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Great article in Independent by Francesca Martinez (link)

This woman is my hero… after seeing her on Newsnight and now this great article regarding Atos & attitudes to disabled people:

http://atosvictimsgroup.co.uk/2012/09/02/francesca-martinez-empty-words-dont-fund-a-full-life-for-disabled-people/

Pat x

A powerful article and she constantly hits the target. Thanks for posting.

She is definitely someone to be admired and she is a fine spokesperson for the disabled. I’m a fan!

Brilliant! Thanks for posting Pat.

I too love the way Francesca has spoken on our behalf, got precisely the message across that we are not scroungers, but in need of extra monies to help deal with our disabilities and try live as near normal life as possible.

I hope those with power listen to her, but Ive a feeling we shall have to keep shouting, fighting and dying until the mute MP’s get a voice and do something.

bren

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I think a podium protest similar to Tommie Smith’s in 1968 would send a strong message to this vile and uncaring Government. It might just cause the arrogant posh boys to re consider.

Hi Whammel, I thought the same thing. Would be great if there was a posium protest. In front of millions around the world.

I remember the 1968 protest as I’m sure you do. It was great!

Pat x

Podium… not ‘posium’… oh when are we going to get a spell checker!

Pat x

Great article Pat - thanks for posting it. Teresa xx

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Hi Whammel, I thought the same thing. Would be great if there was a posium protest. In front of millions around the world.

I remember the 1968 protest as I’m sure you do. It was great!

Pat x

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It appears a Tommie Smith moment might be getting closer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/sep/03/paralympics-disability-political-games-atos

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/03/paralympians-fears-disability-living-allowance

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/03/disabled-benefits-claimants-fines-work

Great article, thanks for drawing our attention to this

Mary