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The War on Disabled People
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 202006
  • Antal sidor: 264
  • ISBN10:1786998904
  • ISBN13:9781786998903

The War on Disabled People


In 2016, a United Nationsreport found the UK government culpable for 'grave and systematic violations'of disabled people's rights. Since then, driven by the Tory government's obsessivedrive to slash public spending whilst scapegoating the most disadvantaged insociety, the situation for disabled people in Britain has continued todeteriorate. Punitive welfare regimes, the removal of essential support andservices, and an ideological regime that seeks to deny disability has resultedin a situation described by the UN as a 'human catastrophe'.

In this searing account, Ellen Clifford - an activistwho has been at the heart of resistance against the war on disabled people -reveals precisely how and why this state of affairs has come about. From spinelesspolitical opposition to self-interested disability charities, rightwing ideologicalmyopia to the media demonization of benefits claimants, a shocking pictureemerges of how the government of the fifth-richest country in the world hasbeen able to marginalize disabled people with near-impunity. Even so, and despiteausterity biting ever deeper, the fightback has begun, with a vibrant movement of disabled activists and their supportersdetermined to hold the government to account - the slogan 'Nothing About Us Without Us' has never been so apt. As this book so powerfully demonstrates, ifBritain is to stand any chance of being a just and equitable society, their battleis one we should all be fighting.

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