. For three years they have been experiencing a relentless attack from government, being hit by one cut after another. Their security and peace of mind has been steadily eroded, as Government ministers and their allies in the media have shamelessly misused statistics to convince the public that many disabled people are fraudsters and those who receive benefits are living in the lap of luxury. This has led to a steep increase in disability hate crimes.

When an organisation with the gravitas of Amnesty International recognises that the human rights of disabled people in the UK are being attacked by their own government, and feels it has to act in their defence, perhaps we have reached something of a watershed. Disabled people are no longer struggling alone. An internationally respected and very effective body has come to their assistance, and that is a relief and an encouragement. The government can no longer bully disabled people, confident that they cannot easily defend themselves. Sick and disabled people now have protection.

It will be interesting to see what happens next. Personally I believe that when people look back at this time, and see things clearly, unclouded by propaganda, they will be appalled, and many politicians will be shamed. They have used their power to attack the weakest in society, and sacrificed the vulnerable to their own political ends.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 25, 2013 8:54 pm

    I totally agree. Apart from politicians know no shame.

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