Shoukld disabled people be euthanased?

Disabled children should be euthanased, according to Cllr Colin Brewer. According to Baroness Warnock, disabled adults should be euthanased. In both cases this is based on the cost to society. Cllr Brewer suggested in an interview with the Disabled News Service that some disabled babies should be euthanased to save the costs of their high … Continue reading Shoukld disabled people be euthanased?

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Benefits and the Budget

George Osborne has decided that benefits will be up-rated at 1% for the next three years.  Previously, they would have been uprated in line with the CPI.  This is itself a Coalition-introduced decrease from uprating in line with the RPI. Uprating in line with the CPI has no merit or justification, other than that it … Continue reading Benefits and the Budget

David Cameron: How we can make life better for disabled people

This is a speech made by David Cameron in 2009. “If you or someone you love suffers from a disability, life is going to be hard a lot of the time. But I do believe there are moments of despair, helplessness and frustration that could be directly alleviated by the work of government… The first … Continue reading David Cameron: How we can make life better for disabled people

Does the public really support welfare reform?

Welfare Reform has Public on its Side So says one of today’s Telegraph headlines.[1]  Against a back-drop of criticisms from the Government’s advisors, many charities, lobbyists and pressure groups, and the new Cabinet Secretary, come the results from the latest British Social Attitudes survey.[2] As reported by the Telegraph, 72% of the public believe the … Continue reading Does the public really support welfare reform?