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Change.Org Petition To Remove IDS And Cameron As Motability Patrons

March 15, 2016

Readers, after Same Difference covered this story yesterday, we found this petition, which we’ve since signed. At time of writing it has over 7000 signatures in under 24 hours.

We the undersigned call on Declan Mahoney CEO of Motability, Mike Betts, Executive Director and the Committee of Motability Operations Group PLC, to remove David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith as Patrons of Motability.

Both David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith, in their roles as elected MPs and members of the Conservative Party have done, and are still doing, everything in their power to remove motability vehicles from sick and disabled people who really need them to maintain their mobility and independence. We consider it to be hypocritical in the extreme and in very poor taste that these two politicians should be patrons of a charity designed to give people freedom and independence while, at the same time, attempting to remove that same freedom and independence by making it harder to qualify for the benefits required to participate in the motability scheme.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. mili68 permalink
    March 15, 2016 4:26 pm

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  2. mili68 permalink
    March 15, 2016 4:27 pm

    Tweeted @melissacade68

  3. March 15, 2016 4:37 pm

    only a very naive charity would have IDS or David Cameron as their Motability Patrons
    it one of the most absurd things i have ever heard in my 60 years

  4. March 15, 2016 5:13 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  5. March 15, 2016 6:47 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess and commented:
    Unfortunately Nick I don’t think any charity that size is naive. What kind of charity would have a Tory as a patron. The last thing any Tory wants to do is help the vulnerable.

  6. shaun permalink
    March 15, 2016 10:02 pm

    It might help people to understand why IDS and David Cameron are patrons of Motobility, when they know that the new CEO earns £1 millions per annum. This is just under half as much as his predecessor. I guess he’s done very well through all the make the rich richer schemes funded at the expense of the disabled. So the answer is that he has more in common with Cameron and IDS than the disabled. The disabled, tax payers and those who give to charities are just another source of income for him.

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