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UK Disability News Service: "Call for help to design a social security system of dignity, respect and trust"

Discussion in 'General disability topics and advocacy' started by Andy, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    www.disabilitynewsservice.com/call-for-help-to-design-a-social-security-system-of-dignity-respect-and-trust/
     
  2. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    since the changes in the uk benefits system are politically motivated it will need considerable campaigning to inform said politicians that we are an important part of the voting electorate with enough awareness we could put the worst politicians out of office .
     
  3. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Most of us don't even have access to milkshake, let alone have a political voice.
     
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    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    fortunately for me I don't like milkshakes . love your sense of humour wonko
     
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    Simbindi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  6. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unfortunately the reality of geography and random distribution of disability make it a low threat. This threat only works in electoral systems that adopt something like mixed-member proportional, where enough geographically distributed people can promote candidates that represent special interests. Otherwise we are simply too diluted to make an impact.

    It would certainly be great if disability issues could be politically relevant. They never are even though everyone is potentially impacted by it, even when they don't know.
     
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