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Nicky Clark
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Tweet for Disabled People
Clive Lewis MP was the first to respond On Thursday I got an email from a carer who had reapplied for her profoundly disabled son's Blue Badge discovered that under the new rules he no longer qualified. He had had the badge since 2004. This woman was unders...
Tweet for Disabled People
Tweet for Disabled People
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It's the economy stupid.
My understanding of disability benefits,
their role and purpose is that they exist to pay for the extra costs incurred
by being disabled. In that way I differ from my local Council
who it seems believe that they exist to fund the costs of care. I might be
w...

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"Life unworthy of living"
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and the
theme is ‘The Power of Words’ so I wanted to write about some powerful words,
which don’t mean a great deal to many people in respect of the Jewish Holocaust,
as it’s an aspect, which remains a hidden story. The words...
"Life unworthy of living"
"Life unworthy of living"
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Labour of Love.
With two days to go before the hustings to choose our CLP's parliamentary candidate, I wanted to write some words about what standing for selection for parliament means to me. As a campaigner and as a parent carer I decided to put my name forward because it...
Labour of Love.
Labour of Love.
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Banter boys Gove and Kinnock
In a programme to celebrate BBC R4's 60th birthday Michael Gove, Environment Secretary and Neil Kinnock former leader of the Labour Party, swapped jokes. When asked what they thought about the Today programme Gove replied "Sometimes I think coming into the ...
Banter boys Gove and Kinnock
Banter boys Gove and Kinnock
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Rape jokes.
A version of this article first appeared in Indy Voices in 2012 entitled "Being offended by rape jokes, doesn't mean lacking a sense of humour". I'm not offended I'm asking for pause and contemplation.The subject is once again under the microscope with the ...

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Reclamation. Bitch patriarchy and Aspergers & "men"
We need to talk about language….I mean if
that’s ok? I don’t mean to be pushy or bossy but….Ok, you’re a bit silent now
and look disappointed …I mean you didn’t put this on the agenda and I realise
we’re all busy and this was unexpected but…Look, I’ll just ...

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Universal credit crisis
The debate on Universal Credit today Today David Guake, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced that the charges for the Universal Credit Hotline would be scrapped. It was in advance of the Labour Party Opposition day motion requested by Debbie A...
Universal credit crisis
Universal credit crisis
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Politicians Pledge for disabled people
With only a week to go before the 2017 general Election, I'm reposting my politicians pledge for disabled people from 2015. I've amended and added to it in the light of the devastating cuts to disability benefits and services. I'm going to ask candidates in...

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Richard Herring is a twat
This morning I’m mostly thinking about
jokes. Last night we managed to get to see Richard
Herring at Theatre Severn. I say managed because during the day we’d had a
pretty bad episode with our 20-year-old learning disabled daughter Emily that I wasn’t sure ...
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