13 Days Remaining

Saturday 3rd
posted by Morning Star in Britain

by Felicity Collier

DISABLED people are set to protest in Theresa May’s Maidenhead and Windsor constituency this afternoon.

Campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is running a Trash The Tories campaign to highlight the disproportionate effect of their policies on the disabled.

More than 400,000 older and disabled people have lost financial support as local authority budgets were slashed by £4.6 billion between 2010 and 2015, the group said.

Changes to the personal independence payment have hit 20 per cent of disabled people, while employment and support allowance has been cut by a third.

Some 30,000 deaths have been linked to the cuts, according to DPAC.

Anita Bellows from the group told the Star: “Unsurprisingly, the policies of Theresa May and her gang of Tory thugs offer nothing to disabled people other than the promise of further misery and degradation.

“This time around though, they even plan to snatch the homes of disabled and older people to pay for their care, while Labour promise to roll out a national social care policy.

“DPAC will be visiting May’s constituency to show her what we think of the stinking and vile Tory policies.”

Disabled people or families with a disabled member make up half of all people in poverty, recent figures from Disability Rights UK show.

Britain’s 13 million disabled voters are being urged to make a “real difference” in this election by voting out the Tories next Thursday DPAC supporters will protest from 2pm today after meeting on the forecourt of Maidenhead railway station.

DPAC is encouraging people to use the Twitter hashtag #TrashTheTories.