Articles by kittysjones
UK becomes the first country to face a UN inquiry into disability rights violations
“What kind of Government uses the media to scape-goat and stigmatise sick and disabled people, by lying and inventing statistics to “justify” the persecution of our most vulnerable citizens, and the withdrawal of their crucial lifelines and support?” Sue Jones considers the human rights of disabled people under the current government.
Clause 99, Catch 22 – State sadism and silencing the vulnerable
“Successful appeals were evidence of an unjust system, and now, having made the process almost impossible, we have ministers trying to claim that suddenly the system is fine. It’s FAR from fine.” kittysjones examines the effects of the Government’s disability welfare reforms.
The Government considers itself to be above the law
“…they have not stopped, they have not listened and they have not been reasonable. Ever felt like your Government is really out to get you?” kittysjones explains how the Government is refusing to respond to legal rulings challenging its welfare reforms.
It’s fraud, Lord Freud.
“You have got to admire the consistency – the last 27 words contain four statistics and four of them are wrong. When speaking about disability benefits Government ministers have consistently abused numbers to make their case – but four inaccuracies within 27 words is surely a record.” Paul Morrison challenges yet more inaccuracies from Lord Freud.
The coming tyranny and the legal aid bill
The Ministry of Justice’s “reforms” (Tory-speak for cuts) to legal aid undermine the fundamental principle of legal equality, breach Article 6(1) of the European Convention of Human Rights: the right to a fair trial, and reflect a truly authoritarian agenda of tyranny. The cuts will seriously undermine access to justice and sidestep the obligation of Government accountability. The cuts will affect the most […]
What you need to know about Atos assessments
“In my opinion the money given to Atos and spent on tribunals should be given to NHS GPs. They are best placed to make assessments regarding patients work capability.” Sue Jones takes notes from Scottish nurse Joyce Drummond, who has made a heartfelt apology to Atos assessment victims.
A summary of discussion with Anne McGuire, Shadow Minister for disabled people. The Coalition is not a Government that recognises the intrinsic value and worth of life. It is not a Government that recognises human potential, or values personal growth and development. It is not a Government that values social evolution and progress. Trying to explain […]
“If there is anyone left in doubt that this Government’s policies are grossly unfair, and are punishing the most vulnerable of our citizens, …you need look no further than Clause 99 for evidence to verify my conjecture.” Sue Jones examines Clause 99 of the Welfare Reform Bill.