The War On Welfare Petition is now closed, we achieved 100% success. Thank you to all who signed, shared, tweeted, marched, leafleted, pestered, spoke out and worked for this astonishing victory.
We are now working on Phase Two, the parliamentary phase where we have already secured the support of 57 MP’s & a commitment to debate from the Back Bench Business Committee.
How you can help:
Go to tiny.cc/writeyourmpforwow & contact your MP or go and see them in person if you can!
100,000 signatures to stop the War On Welfare! WE DID IT!!!
‘The case for an assessment of the cuts cumulative impact is compelling’
Tim Hancock, Campaigns Director, Amnesty International UK
We call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions
We call for:
A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.
An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.
Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits*
An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service.
Our broader strategy:-
Phase One: Gain 100,000 signatures to give our demands democratic legitimacy in seeking parliamentary redress. Achieved.
Phase Two: With a caucus of supportive MP’s gain as much as possible in the democratic & parliamentary process to stop the human rights abuses against us and restore our health and social security systems. Including debate, free votes, Cumulative Impact Assessment and independent inquiry.
Phase Three: Where parliament and inquiries fail us we will pursue justice through the courts both national and international for the human rights abuse perpetrated by the UK government and its associated corporate allies.